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[ecrea] 2nd call: ICT4D Conference London 2009 - IPID 4th Annual Conference 2009

Wed Jun 24 18:51:52 GMT 2009

ICT4D Conference London 2009
IPID 4th Annual Conference 2009
11th-12th September 2009

Call for Papers and Themes

The 2009 Annual Conference of the International Network for Postgraduate
Students in the Area of ICT4D will be held at Royal Holloway, University of
London on 11th and 12th September 2009, hosted by the ICT4D Collective and
UNESCO Chair in ICT4D (

Conference format
In line with previous IPID events, the conference is intended to be
informal.  Its main purpose is twofold:
?       To let postgraduate students present short papers about their
research in a supportive environment where they can gain positive feedback
from other participants; and
?       To provide an opportunity to discuss key themes of interest to ICT4D
postgraduates. The conference organisers would be pleased to hear from
potential participants about the themes they would like to have discussed.

Senior Panel
A number of experienced senior researchers will participate in the
conference and will provide comments on the presentations. The seniors are
as follows:
?       Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, Professor of Geography
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
?       Erkki Sutinen, Professor of Computer Science and Educational
technology, Head of department, Joensuu University, Finland
?       Jarkko Suhonen, Joensuu University, Finland
?       John-Sören Pettersson, Professor of Information Systems, Dean at
Faculty for Economics, Communication and IT, Karlstad University, Sweden
?       Robert Burnett, Professor of Media and Communication, Vice Dean at
Faculty for Economics, Communication and IT, Karlstad University, Sweden
?       Christian Christensen, Ass. Professor of Media and Communication,
Director for HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden
?       Åke Grönlund, Professor of Information Systems, Örebro University,

Registration and conference fee
To register for the conference and submit offers of papers and topics for
themed discussions, please complete the registration form now available at
.  All enquiries should be directed to Uduak Okon ((u.akpan-okon /at/
A fee of £20 will be charged to cover lunches, refreshments and materials.

Travel and Accommodation
The conference will be held at the splendid Royal Holloway, University of
London campus, which is situated only 15 minutes from London?s Heathrow
Airport, and 40 minutes by train from central London. Limited bed and
breakfast accommodation in the Founder?s Building in single rooms with
shared facilities is available on campus (at £28.70 a head B&B).  Delegates
preferring to make their own arrangements can avail themselves of a range of
local bed and breakfast establishments and more expensive hotels in the

Paper presentations and themed discussions In order to maximise the number
of presentations, each will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes including
questions.  If more than 32 offers of papers are received, we will run
parallel sessions.

It is envisaged that there will be 8 themed discussions on aspects of ICT4D
research practice.  These will run in parallel, so that smaller group
interaction will be possible.  Suggested themes include:
?       Managing your supervisor
?       Being multidisciplinary
?       Combining theory and practice
?       Writing ICT4D
?       Working in partnership
We welcome other suggested topics for themed discussion.

Participants affiliated with a Swedish University can apply for funding to
(gudrun.wicander /at/ in support of their attendance. Application for
funding closes at 15th of July. All applications are dealt with on a ?first
come, first served-basis?.

Workshop team
Members of the ICT4D Collective with prime responsibility for delivering the
conference will be Tim Unwin and Uduak Okon.  Other colleagues involved in
managing the event will be David Hollow, Ugo Vallauri and Win Tun.  Gudrun
Wicander, Annika Andersson, Mathias Hatakka, Ismael Peña-López and Marcus
Duveskog from IPID will also be assisting with the conference preparations.

For further information please see:

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
T: ++ 32 (0)2-629.18.56
F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.36.84
Office: 5B.401a
European Communication Research and Education Association
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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