[kictanet] Fwd: M4D in East Africa M4D2010 - 3rd call for paper

Brian Munyao Longwe blongwe at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 14:12:36 EAT 2010


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From: Johan Hellström <hellstrom.johan at gmail.com>
Date: 2010/6/15
Subject: M4D in East Africa M4D2010 - 3rd call for paper
To: Johan Hellström <johan at upgraid.org>

Dear all,
M4D2010 is an academic conference organised by Karlstad University (Sweden)
and Makerere University (Uganda). Deadline for paper submissions is 1st of
July. Please note that there will be some exciting side events too if you
can't make it to the conference. More information about this will be posted
on http://m4d.humanit.org/.
Best regards, Johan Hellström

 Apologies for cross-posting


*The 2nd International Conference on M4D*


*Mobile Communication Technology for Development*

*Kampala, Uganda 10 – 11 Nov 2010*


 3rd Call for Papers

  *Welcome to M4D2010!*

 HumanIT (Karlstad University, Sweden) in cooperation with Makerere
University (Kampala, Uganda) invite you to the 2nd International Conference
on M4D - Mobile Communication Technology for Development, following the
inaugural conference in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008 (http://m4d.humanit.org/)
and M4D workshop in East Africa 2008 (http://m4d.kcl.co.ug/).

 M4D2010 aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all
those with interests in the use of Mobile Communication Technology for
Development. Confirmed keynote speakers so far are *Richard
Duncombe*(University of Manchester),
*Ken Banks* (founder of kiwanja.net and creator of FrontlineSMS) and *Thomas
Tufte* (Roskilde University, Ørecomm, MEDIeA).

 M4D2010 will combine two days of plenary sessions, peer-reviewed paper
sessions, workshops, panel sessions, discussion forums, and demos. The
conference will take place at *Protea Hotel* in Kampala (

 In conjunction with M4D2010, *MobileMonday Kampala* (MoMoKla,
www.momokla.ug) will organise a special evening Monday, November 8th.
MoMoKla is the Ugandan chapter of MobileMonday, which is a global network of
mobile industry professionals and start-ups with chapters in over 100 cities
around the world. M4D2010 participants will get a chance to network with and
learn from professionals in Uganda's telecommunication, academia, media and
ICT sectors.

 M4D2010 will include a workshop organised by *SPIDER* (*
www.spidercenter.org/*): “A mobile in every hand- exploring mobile
technology’s potential in increasing transparency”. SPIDER’s workshop will
through a panel of experts explore the potentials of mobile technology in
increasing transparency, as well as curbing corruption. The workshop will
present innovative cases and invite the audience to participate in outlining
concrete ways to use mobile technology in increasing transparency in general
and the development sector in particular.

 Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. We are
currently negotiating with The *Journal of Information Technology for
Development (ITD)* to publish best papers from the conference.

 *How to Participate?*

 We strive to have an event where all types of actors are included. As a
participant you may therefore submit either to the *practitioner* or
the *research
track*. The research track has a traditional academic conference design
while in the practitioner’s track industry, NGOs, and public bodies can
disseminate their knowledge.

 You can choose whether to submit a *full paper* (maximum of 10 pages) or a
*short paper* (4 pages). Submitting your papers and abstracts, use the
template found here: http://m4d.humanit.org/m4d_template.doc

 There is also the possibility to submit a *poster* or a *demo* (with a 1
page abstract for conference proceedings) in order for smaller companies and
other organisations to put on display their activities and graduate students
to make presentations of work in progress. Poster size is max. 80 cm width
and max. 120cm height. Roll-ups are also allowed.

 Use the following e-mail address to submit: submit-m4d at kau.se

State in the subject line your name and either of the following: full
research, short research, full practitioner, short practitioner, poster or

 Inclusion of accepted papers/posters in conference proceedings is
conditioned on payment of registration fee. Conference proceeding will be
published in the Karlstad University Studies series, as well as on the
websites of the university and the Centre for HumanIT.

 *How to Register?*

 To register for this exciting event go to

 Conference fee is 300 US dollars with a reduced fee of 200 US dollars for
Master and PhD students.

 Conference fee includes access to conference venue, workshops and
demonstrations, keynotes, lunches, refreshments and receptions throughout
the conference, conference dinner and social events.

 *Important Dates:*

 Submission deadline: 1 July 2010

Acceptance note: 31 August 2010

Final papers due: 30 September 2010

 *Interested in Reviewing?*

 Interested in reviewing? Please contact Jakob.Svensson at kau.se and tell how
many papers/short papers you are interested in reading, your areas of
interest and your level of expertise.

 *Interested in Sponsoring?*

 Organisations providing funding for travel and accommodation costs for
researchers and participants from developing countries to participate will
be mentioned as sponsors of the conference – please write to
Jakob.Svensson at kau.se to discuss the conditions giving details of the
researchers (research students) and participants concerned by your kind
offer. We are also happy to receive funding for social events, lunches,
refreshments, conference proceedings, etc. Due mention will be made at the
occasion and due credits will be made on the website, in the conference
program, and in the conference proceedings. Please contact
Jakob.Svensson at kau.se for more information.

  *Conference Committee:*

 General Chair: Gudrun Wicander (HumanIT/KAU)

Local Steering Committee:

Johan Hellström (SU)

Jude Lubega (Makerere)

Idris Rai (Makerere)

Ali Ndiwalana (Makerere)

Michael Niyitegeka (Makerere)

Reviewer Chair: Jakob Svensson (HumanIT/KAU)

Co-Chair: John Sören Pettersson (HumanIT/KAU)

 *Centre for HumanIT*


Johan Hellström
+46 736 892120
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