CfP Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, Kathmandu, Nepal, May 2011

The 11th IFIP Working Group 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal during 22-25 May 2011.

The Conference theme is “Partners for Development: ICT Actors and Actions” and the Call for Papers is available at: http://www.ifipwg94.org.uk/ifip-wg94-conference.

Submission deadline: 15th November 2010

While information and communications technologies (ICT) are now generally accepted to have a key developmental role, the actual process through which development is influenced remains a much debated issue. With the conference theme, Partners for Development: ICT Actors and Actions, we hope to draw special attention to the role played by multiple actors - public and private, activists and entrepreneurs as well as other kinds of intermediaries - within the ICT for development processes and their associated impacts.
The conference hopes to provide a space for articulating a variety of approaches and views from these different types of actors in relation to ICT and sustainable development.

In addition to papers from the field of information systems, the conference chairs also invite contributions that address the conference theme from a variety of other perspectives such as development studies, political science, political economy, social anthropology, and sociology. Multidisciplinary papers and cases grounded in theory and panel proposals are very welcome.

´╗┐For further information please contact Dr. G. Harindraneth, Conference Co-Chair, G.Harindranath@rhul.ac.uk