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From: Jay Taneja <jtan...@umass.edu>
Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 9:50 PM
Subject: ACM DEV 2016 Call for Posters
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*ACM DEV 2016 *

*November 18-21, Nairobi, Kenya*

*Important Dates*

*Poster Submission Deadline: *September 7, 2016 - 11:59pm UTC

*Conference*: November 18-21 in Nairobi, Kenya



*Call for Posters*

DEV 2016 provides an international forum for research in the design,
implementation, and evaluation of information and communication
technologies (ICTs) for social and economic development. In particular, we
focus on contexts where conventional computing solutions are often
inappropriate due to various contextual factors - including, but not
limited to: cost, language, literacy, different social structures, and the
availability of power and bandwidth.

All DEV poster submissions should either provide or directly motivate a
novel technical solution that has direct implications for development.
Posters should describe original and previously unpublished research and
innovative experiments. We also encourage poster submissions that describe
work-in-progress, as a way to generate early feedback and discussion on
projects. The poster deadline for DEV 2016 is September 7th at 11:59PM.
Poster abstract submissions can be *up to 4 pages* and all submissions must
be in ACM format, submitted as a PDF via the submission site

The topic of ICT for development is inherently multidisciplinary, and
encompasses a broad array of fields within the computer science discipline.
We also welcome novel ICT contributions from development practitioners. As
a guide for poster submissions, we provide a list of focus topics below,
but we also welcome posters outside of the listed topics that address the
DEV focus on computing innovations supporting social and economic


Low-cost connectivity and computing devices
Network solutions for poorly connected regions, including white space
Power-efficient systems
Mobile systems and applications
Special-purpose systems, e.g. sensors, wireless, IVR
Systems challenges and opportunities in development, e.g. security,
sustainability, resilience
Cellular phone systems and applications
Novel tools and applications for development
Measurements of existing technology in developing regions (e.g. network


User interfaces for low-literacy populations
Multi-lingual computing
User interfaces for low-cost devices
Participatory methods and user-centered design
Accessibility to disabled populations in developing regions
Design and evaluation of applications in health, microfinance, education,
agriculture, entertainment, social media, and other DEV-related areas
Adapting content and applications to local languages and education levels
Understanding social relationships and information flows in disadvantaged

*Data Science*

Computational sustainability
Computational social science
Econometric models and developmental economics
Data science for social good
Machine learning techniques for large-scale data analysis in development
Speech interfaces and translation for low-resource languages
Computer vision challenges and opportunities in development
Understanding social networks and digital media in developing regions

The accepted posters will be published in the companion conference
proceedings. Papers should be submitted via the submission site
<http://posters.acmdev.org/>. Please direct any questions to
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