ICTD 2017, Pakistan | 16-19 November 2017 <http://ictd2017.itu.edu.pk/>

Call for Notes <http://ictd2017.itu.edu.pk/>

The Ninth International Conference on Information and Communication
Technologies and Development (ICTD 2017), to be hosted at the Information
Technology University in Lahore (Pakistan) from November 16 to 19, 2017,
cordially invites you to submit Notes. ICTD 2017 will provide an
international forum for scholarly researchers to explore the role of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, political, and
economic development.

Important Dates

July 14, 2017: Deadline for submission of Notes
September 1, 2017: Notification of acceptances for Notes
September 15, 2016:  Camera-ready deadline for Notes
All submissions are due at 11.59pm UTC.

Over the past several decades, information and communication technologies
(ICTs) have become more pervasive, accessible, and relevant in the lives of
people around the world. Virtually no sphere of human activity remains
apart from ICTs, from markets to health care, education to governance,
family life to artistic expression. Diverse groups across the world
interact with, are affected by, and can shape the design of these
technologies. The ICTD conference is a place to understand these
interactions, and to examine, critique, and refine the persistent,
pervasive hope that ICTs can be enlisted by individuals and communities in
the service of human development. There are multidisciplinary challenges
associated with the engineering, application, and adoption of ICTs in
developing regions and/or for development, with implications for design,
policy, and practice.

For the purposes of this conference, the term “ICT” comprises electronic
technologies for information processing and communication, as well as
systems, interventions, and platforms that are built on such technologies.
“Development” includes, but is not restricted to, poverty alleviation,
education, agriculture, healthcare, general communication, gender equality,
governance, infrastructure, environment, and sustainable livelihoods. The
conference program will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD
research, with anticipated contributions from fields including,but not
limited to, anthropology, computer science, communication, design,
economics, electrical engineering, geography, human-computer interaction,
information science, information systems, political science, public health,
and sociology.


With a 4-page limit, Notes are intended to introduce work-in-progress that
may be published later in a journal, as well as to document shorter project
write-ups. An ICTD Note is likely to have a more focused and succinct
research contribution to the ICTD field than Full Papers. For example,
Notes on novel ICTD systems may not cover the entire design of the system
but may instead go into depth in specific areas (e.g., how the system was
evaluated with real users or how the formative work to create the system
was conducted). Notes are also not expected to include a discussion of
related work that is as broad and complete as that of a submission to the
Full Papers venue. Accepted Notes will be presented as poster presentations
at the conference. This year we are also introducing short oral
presentations (in addition to posters) for top notes based on the
recommendations of reviewers.

Notes will be evaluated by at least two multidisciplinary reviewers in a
double-blind fashion and will be assessed according to their research
contribution, methodological soundness, quality of analysis, quality of
writing, and presentation. Manuscripts considering novel designs, new
technologies, project assessments, policy analyses, impact studies,
theoretical contributions, social issues around ICT and development, and so
forth will be considered. However Notes need not necessarily be as
comprehensive, novel, or generalizable as Full Papers.


Only original, unpublished, research papers in English will be considered.
Notes must use the ACM templates
<http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates> (LaTex and
Word) and must be no longer than 4 pages respectively. The main text,
figures, tables, footnotes, references, etc. must fit within these page
limits. Additional material may be included in an Appendix, but the text
within the page limits must read as a standalone work. Submissions longer
than the page limits, not in the template format, not related to the
conference themes, and/or not meeting a minimum bar of academic research
writing will be rejected without full review. Submitted Notes must not
include names or other information that would identify the authors. All
accepted Notes will be made available in the ACM Digital Library. Copyright
for Notes will be retained by the authors.

Here is the link to the notes submission site:

General Conference Chair

Umar Saif, Information Technology University

Program Committee Chairs

Richard Anderson, University of Washington

Carleen Maitland, Pennsylvania State University

Notes Chairs

Neha Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology

Agha Ali Raza, Information Technology University

Open Session Chairs

Melissa Densmore, University of Cape Town

Mustafa Naseem, University of Colorado Boulder

Agha Ali Raza
Assistant Professor - Computer Science Department
Information Technology University
6th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Home page: www.cs.cmu.edu/~araza
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