Conference details

IDIA2009 Conference Program

Proceedings of the 3rd International IDIA Development Informatics Conference, 28‑30 October 2009
Editors: Jacques Steyn, Paul Plantinga, Braam van der Vyver, Jan Meyer
Publisher: School of Information Technology, Monash South Africa, 144
Peter Road, Ruimsig, South Africa
ISBN 978-0-620-45037-9

Tuesday 27 October 2009

             
10:00 - 23:00   Registration    
17:00 - 19:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee
19:00 - 20:00   Cocktails    
20:00 - ...   Dinner   Not included in Conference Fee
             

Day 1: Wednesday 28 October 2009

                   
1 5:00 - 7:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee    
1 7:00 - 9:00   Breakfast   Not included in Conference Fee    
1 8:00 - 11:00   Registration        
                   
1 9:00 - 9:15   Welcome        
1         Jacques Steyn       Conference Chair
Head of School of IT, Monash South Africa
1                  
1         Prof Tyrone Pretorius       President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Monash South Africa
1                  
1         Keynote        
1 9:15 - 10:00   Kagiso Chikane   The Role of Community in Technology R&D   Centre Manager, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
1 10:00 - 10:15   Refreshments        
                   
          Community, Culture and ICTs
1         Session Chair   Richard Duncombe    
                   
1 10:15 - 10:45   Udo Averweg
M. A. Leaning
  A Critical Account of ‘Community’ in Community Informatics   eThekwini Municipality and University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of Winchester Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom
                   
1 10:45 - 11:15   Kirstin Krauss   Ethical Research Practice for Community Entry: Using ICT4D in a Deep Rural Context   Department of Informatics, University of Pretoria
                   
1 11:15 - 11:45   Dianna McClellan
Kerry Tanner
  Knowledge Discovery Empowering Australian Indigenous Communities   Caulfield School of IT, Monash University
                   
1 11:45 - 12:15   Mary O'Flynn
Carolyne Stanforth
  Opportunities for Professional Development and Performance Improvement as Part of ICT Reflections on a Community of Practice Case Study in Hungary   Faculty of Business & Informatics, CQ University, Australia
Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester, UK
                   
1 12:15   12:45   Kosheek Sewchurran   Toward principles to appreciate, explore and interrogate the future of the Internet in South Africa and the likely impact on Human Development   Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa
                   
1 12:45 - 13:45   Lunch        
          Empowering communities through ICTs
1         Session Chair   Larry Stillman    
                   
1 13:45 - 14:15   Jay Barnes   Communities of Support   Faculty of Informatics and Design - Information Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
                   
1 14:15 - 14:45   Benjamin O'Mara   Engaging and Empowering Developing Communities using ICT Enhanced Health and Wellbeing Communication   Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives, Victoria University, Australia
                   
1 14:45   15:15   Anrieta Draganova   Learners View of Blended Learning in an Information Technology Classroom   College of Information Technology, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
                   
1 15:15   15:30   Refreshments        
                   
          Session Chair   Jan Meyer    
                   
1 15:30 - 16:00   Wesley Nitsckie
Marlon Parker
  A Community Driven ICT Development Approach to Empower a Community in Tension (CiT)   Information Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
                   
  16:00 - 16:30   Paul Adams
Martin Wolske
  Bottom Up to Top Down to Bottom Up and Top Down A Practioner’s View   Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA
                   
1 16:30 - 17:00   Paul Plantinga   Balancing the Role of Local in South Africa's Information Society and Development Policy   School of IT, Monash South Africa, Monash University
                   
1 17:00   17:10   Graeme Johanson   Wrap-up of the day   Centre for Community Networking Research, Faculty of IT, Monash University
                   
1 17:30 - 19:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee    
1 19:30 - 21:30   Conference Dinner   Included in Conference Fee    
                   

Day 2: Thursday 29 October 2009

                   
2 5:00 - 7:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee    
2 7:00 - 8:50   Breakfast   Not included in Conference Fee    
2 8:00 - 11:00   Registration        
                   
          Keynote        
2 9:00   9:45   Prof Ron Weber   Research on ICT for Development: Some reflections on rhetoric, rigor, reality, and relevance   Dean, Faculty of IT, Monash University
                   
          Mobile Technology
2         Session Chair   Judy Van Biljon    
                   
2 9:45 - 10:15   Richard Duncombe   Assessing the Potential for Mobile Payments in Africa: Approaches and Evidence from Uganda   Centre for Development Informatics, IDPM, University of Manchester, UK
                   
2 10:15   10:45   Athulang Mutshewa   A survey of the commercial activities created by the mobile telephony for the informal business sector in Botswana   Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana, Botswana
                   
2 10:45 - 11:00   Refreshments        
                   
2         Session Chair   Udo Averweg    
                   
2 11:00   11:30   P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan
Mark Levy
  Fone band... Dukan band! (Mobile Phone Close… Shop Close!) Design Issues and Preliminary Findings from a Study of ICTs and Urban Micro-Enterprises in India   Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
                   
                   
2 11:30 - 12:00   Shikoh Gitau
Jonathan Donner
Gary Marsden
  “i-Internet? Intle” (beautiful): Exploring first-time internet use via mobile phones in a South African women’s collective   Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa
                   
2 12:00   12:30   Patrick Wamuyu   Wireless technologies and eBusiness infrastructure for Micro and Small Enterprises in rural areas of Kenya: Hype or Opportunity?    
                   
2 12:30   13:00       Open session    
                   
2 13:00   13:45   Lunch        
2         Parrallel Session
2         e-Government
2         Session 2.1        
2         Session Chair   Braam van der Vyver    
                   
2.1 13:45   14:15   Rean van der Merwe
Anthony Meehan
  e-Governance: Supporting pragmatic direct deliberative action through online communities of interest   Computing Research Centre, The Open University, UK
2                  
2.1 14:15   14:45   Promise Mvelase
N. Dlodlo
S.U. Mathaba
C. Krause
S. K. Kabanda
  A Theoretical Framework for Government Information Service Delivery to Deep Rural Communities in South Africa   Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa/ University of Zululand
2                  
2.1 14:45   15:15   N. Dlodlo
C. Krause
S.U. Mathaba
PM Mvelase
S. K. Kabanda
  Preparedness of South African Deep Rural SMMEs to Deliver e-Government Services to Local Communities   Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa/ University of Zululand
University of Cape Town
2                  
2         Parrallel Session
2         e-Learning 1
2.2         Session 2.2        
          Session Chair   Julie Fisher    
                   
2.2 13:45   14:15   Fabio N. Akhras   A Learning to Learn Approach to Digital Inclusion in Social Contexts   Renato Archer Center of Information Technology, São Paulo, Brazil
                   
2.2 14:15   14:45   Sheelagh Walton   Measuring educational enhancement through informal computer literacy classes undertaken by 'at risk' children   Monash University
                   
2.2 14:45   15:15   Larry Stillman   The Digital Doorway--A university challenge   Centre for Community Networking Research, Faculty of IT, Monash University, Australia
                   
2 15:15   16:15   All   Panel and Workshop: Research Directions in Development Informatics    
                   
2 16:15   16:30   Graeme Johanson   Wrap-up of the day   Centre for Community Networking Research, Faculty of IT, Monash University
2 16:30 - 16:45   Refreshments        
2 17:00 - 19:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee    
2 19:30 - 21:30   Celebration Dinner   Included in Conference Fee    
                   

Day 3: Friday 30 October 2009

                   
3 5:00 - 7:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee    
3 7:00 - 9:00   Breakfast   Not included in Conference Fee    
3 8:00 - 11:00   Registration        
                   
3         Parrallel Session 3.1
3         Living Labs
3         Session 3.1        
          Session Chair   Jan Meyer    
                   
3.1 9:00 - 9:30   Caroline Pade
David Sewry
  The Practice and Need for Rural ICT for Development Evaluation: An Experience of the Siyakhula Living Lab Baseline Study   Department of Information Systems, Rhodes University, South Africa
                   
3.1 9:30 - 10:00   Mmamakanye Pitse-Boshomane
Ashraf Patel
  Fostering innovation, access and social entrepreneurship for community development – challenges and opportunities for South Africa   Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa/ SAFIPA South Africa
                   
3.1 10:00 - 10:30   Marlien Herselman
Mario Marais
Mmamakanye Pitse-Boshomane
Kobus Roux
  Establish a Living Lab network for Southern Africa   Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
                   
3         Parrallel Session 3.2
3         SMMEs and ICTs
3         Session 3.2        
          Session Chair   Kosheek Sewchurran    
                   
3.2 9:00 - 9:30   Dave Funchall
Marlien Herselman
  A Workable Model for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises Hosted in Selected Incubators in South Africa   Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University/ Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, South Africa
                   
3.2 9:30 - 10:00   Katharine Vincent
Tracy Cull
  Seizing an opportunity – evidence for the use of cellphones in rural farming communities in Lesotho and lessons learned for the delivery of social protection.   Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme, South Africa
                   
3.2 10:00 - 10:30   Boitumelo Nkaelang
Marlien Herselman
SJ Jacobs
Ernest Ketcha Ngassam
  e-Finance: A Key to Improve SMMEs Access to South African Government Funding   Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa/ SAP Meraka Unit for Technology Development, Pretoria, South Africa
                   
  10:30 - 10:45   Refreshments        
                   
3         Parrallel Session 3.3
3         e-Learning 2
3         Session 3.3        
3         Session Chair   Judy Backhouse    
                   
3.3 10:45 - 11:15   Markus Pscheidt
E.J. Simons
Th.P. van der Weide
  Towards "Best Practices" in North-South Open Source Projects - Lessons Learned from the ARIS Project in Mozambique   University Information Systems, Universidade Católica de Moçambique, Mozambique/ Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University, Netherlands
                   
3.3 11:15 - 11:45   Judy Van Biljon
Karen Renaud
  Distance Education as enabler in crossing the digital divide: Will the Phoenix Fly?   School of Computing, University of South Africa
Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
                   
3.3 11:45 - 12:15   James Neves
Sarah Jackman
Paul Adams
Martin Wolske
  Diffusion vs. Effective Use: Initial findings on the impact of a new One Laptop per Child internship program for distribution of XO laptops in São Tomé e Príncípe, Africa   STeP UP, São Tomé
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA
                   
3         Parrallel Session 3.4
3         Diversity of digital divides 1
3         Session 3.4   Braam van der Vyver    
3         Session Chair        
                   
3.4 10:45 - 11:15   Darelle Van Greunen
Marlien Herselman
  Accessibility of a HEI Portal for Users with Disabilities   Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
                   
3.4 11:15 - 11:45   Kathleen Diga
Jason Musyoka
  Re-thinking Acute Emergencies Response through Communication Technology in African Rural Communities   International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
                   
3.4 11:45 - 12:15   Karin Astrid Siegmann
Nazima Shaheen
  The Gender Digital Divide in Rural Pakistan - To Measure and to Bridge It   Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan
                   
                   
  12:15 - 13:00   Lunch        
                   
3         Diversity of digital divides 2
3         Session Chair   Graeme Johanson    
                   
3 13:00   13:30   Jainaba Kah
Muhammadou Kah
Martha Speirs
  ICT and Socio-Economic Development: Interventions and Issues in Rural Communities in Adamawa State, Nigeria   American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
                   
3 13:30 - 14:00   Tendai Chari   Information and Communication Policy Formulation and the Information Divide in Zimbabwe    
                   
3 14:00 - 14:30   Lennon Mhishi   Beyond Access: Technology as a Vehicle for Sustainable Community Development    
                   
3 14:30 - 15:00   Jan Meyer   Managing Projects in a Developing Environment   Monash University
3 15:00   15:15   Graeme Johanson   Summary and closing   Centre for Community Networking Research, Faculty of IT, Monash University
3 15:15 - 15;30   Refreshments        
3 17:00 - 19:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
  Not included in Conference Fee    
3         Dinner   Not included in Conference Fee    

Saturday 31 October 2009

                 
5:00 - 7:00   Game Drive /
Bush Walk
Not included in Conference Fee      
7:00 - 9:00   Breakfast Not included in Conference Fee      
7:00       Johannesburg Shuttle departs