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5th IDIA Conference

IDIA2011 Conference
Lima Peru
26 - 28 October 2011

ICT for development: people, policy and practice

We invite you to submit an abstract for a proposed paper in the area of "ICT for development: people, policy and practice", the theme of the 5th International Development Informatics Association Conference: IDIA 2011 to be held on 26-28 October, 2011, in Lima, Perú.

Online conference system: http://www.conftool.net/idia2011/

Keynote speaker

Digital poverty: ICTs and sustainable livelihoods

Roxana Barrantes
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Senior Researcher and Director at Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).

1. Call for Papers

The 5th International IDIA Conference will be held in Lima, Perú.
IDIA2011 is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and reflective practitioners. The Conference will be managed and hosted by the RCP-Red Científica Peruana, an NGO that has been involved in the development of the Internet in Peru since the early 1990s, with an academic board including professors from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, the foremost private higher education institution in Perú.

The Conference Committee calls for papers on the following themes.

Papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

Conference proceedings will be distributed at the conference.
ISBN 978-0-620-51717-1

The Development Informatics space is a dynamic, complex, morally challenging and altruistic area in which to intervene or undertake research.

The 3rd IDIA2009 Conference, held at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, gave an account of these realities with the theme Digitally Empowering Communities: Learning from Development Informatics Practice. One of the key themes emerging from the conference was to improve the rigor with which we understand and explore the successes and failures of the various initiatives in innovation, research and practice.

The 4th IDIA2010 Conference, held in Cape Town, focused on Exploring Success and Failure in Development Informatics: Innovation, Research and Practice.

The 5th IDIA2011 Conference hopes to progress in exploring improving the field of Development Informatics, and calls for papers in any of the following themes:

2. Themes

2.1 People

2.2 Policy

2.3 Practice

Development Informatics covers a broad range of fields relevant to developing countries and marginalised communities such as Health Informatics, e-Governance, and e-Learning.

Papers may be relevant to one or more of these topics and the above themes.

3. Spanish sessions

We especially invite Latin American academics, practitioners, policymakers and activists. Though the conference itself is in English, there will be opportunities for Spanish sessions.

4. Panels

You are invited to submit proposals for panel discussions or focus groups following any of the above themes.

5. Research Exchange

A Research Exchange session is proposed for October 25th. The purpose of this session is to share current, incomplete research (such as Ph.D, M.S. or academic non-degree-oriented research) is invited to express interest. This will be part of the Conference, and covered by the Conference Fee.

6. Submission of Abstracts and Proposals

Abstracts of no longer than 500 words may be submitted through the electronic submission system: http://www.conftool.net/idia2011/

Full papers may only be submitted via the electronic submission system. For relevant themes see the Call for Papers above.


Important deadlines - due to the number of extensions requested, we have extended the Submission of Abstract date:

15 April 2011
30 April 2011
  Submission of Abstracts
1 May 2011
7 May 2011
  Notification of acceptance of Abstracts
1 July 2011   Full papers due for blind peer review
1 September 2011   Peer review results
1 October 2011   Final version of papers due

6.1. Conference proceedings

Steyn J, Villaneuva E. 2011. ICT for development: people, policy and practice. IDIA2011 Conference Proceedings. School of IT, Monash University
ISBN 978-0-620-51717-1.

6.2 Format

For reviewing purposes:

Papers should be submitted in one of these formats:

Formatting requirements

For publishing purposes:

7. Registration

To register, please use the online conference system at http://www.conftool.net/idia2011/

Registration fees

Conference fee   400
Early bird   350
Student Specials
Conference fee   300
Early bird   250

Students have to present a letter from the proper academic official stating that are currently registered at a high-education institution.

Early bird ends: 1 September 2011.

8. Accommodation

See the list of affordable hotels within easy reach of the conference venue.

9. Transport

Accommodation services will be in walking distance of the conference venue, so no transport will be required. The area where the conference will be held is generally safe though standard precautions are recommended.
For arrivals in Lima, hotels may offer shuttle services.
More details on transport will be made available on the Conference Website.

About IDIA

IDIA, the International Development Informatics Association, is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between organisations focusing on research into the use of ICTs by developing economies and societies (ICT4D). IDIA was founded in 2006 and has held national workshops on Development Informatics, as well as four international conferences. IDIA2010 was held in Cape Town in October 2010, attracting papers from 33 countries.

IDIA2011 is the 5th International IDIA Conference.