6th IDIA Conference Program

IDIA2012 Conference
Istanbul, Turkey
6-7 September 2012

Alleviating Digital Poverty with ICT innovation in emerging economies. Will ICT Rights make a difference?

Thursday 6 September 2012

 
  8:00   8:30 Registration and Tea
  8.30 - 8:40 Welcome, by Conference Chair
           
        Chair Sudhanshu Rai
Copenhagen Business School
  8:40 - 9:20 Keynote Address
    A critical assessment of M4D and Development 2.0
        Chrisanthi Avgerou London School of Economics
           
        Session 1  
        Session Chair Sudhanshu Rai
  9:20   9:50  
1.1   The potential role of open source software in overcoming digital poverty
        Josephat Kinyondo
Judy van Biljon
Aurona Gerber
University of South Africa
University of South Africa
CSIR, South Africa
  9:50   10:20    
1.2   Assessing ICT4D Project Design: A Programme Theory Assessment of the Siyakhula Living Lab
        Caroline Pade-Khene Rhodes University, South Africa
  10:20   10:50    
1.3   Mobile payment services in South Africa: Providing secure financial services to the poor
        Boitumelo Nkaelang
Sunday Ojo
Victor Mbarika
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Southern University
           
  10:50 - 11.00 Refreshments
           
        Session 2  
        Session Chair Graeme Johanson
Monash University
  11.00 - 11.30  
2.1   Effects of imprecise weighting on the water poverty index
        Charles van der Vyver North-West University
South Africa
  11.30   12:00  
2.2   Sharing Lessons for the Review of ICT4D Concepts in Developing Countries of Africa
        Tibuhinda Ngonzi University of Cape Town
  12:00   12:30    
2.3   Revisiting an Age-Old African Participatory Approach: The Rebirth of Imbizo
        Mkhululi Tyukala
Dalenca Pottas
Mikko Korpela
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,South Africa
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
           
  12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
           
        Session 3  
        Session Chair: Erwin Alampay
University of the Philippines
  13:15 - 13:45    
3.1   WhatsApp in Social Networking, MXit with BB Messaging: Can social networking sites be used to enhance learning?
        Imelda Smit
Linda du plessis
North-West University
South Africa
  13:45   14:15    
3.2   The digital difference between traditional information provision and students expectations in developing countries
        Baldreck Chipangura
Judy van Biljon
Adele Botha
University of South Africa
  14:15   14:45    
3.3   Wireless Hospital Applications
        Ali Alkinani Tatratec Medical Corp.
Riyad
Saudi Arabia
  14:45   15:15    
3.4   Can mobile technology reduce the Digital Divide? A study in a South African tertiary education context
        Patricia-Ann Harpur
Ruth de Villiers
University of South Africa
           
  15:15 - 15:30 Refreshments
           
        Session 4  
        Session Chair:  
  15:30   16:00  
4.1   ICT Enabled Collaborative Business Environments: A useful tool for extending digital opportunities to rural based SMEs in Namibia
        Colin Nyandoro Polytechnic of Namibia
  16:00   16:30    
4.2   An Overview on ICT Development in Turkey, Pakistan, Middle East and Africa
        Iqbal, Muhammad
Muhammad, Bello
Akadal, Emre
Alsadi, Mohammed
Alshaikh, Mohanad
Sabimbona, Serges
Gülseçen, Sevinç
Istanbul University
Turkey
           
        Open Session  
  16:30   17:30    
    Notes from the field: the state of affairs of ICT4D
        Participation from the floor  
        Chairs:
Jacques Steyn
Graeme Johanson
Monash University
           
 

Friday 7 September 2012

 
  8:30   9:00 Refreshments
  9.00 - 9.10 Housekeeping
        Chair Melih Kirlidog
  9.10 - 10.00 Keynote Address
    Turkish Internet : A look back for governance and developmental Informatics
        Mustafa Akgül Bilkent University/Internet Techologies Association Ankara, Turkey
           
        Session 5  
        Session Chair Judy van Biljon
University of South Africa
  10.00   10:30  
5.1   Evaluating the impact of mobile phones on the well-being of blind micro-entrepreneurs in Indonesia
        Misita Anwar
Graeme Johanson
Monash University
           
5.2 10:30   11:00    
    A critical analysis of telecentre operational models in three countries
        Abraham Van der Vyver
Jayantha Rajapakse
Kamolrat Intaratat
Monash University South Africa
Monash University Malaysia
Sukhothaithamathirat Open University, Thailand
           
  11.00 - 11.15 Refreshments
           
        Session 6  
        Session Chair  
  11.15 - 11:45  
6.1   Deep Packet Inspection and its Social Implications
        Melih Kirlidog
Ozgur Uckan
Isik Baris Fidaner
Marmara University, Turkey
Bilgi University, Turkey
Bogazici University, Turkey
  11:45   12:15  
6.2   ICTs and Connectedness in Families of Filipino Migrant Workers
        Erwin Alampay
Liane Alampay
Khane Raza
University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University
University of the Philippines
  12:15   12:45    
6.3   ICT for Citizens’ Awareness of Environmental Decisions
        Evaristo Baquete
Veijo Meisalo
Erkki Sutinen
Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique
University of Helsinki
University of Eastern Finland
           
  12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
           
        Session 7  
  13:30 - 14:30 Session Chair:  
7.1   Workshop
    ICT Rights and Counter Trends in Turkey: Digital Surveillance Getting Diversified
           
  14:30 - 15:00    
7.2   ICT Perceptions of Female Non-ICT First Year Students in South Africa
        Malie Zeeman
Charles van der Vyver
North-West University
South Africa
  15:00   15:30    
7.3   The Roles of Intermediation and Knowledge Creation in Community Development in Rural Bangladesh: ICT as a Tool rather than a Goal in Access to Information
        Farzana Akther
Marianne Georgsen
Aalborg University Denmark
           
  15:30 - 15:45 Refreshments
           
        Session 8  
        Session Chair:  
  15:45   16:15  
8.1   An Actor- Network Theory based approach for Designing Rural Community based Information Systems in South Africa
        Ntombovuyo Wayi
MH Huisman
University of Fort Hare, South Africa
  16:15   16:45    
8.2   Technology Adoption amongst educated non tech-savvy users in India: Motivations, Hurdles & Behavioural Patterns
        Singh, Deepak
Mehta, Dhaumya
Tanwar, Sachin
Joshi, Anirudha
Anuj, Dev
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
           
        Conference Dinner