22nd to 24th June 2018, Tirana, Albania
Panel/Workshop Submission Deadline: 20 February 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 March 2018
Acceptance Notification: 20 April 2018
Camera-ready Version Due: 20 May 2018
Venue: Hotel Tirana International, Tirana, Albania
Theme: Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development
Information technologies in general are great drivers of change that can create opportunities for new and improved models of sustainable international development. Digital innovation, when adapted to specific needs, could have the ability to solve social challenges, but concerns about amplifying inequality, access to benefits and diverting resources away from more pressing development priorities remain.
We are particularly interested in submissions related to innovation agility, indigenous innovation in developing countries and digital innovation for sustainable development. However, we are soliciting submissions across the full range of topics of interest to IFIP Working Group 9.4 in the broad areas of technology and sustainable international development.
The aim of the Regional Conference is to provide an engaging space for researchers but also practitioners active in our areas of interest working in, or visiting, Europe to meet and network.
Call for Submissions
We are seeking abstract submissions for research presentations at the conference. Abstracts will be collated into an eBook of abstracts which will be published online with an ISBN.
We also seek proposals for panel sessions on topical issues bridging across multidisciplinary theory and practice, and professional development training workshop sessions on research impact, methods, fieldwork or publishing aimed at Graduate Students and Early Career researchers.
Abstracts, panel and workshop proposals, two pages long, in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions should follow the formatting guidelines for the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT). Submissions should include: Title, Author names, Address, Email/URL, Keywords, the main body of the extended abstract and references, if required. It is not necessary to include an abstract section in the extended abstract.
Details and templates are available here.
Call for Participation
We plan to offer a number of bursaries to attract Graduate Students from universities in developing countries in Europe or outside, researching on topics of interest for the conference who may have difficulty obtaining support from their host institution to attend the conference. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please indicate this clearly in your cover letter when you submit your abstract. Bursaries will be allocated on a merit basis, so it will be helpful if you can include documentary evidence demonstrating your need for financial support.
Conference Chair: Endrit Kromidha, Royal Holloway, University of London
Programme Chair: Julian Bass, University of Salford
|Jyoti Choudrie||University of Hertfordshire, UK|
|Betim Cico||South East European University, Macedonia|
|Jose-Rodrigo Cordoba-Pachon||Royal Holloway, University of London, UK|
|Robert Davison||City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Gentian Elezi||Agenda Institute, Albania|
|Neki Frasheri||Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania|
|Endrit Kromidha||Royal Holloway, University of London, UK|
|G Hari Harindranath||Royal Holloway, University of London, UK|
|Richard Heeks||University of Manchester, UK|
|Ravishankar Mayasandra-Nagaraja||Loughborough University, UK|
|Irena Malolli||National Agency of Information Society, Albania|
|Silvia Masiero||Loughborough University, UK|
|Petter Neilsen||University of Oslo, Norway|
|Devinder Thapa||University of Agder, Norway|