3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development

3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development

 

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About The Event

Welcome to M4D2012!

Institute of  Management Studies (Ghaziabad, India) in cooperation with HumanIT (Karlstad University, Sweden) invite you to the 3rd International Conference on M4D - Mobile Communication for Development, following the inaugural conference in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008 and second conference in Kampala, Uganda. (1,2)M4D2012 aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in mobile communication for development. M4D2012 will combine two days of workshops, discussions, demos, plenary, paper and panel sessions. The conference activities will take place at a reputed hotel in the National Capital Region of Delhi and the campus of Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad.  The conference website is:  http://www.m4d2012.com.

 
How to participate
We strive to create an inclusive event where all types of actors and formats are included. If you wish to present a paper, demo or poster you submit either to the practitioner or the research track.  The research track has a traditional academic conference design while in the practitioner’s track industry, NGOs, and public bodies can discuss experiences, ideas and disseminate knowledge. However, this conference is not only for paper presenters but also for all who have an interest in areas of mobility, communication, social change and their intersections. It is our explicit aim to make room for extensive discussions and interaction between all participants throughout the conference. We therefore also invite the ideas of different kinds workshops, panels, demos and discussion formats. All topics that relate to mobile communication and development 
are welcome.  

The suggested topics (but not limited to) include: 

•  Social implications of mobile communications 

•  Mobile health 

•  Mobile communication and political participation/ change 

•  Agriculture, rural development and mobile communication 

•  Economic development and mobile communication such as mobile banking and mobile money 

•  Mobile learning 

•  Mobile communication and community awareness / development 

•  Mobile communication and disaster management Mobile communication and corruption fighting 

•  Mobile communication and election / government monitoring 

•  Mobile communication and community awareness / development 

•  Mobile communication and disaster management 

•  Mobile communication and climate control 

•  Challenges to the proliferation of mobile technology 

•  Mobile communication and women empowerment 

•  Mobile communication and surveillance 

•  Innovative applications for mobile communication 


Submission and review process

 All paper presenters will have to apply directly with a more or less finished version upon deadline (July 31), no abstracts should be sent in advance. Papers will then be sent out for review to one or more reviewers. Upon receiving reviewers’ comments, paper authors will have approximately one and a half months to finalize and upload the cameraready version of the paper. Paper presenters can choose whether to submit a  full paper (maximum of 10 pages) or a  short paper  (4 pages) to the practitioners or the research track.  Poster and  demo presenters as well as workshop and  panel  organizers are requested to submit a one page abstract for conference proceedings upon deadline (see ‘important deadlines’). Poster size is 80 cm maximum width and 120cm maximum height. Roll-ups are also allowed. The printing facilities on the location are limited so bring your final printed version with you. Poster boards will be available with the pin/ paste arrangement.

To submit your papers and abstracts, you must use the M4Dtemplate available here:   http://m4d.humanit.org/m4d_template.doc

All submissions to the M4D 2012 should be done using the EasyChair Conference Management system.

Please click the following link for the Paper submission: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=m4d2012

Inclusion of accepted papers/posters in the printed conference proceedings is subject to the payment of the registration fee. Conference proceeding will be published in the Karlstad University Studies series, as well as on the websites of Karlstad University and Institute of Management Studies.  Special thematic issues will also be published for a number of reputed international journals from the conference papers. Details of this will be available in following CFPs. Smaller companies, other organizations and graduate students can present their M4D activities in the form of a poster or demo.  You can write to the conference email address  m4d2012@gmail.com for any technical difficulties during submission. 

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