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First CFP: M4D2012 - 3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development

From: atanu <atanu@computer.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:03:42 +0530
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Call for Papers
M4D2012: 3rd International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development
February 28–29, 2012
New Delhi, India
www.m4d2012.com
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Institute of  Management Studies (Ghaziabad, India) in cooperation
with HumanIT (Karlstad University, Sweden) invite you to the 3rd
International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development
(M4D2012), following the inaugural conference in Karlstad, Sweden in
2008  (http://m4d.humanit.org/2008/) and 2nd conference in Kampala,
Uganda (http://m4d.humanit.org/).

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. More information in
subsequent call for papers and on the website: http://www.m4d2012.com.

***Call for papers, panels and workshops***
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 you who have ideas of different kinds workshops,
panels, demos and discussion formats to contact the conference
organization (m4d2012@gmail.com).

All topics that relate to mobile communication and development are
welcome. The suggested topics (but not limited to) include:

• Social implications of mobile communication
• 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 fighting corruption
• 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

***Important Dates***
Workshop/ panel proposals:      Jun 30, 2011
Paper/ poster/ demo:            Jul 31, 2011
Acceptance/ review note:        Sep 30, 2011
Travel grant application:               Oct 15, 2011
Final paper submission:         Nov 15, 2011
Early bird registration:                Nov 15, 2011
Regular registration:           Dec 31, 2011

***Submission***
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. 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 1 page abstract for
conference proceedings upon deadline (see above). Poster size is 80 cm
maximum width and 120cm maximum height. Submitting your papers and
abstracts, you must use the M4Dtemplate found 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

***Travel Grants***
HumanIT will sponsor travel costs and conference fees for a few
participants from the developing countries with accepted full papers.
Upon acceptance notification, send your paper, together with the
reviews of the paper and a motivation letter (1 page maximum) to
jakob.svensson@kau.se (deadline for application October 15th). The
decision on who will get their fees covered will be made by the board
of HumanIT.

***Interested in Reviewing?***
Interested in reviewing? Please contact Vikas Kumar
(m4d2012@gmail.com) and tell how many papers you are interested in
reviewing, your areas of interest and your level of expertise.

***Organization***
Conference Chairs:
General Chair: Vikas Kumar, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Co-Chair: Jakob Svensson, HumanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden

International Advisory Committee:
R K Bharadwaj, Director General, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
John Sören Pettersson, President, HuamanIT, Karlstad University, Sweden
H M Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
R G Gupta, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India
Harinder Kumar, DGM (IT & TM), Advance Level Telecom Training Centre,
Ghaziabad, India

International program committee:
Johan Hellström, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Kiran Prasad, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati, India
Gudrun Wicander (IPID/ HumanIT), Karlstad, Sweden
Jude T Lubega, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Pushpendra Singh, Indraprashtha Institute of Information Technology,
New Delhi, India
Ravinder Jena, Institute of Management Technology , Nagpur, India
Rasika Dayarathna, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Atanu Garai, AROHEE Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India

Local organizing committee:
Nripender Dwivedi, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Awadhesh Gupta, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Rajnish Jain, IMS, Gahziabad, India
Smita Agarwal, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Kavindra Garg, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Nitin Rastogi, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Preeti Sirohi, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
Tushar Jindal, IMS, Ghaziabad, India
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