Call for Papers: ICTs and Development: An International Workshop for Theory, Practice, & Policy, 11-12 March, 2010, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi

Unpublished, original empirical papers are invited for the forthcoming international workshop on ICTs and Development:

The workshop aims to provide a forum for scholars to share their empirical research with academic experts, policymakers, and activists from the regional and international development community.

Papers should examine how mobile phones, computers, and the Internet influence the empowerment of marginal individuals and communities, including whether ICTs create and enhance livelihood opportunities for people in the developing world.

Papers should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (including abstract and bibliography) and should include a clear discussion of the implications of the findings for development policy and/or practice.

No more than twelve papers will be selected by the workshop organizers for presentation. The first author of each paper chosen will be given air fare and lodging/meals.

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Call for papers Mobile2.0: Beyond voice? 2009 International Communication Association (ICA) pre-conference workshop 20-21 May 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The pre-conference is being organized by LIRNEasia (

It will draw together research constituting evidence for and against this emerging Mobile2.0 narrative in the context of the larger social-science understanding of mobile-use behavior.  We welcome abstracts which will contribute to understanding emerging mobile use patterns, under the following areas of interest:

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