Sunday, December 18, 2005

SANGONeT "ICT's for Civil Society" conference - March 2006

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) will host its second annual"ICTs for Civil Society" Conference and Exhibition from 7-9 March 2006 at theIndaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg.

SANGONeT, in conjunction with The Information Society Institute (Tisi) at theCape Peninsula University of Technology, invites academic/scientific andaction-research papers dealing with the theme, "The Information Society asa Response to Poverty and Inequality in Southern Africa", for presentation atthe conference.

The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, research on informationand community informatics in the new and emerging information societies of Southern Africa. Specific topics of interest include the following:
* Technology-based interventions by NGOs and other civil society stakeholdersin communities: Lessons on successes, failures, and difficulties in Southern Africa;
* The localization of information: local content, local language, local issues;
* ICT for development research;
* Innovative and emerging technologies to promote community empowerment andinter-community cooperation;
* ICT legislation, regulation and policy for Southern African information societies;
* e-Government and m-Government;* ICT for communities of practice;
* e-communication for local communities;
* Issues of e-security and e-privacy in Southern African information societies;
* Suitable framework for e-communication services in Southern African communities;
* e-inclusion;
* e-participation;
* Community informatics for poverty alleviation;
* Community informatics and ICT in emergencies and disaster relief operations inSouthern Africa.

We are interested in the following types of papers, panel discussions and presentations:
* Full research papers
* Work-in-progress
* Surveys and reports
* Policy and strategy papers
* Case studies

We also welcome workshops relevant to the theme of the track.

1. 30 January 2006: Papers and presentations due.
2. 15 February 2006: Acceptance/rejection notice after blind review.
3. 28 February 2006: Final version of accepted papers and presentations due.


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