IFIP WG 9.4 Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

Royal Holloway's Dorothea Kleine, Yingqin Zheng, Endrit Kromidha and Caitlin Bentley attended the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries in Jamaica.
Royal Holloway's Dorothea Kleine, Yingqin Zheng, Endrit Kromidha and Caitlin Bentley attended the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries in Jamaica, from 19-22 May 2013.

The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing gathers scholars and practitioners that deal with the issue on how ICT affects social development. In the last three decades this issue has been attracting scholars from information systems and a variety of other areas such as development studies, political science, political economy, social anthropology, and sociology.

The theme of the 12th International Conference of the IFIP 9.4 Working Group 2013 in Jamaica was “Into the Future.” The importance of this theme is fundamental to our research domain, namely how might information and communication technologies shape the future of development within developing counties.  At the conference the ICT4D Centre team sought to not only present scholarly conference papers in and around the different tracks but also to provoke thought and discussion in and around how we might set the agenda for the future for ICT4D research and practice.

Dorothea Kleine and Yingxin Qin chaired Track 13: Sen's Capabilities Approach and ICT4D

Endrit Kromidha presented a paper on Transition Dynamics in Internationally Assisted eGovernment Projects: An Actor Network Theory Perspective

Caitlin Bentley presented a paper on Exploring information ethics for inclusive open development