IFIP 9.4 Conference


The 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries conference of the IFIP 9.4 Working Group in Negombo, Sri Lanka had a theme of 'Openness in ICT4D'. The contributions from ICT4D Centre team across wide-ranging topics from design of open source hardware to understanding ICTs enabled well-being. The presentations took a critical view of the future ICT4D agenda both in research and practice. The conference also provided a platform to engage with the wider ICT4D community through scholarly discussions, networking, provide and receive critical feedback on ongoing research. There were of course plenty of opportunities also to have fun, and stimulating conversations, especially once over a rain-drizzled dinner on the beach.

Endrit Kromidha presented a paper on Institutional Approaches and Strategies of Control and Collaboration in E-government Projects 

Rafael Font presented a paper on Open-Source Hardware Technologies for E-Waste Recycling

Tony Roberts presented a paper on Critical Intent & Interests in ICT4D

Shyam Krishna presented a paper on ICTs and Hope for Development: A Theoretical Framework

Yingqin Zheng presented a paper on Mobile Phone, Spatiality and Inequality: A Case Study of Rural-Urban Migrant Workers in Shanghai.