7th CMI Conference 2014 - Nov. 17-18

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Mobile Communications in Developing Countries

Time: Monday 17. November 2014 at 9:00 - Tuesday 18. November 2014 at 17:00

Venue: Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

The conference on ‘Mobile Communications in Developing Countries’ examines issues regarding the development of mobile ICT. Issues bordering on, but not limited to mobile markets, regulations, business strategies as well as issues relating to the use of mobile communications for economic, social, and human development, will be discussed.

Participants will come from academia, business, and policy and regulation. The idea is to benefit from input from speakers and participants from developing countries as well as Europe and elsewhere.

 

Conference Objectives

  • To discuss the developments of ICTs, mobile communications, and media
  • To discuss sector specific uses of mobile communications, e.g. e-payment, e-health
  • To highlight the current challenges encountered in the uptake of mobile broadband in developing countries and its impact on ICT development
  • To explore ways in which ICTs and mobile technologies are used and assessed in diverse fields of education, health care, governance, businesses, social networks, banking & finance
  • To assess recent methods that enhance access to mobile communications, education, health services, government services, business services such as distance education, computer-based communication methods, telemedicine, e-commerce, face booking
  • Who Should Attend: Faculty, Teachers, Researchers, Policy makers and Regulators, Health practitioners, Business professionals, ICT practitioners, Instructional designers, Media specialists and producers, Distance learning directors, Technology & Service providers.
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Who Should Attend

Faculty, Teachers, Researchers, Policy makers and Regulators, Health practitioners, Business professionals, ICT practitioners, Instructional designers, Media specialists and producers, Distance learning directors, Technology & Service providers.

Topics will include – but not limited to the following:

  • ICT for development
  • Mobile for development
  • Mobile broadband
  • Information Systems
  • Role of Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Application of Information Systems in government and businesses
  • Age and gender issues in the use of Information Systems
  • Digital library, distance learning, e-learning systems & technologies
  • E-health & e-governance
  • Databases, storage & retrieval systems (e.g. cloud computing)
  • Cyber-security – governance, risk & compliance (GRC), cyber-crime
  • E-commerce & e-banking in developing economies
  • Social media & social networks
  • Social engineering challenges and counter measures
  • ICT policy & regulatory environment
  • Media policy & regulatory environment

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts: 22 September
Notification of acceptance: 29 September
Registration deadline: 7 November
Deadline for Full Papers: 10 November
Submit your abstract / paper to: cmi@cmi.aau.dk

hosts

CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark and Ghana Telecom University College, Accra, Ghana

Price

Normal fee: EUR 100 / DKK 750
Student fee (NOT PhD Fellows): EUR 50 / DKK 375  EUR 20 / DKK 150
Conference dinner: EUR 60 / DKK 450

 

Best regards,
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Reza Tadayoni, reza@cmi.aau.dk
CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizing committee

Idongesit Williams, CMI, idong@cmi.aau.dk
Reza Tadayoni, CMI, reza@cmi.aau.dk
Anders Henten, CMI, henten@cmi.aau.dk
Knud Erik Skouby, CMI, skouby@cmi.aau.dk