International Summer School on Information & Communication Technology for Democratic Development

Organization: SERD New Delhi

Venue: Hotel Rockland

Location: New Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 16, 2014 / 9:30 am - (GMT +5:30 hours) End Date/Time: Mar 21, 2014 / 5:30 pm - (GMT +5:30 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 10, 2013 Time: 17:30:00(GMT +5:30 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Dec 10, 2013 Time: 18:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have emerged as powerful tools for reaching to the ever-increasing information demands of the society. The increasing diversity of ICTs and their equally diverse applications in different domains of human life are posing a lot of questions every moment. Researchers around the globe are working to take-up these questions and challenges. This summer school is focused upon political aspects of ICTs and in particular their role in political and democratic development. The developments of E-government and E-services have been remarkable the last five years and when it comes to ICTs for social and political change, the recent popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East have provided us with examples of how information circulation using online platforms can induce processes of democratization and political developments.

will be selected based on an extended abstract review by the Summer School Program Committee consisting of reputed academics, well-known practitioners and activists. Contributions should contain a clear problem statement; an outline; and a clear messages. Accepted short versions of papers will be made available to all participants in the Summer School Pre-Proceedings and on the siummer school website. Work in progress is strongly encouraged since the aim of this summer school is for participants to develop and discuss their ideas before having the opportunity to turn them into final papers. Final full papers between 8 and 15 pages in length will be graded by reputed academics and considered for a book publication by Springer edited by the summer school chairs.

To submit an extended abstract (max. 700 words in length) please use the Easychair login at the following link:




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