Posted to the Ethnos Project by on June 30th, 2011

I really, really wanted to be a part of this conference… but I wasn’t able to attend. Fortunately for me, however, the kind folks who organized ICTD2010 have put practically everything online for the world to enjoy: the full ICTD2010 conference report (see below), papers, posters, videos and photos (including online discussion); post-conference reports and reflections, etc.

Everything below and more is available on the ICTD2010 website:

The ICTD2010 conference (December 13-16, 2010), hosted by the ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London, was the latest in the series of highly successful international ICTD conferences held in Doha (2009), Bangalore (2007) and Berkeley (2006). It aimed to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and all those with interests in the use of information and communication technologies in development practice to meet to discuss the latest research advances in the field.

The ICTD2010 Post Conference Report appears below. Use the icons to navigate…
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The Proceedings of IPID Postgraduate Strand at ICTD 2010 appears below. Use the icons to navigate…
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Here is a list of the conference papers:

Mobile Divides: Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Mobile Phone Use in Rwanda, Joshua Blumenstock, U.C. Berkeley; Nathan Eagle, The Santa Fe Institute

Evaluating an Adaptive Multi-User Educational Tool for Low-Resource Regions, Emma Brunskill,University of California, Berkeley; Sunil Garg, University of Washington; Clint Tseng, University of Washington; Joyojeet Pal, University of Washington; Leah Findlater, University of Washington

Understanding the Links Between ICT Skills Training and Employability –  An Analytical Framework,Maria Garrido,  Joe Sullivan and Andy Gordon, University of Washington

ICTD Research by Africans: Origins, Interests, and Impact, Shikoh Gitau, University of  Cape Town; Paul Plantinga, Monash University;  Kathleen Diga,

Open Data Kit: Tools to Build Information Services for Developing Regions, Carl Hartung, University of Washington; Yaw Anokwa, University of Washington; Waylon Brunette, University of Washington; Adam Lerer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Clint Tseng, University of Washington; Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington

Metamouse: Improving Multi-user Sharing of Existing Educational Applications, Kurtis Heimerl, UC Berkeley; Eric Brewer, UC Berkeley; Tapan Parikh, UC Berkeley; Janani Vasudev, UC Berkeley; Kelly Buchanan, UC Berkeley

Technology, Teachers, and Training: Combining Theory with Macedonia’s Experience, Laura Hosman, Illinois Institute of Technology; Maja Cvetanoska

Digital and other poverties: Exploring the connection in four East African countries, Julian May, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Beyond Strict Illiteracy: Abstracted Learning Among Low-Literate Users, Indrani Medhi, Microsoft Research India; Raghu Menon, Microsoft Research India; Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research India; Kentaro Toyama

The Bank Account is not Enough: Examining Strategies for Financial Inclusion in India, Olga Morawczynski, University of Edinburgh; David Hutchful, Microsoft Research India; Nimmi Rangaswamy, Microsoft Research India; Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research India

Collage: A Presentation Tool for the Developing-World School Teacher, Saurabh Panjwani, Microsoft Research India; Navkar Samdaria; Aakar Gupta, Microsoft Research; Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research India; Kentaro Toyama

A Study of Connectivity in Millennium Villages in Africa, Jyotsna Puri; Patricia Mechael, Earth Instute; Roxana Cosmaciuc; Daniela Sloninsky; Vijay Modi, Columbia University; Matt Berg; Nadi Kaonga, Columbia University; Uyen Kim Hyunh, Seth Ohemeng-Dapaah; Maurice Baraza; Afolayan Emmanuel; Sia Lyimo,

The Social Meaning of ICTs: Patterns of Technology Adoption and Usage in Context, Cynthia Putnam and Beth Kolko, University of Washington

Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India, Divya Ramachandran, UC Berkeley; Vivek Goswami, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology; John Canny, UC Berkeley

Managing Microfinance with Paper, Pen and Digital Slate, Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Microsoft Research India; Sunandan Chakraborty, INRIA; Kentaro Toyama; Pushkar Chitnis, Microsoft Research India; Keng Siang Ooi; Matthew Phiong; Mike Koenig

Robit: An Extensible Auction-based Market Platform for Challenged Environments, Azarias Reda, University of Michigan; Quang Duong, University of Michigan; Timur Alperovich, University of Michigan; Brian Noble, University of Michigan; Yidnekachew Haile, HilCoe College

Impact of Low-Cost, On-Demand Information Access in a Remote Ghanaian Village, Cliff Schmidt, Literacy Bridge; Trina Gorman, Literacy Bridge; Michael Shayne Gary, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales; Andrew  Bayor, Literacy Bridge

Looking beyond ‘information provision’:  The importance of being a kiosk operator in the  Sustainable Access in Rural India (SARI) project, TamilNadu, Janaki Srinivasan, UC Berkeley

SPRING: Speech and Pronunciation Improvement through Games, for Hispanic children, Anuj Tewari, UC Berkeley; Nitesh Goyal, RWTH; Matthew Chan; Tina Yau, Berkeley; John Canny, UC Berkeley; Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH

Here is a list of the conference posters:

Innovating the Field Level of Microfinance – A Pakistan Case Study, Muhammad Adeel, Universität Siegen; Bernhard Nett, Universität Siegen; Volker Wulf, Universität Siegen

Organizational, Social and Operational Implications in Delivering ICT Solutions: A Telecom Web Case-study, Sheetal Agarwal, IBM India Research Lab; Ketki Dhanesha, IBM India Research Lab; Anupam Jain, IBM India Research Lab; Abhishek Kumar, IBM India Research Lab; Arun Kumar, IBM India Research Lab; Srijit Menon, IBM India Research Lab; Amit Nanavati, IBM; Nitendra Rajput, IBM; Kundan Srivastava, IBM India Research Lab; Saurabh Srivastava, IIT Bombay

Assessing the scope for use of mobile based solution to improve maternal and child health in Bangladesh: A case study, Mafruha Alam, D.Net; Tahmina  Khanam, ClickDiagnostics Inc.; Rubayat Khan, Click Diagnostics Inc.

Experiences with a Transportation Information System that Uses Only GPS and SMS, Ruth Anderson, University of Washington; Waylon Brunette, University of Washington; Erica Johnson; Caitlin Lustig; Anthony Poon; Cynthia Putnam; Odina Salihbaeva; Beth Kolko, University of Washington; Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington

The role of the intermediary in community multimedia centres, Savita Bailur, London School of Economics

Supporting the Information Needs of Mobile Microentrepreneurs in the Developing World: The Case of Indonesian Food Cart Vendors, Rahmad Dawood, University of Michigan; Steve Jackson, University of Michigan; Jude Yew

Using Mobile Phones and Open Source Tools to Empower Social Workers in Tanzania, M. Beatrice Dias, Carnegie Mellon University; Daniel Nuffer; Anthony Velazquez, Carnegie Mellon University;  Ermine Teves, Carnegie Mellon University; Hatem Alismail, Carnegie Mellon University; Sarah Belousov, Carnegie Mellon University; M. Freddie Dias, Carnegie Mellon University;  Rotimi Abimbola, Carnegie Mellon University; Bradley Hall, Carnegie Mellon University; M. Bernardine Dias, Carnegie Mellon University

Bottom Billion Architecture: An Extensible Software Architecture for ICT Access in the Rural Developing World, Joerg Doerflinger, SAP Research; Tom Gross, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

Investigating Perception Changes in Teachers Attending ICT Curricula through Self-Efficacy, Francesca Fanni; Izak Van Zyl; Isabella Rega; Stefano Tardini; Lorenzo Cantoni, NewMinE Lab – Università della Svizzera italiana

Towards Large Scale Technology Impact Analyses: Automatic Residential Localization from Mobile Phone-Call Data, Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research; Jesus Virseda, TID; Alberto Rubio, TID; Enrique Frias-Martinez, TID

A question of visibility: A rights-based look at ICT centers for persons with disabilities in Latin America, Michele Frix, Seattle International Foundation; Joyojeet Pal, University of Washington

AppLab Question Box: A Live Voice Information Service in Rural Uganda, Nathaniel Futterman, Question Box; Rose Shuman, Open Mind – Question Box

Interactive DVDs as a Platform for Education, Kiran Gaikwad, Microsoft Research India; Gaurav Paruthi, Microsoft Research India; William Thies, Microsoft Research India

Beyond being a Proxy User: A look at NGOs Potential Role in ICT4D Deployment, Shikoh Gitau, University of  Cape Town; Kathleen Diga, ; Nicola Bidwell, James Cook University ; Gary Marsden, University of Cape Town

Challenges of eGovernment in Developing Countries: Actor-Network Analysis of Thailand’s Smart ID Card Project, Panom Gunawong, University of Manchester; Dr. Ping Gao, University of Manchester

Towards a conceptual framework for ICT for Development: lessons learned from Latin America, Martin Hilbert, USC, UN-ECLAC

Cloze: An Authoring Tool for Teachers with Low Computer Proficiency, David Hutchful, Microsoft Research India; Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research India

Teaching with Storytelling: An Investigation of Narrative Videos for Skills Training, Ilda Ladeira, University of Cape Town; Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research India

Gender Matters: Female Perspectives in ICT4D Research, Ann Light; Nithya Sambasivan, University of California, Irvi; Shikoh Gitau, University of  Cape Town; Ilda Ladeira, University of Cape Town; Nicola Bidwell, James Cook University; Jahmeilah Roberson, University of California, Irvine; Nimmi Rangaswamy, Microsoft Research India

The Role of ICTs on Enhancing Collaborative Capital in Developing Economies:  A case of SMEs and Non-state Actors in Tanzania, Simon Msanjila, and Faustin Kamuzora, Mzumbe University

Access, Use and Impact of Rural Telecentres: Findings from a Village-Level Exploration, Maitrayee Mukerji, IRMA

Using System Dynamics to Model and Analyze a Distance Education Program, Sahana Murthy, IIT; Rohit Gujrati, ; Sridhar Iyer, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Accountability and the new media: Use of ICTs in Governance in India, Sriharini Narayanan, Center for Budget and Policy Studies

A ratification of means: International law and assistive technology in the developing world, Joyojeet Pal, University of Washington; Anjali Vartak, NYU-Poly; Vrutti Vyas, NYU-Poly; Saikat Chatterjee, ; Nektarios Paisios, NYU; Rahul Cherian, Inclusive Planet

Towards a comprehensive model of the digital economy, Ismael Peña-López, Open University of Catalonia

Policy-making for digital development: the role of the government, Ismael Peña-López, Open University of Catalonia

Examining the viability of mixed framework for mobile services impact study in India, Kasina Rao, SJMSOM IIT Bombay; Krithi Ramamritham, IIT Bombay; R Sonar, SJM School of Management IIT Bombay

Towards aspiration as a development indicator: the case of information and communication technologies, Isha Ray, UC Berkeley; Renee Wittemyer, Intel Corp

The Human Infrastructure of ICTD, Nithya Sambasivan, University of California, Irvi; Thomas Smyth, Georgia Institute of Technology

Evaluating Facilitated Video Instruction for Primary Schools in Rural India, Amit Saxena, University of Washington; Richard Anderson, University of Washington; Natalie Linnell, University of Washington; Urvashi Sahni, Digital StudyHall; Anjana Arora, Digital StudyHall; Rahul Gupta, Digital StudyHall

Towards a Sustainable and Decentralized Solar Rural Electrification System, Nahanaeli Schelling, New York University; Meredith Hasson, New York University; Ariel Nevarez, New York University; Sara Huong, New York University; Harald Schützeichel, Stiftung Solarenergie; Matt Tierney, New York University; Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, New York University

From telecom switches to telecenters:  Changes in the ‘telecom for development’ discourse in India (1947-1999), Janaki Srinivasan, UC Berkeley

Informed Consent in ICT4D Research, S. Revi Sterling, University of Colorado; Nimmi Rangaswamy, Microsoft Research India

Revolution through Cyberspace: Burmese Blogosphere and Saffron Revolution, Amara Thiha, Uppsala University

A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Mobile Phone Usage on the Social Life in East Africa, Martin Tomitsch, University of Sydney; Florian Sturm,; Martin Konzett,; Anders Bolin,

Capabilities, Critique and ICTD, Yingqin Zheng, De Montfort University; Bernd Stahl, De Montfort University

Georgia Tech is hosting ICTD2012 in March 2012 – stay tuned for more info…

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