[URBANTH-L] Fwd: IFIP-TC9 HCC8 - Social Dimensions of ICT Policy / PROGRAMME

Gianluca Miscione gianluca.miscione at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 14:16:00 EDT 2008

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8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers


Social Dimensions of ICT Policy


University of Pretoria

25-26 September 2008


Thursday 25 September


9:00 - 9:30      Opening session

                        Welcome speeches by conference organizers at the University of Pretoria


9:30 - 10:30     Plenary session: keynote speech

Communication, Information and ICT Policy: Towards enabling research frameworks, Robin Mansell


10:30 - 11:00   coffee break


11:00 - 12:30  Plenary session: Issues of governance of the information society

§  15 Years of Ways of Internet Governance: towards a new agenda for action, Jacques Berleur
      a.. Free and Open Source Software in low-income countries: emergent properties? (panel): Gianluca Miscione (chair), Dorothy K. Gordon, Kevin Johnston

12:30 - 14:00  lunch break


14:00 - 15:30 Track 1: Harnessing the empowering capacity of ICT

      a.. Government policies for ICT diffusion and  the governance of grassroots movements, Magda Hercheui 
      b.. Egyptian women artisans: ICTs are not the entry to modern markets, Leila Hassanin 
      c.. Digital divides and the role of policy and regulation: a qualitative study of Greece, Panayiota Tsatsou

                        Track 2: National information systems infrastructures

·         Institutional strategies towards improving health information systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, Solomon B. Bishaw

·         Technology, globalization and governance: research perspectives and prospects, Diego Navarra and Tony Cornford

·         Globalization and national security issues for the state: implications for national ICT policies, Jackie Phahlamohlaka


15:30 - 16:00  coffee break


16:00 - 17:30  Track 1: ICT and development in Africa

·         Examining trust in mobile banking transactions: the case of M-PESA in Kenya, Olga Morawczynski and Gianluca Miscione

·         Next generation ICT policy in South Africa: towards a human development-based ICT policy, Walter Brown and Irwin Brown

·         Challenges of ICT policy for rural communities: a case study from South Africa, Mpostol Jeremia Mashinini


                        Track 2: ICT in education

·         A human environmentalist approach to diffusion in ICT policies, Elaine Byrne and Lizette Weilbach

·         ICT and socio-economic development: a university's engagement in a rural community in Yola, Nigeria, Jainaba M.L. Kah and Muhammadou M.O. Kah

·         Lessons from a dropped ICT curriculum design project: a retrospective view, Roohollah Honarvar


Friday 26 September


9:00 - 10:00    Plenary session: keynote speech

                        Dorothy Gordon


10:00 - 10:30  coffee break


10:30 - 11:30  Plenary session: panel on the policy implications of a UK mega-programme in the health sector

Evaluating 'Connecting for Health': policy implications of a UK mega-programme, Kathy McGrath (chair) Jane Hendy, Ela Klekun, Leslie Willcocks, Terry Young


11:30 - 12:30  Plenary session: panel on ICT and women's empowerment

Gender research in Africa into ICTs for empowerment (GRACE), Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb (co-chairs), Gertrudes Macueve, Ibou Sane


12:30 - 14:00 lunch break


14:00 - 16:00 Track 1: European Union and national ICT policies

·         Empowerment through ICT: a critical discourse analysis of the Egyptian ICT policy, Bernd Carsten Stahl

·         American and African geospatial myths: the argumentative structure of spatial data infrastructure initiatives, Yola Georgiadou and Vincent Homburg

·         ICT policy as a governable domain: the case of Greece and the European Commission, Ioanna Chini

·         National variations of the information society: evidence from the Greek case, Dimitris Boucas


                        Track 2: Challenging two fundamental institutions of modernity: IPR and measurement

·         Social networks within filtered ICT networks: internet usage within Iran, Farid Shirazi

·         No-IPR model as solution to reuse and understanding of information systems, Kai K. Kimppa

·         Measuring ICT for development, Anouk Mukherjee

·         Open Access and Action Research, Mathias Klang


16:00 - 16:30 coffee break


16:30 - 17:30  Closing plenary session: Discussion of emerging issues on ICT policy research,  Chrisanthi Avgerou (chair)


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