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6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018)

Block B of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018), Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018 Makerere University.

The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018) welcomes researchers, practitioners and all those with interest in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of mobile communication technologies for development to submit research papers, practice papers, workshops, panels and posters/demos. This conference provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with mobile technologies in development contexts.

The inaugural conference was held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010; the 3rd Conference was in New Delhi, India in 2012; the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014 and the 5th Conference was held in Maputo, Mozambique in 2016. This year, we welcome you to Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda for M4D2018!

Topics
M4D2018 will take up the mobile-technology-for-development quest along topics addressing (but not restricted to):
mLearning
mLivelihood
mAgriculture
mHealth
mInclusion
mGovernance
mCommerce
mHuman Computer Interaction
mDevice – application areas of the mobile device (radio receiver, etc.)
mInnovation
Mobile app development
Submission Options

Research papers (8-12 pages including references formatted according to the template on: http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/Submission.html) which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory, craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Papers considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.

The practitioner's track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot.

Workshops - You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshop submissions for proceedings (2 pages) must contain: title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.

Panels – We welcome theme driven panels. If you would also like to chair and organize a panel, feel free to submit (2 pages) that must contain title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.

Posters or Demos - You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo by submitting a one page extended abstract in the format of the template on: http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/Submission.html

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 30th May 2018
Paper acceptance notification: 30th August 2018
Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30th September 2018
Poster/Demo/workshop/panel submission deadline: 1st September 2018
Acceptance notification: 15th September 2018
Final Posters/Demos/workshops/panel submission deadline: 15th September 2018
Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 31th October 2018

For further information, visit: http://cit4.mak.ac.ug/M4D2018/

For any questions, please contact the Organisers on: info-m4d18[at]cis.mak.ac.ug, rbaguma[at]cit.ac.ug

 

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