Balaji Parthasarathy presents paper at the 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

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Balaji Parthasarathy presented a paper titled Collaborative Social Innovation in the Hybrid Domain: Organization and Rationality at the 14th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP Working Group 9.4 conference 2017) held during 22nd-24th May 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yuko Aoyama, Clark University, co-authored the paper.

Nomination for the Best Research paper at the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2017)

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Priyanka Ivatury (M.Sc. (Digital Society) 2015) and Angel Jeena presented their paper titled ‘Relevance of participatory approaches in creating ICT systems for public health programmes‘, co-authored with Prof. Amit Prakash, at the 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2017) held during March 7-9 at New Delhi. It was nominated for the Best Research Paper category at the conference. This paper presents a case for using participatory approaches in the design and development of ICT-based systems that incorporate the complexities embedded in the Indian public health system and bring desired changes, especially in programme implementation processes.

The ICEGOV series is coordinated by the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) in Portugal. It brings together academia, governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector on the use of technology to transform the working of government and its relationships with citizens, businesses and other non-state actors in order to improve public governance and its contribution to public policy and development.

Internet Researchers’ Conference 2017 (IRC 17) was held during 3rd – 5th March 2017

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The second edition of  Internet Researchers’ Conference 2017 (IRC 17), co-hosted by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) at IIIT-B concluded on March 5, 2017. The 3-day conference held during 3-5 March 2017, had 11 sessions, and witnessed about 60 researchers from all around the country participate actively. There were two open sessions; one on “Digital Pedagogy” and another on “Open Street Map” which saw active participation. The main discussions and paper presentations revolved around digital objects of research, and the digital/internet experiences in Indic languages.

The crowd sourced notes of the conference sessions can be accessed through the Etherpad at: .

Photos of the event can be viewed at the following:

#SelfiesFromTheField session held at IRC17

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on 3rd March at the Internet Researchers Conference.The underlying theme of the session was the challenges researchers face in studying IMIs, with the conflation of the online and the offline.The key provocations of the session addressed issues of data, politics, and the doing of IMI related research.

You can find the crowdsourced notes of this session through the Etherpad .

You can find more about the session .

 

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