CITAPP Research Scholars’ Contributions 2023

Date: August – December, 2023


Doctoral candidate Rashmi P. S presented a paper at the XVIII International Conference on Public Policy & Management held from 22nd to 24th August 2023 at IIM Bangalore. The interdisciplinary conference drew scholars representing a diversity of perspectives on public policy issues and provides a forum for showcasing the latest developments in policy research and practice. Rashmi’s paper was titled ‘Visibilizing Images of Infrastructures: Exploring ‘Infrastructure – Planning’ Nexus in Indian Cities.’



Doctoral candidate Deepa Austin presented a paper at the Annual conference of The Operational Research Society (65th conference) held from September 12th to September 14th, 2023 at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. Her paper was titled ‘Systems Thinking to Address the Complexity of Fragmentation-in-Care: The Case of Malnutrition Management in the Indian Context.’

Deepa also presented her work at the 8th International Conference of Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition Society, Indian Academy of Pediatrics Nutrition Chapter held at Udaipur, India from September 16th to 17th September, 2023. Her paper was titled ‘Falling through the cracks of data fragmentation: action research for digitally enabling severe acute malnutrition management in Karnataka, India.’


Doctoral candidate Sanjay V.P presented his work at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV), held at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from 26th to 29th September 2023. The theme of the conference was “Digital Governance for Democratic, Equitable, and Inclusive Societies” where Sanjay presented his paper titled ‘ICTD enabled E-Markets: Reflecting on local resistance to a large-scale state-sponsored technology intervention.’




Doctoral candidates Nikita Nagraj and O. Aishwarya’s work was featured at in the 6th Assistive Technology Conference EMPOWER 2023 held at IIT Madras from 5th to 7th October 2023. The paper was co-authored by M.Sc. Digital Society alum Nibin Matthew and former MS (by research) scholar Supriya Dey along with Prof. Amit Prakash. Their paper was titled ‘Empowering for education: lessons from designing a remotely administered digital literacy curriculum for children who are blind and visually impaired in India.’



Social Science Winter School 2023

Doctoral candidate Ashwini Baje was one amongst the selected applicants to attend the Social Science Winter School at the French Institute, Pondicherry held at Pondicherry from 13th to 17th November, 2023. The event was co-organised by IIIT-Bangalore.



IFIP – Joint Working Conference 2023

Doctoral candidate Sanjay V.P presented his work at IFIP Joint Working Conference in Hyderabad, India combining IFIP working groups 8.2 and 9.4. The theme of the conference was After Latour: Globalisation, Inequity and Climate Change where Sanjay presented a paper titled Use of locally valued non-state ICTs by market actors: A case of transforming agriculture marketing in Karnataka, India.’

M.Sc. Digital Society alum Hotma Uli Octavia Tampubolon also presented a paper she co-authored with Prof. Janaki Srinivasan at the Joint Working Conference. Their paper was titledEven More Work for Mother? Online Schooling and Asymmetric Parental Involvement during the Pandemic in Indonesia’. The conference was held from 7th to 8th December 2023.

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2023

Doctoral candidates Ashwini Baje and Deepa Austin presented their work at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2023 as part of their TREO Talks. Ashwini’s work, co-authored by Prof. Amit Prakash was titiled ‘Can collaboration between agri-tech firms and farmer collectives lead to development of sustainable food value chains?‘ and Deepa’s work was presented under the title ‘Systems thinking to design integrated health information systems: Navigating the complexity of malnutrition management in Indian context.’



CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.