Date and Time: June 12, 2016, Full-Day Event, Room(TBA)

Title of the Workshop

ICTs and Development: Strategies, Synergies and Alliances



The workshop is expected to last a full day from 8:00am - 5:30pm and will include:

  • Keynote presentation
  • Multiple Paper Sessions
  • Panel discussion


The issue of the role of ICTs in the various dimensions of national Development continues to be a significant area of IS research that has attracted the interests of IS researchers at several European universities as well as other universities in developed and developing economies.  Globally, several ICT for development initiatives have been developed and deployed by a range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations.  Some of these initiatives are undertaken at a national level, while others are undertaken in specific target areas, organizations or communities.  Further, some of these initiatives are developed through partnerships, while others are undertaken by individual organizations, several of which may be working in the same area.  The ways in which synergies and alliances have been used or can be developed to enhance the role of ICTs in global development will be a focus of this workshop.    In the past ten years, the access, use and innovations in ICTs to support underserved communities as active participants in the global economy, has made the study of ICTs for Development an important means of understanding how improvements in people's lives may or may not take place though IS implementations. This workshop can be considered to be a continuation of GlobDev's Conversations on Development, in which we further explore how ICTs can support the development, promotion and realization of a model of ‘development' that is holistic, just & sustainable, and that will lead to an appropriate quality of life for each individual on the planet. Our focus includes not only development issues relevant to ‘developing' countries but also those relevant to migrant and other minority communities or enclaves in Europe and North America.

Program Committee

  • Annika Andersson, Swedish Business School, Örebro University, Sweden
  • David Asamoah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
  • Pamela Abbott, Brunel University, UK.
  • Arlene Bailey, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
  • Corlane Barclay, University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo, The University of Texas-Pan American, USA
  • Richard Boateng, University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, UK
  • Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Kirstin Krauss, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mathias Hatakka, Swedish Business School. Örebro University, Sweden
  • Gunjan Mansingh, The University of the West Indies, Mona
  • Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Paulo Rupino da Cunha, Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
  • Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
  • Sergey Samoilenko, Averett University, USA
  • Gamel Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana
  • Yingqin Zheng, Royal Holloway University of London, UK


Plan for proceedings & journal special issue

  • Proceedings to be published in the AIS Library.
  • Special Issue target journals:
  • Journal of Information Technology for Development
  • European Journal of Information Systems

Target audience

IT4D Researchers (professors & doctoral students) & practitioners, particularly those addressing issues relevant to development in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Transition Economies in Europe, and migrant and other minority communities or enclaves in the ‘developed' economies of Europe and North America.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline : 

March 6, 2016

Notification to Authors :

April 16, 2016

Deadline for Final Papers :

May 8, 2016

Submission Handling

Final submissions should be uploaded electronically to:      

Arlene Bailey is a Lecturer and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Her Ph.D. in Information Systems, M.Sc. in Management Information Systems and B.Sc. in Computer Science are from the University of the West Indies. Arlene's research areas include information and communication technologies (ICTs) for development, virtual communities and communities of practice.  Arlene currently serves as the Vice Chair for Research in the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on ICTs and Global Development (AIS SIG GlobDev) and Secretary for IFIP Working Group 9.4.  Her work adopts a critical focus on the design and assessment of ICT policy and interventions to achieve social and economic development in communities.  Her papers have appeared in journals and conferences on ICTs and development.


Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is a Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University since Fall 1998. Previously he was Professor of Information Systems and Decision Analysis in the School of Business at Howard University, Washington, DC, U.S.A. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in both industry and government.

He does research in various areas including: Data Mining, Expert Systems, Decision Support Systems, Group Support Systems, Information Systems Outsourcing, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Integer Programming, and Parametric Programming. His teaching areas include Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Database Systems, Systems Development.

His papers have been published in various journals including: IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Database Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Information & Software Technology, Information Processing and Management, Information Systems, Computers & Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Annals of Operations Research, Mathematical & Computer Modeling, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Applications of Management Science. Currently he is an Associate Editor of the INFORMS Journal on Computing, and also serve on the Editorial Board of the Computers & Operations Research journal.


Sajda Qureshi is Professor at the Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis Department at the College of Information Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.   She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology for Development.  She holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London the United Kingdom. She has been coordinator of the Commonwealth Network of Information Technology for Development. She was at the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the Faculty of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

She has lectured at the MIS Department of the University of Arizona in the USA and has been involved in various consultancy projects in Italy and the UK. She has over 100 publications in journals such as Group Decision and Negotiation, Information Infrastructure and Policy and Communications of the ACM, books published by Prentice Hall, Springer-Verlag, Chapman and Hall and North-Holland and conferences such as the International Conference in Information Systems and the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences.

She has performed editorial work for Journals such as DataBase for Advances in Information Systems and conferences such as the International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS), and the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS). Her research interests include the use of electronic communication technologies to support coordination and decision- making processes within international networks and network organizations.


Edward Stohr is Professor of Information Systems, Co-Director of the Center for Technology Management Research and Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Business and Intelligence and Analytics program at the Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Stevens in 2001, he was a faculty member at NYU's Stern School of Business for over 20 years where he served as Chair of the Department of Information Systems for 11 years and as Director of Stern's Center for Research on Information Systems for 5 years. He has held visiting appointments at INSEAD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Melbourne University. Professor Stohr's research focuses on the problems of developing computer systems to support work and decision making in organizations. He has published over 90 scientific papers including articles in leading management journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information & Management and Communications of the ACM. He is the co-editor of three books on information systems and is on the editorial boards of a number of leading journals. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. degree in Information Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.Eng. from Melbourne University, Australia.