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Monday, July 6

  1. page Sustainable ICTD edited ... March 12, 2012, Conference 3, 10am-1pm Co-Chairs: Amit A Nanavati, Anupam Jain, Arun Kumar, J…
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    March 12, 2012, Conference 3, 10am-1pm
    Co-Chairs: Amit A Nanavati, Anupam Jain, Arun Kumar, Jerome White, Nitendra Rajput (IBM Research)
    Session contact: Anupam (ajain at dimagi.com)
    Overview
    The last 5 years have seen an interesting momentum in the growth of technologies primarily meant for developing regions. Various research conferences, diverse social and technology platforms have seen an upsurge in ICTD literature as the world sees some amazing ideas and innovative solutions to problems that have the potential to help the next billions. It is a well known fact that the end users addressed by these efforts have a very limited financial income. But has there been enough research done in the area of financially sustainability for projects done for this population? We may have funds for good research work, good field studies and pilots but we may not always have enough funding for full scale deployments of these wonderful technologies to continually help the next billions in the long term.
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Friday, November 15

  1. page ifip9.4_2015trackproposal edited ... Robert Gordon University, UK j.bass@computer.org Prof. Andrew Andy Dearden Sheffield Hal…
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    Robert Gordon University, UK
    j.bass@computer.org
    Prof. AndrewAndy Dearden
    Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    a.m.dearden@shu.ac.uk
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    anupamjain@in.ibm.com
    The last decade has seen numerous technologies designed and deployed for the next billions, ranging from low-cost tablets, power generation devices, mobile phones to services innovation like voice applications, micro-financing schemes, novel information-dissemination methods etc. Including the global North, there has been an increasing interest in keeping the technology more transparent, interconnected and accessible, while keeping it sustainable for the long term and facilitate a scalable impact. These interconnected, open and sustainable models have led the technology architects to face newer set of challenges for development and explore new directions to design technologies which are more social, interoperable and generalizable enough to be replicated in different contexts. This track invites innovative ideas/deployments/studies on open and sustainable technologies for the developing world reflecting upon (but not limited to) the following aspects:
    - the need and the key challenges to keep the technology or data 'open' in development.
    - techniques and the need to build sustainable technologies with least dependence on external(transient) sources
    - facets of interaction design
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    key driver tofor adoption and hence sustainability.sustainability
    - pros and cons ofapproaches for designing for sustainability
    - designing systems that are
    open and connected technology/data.for adaptation to challenging environments (meta design)
    - capacity building to support local infrastructure and local technology innovation
    - novel designs for low cost, low energy and low maintenance applications and systems
    - pros and cons of open and connected technology/data.
    For paper format and submission guidelines please see the main conference website.
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Thursday, October 17

  1. page ifip9.4_2015trackproposal edited ... IBM Research India anupamjain@in.ibm.com ... to design solutions technologies which are…
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    to design solutionstechnologies which are
    - the need and the key challenges to keep the technology or data 'open' in development.
    - techniques and the need to build sustainable technologies with least dependence on external(transient) sources
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Wednesday, October 16

  1. page ifip9.4_2015trackproposal edited ... IBM Research India anupamjain@in.ibm.com ... term and for facilitate a scalable impact.…
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    term and forfacilitate a scalable impact. These interconnectedinterconnected, open and sustainable
    - the need and the key challenges to keep the technology or data 'open' in development.
    - techniques and the need to build sustainable technologies with least dependence on external(transient) sources
    - facets of interaction design as a key driver to adoption and hence sustainability.
    - pros and cons of open and connected technology/data.
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    and local technicaltechnology innovation
    - novel designs for low cost, low energy and low maintenance applications and systems
    For paper format and submission guidelines please see the main conference website.
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    3:22 am
  2. page ifip9.4_2015trackproposal edited ... IBM Research India anupamjain@in.ibm.com ... impact. These interconnection interconnecte…
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    impact. These interconnectioninterconnected and sustainable
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    technology architects for development to face
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    of challenges for development and explore
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    more social, connectedinteroperable and generalizable
    - the need and the key challenges to keep the technology or data 'open' in development.
    - techniques and the need to build sustainable technologies with least dependence on external(transient) sources
    - facets of interaction design as a key driver to adoption and hence sustainability.
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    open and more connected technology/data.
    - capacity building to support local infrastructure and local technical innovation
    - novel designs for low cost, low energy and low maintenance applications and systems
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  3. page ifip9.4_2015trackproposal edited Track: Designing Open & Sustainable Technologies for Development Track Chairs: Dr. Julian Ba…
    Track: Designing Open & Sustainable Technologies for Development
    Track Chairs:
    Dr. Julian Bass
    Robert Gordon University, UK
    j.bass@computer.org
    Prof. Andrew Dearden
    Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    a.m.dearden@shu.ac.uk
    Prof. Anirudha Joshi
    IDC, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
    anirudha@iitb.ac.in
    Anupam Jain
    IBM Research India
    anupamjain@in.ibm.com
    The last decade has seen numerous technologies designed and deployed for the next billions, ranging from low-cost tablets, power generation devices, mobile phones to services innovation like voice applications, micro-financing schemes, novel information-dissemination methods etc. Including the global North, there has been an increasing interest in keeping the technology more transparent, interconnected and accessible, while keeping it sustainable for the long term and for a scalable impact. These interconnection and sustainable models have led the technology architects for development to face newer set of challenges and explore new directions to design solutions which are more social, connected and generalizable enough to be replicated in different contexts. This track invites innovative ideas/deployments/studies on open and sustainable technologies for the developing world reflecting upon (but not limited to) the following aspects:
    - the need and the key challenges to keep the technology or data 'open' in development.
    - techniques and the need to build sustainable technologies with least dependence on external(transient) sources
    - facets of interaction design as a key driver to adoption and hence sustainability.
    - pros and cons of open and more connected technology/data.
    - capacity building to support local infrastructure and local technical innovation
    - novel designs for low cost, low energy and low maintenance applications and systems
    For paper format and submission guidelines please see the main conference website.

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Wednesday, June 6

  1. page Sustainable ICTD edited Open Session - ICTD 2012 March 12, 2012, Conference 3, 10am-1pm ... Arun Kumar, Nitendra Rajpu…
    Open Session - ICTD 2012
    March 12, 2012, Conference 3, 10am-1pm
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    Arun Kumar, Nitendra Rajput, Jerome WhiteWhite, Nitendra Rajput (IBM Research)
    Overview
    The last 5 years have seen an interesting momentum in the growth of technologies primarily meant for developing regions. Various research conferences, diverse social and technology platforms have seen an upsurge in ICTD literature as the world sees some amazing ideas and innovative solutions to problems that have the potential to help the next billions. It is a well known fact that the end users addressed by these efforts have a very limited financial income. But has there been enough research done in the area of financially sustainability for projects done for this population? We may have funds for good research work, good field studies and pilots but we may not always have enough funding for full scale deployments of these wonderful technologies to continually help the next billions in the long term.
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  2. page Sustainable ICTD edited ... Reflections The session drew participants from different domains and contributed very interes…
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    Reflections
    The session drew participants from different domains and contributed very interesting insights. Almost everyone believed that local community plays a very big role in the success/failure of an ICTD project and their involvement in the entire cycle is critical (instead of just being 'end-users'). Private and public involvement has their own set of challenges but both play a crucial role in enabling ICTD projects worldwide. People also believed that the final goal for ICTD projects is long-term impact and being financially sustainable is a means and not an end. There are different ways of sustaining a project financially but it largely depends on the ultimate goal of the project.
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    link to Case Studiescase studies below. A
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    (also the private sector has to play a large role in it. Govt itself may not be able to do it. Regulation will mediate in the process)
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    is a 'means'means and not
    Next, it would be interesting to move ahead on this by inviting case studies of ICTD projects that people have come across which have proved to be sustainable/not sustainable with a few reasons of why it succeeded/failed. There's a link to Case Studies below. A few are already added based on what was received from different sources. Please add your own with a brief argument on its sustainability (about 50-100 words) (Request you to keep it short and crisp wherever possible). We hope that this will further help the community relate the ideas discussed above to real-life experiences and also draw some interesting patterns from whats already being done.
    Case Studies
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  4. page Sustainable ICTD edited ... Case Studies Comments Please add your any other comments/thoughts here
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    Case Studies
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    Please add yourany other comments/thoughts here
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