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IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2007)


December 15-16, 2007

Bangalore, India



We are pleased to announce that ICTD2009 will be in Doha, Qatar on April 17-19, 2009: http://www.ictd2009.org/!

Bill Gates will be keynoting. Submissions are due September 22, 2008.



Thanks for your participation in ICTD2007! The general consensus among the 220+ attendees was that it was a resounding success, with one thought-provoking panel, two outstanding keynote talks, an exciting “fast-forward” poster session, and 38 papers presented. A softcopy of the proceedings is available here: http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/ictd2007/ICTD2007_Proceedings_CD.pdf. The interactive film presented at the banquet is here: http://alwayswithyou.tv.


We hope to make more photographs, talk slides, and video recordings of the talks available soon.


Finally, watch this space for a link to the next ICTD!



Following on a successful conference at Berkeley in May of 2006 (http://sims.berkeley.edu/ictd2006), we are pleased to announce the second ICTD conference to take place in Bangalore, India.


India is home to a robust IT and telecommunications industry as well as a huge agrarian economy which supports many of the world's poor. As such, it is an ideal setting for a conference focusing on information and communication technologies (ICT) and socio-economic development. Every sector is involved – governments, academia, small start-ups, large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, and non-profits and non-governmental organizations. In spite of the tremendous energy and resources behind these projects, scientifically sound research in this space is still just beginning to emerge: What is the actual impact of ICT projects?  What novel technology is required to meet development needs? What methodologies lead to success or failure of a project?   


The goal of the ICTD conference is to provide a forum for academic researchers working with ICT applied to development.  The conference will be scientifically rigorous and multi-disciplinary – papers reporting high-quality original research are solicited.  Submitted papers will be subjected to double-blind peer review, and a full proceedings will be published at the time of the conference.  The conference will bring together researchers in both the social and technical sciences, with anticipated representation from anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial design, and so on.  This is the second of an ongoing series of conferences to occur every one or two years, and moving from country to country. 














                                          MEDIA PARTNER:                                                                                                           IN ASSOCIATION WITH:





The International Development Research Centre (link); Microsoft Research (link); ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder (link); International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (link)


In association with IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT, link) and ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS, link)




For more information contact ictd2007@microsoft.com