7th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2021)

Call for Papers, Demos, Workshops on Mobile Communication Technology for Development : M4D2021 will be held in, Kigali, Rwanda, November 10-12, 2021.

The 7th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2021) welcomes researchers, practitioners and all those with interest in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of mobile communication technologies for development to submit research papers, practice papers, workshops, panels and posters/demos. This conference provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with mobile technologies in development contexts. 

 

The inaugural conference was held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010 ; the 3rd Conference was in New Delhi, India in 2012 ; the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014 ; the 5th Conference was held in Maputo, Mozambique in 2016, and 6th in Kampala, Uganda. The pandemic of 2020 made us move the 7th conference to 2021, thus we welcome you to University of Rwanda, College of Science and Technology, in Kigali, for M4D2021 !


Topics

 

M4D2021 will take up the mobile-technology-for-development quest along topics addressing (but not restricted to) :

  • post-pandemic M4D visions
  • mLearning
  • mAgriculture
  • mHealth
  • mGovernance
  • mUtilities
  • mGIS and applications
  • mCommerce
  • mobile app development
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE) applications for mobile communication

 

Submission Options

 

Research papers (8-12 pages) which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory, craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Papers considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.

The practitioner’s track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted practitioners’ papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot.

Workshops  You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshop submissions for proceedings (2-3 pages) should contain title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.

Panels – We welcome theme-driven panels. If you would also like to chair and organize a panel, feel free to submit a proposal (2 pages) containing title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.

Posters or Demos  You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo by submitting a 1-page extended abstract.

Papers and extended abstracts can be submitted in English or French. Word-templates for the different submission categories can be found on https://m4d2021.hotell.kau.se/tracks-and-submission/ and https://m4d2021.hotell.kau.se/fr/themes-et-soumission/ respectively.

 

 

Conference Organising Committee

    Steering committee

· Dr. Richard Musabe, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Prof. John Sören Pettersson, Karlstads Business School, Karlstad University

· Prof. Bizuru Elias, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Dr. Ignace Gatare,College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

 

Conference Committee

· Conference chair : Dr. Louis Sibomana, School of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Finance chair : Dr. Didacienne Mukanyiligira, African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Postgraduate students management : Dr. Solange Mukamurenzi, School of ICT, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Publicity and External relations : Dr. Pierre Bakunzibake, School of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Program chair : Dr. Frederic Nzanywayingoma, School of ICT, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda

· Advisory : Dr. Gaspard Rwanyiziri, Center for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (CGIS), College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda. 

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Other members of the committee

 

· Dr. Damien Hanyurwimfura, African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things, College of Science and Technology(ACEIoT), University of Rwanda

· Dr. Celestin Twizere, Regional Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering and e-Health (CEBE), College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda. 

· Dr. Eric Umuhoza, Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda

· Dr. Said Rutabayiro Ngoga, Rwanda Information Society Authority

· Dr. Sana Rouis Skandrani, Karlstad Business School, Karlstad University, Sweden. 

· IPID East Africa representative : Dr. Rehema Baguma, Makerere University, Uganda

· SPIDER representative : Dr. Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Stockholm University, Sweden