The Philippine ICT Researchers Network through the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines will be hosting the first international conference on “Living the Information Society: The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on People, Work and Communities in Asia” which will be held on April 23-24, 2007 at the Renaissance Hotel, Makati City, Philippines (program attached). Early registration (download form) for the Conference is now open and entitles the participant to a 20% discount.
This conference funded by the International Development Research Centre – Canada, is being organized in support of the growing community of researchers and practitioners conducting research on the social, cultural, psychological, economic, political, and other transformations brought about by information and communications technologies (ICT) in the Asia-Pacific region.
The conference provides a forum for discussing life in the information society. Over 75 papers will be presented by researchers from different countries and disciplines on the usage and effects of ICTs on culture and society. Further, it is relevant to bring together people doing work on the impact of ICTs in the South, where the context presents new challenges and implications.
The conference will showcase an diverse set of panels comprising outstanding papers from around the world who are investigating the diverse impact of ICTs on people, work and communities in the Asia Pacific. The conference
- ICTs & Politics/Democratization/Social Movements
- ICTs & Political Mobilization
- ICTs & Online Relationships
- Mobile Phone Relationship
- ICTs & Rural Development/Agricultural Communities
- ICTs & Identities
- Digital Divide
- Technology Adoption
- Bridging Access
- ICTs & Work
- Call Center Work
- Virtual Organizations
- ICT Policy/Privacy/Legal Issues
- ICTs & Gender
The Conference expects to bring together 300 representatives from the academe, government, ICT industry, ICT-related societies, private sector and other development institutions from over 25 countries. With this, the conference organizers expect that a lively exchange of ideas on the diverse aspects of ICT research will be generated.
The conference fee covers the conference materials, lunch, snacks and beverages:
- $150 (for participants from economically developed nations (per capita income over $10,000 US)
- $100 for participants from economically developing nations (per capita income less than $10,000US) and students
The registration forms together with the tentative conference agenda can be downloaded above.
NOTE: This conference is being organised by the Philippine ICT Researchers Network through the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines. Please contact Ms. Cheryll Soriano of the Conference Secretariat at research.ict(at)gmail.com for all inquiries