Workshop Program

Wednesday 30th September 2009

8:00 onwards: Registration available

8:45: Welcome and overview Gary Marsden, Matt Jones

9:00: Keynote: Jussi Impio (Nokia Research Africa)

Title: Investing in Socio-economical development

Bio: Jussi Impiö is Research Leader of Nokia Research Africa (NORA) in Nairobi. NORA conducts socio-cultural research in Sub-Saharan Africa and together with non-governmental organizations and local universities creates communication solutions to assist in socio-economical development in Africa.

Jussi first joined Nokia in 2003 as Senior Research Scientist and has conducted research in the areas of mobile video, civic activism and citizen journalism. In Sub-Saharan Africa Jussi has done work in since 2006. Prior his seven years in Nokia he has worked three years as Concept Manager at Clothing+ and two years as Researcher at the University of Lapland.

Jussi has co-authored 10 academic publications and holds 11 patents.

10:00 - 10:30: Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30: 3 Talks, 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions per paper; followed by 15 mins of discussion after the 3 papers.

  1. Jonathan Donner and Shikoh Gitau, Four frames of social software use by mobile-centric internet users
  2. Hrönn Brynjarsdóttir and Phoebe Sengers, Ubicomp from the Edge of the North Atlantic: Lessons from Fishing Villages in Iceland and Newfoundland
  3. Ann Light, A Development Perspective on the Challenges in Implementing 'Auto-Identification' of Products

11:30 - 12:30: 3 Talks, 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions per paper; followed by 15 mins of discussion after the 3 papers.

  1. Gaetano Borriello and Waylon Brunette, MDphone: A Doctor's Tools in a Phone
  2. Ryo Kawaguchi, Shameem Ahmed, Aukrit Unahalekhaka, Ang Pan and Roy Campbell, A Market Anywhere: Establishing an SMS-based Virtual Market in Developing Regions
  3. Shweta Sali and Anirudha Joshi, Application for Freelance Truck Drivers in India

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 14:30: ICT4D an insiders' perspective. Gary Marsden (UCT, South Africa)

14:30 - 15:30: 3 Talks, 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions per paper; followed by 15 mins of discussion after the 3 papers.

  1. Julie Maitland and Katie A. Siek, Small Hammers and Silver Bullets
  2. Victoria Meza-Kubo, Alberto L. Morán and Marcela D. Rodriguez, Making Computer-based Cognitive Stimulation Technologies accessible to Illiterate Elders
  3. Jill Palzkill Woelfer and David G. Hendry, Designing for Homeless Young People: Precaution in Ubiquitous Computing

15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00: 3 Talks, 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions per paper; followed by 15 mins of discussion after the 3 papers.

  1. Anshuman Kumar, Hemruchi Shah and Anirudha Joshi, Saral: Devanagari Text input system in Mobile phones
  2. Christopher A. Le Dantec, Legitimacy at the Outskirts: Categories, Use, and Adoption in Marginal Communities
  3. Susan P. Wyche, Design Charrettes as a Resource: A Case Study with Students at the University of Nairobi

17:00 - 17:30: Our message to the Conference? Collaborative slide writing for final panel session at conference.

We hope to organise a workshop dinner for the evening.