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John Sören Pettersson <[log in to unmask]>
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John Sören Pettersson <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:35:54 +0200
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For those of you who were not invited to the Nobel Prize ceremony, this is
an invitation to particpate in M4D 2008 (and a reminder that the paper
deadline is 31st of October).


M4D 2008 - 1st International Conference on "M4D":

Mobile Communication Technology for Development


11-12 December, 2008, Centre for HumanIT

Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden


New developments in mobile communication technologies have generated a
number of possibilities for economic and social development in low-income
countries. M4D 2008 focuses specifically on mobile technologies within the
broader field of study that has now become known as ICT4D ("ICT for


We strive to have an event where all types of actors are included. There
will be a research stream with a traditional conference design and a
practitioner’s stream where industry, NGOs, and public bodies can
disseminate their knowledge.


Industry keynote by Gabriel Solomon, GSM Association
Research keynote by Richard Heeks, Univ. Manchester 


We welcome presentations within all "m" areas: m-government, m-health,
m-banking, m-policy, etc., as well as social and cultural aspects of M4D.
While the "m" in this context often implies low tech it is also noteworthy
that wireless connections have promises for the development of broadband
networks: there will be a special workshop on wireless broadband networks
for developing regions including mesh networks.

Submission of papers and poster abstracts is still open for the main
conference but will close at the end of October (workshops are closed). We
will review proposals continuously to be able to provide early feedback to
people who need Letters of Invitation for visas to get to Sweden; see
further under "Participation" at  <> !

Welcome to Sweden in December!

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