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Arunesh Mathur <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 15 May 2014 00:46:57 +0530
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Call for Papers:

DEV 2014 provides an international forum for research in the design and
implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for
social and economic development. In particular, we focus on emerging
contexts where conventional computing solutions are often inappropriate due
to various contextual factors - including, but not limited to, cost,
language, literacy, and the availability of power and bandwidth.

Papers and posters should describe original and previously unpublished
research. Three metrics will be applied to judge the submissions: (a)
Relevance of the problem for development; (b) Novelty of the technical
solution; (c) Evaluation of the solution, making a case for
development-focused impact. All DEV paper submissions should either provide
or directly motivate a novel technical solution that has direct
implications for development. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

1. Networks/Systems/Security/Architecture
 - Low-cost wireless connectivity
 - Intermittent networks and systems
 - Power-efficient systems
 - Low-cost computing devices
 - Mobile systems and applications
 - Mixed networks, e.g., telephony and IP
 - Special-purpose sensor systems
 - Security challenges in developing regions

2. HCI/Applications
 - User interfaces for low-literacy populations
 - Multi-lingual computing
 - User-interfaces for low-cost devices
 - Participatory methods and user-centered design
 - Accessibility to disabled populations in developing regions
 - Design and evaluation of applications for health, microfinance,
education, agriculture, entertainment

3. AI/NLP/Data Mining/Speech/Vision
 - Machine learning techniques for large-scale data analysis in development
 - Adapting content and applications to local languages and education levels
 - Understanding social relationships and information flows in
disadvantaged societies
 - Speech interfaces and speech recognition for low-resource languages
 - Development of new AI-centric tools/solutions for development
 - Computer vision challenges in development

We also welcome papers outside of these topics that address the DEV focus
on computing innovations supporting social and economic development. More
information is available on the website: Follow
conference updates on @ACMDEV2014 <>. Please
direct enquiries to [log in to unmask]

Important Dates:

Full paper due: August 1, 2014 (11:59pm UTC) - firm deadline
Author notification: September 8, 2014
Conference: December 5-6, 2014

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