Underdevelopment, insecurity, poverty, inequality, and
immigration are major problems faced by developing countries. Since 2000,
international donor agencies are encouraging the usage of ICT in order to
reduce the impact of these complex social problems. Today, much has been done.
Some researchers have reported practices that can lead to socio-economic
development, can improve people’s life, and can install a kind of a new
emerging democracy. Indeed, according to some scholars, ICT, if correctly
implemented, can have many positive impacts such as: transforming governments,
making them more transparent and accountable (Subhajit Basu, 2004), cutting out
the middleman, connecting the excluded (Heeks, 2010), helping the agency of
women which is of strong effect on development through entrepreneurship (Heeks
and Shoba, 2010), introducing the digital production, enabling collective Power
and crowdvoicing, allowing the growth of social outsourcing and social
enterprises. The literature about development analyses huge
potential of a positive contribution of ICT to development.
The aim of LCIS 2016 is to illustrate some of the issues related to ICT for development, while
keeping in mind the differences and similarities among developing countries.
of interest include, but are not limited to:
for different aspects of development
and mobile technologies
data as a tool for development
disaster risk data and minimization of the effect of disaster in DC
and urban service delivery
networking and health care in DC
as producers and innovators with ICTs
as paths for affordable computing in DC
and disability work
and acquisition and absorption of knowledge in DC
partnerships job creation and economic growth
the digital divide
technology for knowledge sharing
ICT to enforce proper security against terrorism
using ICT to tackle social discrimination
Tracks and special sessions
Tracks and special sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present their research results and participate in open discussions with specialized people.
Proposals including related topics and themes are welcome. The theme of the conferences does not restrict possible topics of the tracks and sessions.