Advancing business innovations, competitiveness, and progressiveness: the role of ICT towards smart organizations
There are several ways to participate at LCIS 2017.
- Organize a Track
- Organise a Workshop/Pre-Conference
- Submit a Paper: We heartily invite Lebanese researchers to hand in their work to LCIS2017
- Participate at the Doctoral Symposium: Doctoral Students will have the opportunity to be part of the PhD-consortium of LCIS2017
- Attend the Conference: We warmly invite you to be our guest at LCIS2017, be it as author, member of a committee, visitor or even volunteer.
LCIS 2017 will be a place of discussion and networking.
The Lebanese American University is a private and independent university with two campuses in Lebanon, chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE–NEASC).
Deadline Abstract submission: Mar 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Mar 20, 2017
Full paper submission: Apr 10, 2017
LCIS2017 Conference: Apr 27-29, 2017
Proposal submission: Mar 27, 2017
Doctoral Consortium: Apr 27, 2017
Underdevelopment, insecurity, poverty, inequality, and immigration are major problems faced by developing countries. Since 2000, international donor agencies have been 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 could lead to socio-economic development, improve people’s life, and install a kind of a new emerging democracy. Indeed, according to some scholars, when correctly implemented, these technologies transform governments by boosting transparency and accountability (Subhajit Basu, 2004), cutting out the middleman, connecting the excluded (Heeks, 2010), and helping the agency of women which is of strong effect on development through entrepreneurship (Heeks and Shoba, 2010). The introduction of the digital production is known to enable collective power and crowdvoicing by allowing the growth of social outsourcing and social enterprises and leading towards smarter organizations, smarter cities and smarter countries.
The aim of LCIS 2017 is to illustrate some of the issues related to ICT for development and advancing business innovations, competitiveness, and progressiveness towards smarter cities, while keeping in mind the differences and similarities among developing countries. We also encourage multi- or inter-disciplinary research.