The Lebanese  Association  for Information Systems



LCIS 2016  Scope

ICT for greater development impact


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‚Äôs 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ICT for different aspects of development
  • ICT4D and mobile technologies
  • Big data as a tool for development
  • e-Government and democracy
  • Open disaster risk data and minimization of the effect of disaster in DC
  • ICT and urban service delivery
  • Social networking and health care in DC
  • Poor as producers and innovators with ICTs
  • Telecenters as paths for affordable computing in DC
  • ICT and disability work
  • ICT and acquisition and absorption of knowledge in DC
  • Public/private partnerships job creation and economic growth
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Peer-to-peer technology for knowledge sharing
  • Using ICT to enforce proper security against terrorism
  • Women 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.

LCIS2016 Golden Partners