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M4D International Conference 2018 : The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018), Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018 Makerere University (MUK)


When Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018
Where Kampala -Uganda
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2018
Notification Due Aug 30, 2018
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2018

Call For Papers

The 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D2018), Kampala, Uganda, November 15-16, 2018
Makerere University (MUK)

Welcome to the 6th International Conference on Mobile Communication Technology for Development (M4D 2018). This conference series welcomes researchers, practitioners and all those with interest in the use, evaluation, and theorizing of mobile communication technologies for development. M4D conferences combine two days of plenary parallel paper sessions, panel sessions, short presentations, posters and workshops. M4D2018 will in addition, include pre-conference workshops for practitioners, PhD and masters students and entrepreneurs, as well as start-ups interested in show casing their work.

This conference provides a forum for M4D enthusiasts to network, innovate, and share experiences of working with mobile technologies in development contexts. The inaugural conference was held in Karlstad, Sweden in 2008. The 2nd conference was in Kampala, Uganda in 2010; the 3rd Conference was in New Delhi, India in 2012; the 4th conference was in Dakar Senegal in 2014 and the 5th Conference was held in Maputo, Mozambique in 2016. This year, we welcome you to Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda for M4D2018!


M4D2018 will take up the mobile-technology-for-development quest along topics addressing (but not restricted to):

-mHuman Computer Interaction
-mDevice – application areas of the mobile device (radio receiver, etc.)
-Mobile app development

Submission Options

For the opportunity to present at the conference, delegates have different options.

Research papers (8-12 pages including references which will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on theory, craftsmanship and analytical rigor. Articles considering critical approaches and theoretical development will be prioritized.
The practitioner's track is open to practitioners to present their experiences, cases and policies (4-5 pages). These contributions do not have to be guided by academic theory and critical analysis. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and allocated a presentation slot.
Workshops - You can also participate by organizing a workshop. Workshop submissions for proceedings (2 pages) must contain: title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.
Panels – We welcome theme driven panels. If you would also like to chair and organize a panel, feel free to submit (2 pages) that must contain title, organizers with affiliation, participants, motivation and objectives.
Posters or Demos - You are also welcome to present your work in the form of a poster or a demo by submitting a one page extended abstract in the format of the template provided on the conferencewebsite:
Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: 30 June 2018 (Extended)
Paper acceptance notification: 30 August 2018
Final papers due and registration deadline for presenting authors: 30 September 2018
Poster/Demo/workshop/panel submission deadline: 1 September 2018
Acceptance notification: 15 September 2018
Posters/Demos/workshops/panel submission deadline: 15 September 2018
Registration deadline for participants without presentations: 31 October 2018

Registration and Fees
Registration will open in April 2018.

Conference fee will be 200 US Dollars. Academics and students from developing countries are entitled to a 30% discount (140 US Dollars)

The conference fee includes access to the conference venue, presentations, workshops and demonstrations, keynote presentations, one copy of the proceedings, refreshments, the conference dinner and any other social events throughout the conference.

Participation Grants

We hope to provide participation grants on a competitive basis for participants with accepted papers from developing countries that will cover registration fees, travel and accommodation. Please note that this is highly contingent on the results of our fundraising efforts.

Contact us
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