Social Media for Development Workshop

Date: Sunday March 20, 2011

2011 ACM Conference on
Computer Supported Cooperative Work

March 19–23, 2011 · Hangzhou, China

Recent projects and studies suggest there is interesting and diverse work emerging at the intersection of ICT4D―the application of information and communication technologies to socio-economic development―and social media.  One trend both fields share is the rise of mobile: While ICT4D has been devoting increasing attention to mobile technologies due to their global reach, there has also been a surge in mobile social media applications for the developed world.  Whether mobile or web-based, work by social media researchers indicates that social software may have significant potential in developing regions through support for citizen reporting, crowdsourcing, grassroots mapping, and education.  Through position papers and interactive discussions, workshop participants will explore current work at the intersection of ICT4D and social media (we’ll call it "SM4D"), as well as challenges, emerging themes, and future directions.  

Important Workshop Dates

December 17, 2010 Email Statement of Interest 
December 30, 2010 Acceptance Decisions 
January 7, 2011 Registration for Workshop Ends 
January 31, 2011 Submit Full Position Paper 
March 19, 2011 CSCW Begins 
March 20, 2011 Social Media for Development Workshop  
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