The Sixth International Workshop on ICT Trends in Emerging Economies (WICTTEE 2017)

held in conjunction with the

Conference Dates

4 - 8 December 2017


Rydges Latimer Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand


In response to the emerging research diversity, the SIG on Development of Information and Communication Technology in the Asia Pacific Neighbourhood—DICTAP is organising a workshop on ICT Trends in Emerging Economies. The developmental growth of ICT in the Asia Pacific countries has been phenomenal in recent years as the Government of these countries have embarked on various ICT initiatives. Despite these efforts, the ICT development rate of each country has not been the same among countries from the low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income economies within the Asia Pacific region (hitherto referred to as emerging economies).

In general, the ICT growth in these countries is only at the emerging or development stage.The workshop invites contributions from researchers who are from emerging economies* or those who are working on issues related to emerging economies* to share scholarly findings and professional insights in ICT development in the field of education. WICTTEE 2017 is planned as a full day workshop to be held either on the 4th December or 8th December 2017.

*List of countries as defined by the World Bank

Scope of the Workshop

The scope of this sub-conference will cover, but is not limited to the following areas:

  • E-learning policies and administration
  • Learning management system
  • Blended learning
  • Multimedia content development
  • Game-based learning
  • Mobile/ubiquitous learning
  • Technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPCK)
  • Technology-enhanced critical and creative thinking scaffolds
  • Teacher professional development
  • Life-long learning
  • Open educational resources

We welcome papers that report on accomplished research and work-in-progress. Papers of a more conceptual nature are also welcomed. Papers which illustrate technologies specifically customized to the contexts and needs of developing countries are greatly encouraged. All accepted papers will be indexed by Elsevier Bibliographic Databases (e.g. Scopus, Engineering Village and others).

Paper Submission

Authors should prepare submissions in English. Email your full papers to wicttee@gmail.com (you will receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours).

The maximum page length is 8-10 pages and authors should prepare papers using the template provided at the conference website.

Once the paper has been accepted, at least one author must register and be present at the workshop for the paper to be published.

The authors of accepted papers will need to complete the following form: Transfer of Copyright Agreement

Important Dates

Paper submission: 18 August 2017

Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: 8 September 2017

Final paper deadline: 15 September 2017


All workshop participants are required to register for the main conference.

There will be no additional workshop fee.

Workshop Co-chairs

Mas Nida MD KHAMBARI, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (Chair)

Niwat SRISAWASDI, Khon Kaen University, Thailand (Co-chair)

Workshop Consultant

Su Luan WONG, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Program Committee Members

Chun-Ping Wu (Tamkang University, Taiwan)

Fariza KHALID (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Fang Fang CHUA (Multimedia University, Malaysia)

Gary WONG (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong)

Henry ADORNA (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Mercedes T. RODRIGO (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)

Mohd. Najwan MD. KHAMBARI (Technical University of Malacca, Malaysia)

Nikol RUMMEL (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany )

Pham Nguyen CUONG (HCMC University of Science - Vietnam National University, Vietnam)

Priscilla MOSES (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)

Rommel FERIA (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

Rosnaini MAHMUD (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Shaun NYKVIST (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

Viraj KUMAR (PES University, India).




Tuesday 5 December 2017

Savoy West (200)

Rydges Latimer Hotel, Christchurch