The ICT4Africa 2010 Doctoral Consortium is an international workshop for PhD students working in the areas of ICT and development as it especially relate to Africa. The workshop will offer Ph.D. students the opportunity to present, discuss, and receive constructively and critical feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. This feedback will be provided by internationally renowned ICT researchers, most of who are journal editors and/or serve on editorial boards of major research journals. We also encourage students that are just thinking about enrolling into a doctoral program to submit to this workshop.
- Date: March 24th, 2008
- Time: 9.00a.m. - 1.00p.m.
- Venue: Djeuga Palace Hotel, Yaounde, Cameroon
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
- Prof. Adekunle Okunoye, Xavier University, USA
- Prof. Enoh Tanjong, University of Buea, Cameroon
Doctoral Consortium Goals
The goals of the Doctoral Consortium include:
- To encourage more doctoral students in the area of ICT and Development
- To provide fruitful feedback and advice to the Ph.D. students on their research thesis.
- To provide the opportunity to meet experienced colleagues in the area of ICT and development
- To foster interaction between PhD students and prospective students and stimulate an exchange of ideas and suggestions among participants.
Submissions will address the student's PhD research area, specifically:
- A clear formulation of the research question.
- An identification of the significant problems in the field of research.
- State why the research work is being conducted, and what benefits the research will bring
- An outline of the current knowledge of the problem domain, as well as the state of existing solutions.
- Details of the research methodology.
- A presentation of any preliminary results and the state of the research work
- A description of the Ph.D. project's contribution to the area of ICT and development in general.
- A discussion of the implications for research, practice and policy making; i.e. how is it different, new, or better than the existing solutions.