Conference Schedule

Zoom IDs to paper and poster presentations are now available on our Zoom ID page. You can also access full papers through the ACM Conference Proceedings or in case of limited access, find it here

 

       Day 1: June 17 th 

Welcome from the General Chairs and Opening Keynote 

Karla Morales | “Social Networks as a Space for Citizen Participation and Equality Accelerators”

Use this time to join Zoom meetings. Hosted by David Nemer, we hope the coffee breaks can bring the zoom networking sessions as close to the real experience as possible. 

Connecting Isolated Communities: Quantitative Evidence on the Adoption of Community Cellular Networks in the Philippines

Presented by Niall Keleher


Niall Keleher |  Stanford University 

Mary Claire Barel | University of the Philippines   

Joshua Blumenstock | University of California Berkeley     

Cedric Angelo Festin | University of the Philippines

Matthew Podolsky | University of California Berkeley

Arman Rezaee | University of California    

Erin Troland | Federal Reserve Board

Kurtis Heimerl | University of Washington

The Limits of Design in Ensuring Responsible Outcomes from Technology

Presented by  Aaditeshwar Seth


Aaditeshwar Seth | Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

 

SmartChama: Designing Collaborative Digital Financial Systems for Chama Groups in Kenya

Presented by George Hope Chidziwisano


George Hope Chidziwisano | Michigan State University

Kisyula Rellikson | Michigan State University

Susan Wyche | Michigan State University

  

Women and the Sustainability of Rural Community Networks in the Global South

Presented by Nicola J Bidwell


Nicola J Bidwell | International University of Management Nambia and University College Cork

Use this time to join Zoom meetings. Hosted by David Nemer, we hope the coffee breaks can bring the zoom networking sessions as close to the real experience as possible. 

Infrastructuring Hope: Solidarity, Leadership, Negotiation, and ICT among the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Presented by Faheem Hossain


Faheem Hussain | Arizona State University

Abdullah Hasan Safir | University of Toronto

Dina Sabie | University of Toronto

Zulkarin Jahangir | North South University 

Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed | University of Toronto

 

An Exploration of African-American Pregnant Women’s Information-Seeking Behavior in Detroit

Presented by Grace Burleson


Grace Burleson | University of Michigan

Mustafa Naseem | University of Michigan

Kentaro Toyama | University of Michigan

 

Privacy Vulnerabilities in Public Digital Service Centers in Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Presented by S M Taiabul Haque


S M Taiabul Haque | University of Central Missouri

Md. Romael Haque | Marquette University 

Swapnil Nandy | Jadavpur University 

Priyank Chandra | University of Toronto

Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen | Utah State University 

Shion Guha | Marquette University 

Syed Ishtiaqye Ahmed | University of Toronto

 

Supporting Smartphone-Based Image Capture of Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Low-Resource Settings

Presented by Chunjong Park


Chunjong Park | University of Washington

Alex Mariakakis | University of Washington

Jane Yang | Muso

Diego Lassala | Muso

Yasamba Djiguiba | Muso

Youssouf Keita | Muso

Hawa Diarra | Muso

Beatrice Wasunna | Medic Mobile

Fatou Fall | Medic Mobile

Marème Soda Gaye | Medic Mobile

Bara Ndiaye | Medic Mobile

Ari Johnson | Muso

Isaac Holeman | Medic Mobile

Shwetak Patel | University of Washington

       Day 2: June 18 th 

Affording extremes: incivility, social media and democracy in the Indian context

Presented by Anmol Panda


Anmol Panda | Microsoft Research India

Sunandan Chakraborty | Indiana University – Purdue University Indiana

Noopur Raval | University of California Irvine

Han Zhang | University of Michigan

Mugdha Mohapatra | Microsoft IDC

Syeda Zainab Akbar | Microsoft Research India

Joyojeet Pal | Microsoft Research India

 

Engaging the Crowd: Social Movement Building via Online Bystander Mobilization

Presented by Divya Siddarth


Divya Siddarth | MSR

Joyojeet Pal | MSR

 

Reflections from Practical Experiences of Managing Participatory Media Platforms for Development

Presented by Aaditeshwar Seth


Aaditeshwar Seth | Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Akshay Gupta | Gram Vaani 

Aparna Moitra | Gram Vaani 

Deepak Kumar | Gram Vaani 

Dipanjan Chakraborty | BITS Hyderabad

Lamuel Enoch | Gram Vaani 

Orlanda Ruthven | Gram Vaani 

Paramita Panjal | Gram Vaani 

Rafi Ahmad Siddiqi | Gram Vaani 

Rohit Singh | Gram Vaani 

Sayonee Chatterjee | Gram Vaani  

Sangeeta Saini | Gram Vaani 

Sultan Ahmad | Gram Vaani 

Vijay Sai Pratap | Gram Vaani 

 

From Greetings to Corruption: Politicians, Political Parties, and Tweeting in India

Presented by Lia Bozarth


Lia Bozarth | University of Michigan School of Information 

Anmol Panda | Microsoft

Joyojeet Pal | Microsoft Research

Ceren Budak | University of Michigan School of Information 

Use this time to join Zoom meetings. Hosted by David Nemer, we hope the coffee breaks can bring the zoom networking sessions as close to the real experience as possible. 

Conceptual Learning through Accessible Play: Project Torino and Computational Thinking for Blind Children in India

Presented by Gesu India


Gesu India | Microsoft 

Geetha Ramakrishna | Vision Empower Trust

Joyojeet Pal | Microsoft

Manohar Swaminathan | Microsoft

 

Challenges and Issues Integrating Smartphones into Teacher Support Programs in India

Presented by Rama Adithya Varanasi


Rama Adithya Varanasi | Cornell University

Aditya Vashishta | Cornell University

Tapan Parikh | Cornell Tech

Nicola Dell | Cornell Tech 

 

“We Need More Power to Stand Up”: Designing to Combat Stigmatization of the Caregivers of Children with Autism in Urban Bangladesh

Presented by Abdul Kawsar Tushar


Abdul Kawsar Tushar | Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Iffat Jahan Antara | Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka

Dipto Das | School of Information Studies, Syracuse University 

Priyank Chandra | Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Tanjir Rashid Soron | Tele-psychiatry Research and Innovation Network

Md Munirul Haque | R B Annis School of Engineering, University of Indianapolis 

Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed | Department of Computer Science, Marquette University

Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed | Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

 

Baccalauréat Practice Tests in Cameroon: The Impact of SMS-Based Exam Preparation

Presented by Anthony Poon


Anthony Poon | Cornell University

Sarah Giroux | Cornell University 

Parfait Eloundou-Eyegue | Cornell University

Francois Guimbretiere | Cornell University 

Nicola Dell | Cornell Tech 

Use this time to join Zoom meetings. Hosted by David Nemer, we hope the coffee breaks can bring the zoom networking sessions as close to the real experience as possible. 

Please you this link to see the schedule for the virtual poster presentations.  

       Day 3: June 19 th 

Patriarchy and Social Media: Women Only Facebook Groups as Safe Spaces for Support Seeking in Pakistan

Presented by Maryam Mustafa


Fouzia Younas | Information Technology University, Lahore

Mustafa Naseem | School of Information, University of Michigan 

Maryam Mustafa | Lahore University of Management Sciences

 

Performing Gender, Doing Politics: Social Media and Women Election Workers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Presented by Azhagu Meena Sp


Drupa Dinnie Charles | Microsoft Research

Azhagu Meena Sp | Microsoft Research

Simiran Lalvani | Microsoft Research

Syeda Zainab Akbar | Microsoft Research

Divya Siddarth | Microsoft Research

Joyojeet Pal | Microsoft Research

 

Gendered Gig: Understanding the Gig Economy in New Delhi from a Gendered Perspective

Presented by Shruti Gupta


Shruti Gupta | National University of Singapour 

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Digital Divine: Technology use by Indian Spiritual Sects

Presented by Azhagu Meena Sp


Azhagu Meena Sp | Microsoft Research India

Varuni Bhatia | Azim Premji University

Joyojeet Pal | Microsoft Research India

 

Platform-led upskilling: Marketplace platforms as a source of livelihoods training

Presented by Jonathan Donner


Jonathan Donner | Caribou Digital 

Marissa Dean | Caribou Digital 

Jessica Osborn | Caribou Digital 

Annabel Schiff | Caribou Digital 

 

Bottlenecks of ICT Innovation in Rwanda

Presented by Tsuyoshi Kano


Tsuyoshi Kano | University of Michigan 

Kentaro Toyama | University of Michigan 

Guest Speaker |  Dr. Kentaro Toyama

Hosts|  Nasim Motalebi, Richard Canavez, and Eduardo Segundo Cruz Ramirez. 

 

Please spread the word and encourage your grad students to attend this casual conversation regarding ICTD and the future of ICTD jobs. 

 

 

Closing Keynote by Janet Chavez Santiago and Wrap-up by General Chairs 

 

Janet Chavez |  “Indigenous Voices and Visibility in the Digital Era: the Teotitlán Del Valle Zapotec Talking Dictionary”

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