Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Call for Submissions: ICEGOV2017 Doctoral Colloquium | New Delhi, India; 7-9 March 2017

ICEGOV2017 (International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance) in New Delhi, India during 7-9 March 2017

Theme: Building Knowledge Societies: from Digital Government to Digital Empowerment

ICEGOV2017 Doctoral Colloquium

Friday, 10 March 2017 | 09:00 - 15:20 | New Delhi


Submissions to the Doctoral Colloquium are welcome from doctoral students who would like to present their research work on any topic related to the theme of the conference. Each submission should explain the research problem addressed and why the problem is important, the research questions pursued and the research methodology adopted to pursue them, what kind of scientific and technical challenges were encountered in the course of the research, and obtained or emerging research results. Presentation of student work at the Doctoral Colloquium aims at providing feedback from academic experts and building students' peer-to-peer and professional networks.


The day will be split into distinct morning and afternoon sessions, with a networking lunch in between. The morning session will feature discussions and presentations from peer-reviewed and accepted doctoral student papers (maximum of four pages) based on their ongoing or completed research. The afternoon session will feature open discussions with doctoral student paper presenters, faculty, researchers, and doctoral students interested in the topic of digital government who are at the beginning stages of their research programs. We welcome applicants from a broad range of research areas relevant to digital government.

The morning session of the colloquium will encompass three kinds of activities:

  • Presentations of individual student research based on their accepted submissions. Submissions should explain the research problem addressed and why the problem is important, the research questions pursued and the research methodology adopted to pursue them, what kind of scientific and technical challenges were encountered in the course of the research, and obtained or emerging research results;
  • Discussion, question and answer, and engagement around research methods, approaches, and next research steps led by faculty mentors and participants;
  • Informal discussions and networking activities.

The afternoon session will focus on:

  • Lightning talks based on submissions by emerging PhD students at the beginning of their studies that focus on their research areas of interest, research problems and significance, key research questions, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies;
  • Feedback from faculty mentors and doctoral student participants;
  • Brief plenary presentations by senior faculty on digital government research themes as well as on planning and managing dissertations and careers.


The authors of accepted papers will be able to apply for scholarships to partially cover the costs of attending the conference, including registration and accommodation but not travel. The preference will be given to the authors whose main affiliation is based in a developing or transition country. At most one application will be considered per accepted paper. The online application form for scholarships will be available soon.

Submission Procedure

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings on the condition that at least one author registers by the 12 December 2016 deadline and presents the accepted paper at the conference. As in previous years, electronic proceedings will be published by the ACM Press and selected papers will be invited for submission to the special issue of Government Information Quarterly. Best paper awards will also take place.

The submission procedure includes five main steps:

1. Preparation: all papers should be written in English and prepared using the ACM Word Proceedings Template. Each paper must be within the page limits set for the corresponding submission categories (references included): 10 pages for completed research or experience papers, 4 pages for ongoing research or experience papers or for doctoral research papers, and 2 pages for poster papers.

2. Submission: all papers should be submitted through EasyChair – ICEGOV2017 by 3 October 2016 deadline in PDF format. Each paper must be submitted without any means of identifying the authors in terms of names, affiliations, email addresses, references, etc.

3. Review Process: all submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review by the Programme Committee and the authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection decisions by 21 November 2016.

4. Revision and Final Submission: all accepted papers must be revised to address reviewer comments and to remove all blinding measures, i.e. add author names, affiliations, email addresses, references, etc. The final version of the paper must then be resubmitted through EasyChair – ICEGOV2017 in Word format (.doc or .docx) by 19 December 2016 deadline.

5. Editorial Revision and Copyright Form: once the final papers are submitted, an editorial review will take place to ensure that the papers are formatted strictly according to the ACM Word Proceedings Template and are within the page limits within the category they were accepted to. Afterwards, a rights management form and complete instructions on how to fill it will be sent by the publisher to the authors. After completing the form online, the authors will be emailed a copy of the form.

You may also submit your papers in General Track.

Further Details

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tomorrow at JNU | PC Joshi Memorial Lecture on Right to Education and Deepening of Democracy by Prof Shantha Sinha

Archives on Contemporary History
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Cordially invites you to​

The 18th PC Joshi Memorial Lecture on

Right to Education and Deepening of Democracy:
BalBandhu Scheme in Turbulent Tribal Areas

Prof. Shantha Sinha
Eminent Social Scientist and Social Activist

Presided over by
Prof Shyam B. Menon
Vice Chancellor, Ambedkar University, Delhi

September 29, 2016 @ 3:15pm
Lecture Hall-I, Convention Centre

All are welcome

Today's JNU Conference on Economic Empowerment through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday, September 23, 2016

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CSIR-NISTADS Vitarka/Policy Debate on India needs to improve its water efficiency | 28th September | IIC New Delhi

Vitarka: A CSIR-NISTADS Outreach Programme for Inclusive Policy Debate

Topic: "India needs to improve its water efficiency"

Date: 28th September 2016 at 6:00 PM (Tea: 5:45 pm)

Venue: India International Center, Seminar Hall 1, New Delhi

NISTADS is organizing a small group discussion comprising maximum 30 participants from various section of the society. Participation in Vitarka is by invitation based on direct invitation or selection from requests received through web registration. Kindly register on NISTADS website for participation by 26th September 2016. Email from NISTADS will be sent by 27nd September 2016 to the participants whose participation is confirmed.

About Vitarka
An active and inclusive public debate can make significant contribution to policy formulation and policy advocacy. CSIR National Institute for Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS) is launching a public discussion forum Vitarka. The primary goal of Vitarka is to engage the public in policy debate for techno-socio-economic transformation, especially through S&T intervention.
Vitarka is planned as an open environment platform for informed and participative discussion. Vitarka sessions will be organized at India International Centre (IIC).
CSIR-NISTADS invites public and all stakeholders for their views, contribution and participation in this techno-socio-economic developments initiative. Vitarka will greatly benefit from your contribution and participation. The topics planned under Vitarka can range from Clean Water, Carbon Taxes, Energy, GM Crops, and Stem Cell Research to Space Mission and Nuclear Policy.
Further Details
Dr. Mohammad Rais
Coordinator: Vitarka-NISTADS Outreach Programme (NOP)
CSIR-NISTADS, Pusa Gate, K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110012, India
T: +91-11-25843052 (office)
E: mohammad_rais[at]; rais[at]

[apeid.higher_education.bgk] 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future

26-28 October 2016, Holiday Inn Silom, Bangkok, Thailand



Your opinion is very important to us!


On 26 October 2016, UNESCO Bangkok will welcome participants to the 18th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, In Pursuit of Quality Education: The Past, Present and Future.


In conjunction with the event, we want you to tell us what you think quality education is, what the challenges are in achieving quality education, and what innovative options can be used to assess the quality of education. The findings of the survey will be shared during the conference and posted on the conference website after the conference.


The survey

Do take part in this short survey ( because your opinion counts!



If you are planning to attend the conference, please register online at if you have not done so yet. We are looking forward to learn from the interesting speakers listed below, and we hope you are as well.


List of speakers

·         Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy and Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore

·         Sean Slade, Senior Director of Global Outreach, ASCD, USA

·         Dina Ocampo, Deputy Education Under Secretary, Philippines

·         Madhav Chavan, Co-Founder of and former CEO of Pratham, India

·         Kuroda, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies and Director, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Waseda University, Japan

·         Kenneth Lim, Research Scientist, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education, Singapore

·         Zhang Minxuan, Shanghai Normal University, China

·         Jim Tognolini, Director of the Assessment and Educational Measurement and Hub, University of Sydney, Australia and Distinguished Research Scientist at Pearson

·         Jimin Cho, Senior Researcher and Director, Division of Global Education, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Republic of Korea

·         Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director, International Institute for Education Planning, France

·         Manju Balasubramanyam, Principal of Delhi Public School, Bangalore, India



Join the conversation #QualityEd2016

Connect with us for updates and more via the following social media:

·         Conference's Facebook event page:

·         UNESCO Asia-Pacific Facebook page:

·         Twitter:


We encourage you to share your thoughts with our conference hashtag: #QualityEd2016



Conference fees

International participant  US$ 350

Full-time student             US$ 150

Resident of Thailand       US$ 150

Group registration**        US$ 250 each

** For 5 or more individuals from the same organization/institution.


Send bank draft payable to "UNESCO" at the following address:

UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road

Bangkok 10110, Thailand



For more information, contact:


UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391 0577

Fax: (66-2) 391 0866





"The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning."

- Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

Friday, September 16, 2016

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