2020 IFIP European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries 


10th – 11th June 2020

The University of Salford was delighted to host the European Regional Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries online.  

Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) attracts ethnographers, anthropologists, technologists, ethicists, and engineers interested in the issues around Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and international development. The work of the group often targets countries on the OECD DAC list of official development assistance recipients, but we are also interested in other communities or groups that are marginalised or disadvantaged in their relationships with technologies.

We seek contributions disseminating new and unpublished research from across the full range of interests within the working group.

Conference Proceedings

Accepted papers were presented at the conference and are included in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP AICT series by SpringerNature. Conference Proceedings are available at the link below:


Keynote Speakers

  • Terrance Fernando, University of Salford, UK
  • Ciara Heavin, University College Cork, Ireland


Academic Publishing for Early Career Researchers

  • Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Pamela Abbott, University of Sheffield, UK

Philosophical Approaches to ICT4D: The changing landscape

  • Sandeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway
  • David Kreps, University of Salford, UK
  • Silvia Masiero, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dympna O’Sullivan, Technical University Dublin (Chair)


Programme Committee

European Speakers

  • Julian Bass University of Salford, UK
  • Laurence Brooks De Montford University, UK
  • Jyoti Choudrie University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Regina Connolly Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Christopher Foster University of Sheffield, UK
  • G Hari Harindranath Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Ciara Heavin University College Cork, Ireland
  • Lucy Hederman Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Richard Heeks University of Manchester, UK
  • Ebenezer Laizer University of Turku, Estonia
  • Dave Lewis Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Ravishankar Mayasandra-Nagaraja Loughborough University, UK
  • Shirin Madden London School of Economics, UK
  • Silvia Masiero Loughborough University, UK
  • Suvodeep Mazumdar University of Sheffield, UK
  • Arunima Mukherjee University of Oslo, Norway
  • Petter Neilsen University of Oslo, Norway
  • Brian Nicholson Manchester Business School, UK
  • Scarlet Rahy University of Salford, UK
  • Jaco Renken  University of Manchester, UK
  • Johan Sæbø University of Oslo, Norway
  • Sundeep Sahay University of Oslo, Norway
  • Wilfred Senyoni University of Oslo, Norway
  • Devinder Thapa University of Agder, Norway
  • P.J. Wall Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Asian Speakers

  • Robert Davison City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Fathul Wahid  Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Tariq Zaman Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

North American speakers

  • Faheem Hussain  Arizona State University,USA 

African speakers

  • Rehema Baguma  Makerere University, Uganda
  • Ibrahim Inuwa   American University of Nigeria
  • Siwel Yohakim Nyamba Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • Mira Slavova GIBS Business School, South Africa

Oceanic Speakers

  • Stan Karanasios RMIT University, Australia