The Journal of Community Informatics provides an opportunity for Community Informatics researchers and others to share their work with the larger community. Through the Journal's application of a rigorous peer review process, knowledge and awareness concerning the community use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is being brought to a wider professional audience.
In addition, the Journal makes available key documents, “points of view”, notes from the field and other materials that will be of wider interest within the community of those working in Community Informatics.
Original funding for the Journal was provided by the Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), a project funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
Michael Gurstein, Ph.D.
Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
The current issue (Vol. 9, No. 3)
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Community informatics (CI) is the study and practice of enabling communities with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). See the Wikipedia entry on Community Informatics for an overview of the field.
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Call for Papers (CfP): CfP: Community Informatics and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Call for Papers: Special Issue –
Community Informatics and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
The Journal of Community Informatics (http://ci-journal.net)
Abstract submissions due June 30, 2013
Full papers due September 15, 2013
Anticipated publication date February 1, 2014
A special issue of the international Journal of Community Informatics (http://ci-journal.net/) will be devoted to examining the relationship between Community Informatics and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Community Informatics (CI) is the study and practice of enabling communities to improve their lives through Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). This special issue will focus on how community-based use of ICTs can contribute to both the achievement of specific MDG targets and the development of the post-2015 global development agenda. The issue is expected to be published in early 2014 and thus provide inputs to ongoing discussions on the finalization of a new global development agenda.
The Journal of Community Informatics is a medium for the communication of research of interest to a global network of academics, community informatics practitioners and national and multilateral policy makers.
The field of Community Informatics seeks to explore the potential of ICTs and their applications for social and economic development at community level. It particularly seeks to ensure that marginalized individuals and communities can benefit
For this special issue, we are inviting original, unpublished research, points of view, case studies, reviews and field notes. All research papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Insights and analytical perspectives from practitioners and policy makers in the form of notes from the field or case studies are also encouraged. These will not be peer-reviewed but will be assessed as to their suitability for publication.
Expected topics in this special issue include:
1. National and local policies needed to foster synergies between CI and the MDGs
2. Local government, CI and ICTs: how to create a sound ecosystem for development and MDG achievement?
3. Enabling communities to participate in local decision making processes via ICTs
4. CI and access to information and open data related to development priorities
5. CI and local capacity development: can ICTs close or widen the gap?
6. The potential role for CI in the post-2015 global development agenda;
7. Framing global CI partnerships for development
8. Assessing the empirical evidence on the role of community ICTs in the MDGs to date
9. Using community-based ICTs to address extreme poverty and hunger
10. CI approaches to achieving universal primary education;
11. CI contributions to the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment
12. CI influence to in the elimination of child mortality and achievement of maternal health
13. CI approaches to combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
14. CI and environmental sustainability
15. CI as a component of national and regional health information systems
16. CI and local participation strategies to meet MDGs
17. CI and social inclusion of groups targeted in MDGs
18. CI contributions to developing global partnerships
Special Issue Editors:
Raul Zambrano – Cluster Leader, Senior Policy Advisor, ICTD and e-governance, UNDP, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Zielinski – CEO, International Alliance on Information for All, email@example.com
Special Issue Assistant
Michel Castagné – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vol 9, No 3 (2013): Special Issue: CI and the Co-Creation of Innovation
Table of Contents
|Susana Finquelievich, Mariana Salgado|
|Community Innovation and Community Informatics||HTML|
|The Emergence and Development of a Regional Living Lab: The Case of San Luis, Argentina||HTML|
|The ecology of linking technologies: toward a non-instrumental look at new technological repertoires||HTML|
|Facilitating community innovation: The Outils-Réseaux Way||HTML|
|Lorna Heaton, Florence Millerand, Serge Proulx|
|Are the Users Driving, and How Open is Open? Experiences from Living Lab and User Driven Innovation projects||HTML|
|Kari-Hans Kommonen, Andrea Botero|
|Communities, Crowds and Focal Sites: Fine-Tuning the Theoretical Grounding of Collaboration Online||HTML|
|The Emergence of Converging Communities via Twitter||HTML|
|Cecilia Loureiro-Koechlin, Tim Butcher|
|Collaborative Knowledge Creation in Development Networks: Lessons Learned from a Transnational Programme||HTML|
|RLabs: A South African Perspective on a Community-driven Approach to Community Information||HTML|
|Marlon Parker, Julia Wills, Gary Brian Wills|
|Museums as Living Labs Challenge, Fad or Opportunity?||HTML|
|Digital Habitats – stewarding technology for communities||HTML|
|Joanna Saad Sulonen|
|Appropriation of ICTs by informal communities in metropolitan cities. The case of the “La Salada” market in the Latin American context||HTML|
|Ester Schiavo, Sergio Rodríguez, Paula Vera|
The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441