10th IDIA Conference

To be announced

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Conference venue


1. Theme overview


2. Call for Papers

We invite you to submit papers on the theme



See deadlines.


3. Calls

3.1 Call for Full Papers

See requirements details.

3.2 Call for Panels

You are welcome to submit proposals for a panel discussion. A summary article of the panel discussion is expected to be submitted after the conference, for publication on the IDIA website, and perhaps a journal too.

Kindly submit possible themes, names of panelists and their affiliations.

3.3 Call for Workshops

You are welcome to submit proposals for a workshop. This is usually very helpful for practioners. Ideally there should be some formal output - e.g. article, book.

3.4 Call for post-graduate colloquium

We are trying to develop promising young researchers. We hope to receive submissions based on extracts from Honours/Masters/PhD theses in progress. A Work-in-Progress volume will be published online on the IDIA website.

4. Publishing schedule

Papers must be submitted to this email address:

IDIA2016 AT developmentinformatics.org


Please meet the strict deadlines for paper inclusion in the Proceedings.

Due to so many requests for extension of deadlines, we revised the dates.

20 June 2015       Full papers submissions
        Panel proposal submissions
        Student submissions
1 August 2015       Notification of acceptance
15 September 2015       Early Bird payment deadline
1 September 2015       Payment deadline
15 September 2015       Camera-ready papers deadline
NB: Submission requirements

5. Registration

Please use the online form to register for the conference registration.

5.1 Registration fees

Conference fees
Standard   ZAR  
Early bird   ZAR Deadline: 15 September 2016
Non-reviewed papers / Research in Progress
Early bird   ZAR Deadline: 15 September 2016
These papers will not be published in the Proceedings
Students   ZAR Proof of current registration at a higher education institution required
Early bird   ZAR Deadline: 15 September 2016
Day rate   ZAR Observers
Early bird   ZAR per day Deadline: 15 September 2016
    ZAR Conference dinner for non-participants*

5.2 Visa letters

Visa letters will only be offered to participants whose papers have been accepted. If you wish to attend without delivering a paper, and require a visa letter, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit before the letter will be issued.

5.3 Gala Dinner


6. Accommodation

See the list of accommodation within easy reach of the conference venue.

7. Transport / Airport

Flights and Airport


Flights between



You could either rent a car, take a taxi, or go by bus to .

8. Info and Tips

Here are two useful websites:

8.1 Money matters


9. Programme Committee

See the Programme Committee page.

Organizing Committee

Jacques Steyn
Monash University
Conference Co-Chair

About IDIA

IDIA, the International Development Informatics Association, is an association serving as a forum for international cooperation between individuals and organisations focusing on research into the use of ICTs by developing economies and societies (ICT4D). IDIA was founded in 2006 and has held national workshops on Development Informatics, as well as several international conferences.

IDIA2016 is the 10th International IDIA Conference.