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                     The role of

       INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

               IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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A conference and workshops, Multan, Pakistan 12 - 15 April 1999
[http://farrer.riv.csu.edu.au/icted99].

Sponsored by Charles Sturt University, Australia
[http://www.csu.edu.au]

and

Universal Tutelage Advisors (Pvt) Ltd, Pakistan.


                  FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference themes
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A two-day conference will investigate how information and
communications technologies may be employed to promote economic
development.  The focus will be towards, but not restricted to,
countries of the third world and the South Asian region.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

(1) National policies for information and communication technologies
 .export enhancement
 .private sector development
 .public sector management
 .poverty alleviation.

(2) Applications of information and communications technology
 .electronic commerce
 .electronic publishing
 .computers in agriculture.
 .case studies on the use of electronic mail and the Internet,

(3) Communication technologies in education
 .case studies from high school to tertiary education
 .case studies in distance education

(4) Education for information and communication technologies
 .vocational education
 .university research
 .on-going professional development.

(5) Impact of "information age" on
 .health care system
 .law
 .tax
 .education

The above themes are indicative only.  Discussion of conference
themes with conference organisers may be by email
([log in to unmask]).  The final direction of the
conference will be determined after receipt and review of submitted
papers.

Workshop topics
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The half-day workshops will follow the conference on the second and
third days on;

(1) the Internet and networking,
(2) multimedia systems development,
(3) object oriented programming in Java, and
(4) object oriented systems analysis and design.

Workshops will be presented by academic staff of the School of
Information Studies, Charles Sturt University.

Conference keynote speakers
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To be advised in the second and final call for papers.


Contributed conference papers and submission details
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Conference papers are solicited from all individuals and
organisations interested in information technology and its
application in the developing countries of South Asia.

Submitted papers must be in English will be subject to academic
review prior to acceptance. Papers presented at the conference
will be published in conference proceedings.  Other papers may
be presented at poster sessions.

 .Abstract of conference papers due ...  4 September 1998
 .Notification to authors ............. 16 October 1998
 .Final conference papers due ......... 15 January 1999

Abstracts/papers and queries relating to the conference may be
emailed to conference organisers ([log in to unmask]).
Abstracts/papers should include authors' names, affilliations,
addresses, fax and phone numbers and email addresses.

Hard copies of abstracts/papers can be mailed to

          The Secretary,
          ICTED'99 Conference
          School of Information Studies
          Charles Sturt University
          Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678
          Australia

Conference venue
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Multan, Pakistan.  Further details To be advised in the second and
final call for papers.

Registration and related costs
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Presenters from third world countries may request the conference
organisers to include their names in an application for World Bank
funding.

Registration

 .conference & workshops    $US150  ] includes lunch & refreshments
 .conference only           $US150  ] includes lunch & refreshments
 .workshops only            $US 50  ] includes lunch & refreshments


Accomodation

 .category A hotels         $US100 per night ] breakfast & dinner
 .category B hotels         $US 50 per night ] breakfast & dinner
 .category C hotels         $US 35 per night ] breakfast & dinner

The organisers can assist with the arrangement of accomodation
([log in to unmask]).

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 Dr David Lindley
 School of Information Studies
 Charles Sturt University
 Locked Bag 675, Wagga Wagga    Tel: +61 2 6933 2374
 NSW 2678, AUSTRALIA            Fax: +61 2 6933 2733
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 http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/sis/admin/lindley.htm