ICTer ThemeEmerging regions offer a wealth of opportunities in trade, technology and investment. The recent economic development in these regions has spurred them to seek a more important role in world affairs. This has been particularly evident in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), where emerging regions have seen a very rapid growth. This growth is mirrored by the wealth of the increasing number of research publications produced.
Unfortunately, much of this work has gone largely unnoticed by the world community. This is partially due to the fact that such notice requires publication in internationally reputed journals, and partially due to the fact that applicable researches in emerging regions get little or no global exposure.
The International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) aims at solving this problem. It is a project initiated by University of Colombo School of Computing in collaboration with SPIDER (the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions), IEEE computer society (Sri Lankan Chapter) and CSSL (The Computer Society of Sri Lanka) and intends to be an International journal that would give researchers in ICT related fields, particularly from emerging regions, the opportunity to disseminate knowledge through an international network to an international audience by way of an internationally acclaimed journal.
ICTer will expose its writers to prominent research institutions and funding organizations like SIDA, SPIDER etc.
ScopeThe International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) will promote research findings in all aspects of Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Systems which would have a significant impact on sustainable development and socio-technological advancement in the emerging regions of the world. For example, these can be in innovative approaches to providing access to the Internet, support for local languages and search techniques, applications for emerging regions in areas of eHealth, eLearning, eGovernment etc. In addition, this journal will also encourage the publication of ICT related technical research work conducted in the emerging regions, contributing to the advancement of the knowledge horizon. The emphasis will be on the publication of papers based on original research work, but will also be open to, case studies and extended versions of peer reviewed conference papers.
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