Rural Information Conference

First Call for Papers ICT 2007
International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology
August, 6-7th, 2007, Aula Barat, Institut Teknologi Bandung Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, Indonesia

Finding effective and optimal ICT to develop well being of communities in rural areas is of primary importance to maximize benefits of this technology. The research problems include finding innovative network infrastructures, affordable computing, effective software applications, and sustainability policy scheme, social, economics, and regulation issues. The International Conference on Rural Information and Communication Technology

2007 (r-ICT 2007) will be held at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia in 6-7th August 2007. Hosted by PPTIK-ITB (the ITB's Research Center for ICT), the r-ICT 2007 will be a great opportunity for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and anyone who are interested in any aspect of rural information and communication technologies, to share their ideas and to build a strong network among each others. All submitted papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by international experts and selected outstanding papers will be invited for a publication in a Special Issue of the Proceedings ITB on ICT-An International Journal. Topics covered in this conference are, but not limited to, the followings:

Network Infrastructure for Rural-NGN
• NLOS Radio Link for Rural Areas
• Mesh Networks
• Satellite and HAPS
• Low Cost Antennas
• Low Cost IT Backbone

Affordable High Performance Computing
• Mobile Computing
• Low Cost Computing HW
• Next Generation Interface
• Grid, Cluster and Seamless Computing
• Smart Computing
• Open Source

• Network Management System for R-NGN
• Telemedicine/eHealth
• Tele-education
• E-Government
• Search Technologies and Data mining

Cultural Content
• Creative Contents and Local Cultures
• Tele-environment
• Policy Study and Socioeconomic Aspect of r-ICT
• USO (Universal Service Obligation)
• Microfinance and r-ICT Business Model
• Policy Study on Rural Communication
• Modeling, Optimization and Game Theory

Other Related Topics
• Signal, Image , Video, and Multimedia Processing . Multidimensional and Array Processing .
• Internet Technologies.
• Graphical and Multimedia Computing

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 1-2 pages extended summary containing important results by postal- or electronic- mail to

r-ICT 2007 Secretariat
The ITB Research Center for ICT (PPTIK-ITB) 4th Floor, Inter University Center (PAU) Building, Institut Teknologi Bandung Jl. Ganesha No. 10 Bandung, Indonesia,
Phone: +62-22-4254034; Fax: +62-22-2508763; Email :

In addition to the parallel tracks, there will be Exhibitions and invited lectures delivered by international experts.

Important Dates
. Extended Summary 30th April 2007
. Decision 30th May 2007
. Full/Camera Ready Papers 15th July 2007 . Conference Day 6-7th August 2007

Yanuar Nugroho
Doctoral Researcher & Research Assistant PREST - Institute of Innovation Research The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL Tel. +44-161-275-5935 Fax. +44-161-275-0923