The IFIP WG 9.4 PhD Day is a one-day Workshop (the day prior to the IFIP WG 9.4 conference) open to early research talents who would like to discuss and get feedback on their research project, based on a PhD project status report, from senior researchers and other early stage researchers. The PhD Day will be organized in workgroup sessions to discuss each students PhD project as well as one plenary keynote session with discussions.

The PhD Day is not a separate IFIP WG 9.4 Track, but the organizers offer a preliminary round of review of extended abstracts (4 pages) so that researchers at an early stage in their career can get constructive feedback on their paper ideas and recommendations about which of the 9.4 thematic tracks to target.

On-site PhD-day Agenda

The main aims of the workshop are:

  • Give constructive feedback to the ongoing work of PhD students
  • Build research networks
  • Discuss important issues related to ICT4D research and publication


The PhD Day will have one keynote on current themes and agendas in ICT4D research by senior ICT4D researcher Sundeep Sahay.

Submission requirements

  • Compulsory: PhD Status report template (Download here)
  • Submit a complete filled PhD Status report using the easychair using the PhD Day Workshop track. Easychair system can be accessed through this link here

Important dates

PhD Status report submission deadline: 28th of February 2019
IFIP WG 9.4 PhD Day:  30th of April 2019


Co-Organizers: Terje Aksel Sanner, Johan Ivar Sæbø

For any questions regarding the IFIP WG 9.4 PhD Day workshop do not hesitate to contact the organizers.