Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Conference 2015 in Singapore

Date: 15 - 18 May 2015
The Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) are a premier series of scholarly conferences on the role of computers and communications in development, spanning technical and social science domains. Singapore will be hosting the 2015 edition of the conference.

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SiRC Talk: Networked The New Social Operating System

Date/Time: 29 Jan 2015 - 1100am to 1200pm

In this talk, Dr Barry Wellman will demonstrate the impact of the Triple Revolution on networked individualism in the West -- and possibly in Singapore. This is the turn away from being embedded in groups to being connected in social networks, the far-flung personalized internet, and the always accessible and available mobile devices.

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SiRC Talk: Online At The Margins: How To Become (And Remain) An Internet User

Date/Time: 21 Jan 2015 - 100pm to 200pm

In this talk, NTU Research Fellow, Dr Elisa Oreglia draws from her ethnographic study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in rural China to argue that people who live at the periphery of technology design, production, and use need both time and concrete opportunities to build an image of themselves as ICT users.

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SiRC Talk: Mobile Telephones and Public Safety: Innovations in Imagery and 3D Rendering

Date/Time: 14 Jan 2015 - 1100am to 1200pm

As a Senior Fellow at the CCLP, Prof Adam Powell focuses on trends and innovation in print, broadcast and new media, and mobile telephones as platforms for public service, including education, health care and public safety.

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SiRC Talk: Big Data and Philosophy of Technology

Date/Time: 12 Nov 2014 - 100pm to 200pm

In this talk, SiRC Visiting Scholar Dr Wha-Chul Son, Associate Professor at Handong Global University, will identify the philosophical significance of big data and, along the way, make a brief introduction to philosophy of technology. 

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SiRC Talk: Analyzing Consumer Behavior on Product Search Engines -Interplay Between Search and Social Media
Date/Time: 30 July 2014 - 1215pm to 330pm
In this talk, Dr Beibei Li, an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, will share about the intersection between social and technical aspects of information technology and how IT shapes individual decision making as well as firm marketing strategies. 

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SiRC Seminar: Rise of Global Religious Organizing: Authority, Community and Mediated Paradoxes
Date/Time: 28 February 2014 - 1030am to 1200pm
This presentation will discuss their growing significance and influence by addressing the communicative dynamics that constitute their local and transnational organization.

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Mapping Digital Media South East Asia Roundtable (by invitation only)
Date/Time: 28 February 2014 - 900am to 530pm

This meeting is aimed at finding out what the opportunities for advocacy in the media and internet policy are in the region. The meeting is building on the findings and recommendations from the Mapping Digital Media reports concluded in four countries in the region. Experts in the region are going to present the latest developments in their countries’ media and internet regulation and propose solutions for tackling the problems in this area. The main objective of this workshop is to identify specific areas for follow-up, opportunities for intervention and possible partners to advocate for improving policies in these countries.

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SiRC Seminar: From Traditional to Digital Media
Date/Time: 27 February 2014 - 1030am to 1200pm
In this talk, the speaker will share how traditional media has fared in EU and US and how legacy companies are reinventing themselves to survive the tsunami which has already started in some Asia countries. It will include references to strategy, marketing, revenues, mobile and new business platforms.

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SiRC Seminar: The "Smart City" as a Platform for Collaboration: Leveraging Data-driven Innovations and Connected Citizens to Foster Sustainable Cities
Date/Time: 20 January 2014 - 1400pm - 11500pm
In this talk, Dennis Linders, a Visiting Scholar at the Singapore Internet Research Centre and a PhD Candidate at the University of Maryland iSchool, will share lessons learned from his work at the World Bank and outline a research agenda for examining the pioneering efforts of Singapore and other leading cities.

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2nd Singapore Media Conference, 29 November 2013
In this year's conference, the conference aims to examine 'the evolution of media education in Singapore", addressing a set of questions through panel presentations, discussions and open dialogues. For more information, visit:

SiRC Seminar: Personal Data Protection: Singapore and Beyond
Date/Time: 31 October 2013 - 1030am - 1130am
This talk provides an overview on the international instruments relating to privacy and data protection followed by the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation and the US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. Then, a comparative analysis of the data protection laws of Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines will be shared. This will be followed by a more detailed discussion on the Singapore law. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: Disability and Development as a "Grand Challenge" for the ASEAN Region: Collaborative Research Opportunities in the UNCRPD and the Incheon Strategy to "Make the Right Real" for Persons with Disabilities in the Asia Pacific Region
Date/Time: 14 October 2013 - 1100am - 1200pm
The speaker proposes a framework for addressing disbility issues as a "grand challenge" for the global community ans will present a case study of one regional and global response to this grand challenge lef by the Institute on Diability and Oublic Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region. For more information, click here.

World IPv6 Day Anniversary
Join this event in celebrating the first anniversary of its launch. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: The Next Generation Classroom: Videogames, Online Learning and the Freedom of Experimentation
Date/Time: 27 August 2013 - 1100am - 1200pm

Technology is regularly offered up as the agent that will prompt revolutionary change in educational practice. This talk will look at the promises and pitfalls on the current educational horizion, identifying the reasons for both healthy skepticism and optimism about the future. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: A Modified Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology for 3G Mobile Multimedia Services in Indonesia
Date/Time: 17 April 2013 - 1400pm - 1530pm
Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) is a review and consolidation of constructs of eight earlier theories and models that explain the usage behavior behind Information Technology. However, an opportunity still exists to modify it in terms of the inexistence of constructs in the model that are deemed influential in the adoption of third generation mobile multimedia services in Indonesia. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: Appropriation of Mobile Media in Various Contexts - Evidences over the Past Decade
Date/Time: 13 March 2013 - 1030am - 1130am
During the past two decades mobile media have diffused around the globe at an unprecented pace. At the same time this field is subject to constant transformation – take alone the change from real mobile telephones to recent high-end smartphones and tablet PCs. In order to better understand and conceptualize the integration of these constantly evolving innovation clusters into the users‘ everyday lives, the researcher want to introduce the concept of appropriation and highlight its pros compared to the classical concept of adoption. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: Not Seen on TV: The Truth about Media's Effect on Youth
Date/Time: 1 February 2013 - 1400pm - 1500pm
Children and adolescents spend more time with media than ever before in human history, with increased potential for both benefits and harms. This session will provide an overview of recent research on multiple aspects of media, including educational media, violent media, prosocial media, and what is being called video game "addiction." To find out more and register for the talk, click here.

SiRC Seminar: The Multiple Crises of Electronic News in India
Date/Time: 27 November 2012 - 1100am - 1200pm
How do we evaluate the much talked-about boom in private news channels in India? To find out more and register for the talk, click here.

SiRC Seminar: On Air, Off Air
Date/Time: 7 November 2012 - 0930am to 1030am
Mishal Husain, one of BBC World News' best known faces and a journalist with 17 years of broadcasting experience will hsare insights from her reporting around the world, including New York after 9/11 and Pakistan after the killings of Osama bin Laden and Benzir Bhutto. To find out more and register for the talk, click here.

Singapore Media Conference, 2 November 2012

Co-hosted by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the School of Media Communication and Culture, Murdoch University, Australia, the inaugural Singapore Media Conference is taking place on Friday, 2 November 2012 at the Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore. The conference is meant to gather the key media educators who are playing an active role in shaping the future of the media and communication industry in Singapore to discuss media education. Key industry representatives are invited to also share their thoughts on how we all are doing in training our students for the industry. For more information, click here.

Consumers satisfied with media services in S'pore: SiRC Study
Singapore Internet Research Centre at NTU conducted the Media Consumer Experience Study 2011, commissioned by the Media Development Authority (MDA), on level of satisfaction among local consumers of media services. The overall media satisfaction index among local consumers is 72 per cent, suggesting they are satisfied with media services in Singapore, with a level that's between "Satisfied" and "Very Satisfied" on a seven-point scale. Click here to read more.

Users 'satisfied with media content' according to SIRC Study

TODAY, page 24, 18 Sep 2012

About a third of Singaporeans interviewed in a recent survey believe that most or all of the information they see on websites such as blogs or Wikipedia are true, while the highest proportion of respondents who are undiscerning consumers of online news information — about 40 per cent — are in the 15 to 19 age category, the Media Development Authority (MDA) said yesterday. The study was commissioned in order to gain consumer feedback on various aspects of media content and services across broadcast, print and online platforms. It was conducted by NTU's Singapore Internet Research Centre, which conducted 1,030 face-to-face interviews with a sample aligned to the demographic profile of the 2010 population census.

Web Index 2012
Web Index 2012, published by World Wide Web Foundation, combines primary and secondary data on the Web usage to rank countries in terms of different countries’ progress. It observes the Web as “an important catalyst of social, political and economic change.”

Please find the complete document here.

SiRC Seminar:Where's the European Union going in the Digital Landscape? The EU policies ofr 2020 Horizon
Date/Time: 24 August 2012 - 1030am to 1130am
The Digital Agenda for Europe sets out to define the key enaling role that the use of ICT will have to play if Europe wants to succeed in its ambitions for 2020. The talk covers the guidelines, strengths and weakness of this initiatives. To find out more and register for the talk, click here.

SiRC Seminar: ENOCH POWELL to NARENDRA MODI: Media, Tolerance and the Politics of Identity
Date/Time: 11 May 2012 - 10am to 11.30am

The media is the most powerful tool for disseminating ideas, and the nost public means of conducting debate. These traditional roles, rooted in tolerance, are increasingly threatened by a visceral politics of identity seeking to erase all that is different. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: Regulation of harmful content on TV under media convergence
Date/Time: 4 May 2012 - 2pm to 3.30pm
The seminar covers the challenges of media convergence to content regulation especially harmful content such as secuality, violence, hateful content, etc. For more information, click here.

SiRC Seminar: Data Protection Law: Singapore Follows Suit
Date/Time: 3 May 2012 - 10am to 11.30am.
Thirty two years after the adoption of the first international instrument on personal data protection, the wave is now coming to Asia. For more information, click here.

Welcoming SiRC Research Associate
Ms Song Young-In, graduated from the Lee Kuan Yew Policy School has joined SiRC on 20 March 2012, assisting the Centre in managing the research activities of the SIRCA II programme. To know more about her, click here.

Call for Paper: 7th International Conference on Future Internet Technologies, 28-29 June 2012
The paper submission deadline has been extended to 31 March 2012. For more information, please click here.

The Singapore Internet Research Centre has launched its first newsletter this month. Click here to read more.

Welcome SiRC Visiting Scholar: Ms Chanansara Oranop na ayutthaya (6 January 2012 to 15 May 2012)
For more information about Ms Oranop and her research project, click here.

SiRC Workshop: New Media Research-Asking the right Research Questions and building an interdisciplinary research program
Date/Time: 24 November 2011 - 10am to 2.30pm.
The workshop by Prof Shyam Sundar, Penn State University will introduce the variable-centered approach to studying media technology.
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SiRC Seminar: The Development of New Media In Mainland China
Date/Time: 17 November 2011 - 11am to 12pm.
The development of new media in Mainland China addressing its overview, structure, problems and effects by Dr Zhang of Shanghai Jiaotong University. For more information, click here.

NTU Don Goes Third World
Assistant Director of SiRC, Dr Arub Chib was being featured as one of the leading scientists in his field with a specialisation in mobile phone healthcare. For more reading, please click here.

CIRC10: Social Media, Digital Entertainment, Governance and Social Movements: Call for Papers
Hosted by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the conference will be held on May 21-12, 2012 in Los Angeles. For more information, please click here.

Conference: Impact of New Media on the General Election
4th October 2011, Ball Room 1 & 2 Orchard Hotel
The conference aimed at sharing more insightful understanding of the impact of the Internet on the general election in May this year. The project is participated by researchers from NTU, NUS and SIM University. For more information, click here:

Call for Proposals: The Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance (SIRCA II) is now calling for proposal submission. For more information, click here.

Asia Pacific Internet Leadership Program (APILP)
APILP wishes to enhance regional capacity on policy-making and process-building for global governance of the Internet. This program was supported by SiRC. For more information, please click here.

Creation of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter
Internet Society Headquarter has approved the setting up of the Internet Society Singapore Chapter on 15 June 2011. This newly created chapter is currently undergo the formal registration with the Registry of Societies, Singapore. For more information, click here:

APRALO Showcase Event 2011, Singapore ICANN
Professor Ang is giving a keynote address at this event on 20th June 2011 at 2:30pm at the Bencoolen Foyer, Raffles City Convention Centre.

ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
The meeting is happening in Singapore from 19-24 June 2011 at the Raffles City Convention Centre. For more information, find out here.

Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2011
Date: 16 & 17 June 2011
The Singapore Internet Research Centre was honoured to host the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). The forum brought together senior Government and private sector representatives as well as the technical and academic community from across the region to exchange ideas and shape the future of Internet governance in this part of the world. Among the wide-ranging topics discussed were accessibility to the Internet, untellectual property issues and online security concerns. For more information, please click here.

Youth Internet Governance Forum Camp Singapore 2011
Date: 16 to 18 June 2011
Venue: Nanyang Technological University
The Youth Coalition on Internet Governance, one of the few dynamic coalitions under the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), is an open group of organisations and individuals representing all stakeholders that work together for better youth participation on internet governance discussions and debates. It provides an opportunity for youngsters who are major Internet users, to share ideas and to collaborate on action in a multi-stakeholder approach.

Youths form a significant group of Internet users today. A 3-day Youth Internet Governance Forum camp based on role-play to highlight the critical role of governance and responsible use of the Internet were held from 16-18 June 2011. For more information, please click here.

Blogging Workshop: This workshop, organized by the Community of IT Expert (CITE) on Sat, 12 March 2011, aimed to educate bloggers about the legal and political parameters of blogging the General Elections in Singapore. For more information, please click here.

Research funding opportunities are now made available to all faculty members/researchers and post graduate students by the European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore. For more information, please click here.

Launch of CITE
The Community of Information Technology Experts (CITE) is a non-profit volunteer group that aims to inform Singapore online users of their rights and responsibilities with the larger goal of encouraging greater use of the Internet. CITE was launched on 22 September 2010. For more information, please click here.

Publication of a special issue: ICTD Research in Asia
Media Asia Journal Volume 38 No 1 was published on April 2011. This special issue published findings and exchange knowledge on broadbased high quality multidisciplinary research in ICT development, e-services, new media use and social impact, and policy for the benefit and advancement of individuals, organizations, nations and society.

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Strengthening ICTD Research Capacity in Asia (SIRCA) Final Conference
Date: Saturday, 16 April 2011 & Sunday, 17 April 2011
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Establishment of an India Media Centre
Based in the School of Media Arts and Design at the University of Westminster, the Centre is a collaboration between Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM). The Centre will provide high-quality services to a wide range of government, industrial, NGO and cultural bodies. For more information, please click here

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Publication of a special issue: Innovations in Mobile Use inthe PAN-ASIA context
SiRC published a special issue in the Media Asia journal reiterating the theme of the ICA 2010 Mobile Preconference. The call for paper was limited only to paper presenters submitted to the ICA 2010 Mobile Preconference “Innovations in Mobile Use”.

Internet in Asia Blog
The researchers at the Singapore Internet Research Centre maintain a weblog focusing on new developments on the Internet across Asia.

The Internet in Asia blog can be accessed here

The faculty experts from the Singapore Internet Research Centre are available for commentary on a variety of issues associated with the growth and impact of the Internet in Asia.

For information, contact the individual faculty members at

Designed to support research projects that will strengthen the body of methodologically sound and theoretically-based social science research in Information Societies, the Strengthening Information Societies Research Capacity Alliance(SIRCA II) research grants programme, the second biggest grant award to-date to SiRC by the International Development Research Centre, is to build research capacity among emerging principal investigators based in Global South – particularly those who would benefit from seed funding, exposure to research capacity building exercises, and interaction with Collaborators.

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The Internet Society Singapore Chapter was formed in November 2011 and focuses its efforts on the promotion of technology and applications to help organizations and individuals work together and develop Singapore's unique voice.

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