Call for Research Contributions

The 7th eBorneo Knowledge Fair is a bi-annual un-conference held in the central Borneo highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It showcases the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development in isolated rural communities, especially those that consist of indigenous peoples. eBKF is organised by the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (ISITI) and it is not a conventional academic conference in which academics talk only to themselves. ISITI's research is intended to change people's lives for the better through influencing communities, NGOs, development professionals, government officials, and policy makers. eBKF is forum for engagement between all participants for mutual learning.

Research contributions are invited from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Subject areas include: 

  • ICTs and indigenised development
  • Preservation of cultural heritage with ICTs
  • Cross border biodiversity conservation and management
  • ICTs and environmental protection
  • ICTs and climate change
  • Giving voice; new media for public debate and social inclusion
  • Traditional knowledge; collection, preservation and intellectual property rights
  • Creativity, adaptation and indigenisation of ICTs for social transformation
  • Indigenising ICT4D
  • ICT and indigenous cultural tourism
  • ICTs and cross-border communication  
  • Socio-economic community benefits post skill training  
  • Comparative studies of ICTs and cross-border development
  • Agriculture and farming practices

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