Monday, June 17, 2013

Call for Papers: 33rd Skoch Summit - Practices for Smart Governance; 3rd Sept; New Delhi
We are organising the 33rd Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of "Practices for Smart Governance" on 3rd-4th September 2013 at New Delhi.
The key contents of the summit are as follows:
  • Framework for SMART governance
  • SMART governance approach to decision making
  • Is India missing the sustainability bus?
  • Social media and governance
  • Infrastructure and governance
  • A level governance framework for SMEs
  • State of governance in states
  • State of governance at the centre
  • Best practices in governance
  • Role of technology in SMART governance

    • Government cloud
    • Big data information management
    • Government applications store
    • Real-time cyber security
    • Business intelligence for performance management
    • Mobile devices and services delivery
    • Transition to IPv6
    • Smart city, safe city

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians* for the 17th Thinkers & Writers Forum scheduled on 4th September 2013 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates. Authors of the selected final papers will get a complimentary invitation for attending the 33rd Skoch Summit. Select high quality papers from the Forum may be considered for publication in "Inclusion", a quarterly publication of Skoch Media or any other publication as deemed fit by the editorial team. Authors who will present papers in the Forum can avail grant-in-aid with the following options:

INR 5,000 with accommodation**

INR 10,000 without accommodation

INR 5,000 without accommodation for authors from Delhi NCR region

We invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all, cultivate partnerships for development. An evaluation and takeaway sheet would be given to all the authors who are also invited to attend a specific conclave as an observer, which they are required to submit to the organizers at the end of each session.

Paper Submission Details: The Abstract should be within 500-600 words including the title of the paper and the author's full name, address, e-mail and phone number. Authors are also requested to enclose a recent photo (300 dpi image) and a brief bio of not exceeding 200 words. Incomplete papers will not be accepted. Accuracy of all material supplied is the responsibility of the author. Figures, tables and images should follow the references. References are to be added as Endnotes only (given at the end of the paper).

Abstract Submission: 29th June 2013

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 1st July 2013

Full Paper Submission: 31stJuly 2013 (3000-3500 words, to be submitted only after notification of the acceptance of abstract)

Notification of Acceptance of Final Paper: 6th August 2013

Submit your abstracts/papers to:

File format- Word Document
Font style - Arial in single column format
Font size - 12 for paper
Font size -14 for the title and authors
Line spacing -1.5 lines

Please note that only original papers that have not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors of selected papers must accept to grant the copyright of the papers to the Summit organizers for the use of papers or parts thereof in any of Skoch publications. The authors of selected final papers must confirm their presence through the 33rd Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 17th Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 33rdSkoch Summit to be eligible for presentation at the Forum.***

Apart from a review by a distinguished jury, the paper(s) will also go through a peer review during the Forum. The author(s) may be asked to update the paper(s) and re-submit, if required. This would be followed by final selection of papers to be published in the Compendium volume.

*Students are not allowed.

** Accommodation will be provided on a twin-sharing basis after confirmed participation by the author/presenter.

*** This is a pre-requisite to present paper during the Thinkers & Writers Forum and for being eligible for the Grant-in-Aid.

Applicable for Resident Indian Nationals Only

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