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When designing a service-based business process employing loosely coupled services, one is not only interested in guaranteeing a certain flow of work, but also in how the work will be performed. This involves the consideration of non-functional properties which go from execution time and costs, to trust and security. Ideally, a designer would like to have(More)
Every day about 1 million people become mobile phone users - 85% of these live in the developing world [7]. The biggest potential of future mobile development will not be in the already saturated first economy market but in the market of about one billion potential mobile users in emerging economies. The increasing availability of mobile technology and(More)
Technical Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) research lacks appropriate research methods along the entire development lifecycle spanning design, development, deployment, evaluation and monitoring. Mobile HCI has a great set of research methods that have proven their suitability in mobile research. However, applying Mobile HCI(More)
Information and Communication Technology continue to be increasingly used in social development and poverty alleviation projects, known as Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) projects. However, most interventions either fail completely as a result of attempting to use inappropriate software development approaches and technology(More)
This issue's Works-In-Progress department has four entries related to the issue's theme, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). They are “Sustainable ICT in Agricultural Value Chains”, “Measuring Social Inclusion in Primary Schools”, “An Architecture for Green Mobile Computation”,(More)