Publications


Research papers related to the W4RA project

Bon, Anna, Hans Akkermans, and Jaap Gordijn. “Developing ICT Services in a Low-Resource Development Context.” Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly 9 (2016): 84-109.[PDF]

Onno Valkering, Victor de Boer, Gossa Lo, Romy Blankendaal, and Stefan Schlobach, The Semantic Web in an SMS. 2016, International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. [PDF]

Anna Bon, Jaap Gordijn and Hans Akkermans, A Structured Model-Based Approach To Preview Sustainability in ICT4D. 2016 Downscale Workshop, ICT4S Conference, August 2016 Amsterdam. [PDF]

Bon, Anna, Jaap Gordijn, and Hans Akkermans. “E-Service Innovation in Rural Africa Through Value Co-Creation.” Handbook of Research on Strategic Alliances and Value Co-Creation in the Service Industry. IGI Global, 2017. 355-373 .[PDF]
Bon, Anna, Jaap Gordijn, and Hans Akkermans. “A Low-resource Aware Framework for ICT Service Development in Rural Africa.” CAiSE Forum 2016. [PDF]

Nana Baah Gyan, The Web, Speech Technologies and Rural Development in West Africa, An ICT4D Approach. PhD Thesis Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2016. [PDF]

Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Anna Bon, Wendelien Tuyp, Chris van Aart, Hans Akkermans: A Dialogue with Linked Data: Voice-based Access to Market Data in the Sahel. In: Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability 2015.  [PDF]

Gueret, Christophe, Victor de Boer, and Stefan Schlobach. “Let’s” Downscale” Linked Data.” Internet Computing, IEEE 18.2 (2014): 70-73. [IEEE link]

Stefan Schlobach, Victor de Boer, Christophe Guéret, Stéphane Boyera, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux. From Knowledge Engineering for Development to Development Informatics. EKAW (Satellite Events) 2014: 18-29 [PDF]

Francis Dittoh, Chris van Aart, Victor de Boer: Voice-Based Marketing for Agricultural Products: A Case Study in Rural Northern Ghana. Presented at ICTD Conference, Cape Town 2013. [PDF]

Nana Baah Gyan, Victor de Boer, Anna Bon, Chris van Aart, Hans Akkermans, Stephane Boyera, Max Froumentin, Aman Grewal, Mary Allen: Voice-based Web Access in Rural Africa. In: Proc. of the WebSci’13, May 1 – May 5, 2013, Paris, France. Nominated best paper award at the ACM Web Science 2013 Conference. [PDF]

Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Chris van Aart, Pieter De Leenheer, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Max Froumentin, Aman Grewal, Mary Allen, Amadou Tangara and Hans Akkermans: Use Case and Requirements Analysis in a Remote Rural Context in Mali. In: J. Doerr and A.L. Opdahl (Eds): REFSQ 2013, LNCS 7830, pp 331-346, 2013. [PDF].

Christophe Guéret, Victor de Boer and Anna Bon. Decentralised Open Data for World Citizens. PMOD Using Open Data policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism. W3C. [PDF]

Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Anna Bon, Pieter de Leenheer, Chris van Aart, Hans Akkermans “Voice-based Access to Linked Market Data in the Sahel” First International Workshop on DownScaling the Semantic Web, hosted by Extended Semantic Web Conference 2012. [PDF]

Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Chris van Aart, Nana Baah Gyan, Max Froumentin, Stephane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans”The Web of Radios – Introducing African Community Radio as an interface to the Web of Data”. In: E. Simperl et al. (Eds) ESWC2012 Satellite Events, LNCS 7540, pp 1-14, 2015. [PDF]

Victor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Anna Bon, Nana Baah Gyan, Chris van Aart, Christophe Guéret, Wendelien Tuyp, Stéphane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans”Radio Marché: Distributed Voice- en Web Interfaced Market Information System under Rural Conditions”. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE’2012, Gdansk, Poland, 25-29 June 2012. [PDF].

Christophe Guéret, Stefan Schlobach, Victor De Boer, Anna Bon and Hans Akkermans. “Is data sharing the privilege of a few? Bringing Linked Data to those without the Web” Outrageous Ideas at International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011). Jury award winning paper. 1st Place [PDF]

Chris van Aart, Anna Bon, Hans Akkermans, Victor de Boer, Stephane Boyera, Wendelien Tuyp, Nana Baah Gyan”The Web of Voices: how to connect 4.5 billion  internet-less people to the Web”: Outrageous Ideas, International Semantic Web Conference 2011 (ISWC 2011). Public award winning paper. 3rd Place. [PDF]

Hans Akkermans, Nana Baah Gyan, Anna Bon, Wendelien Tuyp, Stephane Boyera, Aman Grewal, Mary Allen”Is (Web) Science ready for Empowerment” by . ACM Web Science Conference 2011. [PDF]

Student and workshop papers

Jamila Daoudi. Economic Sustainability of ICT Services for the Rural Poor in sub-Sahara Africa, Validating the e3value methodology for a low tech, low resource environment in rural Africa. Master thesis VU Information Science. May 2017 [PDF]

Gossa Lô and Romy Blankendaal DigiVet, Knowledge Engineering an Animal Health System for Farmers in Northern Ghana. January 2016 [PDF]

Aske Robenhagen and Bart Aubers Mali Milk 3.0. A voice-based milk selling and farmer networking platform for Tominian Mali. Project report, submitted to the Downscale Workshop, ICT4S Conference, August 2016 Amsterdam. [PDF].

Jari Ferguson and Kim Bosman, The Kasadaka Weather Forecast Service 2016. Project report, submitted to the Downscale Workshop, ICT4S Conference, August 2016 Amsterdam. [PDF]

Awa Gossa Lô: The power of knowledge sharing: innovative ICTs for the rural poor in the Sahel. 2015 Bachelors thesis, in the framework of the Network Institute Academy Assistants’ project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor”. Supervised by Stefan Schlobach. [PDF]

Myrthe van der Wekken: Underneath the Mango Tree, Situated Knowledge Sharing among Subsistence Farmers and the Innovative CS4D Approach. Master Thesis in the framework of the Network Institute Academy Assistants’ project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor”, 2015. Supervised by Julie Ferguson. [PDF]

Benjamin Alicic,Youssef Ennali, Alen Toric (2016) Animal Diseases in Rural Ghana – a voice-based application for diagnosing animal health problems. Student project report in ICT4D 2016 course.  [PDF]

Gossa Lô and Romy Blankendaal (2016)  DigiVet, a knowledge­based veterinary system for rural farmers in Northern ­Ghana. Student project report in ICT4D 2016 course [PDF]

Masood Nazir, Nattias Bittar, Priscilla Jainandunsing (2016) Radio questions and answers platform for agricultural issues. Student project report in ICT4D 2016 course [PDF]

Working papers

Anna Bon, Chris van Aart, Hans Akkermans, Mary Allen,  Victor de Boer, Stéphane Boyera, Mathieu Ouedraogo, Chris Reij, Amadou Tangara, Wendelien Tuyp: Les TICs dans les chaînes de valeur agro-forestières. W4RA Working Papers 2014-1, The Network Institute VU University Amsterdam. [PDF].

Anna Bon & Hans Akkermans: “Rethinking Technology, ICTs and Development: Why it is Time to Consider ICT4D 3.0″. Working Papers 2015-1, The Network Institute VU University Amsterdam. [PDF] .

Hans Akkermans & Anna Bon : ICT4D 3.0 and a pragmatic format for use case and requirements analysis 2011. Working Papers 2016-1, The Network Institute VU University Amsterdam. [PDF]

Posters

Nana Baah Gyan, RadioMarché, an Information System for Rural Farmers. Poster 2016. [PDF]

Francis Dittoh, Meteo 2.0, Weather Forecast for Rural Farmers. Poster 2016, [PDF

Gossa Lô, Romy Blankendaal, Victor de Boer, Kasadaka, a Rapid Prototyping Platform for the Rural Poor. Poster 2016, [PDF].

Anna Bon (Poster) ICT4D 3.0 A User-centred Approach to ICT and Innovation for Development 2016. [PDF]

Bringing the Web of Data to Developing Countries – Linked Market Data in the Sahel Region. Poster by Victor de Boer, Nana Baah Gyan, Pieter de Leenheer, Anna Bon, Chris van Aart, Christophe Guéret, Wendelien Tuijp, Stephane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans. Presented at Extended Semantic Web Conference 2012, Heraklion, Greece. Award winning “best poster” at Extended Sematic Web Conference 2012. [PDF]

Myrthe van der Wekken, Gossa Lô, Julie Ferguson, Stefan Schlobach, Victor de Boer, Christophe Guéret, Wendelien Tuyp, Anna Bon, Hans Akkermans: Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor. Poster 2015 [PDF].

Gossa Lô, Myrthe van der Wekken, Stefan Schlobach, Victor de Boer, Christophe Guéret, Julie Ferguson, Anna Bon, Wendelien Tuyp,  Hans Akkermans: DigiVet,  A Decision Support App for Animal Health in Ghana. Poster 2015 [PDF].

Anna Bon, Victor de Boer, Pieter De Leenheer, Chris van Aart, Nana Baah Gyan, Max Froumentin, Stephane Boyera, Mary Allen, Hans Akkermans 2012 P0ster Web of Radios –  [PDF].