e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Crowdsourcing ICTD Best Practices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_16,
        author={Aaron Ciaghi and Adolfo Villafiorita},
        title={Crowdsourcing ICTD Best Practices},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={ICT for Development software engineering software development process crowdsourcing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_16}
    }
    
  • Aaron Ciaghi
    Adolfo Villafiorita
    Year: 2012
    Crowdsourcing ICTD Best Practices
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_16
Aaron Ciaghi1,*, Adolfo Villafiorita1,*
  • 1: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
*Contact email: ciaghi@fbk.eu, adolfo.villafiorita@fbk.eu

Abstract

A large number of projects in ICT for development include software development to a certain degree. A review of the literature highlights how most of these projects ultimately fail to be sustainable. In this paper, we expose our views on the need for a more structured approach to software development in ICTD and we present our plan to collect best practices from software project managers through a crowdsourcing web portal. This will provide input to a broader study that aims at adapting existing software development processes to the ICTD context.