IST-Africa 2006 Conference & Exhibition

03 - 05 May 2006, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

Thematic Overview

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are Community Building to facilitate EU-African research cooperation and successful exploitation of research results, to stimulate take-up of RTD results by industry, Small and Medium Sized Businesses and the public sector, to promote knowledge sharing between commercial organizations, government agencies and the research community, to exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national or regional level, and to support International Cooperation and open up the European Research Area (ERA) to Africa.

Core thematic priorities for IST-Africa 2006 are:

- eBusiness - Future forms of organisations, Technology and Applications

- eGovernment - Services to Citizens and Business, Organisational Transformation

- eHealth - Services to Citizens

- eLearning and ICT Skills

- ICT for Agriculture

Related themes include but are not restricted to:

- eAdoption and eInclusion - national, regional and sectoral case studies and policy issues

- Collaborative learning

- Culture and language - impact on eAdoption

- Digital Content & Digital Rights Management - issues, applications & technologies

- eDemocracy , eVoting, eParticipation

- Future Emerging Technologies

- GRID - issues, applications and technologies

- ICT for Development

- Interoperability and Standardisation

- Knowledge management and technologies

- Learning organizations

- Lifelong Learning

- Mobility - issues, applications & technologies

- Networked, Smart and Virtual Organisations

- Open Source Content

- Open Source Technologies and Applications

- Trust & Confidence