IST-Africa 2006 Conference & Exhibition

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

IST-Africa 2006 Agenda



Updated: 2006-04-28 20:03:06

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Day 1: 03 May 2006

08:00
Registration & Coffee
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a
Chair: Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
A Strategic African-European IST partnership: Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Development
Honourable Mosibudi Mangena, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
Bringing Government Services to the Citizens - The Mozambique Approach: Sharing our early Results, Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Dr. Eng.Venâncio Massingue, Honourable Minister of Science & Technology, Mozambique
Information Society : New Perspectives for EU-Africa Partnership
Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission, Belgium
Information Society and Development in South Africa
Lyndall Shope-Mafole, Director General, Department of Communications, South Africa
Information Society as a Sector in Finnish Development Policy
Heikki Tuunanen, Ambassador of Finland to South Africa, South Africa
e-Government and the Advent of Shared Services and Shared Source
Ingo Juraske, Hewlett-Packard Europe, Germany
11:30
Coffee Break
12:00
12:00
Opening Plenary 2a
Chair: Phil Mjwara, Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
IST Programme: International Coooperation Opportunities
Thierry Devars, European Commission, Belgium
IST-Africa Initiative
Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
13:00
Lunch
14:00
14:00
Session 3a: eBusiness 1: Case Studies
Chair: Kgomotso Moahi, University of Botswana, Botswana
ICT Usage and its Impact on Profitability of SMEs: A Case of 8 African Countries
Christoph Stork, ResearchICTafrica.net, South Africa
Infrastructural and Behavioural Influences on the Adoption of eCommerce in Developing Countries
Faith-Michael Uzoka, Mount Royal University, Canada
eAdoption: Italian Case Study
Michela Serrecchia, Institute for Informatics and Telematics – Italian National Research Council (IIT-CNR), Italy
Nurturing Entrepreneurship in Mozambique - The Case of MICTI
Jamo Macanze, MICTI - Mozambique Information and Communication Technology, Mozambique
14:00
Session 3b: eGovernment 1: Planning Issues
Chair: Harold Wesso, Meraka eSkills Institute, South Africa
National ICT Policies for Poverty Reduction and Gender Mainstreaming: Emerging Trends and Issues in Africa
K M Baharul Islam, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Keeping up with the Joneses: Questioning the Pace of e-Government in the Developing World
Helen Alexander, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, South Africa
Economic Benefits of Outsourcing in Government
Arindam Bose, Ministry of Communications Science and Technology, Botswana
Issues and Challenges to be Addressed in e-Government from an Information Security Point of View
Jabiri Kuwe Bakari, Stockholm University/KTH, Sweden
14:00
Session 3c: eLearning & ICT Skills in Schools
Chair: Marco Marsella, European Commission, Luxembourg
Implementation of the NEPAD e-Schools Initiative
Lesiba Sandy Malapile, NEPAD , South Africa
Computer Use in Typical South African Schools
Sue Cohen, SAIDE/Mindset, South Africa
PENSAS@MOZ
Jeremias Correia , Escola Portuguesa de Moçambique, Mozambique
On the Selection of ICT and Multimedia Based Learning Content for Secondary Schools in a Developing Country
Tapani Jussila, Kanki International, Finland
14:00
Workshop 3d: Challenges and Opportunites for African-European IST Partnerships in FP7
Chair: Daan du Toit, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
Opportunities for African Participation in FP7
Thierry Devars, European Commission, Belgium
Lessons from African Participation in the IST Activities of FP6
Johan Eksteen, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
European Development Cooperation to Support IST Development in Africa: the Finnish example
Ilari Lindy, SAIS II, Namibia
ICT Research Agenda of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action
Sibusiso Manzini, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
France’s Bilateral Networks to Support ICT Cooperation with Africa
Samuel Elmaleh, Embassy of France, South Africa
15:30
Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Session 4a: eBusiness 2: Tourism/Cultural Heritage
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Electronic Business Survey on South African Tour Operators
Pascal Verhoest, DISC, Belgium
Research in Turkey on Tourism - GIS and Province Municipals
H.Suavi Ahipasaoglu, Anadolu University, Turkey
Making Culture Rich - World's Best Practice in Digital Cultural Contents
Thomas Biebl, ICNM - International Center for New Media, Austria
16:00
Session 4b: eGovernment 2: Service Provision
Chair: Salomão Manhiça, ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit (UTICT), Mozambique
The Hops Project: Developing Transformational Government Services
Muntsa Padro, UPC, Spain
Speech Technology for Accessing Government Information Services
Mmope Lephoto, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho
Enabling Viable m-Government
Thomas Rose, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
16:00
Tutorial 4c: eLearning 2: From Vision to Reality in Northern Ireland: Empowering Schools for eLearning through Public/Private Cooperation
Introduction: C2k and the N. Ireland Context
Paddy Maguire, C2k, United Kingdom
“Relevant, Reliable and Risk-free” - ICT provision in N. Ireland’s schools in 2006
Mary Kane, C2k, United Kingdom
Getting to Where We Are – Lessons Learnt over the Last 5 Years
Mary Kane, C2k, United Kingdom
The Future
Paddy Maguire, C2k, United Kingdom
16:00
Workshop 4d: eHealth 1: Medical Export
Chair: Peter Laing, FIR at Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Co-Chair: Tomaso Forzi, FIR at Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Technology Enhanced Internationalisation of Medical Services of German Health Care Institutions for African Patients
Tobias Rhensius, FIR at Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Transfer of European Technologies and Services for a Decentralised Healthcare System in Southern African Countries
Dimitri Dimitrov, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
17:30
17:30
Tutorial 5a: eInfrastructures: EU-funded Projects & FP7
17:30
Tutorial 5b: eLearning 3: EU-funded Projects & FP7
Technology-enhanced Learning - Research, Activities and Future Directions
Marco Marsella, European Commission, Luxembourg

Disclaimer: This is the Advance Programme, which is subject to change. The Final Programme will be published in March, following receipt of all final papers.

To view presentations within individual sessions, click on View papers assigned to individual session. icon.
To collapse papers in all sessions, click here.
To print the full programme, click Printable Version