IST-Africa 2007 Conference & Exhibition

09 - 11 May 2007, Maputo, Mozambique

IST-Africa 2007 Agenda



Updated: 2007-05-29 11:47:59

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Day 2: 10 May 2007

09:00
09:00
Session 6a: eInfrastructure 1: Towards Next Generation Networks
Chair: Américo Muchanga, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Open Source IP Multimedia Subsystem Core and Testbed Exploration Areas
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Design of a QoS Enabled WLAN in an IP Multimedia Subsystem Network
Samuel Senkindu, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Gridge Toolkit - Enterprise Grid Solutions From PSNC
Jarek Nabrzyski, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAN, Poland
09:00
Session 6b: eGovernment - Policy Issues
Chair: Henry Alamango, COMNET-IT, Malta
eGovernment Policy Development in South Africa: Current Status, Distributional Issues and Future Prospects
Blessing Maumbe, West Virginia University, United States
eGovernment for Development: Are Developing Countries Ready?
Collins Mwange, Spencon, Kenya
Using eGovernment/ICT's to Curb Corruption in Government
Vanessa Phala, Department of Public Service and Administration, South Africa
Best Practices for ID Verification of Vulnerable Children
Darelle van Greunen, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Mapping eParticipation Worldwide
Vasilis Koulolias, eGovlab, Sweden
09:00
Workshop 6c: Curriculum Development for ICT4D: The Case of Mozambique
Chair: Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
Factors leading to Success or Failure of Technology-based Education Projects
Alexander Romiszowski, Syracuse University, School of Education, United States
Design of Curricula and Courses for ICT-based Learning: A Systems Approach
Alexander Romiszowski, Syracuse University, School of Education, United States
Curriculum Development for ICT4D: The Case of Mozambique
Ernesto Mandlate, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
09:00
Session 6d: eHealth 1: Telemedicine Applications & Case Studies
Chair: Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Medical-Knowledge Management System for Distributed Health care in Africa: ICT to Harness Medical-knowledge Sharing in a Remote Clinic Desk
Richard Silumbe, Zambia Research and Development Centre, Zambia
Health Information Systems for Community Based Health Workers: A Case for Mobile and Wireless Technologies
Adesina Iluyemi, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Tele-homecare Supported by the DITIS Collaborative Platform
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Postgraduate Medical Education: Videoconferencing a Possible Solution for Africa?
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
10:30
Coffee Break: Exhibition & Networking
11:00
11:00
Workshop 7a: eInfrastructures as "Bridges" across the Digital Gap
Chair: Luciano Milanesi, CNR, Italy
e-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America: the EELA Project
Leandro Ciuffo, INFN - Catania, Italy
Grid Training and Dissemination Facilities: the GILDA experience
Leandro Ciuffo, INFN - Catania, Italy
Bioinformatics Challenges in Life Science
Luciano Milanesi, CNR, Italy
Grid-enabled Simulation of the Impact of Exploitation Uncertainty on the Seawater Intrusion of the Korba Aquifer (Tunisia)
Giuditta Lecca, CRS4, Italy
11:00
Session 7b: eGovernment - Case Studies
Chair: Gareth MacNaughton, RMIT University, Spain
e-Government as Perceived by the Populace of South Africa: An Eastern Cape Study
Jan Meyer, Monash University (South Africa), South Africa
The Angolan Electoral Census – A Biometric Paperless Solution
António Carvalho, Sinfic, Angola
Conceptualization of eGovernment as an Information Infrastructure: A Case Study from Mozambique
Gertrudes Macueve, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
A Framework for a Municipal Information Society in South Africa
Udo Averweg, Information Services, eThekwini Municipality and University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
11:00
Session 7c: Technology Enhanced Learning Leveraging Mobile Devices
Chair: Richard Stevens, -, Italy
MobilED – An Accessible Mobile Learning Platform for Africa?
Merryl Ford, CSIR, South Africa
A Practical Look at Results from Two Mobile Learning Pilots in South Africa
Madelein van den Berg, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Up Close and Very Personal - A Proposed Conceptual Framework for Mobile Technology as a Participant
Adele Botha, CSIR Meraka Institute, South Africa
An Open Source Model Using Wireless Devices for Teaching Environments
James Mutuku, University of Namibia, Namibia
Managed Mobile Messaging and Information for Education
John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
11:00
Session 7d: eHealth 2: ICT & HIV/AIDS
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Virtual Environments to Support People Living with HIV
Edwin Blake, University of cape Town, South Africa
Integration of Viral Genomics with Clinical Data to Predict Response to Anti-HIV Treatment
Francesca Incardona, Informa s.r.l., Italy
The Delivery of ARV Dispensing Software: Lessons Learnt from Four Pharmacies in South Africa
Sarah Brown, Cell-Life, South Africa
Space Based Technologies for Supporting HIV/AIDS Treatment in Guinea Bissau
Giacomo Colombatti, CISAS - Università di Padova, Italy
12:30
Lunch: Exhibition & Networking
14:00
14:00
Session 8a: eInfrastructure 3: Leveraging Telecommunications
Chair: Lourino Chemane, MoRENET, Mozambique
The Mobile Web to bridge the Digital Divide?
Stephane Boyera, Web Foundation, France
Video-on-demand over Satellite
Kobus Roux, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
NREN Initiatives in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Robert Janz, Computing Centre, University of Groningne, Netherlands
Mozambique Research and Education Network - Connecting National Research and Education Institutions to a Common Knowledge Network
Jussi Hinkkanen, Nokia Middle East and Africa , South Africa
14:00
Session 8b: eGovernment - Applications
Chair: Richard Stevens, -, Italy
Legal Information Access: A Social Need to Be Addressed
Roberta Nannucci, ITTIG/CNR, Italy
Digitalising Public Records in Mozambique
Antonio Teixeira, Pandora Box, Lda, Mozambique
Instituting an Information and Knowledge Management System in Rural areas: Twicking a Tiger's Tail or Tickling an Elephant - A Case Study of the National University of Science and Technology Project in South West Zimbabwe
Lindela Rowland Ndlovu, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Rebag-Ware: Reputation-based Governance of Public Works
Lucio Picci, University of Bologna, Italy
Information Technology for Service Delivery: Case Studies in Southern African Capacity Initiative Countries
Roland Msiska, UNDP/RSC Johannesburg, South Africa
14:00
Session 8c: Technology Enhanced Learning & Lifelong Learning
Chair: Johannes Cronje, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Designing Educational Games for t-Learning
Linda Napoletano, ORT, France
An Efficient e-Learning Environment in Supporting Lifelong Learning
Borka Jerman-Blažic, Institute Jožef Stefan, Slovenia
Information Technology Degree Curriculum in Tanzanian Context
Mikko Vesisenaho, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Using Open Source Software Contribution in an Internship Program
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Use of Structural Communication to Automatically Assign Participants to Discussion Groups in Online Learning
Robinson Vida Noronha, UTFPR/ITA, Brazil
14:00
Session 8d: eHealth 3: Health Information Systems
Chair: José Leopoldo Nhampossa, Eduardo Mondlane University , Mozambique
Innovative Health Information Systems to Support Health Service Delivery in Africa: The Uganda Health Information Network
Frederick Kintu, Information Society Foundation of Uganda [ISF], Uganda
Health Data Integration: A Data Warehouse Architecture Model for the Ministry of Health in Mozambique
Teotónio Fumo, ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit (UTICT), Mozambique
An Intuitive Annotation Toolbox for Open-source Imaging Diagnosis
Sidi Mohamed Farsi, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Technology Management for Global Development - A Field-Based Context
Edward Friedman, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
15:30
Coffee Break: Exhibition & Networking
16:00
16:00
Session 9a: Quality of Service & Business Models
Chair: Laurens Cloete, University of Pretoria, South Africa
XML- and Policy-based QoS Management
Ntanzi Machungo Carrilho, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Business Models Design in Location-based services
Elena Tavlaki, University of Aegean, Greece
Quality of Service for Rural Telemedicine Systems
Phumzile Malindi, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
16:00
Workshop 9b: Complexity of e-Government in Africa
Chair: Roberta Bernardi, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
Failure in the Design and Implementation of Government ICT Projects in Africa. A Complexity Theory Perspective
Roberta Bernardi, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
eGovernment Implementation in Rwanda: Practitioners Lessons
Aoife Hegarty, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda
Government Informatics: Challenges of Laying the Foundation for eGovernment
David Gichoya, Moi University, Kenya
A Conceptual Framework for Assessing the Effects of e-Government
Gertrudes Macueve, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
16:00
Workshop 9c: Technology Enhanced ICT Training
Chair: Amany Atef, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
Blended Learning for Knowledge Professions: The ITI Experience
Amany Atef, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
VITI4kids: Edutainment and Cultural Emphasis for Arab Children
Marwa elSherif, Information Technology Institute, Egypt
16:00
Workshop 9d: HIS in Africa: How to Ensure Sustainable Information Systems and Technologies in Health?
Chair: Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway
Health Information Systems and Open Source Software Development: Need for Cross-country Collaboration in Africa – Experiences from the HISP/BEANISH Network
Jørn Braa, University of Oslo, Norway
Developing HIS in Botswana: The Challenge of Integrating Different Systems
Omprakash Chandna, Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, Botswana
Designing and Implementing Hospital Management Information Systems: Experiences from Zanzibar
Faraja Igira, University of Oslo, Tanzania
The Health District: Aren’t the Operational Challenges for Policy Implementation Being Ignored?
Humberto Muquingue, University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Implementation of ICTs in Health and Management Information System for Zanzibar
Juma Lungo, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Health Information Systems Training: University of Dar es Salaam Implementation Experience
Nima H. Shidende, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
17:30
Exhibition & Networking

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.
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