Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT, Supported by the European Commission and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE, IST-Africa 2009 took place on the shores of Lake Victoria, Kampala, 06 - 08 May 2009.
Part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7), IST-Africa 2009 was the fourth in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.
IST-Africa 2009 was opened by Honourable. Aggrey Awori, Minister of Information and Communications Technology on behalf of His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda.
IST-Africa 2009 was a great success, attracting significant Ministerial participation and over 460 delegates from 51 countries and four continents. Many of the European presentations in this year's conference programme were funded under FP6 and FP7.
In the context of focusing on the Role of ICT for Africa's Development, the Opening Plenary on Wednesday 06 May featured a high level dialogue on Implementation of the Africa-EU Partnership on Science, Information Society and Space. The Closing Plenary on Friday 08 May focused on Initiatives Supporting Development of Regional S&T.
Plenary speakers included Ministers of Science and Technology/ICT from Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya, Director-Generals from DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission and DST South Africa, Directors from the African Union Commission, Czech Republic and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. A senior representative from Minister of Interior (EU Affairs), Czech Republic represented the EU Presidency.
All papers published in the IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings are available in the Paper Repository - IST-Africa community members can download the papers using their log in details.
Hosted by the Government of the South Africa through the Department of Science and Technology, Supported by the European Commission and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE, IST-Africa 2010 will take place 19 - 21 May. IST-Africa 2010 is the fifth in this Annual Conference Series.
Please click here to download the Call for Papers brochure. The Closing date for online submission of papers and workshop proposals is 06 November.
The Best Paper Award was presented to "Challenging Brain-Computer Interface: the FP7 Epilepsiae Project", authored by António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Michel Le Van Quyen, LENA-CNRS, France; Björn Schelter, Albert Ludwigs University, Germany; Gianpietro Favaro, Micromed, SpA, Italy; Andreas Schulz-Bonhage, University Hospital, Germany; and Francisco Sales, University Hospital, Portugal by Hon. J.C. Alintuma Nsambu, Minister of State, Ministry of ICT, Uganda.
The Runner-up Paper was presented to "Towards Harmonisation of Health Information Systems in Malawi: Challenges and Prospects", authored by Chipo Kanjo, Christon Moyo, Marlene Galimoto, Jorn Braa and Anthony Muyepa-Phiri of Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway & Tanzania by Hon. J.C. Alintuma Nsambu, Minister of State, Ministry of ICT, Uganda.
The Best Demonstration Stand Award was presented to "3G HSPA demonstration", Ericsson Uganda by Hon. J.C. Alintuma Nsambu, Minister of State, Ministry of ICT, Uganda.