IST-Africa 2014 Conference

06 - 09 May 2014, Mauritius

Call for Papers

Paper submissions are invited for IST-Africa 2014. The conference language is English and submissions should be for technical or visionary papers, and business or government case studies within the scope of the conference. Papers (4,000 - 5,000 words) using the IST-Africa Template must be registered on the conference portal by 16 December 2013.

Please refer to Paper Guidelines for more information.

Papers should focus on a research or eAdoption topic on which a case study, initial or final results can be published. General project descriptions are not appropriate. All papers must highlight the level of innovation and actual or expected impact.

It is a condition of submitting a paper that (a) authors act on feedback and comments provided by the International Programme Committee (IPC) to ensure high quality conference proceedings, (b) presenters act on feedback provided by their Session Chair to ensure high quality presentations, and (c) presenters register and pay the participant's fee by 10 March 2014, before the publication of the Final Programme.

While authors are welcome to submit papers on behalf of co-authors at the review stage to facilitate submission, please note that subject to acceptance for inclusion in the Programme it will then be necessary to indicate a unique presenter for each paper, who is not already in the Programme. Each presenter can present one paper in the Programme.

IST-Africa 2014 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Mauritius Sub-chapter and IEEE UK&RI Social Implications of Technology Chapter. Final papers accepted for inclusion in the Proceedings (following updates as a result of the blind peer review) will also be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication.

Workshop Submissions

Workshop proposals for sessions are invited for the IST-Africa 2014 Conference. The conference language is English and workshops should focus on one of the thematic priorities of the conference. Workshop organisers should register proposals online by 16 December 2013. Your workshop proposal should provide a clear overview of your proposed session under the headings outlined in the submission form:

- Summary of problem domain being addressed

- Workshop objectives

- Summary of discussion/tutorial focus, proposed outcome and target audience

- Outline Programme (presenters, synopsis of presentation)

Each workshop proposal should be supported by a minimum of two papers per workshop session, which will be double blind reviewed by the IPC. The proposed speakers should submit their papers via Paper Submission and insert: PAPER FOR WORKSHOP SESSION "Enter Workshop Title" in the first paragraph of their paper.

Workshop organisers can contact Paul Cunningham Conference Chair, if they wish to discuss any aspect of their proposal in advance of the closing date.

Publishing schedule for IST-Africa 2014

- Draft Final Paper and workshop proposals submitted by 16 December 2013

- Provisional acceptance of draft final papers with IPC feedback by 10 February 2014

- Final papers to be delivered electronically by 28 February for editorial review and quality check