The IST-Africa 2015 Programme will incorporate Opening and Closing Plenary Sessions and a Scientific Programme with Parallel Sessions featuring presenters from public, private, education and research organisations in Europe and Africa.
Focused on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.
The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to
- Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa
- Promote International Innovation, Research and Policy Cooperation and Coordination
- Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity
Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors
The Scientific Programme for IST-Africa 2015 is based on a double blind peer review of Papers submitted to an open Call for Papers which closes on 19 December 2014.
Workshop proposals can also be submitted online for consideration. A workshop session normally lasts for 90 mins with 4 - 5 presenters per session.
- Content Technologies: Language, Learning, Digital Preservation
- Collaborative Technologies for Collective Awareness/CAPS
- eHealth, mHealth & Health Information Systems
- eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business
- eInfrastructures, NRENs and IPv6
- Future Internet: Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust, Connected Enterprise
- ICT for Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability
- ICT4D (including Humanitarian Technologies)
- ICT Skills and ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility
- ICT Regulatory Frameworks
- Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)
- Mobile Applications (including mServices, mEducation, Social Networking)
- Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Localisation, Internet of Things (IoT)
- Open Source Software - Applications
- Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation
- Societal Implications of Technology