IST-Africa 2019 Conference

Nairobi, Kenya, 08 - 10 May 2019

IST-Africa 2019 Agenda



Updated: 2019-03-11 15:05:01

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Day 1: 08 May 2019

08:00
Registration : Registration
09:00
09:00
Opening Plenary 1a: Opening Plenary
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
11:00
11:00
Plenary Session 2a: High-Level Roundtable focused on Role of Co-Design and Innovation, Science and Technology in Achieving Sustainable Socio-Economic Development in Africa
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
Roundtable Panelists include:

Dr. Jemimah Onsare, Ag. CEO, National Research Fund, Kenya

Dr Gilbert B. Mugeni, Ag Assistant Director, Innovation & Research, Communications Authority of Kenya

Prof. Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director, Kenya Education Network (KENET)

Dr. Moses Rugutt, Director General, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Kenya

Dr. Maxwell Otim Onapa, Director Science, Research and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Uganda

Boniface Akuku, Director, Information and Communication Technology, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

12:30
Lunch : Lunch & Networking
14:00
14:00
Workshop 3a: WS: IST-Africa - Research Capacities and Priorities I
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
IST-Africa Initiative & African Engagement in Horizon 2020
Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Kenya
Jacob Njagih, Ministry of Education, Kenya
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Ethiopia
Miriam Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Burundi
Augustin Nsabiyumva, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tanzania
Mauridi Abubakari, COSTECH, Tanzania
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Uganda
Loi Namugenyi, Uganda National Council for Science & Technology, Uganda
14:00
Session 3b: eHealth Issues & Application 1
Chair: Mohamed Jmaiel, Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia
mHealth Apps and Services for Maternal Healthcare in Developing Countries
Gloria Iyawa, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Smart-bot Technology: Conversational Agents Role in Maternal Healthcare Support
Kevin Mugoye, Maseno University, Kenya
Automated Diagnosis and Classification of Cervical Cancer from pap-smear Images
William Wasswa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
14:00
Workshop 3c: WS: Innovation in STEM Education using Technology-enhanced Learning: the GO-GA Experience
Chair: Célia Gavaud, MITO Technology, Italy
Introduction
Célia Gavaud, MITO Technology, Italy
The Go-Lab Ecosystem
Denis Gillet, EPFL, Switzerland
Inquiry Based Learning in the Context of Technology Enhanced Learning and Teacher Training
Rosa Doran, NUCLIO - Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia, Portugal
Ongoing GO-GA Pilots
Fer Coenders, University of Twente, Netherlands
Interim Pilot Results, Kenya
Isaac Kinyanjui, eLimu eLearning Company, Kenya
Interim Pilot Results, Nigeria
Olatunbosun Tijani, Co-creation Hub, Nigeria
Wrap Up & Discussion
Célia Gavaud, MITO Technology, Italy
14:00
Session 3d: Content Technology Applications 1
Chair: Gift Kadzamira, National Commission for Science and Technology, Malawi
DBI : A Model for Drive-By Intelligence
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
FileLinker: Simple Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Using Wi-Fi Direct and NFC
Brian Greaves, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Ontology-driven Open Data Enrichment Framework for Value Optimisation: The Case of National Performance Indicators for Botswana
Oarabile Sebubi, BIUST, Botswana
14:00
Session 3e: eGovernment I
Chair: Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
Improving capacity for knowledge management in county governments: Perspectives from selected counties in Kenya
Joshua Ndiege, United States International University-Africa, Kenya
An e-Government Assessment Framework for Service Delivery in South Africa’s Municipalities: Rational Choice Theory Approach
Muthoni Masinde, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Analysis of the adoption and use of ICT for e-government services: The case of Mozambique
Domingos Luis Rhongo, Catholic University of Mozambique(FGTI), Mozambique
Adoption of Virtualization by Government Organizations in Kenya
Tabitha Kihara, Moi University, Kenya
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break & Networking
16:00
16:00
Workshop 4a: WS: IST-Africa - Research Capacities and Priorities II
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC / IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Cameroon
Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Egypt
Haitham Hamza, ITIDA, Egypt
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Senegal
Toumane Doumbouya, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tunisia
Mohamed Jmaiel, Ministere de l'Enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Tunisia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Lesotho
Lieketseng Tjokotsi, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Namibia
Ebenhezer Kauhonina, National Commission on Research,Science and Technology, Namibia
16:00
Session 4b: eHealth Applications & Case Studies 2
Chair: Augusto Nunes, INTIC, Mozambique
Re-visiting National eHealth Strategies in the IoT and Big Data Era
Anthony Maina, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Developing a Mobile Application to Simulate Surgeries without the Use of a Cadaver
Suama Hamunyela, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Standards for Sensor Technologies that Support Mobile Patient Health Monitoring in Resource Constrained Settings
Andrew Alunyu Egwar, BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY, Uganda
IoT based Appliances Identification Techniques with Fog Computing for e-Health
Amleset Kelati, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
16:00
Session 4c: Technology-enhanced Learning I
Chair: Lefa Thamae, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
A Learner Model for Adaptive e-Leaning Based on Learning Theories
Selina atwani Ochukut, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Contributions and Shortcomings of Classical Learning Theories as Applied to E-Learning: A Literature Review
Rachael Kibuku , KCA University , Kenya
Perceptions on Using E-learning in Preserving Knowledge on Namibia's Indigenous Medicinal Plants
Katazo Amunkete, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
16:00
Session 4d: Content Technology Applications 2
Chair: Zacheous Kantchowa, NCST, Malawi
Mobile Technology as an Enabler of Innovation in Kenya’s Micro, Small and Medium Establishments
Eliud Moyi, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya
An Extensible Framework for Developing Android Image Processing Applications.
Bulelani Gunu, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
A Noticeboard Application Using Context Aware Services: Case of Strathmore University, Kenya
Bernard Shibwabo, Strathmore University, Kenya
16:00
Session 4e: eGovernment II
Chair: Joshua Ndiege, United States International University-Africa, Kenya
Empirical Assessment of the Effectiveness of Business Intelligence Tools: Case of Free State Government Departments
Tanki Eusebia Masekoala Moloabi, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Development of Extension Procedures to enhance web based e-Government System with SMS Mobile based Service.
Aklan M. Majaliwa, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Proposed Model for Visual and Intuitive Crime Investigation Based on Associative Rule Mining Technique (VICIBARM): A Case Study of Kenya
Edigar Adero, Technical University of kenya(TUK), Kenya
17:30
End of Parallel Sessions

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.

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