IST-Africa 2021 Conference

10 - 14 May 2021

Call for Papers

Paper submissions are invited for IST-Africa 2021. The conference language is English. Submissions should be for technical, policy or visionary papers, and business, government or societal sector case studies within the scope of the conference.

Full Papers (4,000 - 5,000 words) using the IST-Africa Template must be registered on the conference portal by the extended deadline of 18 December 2020. Please refer to Paper Guidelines for more information.

Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. General project descriptions or project proposals will not be assigned for review.

It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation.

Any elements of the paper previously published should be carefully referenced. Authors should undertake a plagiarism check prior to submission and ensure that all content is appropriately referenced including self-references. IST-Africa will also run a plagiarism check prior to allocation of papers for review. Only full papers are assigned for review.

It is necessary for papers submitted to include new elements that have not previously been published to warrant inclusion in the conference proceedings. Any visionary elements in paper should be supported by mini use cases to illustrate applicability.

Each presenter can present ONE paper in the Programme. It is necessary for papers to be presented by an author / co-author and answer questions based on the presentation during the event to ensure inclusion in the Proceedings.

Please only submit papers for review where there are authors/co-authors who will complete registration if accepted for inclusion in the Programme and present the results. Please do not submit multiple papers for which there is only one author who can register.

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, (c) presenters register and pay the participant's fee by 12 March 2021, before the publication of the Final Programme, and (d) an author or co-author will present the paper during the event and answer questions based on the presentation.

Click here to download the Call for Papers brochure. Click here to submit a full paper for review.

Workshop Submissions

Workshop proposals for sessions are invited for the IST-Africa 2021 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 the extended deadline of 18 December 2020. 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 three presenters (oral or paper submission) not already accepted in the conference programme and 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 Prof. Paul M Cunningham Conference Chair, if they wish to discuss any aspect of their proposal in advance of the closing date.

Publishing schedule for IST-Africa 2021

- Draft Full Paper and workshop proposals submitted by Extended Deadline of 18 December 2020

- Provisional acceptance of draft full papers with IPC feedback by 05 February 2021

- Final papers to be delivered electronically by 12 March for editorial review and quality check