IST-Africa 2021 Agenda

Updated: 2021-02-22 11:00:52

Day 1: 10 May 2021

Opening Plenary 1a: Welcome Address
Welcome Address
Mr Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, South Africa
Session 2a: Cyber Security 1
Assessing Organisational Information Security Culture Among Workforce in Universities: A Case of Namibia
Stanford Musarurwa, International Training College Lingua, Namibia
Predicting Cyber Attacks in a Proxy Server using Support Vector Machine (SVM) Learning Algorithm
Moses Agana, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Recursive Feature Elimination for DDoS Detection on Software Define Network
Lonnie Shumirai Matsa, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
A Preliminary Integrated Network Security Framework for Tertiary Institutions
Knowledge Rusere, University of South Africa, Namibia
Coffee Break : Break
Session 3a: Cyber Security 2
Security by Design: Rethinking Resilience of IoT in Healthcare
Sophia Moganedi, CSIR, South Africa
A Model for Protecting Personal Information using Blockchain
Thauriq Jappie, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Towards User Online Security and Privacy Protection
Julius Silaa, Namibia University of Science and Technology , Namibia
An Intelligent Security Model For Online Banking Authentication
Zanele Zwane, Tshwane University Of Technology, South Africa
Coffee Break : Break
Plenary Session 4a: Plenary 2
Lessons Learnt from Leveraging Technological Innovation to Manage a Pandemic
Mmboneni Muofhe, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
Lunch : Lunch
Session 5a: Collaborative Open Innovation and ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship
Biotechnology as a Tool: Empowering Women to Lead Change in Africa
Freda Gbande, Kumasi Hive, Ghana
Transitioning from Academic Innovation to Viable Humanitarian Technology: The Next Steps for the OpenFlexure Project
Joe Knapper, University of Bath, United Kingdom
An Ecosystem Enabled Framework for Digital Cooperation - A Collaborative Platform that Supports Technology Enabled Entrepreneurship
Brian Omwenga, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Mind the Gap: Aligning Software Engineering Education and Industry in Namibia
Maria Ndapewa Ntinda, University of Turku, Namibia
Automatic Diagnostic Combo Machine (ADCM)
Kedumetse Liphi, Ked-LIphi (pty)ltd, Botswana
Coffee Break : Break
Session 6a: Global Development
Defining ‘Smart Rural’ in the Framework of Regional Digitalisation
Pekko Lindblom, University of Turku, Finland
Development by Design
Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Assessment Regional Attractiveness of African Countries Based on UN SDG
Otakar Cerba, Plan4all z.s., Czech Republic
Conceptualizing Artefact Influence: A Grounded Theory Exploration of an ICT4D Study in Uganda
Musa Chemisto, Soroti University, Uganda
Coffee Break : Break
Session 7a: Content Technology Applications and Case Studies
A Method for Classifying Neighbourhoods In GIS Applications by Counting Landmarks
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Implementing a Content-Based Routing Framework for Application Integration on to Teleweaver Application Server
Sikhumbuzo Ngwenya, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Effective Ingestion of Digital Objects in Institutional Repositories Using Subject Repositories
Lighton Phiri, University of Zambia, Zambia
Model for Semantic Network Generation from Low Resource Languages as Applied to Question Answering – Case of Swahili
Barack Wanjawa, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Bantu Machine Translation Proof-of-Concept Using ciNyanja and ciYawo
Zangaphee Chimombo, University of Malawi - Chancellor College, Malawi

Day 2: 11 May 2021

Session 8a: eHealth 1: Applications and Case Studies
Factors Affecting e-health adoption in South African Public Hospitals: A Case of Edendale Hospital
Samuel Faloye, IIE's Varsity College, South Africa
Lessons Learnt from Initial Deployments of Rocket Health Telemedicine Service to Deliver Last Mile Medical Services in Uganda
Louis Kamulegeya, The Medical Concierge Group, Uganda
Designing a Data Exchange Model for the Directorate of Special Programs Systems - Namibia
Puyeipawa Ndaendelao Kandume, University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Acceptability, Feasibility and Accuracy of 99DOTS Adherence Technology in Mining Region of Tanzania
Egwuma Efo, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Netherlands
Best Practices to Address Medical Identity Theft Awareness
Brandon Ah Why, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Coffee Break : Break
Session 9a: eHealth 2: Applications and Case Studies
Electronic Health Records for Improved Data Sharing during Patient’s Mobility Across Namibian Public Hospitals
Irja Shaanika, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Performance Evaluation for Electronic Health Information Systems in Uganda
Margaret Nagwovuma, Makerere University, Uganda
A Framework for e-Health Information Management in Ugandan Hospitals: A Case of Kampala and Arua
Lawrence Nkamwesiga, Muni University, Uganda
Gluing Papers to Computers: How QR- and Bar-codes Enable Hybrid Information Systems
Tiwonge Manda, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi
Asynchronous Transmission Mode as the Entry Point of Teleradiology Connectivity in Developing Countries: Case Study Tanzania
Kenedy Greyson, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Tanzania
Plenary Session 10a: Plenary 3
Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Lunch : Lunch
Session 11a: eHealth 3: Applications and Case Studies
Experimental Investigation on the Analysis of Three Data Imputation Methods for Cervical Cancer Risk Prediction Algorithms
Emmanuella Budu, University of Botswana, Botswana
Comparative Performance of Machine Leaning Algorithms in Prediction of Cervical Cancer
Ruth Wario, University of the Free State, South Africa
Sensitivity Analysis of Coronary Heart Disease using Two Deep Learning Algorithms CNN & RNN
Mildred Nwonye, University of Botswana, Botswana
A Fuzzy Patient Matching Algorithm Based on HIV/AIDS Patient Identifiers in Kampala, Uganda
Patience Atukunda, Makerere University, Uganda
A Dictionary Learning Approach for Joint Reconstruction and Denoising in Low Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Emmanuel Ahishakiye, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
Coffee Break : Break
Session 12a: eGovernment
Open Government Data Support for the Awareness of Employment Opportunities Among the Youth in Alexandra Township in Gauteng Province in South Africa
Vincent Mwendwa Masavah, University of South Africa , South Africa
Residential Plot Record Management System for Windhoek City
Valerianus Hashiyana, University of Namibia, Namibia
A Review of the Siyakhula Living Lab’s Network Solution for Internet in Poor Communities
Hilbert Muchatibaya, Rhodes University , South Africa
E-Recruitment System: A Case of Namibian Government
Theodora Mukaya, University of Namibia, Namibia
Coffee Break : Break
Session 13a: Societal Implications of Technology
The African Perspective of a Smart City: Conceptualisation of Context and Relevance
Mourine Achieng, UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, South Africa
Analysis of the Impact of ICT for the Management and Control of Public Transport: A Review of Scientific Literature from 2015 - 2020
Michael Cabanillas-Carbonell, Universidad Norbert Wiener, Peru
Skills to Support Managers in Data-based Decision-making
Mambolo Smuts, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Women as Citizen Scientists: Identifying Potential Digital Solutions for Addressing Gender-Based Challenges
Benjamin Akinmoyeje, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia

Day 3: 12 May 2021

Session 14a: Next Generation Computing 1
The Ethical Switch: An Automated Policy and Regulation Framework for Data Dissemination in Cloud Environments
Bernard Alaka, Strathmore University , Kenya
An Exploration of Decision Making for Cloud Computing in South Africa
Andile Mkhabela , Tshwane University of Technology , South Africa
The Potential of Big Data Analytics to replace Managerial Decision-Making: Findings of a Systematic Review
Sedzani Mathoho, University of Pretoria, South Africa
An Overview of Time-Sensitive Communications for the Factory Floor
Arnold Kinabo, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for Future Wireless Networks: Regulators Perspective
Gcina Dludla, CSIR, South Africa
Coffee Break : Break
Session 15a: Next Generation Computing 2
A QoS-based Evaluation of SDN Controllers: ONOS and OpenDayLight
Lusani Ravhuanzwo, CSIR, South Africa
Enhanced Corporate Network Management using Software Defined Network: The Case of Salt Essential, Namibia
Nalina Suresh, University of Namibia, Namibia
Techno-economic Analysis for 5G Network Slicing: eMBB Slice
Mpho Nkosi, SITA, South Africa
Fault-tolerance to Cascaded Link Failures of Video Traffic on Attacked Wireless Networks
Akeem Owoade, University of South Africa, South Africa
Deepfake Detection using a Two-Stream Capsule Network
Zane Joseph, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Plenary Session 16a: Plenary 4
From Principles to Actions: Open Science in Africa
Dr Sepo Hachigonta, Director, Strategic Partnerships, National Research Foundation, South Africa
Lunch : Lunch
Session 17a: Next Generation Computing 3
Monitoring Coral Reefs Death Causes with Artificial Intelligence
Nabeelah Pooloo, Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius
Advancing Artificial Intelligence to Combat Escalating Cyberspace Human Rights Violations in Africa
Phumzile Nomnga, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Natural Language Generation Requirements for Social Robots in Sub-Saharan Africa
C. Maria Keet, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Coverage and Rate Analysis of a UAV Enabled Heterogeneous Network
Sheila Mugala, Makerere University, Uganda
The Impact of Big data and Decision-Making in IoT-enabled applications for African Society
Lindelweyizizwe Manqele, University of Limpopo, South Africa
Coffee Break : Break
Session 18a: eInfrastructures
AfricaConnect3: Connecting Africa to Unlimited Possibilities
Leila Dekkar, Geant, Netherlands
Leveraging TV White Spaces for Rural Broadband Connectivity
Ronald Lukanga, netLabs!UG, Uganda
A Survey of 5G for Rural Broadband Connectivity
Claire Najjuuko, Makerere University, Uganda
IPv6 Adoption in South Africa: Barriers, Benefits and Government Interventions
Themba Shozi, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
TVWS v Wi-Fi v 4/5G for African Connectivity
Albert Lysko, CSIR, South Africa
Coffee Break : Break
Session 19a: ICT Supporting Power Delivery
Improved Efficiency in Solar Cells using Fe-doped ZnS Quantum Dots as Sensitizer
Abhigyan Ganguly, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal,, South Africa
Water for Gashora Clinic
Geraldine Light, Walden University, United States
Understanding Mobile Phone Use in Electricity Scarce Context: Extended TAM for Sub-Saharan African Countries
Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
A Brazilian Legal and Technical Evaluation about Energy Binomial Tariff
Marcelo Daniel Berejuck, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Day 4: 13 May 2021

Session 20a: Technology-Enhanced Learning 1 - Issues and Applications
Enhancing Parent-Teacher Communication through USSD-Based Services amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Titus Haiduwa, University of Namibia, Namibia
Role of Activity Theory in Examining the Interaction between ICT and Education
Shaloam Mutetwa, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Impact of Vocational Motivation for Teaching ICT Online During COVID-19 Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa
Narasimha Rao Vajjhala, American University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Adoption of Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Innovations during Covid-19 Lockdown in Rural Uganda
Deborah Manyiraho, Busitema University, Uganda
A Game-based Approach to Revive Cultural Heritage amongst the Youth
Kisa Mwangonde, University of Namibia, Malawi
Coffee Break : Break
Session 21a: Technology-Enhanced Learning 2 - Applications and Case Studies
An Overview of the Integration of Basic Research and Digital Skills in the High School Curriculum
Hope Mauwa, University of Mpumalanga, South Africa
Teaching and Learning CS1 with an Assist of Manipulatives
Tlou Ramabu, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
An Investigation of the Use of Career Guidance App by Undergraduate Students: Case Study of Namibia
Aussie Mutalya, International University of Management, Namibia
Adopting Course Completion Tracking and Conditional Activities to Enhance Engagement in eLearning for University Students
Anthony Wambua, Daystar University, Kenya
Plenary Session 22a: Plenary 5
C4IR South Africa - Supporting Transformation of Manufacturing by Leveraging the Current Wave of Technological Revolution
Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, South African Affiliate C4IR Centre, South Africa
Lunch : Lunch
Plenary Session 23a: Plenary 6
Horizon Europe - Building on EU-Africa Cooperation
Maria Cristina Russo, Director, Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission , Belgium
Session 24a: Technology-Enhanced Learning 3 - Applications
The Importance of Innovation in Agile Project Management
Boingotlo Peege, University of Johannesburg , South Africa
Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Blended Learning: A New Dawn for Institutions of Higher Learning
Jackson Machii, The Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
LTSP Client Image Maintenance: Utilising a Virtualisation Player to Support Educators to Directly Manage Classroom Applications
Tichaona Zvidzayi, Rhodes University, South Africa
Advancing Sustainable Rural Education through ICT
Mphele Sylvia Yelane, Ezamazwe Education Centre for Innovation, South Africa
Coffee Break : Break
Session 25a: Technology-Enhanced Learning 4 - Applications & Case Studies
Mobile Applications in Supporting Open and Distance Learning Students’ Research
Phillip Choshi, University of South Africa, South Africa
An Analysis on the Adoption of High-Performance Computing (HPC) by State Universities: A case of Zimbabwe
Belinda Mutunhu, NUST, Zimbabwe
The Readiness for Adoption of Federated Social Networking Sites to Enhance Contemporary Educational Engagement. The Case of Zimbabwean Universities.
Beauty Mugoniwa, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
Big Data Analytics Capacity Development with Radio Astronomy
Nikhita Madhanpall, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development, South Africa
The Intervention of Educational Big Data Analytics for an Effective eLearning Experience. The Case of Zimbabwe’s Higher and Tertiary Education
Amanda Nyasha Mutembedza, Midlands state University, Zimbabwe
Coffee Break : Break
Session 26a: Technology-Enhanced Learning 5 - Applications & Case Studies
The Development of a Bilingual English-Oshikwanyama Dictionary App
Maria Alweendo, University of Namibia, Namibia
A Workflow System for Managing Ethical Clearance in Research Work
Olasupo Ajayi, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
EPFIDab Combined with Cloud Computing to Process Student Ratings in DRC
Léon EYUMU NGITUKA, University of Kinshasa, Congo (DRC)

Day 5: 14 May 2021

Session 27a: eAgriculture 1
smAvo and smaTo: Successes of eAgricultural Technologies in South Africa
André Broekman, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Digitalization of Indigenous Knowledge in African Agriculture for Fostering Food Security
Hana Kubíčková, Plan4all, Czech Republic
Impact of Information and Communication Technology in Enhancing Food Security in a Rural Area: Alice Community as a Case Study
Dare Ebenezer Fatumo, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
The Impact of ICTs on Smallholder Farmer Household Food Insecurity Status in iLembe District, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
Ntabeni Jere, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Technology-enabled Sustainable Agriculture: the Agroecology Case
Philippe COUSIN, SENSEEN, France
Coffee Break : Break
Session 28a: eAgriculture 2
A Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Based System for Livestock Tracking and Localization
Jared Makario, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Design Considerations and Data Communication Architecture for National Animal Identification and Traceability System in Nigeria
Mobayode O. Akinsolu, Wrexham Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
Geo-information Technology Application Based Animal Health Management Decision Support System Development
Sudhanshu Panda, University of North Georgia, United States
Raspberry Pi Based Recording System for Acoustic Monitoring of Bird Species.
Gabriel Njoroge, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Farmers’ Use of Mobile Devices in Developing Countries
Augusto Domingos, International University of Management, Namibia
Plenary Session 29a: Plenary 7
IST-Africa Journey
Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
Lunch : Lunch
Session 30a: eAgriculture 3
Temperature and Humidity Control Algorithm for Poultry Farm Control Systems
Willie Kasakula, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Leveraging COVID-19 Impact: Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Integration for Boosting Resilience of Citrus Fruit Farmers in Teso Region of Uganda
John Kasse, Makerere University Business School, Uganda
Supporting Adoption of Precision Agriculture
Lindokuhle Mdletshe, INNOBIZ Group, South Africa
An Analysis of Farm-based Carbon Footprint Calculators: Insights for Farmers
Rufaida Auliar, University of Technology Mauritius, Mauritius
Bandits using Fuzzy to fill Knapsacks: Smallholder Farmers Credit Scoring
Benjamin Otieno, Kibabii University, Kenya
Coffee Break : Break
Session 31a: eAgriculture and Environmental Sustainability
An Indigenous Knowledge System for Promoting Awareness of Water Resource Issues
Dumani Kunjuzwa, Nelson Mandela University , South Africa
Leveraging IoT and Machine Learning for Improved Monitoring of Water Resources – A Case Study of the Upper Ewaso Nyiro River
Jason Kabi, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Real Time Flood Monitoring and Prevention Using IoT Sensors in Developing Countries
Fatimah Curumtally, Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius
Existing Optimal Water Network designs for addressing demand and supply needs for NamWater
Raimbert Namukuwa, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
GIS Applied to Ravine Mapping in the Peripheral Zones of Huambo (Central Angolan Plateau)
Isau Alfredo Bernardo Quissindo, Faculty of Agrarian Science - University José Eduardo dos Santos (UJES), Huambo, Angola, Angola