IST-Africa 2011 Conference & Exhibition

11 - 13 May 2011, Gaborone, Botswana

Thematic Overview

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are Community Building to facilitate EU-African research cooperation and successful exploitation of research results, to stimulate take-up of RTD results by industry, Small and Medium Sized Businesses and the public sector, to promote knowledge sharing between commercial organizations, government agencies and the research community, to exchange experiences about the current state of eAdoption at a sectoral, national or regional level, and to support International Cooperation and open up the European Research Area (ERA) to Africa.

Core thematic priorities for IST-Africa 2011 are:

- eHealth - Health Information Systmes

- eInfrastructures

- Technology Enhanced Learning & ICT Skills

- Digital Libraries and Intelligent Content

- Living Labs

- Open Source Software - Applications

- ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility

- ICT for Environmental Sustainability

- RFID and Networked Enterprise

- eGovernment & eDemocracy - Secure Services for Citizens and Business

- Networked Media

- Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation

- Cloud Computing

- IPv6

Related themes include but are not restricted to:

- eAdoption and eInclusion - national, regional and sectoral case studies and policy issues

- Collaborative Learning and Lifelong Learning

- Culture and language - impact on eAdoption

- Future Emerging Technologies

- GRID - issues, applications and technologies

- ICT for Development

- Interoperability and Standardisation

- Knowledge management and technologies

- Mobility - issues, applications & technologies

- Networked, Smart and Virtual Organisations

- Open Source Content

- Security & Identity Management

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