IST-Africa 2011 Conference & Exhibition

11 - 13 May 2011, Gaborone, Botswana

IST-Africa 2011 Agenda



Updated: 2011-06-22 08:58:35.297

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Day 3: 13 May 2011

09:00
09:00
Workshop 9a: eInfrastructures and the Sensor Web for Earth Observation and Simulation
Chair: Ingo Simonis, iGSI GmbH, Germany
Co-Chair: Anwar Vahed, CSIR, South Africa
OpenSensors: A Community Platform to Enable the Sensor Web and Foster Earth Observation Research
Stefanie Andrae, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Earth Observation and Environmental Modelling for the Mitigation of Health Risks such as Cholera, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory Diseases
Ingo Simonis, iGSI GmbH, Germany
eInfrastructures for Disaster Risk Assessment
Anwar Vahed, CSIR, South Africa
Illustrating the Role of e-Infrastructures when Studying Cholera Dynamics
Ingo Simonis, iGSI GmbH, Germany
Massive Climate Data Sets in eInfrastructures
Francois Engelbrecht, CSIR, South Africa
Sensor Web
Simon Jirka, 52North, Germany
09:00
Workshop 9b: IST-Africa - Linking European and African Researchers I
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
EU - Africa Research Cooperation Opportunities
Kostas Glinos, European Commission, Belgium
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Botswana
Oabona Monngakgotla, Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Botswana
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mauritius
Vikash Heeralaul, National Computer Board, Mauritius
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mozambique
Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Namibia
Florence Kavirindi, Ministry of Education, Namibia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Lesotho
Lefa Thamae, Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in South Africa
Itumeleng Phogojane, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
09:00
Workshop 9c: Networked Enterprises: Potential and Opportunities for Businesses in Africa
Chair: Man-Sze Li, IC Focus, United Kingdom
The Evolution and Key Findings of Networked Enterprises in European Research
Man-Sze Li, IC Focus, United Kingdom
Business Model Developments, Innovation and the Bottom of the Pyramid
Peter Lindgren, Aalborg University, Denmark
Networked Enterprises: A Case Study in Regional Healthcare
Andrew Faughy, VEN, United Kingdom
Enterprise Systems in the Internet of Things
Markus Eisenhauer, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT), Germany
Discussion - Networked Enterprises: relevance and opportunity for Africa

09:00
Session 9d: Rural Innovation Systems
Chair: Eric Mwangi, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
Mobile Banking as a Means to Provide Access to Financial Services
José Luis Gómez Barroso, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Vision of the Farm of Tomorrow
Karel Charvat, Wirelessinfo, Czech Republic
VLITE NODE – Solution for Precision Farming
Karel Charvat, Wirelessinfo, Czech Republic
09:00
Session 9e: Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation
Chair: Kim Davis, Research Council of Norway, Norway
Voices: Voice-based ICT Services for Underprivileged Communities
Stephane Boyera, Web Foundation, France
Building a Participatory Geographic Information System to Support Community Initiated Local Livelihoods
Mulalu Innocent Mulalu, University of Botswana, Botswana
Challenges in Transferring European Business and Technology Models to the Developing Southern African Regions
Margherita Forcolin, Insiel S.p.A., Italy
Designing Pilot Micro Finance Information Dissemination Centres for the Eastern Cape: A Process Report
Annatjie Erasmus, AWE Business Process Engineering, South Africa
Crucial Considerations in One-to-One Computing in Developing Countries
Henrik Hansson, Stockholm University, Sweden
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Session 10a: Cloud Computing
Chair: Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR Meraka ICT Institute , South Africa
Cloud Computing as an Emerging Technology and its Associated Ethical Issues: Experiences that may be shared between Europe and Africa
Kutoma J. Wakunuma, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Improving the Capacity, Reliability & Life of Mobile Devices with Cloud Computing
Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR Meraka ICT Institute , South Africa
A Case Analysis of Factors Affecting the Adoption of Grid Technology by Universities
Faith-Michael Uzoka, Mount Royal University, Canada
A Web-Portal for Accessing Services by SMMEs in South Africa: A Mashup Prototype
Ernest Ngassam, SAP Research IA&S Africa, South Africa
11:00
Workshop 10b: IST-Africa - Linking European and African Researchers II
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Egypt
Effat El Shooky, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Senegal
Almamy Konte, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, des Universités et des Centres Universitaires Régionaux et de la Recherche Scientifique, Senegal
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Cameroon
Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Kenya
Jacob Njagi, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Burundi
Augustin Nsabiyumva, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Burundi
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tanzania
Raphael Mmasi, COSTECH, Tanzania
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Uganda
Loi Namugenyi , Uganda National Council for Science & Technology, Uganda
EuroAfrica-ICT - Preliminary Results from ICT Research Priorities Study
Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
11:00
Session 10c: RFID and Networked Enterprise
Chair: Laurens Cloete, Meraka Institute, South Africa
The Internet of Things – Promise for the Future? An Introduction
Louis Coetzee, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Beachcomber: Linking the "Internet of Things" to the "Internet of People"
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Initial Study on the Usage of Social Networks Marketing by Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises in South Africa: A Review of some SMEs in Cape Town
Mayowa Mulero, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
RFID in Botswana
Bathopi Luke, Botswana Telecommunications Authority, Botswana
11:00
Session 10d: ICT for Environmental Risk Management
Chair: Bernard Stevenot, SPACEBEL, Belgium
The Development and Implementation of eLog Technology for the Local and International Fishing Industry
Amos Barkai, Olrac, South Africa
Social Space for Geospatial Information
Premysl Vohnout, Czech Centre for Science and Society, Czech Republic
ICT for Automated Forecasting of Electrical Power Consumption: A Case Study in Maputo
Constantino Sotomane, Ministry of Science and Technology, Mozambique
12:30
Lunch : Lunch
13:30
13:30
Closing Plenary 11a: Initiatives Supporting Development of Regional ICT and STI
Strengthening African - European Cooperation in ICT
Thierry Devars, European Commission, Belgium
Strengthening African - European Cooperation in S&T
Fadila Boughanemi, European Commission, Belgium
Bridging Africa and Europe with the Information Society
Ana Cristina Neves, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
Health Initiatives in Botswana
O Mokopakgosi, Ministry of Health, Botswana
Improved Service Delivery through the Use of ICT Applications
Lucky T. Moahi , Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Botswana
Challenges of Information Communication Technology
Chino Monyatsiwa, Ministry of Agriculture, Botswana
ICT at the University of Botswana
George O. Anderson, University of Botswana, Botswana
Botswana Innovation Hub
Budzanani Tacheba, Botswana Innovation Hub, Botswana
Awards
Honourable Frank Ramsden, Minister of Transport and Communication, Botswana
Formal Closing
Honourable Frank Ramsden, Minister of Transport and Communication, Botswana

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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