IST-Africa 2012 Conference & Exhibition

May 2012, Tanzania

IST-Africa 2012 Agenda



Updated: 2012-04-30 18:11:20.033

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Day 2: 10 May 2012

09:00
09:00
Session 5a: Internet of Things
Chair: Richard Stevens, -, Italy
Positioning Internet of Things Application, and Associated Human Behavioural Changes in a Developing Context
Louis Coetzee, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Novel IoT Services and Applications for Society, Business and People
Nkundwe Moses Mwasaga, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania
Interfacing Internet of Things Technologies of RFID, XMPP and Twitter to Reduce Inaccuracies in Inventory Management
Sizakele Mathaba, CSIR, South Africa
The Internet of Things in Bridging the Gap in Municipal Service Delivery in South Africa
Nomusa Dlodlo, CSIR, South Africa
09:00
Workshop 5b: IST-Africa - Linking European and African Researchers II
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Tunisia
Jelel Ezzine, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Egypt
Inas Fateem, Ministry of Communications & IT, 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 Ghana
Adelaide Asante, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Cameroon
Njei Check, National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), Cameroon
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Botswana
Oabona Monngakgotla, Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Botswana
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Mauritius
Dan Faugoo, National Computer Board, Mauritius
09:00
Session 5c: M-Health
Chair: Collins Mushe, Ministry of Education, Namibia
mHealth in Senegal: The VOICES Project
Ralph Ankri, France Telecom, France
Buzzenger: Enabling Free Messaging in Emergency Situations
Brian Omwenga, Nokia Research Center, Kenya
Enthusiasm May Wane: Cultivating Practices for Sustainable mHealth Innovations
Tiwonge Manda, University of Malawi, Malawi
Collecting Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response Data through Mobile Phones
Luba Pascoe, Dar es salaam University College of Education, Tanzania
09:00
Session 5d: Technology-Enhanced Learning - Case Studies
Chair: Love Ekenberg, Stockholm University , Sweden
Contextualising ICTs in Education for Developing Countries
Gugulethu Baduza, SAP Research, South Africa
Automated Topic Spotting Provides Added Efficiency in a Chat Based Tutoring Environment
Laurie Butgereit, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Developing a Planning and Reflection tool to Support Learning to Learn Together
Rupert Wegerif, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Building a Virtual Academic Library with Web 2.0 Technologies in Tanzania
Edda Tandi Lwoga, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
09:00
Session 5e: eGovernment & eDemocracy
Chair: Zauria Saifodine, National Institute for ICT, Mozambique
Secure e-Government Services: Protection Profile for Electronic Voting – A Case of Tanzania
Geoffrey Karokola, Stockholm University/University of Dar es Salaam, Sweden
Evolution of eGovernment in Malawi
Hawa Ndilowe, Office of The President and Cabinet, Malawi
The ICT Policy and e-Transparency in Tanzania
Edison W. Lubua, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
ICT for Enhanced Governance and Development in Africa: The Potential of Debt-for-Development Exchanges
Emmanuel Laryea, Monash University, Australia
09:00
Session 5f: Broadband Access and its Exploitation for Development in Africa
Chair: Iman Abuel Maaly, Sudanese Research and Education Network, Sudan
Donor Interventions in sub-Sahara Africa: Who Does What and Where in ICT/eInfrastructures?
Vasilis Koulolias, eGovLab, Belgium
World Bank Support for Research and Education Networks
Ilari Lindy, World Bank, United States
Local Initiatives in Healthcare and Environment
Donart Ngarambe, KIST, Rwanda
Research on Rational Drug Management
Lars L Gustafsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
The Fiber for Peace Initiative in Somalia
Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden
10:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
11:00
11:00
Session 6a: IPv6
Chair: Latif Ladid, SnT University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
IPv6 Deployment steps in Africa
Hisham Ibrahim, AfriNIC, Mauritius
The “Internet of Things” based on IPv6
Latif Ladid, SnT University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
11:00
Workshop 6b: IST-Africa - Linking European and African Researchers III
Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland
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
Lieketseng Tjokotsi , Department of Science and Technology, Lesotho
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in South Africa
Isaac Maredi, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
ICT Initiatives and Research Capacity in Swaziland
Moses Vusmuzi Zungu, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Swaziland
EuroAfrica-P8 - Preliminary Results
Karine Valin, Sigma Orionis, France
South Africa - Lessons Learnt from ESASTAP 2
Mamohloding Tlhagale, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
11:00
Session 6c: eHealth - Case Studies
Chair: Andrew B. M. Swai, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania
Security, Privacy and Policy in Management of Patients' Data: A Case Study from Malawi
Dickson Chinguwo, The Malawi Polytechnic, Malawi
Mobile phone Technology: A Gateway to Address Gender Obstacles in Improving Access to Reproductive and Child Health Services by Women and their Partners
Dunstan Bishanga, Jhpiego, Tanzania
Challenges in Implementing a Computerized Name-based Information Tracking System: Practical experiences from maternal health care
Honest Kimaro, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
CAPHS: Context Aware Pervasive Healthcare System for HIV/AIDS Patients
Alemitu Mequanint, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Communities of Support
Jay Barnes, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
11:00
Session 6d: Technology-Enhanced Learning in Universities
Chair: Abdissa Yilma Tiky, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ethiopia
Four Years of IT Program Development in Tanzania
Josephat O. Oroma, Tumaini University - At Iringa, Tanzania
A Steady Progress towards E-Learning in Tanzania; The Case of CVL-UDSM
Hashim Twaakyondo, University of dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Towards Guaranteed Quality of Teaching and Learning:The Power of ICT
Prosper Mafole, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
11:00
Session 6e: eGovernment & eDemocracy
Chair: Hamisi Nguli, ex COSTECH, Tanzania
Assessment of Public Services e-government initiatives: A Case Study of Tanzania
Grace Mbwete, Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania
An Information Sharing System
Justine Juliet Ssempebwa, Ministry of Finance, Uganda
Legal Challenges for M-Governance in Developing Countries: A Comparison of India and South Africa
Michel Koekemoer, University of South Africa, South Africa
11:00
Session 6f: Capacity Building to Enable Broadband Rollout and Operations
Chair: Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden
AfricaConnect: Progress and the Need for Human Capacity
Iman Abuel Maaly, Sudanese Research and Education Network, Sudan
Capacity Building Strategy and Programme under AfricaConnect
Joseph Kimaili, UbuntuNet Alliance, Uganda
The Global Development Learning Network – Opportunities for Linkages and Exploitation for Capacity Building
Charles Y. Senkondo, Tanzania Global Learning Agency (TaGLA), Tanzania
The Global Technology Transfer Alliance for Capacity Building (TTA)
Ramon Wyss, KTH, Sweden
12:30
Lunch : Lunch
14:00
14:00
Panel Session 7a: ICT Entreneurship in Tanzania
Chair: Jukka Siltanen, TANZICT, Tanzania
Inspiration from Ushahidi Project
Emanuel Feruzi, Trilabs, Tanzania
ICT Start-up in Tanzania: Giving More for a Brighter Future
Rugambo Rodney, Giving Inc., Tanzania
Lessons Learned and Way Forward at Dar Teknohama Business Incubator
George Mulamula, DTBi, Tanzania
14:00
Session 7b: 8th Africa-EU Partnership - Joint Expert Group
14:00
Session 7c: eHealth - Case studies 2
Chair: Edda Tandi Lwoga, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Using ICT Innovation to Help Eliminate Diseases of Global Health Importance
Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo, Ashburn Institute, Ukraine
Experience of Implementing Malaria Sentinel Sites in Mozambique
Teotónio Fumo, Universidade Técnica de Moçambique, Mozambique
CorrectoSpecto: Remote Monitoring and Controlling a Patient’s Access to Medication
Andrew Cyrus Smith, CSIR Meraka Institute, South Africa
CAALYX-MV: Ambient Assisted Living to Market
Andreu Català, UPC, Spain
A Concept for a Flexible Rehabilitation Tool for sub-Saharan Africa
Henrik Hautop Lund, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
14:00
Session 7d: M-Learning
Chair: Love Ekenberg, Stockholm University , Sweden
Towards a Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework
Adele Botha, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Mobile Applications for a Better Education
Antonio Jose Batel Anjo, Ministry of Education , Mozambique
The Future of Mobile Learning in the Nigerian Education System
Olalekan Samuel Ogunleye, CSIR, South Africa
14:00
Workshop 7e: Sensors, Empowerment and Accountability (SEMA): Enhancing the Relationship between Citizens and Government Agencies through Mobile Communications and Web Technology
Chair: Benson Bana, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Citizen Reporting as Added Functionality in National Health Information Systems
Juma Lungo, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Context and Semantics for Location Based Analysis of Citizen Reports
Rob Lemmens, ITC, Netherlands
Citizen Reporting Behaviour: Contrasting Disaster Response with Public Service Needs
Jeroen Verplanke, ITC - University of Twente, Netherlands
Discussion

14:00
Workshop 7f: TV White Space Spectrum and Dynamic Spectrum Access: For Improved Rural Wireless Broadband Connectivity
Chair: Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR Meraka ICT Institute , South Africa
Enabling Broadband Wireless Access Using Cognitive Radio Technology in TV Whitespace to Provide ICT Services in Rural Tanzania
John Andrew Msumba, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Setting the Scene for TV White Spaces and Dynamic Spectrum Access in South Africa
Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR Meraka ICT Institute , South Africa
TV White Spaces for Wireless Broadband in Rural Areas: The Regulator, Broadcaster and Operator Viewpoint
Luzango Pangani Mfupe, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
15:30
Coffee Break : Coffee Break
16:00
16:00
Panel Session 8a: ICT Entreneurship in Tanzania
Chair: Jukka Siltanen, TANZICT, Tanzania
This session will showcase ten intensive 3-minute pitches from young ICT companies and start-ups, demonstrating a range of business ideas ICT Entrepreneurs in Tanzania are driving forward, followed by discussion.

16:00
Session 8b: 8th Africa-EU Partnership - Joint Expert Group II
16:00
Session 8c: Living Labs
Chair: Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Socio-Economic Impact of Growing Living Labs and Living Labs Networks in Africa
Marlien Herselman, Meraka Institute, CSIR, South Africa
Living Lab Methodology as an approach to Innovation in ICT4D: The Siyakhula Living Lab experience
Sibukele Gumbo, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
m-Living Labs, a Framework for Collaborative Community Advancement
Bertie Buitendag, TUT, South Africa
Enabling Factors for Local Research and Innovation
Lucy Macharia, Nokia Research Center, Kenya
Crowdsourcing Ideas for Development
Mervi Vuori, BIT / Aalto University, Finland
16:00
Session 8d: M-Learning – Case Studies
Chair: Raphael Mmasi, COSTECH, Tanzania
Biased Expectations: User Experience of Pupils Using Mobile-Learning Applications
Darelle Van Greunen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Smartphone Application Usage amongst Students at a South African University
Walter Uys, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Disruptive e-Mobile Learning Model
Gomang Seratwa Ntloedibe-Kuswani, University of Botswana, Botswana
eLearning Platform for University and Secondary School Students Residing in Rural Areas
Judith Leo, NM-AIST, Tanzania
16:00
Session 8e: ICT for Environmental Risk Management
Chair: Bernard Stevenot, SPACEBEL, Belgium
Harnessing Cyber-infrastructure for Local Scale Climate Change Research in Africa
Anwar Vahed, CSIR, South Africa
E-landfill
Jay Barnes, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
16:00
Workshop 8f: The Feasibility of TV White Space Spectrum and Dynamic Spectrum Access in Africa: Technology, Regulatory and Socio-economic Issues
Chair: Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden
Panelists include:

Prof John S Nkoma, Director General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

Andrew Kisaka, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority

Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR, South Africa

Amos Nungu, DIT, Tanzania

Laurens Cloete, CSIR, South Africa

Richard Mokgotlho, ICASA, South Africa

Idris Rai, State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania


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.

To view presentations within individual sessions, click on View papers assigned to individual session. icon.
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