IST-Africa 2016 Conference

11 - 13 May 2016, Durban, South Africa

Thematic Overview

The IST-Africa 2016 Programme will incorporate Opening and Closing Plenary Sessions and a Scientific Programme with Parallel Sessions featuring presenters from public, private, education and research organisations in Europe and Africa.

Focused on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to

- Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa

- Promote International Innovation, Research and Policy Cooperation and Coordination

- Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors

The Scientific Programme for IST-Africa 2016 is based on a double blind peer review of Papers submitted to an open Call for Papers which closes on the extended deadline of 18 January 2016.

Full papers (8 pages in length) following the Paper Guidelines provided and uses the IST-Africa Template should be submitted online for review.

Workshop proposals can also be submitted online for consideration. A workshop session normally lasts for 90 mins with 4 - 5 presenters per session.

Core thematic priorities for IST-Africa 2016 include:

- Content Technologies: Language, Learning, Digital Preservation

- Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust

- eHealth, mHealth & Health Information Systems

- eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business

- eInfrastructures, NRENs and IPv6

- Future Internet, Connected Enterprise

- ICT for Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability

- ICT4D (including Humanitarian Technologies)

- ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility

- ICT Regulatory Frameworks

- Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)

- Mobile Applications (including mServices, mEducation, Social Networking)

- Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Localisation, Internet of Things (IoT)

- Open Source Software - Applications

- Technology-enhanced Learning and eSkills

- Societal Implications of Technology