IST-Africa 2017 Conference

31 May - 02 June 2017, Windhoek, Namibia

Call for Papers

Paper submissions are invited for IST-Africa 2017. The conference language is English and submissions should be for technical or visionary papers, and business or government case studies within the scope of the conference.

Papers (4,000 - 5,000 words) using the IST-Africa Template must be registered on the conference portal by extended deadline of 23 December 2016. Please refer to Paper Guidelines for more information.

Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. General project descriptions are not appropriate. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation. Any elements of the paper previously published should be carefully referenced. It is necessary for papers submitted to include new elements that have not previously been published to warrant inclusion in the conference proceedings. Any visionary elements in paper should be supported by mini use cases to illustrate applicability.

It is a condition of submitting a paper that (a) authors act on feedback and comments provided by the International Programme Committee (IPC) to ensure high quality conference proceedings, (b) presenters act on feedback provided by their Session Chair to ensure high quality presentations, and (c) presenters register and pay the participant's fee by 10 March 2017, before the publication of the Final Programme.

While authors are welcome to submit papers on behalf of co-authors at the review stage to facilitate submission, please note that subject to acceptance for inclusion in the Programme it will then be necessary to indicate a unique presenter for each paper, who is not already in the Programme. Each presenter can present one paper in the Programme. It is necessary for papers to be physically presented during the event to ensure inclusion in the Proceedings.

Workshop Submissions

Workshop proposals for sessions are invited for the IST-Africa 2017 Conference. The conference language is English and workshops should focus on one of the thematic priorities of the conference. Workshop organisers should register proposals online by extended deadline of 23 December 2016. Your workshop proposal should provide a clear overview of your proposed session under the headings outlined in the submission form:

- Summary of problem domain being addressed

- Workshop objectives

- Summary of discussion/tutorial focus, proposed outcome and target audience

- Outline Programme (presenters, synopsis of presentation)

Each workshop proposal should be supported by a minimum of two papers per workshop session, which will be double blind reviewed by the IPC. The proposed speakers should submit their papers via Paper Submission and insert: PAPER FOR WORKSHOP SESSION "Enter Workshop Title" in the first paragraph of their paper.

Workshop organisers can contact Paul Cunningham Conference Chair, if they wish to discuss any aspect of their proposal in advance of the closing date.

Publishing schedule for IST-Africa 2017

- Draft Final Paper and workshop proposals submitted by extended deadline of 23 December 2016

- Provisional acceptance of draft final papers with IPC feedback by 17 February 2017

- Final papers to be delivered electronically by 10 March for editorial review and quality check