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 should be submitted online by the extended deadline of 16 December 2019.
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.
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.
Full Papers (8 pages, c. 4,000 - 5,000 words) using the IST-Africa Template must be registered on the conference portal by extended deadline of 16 December 2019.
Authors who submitted papers by the deadline will receive feedback online via their My Page during February.
Where the draft paper was accepted, the updated Final Paper using the IST-Africa Template including all author details and addressing the feedback provided should be submitted online as a Word document, (.doc format) via My Page by 09 March. A separate document outlining how the feedback provided on the draft paper was addressed in the final paper should be sent to secretariat@IST-Africa.org after the final paper is submitted online.