The IST-Africa Call for Papers is focused on full papers (8 pages, c.4,000 - 5,000 words).
Your paper structure should incorporate:
- Abstract (Paper summary in 200 - 300 words)
- Introduction - Issues to be addressed
- Objectives of your paper
- Methodology Used
- Technology or Business Case Description
- Conclusions and Summary Recommendations
It is necessary for the template to be saved on as a separate .dot file on your harddrive. Then click on this template in Windows Explorer (or another file manager) to create a Word document using the template styles.
When you save the document it should have a .doc extension. To convert .docx to .doc, open the document, select Save As - select "Word 97 - 2003 Document (*.doc) as the format and Save. Then upload the .doc version of the paper online.
All authors must comply with the template and associated guidelines for papers in order to ensure consistency across the conference proceedings.
The abstract should summarise the problem statement, aim of the work, research method applied, results and conclusion.
Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation.
General project descriptions or project proposals will not be assigned for review.
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.
Any elements of the paper previously published should be carefully referenced. Authors should undertake a plagiarism check prior to submission and ensure that all content is appropriately referenced including self-references. IST-Africa will also run a plagiarism check prior to allocation of papers for review. Only full papers are assigned for review.
As all papers will be double blind peer reviewed by the IST-Africa 2021 Programme Committee, please ensure that no contact details are provided within the text or Properties of the paper submitted. All contact details will be submitted online as part of the Submission Process. Papers should be uploaded in .doc format.
Each presenter can present ONE paper in the Programme. It is necessary for papers to be presented by an author / co-author who will also answer questions based on the presentation during the event to ensure inclusion in the Proceedings.
Please only submit papers for review where there are authors/co-authors who will complete registration if accepted for inclusion in the Programme and present the results. Please do not submit multiple papers for which there is only one author who can register.
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, (c) presenters register and pay the participant's fee by 12 March 2021, before the publication of the Final Programme, and (d) an author or co-author will present the paper during the event and answer questions based on the presentation.
Papers or sessions can take the form of:
- Presentation of innovative ICT achievements
- Presentation of eAdoption achievements
- Lessons learnt from case studies, regional and national programmes and initiatives
- Discussion of future oriented technologies with mini use cases
- Discussion of existing and emerging standards with mini use cases
- Discussion of current status of eAdoption in a specific industry sector, country or region
- Discussion of legal and contractual issues with mini use cases
Please refer to thematic priorities for more information.