IST-Africa 2022 Agenda

Updated: 2022-04-14 22:44:30

Day 1: 16 May 2022

09:30
09:30
Opening Plenary 1a: Opening Plenary
09:45
09:45
Session 2a: eGovernment 1: Issues & Case Studies
The Benefits of Digital Transformation addressing the Hindrances and Challenges of e-Government Services in South Africa: A Scoping Review
Keneilwe Maremi, CSIR, South Africa
Evaluating the Impact of e-Government Initiatives on Citizens: Empowerment or Tokenism?
John Oredo, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Leveraging Technology to enhance Effective Electronic Policing in Developing Countries
Ester-Omma Nelago, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
11:00
Coffee Break : Break
11:10
11:10
Session 3a: eGovernment 2: Issues & Applications
Intention to Adopt e-Voting: A Perspective of South African Youth
Pitso Tsibolane, University of Cape Town, South Africa
A Smart City Maturity Assessment Model for South African Municipalities
Silma Koekemoer, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Effectiveness of Outsourced Information Systems in Public Sector
Petrus Helao Haixula, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
The Use of Electronic Notification Systems (e-Notification system) for Registering Births and Deaths: Findings from a Developing Country
Maria Shilamba, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
12:45
Lunch : Lunch
13:45
13:45
Session 4a: Collaborative Open Innovation and ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship
Collaborative Open Innovation through Open API Approach to Enable the Development of Financial Technology Infrastructure: Case of Botswana.
Thotobolo Morapedi, Routepay Botswana, Botswana
Non-Financial Support Needs of Tech Start-ups to Minimise Risk of Failure
Julien Ntamakemwa, University of Western Cape, South Africa
TechTribe: Developing an Innovation Platform for Startups and High Growth SMEs
Buntu Majaja, TechTribe, South Africa
Assessment of Regional Attractiveness for Tourism
Otakar Cerba, Plan4all z.s., Czech Republic
Determinants of Information Systems Resources for Business Organisations’ Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based View Approach
Iyaloo Waiganjo, International University of Management, Namibia
15:30
Coffee Break : Break
15:35
15:35
Plenary Session 5a: Plenary 2
Development of Cyber-Infrastructure in Africa integrated with Large Scale Science Projects
Happy Sithole, National Integrated Cyber-Infrastructure System (NICIS), South Africa
15:55
Coffee Break : Break
16:00
16:00
Session 6a: Cyber Security
A Smart Contract Approach to Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing in Kenya
Wilson Maina, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology , Kenya
Towards a New Taxonomy of Insider Threats
Sarathiel Chaipa, University of South Africa, Zimbabwe
Factors Influencing Smartphone End-User Security Behaviour – The Case of Young Adults in South Africa
Raeesa Behardien, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Towards a Cybersecurity Culture Framework for Mobile Banking in South Africa
Thembakazi Kangapi, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
Security Concerns on Social Media Customer-to-Customer Online Transactions. A Case of Namibia Facebook Users
Stanford Musarurwa, International Training College Lingua, Namibia
17:50
End of Sessions

Day 2: 17 May 2022

09:15
09:15
Plenary Session 7a: Plenary 3
09:35
Coffee Break : Break
09:40
09:40
Session 8a: eHealth 1
mHealth Enablers and Inhibitors in a Rural Poor Setting
Anuradha Khoda, University of the Western Cape, Kenya
Assessing Strategic Priority Factors in eHealth Policies of Four African Countries
Dillys Larbi, University Hospital of North Norway, Norway
Strategic Partnerships in e-Health in Low and Lower Middle-Income Countries in Africa
Rayhane Koubaa, HealthTECH Cluster, Tunisia
Community of Practice in Practice: Successful Implementation of Integrated Community Health Information Systems
Chipo Kanjo, University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Malawi
11:25
Coffee Break : Break
11:30
11:30
Session 9a: eHealth 2
Toward Improved Data Quality in Public Health: Analysis of Anomaly Detection Tools applied to HIV/AIDS Data in Africa
Folashikemi Maryam Asani Olaniyan , African Village, Nigeria
Deep Learning Based Algorithms for Detecting Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Endashaw Amsalu Melese, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
A Remote Blood Pressure Data Collection and Monitoring System for Expectant Mothers
Moses Thiga, Kabarak University, Kenya
A Mobile Application to Empower Diabetic Patients Enrolled in a Therapeutic Patient Education Programme in Mauritius
M Shaad Ally Toofanee, Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius
Maternity Management Information System for the Katutura Hospital Maternity Department, Windhoek, Namibia
Sashah Mutasa, International University of Management, Namibia
13:15
Lunch : Lunch
14:15
14:15
Plenary Session 10a: Plenary 4
SAIS 2 - Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southern Africa 2017-2022
Ilari Lindy, SAIS II, Belgium
14:35
Coffee Break : Break
14:40
14:40
Plenary Session 11a: Plenary 5
Inclusive Digital Society in Africa based on Affordable Connectivity & Sustainable Digital Businesses
Fisseha Mekuria, CSIR, South Africa
15:00
Coffee Break
15:05
15:05
Session 12a: eHealth 3
GenoTrack, a Webtool to Geospatially Link Bacterial Genomes from Environmental and Clinical Settings
Mutshiene Deogratias Ekwanzala, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Next Generation DNA Sequencing Technologies and Implementation Science in Reducing the Impact of Familial Colorectal Cancers in Developing Countries
Raj Ramesar, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Towards AI Based Diagnosis of Rheumatic Heart Disease: Data Annotation and View Classification
Lorna Mugambi, Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAIL), Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya
Tackling Occupational and Nosocomial Infection using Vitex-Medical Assistant Tool
Faith-Michael Uzoka, Mount Royal University, Canada
Enterprise Medical Imaging in the Global South: Challenges and Opportunities
Ernest Obbie Zulu, University Teaching Hospitals, Zambia
16:55
End of Sessions

Day 3: 18 May 2022

09:15
09:15
Plenary Session 13a: Plenary 6
Enabling Regulatory Environment for ICT in Africa
Declan Kirrane, AERAP, Belgium
09:35
Coffee Break : Break
09:40
09:40
Session 14a: Content Technology: Applications and Case Studies
Perceptual Impacts of Wireless Network Impairments on Video Streaming QoE using Taguchi Approach
Alex Mongi, College of Informatics and Virtual Education, The University of Dodoma, Tanzania
A Multilevel Clustering Model for Coherent Topic Discovery in Short Texts
Emmanuel Muthoka Maithya, Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology (JKUAT), Kenya
Stacked Language Models for an Optimized Next Word Generation
Ednah Olubunmi Aliyu, University of Free State, South Africa
Public Sentiments in User Generated Content amid COVID-19 Pandemic in Ghana
Emmanuel Awuni Kolog, University of Ghana, Ghana
11:10
Coffee Break : Break
11:15
11:15
Session 15a: Next Generation Computing 1
Towards Developing a Broadband Infrastructure Dashboard Framework
Nosipho Mthethwa, CSIR, South Africa
Development of an Interactive Remote iLab for a Wind Energy System
Yusuf Kyambadde, School of Engineering, Makerere University, Uganda
Land Registry Using a Distributed Ledger
Nolwazi Ncube, NUST, Zimbabwe
12:45
Lunch : Lunch
13:45
13:45
Plenary Session 16a: Plenary 7
C4IR SA Achievements to Date and Way Forward
Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Head of the South African Affiliate C4IR Centre, South Africa
14:15
14:15
Session 17a: Next Generation Computing 2
Preliminary Experiments on the Performance of Machine Learning Models
Misheck Banda, University of South Africa, South Africa
Multi-MelGAN Voice Conversion for the Creation of Under-Resourced Child Speech Synthesis
Avashna Govender, CSIR, South Africa
Word-Based Bantu Language Identification using Naïve Bayes
Boago Okgetheng, University of Botswana, Botswana
Case study on Data Collection of Kreol Morisien, a Low-Resourced Creole Language
David Bastien, Hydrus Labs Ltd, Mauritius
15:45
Coffee Break : Break
15:50
15:50
Session 18a: Next Generation Computing 3
Responsible AI, SDGs, and AI Governance in Africa
Kutoma J. Wakunuma, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
An IoT Based Web Application for Tracking and Managing Covid-19 Related Data. A Case of Kenyan Learning Institutions
Jafer Abdikadir, Strathmore University, Kenya
Design of an AMR using Image Processing and Deep Learning for Monitoring Safety Aspects in Warehouse
Nabeelah Pooloo, Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius
Bibliometric Analysis of the Application of Blockchain Technology for Data Security: a Case Study of Global Mission Services’ Digital Platform
Yves Bizumuremyi, Central University of Technology, Free State, Swaziland
17:20
End of Sessions

Day 4: 19 May 2022

09:15
09:15
Plenary Session 19a: Plenary 8
Towards an Open Science Policy for South Africa
Daniel Adams, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
09:35
Coffee Break : Break
09:40
09:40
Session 20a: Technology Enhanced Learning 1: Issues & Applications
Equitable Access to eLearning during Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond. A Comparative Analysis between Rural and Urban Schools in Zimbabwe
Gerald Tsimba, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
Constructivist Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Teaching and Assessment Skills in a Post Graduate Certificate of Education Students
Tafirenyika Mafugu, University of the Free State, South Africa
Mask-Up: Face Mask Alert App Using Machine Learning
Nesisa Moyo, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
11:10
Coffee Break
11:15
11:15
Session 21a: Technology Enhanced Learning 2: Applications & Case Studies
Uses of Knowledge Management Systems in the African Context: Implementation Gap, Challenges and Prospects
Edison Wazoel Lubua, Institute of Accountancy Arusha, Tanzania
Development of the Greenwell Matongo Community Library Management Information System (LMIS)
Martin Mabeifam Ujakpa, Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU), Ghana
School Management Information System (SMIS) for the Elite College
Aussie Mutalya, International University of Management, Namibia
Impact of Social Media on Student's Academic Performance in Higher Education Institution
Nosipho Mavuso, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa
12:45
Lunch : Lunch
13:45
13:45
Plenary Session 22a: Plenary 9
Long term Potential and Sustainability of Space Science and Technology
Carla Sharpe, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, South Africa
14:05
14:05
Session 23a: Technology Enhanced Learning 3: Applications and Case Studies
Technology and Pedagogical Factors to be Considered when Building a Resilience Framework for Integrating and Using Mobile Technologies in South African Rural Schools
Sifiso Dlamini, CSIR , South Africa
Gamifying Learning in High Schools: Perceptions of Students in Selected African Countries
Jovita Mateus, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Determination of Per-Phase Equivalent Circuit Parameters of Three-Phase Transformer Using MATLAB/Simulink
Francis Katende, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Learning Analytics Tools for Enhancing Students’ Performance: A Global Perspective
Teresia Ankome, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
15:35
Coffee Break : Break
15:40
15:40
Session 24a: Societal Implications of Technology
SignSupport: An Emergency Mobile Application for the Deaf
Olasupo Ajayi, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Accessibility Friendly? A Case of Namibian Online Stores
Katazo Amunkete, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
Towards User Experience Heuristics for Engagement and Interaction
Yemisi Oyedele, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Impact of Technophobia on the Digital Divide. A Preliminary Case Study in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
Samuel Faloye, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
17:10
End of Sessions

Day 5: 20 May 2022

09:15
09:15
Plenary Session 25a: Plenary 10
Closing Address
Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General: International Cooperation and Resources, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
09:35
Coffee Break : Break
09:40
09:40
Session 26a: eAgriculture 1
ICT Adoption Challenges: Case of Rural Small-Scale Farmers in the Amathole District Municipality of South Africa
Agyei Fosu, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
Development of English-isiZulu Language Translator to Bridge Language Barrier Between EWS and Bantu Language Speaking Farmers. Case of Swayimane, KwazuluNatal, South Africa
John Makhetha Nyetanyane, Central University of Technology, South Africa
Intent to Use a Smartphone App as a University-Community Engagement Tool by Kabarole Farmers in Uganda
Alice Sheila Nanyanzi, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Mountains of the Moon University , Uganda
The Development of a Livestock Farm Management Information System (LFMIS)
Serenia Ngola, International University of Management, Namibia
Optimization of African LULC Database for Sustainable Development
Karel Charvat, WirelessInfo, Czech Republic
11:30
Coffee Break
11:35
11:35
Session 27a: eAgriculture 2
Data Product Model for boosting Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chinecherem Umezuruike, Bowen University Iwo, Nigeria
Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning for Sustainable Precision Agriculture
Jackson Machii, The Technical University of Kenya, Kenya
Multi-task Neural Networks Convolutional Learning Model for Maize Disease Identification
Diane Niyomwungere, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT), Kenya
Design, Construction and Testing of a Cocoa Pod Breaking Machine to Improve Cocoa Processing
Daniel Amoshie, Ashesi University, Ghana
Design of a Tomato Harvesting Robot for Agricultural Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Mohammad Shoaib Ibne Saleem Casseem, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
13:25
Lunch
14:00
14:00
Session 28a: eAgriculture 3
Intelligent and Flood Resilient Agriculture
Ayodele Periola, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Awareness and Perceptions of Smart Irrigation Technologies by Small Scale Farmers in Rural South Africa
James Njenga, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Water Quality Management Using IoT & Machine Learning.
Andrew Omambia, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya
Application of Convolutional Neural Networks to the Quantification of Tick Burdens on Cattle Using Infrared Thermographic Imaging
Fhulufhelo Mudau, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
15:30
End of Sessions