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 15 December 2023.
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 by an author / co-author 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.
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 15 December 2023. All papers are checked for plagiarism prior to being assigned for review. Only full papers will be assigned for review.
If you have already submitted a paper version and wish to update it prior to being submitted for review, please LOG IN and click RESUBMIT on your My Page. Please do not set up multiple records for the same paper.
Authors with accepted papers should prepare updated papers using the IST-Africa paper template taking account of feedback provided and upload the final paper in Word format (.doc Word 97 - 2003) by 01 March via their My Page
Please keep a log of changes made in the final paper in a separate document. The final paper uploaded should include all authors details and be ready for quality check for publication.
After uploading the updated final paper, please send a Word document with this documentation of changes to secretariat@IST-Africa.org to assist in the quality review of papers received.
Each presenter will present once in the Programme.
Any requests to change the presenting author should be sent by email to secretariat@IST-Africa.org so the paper block can be moved and online Programme updated.