IST-Africa 2014 - Call for Papers Deadline 16 December

Hosted by the Government of Mauritius through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the National Computer Board, Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE, IST-Africa 2014 will take place in Mauritius in early May 2014.

Part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7), IST-Africa 2014 is the ninth in an Annual Conference Series which brings together senior representatives from leading commercial, government & research organisations across Africa and from Europe, to bridge the Digital Divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice and discussing policy related issues.

The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2014 is based on an open Call for Papers - click here to download the Call for Papers

Thematic Areas

IST-Africa 2014 is focused on applied ICT and the core thematic areas include

- eHealth, mHealth & Health Information Systems

- eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business

- Technology-enhanced Learning, mLearning, ICT Skills

- eInfrastructures, NRENs and IPv6

- Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation

- Future Internet, Internet of Things, Mobile Applications

- ICT for Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability

- ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility

- ICT Regulatory Frameworks

- Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)

- Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Localisation

- Open Source Software Applications

- Cyber Security

- Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation

- Societal Implications of Technology

Paper Submissions

Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare an 8 page paper (4,000 - 5,000) words following the IST-Africa paper guidelines and paper template for submission online by 16 December.

Papers should focus on a research or eAdoption topic on which a case study, initial or final results can be published. General project descriptions are not appropriate. All papers must highlight the level of innovation and actual or expected impact.

All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed by the International Programme Committee and authors will receive feedback in early February. Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 28 February.

Workshop Submissions

Workshop proposals for sessions are invited for the IST-Africa 2014 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 16 December 2013.

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 sessions are normally 90 minutes in duration, with 4 - 5 complementary presentations.