IST-Africa 2016 Call for Papers – Extended Deadline 18 January


IST-Africa 2016 Conference

Durban, South Africa, 11 - 13 May 2016

Call for Papers - Extended Deadline 18 January


IST-Africa 2016 (11 - 13 May, South Africa) is the eleventh in an annual series of Ministerial level Technology Research Conferences, supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission. The 6th Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Thematic Working Group Meeting will take place on 10 May as a pre-conference event.

The organisers would like to thank those who have submitted papers to date.  Based on requests received, we have extended the deadline to 18 January to facilitate authors who are still working on their papers.

Papers will be assigned for review as they are received so please ensure that the version uploaded on the server is the final version.

We would appreciate if you circulate this Call for Papers to relevant mailing lists, colleagues and publish the links on relevant sites to raise awareness of this opportunity.

Please find below the Call for Papers for IST-Africa 2016.

IST-Africa provides a platform in Africa to strengthen Innovation, Science and Technology related policy dialogues within Africa and between Africa and Europe, supporting the goals of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon 2020. IST-Africa is a unique community that brings together cross disciplinary stakeholders from the public, private, education and research, societal and funding sectors, with end user communities focused on ICT4D and/or ICT and STI Research and Innovation.

The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2016 is based on an open Call for Papers

IST-Africa 2016 is focused on applied ICT and the core thematic areas include:

- Content Technologies: Language, Learning, Digital Preservation
- Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
- eHealth, mHealth & Health Information Systems
- eGovernment – Services to Citizens & Business
- eInfrastructures, NRENs and IPv6
- Future Internet, Connected Enterprise
- ICT for Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability
- ICT Entrepreneurship
- ICT4D and Humanitarian Technologies
- ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility
- ICT Regulatory Frameworks
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Living Labs, Collaborative Open Innovation
- Mobile Applications (including mServices, mEducation)
- Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing,
- Open Source Software - Applications
- Societal Implications of Technology
- Technology-enhanced Learning and eSkills

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 the extended deadline of 18 January.

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All papers are double blind peer reviewed. Feedback will be provided by 12 February.

Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 07 March and to complete registration by 11 March.

Each presenter can present one paper in the Programme.

Full Papers accepted for the Conference Proceedings and presented during the conference will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore as an additional dissemination channel.

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