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IST-Africa Call for Full papers Deadline 09 December

18 Nov 2016

IST-Africa Call for Full papers – Deadline 09 December

Hosted by the Government of Namibia through the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, and Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2017 (May, Windhoek, Namibia) is the twelfth in an annual series of Ministerial level Technology Research Conferences. 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.

IST-Africa provides a platform in Africa to strengthen ICT-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology related policy dialogues within Africa and between Africa and Europe, Global Development, Research and Innovation Cooperation and Community Building. 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 public, private, education and research, societal sector with end user communities focused on ICT and STI Research and Innovation.


The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2017 is based on an open Call for Papers


 IST-Africa 2017 is focused on applied ICT and the core thematic areas include:

- mHealth, eHealth & Health Information Systems

- Technology-enhanced Learning and eSkills

- mAgriculture / eAgriculture & Environmental Sustainability

- eInfrastructures and NRENs (National Research and Education Networks)

- Next Generation Computing: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Future Internet, Internet of Things (IoT)

- eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business

- Content Technologies: Languages; Digital Preservation

- Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust

- Collaborative Open Innovation and ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship (including Social Entrepreneurship)

- Global Development including ICT4D

- Societal Implications of Technology

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 deadline of 09 December.

For more information, please visit http://www.ist-africa.org/conference2017/default.asp?page=paperguidelines

 All papers are double blind peer reviewed so please ensure that the Word document uploaded does not include author details. Author and co-author details should be included in the online submission form. Feedback will be provided by 09 February.

Accepted authors will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by 06 March and to complete registration by 10 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.

If there is a requirement to a short extension to complete papers, please send an email to secretariat@IST-Africa.org requesting this.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

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