[SDI-Africa] IST-AFRICA Call for Papers
GavinF at mintek.co.za
Tue Dec 5 07:16:19 EST 2006
Re: IST AFRICA Conference Announcement
Apologize for Cross Posting
We wish to inform you that we plan to organise a conference session and
workshop at the IST-AFRICA conference regarding the topic "ICT for
Environmental Risk and Disaster Management", potentially with a specific
workshop about the question:
How can ICT improve the management of Environment and Security in
IST-AFICA is co-sponsored by the EU (see general announcement below). We
will welcome submissions from activities world-wide, and submissions need
not only focus on the question above.
The conference stream is chaired by myself (Ralf Denzer, Germany) and is
co-chaired by Gavin Fleming (South Africa), Gerald Schimak (Austria) and
Bernard Stevenot (Belgium).
If this event is of interest to you, then please send an email to
ralf.denzer at enviromatics.org, with a one page abstract, as soon as possible,
but no later than December 22.
Prof. Dr. Ralf Denzer
Director, Environmental Informatics Group, www.enviromatics.net Chairman,
Environmental Informatics Institute, www.enviromatics.de IFIP Working Group
5.11 Computers and Environment, www.enviromatics.org
Director of International Studies,
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes
Teaching: see www.enviromatics.net
IST-Africa 2007 Conference and Exhibition
9 - 11 May 2007, Maputo, Mozambique
We would appreciate if you could circulate the IST-Africa 2007 Call for
Papers to your mailing lists to encourage interested parties to prepare and
submit a paper or workshop proposal for consideration for the IST-Africa
2007 Scientific Programme.
Part of the IST-Africa Initiative (www.IST-Africa.org), which is supported
by the European Commission under the IST Programme of Framework Programme 6
(FP6), IST-Africa 2007 is the second in an Annual Conference Series which
brings together delegates 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.
IST-Africa 2006 (Pretoria, 3 - 5 May) was a great success, attracting 304
Delegates from 38 countries and 4 continents, with Exhibitors from 13
African and European countries.
Hosted by the Government of Mozambique and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE,
IST-Africa 2007 will focus on Applied IST research topics addressing major
societal and economic challenges, which is part of the European Commission's
Information Society Technologies (IST) programme. The programme will combine
strategic keynote presentations, technical and policy papers, case studies,
workshops, an exhibition and social activities. The programme will showcase
results from projects currently funded at national and regional level in
Africa and Europe as well as those funded under the IST Programme of the
Call for Papers
Submission deadline for full paper or workshop proposal: 22 December 2006
Acceptance decision: 31 January 2007 Final Paper Submission: 28 February
The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2007 is based on an open Call for
Papers and the conference language is English.
Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare an 8 page paper (4,000 -
5,000) words and submit online by 22 December. Please observe the Paper
Guidelines available at
www.ist-africa.org/conference2007/default.asp?page=paperguidelines and use
the Paper Template provided when preparing your paper.
All submissions will be double blind reviewed by the International Programme
Committee and authors will receive feedback in January. Accepted authors
will then be invited to submit a final paper taking account of feedback
provided for inclusion in the conference proceedings by end of February.
All papers (www.ist-africa.org/Conference2007/default.asp?page=submission )
and workshop proposals
(www.ist-africa.org/Conference2007/default.asp?page=submission-ws ) must be
submitted online. If you have not already registered on the IST-Africa
portal, please click NEW USER, otherwise click LOG IN using your existing
log in details.
Core Thematic Priorities for IST-Africa 2007
- eHealth - Services to Citizens, Personalised Healthcare
- Technology Enhanced Learning & ICT Skills
- Open Source Software Applications
- ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility
- ICT for Environmental Risk Management
- Networked Enterprise - Future Forms of Organisations & Applications
- eGovernment - Services to Citizens & Business
More information is available at
Support organisations confirmed to date include
- DG Information Society & Media of the European Commission
- Government of Mozambique
Sponsors confirmed to date include
- Embassy of Finland in Mozambique
- UNDP Mozambique
Technical Co-Sponsors confirmed to date include
- IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
- IEEE South Africa Section
- IEEE South Africa Computer Chapter
- IEEE UKRI Computer Chapter
- IEEE Control and Communications (Ireland) Joint Chapter
We kindly ask you to forward this Call for Papers to your colleagues in
research, government or business interested in these topics.
We look forward to receiving your paper and workshop submissions.
IST-Africa 2007 Conference Organising Committee
Conference Secretariat: secretariat at IST-Africa.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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