[AISWorld] Call for Papers - 6th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa

Adekunle Okunoye aokunoye at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 3 16:37:49 EST 2014

The African Society for Information and
Communication Technology(ASICT)

6th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa
October  1-4, 2014, YAOUNDE, CAMEROON
Theme: Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness
The International Conference on ICT for Africa is an annual conference that brings together stakeholders of the educational and industrial sectors in Africa, with the aim of reflecting on how to transfer, diffuse and adopt the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the African context; the innovation and development of ICT solutions for and within this context; impacts of ICT on society and of society on ICT; and other relevant normative, empirical, and theoretical concerns of ICT development, implementation, strategy, management and policy that are distinctive to Africa and associated developing economies.
The ICT4Africa 2014 Conference therefore seeks to bring together both scholars and practitioners under the theme  “Harnessing  ICT  in  Education  for  Global  Competitiveness”  to  present  papers  that  among  others, interrogate issues on the appropriate and effective use of ICTs in education; concepts and ideas on innovative use of ICT to improve the quality of education by making teaching and learning an engaging and active process connected to real life; using ICT to improve quality of education, increase accessibility to quality education; effectiveness,  cost,  equity,  and  sustainable  use  of  ICTs  in  education;  findings  of  research  on  ICT  usage  in education; use of ICT for civic education and dissemination of political information; inform education policy makers and planners on the ICTs on grounds that can be harnessed for education in Africa and policy framework for effective implementation and innovative use of ICT to improve Africa’s global competitiveness in education, research and development, administration, governance, and wealth creation. The conference creates a forum where participants can disseminate their research to a wide audience of scholars and practitioners of ICT in Africa and beyond.
The 2014 conference, to be hosted by ICT University, Yaounde, Cameroun on October 1-4, 2014, is in the process of receiving submissions from prospective participants. We invite you to submit your high quality papers to any of the tracks listed below:


·      ICT     for     teacher     training     and     teaching


·     Policies,     Strategies    and    Guidelines    for     ICT    in

·      ICT in Research and Development

·     Sustainability of ICT

·    ICT in Education and E-learning

·    ICT for Development, Economic Prosperity and good governance

·    ICT, Entrepreneurship and Business

·    Cloud Computing In Africa

·    ICT in Healthcare

·    ICT and Indigenous Knowledge Management

·    Innovation, Open-source and Software

·    ICT and Creative Industries: Gaming, Fashion, Music and Movies

·    ICT, Development and Poverty Reduction

·    Accounting Information Systems at the Workplace

·    Ubiquitous / Mobile Computing & Applications

·    Internet Governance and Society

·    ICT and Climate Change

·    Scalable Computer Architecture & Web 2.0

·    Electronic Government and Public Sector

·    Programming Language Technology: Compliance for

·    ICT, Media and Journalism

·    Bio-informatics/Computational Biology

·    ICT, Youth and Gender

·    ICT in Urban and Rural Management/Planning

·    ICT, Agriculture, Food Production and Rural

·    Security, Privacy, and Risk Management
Important Dates

·    March 31st 2014


Full Paper Submission

·    May 31st 2014


Review Result Returned

·    June 30th 2014


Final Paper Submission
How to Submit Papers
Carefully read the submission guidelines at and submit your paper electronically through our  online submission system  (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictforafrica2014) on or before February 28th 2014. ICT4Africa 2014 submissions, publication and editorial committee will maintain very strict rules on submissions formats and deadlines.  Paper which fail to use the submissions template will be rejected without review.  Authors should read submission guidelines (http://www.ictforafrica.org/) before submitting their papers.
A formal notification of paper acceptance will only be issued after authors have addressed reviewer’s comments as recommended by the review process. For papers to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register and pay the registration fee applicable to his/her category of presentation. Letters of Invitation to ICT4Africa 2014 will only be issued after author(s) registration has been confirmed. An online and hard copy version of the conference proceedings for all tracks and submission categories shall be made available. Authors of some selected papers will be requested to submit extended versions of their work for publication in an edited book and Special issue of the African Journal of Information Systems dedicated to ICT4Africa after the conference. For consideration for the best paper award in any of the submission categories, full manuscript must be submitted by March 31st 2014.
We look forward to receiving your submissions in the different categories to this very opportune conference.
Direct all enquiries to:
English submissions
Prof. Cosmas Nwokeafor -  CNwokeafor at bowiestate.edu
Mr. Kituyi Mayoka – kimayoka at gmail.com
French submissions:
Dr. Constantine Kouankem -  constantine at ictuniversity.org
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