IST-Africa 2014 – announcement & call for papers

Please find below the Call for Papers for IST-Africa 2014. 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. 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

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

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. For more information, please visit

All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed by the International Programme Committee and authors will receive feedback in late January. 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.