CfP: IST-Africa Conference & Exhibition 2013

Date: 15-17 May 2013
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Conference website:

Deadline for the submission of papers: 7 December 2012

Part of the IST-Africa Initiative, which is co-funded by the European
Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Programme 7 (FP7),
IST-Africa 2013 is the eighth 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 3rd annual IST-Africa Living Labs Working Group meeting will take
place on 14 May as a pre-conference event.

IST-Africa 2013 is focused on applied ICT and the core thematic areas

  • Cloud Computing – Applications and Case Studies
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage
  • eGovernment – Services to Citizens & Business
  • eHealth, mHealth & Health Information Systems
  • eInfrastructures and NRENs
  • ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility
  • ICT for Environmental Sustainability
  • ICT Regulatory Frameworks
  • IPv6
  • Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)
  • Mobile Applications (including mServices, mEducation, Social Networking)
  • Open Source Software – Applications
  • RFID and Networked Enterprise
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and ICT Skills
  • Transformation of Research Results into Local Innovation

Call for Papers

The scientific programme for IST-Africa 2013 is based on an open Call
for Papers

Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare an 8 page paper (4,000 -
5,000 words) using the IST-Africa 2013 paper guidelines and paper
template provided on the IST-Africa Conference Portal, for submission
online by 07 December.

To download the paper template and guidelines, please visit

All submissions will be double blind reviewed by members of the
International Programme Committee, and authors will receive feedback in
early February. 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.

Submission Deadlines

Publishing schedule for IST-Africa 2013

  • Draft Final Paper and workshop proposals: 07 December 2012
  • Provisional acceptance of draft final papers: 06 February 2013
  • Final papers ready for editorial review and quality check: 28 Februar

For more information on the deadlines and CfP please send an email to <> .

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