Call for Papers IST-Africa 2007

IST-Africa 2007 Conference and Exhibition
9 – 11 May 2007, Maputo, Mozambique
Dear Colleagues,We wish to invite you to prepare and submit a paper or workshop proposal for consideration for the IST-Africa 2007 Scientific Programme, and request that you forward this Call for Papers to your colleagues in research, government or business interested in these topics.

Part of the IST-Africa Initiative (, 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 European Commission.

Call for Papers
Important Deadlines:
Submission deadline for full paper or workshop proposal: 22 December 2006
Acceptance decision: 31 January 2007
Final Paper Submission: 28 February 2007

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 following the IST-Africa 2007 paper guidelines and paper template for submission online by end of November. Please observe the Paper Guidelines available at 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 ( and workshop proposals ( can be submitted online from 13 November.

Core Thematic Priorities for IST-Africa 2007
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– eHealth – Services to Citizens, Personalised Healthcare
– Technology Enhanced Learning & ICT Skills
– Open Source Software Applications
– ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility
– eInfrastructures
– ICT for Environmental Risk Management
– Networked Enterprise – Future Forms of Organisations & Applications
– eGovernment – Services to Citizens & Business   More information is available at ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Support Organisations
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
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 ChapterWe 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
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