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IST-Africa 2014 Conference

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The IST-Africa 2014 Conference takes place in Mauritius during May 2014.

Hosted by the Government of Mauritius through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the National Computer Board, and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa 2014 is the ninth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

Focused on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development and Research Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to:

  • Support Development of the Information Society and Knowledge Economy in Africa

  • Promote International Research and Development Cooperation and Coordination

  • Showcase African Research and Innovation Capacity

  • Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors

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A call for paper is open until 16 December 2013, the thematic priorities 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

- ICT for Environmental Sustainability

- ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility

- ICT Regulatory Frameworks

- Living Labs (Adaptation for Developing Countries)

- Mobile Applications (including mServices, Social Networking)

- 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

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