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AFRICOMM 2014 : 6th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries

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Link: http://africommconference.org
 
When Nov 24, 2014 - Nov 26, 2014
Where Kampala, Uganda
Submission Deadline Jul 4, 2014
Notification Due Sep 1, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 29, 2014
 

Call For Papers

6th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries
AFRICOMM 2014
Kampala, Uganda
November 24–26, 2014
http://africommconference.org


CALL FOR PAPERS

[SCOPE]

Deploying efficient and effective infrastructures and solutions when limited resources are available is a challenging task and a key-enabler for the diffusion of ICT in developing countries. The aim of this conference is bringing together international researchers, students, public officers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business with a focus on developing countries.


AFRICOMM 2014, the sixth conference of the series, is organized into three Tracks, two of them organized as Research Tracks and one as Policy & Governance Track. The Research Tracks will consist of presentations of research findings in defined themes proposed for the conference.


[SUBMISSION TYPES]

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed scientific Research papers (no more than 10 pages) and Student papers (no more than 5 pages), which will be published by ACM DL “pending”.
Policy Track, on the other hand, will be based on panel discussions, which will be selected from 2-page extended abstracts.


AFRICOMM offers 4 opportunities of paper submission:
- Research papers: no more than 10 pages of original work;
- Student papers: no more than 5 pages of student/ongoing work;
- Extended abstracts: no more than 2 pages of discussion;
- Posters: no more than 2 pages of work-in-progress description


Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF in EasyChair, submitted papers must be formatted according to the ACM conference proceedings format. Only PDF files will be accepted. Accepted student papers will be accompanied with Posters.
Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference if the paper is accepted.


[PUBLICATION]

All accepted contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) and will be submitted to the major indexing services (e.g.Google Scholar, ISI, EICompendex, Scopus), as well as in EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL) in Open Access format.

Selected papers may be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on on e-Busineess



[TOPICS]

AFRICOMM'2014 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experimental results on e-Infrastructures and e-Services for developing countries. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness.
The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:


-Design and analysis of protocols and architecture for developing countries -Energy-aware ICT infrastructure -Existing/emerging wireless broadband access technologies, TVWS, LTE.
-ICT security issues in developing countries -Overlay networks (such as p2p, bittorent, etc) in developing countries -Self-managed networks - deployment, operation, maintenance -Affordable and relevant mobile technologies and solutions -ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions -ICT infrastructures based on alternative energies -Ubiquitous networks and environments -Smart Objects -Social Networks and e-Government -Emergency and Disaster Management -e-Health, e-Learning, e-Agriculture, e-Participation -Mobile-based computing and services -Open source models for e-Services -Geographic Information Systems -Public sector modernization with ICT -Governance of ICT projects in developing countries -Change management, interoperability, and standardsInnovation management -Computational and data processing techniques for service delivery in development context -Testbeds and reference implementation for exploring and validating infrastructure requirements and usage -Wireless sensor network and applications



[IMPORTANT DATES]


- Paper submission: 04 July 2014
- Notification of acceptance: 01 September 2014
- Camera ready: 29 September 2014

- Workshops proposal: 30 April, 2014



[ORGANIZING COMMITTEE]

General Co-Chairs
Julianne Sansa Otim, Makerere University, Uganda Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

TPC Chair
Amos Nungu, Dar es salaam Institute of Technology

Workshops Chair
Mathias Kretschmer, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Publications Chairs
Karl Jonas, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science,

Germany
Steven Mutaawe, Makerere University, Uganda

Publicity Chairs
Tony Bulega, Makerere University, Uganda Philip Lutaaya, Makerere University, Uganda

Poster Chairs
Ruth Mbabazi Mutebi, Makerere University, Uganda Paddy Jr. Assimwe, Makerere University, Uganda Tom Kamya, Makerere University, Uganda

Industry Forum Chairs
Eng. Isaac Kasana, CEO, Research and Education Network Uganda

Local Chair
Dora Bampangana, Makerere University, Uganda

Website Chair
Maxwell Omwenga, Makerere University, Uganda



Call FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Africomm 2014 invites proposals for workshops. We are soliciting workshop proposals on any topic of relevance to the conference.

Workshops are a great opportunity for community building and a forum for attendees with common interests. Accepted workshop papers are included in the adjunct proceedings of the Africomm Conference published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST)

Submitting Your Proposal

Please email your proposal directly to the workshop chairs at workshops@africommconference.org.
The deadline for submission is 30 April, 2014. The submission should be a single PDF file, including both the proposal (max. 4 pages) and an appended CFP.


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