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AFRICOMM 2015 : Deadline extended (July 15, 2015) - 7th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries

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Link: http://africommconference.org
 
When Dec 15, 2015 - Dec 16, 2015
Where Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2015
Notification Due Sep 30, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2015
Categories    ICTD   developing countries   e-infrastructure   e-governance
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS 7th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries AFRICOMM 2015 -- December 15-16, 2015 - Cotonou, Republic of Benin http://africommconference.org

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.

SUBMISSION
Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF to Confy system http://africommconference.org/2015/show/initial-submission

PUBLICATION
Accepted papers will be published in ACM digital library (pending approval). The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Selected papers will be invited to publish in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Business.

TOPICS
The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:
. Cloud computing, network function virtualization (NFV) in the context of developing countries
. Design and analysis of protocols and architecture for developing countries
. Energy-aware ICT infrastructure
. Existing/emerging wireless broadband access technologies, WiMAX, LTE.
. ICT security issues in developing countries
. Overlay networks (such as p2p, bittorent, etc) in developing countries
. Self-managed deployment, operation, maintenance
. Affordable and relevant mobile technologies and solutions
. ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions
. ICT infrastructures based on alternative energies
. Applications and business models in such environments, etc
. 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 standards
. Innovation management
. Computational and data processing techniques for service delivery in development context
. Wireless sensor network and applications in developing countries

IMPORTANT DATES
- Paper submission: 31 July 2015
- Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2015
- Camera ready: 15 October 2015
- Workshop proposal: 31 July 2015

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
General Chair
Roch Glitho,Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and IMSP/ University of Abomey Calavi, Porto Novo, Benin

Local Chair
Jules Degila, IMSP / UAC, Republic of Benin

Technical Program Committee Chair
Marco Zenaro, ICTP, Italy
Fatna Belqasmi, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Max Agueh, ECE, France

Web Chair
Abbas Soltanian, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Publicity and Social Media Co-Chairs
Omo Oaiya, WACREN, Nigeria
Marco Zenaro, ICTP, Italy
Ouoba Jonathan, VTT, Finland

Workshops Chair
Antoine Bagula,The Western Cape University, South Africa

Publications Chair
Karl Jonas, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Germany
Tegawendé F. Bissyandé, University of Luxembourg

Conference Manager
Ruzanna Najaryan, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)

STEERING COMMITTEE
Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net, Italy (co-chair)
Roch Glitho, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and IMSP / University of Abomey Calavi, Porto Novo, Republic of Benin (co-chair)
Karl Jonas, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Germany
David Johnson, Meraka, CSIR and University of Cape Town, South Africa
Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, Universite de la Rochelle, France
Bjorn Pehrson, KTH, Sweden

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