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iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, 14 Nov, IST Africa, Uganda

Announcement - Call for papers, 14 Nov, IST Africa, Kampala, Uganda

Seal of the Republic of Uganda. Image courtesy of IST-Africa 2009

Due to the number of requests, the deadline has been extended to 14 November for submitting papers for inclusion in the Scientific Program and Conference Proceedings, to be held 6-8 May, 2009 in Kampala, Uganda.

Part of the IST-Africa Initiative supported by the European Commission under the ICT Theme of Framework Program 7 (FP7), IST-Africa 2009 is the fourth in an annual conference series which brings together senior representatives from commercial, government & research organizations across Africa and Europe, to bridge the digital divide by sharing knowledge, experience, lessons learned and good practice.

Interested presenters are encouraged to prepare an 8 page paper (4,000 -5,000 words) following the IST-Africa 2009 paper guidelines and paper template for submission online by 14 November.

Core Thematic Priorities for IST-Africa 2009 include eHealth - Health Information Systems;  Technology Enhanced Learning & ICT Skills; Digital Libraries and Content; Open Source Software Applications; ICT for eInclusion and eAccessibility; eInfrastructures; ICT for Environmental Sustainability; Networked Enterprise/Software & Services; eGovernment; and Secure Services to Citizens & Business.

All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by the International Program Committee and authors will receive feedback in mid-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.

Important Deadlines:

14 November 2008 - Online submission deadline for full paper or workshop proposal

16 January 2009 - Acceptance decision

20 February 2009 - Final Paper Submission

Conference language is English.

More information is available here and the conference organizers can also be contacted by email.