CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
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 Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). 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; proposal
- Posters: no more than 2 pages of work-in-progress description.
Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF in EasyChair , and have to comply with the SPRINGER format. 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.
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 e-Busineess
We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.
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
- Paper submission: 04 July 2014
- Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2014
Camera ready: 22 October 2014
- Workshops proposal: 30 April, 2014