The African Society for Information and
Communication Technology (ASICT)
6th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa
October 1-4, 2014, YAOUNDE, CAMEROON
Theme: Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness
The International Conference on ICT for Africa is an annual conference that brings together stakeholders of the educational and industrial sectors in Africa, with the aim of reflecting on how to transfer, diffuse and adopt the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the African context; the innovation and development of ICT solutions for and within this context; impacts of ICT on society and of society on ICT; and other relevant normative, empirical, and theoretical concerns of ICT development, implementation, strategy, management and policy that are distinctive to Africa and associated developing economies.
The ICT4Africa 2014 Conference therefore seeks to bring together both scholars and practitioners under the theme “Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness” to present papers that among others, interrogate issues on the appropriate and effective use of ICTs in education; concepts and ideas on innovative use of ICT to improve the quality of education by making teaching and learning an engaging and active process connected to real life; using ICT to improve quality of education, increase accessibility to quality education; effectiveness, cost, equity, and sustainable use of ICTs in education; findings of research on ICT usage in education; use of ICT for civic education and dissemination of political information; inform education policy makers and planners on the ICTs on grounds that can be harnessed for education in Africa and policy framework for effective implementation and innovative use of ICT to improve Africa’s global competitiveness in education, research and development, administration, governance, and wealth creation. The conference creates a forum where participants can disseminate their research to a wide audience of scholars and practitioners of ICT in Africa and beyond.
The 2014 conference, to be hosted by ICT University, Yaounde, Cameroun on October 1-4, 2014, is in the process of receiving submissions from prospective participants. We invite you to submit your high quality papers to any of the tracks listed below:
ICT for teacher training and teaching profession Policies, Strategies and Guidelines for ICT in Education
ICT in Research and Development Sustainability of ICT
ICT in Education and E-learning ICT for Development, Economic Prosperity and good governance
ICT, Entrepreneurship and Business Cloud Computing In Africa
ICT in Healthcare ICT and Indigenous Knowledge Management
Innovation, Open-source and Software Development ICT and Creative Industries: Gaming, Fashion, Music and Movies
ICT, Development and Poverty Reduction Accounting Information Systems at the Workplace
Ubiquitous / Mobile Computing & Applications Internet Governance and Society
ICT and Climate Change Scalable Computer Architecture & Web 2.0
Electronic Government and Public Sector Reform Programming Language Technology: Compliance for ICT
ICT, Media and Journalism Bio-informatics/Computational Biology
ICT, Youth and Gender ICT in Urban and Rural Management/Planning
ICT, Agriculture, Food Production and Rural Development Security, Privacy, and Risk Management
March 31st 2014 Full Paper Submission
May 31st 2014 Review Result Returned
June 30th 2014 Final Paper Submission
How to Submit Papers
Carefully read the submission guidelines at and submit your paper electronically through our online submission system (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictforafrica2014) on or before March 31st 2014. ICT4Africa 2014 submissions, publication and editorial committee will maintain very strict rules on submissions formats and deadlines. Papers that fail to use the submissions template will be rejected without review. Authors should read submission guidelines (http://www.ictforafrica.org/) before submitting their papers.
A formal notification of paper acceptance will only be issued after authors have addressed reviewer’s comments as recommended by the review process. For papers to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register and pay the registration fee applicable to his/her category of presentation. Letters of Invitation to ICT4Africa 2014 will only be issued after author(s) registration has been confirmed. An online and hard copy version of the conference proceedings for all tracks and submission categories shall be made available. Authors of some selected papers will be requested to submit extended versions of their work for publication in an edited book and Special issue of the African Journal of Information Systems dedicated to ICT4Africa after the conference. For consideration for the best paper award in any of the submission categories, full manuscript must be submitted by March 31st 2014.
We look forward to receiving your submissions in the different categories to this very opportune conference.
Direct all enquiries to:
Prof. Cosmas Nwokeafor - CNwokeafor@bowiestate.edu
Mr. Kituyi Mayoka – email@example.com
Dr. Constantine Kouankem - firstname.lastname@example.org