ICT4Africa 2014 – Yaounde Cameroon

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

 

ICT FOR AFRICA 2013

 

FEBRUARY 20-23

 

CRESTA MSASA LODGE

 

HARARE  - ZIMBABWE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by National University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science in Collaboration with the Ministry of ICT - Zimbabwe

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

DAY ONE- WEDNESDAY 20, 2013

DAY MANAGER: Dr. G. Hapanyengwi

DOCTORIAL AND PRE-DOCTORIAL CONSORTIUM

CHAIR -  PROF ADEKUNLE OKUNOYE

VENUE

UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE

TIME

ACTIVITY

PERSON IN CHARGE

8:00-8:30am

Registration

Mrs. S. Dube/Mrs. S. S. Dube

8:30-9:00am 

Welcome remarks: Dr. G. Hapanyengwi

Mr. T Nyathi

9:00-10:00am 

Keynote Lecture

The Fundamental Steps in Writing a Dissertation: A review of Common Mistakes and Errors Associated with Candidate Documents

Prof. Cosmas Nwokeafor

Prof. Cosmas U. Nwokeafor

Dean, Graduate School

Bowie State University

Center for Business and Graduate Studies, Bowie,  USA

10:00-10:15am

Tea/Coffee Break

Logistics and Budget

10:15-1:00pm  

Doctorial and Pre-Doctorial  Consortium Session 1

Dr. D. Hlatywayo/ Dr. G. Hapanyengwi/USA

1:00-2:00pm 

Lunch Break

Mrs. S. Dube/Mrs. S. S. Dube

2:00-2:45pm 

Selecting a research area or topic

 

Prof. Yele Adelakun DePaul University

Chicago, USA

Conducting IS Research

Prof. Solomon Negash

Editor, AJIS

Kennesaw State Univ, Kennesaw, USA

2:45-3:00pm

Tea/Coffee Break 

Mrs. S. Dube/Mrs. S. S. Dube

3:00-4:00pm 

Doctorial and Pre-Doctorial  Consortium Session 2

Dr. S. B. Mangena

4:00-4:45pm 

Smart method of contributing to current debate in a PhD research nitche

Prof. John Oladosu

University of Zululand,

South Africa &

Ladoke Akintola Univ of Technology, Nigeria

Conducting Online Research

Prof. Kehbuma Langmia,

Bowie, MD USA

ARRIVALS AND REGISTRATION

VENUE

CRESTA MSASA LODGE 

TIME

ACTIVITY

PERSON IN CHARGE

1:00-7:00pm

Registration of conference delegates at the conference venue.

Mrs S. S. Dube/S Bhebhe

7:00pm

Meeting of the Program Committee and Track/Session Chairs.

Prof. Adekunle Okunoye/Dr.  G. Hapanyengwi

5:00pm till late

Opening  Cocktail, entertainment, networking and welcome remarks from the host.

Arlene Wilson-Max

       

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO: THURSDAY 21, 2013

VENUE: CRESTA MSASA LODGE

DAY MANAGER:

Plenary session (8:00-9:00am)

Session 1

 

 

Time

Activity

Presenter(s)

8:00-8:15am

Opening remarks from Chair, Local Organising Committee

Prof. Y. Naik

8:15-9:00am

Key Note Address

Prof. Beban Sammy Chumbow

Vice Chancellor,

ICT-U, Yaounde, Cameroun 

Parallel session 1 (9:00-10:45am)

Session 1 (A): ICT AND DEVELOPMENT 

Chair: Prof. Kabanda

Co-chairs: Mr. K. R. Chilumani

Activity

Presenter(s)

Role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in mitigating, adapting to and monitoring climate change in developing countries. 

Ngonidzashe Zanamwe and Adekunle Okunoye

 

On a Virtual Tour of the Great Zimbabwe  

 Taregererwa Maforo

 

Mobile Cellular Phone Based Tsoro Yematatu

Sindiso Nleya, Thambo Nyathi and Christian Majuta 

10:45-11:00am

Conference tea/coffee break

 

Session 1 (B): ICT in Education and E-learning 

Chair: Dr. G. Hapanyengwi

Prof. John Effah

Activity

Presenter(s)

Early Childhood Learning Assistive Technologies  

Simon Chirambira

 

The Teachers and the Use of ICT for Professional Development  

Ifeoma Eze and Emmanuel Olusola Adu

 

A Critical Discourse Analysis of ICT in Education Policies in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Zambia  

Gabriel Konayuma and Gabriel Konayuma

 

Enhancing the learning process through E-transparency   

Edison Lubua and Manoj Maharaj 

10:45-11:00am

Conference tea/coffee break

 

Session 1 (C): ICT, Development and Poverty Reduction 

Chair: Prof. Gamel Wiredu

Co-chairs: : Mr. Nyambi

Activity

Presenter(s)

Mobile Banking Influence on Wealth Creation for the Unbanked -

Jimmy Macharia and Adekunle Okunoye

ICT and the turning-around of the Zimbabwean Economy  

Theo Tsokota and Rossouw von Solms 

State Information Protection Laws and e-Transparency

Edison Lubua and Manoj Maharaj 

10:45-11:00am

Conference tea/coffee break

 

Parallel session 2 (11:00am-1:00pm)

Session 2(A): ICT, Entrepreneurship and Business 

Chair: Dr. D. Hlatywayo 

Co-chairs: Mr. S. Nleya

Activity

Presenter(s)

Valuing Information Technology (IT) and Operational Risk Management  

Anass Bayaga, Stephen Flowerday and Liezel Cilliers

Computer Ethical Challenges Facing Professionals in Zimbabwe

Juliet Msongelwa-Njini and Samkeliso Dube 

Stakeholder Theory and ICT in rural Macha, Zambia

Kroczek Astrid, Gertjan van Stam and Fred Mweetwa 

Competitive Intelligence Deployment Framework for Business Enhancement -  

Relebohile Moloi and Tiko Iyamu

A Framework for the Adoption of Electronic Customer Relationship Management Information Systems in Developing Countries  

Charles Olupot and Geoffrey Kituyi 

1:00-2:00pm

Conference lunch break

 

 

Session 2(B): ICT IN EDUCATION AND E-LEARNING 

Chair:  Prof. Chanika Jones

Co-chairs:

Prof. Gertjan Van Stam

Activity

Presenter(s)

Enhancing Teaching and Learning Communication Network Courses in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania Using Simulations

 Lucian Ngeze and Anthony Faustine

 

 Integrating Information and Communication Technology in the Planning and Administration of Tertiary Education in Nigeria

 Sefiu Taiwo Oloruntoyin

 

Prospects and Challenges of Mobile Learning Implementation in Nigeria: Case Study National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Francis Osang and Dr Jey Ngole 

Challenges in the implementation of NREN platforms to boost the use of ICTs in Teaching, Research & Collaboration on Universities in Developing countries of Southern Africa

 Clifford Sibanda

A Novel Model for Academic, Transcultural, and Global ICT Education, employing the full potential of ICT

Gerard van Oortmerssen, Gertjan van Stam and Alec Malichi

1:00-2:00pm

Conference lunch break

 

 

Session 2(C): ICT, Development and Poverty Reduction 

Chair: Prof. Yele Adelakun

Co-chairs

Dr. Abinwi Nchise

Activity

Presenter(s)

ICT Strategy for Business Development: Human Reproductive Actions

Tiko Iyamu and Olayele Adelakun

Mobile Bullying in South Africa - Exploring its nature, Influencing Factors and Implications

Grant Oosterwyk and Michael Kyobe

Offshore IT Outsourcing to South Africa – Analysis of Readiness and Attractiveness

Olayele Adelakun and Tiko Iyamu

 

Plenary session

Session 3 (A)

Official opening (Prof. Adekunle Okunoye)

Time

Activity

Presenter(s)

2:00-2:30pm

Panel discussion-

ICT practice and policy.  Going beyond policy to implementation

Ministers and Perm. Sec of Ministries of ICTs and Telecomm.

2:30-2:45pm

Guest of Honour arrives

 

2:45-3:00pm

Goodwill Message

Dr Gilford Hapanyengwi

Prof Gabriel Kabanda

Prof. S. Sibanda

3:00-3:15pm

Presentation

Prof. Victor Mbarika

3:15-4:15pm

Guest of Honour’s speech

 

4:15-4:30pm

Vote of thanks from the conference chair

Eng. Kundishora/ Prof. Victor Mbarika

 

Session 3 (B)

Panel session

 

Chair:

Prof. Cosmas Nwokeafor

 

Time

Topic

Presenter(s)

4:30-7:30pm

AJIS WORKSHOP

Solomon Negash

Editor, AJIS

 

 

 

Session 3 (C)

 

 

Chair: Chirume Beaullah

 

 

Time

Topic

Presenter(s)

4:30-7:30pm

ICT and Climate Change Workshop

Adekunle Okunoye and Ngonidzashe Zanamwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY THREE: FRIDAY 22, 2013

VENUE: CRESTA MSASA LODGE

DAY MANAGER:

SESSION 4 (8:00-8:40am)

Session 4 (A)

Sub-theme: Panel session (Plenary)

 

Chair: Solomon Negash

Co-chairs: Dr. John Oladosu

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

8:00-8:40am

Meet the editors

Prof. Solomon Negash

Editor, AJIS

 

 

Dr. John Oladosu

Editorial Advisory Board Member,

Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology

http://www.jatit.org/Editorial_Board.php 

10:00-10:15am

Tea/coffee break

 

Session 4 (A)

Sub-theme: Parallel session: 

 

Extending Financial Services to A Common Business Man through Online Lending Platforms: A Case Kiva Borrowers

Waswa Balunywa, Rachel Mindra Katoroogo and Agnes Nassuna Kasirye

Adoption of online Newspapers among top management in MUBS

Shakilah Nagujja

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTRONIC DIABETES REGISTER WITH A MOBILE PATIENT INTERFACE

John Oladosu and Grace Joshua

An assessment of e-learning utilization by a section of Ugandan universities: challenges, success factors and way forward

Waswa Balunywa and John Paul Kasse

Session 4 (B)

Sub-theme: Parallel session: Innovation, Open-source and Software Development 

Chair: Prof. Trimble

Co-chairs: Mr. D. Musundire

 

Time 8:40-10:00am

Topics

Presenter(s)

Shona Processor and Synthesizer that Converts Speech to Text and Text To Speech

 Kernan Muzheri and Khesani Chiluman

BengaSaVex: A Computational Genetic sequence extraction tool on repeats of multiple gene sequences 

Olugbenga Oluwagbemi, Samuel Imolorhe and Victor Agozie

Biometric Implementation of Bayesian Networks for Face Recognition on Android Mobile Devices

Daniel Musundire, Khesani Chilumani and Thambo Nyathi

 

 

 

10:00-10:15am

Tea/coffee break

 

Session 4 (C)

Sub-theme: Parallel session:

French Track 

 

Chair:  TBA

Co-chairs:

 

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

Métrologie de la qualité de service et détection des interférences dans les réseaux GSM

Semiyou Adedjouma 

Contribution d’un Système d’Information Géographique (SIG) à une meilleure gestion des investissements publics au Bénin

Semiyou Adedjouma

8:40-10:00am

 

 

10:00-10:15am

Tea/coffee break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 5

(10:00-1:00pm) Business plenary

 

 

 

 

Chair:

Co-chairs:

 

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

10:00-10:40am

ICT Policy for Southern Africa 

Dr. S. B. Mangena

10:40-11:00am

 

TBA

11:00-11:15am

 

TBA

11:15-11:30am

 

TBA

       

 

11:30-11:45am

African context for technological futures for digital learning and the endogenous growth of a knowledge economy 

Prof. Kabanda

11:45-12:00pm

 

TBA

12:00-12:15pm

 

TBA

12:15-12:30pm

 

TBA

12:30-12:45pm

 

TBA

12:45-1:00pm

 

TBA

1:00-2:00pm

Conference lunch break

 

 

 

 

PARALLEL SESSION 6 (2:00-4:00pm)

Sub-theme: Parallel session 

 

SESSION 6 (A): ICT, Media and Journalism 

 

 

 

Chair: Kehbuma Langmia

Co-chairs: TBA

 

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

Multi - Agent System (MAS) based simulation of Mobile Bulletin Board (MBB) adoption

Henry Ngatchu and Damen Ngatchu

 Media Power in Elections: Evidence of the Role of Agenda-Setting Theory in Political Communication in Nigeria Evolving Democracy

Cosmas Nwokeafor and Adekunle Okunoye

Transparency in the Polls: A Review of the role of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the April 2011 General Elections in Nigeria

Cosmas Nwokeafor

 

Social Media Technology and the 2011 Presidential election in Cameroon

Kehbuma Langmia

SESSION 6 (B): Innovation, Open-source and Software Development 

 

 

 

Chair: Mr. T. Nyathi

Co-chairs: Srinivas Nanduri

 

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

Social Construction of Open Source Application for Student Records: The Case of Cape Coast University

John Effah and Gideon Abbeyquaye

Open Source Software: The South African Government’s Struggle to Migrate

Fungai Mandikuwaza and Lizette Weilbach

A Study on Open Source Software development - An Apache Web Server Case Study -

and Takwirira Tafireyi

A study on usage and adoption of Open Source Software in Africa

Takwirira Tafireyi

 

SESSION 6 (C): ICT in Healthcare 

 

 

 

Chair:

Co-chairs: Mr. S.  Ngwenya

 

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

 Potential applications of the internet of things technologies for South Africa's health services

Nomusa Dlodlo

Major Challenge and Constraint of Documenting Indigenous Knowledge about Africa’s Complementary And Alternative Medicine (e-ACAM)

Charles A. Masango and Victor W. A. Mbarika

Insights from computational modeling and simulation towards promoting public health among African countries

 Olugbenga Oluwagbemi, Adewole Adewumi and Fisayo Akindun

Making a Case for the Adoption of Tele-Medicine in Zimbabwe

Taurayi Rupere and Samuel Takavarasha Jr

Application of the Relevance Vector Machine and Support Vector Machine to Clinical

Elie Tcheimegni

 

 

 

Plenary session

 

 

Session 7

 

 

Chair: Prof. Adekunle Okunoye

 

 

Time

Topics

Presenter(s)

4:00-4:30pm

Award giving

Prof. Victor Mbarika

4:30-4:45pm

Closing remarks

Eng. Kundishora

4:45-5:00pm

Way forward and 2014 conference hosting presentation

Prof. Mbarika

5:00-5:15pm

Closing remarks

Ministry of ICT - Zimbabwe

5:15-6:00pm

Closing speech

TBA

6:00pm

Cocktail and entertainment

Mrs. S. Dube/Mrs. S. S. Dube 

 

 

 

 

DAY FOUR

8:00-9:00am                    ASCIT MEMBERS’MEETING

PLENARY SESSION

Session [ ]

 

TIME

TOPICS

PRESENTER(S)

9.00 – 10.30am

Africa Society for ICT Congress

Prof. Adekunle Okunoye/Prof. Mbarika

10.30 – 5.00pm

Sight seeing

Mrs. S. Dube/Mrs. S. S. Dube 

 

 

Slide Show

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Important Dates

October 30th, 2012 

  • Full paper submission

November 31st, 2012

  • Review Results Returned

December 20th, 2012

  • Final Paper Submission

Harare, a beatiful City


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