The African Society for Information and
Communication Technology (ASICT)
6th Annual International Conference on ICT for Africa
Yaounde, Cameroon October 1-4, 2014
Host Institutions: The ICT University USA/Cameroon; International Center for IT and Development, Southern University USA, Makerere University Business School Uganda
Theme: Harnessing ICT in Education for Global Competitiveness
(All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings under an ISBN reference)
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 and other developing countries. This years’ conference theme about ICT and global competitiveness challenges us to centralize ICT research within the context of technological determinism that is under constant attack from those who believe human behavioral change and not communication technologies are shaping research in ICT. We hope the paradigm shift that is presently affecting ICT research regardless of discipline will be harnessed by budding scholars and established ICT scholars during this years conference in Cameroon. The ICT4Africa 2014 consortium seeks to bring together registered masters and doctoral students to present papers that revolve around this year’s theme.
Authors should submit their electronic article on word. The full title of the article should be supplied on the title page. The article should be typed in Times New Roman in 12 – point font size, in double-spacing (including all notes and references), on one side of the paper only. The length of an article is between 5,000 and 8,000 words. All notes should be kept to a minimum and appear at the end of the article before the list of references. Figures and tables should be embedded in the text.
A structured abstract of 300 words in length, covering the main factual points and statement of objective or problem, method, result and conclusion, should accompany your article including a list of at least four keywords for abstracting and indexing services.
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 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 peer reviewed conference proceedings for all tracks and submissions 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 May 31st 2014.
We highly recommend using PowerPoint, Prezi or google form for your presentation at the conference.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Direct all enquiries to:
Kehbuma Langmia, Ph.D.
School of Communications, Howard University
525 Bryant Street, NW, Washington DC, 20059
Twitter: @klangmia; Skype: kehbuma.langmia
Charles A. Masango, Ph.D.
Research Development Coordinator
Research Office, Research & Innovation
Room 2.09 | Allan Cormack House
University of Cape Town
2 Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray, 7700
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 5768Website: http://www.researchoffice.uct.ac.za/