The following Call for Papers - ICT Infrastructures, Applications and Policies – may be of interest to AIB members.

Best regards,

First AFRICAN ITS conference – 10-11 March 2016

The deadline for abstracts for the First African ITS conference has been extended to 1 December.

Call for papers

The first African International Telecommunications Society (ITS) conference will be held in Accra, Ghana, in March 2016.

The conference is entitled ‘ICT Infrastructures, Applications and Policies’.

The conference website can be found at

Deadline for abstracts for paper and suggestions for panels, tutorials and seminars: 1 December 2015

Abstracts and suggestions for panels, tutorials and seminars should be sent to Anders Henten: [log in to unmask]

The conference will elicit papers in the following fields focusing on African developments as well as developments in other parts of the world:

ICT infrastructures and services – technologies and markets

·         Fixed and mobile developments

·         Country cases of coverage and take-up

·         Mobile broadband

·         Internet developments

·         Mobile operators

·         Continental fiber rings

·         Digital divides

·         Investments in ICT infrastructures including PPP

·         Cyber security

·         Cloud computing

·         Broadcast developments

Social and private applications

·         ICT4D and M4D

·         E- and m-commerce

·         E- and m-learning

·         E- and m-health

·         E- and m-governance

·         Intelligent Traffic Systems

·         Agricultural applications

·         Mobile money and banking

·         Mobile for disaster management

·         Social media / social networks

·         Communication patterns and trends

·         Age and gender issues

·         Information Systems approaches to government and business applications

·         New media

Policy and regulation

·         Telecommunications regulation

·         Universal access and service

·         Competition regulation

·         Spectrum regulation

·         Broadcast and media policies and regulation

·         Regulatory institutions and agencies

·         Internet regulation

·         Information society policies

·         ICT4D governance

·         Broadband policies

·         Protection of privacy and identity management

·         Cyber security policies

·         Copyright and patent issues

Additional relevant topics are also welcome.


Important deadlines


·         1 December 2015: Deadline for abstracts for papers

·         15 December 2015: Notification of acceptance

·         1 February 2016: Deadline for final papers


Submission of Abstracts


Abstracts should be about 2 pages (800 to 1000 words) in length and contain the following information:

·         Title of the contribution

·         A research question

·         Remarks on methodology

·         Outline of (expected) results

·         Bibliographical notes (up to 6 main references used in the paper)


All abstracts will be subject to blind peer review by at least two reviewers.

Questions should be addressed to [log in to unmask]


Best regards

Anders Henten and Dr. Osei Darkwa


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