Proceedings of the first International Conference on the use of Mobile Informations and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa UMICTA 2014, 9-10 December 2014, STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Booysen, MJ. (ed). 2014. Proceedings of the rst International Conference on the use of Mobile Informations and Communication Technology (ICT) in Africa UMICTA 2014, 9-10 December 2014, STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, South Africa, ISBN: 978-0-7972-1533-7.
Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
The conference is available at http://mtn.sun.ac.za/conference2014/
The conference provides a common platform for academic and industry partners to share ideas, present existing work, and guide future work. Academic work will be presented after a rigorous peer-review process that includes constructive feedback. Academic sessions will be interspersed with open industry-focussed discussion sessions, where invited industry partners will participate. Four keynote addresses will be delivered, aimed at setting the scene for, and provide focus to the discussions. Mobile ICT has proven to be a useful means of addressing many of Africa's challenges, and continues to produce novel ways to improve the lives of the many the continent's inhabitants. We would like to use this conference to showcase some of the research that goes towards this goal. To try to make the research even more relevant and to progress it to implementation, we have invited our industry partners and have given them a platform to highlight their needs.