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Fourth International IEEE EAI Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries

November 12–14, 2012 | Yaounde, Cameroon

Program of the Fourth EAI IEEE AFRICOMM Conference in Cameroon

November 12-14, 2012, at the University Yaoundé I

November 12 – DAY  1

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony

Impresario : Dr. Thomas Djotio

Speakers :

Prof. Awono Onana, Director ENSP (welcome address)

Prof. Maurice Tchuente, Local Chair

Prof. Karl Jonas, Chair

Prof. Maurice Aurélien Sosso, Rector UYI

10:00 – 10:30

Invited Talk chaired by Thomas Djotio

Gertjan van Stam: ICT challenges in rural Africa and the impact of social aspects

10:30 – 10:45

Health Break

10:45 – 12:15

Session 1: e-Infrastructure chaired by Karl Jonas


Sami Ruponen,  Juha Zidbeck: Testbed for Rural Area Networking – First Steps towards a Solution

Herve Ahouantchede, Fatna Belqasmi, Roch Glitho: SNS4D: An OnLine Social Network System for Developing Countries

Thomas Djotio Ndie: RuKaCS: A Community Services and Proximity Networks Project Framework for Bridging Digital Divide in Rural Cameroon

12:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Session 2: e-Infrastructure 

chaired by Roch Glitho

Thomas Otieno Olwal,  Moshe Timothy Masonta: Achievable Capacity Design for Irregular and Clustered High Performance Mesh Networks

Adebayo I. Aderonmu, Adegnandjou H.Rotimi ,Moshe T. Masonta ,and Mjumo Mzyece: VHF Spectrum Monitoring Using Meraka Cognitive Radio Platform

Jacqueline Mpala, Gertjan Van Stam: Open BTS, a GSM experiment in rural Zambia

Session 3: e-Services chaired by Thomas Djotio

Rodrigue Carlos Nana Mbinkeu: Evolving Payment Platform for Developing Countries 

Mesaac Makpangou, Bassirou Ngom, And Samba Ndiaye: Friticores: A RSS Feed Monitoring and Dissemination System

Paul Dayang Rebecca Siafaka: A Mobile Commerce Solution for Sub-Saharan Countries such as Cameroon

15:30 – 15:45

Health Break

15:45 – 17:15

Session 4: e-Infrastructure

chaired by Thomas Olwal

Amos Nungu, Robert Olsson,  Bjorn Pehrson, Jiawei Kang, Daniel Kifetew, Alisher Rustamov: Inclusive Ubiquitous Access  A Status Report

Omotayo Adewumi, Karim Djouani, , Anish Kurien: Performance Evaluation of RSSI Based Distance Measurement for Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

C. Niephaus, M. Kretschmer, K. Jonas, Markus Kessel, M. Rademacher: Link Calibration in QoS-aware Wireless Back-haul Networks for Rural Areas

Session 9: e-Society 

chaired by Gertjan van Stam

Jonathan Ouob, Tegawendé F. Bissyandé: Leveraging the Cultural Model for Opportunistic Networking in sub-Saharan Africa

Julianne Sansa-Otim, Philip Lutaaya, Tom Kamya, Stephen Mutaawe Lubega: Analysis of Mobile Phone e-Waste Management in Developing Countries: A Case of Uganda

Hadja Ouattara, Jonathan Ouoba, Tegawendé F. Bissyadé: Open Source in Africa: An Opportunity Wasted? -- Why and How FLOSS Should Make Sense for Africa --

November 13 – DAY 2

8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 11:00

Session 6: Students Papers

chaired by Christian Mannweiler

Soulamite Judith Nouho Noutat, Thomas Djotio Ndie, Claude Tangha: Wireless Community Network Services: Opportunities and Challenges for DCs: case of Rural Cameroon

Vergez Saturnel Nynga, Thomas Djotio Ndié: Handover in WIFI Community Networks

Nono Louenkam Guy Gaspard, Thomas Djotio Ndie: Possibility Of Making Telephony in a Local Wireless Environment: Application to Bluetooth Technology

Christian Engelbert Ngono,  Thomas Djotio Ndie: Implementation of a function VoWiFi communication on Android-x86

Session 7: Tutorial with Demo

Eric Fleury, Gaetan Harter, Nathalie Mitton, Frédéric Saint Marcel, Julien Vandaele :

SensLAB/FIT - Very Large Scale Open Wireless Sensor Network Testbed

11:15 – 11:30

Health Break

11:30 – 12:15

Session 8: Demos and Posters chaired by Dirk Elias

12:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Session 5: e-Health chaired by Dirk Elias

Clement Khalika Banda,  Harry Gombachika: Mobile Phone Technology Acceptance and Usability in the Delivery of Health Services among Health Surveillance Assistants in Rural Areas of Malawi

Patrick Albert Chikumba,Auxilia Nyaukaya Kaunda: Implications of Integrating Information Systems in Healthcare at District Level in Malawi: A Case of DHIS and Drug LMIS

Marc Nyssen, Frank Verbeke, Marcel Remon , and Yannik Hallet: Eb@le-Santé: networked electronic health records in Academic Hospitals in RDC

Session 10: e-Services chaired by Lorenzo Dalvit

Themba Shezi, Edgar Jembere, Mathew O. Adigun, Mandla T. Nene: Analysis of Open Source Enterprise Service Buses toward Supporting Integration in Dynamic Service Oriented Environments

Anne Marie Chana And Patrice Quinton : Intellectual Property (IP) Integration Approach for Data-Flow parallel embedded Systems

Morgan Richomme, David Blaisonneau, Benoit Herard, Babacar Ngom, Geerish Suddul: Emerginov: an open PHP PaaS to stimulate and animate local co-innovation

15:30 – 15:45

Health Break

15:45 – 17:15

Session 11: e-Society: Anna Kress

Aaron Ciaghi. Birhanu Eshete, Pietro Molini,  Adolfo Villafiorita: Social Accountability for Mozambique: an Experience Report from the Moamba District

Jacques Fouché, Rossouw Von Solms: Electronic Communication: Stay Connected

Session 12: e-Services: Bjorn Pehrson

Tunde Kallai, Guy Tanonkou: MobileBased GNSS Services and Applications in SubSaharan Africa: From Idea to Commercialization

Felix Ntawanga, JHP Eloff, Ernest Ketcha Ngassam, Winnie Kandie: User Experience Evaluation of a Lightweight Mobile EProcurement Application For Rural SmallScale Retailers

Lorenzo Dalvit, Steve Krombe: Introducing Nikanow: A Mobile Platform for Hyperlocal Media in South Africa

November 14 – DAY 3

8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:30

Invited Talk

Yvon Gourhant : Operator's perspectives in Africa

9:30 – 10:30

Roundtable with Operators

10:30 – 10:45

Health Break

10:45 – 12:15

Session 13: e-Security chaired by Yvon Gourhant


A Model for Information Security Governance in Developing Countries,

Jacques  Coertze, And Rossouw Von Solms

Noluxolo Kortjan, Rossouw Von Solms: Cyber Security Education in Developing Countries: A South African Perspective

Daniel Moune, Leonel Moyou, Tertullien Kengne, Thomas Djotio: Problems of Proximity Security in Ad-Hoc Networks Applied to DCs: Modeling, Authentication, Geolocation

12:15 – 14:00


13:30 – 15:30

Session 14: e-Infrastructure chaired by Sami Rupponen

Julianne Sansa Otim,  Anthony Mile: IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Strategies for Enterprise Networks in Developing Countries

Oswald Jumira, Riaan Wolhuter, Nathalie Mitton: Prediction Model For Solar Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors

C. Mannweiler, P. Chakraborty, A. Klein,  Hans D. Schotten: SolarMesh - Deployment Aspects for Wireless Mesh Networks in Developing Countries

Balekaki Gerald Nathan, Idris A. Rai: Impact of High TCP’s Initial Window in Highly Congested Links

15:30 – 16:00

Wrap-Up and Farewell chaired by Thomas Djotio and Karl Jonas