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Fifth International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries

November 25–27, 2013 | Blantyre, Malawi

Call for Papers:

AFRICOMM 2013, the fifth conference of the series, is organized into three Tracks, two of them organized as Research Tracks and one as Policy & Governance Track. The Research Tracks will consist of presentations of research findings in defined themes proposed for the conference. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed scientific Research papers (no more than 10 pages) and Student papers (no more than 5 pages), which will be published by Springer in the LNICST series. Policy Track, on the other hand, will be based on panel discussions, which will be selected from 2-page extended abstracts.

Submission types AFRICOMM offers 4 opportunities of paper submission: Research papers: no more than 10 pages of original work Student papers: no more than 5 pages of student/ongoing work Extended abstracts: no more than 2 pages of discussion proposal Posters: no more than 2 pages of work-in-progress description

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF, using the Springer LNCS style ( to the conference submission website:

Accepted student papers will be accompanied with Posters

Submission implies that at least one author will register and attend the conference if the paper is accepted.

Topics of Interest AFRICOMM'2013 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experimental results on e-Infrastructures and e-Services for developing countries. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness. The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and analysis of protocols and architecture for developing countries

  • Energy-aware ICT infrastructure

  • Existing/emerging wireless broadband access technologies, WiMAX, LTE.

  • ICT security issues in developing countries

  • Overlay networks (such as p2p, bittorent, etc) in developing countries

  • Self-managed deployment, operation, maintenance

  • Affordable and relevant mobile technologies and solutions

  • ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions

  • ICT infrastructures based on alternative energies

  • Applications and business models in such environments, etc

  • Ubiquitous networks and environments

  • Smart Objects

  • Social Networks and e-Government

  • Emergency and Disaster Management

  • e-Health, e-Learning, e-Agriculture, e-Participation

  • Mobile-based computing and services

  • Open source models for e-Services

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Public sector modernization with ICT

  • Governance of ICT projects in developing countries

  • Change management, interoperability, and standards

  • Innovation management

  • Computational and data processing techniques for service delivery in

development context

  • Testbeds and reference implementation for exploring and validating

infrastructure requirements and usage

  • Wireless sensor network and applications