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Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies
Aalborg University Copenhagen
Title of the conference:
Applications of Mobile Communications in Africa: Prospects and Challenges
Time: 16 May & 17 May 2013,
Mobile communications has been advancing at a fast pace in Africa and is increasingly used as technology platforms for meeting challenges in other fields such as health, education, banking, etc. Though a decade of innovative public sector reforms in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sectors of sub-Saharan Africa has brought enormous developments and prospects, there’s room for further development.
Most of the African economies have also been expanding over the same period, which implies that the consumer base is still expanding, and there exists enormous opportunities for mobile and internet sub-sectors.
The mobile markets in the sub-Saharan Africa are very competitive with multiplicity of network operators in each country. Investors from across the world are keeping a watch over the events in the sub-region as new and innovative service offerings are being rolled out year after year.
Africa is the second most populous region of the world with over 1 billion inhabitants. Though there has been tremendous growth rates for mobile communications, coupled with some fiber optic cables being laid, market penetration rates for fixed telephony, mobile communications and broadband internet remain relatively low.
Thus, real digital opportunities for deployment and utilization in areas such as e-learning, e-health and e-governance, etc. are presented to promote higher literacy, healthy, and well informed societies. It is, therefore, imperative that sub-Saharan Africa positions itself to participate and utilize the ever-evolving opportunities in health delivery, e-learning endeavors, e-Commerce, e-Governance, etc.
The conference on ‘Applications of Mobile Communications in Africa: Prospects and Challenges’ examines these issues regarding the development of mobile communications – markets, regulations, business strategies – as well as issues relating to the use of mobile communications for economic, social, and human development.
Participants will come from academia, business, and policy and regulation. Furthermore, the idea is to benefit from input from speakers and participants from Africa as well as Europe. There is a need for Africa to partner and establish cooperation with their European counterparts in the areas of research and development, deployment and operations, consultancies and education, as well as learning best practices.
Title of the conference:
International Scientific Conference: Electronic Communications Market
Time: 12 June, 2013
Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
The Conference is organized by CMI, Aalborg University Copenhagen and Szczecin University, Poland. This conference is designed to provide PhD students and CMI staff the opportunity to present their current research and network with other researchers from Poland.
• ICT and Economic Development
• Technologic, economic, regulatory and institutional convergence
• Ultrafast Internet and the broadband market
• Knowledge management,
• The new economy - an interdisciplinary approach
• User roles and social networking
• Green ICT
• Identity management
• Intelligent Traffic Systems
• E-learning, E-health, E- government, etc.
• The policy and regulation of emergency networks
• Cyber security
• Internet of Things
• Mobile social networks
• Adoption of mobile data services
Other topics are equally welcome.
The deadline for full paper submissions is February 28, 2013. The full paper should be prepared according to the template provided in Microsoft Word format. The length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages. Please obtain the Microsoft Word paper template by contacting Iwona Windekilde iwona[at]cmi.aau.dk. Please send you full paper to: referatylacznosc[at]wzieu.pl and iwona[at]cmi.aau.dk
The detailed programme will be available at the end of May. Current program