Hosted by the Government of Malawi through the National Commission for Science and Technology, supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa 2015 will take place in Lilongwe from 06 – 08 May 2015. The 5th Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Thematic Working Group Meeting will take place on 05 May as a pre-conference event. The Advance Programme incorporates 2 plenary sessions and 35 parallel sessions in the Scientific Programme with over 140 presenters from 35 countries. The Scientific Programme for IST-Africa 2015 is based on a double blind peer review of Papers submitted to an open Call for Papers which closed on 19 December 2014.

IST-Africa provides a unique forum to exchange knowledge about research being undertaken in Europe and Africa focused on e-Infrastructures, e-Health, Technology-enhanced Learning, e-Agriculture, e-Government, Digital Libraries, Cloud Computing and International Cooperation. It also provides an opportunity to identify potential partners for future research cooperation under Horizon 2020.

UbuntuNet Alliance is organising a workshop in cooperation with WACREN focused on Identity Federation and Shared Services for Research and Education. This will run back to back with another workshop jointly organised by the new H2020 projects TANDEM, MAGIC and Sci-GaiA entitled Synergy for Global Collaboration in Science Powered by R&E networks, to be held on 7th May 2015.IST-Africa 2015 takes place at the Bingu International Conference Centre (Capital Hill/Presidential Way) Lilongwe. It is necessary to complete online registration prior to the event.

 

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