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Theme: Information Systems & Technology Innovation for a Digital Africa
Dates: 5th & 6th July 2016
Venue: Executive Conference Centre, Ghana Institute of Management and Public
Administration, Accra, Ghana
Submission Website:

Call for Submissions

Digital Africa requires innovation in information systems and technology (IST) that can be exploited
by businesses, governments and individuals to accelerate the digitization of their activities and
processes. Innovation in IST enables the digitization of activities and processes that holds
considerable promise for socio-economic advancement of Africa. Digitization is the socio-technical
process of applying digitizing techniques across industries and contexts in ways that affect and shape
their underlying infrastructures.
This process enables more efficient and effective creation, storage and distribution of content,
applications and services as witnessed in industries such as television, journalism, banking, education
and book publishing. Businesses, governments and people of Africa stand to benefit greatly from
swifter delivery of products and services at lower costs through digital innovation.
The 2016 edition of ACIST aims to facilitate the achievement of digital Africa. The conference brings
together researchers, practitioners, and educators in IST to present research and development works
and share ideas that enhance innovation and application of IST in Africa. Thus, it seeks to promote the
right combination of digital innovation in IST and conventional African wisdom.
ACIST 2016 is calling for completed papers, research-in-progress papers or posters, position papers,
panel discussion topics, and exhibition posters on topics that include, but are not limited to, the

Digital Innovation
IT and Organisational Structuring
Internet and IS Development
IT and Development
Ubiquitous Computing
Cloud Computing
Public Sector IT Projects
Information Systems Management
IT & IS Curriculum and Education
Wireless Communications
Research Methods and Philosophy
IT-Enabled Services

Technology and Applications Convergence

Big Data and Business Intelligence
Business Process Outsourcing
Social Networks and Digital Collaborations
IT in the Oil and Gas Industry
IS and Competitive Advantage
Digital Society, Knowledge and Identity
Information and Computer Security
Decision Support Systems
Economics and Value of Digitization
Human Behaviour and IT
E-Government and E-Business Systems

Paper submissions will be subjected to double-blind reviews by at least two Programme Committee
members. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISSN 2467-8988;
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and will be considered for further review and publication in the African Journal of Information
Systems (
5th and 6th July 2016

Conference Days


Call for Submissions


Deadline for Submission of Full Papers, Research-in-Progress

Posters, Panel Discussion Topics, Exhibition Requests
Notification of acceptance or rejection of Full Papers, Researchin-Progress Posters, Panel Discussion Topics, Exhibition Request
Deadline for

Submission of Camera-ready Papers

Early-bird Registration

2 November 2015
1 February 2016
28th March 2016
9th May 2016

Conference Co-chairs
Gamel O. Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana
Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Judy Backhouse, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Enquiries may be sent to any of the conference co-chairs.

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