Computing in Research and Development in Africa

Benefits, Trends, Challenges and Solutions

  • Abdoulaye Gamatié

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. On Natural Resources and Health Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. A. Katsriku, M. Wilson, G. Gyamfuah Yamoah, J-D Abdulai, B. M. A. Rahman, K. T. V. Grattan
      Pages 3-19
    3. Idrissa Sarr, Hubert Naacke, Ndiouma Bame, Ibrahima Gueye, Samba Ndiaye
      Pages 21-39
    4. Moussa Lo, Gaoussou Camara, Cheikh A. T. Niang, Seydina M. Ndiaye, Ousmane Sall
      Pages 41-57
  3. On Social Networks and Economical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Blaise Ngonmang, Emmanuel Viennet, Maurice Tchuente, Vanessa Kamga
      Pages 83-101
    3. Sherif Kamel
      Pages 125-141
  4. On Innovative Technologies: Focus on Embedded Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Heni Ghariani, Zied Marrakchi, Abdulfattah Obeid, Mohammed S. BenSaleh, Mohamed Abid, Habib Mehrez
      Pages 205-227
    3. A. H. Benyamina, P. Boulet, K. Benhaoua
      Pages 229-247
  5. On New Governance Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Mbale Jameson, Maria Ntinda, Stefanus van Staden
      Pages 267-285

About this book


This book describes the trends, challenges and solutions in computing use for scientific research and development within different domains in Africa, such as health, agriculture, environment, economy, energy, education and engineering. The benefits expected are discussed by a number of recognized, domain-specific experts, with a common theme being computing as solution enabler. This book is the first document providing such a representative up-to-date view on this topic at the continent level.
• Discusses computing for scientific research and development on the African continent, addressing domains such as engineering, health, agriculture, environment, economy, energy, and education;
• Describes the state-of-the-art in usage of computing to address problems in developing countries pertaining to health, productivity, economic growth, and renewable energy;
• Offers insights applicable to all developing countries on the use of computing technologies to address a variety of societal issues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Abdoulaye Gamatié
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics of MontpellierMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08238-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08239-4
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