E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries

First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009. Proceedings

  • Adolfo Villafiorita
  • Regis Saint-Paul
  • Alessandro Zorer
Conference proceedings AFRICOMM 2009

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Markos Hatzitaskos, Nikos Karacapilidis
    Pages 1-10
  3. Laurie Butgereit, Adele Botha, Daniel van Niekerk
    Pages 11-19
  4. Jonathan Backens, Gregory Mweemba, Gertjan van Stam
    Pages 32-39
  5. Fredrick Edward Kitoogo, Constantine Bitwayiki
    Pages 40-49
  6. Aaron Ciaghi, Adolfo Villafiorita, Komminist Weldemariam, Andrea Mattioli, Quoc-Sang Phan
    Pages 50-59
  7. Christian Fuhrhop, Raju Vaidya, Oscar Mayora, Elizabeth Furtado
    Pages 60-69
  8. E. Swanepoel, K. Thomson, J. F. van Niekerk
    Pages 70-77
  9. Samuele S. Catusian, Federico Longobardi, Francesco Panicucci, Raphael P. Bartalesi, Libertario Demi, Antonio D. Cuomo et al.
    Pages 78-85
  10. Manuel Dinis, Fernando Santiago, Luís Silva, Ricardo Ferreira, José Machado, Eduardo Castela
    Pages 86-94
  11. Nicolas Chevrollier, Juha Zidbeck, Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Burak Simsek, Achim Marikar
    Pages 116-125
  12. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The first edition of a conference is a significant organizational and scientific gamble. In some cases, these challenges are rewarded by results well above the initial expec- tions. AFRICOMM 2009, the First International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, was clearly one of such cases. The conference aimed at bringing together international researchers, public of- cers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances, and on-the-field experiences related to e-Government, e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business, with a focus on developing countries. It is in fact widely accepted that ICT Infrastructure and (e-*)services are key drivers for development, well-being, and improved quality of life. This was also highlighted by Kofi Annan, former UN General Secretary, in 2002: “While ICT cannot address all of [Africa's] problems, they can do much to place Africa on a firmer industrial footing. . . and strengthen the continent's human resources, with training that leads to sustainable livelihoods. ” AFRICOMM 2009 was organized in three tracks: two of them organized as Research Tracks, on Information and Communication Infrastructures and on e- Services for Developing Countries, and one Policy and Governance Track. Contri- tions to the first two tracks were selected by peer-review, while the policies session involved key stakeholders in the areas of ICT, development, and policy making who submitted position papers. Participation and selection of papers for the tracks was quite good.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adolfo Villafiorita
    • 1
  • Regis Saint-Paul
    • 2
  • Alessandro Zorer
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Bruno KesslerTrentoItaly
  2. 2.CREATE-NETTrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12700-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12701-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-8211
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-822X
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