Happy Holidays—Our $30 Gift Card just for you, and books ship free! Shop now>>

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering

E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries

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

Editors: Villafiorita, Adolfo, Regis, Saint-Paul, Zorer, Alessandro (Eds.)

Free Preview
  • Up-to-date results
  • Fast track conference proceedings
  • State-of-the-art research
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12701-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12700-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
About this book

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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Fostering Learning through the Use of Argumentative Serious Games

    Pages 1-10

    Hatzitaskos, Markos (et al.)

  • Using Cell Phones to Improve Language Skills: The Hadeda Project

    Pages 11-19

    Butgereit, Laurie (et al.)

  • Mobile Learning Content Authoring Tools (MLCATs): A Systematic Review

    Pages 20-31

    Mugwanya, Raymond (et al.)

  • A Rural Implementation of a 52 Node Mixed Wireless Mesh Network in Macha, Zambia

    Pages 32-39

    Backens, Jonathan (et al.)

  • e-Justice Implementation at a National Scale: The Ugandan Case

    Pages 40-49

    Kitoogo, Fredrick Edward (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12701-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12700-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
E-Infrastructures and E-Services on Developing Countries
Book Subtitle
First International ICST Conference, AFRICOM 2009, Maputo, Mozambique, December 3-4, 2009, Proceedings
Editors
  • Adolfo Villafiorita
  • Saint-Paul Regis
  • Alessandro Zorer
Series Title
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12701-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12701-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-12700-7
Series ISSN
1867-8211
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 127
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
Topics