Call for papers

The International Conference on the Use of Mobile Information and Communications Technology in Africa (UMICTA 2014), to be held at STIAS Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa:   9-11 December 2014

Papers are invited from researchers and students associated with research institutions in South Africa and Uganda.

The conference forms part of ongoing collaboration between the department of E&E Engineering (through the MTN Mobile Intelligence Lab and MIH Media Lab) at Stellenbosch University, and the College of Computing and Information Sciences (through the AI lab) at Makerere University. Academic work will be presented after a two-cycle rigorous review process that includes constructive feedback during the first cycle. Academic sessions will be interspersed with open industry-focussed discussion sessions, where invited industry partners of the labs will participate.

The authors of the five best academic papers from Makerere University will receive paid-for flights and accommodation. A “Best Paper Award” and a “Best Student Paper Award” will be given to the author(s) of a full paper presented at the conference, selected by the Awards Committee.

The conference proceedings will be published with an ISBN number. No conference registration fee will be charged.

The technical areas include the use of mobile information communications and technology towards addressing challenges in Africa within the following contexts:

–          Crop disease management
–          Human disease management
–          E-Health and Telemedicine
–          Home automation and smart metering
–          Intelligent Transport Systems and Intelligent Vehicles
–          Machine learning
–          Online trading
–          Multimedia and Gaming

Paper submission
Papers are invited from researchers and students associated with research institutions in South Africa and Uganda. Complete manuscripts in PDF format must be electronically submitted on easychair at, following the standard IEEE conference proceedings format.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Full paper submissions may not exceed 5 pages.

The IEEE templates in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at:

Important dates
Abstract submission: 15 July 2014
Notification of Abstract acceptance: 30 July 2014
Paper submission (first round) deadline: 30 August 2014
Notification of first round review: 1 October 2014
Submission of second round deadline: 30 October 2014
Notification of acceptance: 15 November 2014
Camera-ready copy due: 30 November 2014

Conference: 9-11 December 2014
Organising Committee   
MJ Booysen,Stellenbosch University, RSA mjbooysen at
R Ssekibuule, Makerere University, Uganda
J Quinn, Makerere University, Uganda
G-J Van Rooyen, Stellenbosch University, RSA
AB Van der Merwe, Stellenbosch University, RSA


  1. Lumka Salamntu

    Hi there

    I am interested in writing a paper using one of your topics. May I? Please let me know.


    • mjbooysen

      Hi Lumka, please go ahead! You are welcome to submit.

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