ACIST 2017 - CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 10th – 11th July 2017

Call for Papers

Theme: Information Technology and the African Networked Society

The 2017 edition of ACIST aims to facilitate the achievement and exploitation of the ANS through continuous IT innovation and deployment in Africa. The conference brings together researchers, practitioners, and educators in Information Systems and Technology to present research and development works and share ideas that enhance innovation and application of IT in Africa.

ACIST 2017 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 following:

  • Digital Innovation
  • IT and Development
  • Sustainable (Green) Information Systems
  • IT and Organisational Structuring
  • Business Process Management
  • Internet and IS Development
  • Social Networks and Digital Collaborations
  • Information Systems Management
  • Digital Society, Knowledge and Identity
  • IT & IS Curriculum and Education
  • Research Methods and Philosophy
  • Technology and Applications Convergence
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Big Data and Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Wireless Communications
  • E-Government and E-Business Systems
  • Public Sector IT Projects
  • IT in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Information and Computer Security
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Human Behaviour and IT
  • IT-Enabled Services

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; and will be considered for further review and publication in the African Journal of Information Systems (

Conference Co-chairs

Enquiries may be sent to any of the conference co-chairs.

Irwin Brown
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Judy Backhouse
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Gamel O. Wiredu
Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana