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4th Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research

November 14-15, 2011
Cape Town, South Africa

Call for papers

With a specific emphasis on networking-opportunities, knowledge-sharing and consensus-building, the EuroAfrica-ICT Cooperation Fora have traditionally provided an indisputable focal point for all stakeholders in the public and private sectors involved in collaborative ICT research and in ICT for development.

Hosted by the Government of South Africa through the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Meraka Institute of CSIR, this year edition will primarily aim at strengthening and supporting collaborative research on ICT between Africa and Europe but also at exploring how to support efficient and innovative ICT Public-Private Partnerships.

Why should you attend ?

* Expand your knowledge in the field ! Exchange views, share information, and identify synergies !

* Evaluate progresses made and lessons learnt on ICT research and development in Africa and assess their impact on partnerships, economic growth, quality of life and service delivery !

* Gain an insight into the status and perspectives of the 8th Partnership (“African-EU Partnership for Science, Information Society and Space”) and its action plan !

* Learn more about the EC and AUC programs !

* Identify potential partners !

* Network with key stakeholders in the field (private/public bodies) and discuss with high-level policymakers !

* Get detailed information on successful EU-African FP7 cooperation projects and EU-African Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) !

* Hear about opportunities to enhance African participation in Horizon 2020 (the new EC Framework Programme for Research and Innovation) !

* Understand what is important when implementing collaborative research projects !

* Meet with worldwide peers and debate/discuss best practices !

* Hear about success stories and case studies presenting innovative approaches and strategies !

* Benefit from valuable opinions and long experience of acknowledged experts in the field !

* Find out how to increase the visibility and impact of your projects/programs !

* Stay up to date with the latest developments and trends in the ICT field !

* Hear about the range and excellence of ICT research in Africa and in Europe

* And many more benefits !

Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the event (institutions, national and international companies, SMEs, academia, research institutes, etc.) !

Publié le 1er juillet 2011