Event Date/Time: May 17, 2006 End Date/Time: May 21, 2006
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The conference organizing committee for ICTe Africa 2006 is pleased to invite the submission of biographies of potential speakers and abstracts for presentations or publication on or before January 30 2006.
This conference and tutorial program will bring together engineers, scientists, developers, government leaders, corporate managers, educators, financiers and project representatives from all over Africa and abroad. The conference will be organized into one common plenary session and three tracks as follows:

• Plenary Session
o Opening Speeches
o State of the Industry
o State of African ICTs
o Where do we go from here?
• Policy and infrastructure projects
o World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) discussions
o ICT liberalization and privatization
o Convergence
o Fibre Optics terrestrial and submarine fiber optic network projects
• Next generation networks
o Fibre optic networks
o Broadband networks
o Mobile networks
o Satellite networks
o Internet connectivity
• ICT Applications/Solutions
o Media development
o Voice over Internet
o Triple Play
o Education, Medicine, Government… solutions
o Solar Energy

Tutorials will cover the following topics:
• Fiber optics 101
• Internet protocol
• Broadband Internet networks
• Data center design
• GSM cellular

Please note that the above list is a guideline of the topics to be covered but it is not an exhaustive list of topics that will be accepted for presentation.


Biographies should be no more than 200 words long and should preferably be in English. You may also submit a digital photo, which will be used in the online and printed editions of the conference programme, if your paper is selected. Authors are requested to submit a 300-500 word abstract of their proposed paper, or a 300 -500-word description of their proposed technical tutorial. Abstracts will be evaluated by the technical committee for content, relevance, originality, clarity and timeliness. You will be informed of the decision of the Committee by 30 March 2006. The conference is NOT the venue for sales presentations; there are other opportunities within the ICTe Africa event for advertising, sponsorship and product showcase.

We strongly advice submitting abstracts by email with the following information:
• Author’s name
• Co-author(s)
• Address
• Company/organization
• Telephone number
• email address
• Title of the paper or presentation
• Relevant topic (from the areas listed above)
• One or Two keywords (relating to the subject of the abstract)
Please email abstracts to:

Miss Alida Phielix
p: +27 83 588 5823
f: +27 41 504 9825

If you are interested in exhibiting at the ICTe Africa 2006 event or if you have general questions about the event, travel to Kenya, hotels and the conference venue please contact Global Fairs- TT-MEESE:
1st Floor Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi
Tel.: +254-20-319122/319221 | Fax.: +254-20-214269
P. O. Box Nairobi.
E-Mail: info@ICT-AFRICA.org
Web: http://www.ICT-AFRICA.org


1st Floor Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), P. O. Box