The IASTED African Conference on Health Informatics ~AfricaHI 2010~ (AfricaHI 2010)

Venue: Gaborone

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

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IASTED African Conference on

Health Informatics

~AfricaHI 2010~

September 6 – 8, 2010

Gaborone, Botswana


The International Association of Science and Technology
for Development (IASTED)


Dr. Matthew N. Tanko – University of Botswana, Botswana

Dr. Naomi M. Seboni – University of Botswana, Botswana


University of Botswana

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The IASTED Africa Conference on Health Informatics is an international forum
for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and
applications of health informatics. It is an opportunity to present and observe
the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed
by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related
technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality,
significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference
chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

AfricaHI 2010 will be held
in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

  • href="">Power and Energy
    Systems (AfricaPES 2010)

  • href="">Modelling and
    Simulation (AfricaMS 2010)

  • href="">Water Resource
    Management (AfricaWRM 2010)


Botswana has been called an oasis of peace and tranquility on the African
continent. It has a history of political stability, a low crime rate, and is
one of Africa's most successful economies. Botswana is about the size of France
or Kenya, but its low population density has ensured that its beautiful
wilderness has remained unspoiled. Botswana is home to 120,000 migrant
elephants – the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert
covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world's
largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of
lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you
will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains, and lagoons that
offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life,
including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards. The administrative centre
for Botswana's strong economy, the capital city of Gaborone, is a fast-growing,
vibrant modern city. Shop the amazing collections of local arts and crafts and
you will fall in love with Botswana's rich culture and history. Enjoy the many
fine restaurants and nightclubs, or take a quiet walk up Kgale Hill to see an
amazing view of the city, as well as the pair of black eagles that nest in the
craggy cliff face just below the peak. For more information on Botswana, visit
the official tourism site: href="">Tourism of Botswana.


The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Health Care

  • Health Care
    Information Systems

  • Health Science

  • Ergonomics and
    Health Care Providers

  • Management of HIV

  • Medical Informatics
    in the Management of Chronic Diseases

  • Information Systems
    and Records to support HIV Treatment


To be announced.

If you are interested in joining the International Program Committee (IPC)
for this conference, please submit your name, address, phone, fax, email, areas
of specialty, a list of your most recent publications, a brief CV, and the name
of this conference by email to


Initial Papers

Submit your paper via our website at: href="">

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED
Secretariat must receive your paper by March 15, 2010. Receipt
of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will
attend the conference and provide four key words to indicate the subject area
of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of
topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full
with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are
available at:

papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least
two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished
and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's
review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.
Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar
prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 1, 2010.
Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2010. Registration and
final payment are due by June 15, 2010. Late registration fees
or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the
conference proceedings.

Final Papers

Send your final manuscripts via email to: href=""> The subject
line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper
number. The formatting instructions can be found at: href="">
and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six
single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to
six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added
charge for extra pages and additional papers.


Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by March
15, 2010
. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge
expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course
topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to href=""> by March 15,
. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics
covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session
organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by March
15, 2010
, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session
Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order
for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on
special sessions is available at: href="">


Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference
proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals.
Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at: href="">

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online.
Please visit ACTA Press:


Submissions Due

March 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance style='font-size:12.0pt'>

May 1, 2010

Final Manuscripts Due style='font-size:12.0pt'>

June 1, 2010

Registration Deadline style='font-size:12.0pt'>

June 15, 2010

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – AfricaHI 2010

B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW

Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9

Tel: 403-288-1195

Fax: 403-247-6851


Web site: