The 2019 (5th) proceedings of ACIST focused on how African societies are leveraging and can leverage the smart capabilities in digital technologies to address organizational and societal challenges. Technology-enabled solutions offer solutions to many of these challenges. Digital technologies are increasingly becoming integral to and interdependent with the African society.

Continuous innovations in information and communications technologies (ICTs) across the world are increasing the pace of the creation and dissemination of digital information in Africa. Alongside this is the increasing adoption of smart ICTs that are capable of adaptations to the environment and modifications of behaviours and entire societies. Smartness also includes capabilities for sensing and learning from the environment to complement human efforts.

Against this backdrop, ACIST 2019 sought to discuss the role of information systems and technology (IST) research and education in the relationship between digital technologies and a smart Africa.

As we prepare for the conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it is hoped that IST researchers in Africa and elsewhere will think creatively, broadly, and provocatively about Digital Technologies for A Smart Africa from many different theoretical, philosophical, policy and practical perspectives. 

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 (AJIS) with ISSN 1936-0282.

Schedule

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2019
Thursday, August 1st
11:00 AM

Factors influencing customers’ attitude for using M-Birr adoption in Ethiopia

Gebremedhin Gebreyohans, Addis Ababa University
Abdurehman Ali, Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

1:30 PM

A Pedagogical Smart Learning Environment in South African Tertiary Institutions

Tope Samuel Adeyelure, Tshwane University of Technology
Billy Mathias Kalema, Tshwane University of Technology

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Technology Media, Service Innovation and the Shaping of Executive Cognition

Gamel O. Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Kofi A. Boateng, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
John K. Effah, University of Ghana Business School

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

1:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday, August 2nd
9:00 AM

An Electronic Framework to Shepherd the Pastoral Livestock (Resolve Conflicts in Pastoral Communities)

Frezewd Lemma, Adama Science and Technology University
Anteneh Alemu, Adama Science and Technology University
Desta Zerihun, Adama Science and Technology University
Endale Aregu, Adama Science and Technology University

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The African Digital Citizen’s Awareness of Online Information Privacy

Sam Takavarasha Jr, Women's University in Africa
liezel cilliers, University of Fort Hare
Willie Chinyamurindi, University of Fort Hare

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

11:00 AM

Assessment of the Public Value of Open Data in Ghana

Hubeidatu Nuhu, University of Cape Town
Jean-Paul Van Belle, University of Cape Town

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Model-Driven Engineering for Big Data

Belachew Regane, Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Social Inclusion in the Digital Era: Rethinking Debates and Narratives in the World Bank Report.

Calisto Kondowe, University of Cape Town
Wallace Chigona, University of Cape Town

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Designing cloud computing architecture for bank industry the case of Dashen bank

Melaku Yenew, Ambo University

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM