IFIP 9.4 Masters and Doctoral Symposium for Sub-Saharan Africa (Southern and Eastern)

Postgraduates are required to submit a paper note of a maximum of 4 pages (excluding references in the page count), as well as a Poster for the poster session during the main conference.

A paper note is a more focused and succinct contribution, that can be an extract from the full thesis, or a research paper proposal. The notes will be evaluated by at least two reviewers, and assessed according to research contribution, methodological soundness, quality of analysis, and quality of writing and presentation. The aim is to present the research to the panel and peers to receive feedback and guidance towards the development of a Full Paper.The paper note formatting guidelines can be found here.

The paper note should have the following components: Abstract and Keywords, Background/Literature Review, Research Purpose & Question/s, Research Design/Methodology, Findings and Discussion (preliminary is also sufficient), and Conclusion.

Please send your submissions to pgsymposium2018@gmail.com Your abstract submission should include a title page that provides the following details: full name, affiliation/university, study level (Masters/PhD), and research subject category (computer science, information systems/informatics, Other (if 'other', please indicate)).

Paper Note Deadline: June 15, 2018

Notification to Participants: June 30, 2018

Final (Camera-Ready) Papers & Poster: July 20, 2018