2015 ICT Conference

16th Strathmore ICT Conference 
4-5 September, 2015 
Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Theme: Breaking the Digital Barrier

Digitisation of systems, records and procedures continues to dominate business and social life. Big data, medical records, financial transactions, educational resources, transportation systems and government services are key targets for the digital revolution. The promises of speed, efficiency and lower costs to the user are catalysts for wanting to adopt digitisation. But many challenges can be expected.


The key question is: How do we overcome the digital barrier?

This year’s conference aims to bring together participants from academic institutions, industry-based researchers, industry experts, software and ICT solution developers and government policy makers to share ideas on creating ICT solutions and services that will improve efficiency in the use of resources.

There is a keen interest on using ICT for facilitating secure smart communities through use of broad electronic and mobile payments, access to healthcare services, efficient transportation, and next generation telecommunication systems.

Call for Papers - Topics

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Information Systems Security

     Cyber security

     Network security

     Cryptography algorithms

     Cloud security

     Systems security


Intelligent Systems

     Big data analytics

     Intelligent transportation systems

     Bio informatics

     Artificial intelligence

     Machine to machine communications and Internet of things (IoT)


Mobile Applications and Communications Software

     mHealth applications

     Service Oriented Architectures, Service portability

     Innovative interfaces for multimedia services

     Innovative interfaces for mobile money services

     SIP based services and multimedia middleware


Next Generation Telecommunication Systems

     Cloud computing

     4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE)

     Multimedia delivery architectures

     Network Architecture, services and Protocols

     Pricing, charging, business models


Smart Cities






     Use of ICT in smart grid systems


Important dates

Call for abstracts: 21st March, 2015

Due date for abstracts: 30th May, 2015
Feedback to authors: 13th June, 2015
Full papers due: 31st July, 2015
Feedback to authors: 7th August, 2015
Camera ready papers: 15th August, 2015

The submission Web site for Strathmore ICT Conference 2015 is:



Organising Committee Members

Dr. Vitalis G. Ozianyi – Chair Person

Ms. Christine Njeri – Secretary

Ms. Juliet Kirui

Dr. Joseph Orero

Dr. Vincent Omwenga

Prof. Ismail Ateya

Dr. Bernard Shibwabo

Ms. Caroline Magiri



Premier Sponsors Team

  • Mr. Nicholas Nesbitt, Country General Manager IBM East Africa 
  • Mr. Andrea Emiliani, University Relations Leader Middle East and Africa, IBM
  • Mr. Ben Mann, Program Director | Africa Software Offering Management IBM 
  • Mr, Reha YURDAKUL, East Africa and West & Central Africa CTA Technical Leader IBM
  • Dr. Nathan Wangusi, Public Sector Lead, IBM Research Africa 
  • Dr. Tierra Bills, Mobility Research Group, IBM Research Africa 
  • Dr. Simone Fobi, IBM Research Africa 

Other Keynote Addresses

  • Mr. Said Rechchad, General Manager, EMC Corporation East & South Africa
  • Nyasha Mutsekwa, Oracle Corporation
  • Dr. Liu Jing, Senior Security Engineer; Ebay and Amazon (Via Skype – USA)

International Professors

  • Prof. Micah Beck, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • Dr.Michel Bezy, Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda

Universities that have confirmed participation; Courtesy of IBM

  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • United States International University
  • Dedan Kimahi University of Technology
  • Riara University
  • Mount Kenya University