Tuesday, March 14, 2006

CfP - CITTE 2006: ICT in Higher Education


Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2006

The CITTE 2006 conference will take place from 18 to 20 September 2006, in South Africa at the St George Hotel near Pretoria . This biennial conference is the key research and networking event for researchers, strategists, academics, technologists and practitioners in ICT in Higher Education.


ICT: Enabling Collaboration and Transformation in Higher Education

The conference will fulfil the need for stimulating critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles and applications of ICT in Higher Education. It will provide an opportunity for professionals and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience and research in the various areas where ICT is applied.

The objectives for the conference have been defined as follows:

* To stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles and applications of ICT in Higher Education;
* To share local and international developments, experiences and lessons learned;
* To promote networking and business opportunity development;
* To stimulate and assist personal professional development and the development of new skills for technologists and academics;
* To provide a forum for education and knowledge transfer; and
* To facilitate dialogue, sharing and networking between diverse cultures with regard to the optimum use of emerging technologies.


* ICT: Strategy and Governance
o Examples: Writing, implementing and managing strategy; Compliance and legislation; Enterprise architecture; Implementation of governance frameworks; Aligning IT strategy with Enterprise strategy; Case studies from industry; Sourcing strategies; Privacy; Telkom deregulation; IT metrics; Intellectual property management; Emerging technologies; etc.
* ICT: Teaching, Learning and Research
o Examples: Case studies in learning management systems; Educational models; Impact / Role of Open Source software; Open access to learning content; Assessment; ROI / Business value; Digital repositories; Collaboration: E-communication; E-support for research; E-portfolios; Academic computing; Emerging technologies; etc.
* ICT: Administration, Security and Technical
o Examples: Managing outsourcing; Open source vs Proprietary software; Develop / build vs buy software; Collaboration; Managing of bandwidth; Connectivity; Information security; International standards (ISO); Change control; Grid computing; E-procurement; E-billing; Library management systems; Federating search engines; Enterprise content management systems; Emerging technologies; etc.

The conference programme will make provision for leading invited Keynote Speakers, Plenary Sessions, Paper Presentations, Poster Presentations, Panel Discussions, Technology Showcases and Product/Services Showcases.

The conference will host an exhibition area, where the latest trends and a series of vendor presentations will be demonstrated.

Abstract submission information
Submissions may be made in the following participation/presentation categories:
Full Papers, Panel Discussions and Poster Presentations.

Extended abstracts of 800 - 1000 words may be submitted for these categories at the following web site: http://www.paperdyne.com/citte06.html from 22 February 2006 where full instructions will be available.

An International Review Panel will assist the Programme Coordination Subcommittee with the review and selection of abstracts. Abstracts will be double blind reviewed. Accepted papers will get credits from the Department of Education.

Important dates

* Closing date for the submission of abstracts – 31 March 2006.
* Registration opens 16 May 2006
* Early-bird registration closes – 15 July 2006
* Notification of acceptance – 15 May 2006 plus guidelines for accepted papers
* Full paper submission – 15 July 2006 (accepted full papers will be reviewed again and only those that pass the second review process will be published in full. This is to comply with the Department of Education rules)

Conference proceedings
A CD with all the presented abstracts and papers will be published.

St George Hotel, Pretoria , South Africa

Steering Committee
Dr V Coetzee (Unisa)
Vice chair:
Mr D Weiermans (Unisa)
Mr L Smit (Unisa)
Convenors of task teams
Mr J Steyn (Unisa)
Ms M Miller (Wits)
Mr A Vorster (UJ)
Mr D Weiermans (Unisa)
Mr D Kotze (CUT)
Mr D Ramasodi (VUT)
Other Members
Ms Z Lombard (Unisa)
Mr S Janse van Rensburg (UFS)
Mr M Maree (UL)
Mr J Vele (UVST)
Mr K Bokala (TUT)
Mr J Niezen (TUT)
Programme Committee
Ms May Miller (convenor)
Papers coordination subcommittee
Prof Carina de Villiers (convenor)
Prof Theo Bothma
Dr Nic de Bruyn
Ms Monica Hammes
Mr Dolf Jordaan
Dr Heila Pienaar
Dr Jakkie Pretorius

Who should attend?

CITTE 2006 is a must to attend. This event brings together some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of ICT in Higher Education.

The list includes:

* Higher education institutions
* training providers
* educators and researchers from all sectors
* independent research organisations
* community and voluntary organisations
* content developers
* education authorities
* hardware and software developers
* government departments
* publishers
* and all others with an interest in ICT and Higher Education.

Visit the CITTE 2006 conference website at: www.citte.ac.za for more details about the conference.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at:
Tel: +27 12 429-3164, Fax: +27 12 429-3405, E-mail: citteinfo@unisa.ac.za


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