About ICICIS 2016

Conference Chairs Message

The University Of Botswana (UB) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa are hosting the First International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems to be held in Gaborone from 18th to 20th May 2016 at The Gaborone International Convention Center and The Grand Palm hotel.

Objectives

The main aim of the conference is to share challenges and solutions to the continuing problems posed by Internet Based information Systems (especially Cyber Security issues); to share experiences and best practices

  1. On policy, strategy and regulatory framework addressing cyber-crime; to share experiences;
  2. On areas such as critical infrastructure - including the backbone, services and protection structures such as CERTs;
  3. On deployment of cyber-infrastructures and open data sharing for research and innovation.
  4. And to address cybersecurity capacity building and to stimulate discussions and interactions regionally and internationally around these areas.
  5. On the impact of cyber security on Organizational Information Systems

The conference will do this by bringing together stakeholders and delegates in workshops. The common running thread for the workshops’ interactions and deliberations and outputs will also help feed into the development of a Model National Cybersecurity Strategy that could be used as a template by countries most of which will be represented from the region and the continent to build on.

This conference is intended to be the annual event for deliberations on these issues in the region and the continent and a platform to provide insight into initiatives, knowledge exchange and create a networking forum for interaction with key players in the field from around the world.

Stakeholders

The conference is also in in partnership with

  1. Government of Botswana Ministry of Transport & Communications,
  2. Government of Botswana  Ministry of Infrastructure Science and Technology,
  3. Government of Botswana like Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) Botswana Fiber Networks (BOFINET).
  4. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  5. American Embassy in Botswana and American cybersecurity stakeholders

Delegates

We have invited participants from all parts of Africa, and other parts of the world in the sectors of government, academia and industry to share varied levels of experience and advancement around these issues. We are coordinating with Southern African Development Community (SADC) around regional collaboration and to offer a regional perspective and view on these issues at this conference. There is also continent representation through Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and African Union Commission (AUC)

Academic Conference Topics

The conference series will cover the following topics:

  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber security
  • Ecommerce
  • E-finance
  • E-governance
  • International internet law
  • Legal informatics, Jurimetrics
  • Privacy, Personal data, Surveillance
  • Digital libraries
  • High Performance Computing
  • Future internet
  • Mobile applications
  • Social networks
  • Data and information security
  • Document based forensics
  • Forgery detection
  • Psychology of cyberspace
  • Intelligent systems
  • Health informatics
  • Signature analysis

Workshops & Panels

In addition to the academic programme, the conference will also have three parallel workshops, two panel sessions and launch of Computer Society of Botswana structured as follows:

  1. Parallel workshops
    1. Capacity building on Cybersecurity,
    2. Governance and Policy,
    3. High Performance Computing, Data Cyber infrastructure and Open Data for research,
  2. Panel Discussions 
    1. Critical infrastructures - Technical , Services & Protection Structures (Computer Emergency Response Teams, CERTs)
    2. Innovation and Technology – An industry Panel
  3. Society Launch
    1. The Computer Society of Botswana

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Dr Audrey Masizana

Head Of Department,

Computer Science

University of Botswana

Masizana(at)mopipi.ub.bw

+267 355 2131 (GMT +2)

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Contacts

For information about the conference, including registration, please contact us at:

  • ubcsconferences(@) mopipi.ub.bw
  • +267 3554975
  • Block 247, Office 269, University of Botswana