The first ICTA- EMoS Conference provided a hybrid platform for academia, industry, and policymakers to strengthen their ties for strong regional development and integration. Participants at the conference made ample use of this with inspiring keynote speeches, tutorials, and scientific workshops.
At the core of the conference, 78 scientific articles were presented by their authors orally or in poster presentations. Like the whole conference, the papers dealt with four major topics: Smart Systems Development, Artificial Intelligence Tools and Applications, Ethics in Information Systems and Cognitive Informatics and Wireless and Mobile Computing. The ICTA-EMoS conference received articles from all over the world, from Europe, Africa, Asia, North America or South America, that had gone through rigorous reviews leading up to the conference.
The Vice Chancellors of the partner universities of the Academic Consortium of dSkills@EA from EAC personally participated or were represented in the ICTA-EMoS conference. The organizers welcomed representatives from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the University of University of Technology and Arts of Byumba in Rwanda; Moi University in Kenya and Kabale University in Uganda. Additionally, from the region the University of Juba in South Sudan and the University of Burundi were also in attendance.
The conference was organised within the framework of the project Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry (dSkills@EA) and received strong support from the dSkills@EA implementing partners institutions EAC, IUCEA, DAAD, GIZ who also participated in the conference. The conference was further supported through generous sponsorships from industry partners in East Africa and Germany.