Conference to boost African ICT research collaboration

03 October 2011

Prof Gary MarsdenMobile-wise: UCT's Prof Gary Marsden conducted a workshop at the African Conference on Software Engineering & Applied Computing.

Computer Science academics gathered in Cape Town in September to explore research collaboration in information technology improvements among African scholars.

The inaugural African Conference on Software Engineering & Applied Computing (ACSEAC) was hosted by UCT in conjunction with Microsoft, Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

It saw African and international experts from 19 countries sharing ideas, problems and solutions on computer science research through a series of technical sessions, tutorials and workshops.

Among them were Professor Gary Marsden (who conducted a mobile interaction design workshop) and Honorary Professor Judith Bishop (who presented a keynote address) - both of UCT's Computer Science Department.

The conference was the brainchild of Joseph Balikuddembe (PhD, 2009). Next year's ACSEAC conference will take place in Kenya.

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