Call for Presentations is Open

11 March 2016 - The Call for Presentations for the Africa Internet Summit, AIS’16 is still open.

The deadline for sending a presentation abstract has been extended to 01 April 2016.

 We invite all individuals wishing to present during the meeting, which will be held from 29 May - 10 June 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana to submit their presentation abstract.  

To enrich the discussions and share knowledge with the technical community at AIS’16, we are seeking presentations of a wide range of issues, broadly related to access and development of the Internet in Africa. We are specifically interested in presentations focusing on: 

  • Internet Governance
  • E-governance
  • Core Internet Infrastructure
  • Internet of Things
  • IANA Transition
  • Internet Measurements
  • Access, Utility and Development
  • The Internet and Economic Development
  • Business Practices and Technology
  • Higher Education in the Age of Technology 
  • Cyber Security
  • Technology and Business
  • Cloud Computing
  • Open Data/Big Data
  • Technology and Content Production
  • Relations between Mobile Operators and the Internet Community
  • Mobile Applications
  • IPv6
  • IPv4 Exhaustion
  • Peering and Interconnection
  • DNS
  • RPKI 
  • IXPs 

Your contribution can be in the form of a presentation during a session, a tutorial, or a live technical demonstration. 

Kindly read all information carefully before submitting your proposal. 

Speakers’ Guidelines

  • Presentations should be 15 -20 minutes in length, with approximately 10-15 minutes for Q&A at the end of each presentation.
  • The maximum time allotted per presentation will not exceed 30 minutes.
  • We shall send you a URL of our online submission system to upload your final presentation slides.
  • The presenter(s) will be required to upload their final presentation in PDF format, no later than three (3) days prior to the presentation date.
  • Presenters are responsible for producing any handouts should they require them. There are usually approximately 200 delegates in each session.
  • Tutorials can range from 90 minutes to half a day in length.
  • Presentations with marketing and/or commercial content are not allowed.

How to Submit

Please send submissions to: aiscfp[@] Your proposal should contain the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Affiliation
  • Title of Presentation
  • A detailed abstract or outline describing the presentation
  • Draft slides for the presentation (if ready/available)
  • Length of talk (minutes)
  • Short biography

Important Dates to Note

  • Deadline for submitting an application –    01 April 2016
  • Notification of acceptance of application – 10 April 2016
  • Deadline for submission of draft presentations  –  17 April 2016
  • Submission of  final presentation - 24 May 2016

If you are interested in presenting at AIS'16, please send us an abstract of 300 words or less outlining the key ideas of your presentation, tutorial, or demonstration at: aiscfp [@]