UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

Department of Computer Science

Seminars/Visits

 
Visit to Kenya during the 2nd week of September

Prof. Antoine Bagula will be away to Kenya. He has been invited as one of the speakers of the ICT Global Capacity Building Symposium organised by ITU to deliver a talk on the Internet-of-Things for Development (IoT4D) in Nairobi/Kenya. Further information on the meeting can be found at www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Capacity-Building/Pages/CBS-2016.aspx. Prof. Bagula can be found in the list of speakers.

 

Visit to UWC on 8 June

Prof. Attahiru Alfa from the University of Pretoria, SARChi CHAIR, upon invite from Prof. Bagula.

  • Date: 8 June 2016Wednesday
  • Time: 9am to 12:30pm
  • Venue: provisionally SC5
 
Visit to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) during the 2nd week of May
 
Prof. Bagula has recently been invited by the United Nations (UN) as an expert on the nineteenth session of its Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). He delivered a talk on "Internet-of-Things and Big Data: Promises and Challenges for the Developing World" during the CSTD panel on "Foresight for Digital Development", on the 11th of May 2016.
 
Visit to UWC in the second week of March

Professor Glitho to give a short course on Cloud Computing - block week for Honours.

 

Visit to UWC in the first week of March

Professor Noureddine Boudriga is an internationally known scientist/academic. He received his Ph.D. in Algebraic Topology from the University of Paris (France) and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Tunis (Tunisia). He is currently a professor of telecommunications at the University of Carthage, Tunisia, and the director of the Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CNAS).

Dr. Boudriga is the recipient of the Tunisian Presidential Award in Science and Research (2004). He has served as the General Director and founder of the Tunisian National Digital Certification Agency. He has been very actively involved in research and has authored or co-authored many chapters and books, including more than 350 published journal and conference papers. Prof. Boudriga is the President of the Tunisia Scientific Telecommunications Society.

 

Visit to UWC on 23 September 2015

"Bringing affordable communications to rural South Africa: Zenzeleni Networks"

Zenzeleni Networks Mankosi is the result of a partnership between the Mankosi community, in one of the most disadvantaged areas of the Eastern Cape, and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) that aims to create a model for the sustainable implementation of bottom­up local telcos in rural communities in South Africa to reduce the cost of communications for its dwellers. A proof of concept is running in Mankosi since 2012.

In this event the results from the multidisciplinary research team from UWC will be discussed first. Then, the steps taken to translate them and make them available to a larger audience, and the process initiated to replicate them elsewhere will be presented by partner organizations.

Date: 23rd September 2015
Venue: Library Auditorium, University of the Western Cape

More here.