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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2009.9.1 | Award Amount: 1.01M | Year: 2009

IST-Africa (2010 2011) is a collaborative Initiative between 1 European and 13 African partners, 11 Ministries & 2 National Councils responsible for ICT adoption, Science, Technology; Innovation policy and research in North (Egypt), Southern (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Botswana, Mauritius), East (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi), West (Senegal) & Central Africa (Cameroon).\nMain objectives:\n Strengthen research dimension of Information Society policy dialogues between the EC, African countries and regional organisations\n Organise events in Europe and Africa synchronised with policy dialogue meetings, provide input on common policy & R&D priorities, opportunities & challenges and supporting the Information Society Track of the 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership\n Identify and analyse African ICT policy & research priorities aligned with EU priorities, recommendations for future co-operation.\nIST-Africa (2010 2011) will achieve these goals through the following actions: a) Organise 2 Ministerial level international research conferences & meetings with regional stakeholders in Africa; b)Undertake a survey of existing and emerging Living Labs in Africa and associated White Paper to provide a context for Living Labs and Living Lab Networks as a key priority of the 2nd Action Plan of the 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership; c) Organise 2 Workshops at European conferences; d) Document and analyse African ICT policies, engage Stakeholders to identify research priorities, recommendations for future co-operation; e) Organise Workshops to validate research priorities for future cooperation, create awareness of upcoming Calls; f) Strengthen international cooperation by promoting EU-African research cooperation under FP7-ICT, Capacities & People Programmes and g) Maximize impact by publishing on IST-Africa portal, engage with Technology Platforms


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2011.10.3 | Award Amount: 1.05M | Year: 2011

IST-Africa (2012 - 2013) is a strategic collaboration between 1 European partner and 18 African Ministries and National Councils responsible for ICT /STI adoption, policy and research representing North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia), Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi), East Africa (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia), West Africa (Senegal, Ghana) & Central Africa (Cameroon).The main objectives of IST-Africa (2012 - 2013) are to: Support Information Society & ICT R&D dialogues and increase cooperation between EC, AUC, EU & African MS and key regional organisations; Support work of European Expert Group & implementation of 8th Africa-EU Strategic Partnership; Organise events synchronised with dialogue meetings, providing input on common R&D priorities and strengthening EU-Africa research links; Identify and analyse African ICT research priorities and provide recommendations for future Africa - EU co-operation; Strengthen cooperative research links between European and African organisations to establish strategic partnerships; Support development of NCPs in partner countriesIST-Africa (2012 - 2013) will: Organise 2 Thematic Working Group Meetings; Facilitation of 2 informal Dialogue Meetings of European Expert Group (hosted by EU Member States or EC) to support EC; Organise 2 Ministerial level research conferences in Africa and meetings with RECs & other Regional stakeholders; Engage with national and regional African S&T/ICT Stakeholders to identify research priorities; Organise FP7 Training Workshops in new Partner Countries (Ethiopia, Tunisia, Swaziland, Malawi) to create awareness about Calls, validate priorities, inform recommendations; Organise 2 IST-Africa Workshops at European conferences to highlight African research capacity; Maximize regional impact by engaging with relevant Technology Platforms and publishing content


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-39-2016-2017 | Award Amount: 800.00K | Year: 2016

IST-Africa (2016 - 2018) has 4 complimentary objectives focused on strengthening ICT-related research and innovation cooperation between Europe and Africa: 1) Foster greater coordination of research and innovation activities; 2) Strengthen research and innovation linkages, increase awareness of research and innovation capacity and cooperation opportunities, and support mutually beneficial collaboration; 3) Monitor research and innovation activities in 17 IST-Africa Partner Countries to identify and provide input on common R&D priorities and future cooperation opportunities; and 4) Promote participation in ICT-39-2017 and other relevant Horizon 2020 calls, disseminate results from ICT-39-2015 and other relevant calls. IST-Africa (2016 - 2018) leverages results and achievements from previous phases of IST-Africa to realise its objectives. Coordination will be undertaken through national Horizon 2020 Train-the-Trainer Workshops and stakeholder meetings. Help Desk activities, international conferences and engagement with African and European stakeholders will assist in strengthening research and innovation linkages. Surveys will be undertaken across the 17 participating African Member States to monitor ICT-related research and innovation activities, map research and innovation capacity, priorities and bilateral cooperation initiatives to support future planning. Relevant calls will be promoted and results disseminated through national and international dissemination channels, physical meetings and conference presentations. All activities are well aligned with the work programme priorities through the organisation of research and innovation events and conferences with policy dimensions, monitoring of research and innovation activities, identification of common R&D priorities, strengthening linkages, raising awareness of collaboration opportunities, dissemination of results and building on the achievements of an ongoing Support Action for Africa.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO-2007-1.5 | Award Amount: 4.92M | Year: 2008

The CAAST-Net project will establish a platform to promote improved cooperation in science and technology between Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. To achieve this objective, CAAST-Net will analyse the current European and African S&T cooperation landscape, and undertake S&T policy analyses. Informed by the outcomes of analyses, CAAST-Net will initiate and support European-African S&T policy dialogues to advance cooperation and broker partnerships. CAAST-Net outcomes will include identification of specific research topics for European-African cooperation and their recommendation for inclusion in FP7. CAAST-Net will promote African participation in the FP7 as well as greater synergy between S&T partnerships and development cooperation instruments. Implemented by a consortium of leading European and African agencies mandated by their governments to promote international S&T cooperation, CAAST-Net will be a key instrument to support the implementation of the overall S&T cooperation programmes agreed to by the mandated authorities of the EU and the African Union (AU). CAAST-Net has been developed with the support of the AU and NEPAD. CAAST-Net has 7 Work Packages: WP1 will gather and analyse information on current European-African S&T collaboration and on S&T policies and capacities which determine opportunities for future cooperation. WP2 considers the synergy between S&T partnerships and development cooperation instruments. The S&T policy dialogue platform under WP3 will promote European-African S&T policy discussions on themes identified in WP1 to frame an enabling policy environment for S&T cooperation. WP4 will establish S&T cooperation platforms to actively promote European-African S&T partnerships, especially for SICAs under FP7. WP5 will focus on improving FP7 information and advisory capacities available to African researchers via NCPs. The focus of WP6 is knowledge management and outreach, and WP7 is dedicated to ensuring efficient project management.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2013.10.3 | Award Amount: 886.52K | Year: 2013

The main objectives of IST-Africa (2014 2015) are to Support implementation of Information Society, ICT and Innovation related aspects of the Africa EU Strategic Partnership and associated dialogues between the European Commission (EC) and EU Member States with the African Union Commission (AUC), African Member States and other Key Regional Organisations Foster partnerships between EU and African organizations in collaborative ICT Research and Innovation within Horizon 2020 & other relevant programmes Strengthen Increased Co-ordination at EU level with Horizon 2020 instruments (such as BILAT, INCO-NET and ERA-NET) as well as relevant EU Member State and Associated Countries Programmes to promote international CooperationIST-Africa (2014 2015) will achieve these goals by building on IST-Africas existing relationships, extensive international network, insight, credibility and goodwill to Strengthen international cooperation by promoting Information Society, ICT and Innovation related research cooperation between African and EU organizations under Horizon 2020 and other relevant programmes Organise the IST-Africa 2014 and IST-Africa 2015 Conferences in IST-Africa Partner Countries to facilitate international community building, partnership development and knowledge sharing with activities including two IST-Africa international research conferences and two IST-Africa Living Labs Thematic Working Group Meetings Organise Living Labs Participatory Workshops in IST-Africa Partner Countries to support cross-border knowledge sharing and wider adoption of Living Labs and Open Innovation Organise Horizon 2020 Training Workshops in IST-Africa Partner Countries to promote African participation and identify/validate national research capacity and priorities Organise 2 IST-Africa Promotion/Dissemination Workshops at key European conferences to raise wider international awareness of African research capacity and priorities Publish Analysis of Information Society and ICT Research and Innovation Capacities and Priorities, related Bilateral Agreements with EU Member States, and Profiles of Living Labs and Innovation Spaces in IST-Africa Partner Countries Contribute to European and African meetings supporting implementation of Information Society, ICT and Innovation related aspects of the Joint Africa EU Strategic Plan Maximize international impact by publishing reports, news, papers & presentations on IST-Africa portal


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA | Phase: ICT-2007.9.1 | Award Amount: 1.01M | Year: 2007

IST-Africa (2008 - 2009) is a collaborative Initiative between 2 European and 7 African partners, government agencies responsible for ICT adoption and SandT research policy in 6 African ACP Countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda), and a FP7 National Contact Point (NCP) for South Africa. Main objectives are: - To open up the ERA to Africa, identify ICT activities, common needs and opportunities for ICT research collaboration between Europe and Africa; - To promote research cooperation between European and African organizations under FP7-ICT, and promote the inclusion of African partners in proposals addressing: Challenge 1: Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures Challenge 4: Digital Libraries and Content Challenge 5: Towards sustainable and personalised healthcare Challenge 6: ICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Challenge 7: ICT for Independent Living and Inclusion - Investigate regulation and its role in ICT take-up and usage in relation to areas such as mobile communication, broadband, accessibility and security - Analyse the RTD policy approach of developing and developed nations to provide valuable knowledge and inform Information Society related decisions at a policy level - To deliver 28 FP7 Training Workshops in IST-Africa Partner Countries to raise awareness of opportunities to participate in the FP7 ICT Research Theme, provide insight into open calls, and provide necessary support to interested organizations - To deliver 2 international research conferences in Africa (300\ delegates) to facilitate European-African networking, and highlight opportunities for research collaboration - To deliver 4 European IST-Africa Workshops, focused on raising awareness of collaboration opportunities and supporting Policy Dialogues with Africa


Johari R.,University of Delhi | Sharma P.,Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Japan
Proceedings - International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies, CSNT 2012 | Year: 2012

Today almost all organizations have improved their performance through allowing more information exchange within their organization as well as between their distributers, suppliers, and customers using web support. Databases are central to the modern websites as they provide necessary data as well as stores critical information such as user credentials, financial and payment information, company statistics etc. These websites have been continuously targeted by highly motivated malicious users to acquire monetary gain. Structured Query Language (SQL) injection and Cross Site Scripting Attack (XSS) is perhaps one of the most common application layer attack technique used by attacker to deface the website, manipulate or delete the content through inputting unwanted command strings. Structured Query Language Injection Attacks (SQLIA) is ranked 1st in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) [1] top 10 vulnerability list and has resulted in massive attacks on a number of websites in the past few years. In this paper, we present a detailed review on various types of Structured Query Language Injection attacks, Cross Site Scripting Attack, vulnerabilities, and prevention techniques. Besides presenting our findings from the survey, we also propose future expectations and possible development of countermeasures against Structured Query Language Injection attacks. © 2012 IEEE.


Murashbekov O.B.,Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Japan
Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce | Year: 2015

The paper submitted covers advanced methods of cybercrime fighting in developed countries and opportunities of their use for law enforcement in Republic of Kazakhstan. Economic opportunities of computer technologies make them attractive for criminals. Cybercrime is promoted by IT in everyday life and Internet. Technical methods of protection from criminal offense committed with the use of computer technologies are studied together with organizational and criminal law methods enabling efficient investigation of cybercrimes, correct classification of crime components and fair punishment. Feasibility of further criminalization of acts accounting for lucri causa and crime commitment method in cybercrimes is substantiated. The conducted research enabled the author to classify the advanced contemporary methods in connection with fighting cybercrime and come to the conclusion on their comprehensive use. Some exact steps were submitted for improvement of criminal regulations of Republic of Kazakhstan accounting for lucri causa and crime commitment method (using computer technologies in a number of classified components of crimes against property). © 2015 Murashbekov OB, et al.


Hagihara A.,Kyushu University | Hasegawa M.,Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Japan | Abe T.,Kyushu University | Wakata Y.,Kyushu University | And 2 more authors.
PLoS Medicine | Year: 2013

Background: No studies have evaluated whether administering intravenous lactated Ringer's (LR) solution to patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) improves their outcomes, to our knowledge. Therefore, we examined the association between prehospital use of LR solution and patients' return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), 1-month survival, and neurological or physical outcomes at 1 month after the event. Methods and Findings: We conducted a prospective, non-randomized, observational study using national data of all patients with OHCA from 2005 through 2009 in Japan. We performed a propensity analysis and examined the association between prehospital use of LR solution and short- and long-term survival. The study patients were ≥18 years of age, had an OHCA before arrival of EMS personnel, were treated by EMS personnel, and were then transported to hospitals. A total of 531,854 patients with OHCA met the inclusion criteria. Among propensity-matched patients, compared with those who did not receive pre-hospital intravenous fluids, prehospital use of LR solution was associated with an increased likelihood of ROSC before hospital arrival (odds ratio [OR] adjusted for all covariates [95% CI] = 1.239 [1.146-1.339] [p<0.001], but with a reduced likelihood of 1-month survival with minimal neurological or physical impairment (cerebral performance category 1 or 2, OR adjusted for all covariates [95% CI] = 0.764 [0.589-0.992] [p = 0.04]; and overall performance category 1 or 2, OR adjusted for all covariates [95% CI] = 0.746 [0.573-0.971] [p = 0.03]). There was no association between prehospital use of LR solution and 1-month survival (OR adjusted for all covariates [95% CI] = 0.960 [0.854-1.078]). Conclusion: In Japanese patients experiencing OHCA, the prehospital use of LR solution was independently associated with a decreased likelihood of a good functional outcome 1 month after the event, but with an increased likelihood of ROSC before hospital arrival. Prehospital use of LR solution was not associated with 1-month survival. Further study is necessary to verify these findings. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary. © 2013 Hagihara et al.


Zheng W.S.,Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Japan
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2014

This paper presents the calculation method for fatigue load parameters of light-rail traffic of the steel-concrete joints of Caiyuanba Yangtze River Bridge. Based on that the light-rail vehicles meet conforms to the normal distribution assumption, rain-flow counting method is adopted for the internal force amplitude of the steel-concrete joint induced by the light-rail traffic, which is then equivalent to fatigue load of constant amplitude according to linear cumulative damage criterion from Miner. With regard to design and research for similar bridges, this method can be referred to. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

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