About the Journal

The International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR) is an independent biannual publication of Makerere University. The Journal's focus is to highlight new research developments, experiences and best practices in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) across Africa. The Journal publishes papers in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems, data communications and computer networks, ICT for sustainable development, and other related areas.

Submitted work should be original and unpublished current research in computing and ICT based on either theoretical or methodological aspects, as well as various applications in real world problems from science, technology, business or commerce.

Short and quality articles (not to exceed 20 single spaced type pages) including references are preferable. The selection of journal papers which involves a rigorous review process secures the most scholarly, critical, analytical, original, and informative papers. Papers are typically published in less than half a year from the time a final corrected version of the manuscript is received.

Authors should submit their manuscripts in Word or PDF to . Manuscripts submitted will be admitted subject to adherence to the publication requirements in formatting and style. For more details on manuscript formatting and style please visit author instructions page. The main areas include but are not limited to:



The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:
bullet (1K) Algorithms
bullet (1K) Discrete and Continuous Optimisation
bullet (1K) Grid Computing
bullet (1K) Parallel and Grid simulations
bullet (1K) Distributed computing
bullet (1K) Cluster Computing
bullet (1K) Parallel computer architectures
bullet (1K) Shared-memory multiprocessors
bullet (1K) Multi-computers and distributed processing
bullet (1K) Fault-tolerant computing
bullet (1K) Applications and performance analysis
bullet (1K) Agent Based modelling
bullet (1K) Expert and Intelligent Systems
bullet (1K) Expert Systems


The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:
bullet (1K) Component-Based Software Engineering
bullet (1K) Software Architecture
bullet (1K) Web Services

Software process assessment and improvement

bullet (1K) Organizational and business views to process improvement
bullet (1K) Value-based software engineering
bullet (1K) Quantitative models for development processes and products
bullet (1K) Distributed software development and virtual organizations
bullet (1K) Process modeling, composition, and enactment
bullet (1K) Open source software and software quality
bullet (1K) SPPI standards
bullet (1K) Agile development
bullet (1K) Improvement through software reuse
bullet (1K) Verification and validation
bullet (1K) Reviews and inspections
bullet (1K) SPPI approaches for dependability, safety, security, or usability

The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:

Business Process Management in Organisations
bullet (1K) Work flow systems
bullet (1K) Systematic Dynamics Modeling
bullet (1K) Research in Dynamic Systems
bullet (1K) Methodologies, Models and Tools for IS Development

Philosophical foundations of Information Systems
bullet (1K) Trans-disciplinary research in Information Systems
bullet (1K) Research Methods in IS in Developing Countries Ontologies Applications

Information Systems: Tools, Technologies and Techniques
bullet (1K) Information Systems and Mobile Computing
bullet (1K) Human Computer Interface
bullet (1K) Distributed, Mobile and open Architectures

Geographic Information Systems

Decision Support and Simulation
bullet (1K) Simulation in Support for Decision Making
bullet (1K) Information Visualisation and Decision Support Systems
bullet (1K) African information Systems Paradox

The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:
bullet (1K) Internet Services/Applications
bullet (1K) Network Control and Management
bullet (1K) Quality of Service in Networks
bullet (1K) Intelligent Networks
bullet (1K) Data Traffic Engineering
bullet (1K) Networked Databases
bullet (1K) Data Communication networks
bullet (1K) Wireless/Mobile/Satellite Networks
bullet (1K) Cable Broadband Technologies
bullet (1K) Mobile and Pervasive Computing
bullet (1K) Streaming Networks
bullet (1K) Telecommunication Policies
bullet (1K) Optical Communication Networks
bullet (1K) Network Performance
bullet (1K) Network Architectures
bullet (1K) Terabit Optical Technologies
bullet (1K) Wireless Multimedia Applications
bullet (1K) DSL Technologies
bullet (1K) Network Processing
bullet (1K) Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs)
bullet (1K) Sensor Networks
bullet (1K) Security/Reliability/Dependability of wired/wireless networks
bullet (1K) Network Interoperability
bullet (1K) Multimedia Communication over IP Networks
bullet (1K) Voice over IP

The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:
bullet (1K) Anonymity and pseudonymity in business transactions
bullet (1K) Business architectures and underlying infrastructures
bullet (1K) Common practice, legal and regulatory issues
bullet (1K) Cryptographic protocols
bullet (1K) Delivery technologies and scheduling protocols
bullet (1K) Design of businesses models with security requirements
bullet (1K) Electronic cash, wallets and pay-per-view systems
bullet (1K) Enterprise management and consumer protection
bullet (1K) Intellectual property and digital rights management
bullet (1K) Intrusion detection and information filtering
bullet (1K) Languages for description of services and contracts
bullet (1K) Management of privacy & confidentiality
bullet (1K) Multimedia web services
bullet (1K) New cryptographic building-blocks for e-business applications
bullet (1K) Online transaction processing
bullet (1K) Public administration, governmental services
bullet (1K) P2P transactions and scenarios
bullet (1K) Real-time Internet E-Services
bullet (1K) Reliability and security of content and data
bullet (1K) Reliable auction, e-procurement and negotiation technology
bullet (1K) Reputation in services provision
bullet (1K) Secure process integration and management
bullet (1K) e-Commerce
bullet (1K) Smartcard technology
bullet (1K) Transactional Models
bullet (1K) Trust and privacy issues in mobile commerce environments

The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:

bullet (1K) Computer architecture
bullet (1K) Microarchitectures
bullet (1K) Digital design
bullet (1K) Parallel vector and media processors
bullet (1K) Embedded processors
bullet (1K) Socs
bullet (1K) VLSI design
bullet (1K) Computer arithmetic
bullet (1K) Low power designs
bullet (1K) Reconfigurable processors,
bullet (1K) Feed forward neural networks (threshold logic)
bullet (1K) Memory and logic testing
bullet (1K) Design for testability

bullet (1K) Backend compilers
bullet (1K) System software
bullet (1K) Software for automatic synthesis
bullet (1K) Performance and software tools
bullet (1K) Hardware software co-design
bullet (1K) Software simulators
bullet (1K) Code instrumentations and performance enhancement tolls
bullet (1K) Design space exploration software for computer architectures and 
bullet (1K) Machine organizations
bullet (1K) Placement and routing algorithms
bullet (1K) Physical design
bullet (1K) Binary translators.

bullet (1K) Computer architecture for Network processors,
bullet (1K) Interconnection networks
bullet (1K) Internet and web processing,
bullet (1K) Mixed optical/electronic switches,
bullet (1K) Distributed processing,
bullet (1K) Ubiquitous (i.e., anywhere and anytime) and unobtrusive (i.e., without much user intervention) communication environments.

The topics of interest will include, but not limited to the following:
bullet (1K) ICT and Gender
bullet (1K) ICT in Poverty Eradication
bullet (1K) ICT and health
bullet (1K) ICT and Education
bullet (1K) ICT and Commerce
bullet (1K) ICT and Governance


Call for Papers

IJCIR invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research on computing and ICT both the theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as various applications in real world problems from science, technology, business or commerce.
Please submit a word and a PDF document to
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Instructions for Authors
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Makerere University annually organises the International Conference on Computing and ICT Research in the month of August. This conference provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the state-of-the-art research and practices in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Data Comunications and Computer Networks and ICT for Sustainable Development. Read More


The International Journal of Computing and ICT Research
Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda.
Web: https://ijcir.org