Recent Submissions

  • Widening the number of e-Infrastructure users with Science Gateways and Identity Federations 

    Ardizzone, Valeria; Barbera, Roberto; Bruno, Riccardo; Calanducci, Antonio; Fargetta, Marco; Ingrà, Elisa; La Rocca, Giuseppe; Pistagna, Fabrizio; Ricceri, Rita; Rotondo, Riccardo; Scardaci, Diego (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    Grid infrastructures are being built in several areas of the world but, despite the huge investments made by the European Commission and by other funding agencies, both at national and international level, the total ...
  • The Impact of Improved Access and Connectivity on Intellectual Property Output: Baseline Report 

    Tusubira, Francis F.; Ndiwalana, Ali; Dindi, Solomon; Obbo, Harriet (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    “…when countries lose their base for academic excellence – throughout-dated policies, neglected institutions, the exodus of their best graduates or woefully inadequate investment in research – their competitiveness in ...
  • CHAIN: Model for cooperation between European and non-European e- Infrastructures 

    Matyska, Ludek (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    The EU CHAIN project (Coordination and Harmonization of Advanced e-INfrastructures) aims to elaborate a strategy and define the instruments to ensure coordination and interoperation of the European Grid Infrastructures ...
  • Synergizing E-infrastructures Initiatives to Foster e-Research in Higher Education Institutions in Africa 

    Karume, Simon M.; Omieno, Kelvin K. (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    It is expected that improved connectivity will enable African Tertiary education and research institutions to generate a proportionate amount of intellectual property goods to achieve parity with the rest of the world. ...
  • Access to Global Research Information: Collaborating for Research – the Arcadia study 

    Kabugu, Agatha N (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    Access to global research information is essential for the advancement of knowledge. Over the last decade, institutions of higher learning in East and Central Africa have greatly benefited from various support programmes ...
  • Innovative photonic devices for emerging NRENs 

    Škoda, Pavel; Radil, Jan; Altmannová, Lada; Hůla, Miloslav; Šíma, Stanislav; Vojtěch, Josef (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    We present a conceptual paper about photonic networks and devices for emerging NRENs. The fundamental difference between NRENs and ISPs is highlighted and non-standard applications for optical networks are discussed. We ...
  • Modeling the Internet Price Behavior in Kenya-A System Dynamics Approach 

    Walubengo, John (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    This research aims to establish and model the dynamic relationships between the factors that define the behavior of Internet Pricing in Kenya. The methodology used is based on the System Dynamics framework which is a ...
  • SUVL, SUIN and SudRen; the history of the Sudanese Education Network 

    Mohamed, Abdelrahim O. (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa now separated into two countries, the Republic of the Sudan and the Republic of Southern Sudan. The Sudan (the new one) has a very large backbone of fibre owned by the ...
  • Expanding E-Learning Initiatives in Malawi 

    Maere, Charlie (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    As the demand for nurses and midwives increases in Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) (The University of Malawi School of Nursing) is committed to respond to this need by increasing student in-take. It has also ...
  • ICT Indicators in Higher Education: Towards an E-readiness Assessment Model 

    Kashorda, Meoli; Waema, Timothy Mwololo (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    The potential for information and communications technology (ICT) to transform teaching, learning, research and management in higher education has been the subject of many articles and reports [1]. Higher education ...
  • Visibility: towards a communication Strategy for UbuntuNet Alliance 

    Chisowa, Rose; Banda, Tiwonge (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    This paper describes the role of communication in an organisation, with specific focus on UbuntuNet Alliance. It examines the various tools that the Alliance has used over the past 5 years to communicate with stakeholders; ...
  • Fostering a Secure Framework for National Research and Education Network 

    Ajayi, Olutayo; Ajayi, Ibironke (UbuntuNet Alliance, 2011-11)
    In the context of management of network services, wide-spread deployment and security problems requiring considerable human efforts and involvement, secure and distributed management mechanism become a central concern. ...