Professors Judy Backhouse and Jason Cohen have had a paper accepted for the African Cyber Citizenship Conference 2014 (http://accc2014.nmmu.ac.za/) which will be held from the 5th to the 7th November this year in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The paper, entitled “What is a Smart City for information systems research in Africa? Review protocol and initial results” presents the initial findings of a systematic literature review of research into information systems for Smart Cities. In particular the paper analyses the ways in which a Smart City is defined by information systems researchers and investigates the possibility of a consensus definition. It also interrogates the smart city efforts of five African cities (Cairo, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi) to understand the relevance of the definitions used by researchers to practitioners.