KAMPALA —Makerere University and the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have organized the 6th National Conference on Communications (NCC) where ICT enthusiasts will dissect issues relevant to the communications sector.
ICT and National Guidance Minister Judith Nabakooba will preside over the two-day event, whose theme is Connectivity, Resilience, and Innovation in the Covid-19 Era.
The much anticipated conference will be held at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala, and virtually in observance of the COVID-19 safety guidelines.
It will host keynote speakers, technical panels and technical paper sessions on topical issues in Uganda’s communications sector.
The National Conference on Communications was initiated by UCC in 2010 to offer students, researchers, academia, and practitioners a platform to identify new research challenges, share solutions and discuss issues relevant to the communications sector of Uganda.
The NCC aims to promote innovation, research and collaboration around emerging technologies, offering a platform to brainstorm on how they can be leveraged to provide solutions for everyday problems in all sectors – from health (notably Covid-19), agriculture, business to entertainment.
According to organizers, sixth edition will focus on communications technology trends such as the 4th Industrial Revolution, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, ICT security issues for developing countries, and 5G cellular networks and systems, among others.
Researchers and students will have a platform to discuss issues relevant to the communications sector, identify new research challenges, share solutions and discuss science and technology trends relevant to developing countries such as Uganda.