The CoCIS held its 7th annual International Conference on Computing and ICT Research, ICCIR, on the 7th Ã¢‚¬ 9th Augusts 2011 in Kampala. The conference was held under the theme Ã¢‚¬ËœStrengthening the role of ICT in Development,Ã¢‚¬„¢ and brought together researchers the world over to share knowledge on research breakthroughs.
In his remarks during the conference, the ICT Minister Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, congratulated the College for its consistence in holding the annual conference. He urged public universities to take advantage of the available avenues to disseminate their research findings. The Minister pledged continued government funding towards viable student research projects. Prof. Ikoja Odongo, the College Principal encouraged the participants to ensure that their findings are implemented in initiatives that will transform society. Ã¢‚¬Å“This Conference gives us the opportunity to reflect on the progress we are making as a University and the country at large in terms of contributing to the development of ICT research and infrastructure in our nation,Ã¢‚¬„¢Ã¢‚¬„¢ he added.
The CIT Dean, Dr. Josephine Nabukenya explained that CIT is expanding its research capacity and has harmonized the initially six research groups to four basing on their areas of synergy and comparative advantage. These include Software and Enterprise Engineering, Networks and Systems Security, Artificial Intelligence and Development Informatics. A similar conference will be held on 5th Ã¢‚¬ 7th August 2012, with participants from the East Africa School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS).