C. CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE
1. ICT and Health: Various evaluation studies of health sector facilities were handled to identify facilitators and inhibitors of the usage of ICT to enhance the facilities primary role of health service delivery.
a) KatusiIme A. and Ejiri A.H (2017). Examining factors that determine Information System Success in Rurarl Uganda: A case of Ruhira Millennium Village Projects, International Conference on eBusiness and eGovernment (ICEBEG:2017), 20th January 2017, Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi, Kampala.
b) Nanyombi A. and Ejiri A.H (2016). Factors Influencing the Adoption of Mobile Health in Uganda Health Facilities: A Case Study of Mobile Tracking System in Kayunga, American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS); ISSN (Print) 2313-4410, ISSN (Online) 2313-4402 © Global Society of Scientific Research and Researchers accessible from http://asrjetsjournal.org/index.php/American_Scientific_Journal/article/view/1905/849
c) Muhaise H and Ejiri A.H (2016). Factors Influencing District Health Information Software Version 2 Success – A Case of the Greater Bushenyi Districts, Uganda; American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS) ISSN (Print) 2313-4410, ISSN (Online) 2313-4402 © Global Society of Scientific Research and Researchers
d) Banshanga. M and Ejiri A.H (2016); Evaluating the Adoption of ElectronicHhealth records (ehr) in referral hospitals, uganda; ISSN 2305-1493; IJSK Vol 8 Issue - 1; July. 2016. Vol. 8, No.1 ISSN 2305-1493 International Journal of Scientific Knowledge Computing and Information Technology http://www.ijsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/1-ELECTRONIC-HEALTH-RECORDS-EHR.pdf
e) Ejiri A.H., (2012). Decision Enhancement Design for Maternal and Child Health Service Delivery in a Resource Constrained Setting, ICCIR12, August 5-7th 2012.
2. ICT for Education: This research looked at the curriculum of various computing fields inquiring into the understand ability of the students com putting disciplines in paper a). We also looked at a webcast engineering content sharing platform in paper b).
a) Connolly R, Miller J, Uzoka F, Lunt B, Schroeder M, Miller C, Habinka A (2016).Red Fish Blue Fish: Re-examining Student Understanding of the Computing Disciplines, Association of Computing Machinery, SIGITE’16, September 28-October 1, 2016, Boston, MA, United States. Copyright 2016 ACM 1-58113-000-0/00/0010
b) Wasswa, W. Ngobye M. Habinka A (2016). A Low Cost Lecture Webcasting Platform for Limited Bandwidth: Towards an Integrated Platform for an Engineering Curriculum Content Sharing and Management among Universities. The International Conference on Embedded Systems and Trends in Teaching Engineering, the Desire project, on 11 - 15th September 2016. http://www.desiresymposium.com /images/SESSION _PROGRAMME_1.pdf
3. Identification of factors that influence social media in teaching: This research attempted to describe such conditions and consequences when teachers experiment using it in teaching using social media sites. The research findings arrived at using the grounded theory show that the conditions which affect the teachers/students’ work in social media.
a) Basaza-Ejiri (2015) Adoption of Social Media For Sustainable Development Learning and Teaching- October 14th – 16th 2015 at the 5th African Regional Center of Expertise Conference, Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel and Convention Center, Entebbe Uganda
b) Nekesa, J and Basaza, H.A.D (2014) The Impact of Social Media on a University Community: A Case Study of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, ARDC 2014 MUST.
4. From Science to Policy: This study presented how the science to policy gap is being bridged by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology – Research Fellows at the Ministry of Education Science Technology and Sports (MoESTS). To inform future practices in improving engagement between the scientific community and the policy makers, awareness and knowledge of both parties remain paramount in framing a way forward in bridging this historical gap.
a) Basaza-Ejiri (2015) From Science to Policy using Evidence: how research can inform public service: case study ministry of education science technology and sports, Uganda: October 14th – 16th 2015 at the 5th African Regional Center of Expertise Conference, Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel and Convention Center , Entebbe Uganda
b) Basaza-Ejiri (2015) Experience of Research Fellowship Engagement with the Ministry of Education Science Technology and Sports, Session: Policy-Research Engagement on 30th August to 3rdSeptember 2015 at the East African Research and Innovations Management Association (EARIMA) Venue: Grand Global Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.
c) Musinguzi M. Ejiri, A. H (2016). Trends of Degradation of freshwater urban wetlands in Kampala, Uganda: a case study of lubigi wetland, International Journal of Scientific Knowledge Computing and Information Technology: 23-32. June. 2016. Vol. 4. No.3 ISSN 2311-2484 International Journal of Research In Earth & Environmental Sciences http://www.ijsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1-Land-degradation.pdf
5. Wireless sensor hints for effective drug monitoring: This paper presents a framework that shows how e-health monitoring devices can improve their performance using sensor hints. This is made possible since mobile devices come equipped with global positioning system (GPS), accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetic compasses that provide hints about the mobile devices state and environment.
a) Basaza-Ejiri H.A.D and Ejiri A.O.C. (2014) Wireless sensor hints for effective drug monitoring-wise-pill, International Journal of Advanced Research in Information Systems,
6. Access control to Higher Education facilities: The Magnetic Stripe card is the most widely used technology since it is inexpensive, easily manufactured, encoded and its ability to carry alphanumeric data which suits resource-constrained environments like Higher Education Institutions.
a. Basaza-Ejiri. H.A.D 2013, Access Control to Classified Facilities – Magnetic Strip Access Control, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-659-44499-9
b. Ejiri A.H., (2011). ICT to Enhance Higher Education Institution Access Control: the Magnetic Strip Mechanism, 7thResearch Dissemination Conference: Track: ICT Innovations for Society Transformation, Nov 11th 2011. (peer reviewed)
7. ICT and food security: This study designed a framework to harness SMS for prediction of food insecurity/crisis. As people exchange messages using phones, service providers keep copies of these messages. Some information contained in these messages relate to food insecurity. For example phone messages can contain information about poor harvest, poor rainfall patterns, pest attacks and food crisis. Information such as this can be vital in extracting patterns for predicting food insecurity.
a) Ejiri H.A.B, & Ejiri A.O.C, 2012, Decision Enhancement Services For Monitoring Food Security in Developing Countries, paper presented at the Planet Under Pressure 2012, London, 26 th – 29 th March (peer reviewed)
b) Basaza, H.A.D (2014) Harnessing phone messages for prediction of food crisis: Case study Uganda: Australian Alumina Awards Conference. October 8th – 10th at Speke Resort Munyonyo
8. Decision Enhancement Studio for Starting a Miners Enterprise in Uganda, In this study, we identified enterprise start-up issues in mining SMEs in Uganda. The research developed and evaluated a studio for enhancing mining enterprise start-ups in Uganda. This helps to facilitate the mining knowledge service centers in their enterprise start-up role in Uganda and countries with similar contexts.
a) Basaza, H.A.D. 2012, Decision Enhancement Studio for Starting a Miners Enterprise in Uganda, The University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
b) Basaza-Ejiri, H.A.D (2013), ICT Usage in The Mining Non- Formal Sector: The Case of Uganda, Conference proceeding, Annual Dissemination Conference- MUST pg 1-9. (peer reviewed)
c) Ejiri A. H.B., (2012) How to Use ICT to Improve the Start-up Decision Process for a Mining Entrepreneur in Uganda, Mineral Wealth Conference 2012, Show casing Uganda’s mining potential, 1st – 2nd October 2012, Serena Hotel, Kampala. (peer reviewed)
d) Ejiri A.H., and Vallejo, B., (2012). Institutional and Organizational Change in the Adoption of new ICT Tools. Problems and Challenges, Knowledge Innovation Network Dynamics 2012, Paris, June 25th – 26th 2012. (peer reviewed)
e) Ejiri A.H., (2012). Geospatial Web-Based Services for Mining Enterprise Start-Ups in Uganda, Planet Under Pressure 2012 March 26th – 29th London (peer reviewed)
f) Ejiri A.H., and SOL H.G., (2012), Decision Enhancement Services for Small and Medium Enterprise Start-ups in Uganda, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-45) – IEEE, 4th – 7 th January 2012, pp:1430-1439.
g) Ejiri A.H., (2011). Exploring issues underlying starting mining enterprises in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, 7th Research Dissemination Conference: Track: Business, Finance and entrepreneurship, Nov 11th 2011. (peer reviewed)
h) Habinka E.A., (2011). Decision Enhancement For Starting Clay Mining Enterprises in Uganda, 1st International Conference on Clays and Clay Minerals in Africa and 2nd International Conference on Geophagia in South Africa, An Innovative Perspective on the Role of Clays and Clay Minerals and Geophagia on Economic Development, 19-21 Oct 2011, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Editors: G-I.E. Ekosse, L. de Jager, and V.M. Ngole, ISBN: 978-0-629-51541-2 available on http://www.claymineralsafrica.co.za/html/ebook2.html#toc.
i) Ejiri, A.H., Nabukenya, J., and Sol H.G., (2011). A Studio Based Approach To Enhancing Decision Making in SME Start-Up, 7thInternational Conference on Computing and ICT Research (ICCIR’11), 167: 1-15: August 7-9, 2011, Protea Hotel, Kampala.
j) Habinka A., Sol. H.G., and Baryamureeba V., (2009). “Knowledge Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries – Uganda: A Studio Based Approach”, Conference proceedings of European Conference on Intellectual Capital: INHollanda University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, the Netherlands: April 28–29, 2009, ISBN: 987-1-906638-30-6CD, pp. 246 – 253.
k) Habinka A., Sol. H.G., and Baryamureeba V., (2009). “Approaches towards Effective Knowledge Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries - Uganda” IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-905824-11-3: May 6-8 2009, Munyonyo Resort Ggaba, Kampala. http://www.ist-africa.org/Conference 2009/default.asp?page=paper-repository