The SOT faculty are engaged with research in the following areas:
- Networking and Wireless Technologies
- Applied Technology in Business Processes
- Data Warehousing and Mining
- Mobile Informatics
- Information Technology for Development
- E-Learning Systems
- E-Government Systems
- Information Security
- Inter-organizational Information Systems
Concentration on these topics range from high-end typeering design to the experiences of individuals and organizations as they use information technology. We do empirical studies in small- and medium-sized organizations that are for profit or non-profit. The strategies we adopt for our research range widely, from design science, surveys and evaluation techniques to case studies, participant-observation methods and action research. Some research is focused on designing new models, methods and artifacts to support practitioners. Others are focused on generating new knowledge on ICT development, management and usability.
Refereed Journal Articles
- Budu, J., & Boateng, R. (2015) Mobile Service Capabilities: Evidence from a Ghanaian Mobile Service Provider, International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications. 7(3), 1-17.
- Adjei, J. K. (2014) Explaining the Role of Trust in Cloud Computing Services. Info. 17(1), 54-67.
- Wiafe, I., Nakata K., & Gulliver, S. (2014) Categorizing Users in Behavior Change Support Based on Cognitive Dissonance, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. 18(7), 1677-1687.
- Wiafe, I. (2013) U-FADE: A Unified Approach to Persuasive Systems Development. International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications. 1(2), 6-10.
- Wiredu, G. O. (2014) Mobile Computer Usability: An Organizational Personality Perspective. Springer: New York.
Conferences and Workshops
- Oduro-Gyimah, F. K., Azasoo, J.Q. & Boateng, K. O. (2014) “Statistical Analysis of Outage Time of Commercial Telecommunication Networks in Ghana,” in proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology (ICAST). pp.1-8.
- Azasoo, J. Q. Engmann, F. & Hillah, K. A. (2014) “Design of RF Based Multithreaded RFID Student Attendance Management Information System,” in proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology (ICAST). pp.29-31.
- Engmann, F., Abdulai, J.-D. & Azasoo, J. Q. (2015) “Improving on the Reliability of Wireless Sensor Networks,” in proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA). pp.87-91.
- Azasoo, J. Q., Boateng, K. O. “A Retrofit Design Science Methodology for Smart Metering Design in Developing Countries,” 15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA). pp.1-7.
Conferences and Workshops
- The 2016 African Conference on Information Systems & Technology (ACIST 2016) was successfully hosted by the School of Technology at the Executive Conference Centre on 7th & 8th July 2015. The conference attracted an international audience with presenters from University of Ghana, University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and London School of Economics (United Kingdom).
- Dr. Joseph Adjei presented a paper in the International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and typeering (MobileCloud 2014), in Oxford, UK. The title of the paper is “Explaining the Role of Trust in Cloud Service Acquisition.”
- Nana Assyne presented a paper in the IST-Africa 2014 Conference held at Mauritius. The title of his paper is “A Framework for Implementing Cloud Computing for Record Sharing and Accessing in the Ghanaian Healthcare Sector.”
- Nana Assyne presented a paper in the 3rd Workshop on Information Technology and Systems held at GIMPA in July 2014. The title of the paper is “Impact of Mobile Number Portability on Service Delivery on the Mobile Telecommunication Industry in Ghana: Case Study of Bhati Airtel Ghana Ltd, Kumasi.”
- Mr. Julius Azasoo presented a paper in the IEEE ICAST 2013 Conference held at Pretoria, South Africa in November 2013. The title of his paper is “Statistical Analysis of Outage Time of Commercial Telecommunication Networks in Ghana.”
- Mr. Julius Azasoo presented a paper in the 3rd Workshop on Information Technology and Systems held at GIMPA in July 2014. The title of the paper is “A Model for Transforming Traditional Meters into Smart Meters using GPRS Technology in Development Countries.”
- Prof. Gamel Wiredu served as a Volunteer at the 33rd International Conference on Information Systems held in Milan, Italy in December 2013.
- Prof. Gamel Wiredu (with Salehu Antenneh, Irwin Brown and Aysegul Toker) served on a panel in the European Conference on Information Systems held in Tel Aviv, Isreal in June 2014. The topic of the panel is “Challenges and Opportunities of an IS PhD Programme in Africa.”
- Prof. Gamel Wiredu served as a Discussant in a paper presentation session of the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in August 2014.
- Prof. Gamel Wiredu has been serving as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Information Systems since August 2014.
- Prof. Gamel Wiredu spoke at the 65th Annual New Year School held at University of Ghana in January 2014. His topic is “Technology-Transformed Teaching and Learning using Mobile Technologies: The Case of GIMPA.”
- Prof. Gamel Wiredu has been serving as the West Africa representative of the European Conference on Information Systems since September 2013.Prof. Gamel Wiredu serves as Member and Chairman of NAB panels for programme accreditation and academic audit exercises.