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ICT4DA 2021 : International Conference on ICT for Development for Africa


When Nov 22, 2021 - Nov 24, 2021
Where Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2021
Notification Due Aug 31, 2021
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2021
Categories    intelligent systems and data   wireless communications   human computer interaction   security and privacy

Call For Papers

The 3rd ICT4DA2021 Conference aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers, and practitioners from the academia and the industry to present and discuss their research work in the area of ICT for Development. The conference seeks to facilitate the transfer of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, foster collaboration among different groups.

All accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication. Due to the COVID pandemic, ICT4DA2021 will be held in hybrid mode where both in person and virtual presentation is allowed. Please visit the conference webpage for more details:

The topics of interest cover all aspects of ICT towards the socioeconomic development but not limited to the topics in the tracks below.

Track 1: Intelligent Systems and Data Science

Decision support systems
Autonomous multi-agent systems
Fuzzy logic and systems
Machine learning and deep learning
Summarization and information extraction
Big data modeling, analytics and prediction
Statistical learning algorithms, models and theories
Uncertainty modeling of intelligent systems
Data-science and AI applications for resource limited areas
ICT for meeting the sustainable development goals (ICT4SDG)
Application of IoT and AI in agriculture, healthcare, industry, and in solving other societal problems

Track 2: Wireless Communications and Emerging Networking

Wireless, cellular and cognitive radio networking trends
Network virtualization and software defined networking
Ad hoc and sensor networking
Massive machine type communication and its applications
Energy efficiency in networking and data centers
Next generation networking: MIMO, tactile Internet & gigabit networks
Smart grid and power-line communications
Satellite and space communication
QoS, reliability and modelling in next generation networks
Smart spectrum sharing in future wireless networks
Wireless standards: WLAN, WPAN, RFID, and NFC
Affordable broadband wireless networks for emerging economy
5th Generation (5G) wireless and the sustainable development goals
Wireless communications for intelligent transport systems and control
Wearable computing and body area networks
Social network applications and mobile computing
Context and location aware applications and services
IoT and smart sensing in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) applications

Track 3: Circuits and Computing Systems

Analog and mixed signal circuits and systems
Communication circuits and systems
Digital circuits, systems and signal processing
Parallel and multicore architecture
Power-efficient architectures
Reconfigurable and heterogeneous architectures
New platforms and hardware designs for low-power embedded systems
Energy harvesting, and energy management systems
Mobile and pervasive systems, including personal wearable devices, drones and robots
Fault-tolerance, reliability, and verification

Track 4: Security and Privacy

Access control and security models
Cloud, mobile platforms and embedded systems security
Internet, communication and network security
Economics of security and privacy
Forensics, hardware and biometric security
Software security and malware
Intrusion detection and prevention systems
data and network security in resource limited environments
Security and privacy for the Internet of Things
Security and privacy policies in next generation networks & the 4th Industrial Revolution
Usability vs security and privacy in the context of emerging economies
Information societal for societal & e-Government services

Track 5: Natural Language Processing

peech recognition, speech synthesis
Dialogue and multilingual Interactive Systems
Narrative understanding and commonsense reasoning
Sentiment analysis and opinion mining
Multimodal and grounded language processing
Summarization and information extraction
Part of Speech Tagger
Applications of NLP on web, social media and computational social science
Machine learning in NLP

Track 6: Human Computer Interaction

Accessibility and assistive technologies
Design of interactive entertainment systems
Information visualization
Interaction design for culture and development
Interactive Systems Technologies and Engineering
Social interaction and mobile HCI
Tools for design, modelling, evaluation
User experience-based approaches
Child-computer interfaces
Human-robot interaction
Multi-modal interfaces
Multi-user interaction / cooperation
Ubiquitous and context-aware computing
User interfaces for web applications, e-Government

Please feel free to circulate this message among your friends.

Bahir Dar (in Amharic: ባህር ዳር) is a port on the south shore of the huge inland Lake named Tana. It is described by some people as the Ethiopian Riviera. The moniker sounds strange, but when you pull into town and see the wide streets shaded by palm trees and sweeping views across Lake Tana’s shimmering blue waters, you’ll perhaps understand. More than a block back from the shore, however, Bahir Dar is just another busy Ethiopian city.

We would like to send our greetings and looking forward to seeing you in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia for Memorable experiences.

Important Dates
Paper Submission deadline: June 30, 2021
Acceptance Notification: August 14, 2021
Camera Ready Submission Deadline: September 10, 2021
Conference Date: November 22-24, 2021

For more visit conference website:

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