EAI INTERSOL 2022 : 5th EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas
Call For Papers
Massive developmental challenges continue to unsettle the content of Africa. These challenges range from issues affecting housing, energy, transportation, water and sanitation and ICT infrastructures, poverty reduction, peace and stability, food security, environmental sustainability, and climate change, education, health and social wellbeing, equal opportunity for all irrespective of gender, racial, religious, and tribal background, natural resource management, good governance, and strong democratic institutions.
These problems are many, complex, and interconnected. Their solutions require thinkers who are qualified and capable of thinking across fields and disciplines from all over our vast continent. Like in the story of the elephant and the seven blind men, interdisciplinary approaches engender a wholesomeness that helps to integrate information, experiential learning, research skills, and method of inquiry to solve problems. It was with this overarching focus that the International Conference on innovation and interdisciplinary Solutions for underserved Areas (InterSol) conferences were birthed to among other things:
(1) encourage innovative interdisciplinary research, development, and education that focus on solving problems in underserved areas in Africa and beyond
(2) create an international research and development community around “interdisciplinary solutions,” which meets annually, publishes in international fora, and incentivizes members of the community to initiate interdisciplinary research projects that address needs.
Previous editions of this conference were held in Dakar Senegal 2017, Kigali Rwanda 2018, Cairo Egypt 2019, and Nairobi Kenya (virtual) 2020/21. The 5th EAI International Conference on Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas (InterSol 2022) is scheduled to hold at Nile University of Nigeria Abuja Nigeria from 21st to 23rd April 2022.
All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: INTERSOL Conference Proceedings.
INTERSOL proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web (Open Access) – indexed in Scopus
Additional publication opportunities:
- EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing Book Series
(titles in this series are indexed in Ei Compendex, Web of Science & Scopus)
This year’s conference like that of last year will focus on the following thematic areas:
Building disaster resilience to extreme events: translating the local to global
Land use transitions and spatial modeling
Scenarios, complex systems thinking, and muti-criteria decision analysis
Human health and pollution in the total environment
Nature-based and ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change
Ecological infrastructure, green and blue spaces, and ecosystem services
Environmental justice and role of civil society making resilience equitable
Balancing development and conservation agendas
The role of Artificial Intelligence in solving Africa’s grand challenges
Challenges and opportunities to curving career attrition of African women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)
Environmental migration, gender, and the food-water-energy nexus
Innovations in adapting to water scarcity and abundance
ICT and innovative connectivity as an enabler for sustainable development
Peace Engineering and Technology Infrastructure
We invite scholars and practitioners in academia, industries, governmental and non-governmental organizations to submit original unpublished papers covering these themes for presentation and publication consideration into our conference and book of proceedings, respectively. The submitted manuscript will be subjected to a high-level peer-reviewed process by a team of international experts.
Assoc.Prof. Abdulhameed Danjuma Mambo - Nile University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Prof. Okechukwu Ugweje - University of Mount Union Alliance, USA
Technical Program Committee Chair
Prof. Assane Gueye - Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda
This event is organized by EAI (www.eai.eu).
EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.