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EAI AFRICATEK 2021 : 4th EAI International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries


When Dec 7, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021
Where Port Louis, Mauritius
Submission Deadline Sep 20, 2021
Notification Due Oct 15, 2021
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2021
Categories    developing countries   emerging technologies   computing

Call For Papers

EAI Africatek 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).
If the local situation allows it, the event will take place on-site in its original location with an option for all authors to present remotely.
In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged.


In this era of major disruption, it is of paramount importance to adopt and adapt the best of the information and communication technologies to the need of society, mainly in developing countries. There is an urgent for technology transfer and knowledge sharing. Building resilience through Digital Transformation is the main aim of this conference by bringing together practitioners, researchers, academicians, and intellectuals to disseminate the latest advancements in a plethora of enabling technologies. The conference provides opportunities for virtual presentations.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: AFRICOMM Conference Proceedings.

AFRICOMM 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).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:
- Wireless Networks (WINET) Journal (IF: 2.659)

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications (Open Access)
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems (Open Access) – indexed in ESCI & Ei Compendex

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)


The conference welcomes contribution in wide-range topics related to infrastructure and services development especially in the emerging topics, including, but not limited to:

Internet of Things
Energy-aware ICT infrastructure
Smart cities and infrastructure
Ubiquitous networks and ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions,
ICT services based on alternative energies,
Existing/emerging wireless broadband access technologies such as LTE, 5G, and 6G, drone and geospatial technologies,
ICT security and privacy
Innovative mobile technologies and solutions
Blockchain technology
ICT for the creative and digital economy
Machine learning
Natural language processing with a focus on African languages
Deep learning and big data
Social networks
e-Government and e-services
Cloud computing
and applications of smart solutions to emergency and disaster management including solutions to address the impact of pandemics such as COVID-19 in education, health, business, and other social services.


General Chairs
Elias Towe - Carnegie Mellon University, USA

General Co-chairs
Idris Ahmada Rai - State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania
Antero Jarvi - University Turku, Finland

Technical Program Committee Chairs
Yahya Hamad Sheikh - State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

This event is organized by EAI (

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.

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