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EAI AFRICATEK 2022 : 5th EAI International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries


When Dec 5, 2022 - Dec 7, 2022
Where Bloemfontein, South Africa
Submission Deadline Jul 27, 2022
Notification Due Mar 6, 2022
Final Version Due Sep 26, 2022
Categories    emerging   technologies   developing   countries

Call For Papers

EAI AFRICATEK 2022 will be held as an on-site conference and if needed, Accepted Authors who are unable to attend the event in person will be given an option to present remotely.



Society is moving towards an era of intensified artificial intelligence. The public and private sector need to collaborate on systems that would equip the youth and adults for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR/industry 4.0 and the 4th IR) era.

This call seeks to awaken the consciousness of the research community to the need for the adoption of various 4IR technologies in enabling a transformation of African cities and communities in a manner that supports socio-economic advancement therein. Accordingly, this special issue seeks to contribute towards increasing awareness of the utility and impact of 4IR technologies in stimulating economic growth and, also showcase various 4IR-related technologies which are currently in play within the African context.



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

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems (Open Access) – indexed in Scopus
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities (Open Access)
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 will report on studies which focus on the nexus between the under-listed facets and 4IR technologies, among others:

1. National and Regional Competitiveness, Concentration and Inequality,
2. (Un)Employment and the Future of Work,
3. Society, State and Citizen welfare,
4. Education in the 4IR Era,
5. Manufacturing,
6. Opportunities for driving Efficiencies and Effectiveness,
7. Regulation/Regulatory Environment,
8. Other facets that address the theme of the Conference.
Keywords: Internet of things (IoT), Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Future Internet, 4IR-4-Development, 4IR-4-Education, 4IR-4-Health, e-Agriculture, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, platform ecosystems for e-Services, ICTs-4-Climate Change, ICTs-for Africa’s economic development.


General Chair

Muthoni Masinde
Central University of Technology, South Africa

Technical Program Committee Chairs
Muthoni Masinde
Central University of Technology, South Africa

Antoine Bagula
University of the Western Cape, South Africa


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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