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ACRID 2017 : EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa ACRID-2017


When Jun 20, 2017 - Jun 21, 2017
Where Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
Abstract Registration Due Sep 21, 2016
Submission Deadline Dec 26, 2016
Notification Due Feb 27, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 27, 2017
Categories    electronics   industrial production   engineering   technology

Call For Papers

2nd call for Papers

Topical Scope

The Conference Theme is: "Moving Africa forward through Engineering, Technology and Innovation". The conference seeks to bring together academics, researchers and industrialists across many disciplines, in particular those that have the most impact in Africa's Development. Most conferences on the continent have covered limited disciplines and therefore the opportunity has been lost sharing information, results and knowledge in a way which can solve the many contentious issues, most of which can be solved through a multidisciplinary approach. The Call for Papers will invite papers from areas of Electronics, Communications and Computer Systems, Energy and Power Systems, Multi-discipline approach to the solution of problems and application of innovation in industrial Production, Mining, Transportation, Engineering Education and participation of youth and women in Engineering and Technology. The conference aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry, students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies. Specifically invited to the conference are industrialists engineers who spent much of their time tackling problems related to industrial production, problems related complex operations in agriculture, mining, railway transport, and aviation, heavy industry manufacture and process industries. Invited too are those who are involved with small to medium scale industries related fabrication of equipment or devices for consumer or industrial electronics. Energy efficiency is has become an imperative in the light of severe energy shortages in most parts of Africa and the conference invites experts who have would like to demonstrate devices and systems that present real and effective solutions that achieve genuine energy savings to offset huge capital outlays in generation and transmission systems. Africa currently faces serious flight of skills "brain drain" and possible answers to this problem could be investment in capacity building and teaching models that utilise modern communications technologies and that link "north" and "south". The conference particularly values the contributions of women in engineering and young people in Universities and Research Institutes.


The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
• All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.
• "Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL)."
• Accepted authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their articles to Special Issue in EAI Endorsed Transactions. More information about EAI ENDORSED TRANSACTIONS available here.

Paper Submission
Papers should be submitted via Confy system. Please follow instructions on initial submission and in author's kit when submitting your paper.

Technical Sessions and Tracks

Important Dates
• Full Paper Submission deadline
26 December 2016
• Notification and Registration opens
27 February 2017
• Camera-ready deadline
27 March 2017
• Start of Conference
20 June 2017
• End of Conference
21 June 2017

General Chair
Prof. Edward Chikuni, University of Zimbabwe
+263 777 606 333

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