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1st EAI Conference on SmartCities and Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development

September 6–7, 2017 | Accra, Ghana

1st EAI Conference on SmartCities and Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development

 

NEWS

Do not miss a chance to submit your paper for 4S4D 2017. The fulll paper submission deadline extended now!

We are pleased to announce 4S4D keynote speaker Prof. Syed Zain Khan. For further details check the program section.

 

 

Interested in the conference topics? Do not miss a chance to read the interview with prof. McBagonluri!

 

 

 

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Scope

Africa offers  an environment  to re-imagine  science and  technology  applications to  solve pressing  societal  &  business problems  in all sectors. This conference will address this thesis in the context of the SmartCities and Smart Solutions.  A large technology legacy-free environment presents an opportunity  and challenge  to define  new paradigms  needed to  create an  effective and  sustainable  ecosystem for  research and development on the continent.  This conference aims to bring together researchers from industry and academe to discuss critical problems and promising directions for energy, computer, telecommunication, mobile application systems in Africa. 

Topics

Research Work and experiences related to the creation of effective mechanisms for structuring and funding long-term  research programs  will also  be considered.  The  topics  of  interest  for  this  conference  include,  but  not limited  to:

  • Energy as a Grand Challenge in Africa,
  • Critical needs, potential solutions,
  • Relevant technologies,
  • Cross-cutting fundamentals,
  • The African Context for Innovation in Systems,
  • Implications of the lack of legacy systems,
  • Infrastructure for R&D status and needs,
  • Relevance of current and future demographics,
  • Market drivers,
  • Developing a Research Ecosystem for Energy Systems in Africa,
  • Models  for effective collaboration,
  • Capacity status and effective development,
  • Models for viable and sustainable funding.

Highlights

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 an extended version of their work to Special Issue in EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web.

Paper Submission

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

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline

27 February 2017  31 March 2017

Notification deadline

20 March 2017      28 April 2017

Camera-ready deadline

17 April 2017        26 May 2017

Start of Conference

17 May 2017           6 September 2017

End of Conference

18 May 2017           7 Septemberber 2017