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

May 17–18, 2017 | Accra, Ghana

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






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!


Topical 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 largely 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. 

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.


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.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
17 November 2016
Notification deadline
17 January 2017
Camera-ready deadline
17 February 2017
Start of Conference
17 May 2017
End of Conference
18 May 2017