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EAI International Conference on Smart Cities and Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development

January 15–16, 2018 | Kumasi, Ghana

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


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.


  • 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 through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author's kit section).


Best Paper Award

The program committee will select one of the accepted papers as the “4S4D Best Paper Award”. The winner(s) will be announced during the conference.


Keynote Speaker

Syed Zain Khan - Professor of the Practice of ICT. Read more about prof. Syed Zain Khan here.


Important Dates

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline

27 February 2017  31 August 2017

Notification deadline

20 March 2017      15 October 2017

Camera-ready deadline

17 April 2017        15 November 2017

Start of Conference

17 May 2017           15 January 2018

End of Conference

18 May 2017           16 January 2018