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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



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.

  • Event is organised in co-location with International EAI Conference on Smart and Innovative Systems (ICOSIS 2018)


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

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



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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. 


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.

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