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EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa

June 20–21, 2017 | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa

Dear accepted authors, you can submit your paper even before registering for the conference. However, kindly note that it is necessary to register so that your paper is published in Proceedings.

Uploaded papers without paid registration fee will be excluded from the proceedings!!!

We strongly recommend proceeding your registration as soon as possible!


!!! Information for Registrants with payment struggles:

We understand that many countries have a "slow-to-pay" bank transactions and registrants have the urgency to upload their paper before the camera-ready deadline. Please kindly note, it may take a couple of days, to receive the invoice. If you struggle with this problem please send us the proof of payment with the details of the transaction: transaction number, our account details and the amount deposited. When we receive the proof of payment we will give you access to upload your camera - ready paper. Please kindly note that you will receive the invoice after we receive the payment.

  • Please send the proof of payment to the conference manager: Dominika Belisová (


Interested in the conference topics? Check the latest interview with ACRID General Chairs Edward Chikuni and Joseph Mutale here!


We are pleased to introduce distinguished ACRID keynote and guest speakers. For more information check the program section!



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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.

For detailed information about the tracks see the Technical Session Tracks Section.



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 through EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things.

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

    15 March 2017
  • Notification and Registration opens

    28 April 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline

    29 May 2017
  • Start of Conference

    20 June 2017
  • End of Conference

    21 June 2017