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EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa

June 20–21, 2017 | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


The ACRID 2017 conference track covering mining, transportation and manufacturing is a forum for industrialists, researchers, academics and other practitioners with the aim of exploiting common synergies. Industrialists report on problems related to production, efficiency, management, competition. Researchers and academics come with proposed innovative solutions to these problems utilising models, experimental rigs and demonstrations. There is ample scope for the exploration and exchange of knowledge in this field through scientific talks, industry discussions, technical tutorials and panels. The conference covers all aspects of transportation research and practice, including theory, management, applications and technology, and will brings together renowned experts.




ACRID 2017 explicitly encourages papers that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of mining and transportation.


The thematic areas of this track in which contributions are sought include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Subtopics in this track are assigned to a Technical Programme Committee (PC) member  will promote it and lead the review processes taking into consideration the characteristics of the particular thematic area. The topics form which papers may be drawn include but are not limited to the following:


Mining Sub-track:


Exploration and Geology

Geophysical methods

Drilling techniques

Mining and Minerals processing

Mining methods- conventional and separation techniques

Downstream beneficiation

Smelting Technologies.

Mining Economics

Loss of market due to substitution

Impact of low prices on the industry

Energy Efficiency

Mining Safety

Technical Problems in Mining


Small Scale Mining

Loss and Risk Management

Environmental Impact

Mining Software


Transportation Sub-track:

Safe, cost effective Urban Mobility

Safety and security of transport infrastructure Equity in transport

Use  ICT in passenger management, time tables

Rural Transport Systems

Disruptive technologies – new ways of supplying mobility services

National travel surveys

Developments in electric vehicles

Transport and Tourism

Connected and autonomous vehicles

Consideration of the needs of women in accessing transport services

Accessibility for those with impaired mobility

Surface, Sea and Air Transport Systems for Civil and Non Civilian use

Maintenance and Maintenance management

Reliability analysis


Transport Regulation


Manufacturing Sub-track:

Current methods and problems in the production of food, steel products, pharmaceuticals, steel, cement, fertilizers, etc.

Component Fabrication and   Computer-based manufacturing technologies: CNC, CAD, CAM, FMS, CIM, 3-D Printing

Designing for production,

Instrumentation and measurement, the role of programmable logical controllers (PLCs)

Joining and fracture mechanics

Kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies

Lubricants and lubrication

Machinability and formability of materials

Machining (traditional and non-traditional processes)

Manufacturing design for 3r “reduce, reuse, recycling”

Mechanisms and machines

Mechatronics and robotics

Metallic alloys and metal casting

Micro and nanomechanics

Multifunctional and smart materials

Nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing

Rapid manufacturing technologies and prototyping, remanufacturing

Recycling, materials and industrial wastes, products and recycling systems

Renewable energies technology

Solid mechanics and structural mechanics

Sustainable and green manufacturing

Thermodynamics and heat transfer

Tribology and surface engineering

Vibration and acoustics

Wood and wood products

Energy Efficiency



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

    26 December 2016
  • Notification and Registration opens

    27 February 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline

    27 March 2017
  • Start of Conference

    19 June 2017
  • End of Conference

    22 June 2017


Submit your paper here!