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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 Process and Motion Control is a forum for industrialists, researchers, academics, system designers, and other practitioners with the aim of exploiting common synergies. Industrialists report on problems and opportunities related to new drive technologies, power quality increased and better mobility for persons in need of care through the combined use of smart sensors and actuators. Drives and drive technology in extreme operating environments. Other relevant areas are Electric Vehicles and traction in public transportation, smart elevators. Process simulation is an important for the avoidance of risk and errors. Papers reporting on positive results from simulation platforms such as Matlab Simulink are encouraged. Researchers and academics come with proposed innovative solutions to these problems utilising models, experimental setups, software tools and demonstrations. Integrated manufacturing systems that include transmission of production data to management accounting systems through wireless sensors. 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 process and motion control for industry, research and practice, including theory, management, applications and technology, and will bring together renowned experts.




ACRID 2017 explicitly encourages papers that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of process and motion control and appreciates that this important track covers a multitude of industries and services.


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:


Electric Drives and Applications in the propulsion of fluids; energy efficiency applications of Variable Speed Drives, the impact of retrofits

Electric Traction and Electric Vehicle Systems and Control

Industrial Process Control and Automation, Industrial SCADA and System Security

Inverter and Converter Technologies Power Electronics, Power Quality Issues

Robotics and Automation, applications in safety critical environments

Signal Processing for Drives, FOC DTC converters

Industrial Electronics

Embedded Design for Drives

EMC considerations

Sensors, Actuators

Factory communications, Industrial Ethernet, Open Systems, OPC, Profibus

OPC, Industrial SCADA, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

Control and Instrumentation (C& I)  in Water, Cement, Steel Making, etc



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!