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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 ICT, Internet of things, e-government and Engineering Education is a forum for the private and public sectors, researchers, academics, trainers, and other practitioners with the aim of exploiting common synergies. It is a track which covers all that is important in areas of the Internet and its impact on our society. This track gives a a platform for those who want to present the positive benefits of Internet, the Web, and Web applications in delivering good efficient governance systems. Universities in developing countries have hunger for knowledge but are faced with challenges of low investments in academic staff numbers but large classes. Several tools and programming platforms to deliver solutions that can bring efficiency and convenience wide sectors of our economy and indeed we speak of e-government, e-agriculture. In Engineering Education potentials exist for animated presentations, classroom interactions, computerised assignment systems and platforms such as Webwork, Top Hat, etc. Papers that suggest or offer solutions towards the development or use of open software are encouraged. The role of gender in Engineering Education is very important and aspects of gender mainstreaming are encouraged in this track. Because of the diversity of this track, sub-tracks have been created to enable more focus. There is ample scope for the exploration and exchange of knowledge in this field through scientific talks, industry discussions, technical tutorials and panels. This call covers all aspects of information and communication technology, e-government and Engineering Education. and sustainable development 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 the Internet, e-Applications and Engineering Education and appreciates that this important track covers a multitude of private and public sectors, 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:


e-Applications Sub-track:


Network Design

Mobile Services

Data and Knowledge Management

Security, Privacy and Trust

Networking and Intelligent Systems for IoT and Services Computing

Future of IoT and Big Data

Technological focus for Smart Environments

Next Generation Networks

Smart City Examples and Case Studies

E-Government systems for revenue collection, vehicle identification, transportation, land use


Engineering Sub-track:


Laboratories, use of simulation tools

Large Classes, automated assessments

Classroom Interactions

Use of mobile phone Apps

Women In Engineering




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!