AfricaTek 2017 : The 1st EAI International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries

Posted on December 23, 2016 in Conferences
Submission Deadline Thursday 05 Jan 2017  ( Deadline extended ? Click here to edit )
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates Mar 27, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017
Conference Address Marrakech-Morocco, Morocco
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The conference AFRICATEK 2017 targets the use of emerging technologies (e.g. cloud computing, IoT, data analytics, green computing, etc.) in developing countries. Building innovative solutions and services based on cutting edge technologies is very challenging in developing countries for several reasons. The limited IT infrastructure and Internet penetration are two of the key hindering barriers.



– 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 submitted for publication in 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: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.

– The conference will include a number of supporting workshops (the call for workshops can be found at

Topics of interest


The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to share their results and ideas on how to benefit the developing world from the technologies’ advances despite the existing limitations. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

– Cloud Computing and Virtualization for Developing Countries

– Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoTs)

– Big Data Analytics and Visualization

– Green Computing

– E-Services: e.g. e-Gov, e-Health, e-Learning

– Social Networks

– Unified Communication

– Cyber security and ICT security issues in developing countries

– Protocols and Architectures for Developing Countries

– Energy-aware ICT infrastructures

– Emergency and Disaster Management

– Smart Urban Systems and Smart Energy

– Intelligent Automation & Manufacturing Systems

– Next Generation of Networking Technologies

Paper Submission


Papers should be submitted through the EAI \’Confy\’ system at Confy (, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author\’s kit).

The submission instructions, guidelines, and templates can be found under the Initial Submission link.

Important Dates


– Full Paper Submission 05 January 2017

– Notification of acceptance 23 January 2017

– Camera-ready deadline 13 February 2017

– Start of Conference 27 March 2017

– End of Conference 29 March 2017


General Chair:

Fatna Belqasmi, CTI, Zayed University;

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