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Africa offers an environment to re-imagine science and technology applications to solve pressing societal & business problems in all sectors. This conference will address this thesis in the context of the SmartCities and Smart Solutions. A large technology legacy-free environment presents an opportunity and challenge to define new paradigms needed to create an effective and sustainable ecosystem for research and development on the continent. This conference aims to bring together researchers from industry and academe to discuss critical problems and promising directions for energy, computer, telecommunication, mobile application systems in Africa.

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Research Work and experiences related to the creation of effective mechanisms for structuring and funding long-term research programs will also be considered.  The  topics  of  interest  for  this  conference  include,  but  not limited  to:

  • Energy as a Grand Challenge in Africa,

  • Critical needs, potential solutions,

  • Relevant technologies,

  • Cross-cutting fundamentals,

  • The African Context for Innovation in Systems,

  • Implications of the lack of legacy systems,

  • Infrastructure for R&D status and needs,

  • Relevance of current and future demographics,

  • Market drivers,

  • Developing a Research Ecosystem for Energy Systems in Africa,

  • Models  for effective collaboration,

  • Capacity status and effective development,

  • Models for viable and sustainable funding.

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    Jan 15



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  • Aug 31 2017

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Oct 15 2017

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Nov 15 2017

    Final Paper Deadline

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