One of the goals of PACT is to improve productive interactions in a community of intellectuals in Africa in order to facilitate a research environment which stimulates and promotes multi-disciplinary exchange of ideas in and around Science, Computing and Telecommunications. The main objective of PACT is to support and stimulate active productive research which could strengthen the technical foundations of engineers and scientists in the continent, develop strong technical foundations and skills and lead to new small to medium enterprises within the African sub-continent. We also seek to encourage the emergence of functionally skilled technocrats within the continent.

We invite research papers, workshop proposals, and panel proposals on the topics listed here below. The list is not exhaustive. Tutorials and Sessions which will impact on and enhance post graduate research within the continent will be considered. Training Workshops on research software tools such as Matlab, Scilab, Althium, Genesys, COMSOL Multiphysics and others are welcome. The conference also provides a forum for students to compete for best papers and receive an award. Registration fees for student authors are also discounted.

PACT2019 proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) - Springer

Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-10-22

Author guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers: Original research papers containing new research findings which have not been submitted concurrently to any other publication outlets such as conferences, Journals and books are sought from authors. Full length papers must be limited to six to twelve A4 single-line spacing pages (10 point font size minimum) and formatted following the Springer conference paper format. Student papers are also limited to between three and four A4 single-line spacing pages.
  • Posters describing preliminary findings will also be accepted by the conference.

Topics of submission

  • Computing
  • Telecommunications (3G, 4G, 5G and Optical Communications)
  • Cyber Security and Forensics
  • Data Analytic Algorithms, Systems and Platforms
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensors
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Food, Water and Energy Security Systems
  • Computational intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • ICT for Development
  • Computer Science in Education
  • Informatics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Information Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Other topics related to Science, Computing and Telecommunications


Program Committee

1) Prof. Johnson Agbinya (Chair) (Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)

2)Prof. Michael Adeyeye Oshin (Vice Chair) (University of Zululand, South Africa)

3) Dr. Nickson Karie (University of Swaziland)

4) Dr. Petros Mashwama (University of Swaziland)

5)Dr. Benjamin Rosman (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)

6)Dr. Gilbert Maiga (Makerere University, Uganda)

7)Dr. Marde Helbig (University of Pretoria)

8)Dr. Stephen Fashoto (University of Swaziland)

9)Dr. Andile Metfula (University of Swaziland)

10) Prof. Olumide Owolabi (University of Abuja, Nigeria)

11)Prof. Faith-Michael Uzoka (Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada)

12)Dr. Orero (Strathmore University, Kenya)

13)Prof. Milham Richard (Durban University of Technology, South Africa)

14)Dr. Mabaso (University of Swaziland)

15)Dr. Wisdom Dlamini(University of Swaziland)

16) Dr. Mhkonta (University of Swaziland)

17)Dr. Sam Ade Jacobs (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)

18)Dr. Segun Fatumo (University of Cambridge, UK)

19) Dr. Rasheed Jimoh (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)

20)Dr. Ameen Ahmed (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)

21) Dr Vitalis Ndume (Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Tanzania)

22) Dr. Khalid Aboura (Dammam University, Saudi Arabia)

23) Prof. Ito Atusushi (Utsinomiya University, Japan)

24) Prof. Ryszard Klempous (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)

25) Prof. Jan Nikodem (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)

26) Dr. Zenon Chaczko (University of Technology, Sydney)

27) Dr. Junaid Arshad (University of West London, UK)

28) Dr. Marco Dionigi (Università degli Studi di Perugia)

29) Dr. George Dimitrakopoulos (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)

30) Dr. Amoakoh Gyasi-Agyei (Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)

31) Prof. Izzeldin Osman (Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum)

32) Dr. Jackson Phiri (University of Zambia, Lusaka)

33) Dr. Shubi Kaijage (Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Arusha Tanzania)

34) Dr. Paul Okuthe Kogeda (Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa)

35) Prof. Karim Djouani (French South African Technical Institute, Pretoria/ESIEE Paris, France)

36) Dr. Camilius Sanga (Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania)

37) Prof. Alex Hamam (French South African Technical Institute, Pretoria/ESIEE Paris, France)


Organizing committee

  • Dr Fashoto, S.G (Chair)

  • Dr Karie, N. (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr Dube, E.L. (Secretary)

  • Dr Mashwama (Program Director)

  • Ms Thobile (Treasurer)

  • Dr Michael Oshin Adeyeye


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  • University of Swaziland