AFRICOM – 8th EAI International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries – 6 to 8 December 2016 – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – Call for propositions for: Workshops, Full papers, posters and demos

Important Dates

  • Workshops proposal deadline : 1 May 2016
  • Full Paper Submission deadline :26 June 2016
  • Notification and Registration opens :24 July 2016
  • Short, poster and demo paper submission deadline :7 August 2016
  • Notification of acceptance for short, poster and demo papers deadline : 4 September 2016
  • Camera-ready deadline : 2 October 2016
  • Conference dates :6-8 December 2016


Deploying efficient and effective infrastructures and solutions when limited resources are available is a challenging task and a key-enabler for the diffusion of ICT in developing countries. The aim of this conference is bringing together international researchers, students, public officers, policy makers and practitioners in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Governance, e-Infrastructure, and e-Business with a focus on developing countries.

AFRICOMM 2016, the eighth conference of the series, is organized into three Tracks, two of them organized as Research Tracks and one as Policy & Governance Track.
The Research Tracks will consist of presentations of research findings in defined themes proposed for the conference. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed scientific Research papers (no more than 10 pages) and Student papers (no more than 5 pages), which will be published by Springer in the LNICST series.
Policy Track, on the other hand, will be based on panel discussions, which will be selected from 2-page extended abstracts.

Paper Submission

  • Submissions should be submitted electronically as PDF in Confy system here.
  • Paper Submissions should follow instructions from Author’s Kit’s Instructions and Templates and be submitted according to Initial Submission. (Information provided in Author Instructions’ section)

Attendance / Internationality

We anticipate having between 150 and 200 participants in this 
event. You are invited to submit a paper for consideration.


  • The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

  • Selected papers will be invited to submit extended version of paper into following journals:

    EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet

Topics of Interest 

AFRICOMM’2013 solicits high-quality papers reporting research results and/or experimental results on e-Infrastructures and
e-Services for developing countries. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical
correctness. The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and analysis of protocols and architecture for developing countries
  • Energy-aware ICT infrastructure
  • Existing/emerging wireless broadband access technologies, WiMAX, LTE.
  • ICT security issues in developing countries
  • Overlay networks (such as p2p, bittorent, etc) in developing countries
  • Self-managed deployment, operation, maintenance
  • Affordable and relevant mobile technologies and solutions
  • ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions
  • ICT infrastructures based on alternative energies
  • Applications and business models in such environments, etc
  • Ubiquitous networks and environments Smart Objects
  • Social Networks and e-Government
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • e-Health, e-Learning, e-Agriculture, e-Participation
  • Mobile-based computing and services
  • Open source models for e-Services
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Public sector modernization with ICT
  • Governance of ICT projects in developing countries
  • Change management, interoperability, and standards
  • Innovation management
  • Computational and data processing techniques for service delivery in development context
  • Testbeds and reference implementation for exploring and validating infrastructure requirements and usage
  • Wireless sensor network and applications

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