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Prof. Fungai Bhunu Shava
Namibia University of Science and Technology
Dr. Trung Q. Duong
Chair Professor in Telecommunications at Queen’s University Belfast
Celestine Iwendi
School of Creative Technologies, University of Bolton
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Concordia University, Montreal
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Meet the keynote speakers, Dr. Trung Q. Duong and Dr. Celestine Iwendi.

Paper Submission is now open for the 6th edition of EAI AFRICATEK 2023! Check out the Call for Papers.
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About AFRICATEK 2023

The concept of smart cities has progressed beyond its infancy stage in mega-cities of developed countries, where real-life applications of smart public transport, smart homes, and smart lots are in place. However, this is not the case for most cities in Africa, where a host of challenges make the idea of smart cities seem like an unattainable dream. The major obstacles are inadequate baseline physical infrastructures and substandard, unsustainable, and segregated social services.

Mehmood, Ahmad, Yaqoob, Adnane, Imran, and Guizani (2017) define smart cities as a cycle that involves several ICT technologies, development platforms, and sustainability, with evolving citizens, social, technical, and economic key performance indicators. Intelligent cities leverage ICT advances and innovative practices to enhance the quality of life, boost economic growth, maintain a sustainable environment, ensure safety, and streamline urban management.

Since the inception of smart cities, key industries have played a significant role in advancing smart city technologies, also known as dimensions, including Smart Mobility, Smart People, Smart Living, Smart Governance, Smart Economy, and Smart Environment. Community involvement is a common feature among them. Guided by the smart-city vision that focuses on growth without disrupting facilities for future generations, this conference aims to raise awareness in the research community about the need for innovative and contextualized smart-city solutions. Furthermore, the conference aims to promote the utility and impact of smart-city technologies in stimulating economic growth and showcase various technologies that are currently in use in the African context.


We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • Framework for Smart City Planning and Management
  • Technology Innovations
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
    • Data Analytics and Processing
  • Design Approaches and Categories of Smart Applications Relevant to Africa;
    • Sustainable Development through Smart Cities
    • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
    • Governance and Smart Cities
    • Health, Well-being, and Decent Work
    • Smart Transitions, including Intelligent Transportation Systems and Circular Economy
    • Resilience and Disaster Management
    • Cultural Heritage Preservation

For more details, please visit the Call for Papers page.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, IO-Port, MatchSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

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About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

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Previous AFRICATEK editions

2022 – Bloemfontein, South Africa
2021 – Virtual conference
2019 – Dakar, Senegal
2018 – Cotonou, Benin
2017 – Marrakech, Morocco