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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

In the case of mega-cities in developed countries, the concept of smart cities has already left its infant stages, as demonstrated by real-life applications in domains such as smart public transport, smart homes and smart lots. However, the same cannot be said of most cities in Africa where an array of challenges make the realisation of smart cities, a pipe dream. Top on the list of these challenges are two issues: (1) ineffective baseline physical infrastructures and (2) poor quality, unsustainable and segregated social services. Mehmood, Ahmad, Yaqoob, Adnane, Imran and Guizani (2017), describe smart city as cycle that consists of numerous ICT technologies, maintenance, development platforms and sustainability, apps for evolving citizens, social, technical as well as economic key performance indicators. Intelligent cities use ICT advances and innovative practices to improve quality of life, accelerate economic growth, maintain a safe, sustainable environment, and streamline urban management. On the other hand, since the inception of the concept smart cities, most key industries have been involved in the advancement of smart cities technologies or better known as dimensions. They range from Smart Mobility, Smart People, Smart Living, Smart Governance, Smart Economy, to Smart Environment. The common feature among them is the direct and/or indirect engagement of the community. Guided by the smart-city vision that focuses on the growth of communities, cities and industry without disrupting facilities for future generations, this Conference seeks to awaken the consciousness of the research community to the need for innovative and contextualised smart-city solutions. Accordingly, this Conference seeks to contribute towards increasing awareness of the utility and impact of smart-city technologies in stimulating economic growth and, also showcase various related technologies which are currently in play within the African context.


We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart People
  • Smart Living
  • Smart Governance
  • Smart Economy
  • Smart Environment


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.

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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