Call for Papers


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.

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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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Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

  • Regular papers should be up to 12-15+ pages in length.
  • Short papers should be 6-11 pages in length.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

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