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.
Welcome to the EAI Community
Let the EAI Community help you build your career with collaborative research, objective evaluation, and fair recognition:
- Get more visibility for your paper and receive a fair review with Community Review,
- Earn credits regardless of your paper’s acceptance and increase your EAI Index for new membership ranks and global recognition,
- Find out if your research resonates – get real-time evaluation of your presentation on-site via EAI Compass.
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.
All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:
- EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems (Open Access) – indexed in Scopus
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.