Digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive economic growth
IEEE 6th International Conference

The 6th International Conference on Information and Communication  Technology for Development for Africa (ICT4DA-2024), will take place in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia on 18-30 November, 2024. ICT4DA-2024 aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers, and practitioners from the academia and the industry to present and discuss their research work in the area of ICT for Development. This conference seeks to facilitate the transfer of experience, adaptation of methods, and where possible, foster collaboration among different groups.


The topics of interest cover all aspects of ICT towards the socioeconomic development but not limited to the topics in the tracks below. 

Track 1: Intelligent Systems & Data Science

  • Decision support systems

  • Autonomous multi-agent systems

  • Fuzzy logic systems

  • Machine learning and deep learning

  • Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML)

  • Data Science and Big Data analytics

  • Statistical learning algorithms, models and theories

  • Application of IoT and AI to solve societal problems in agriculture, healthcare, industry, and others

Track 2: Wireless Communications & Emerging Networking

  • Emerging networks, Network virtualization and SDN

  • AI in wireless networks and cognitive radios 

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other autonomous Communication Systems

  • IoT and smart sensing in the 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) applications.

  • Satellite and space communication

  • Affordable broadband wireless networks for emerging economy

  • 5G and beyond networks for the sustainable development goals

  • Future Internet systems and community networks

  • Green networks, smart grid  and power-line communications

Track 3: Computing Systems

  • Software Development Methods and Techniques

  • Requirements Engineering

  • Software Architecture, Design, Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Software maintenance and evolution

  • Software Project Management

  • Virtualization and Containers

  • Embedded systems

  • Energy Harvesting, and Energy Management Systems

  • Circuits and HW Systems for Emerging Technologies

Track 4: Security and Privacy

  • Access control and security models

  • Cloud,  Internet of Things, and embedded systems security

  • Internet, communication and network security

  • Forensics, hardware and biometric security

  • Software security and malware

  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems

  • Security and privacy policies and trust management

  • Data and AI systems security

Track 5: Natural Language Processing (NLP)

  • Speech recognition, speech synthesis

  • Dialogue and multilingual Interactive Systems

  • Narrative understanding and commonsense reasoning

  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining

  • Multimodal and grounded language processing

  • Summarization and Information Extraction

  • Applications of NLP on web, social media, and computational social science

  • Machine learning in NLP

Track 6: Information systems and services 

  • IS implementation, adoption and diffusion    

  • Philosophical, theoretical and methodological approaches in IS

  • Human computer interaction

  • eService, digital government and platforms

  • Innovative digital technologies in business, public & economic services including resilient infrastructures, climate change, pandemics, and other Challenges.


Paper Submission and Publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers including results, tables, figures and references (which have not submitted or published or are not under consideration elsewhere) in PDF format.  The submitted papers should be 6 pages long including, tables, figures and references and additional pages will be charged, in English and using the Using IEEE A4;Two-Column Format ( IEEE Proceedings A4 Format Template), through the submission portal  on Microsoft conference management toolkit
Note: If an author doesn’t have CMT account, you need to create an account first. Then, log in with the created account. Then, click on the “Submit” sign.

The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least three experts selected by the Technical Committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. Authors will be notified of the review results by email around notification date.

Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Important Dates
  • Paper Submission deadline

    June 10, 2024

  • Acceptance Notification

    August 10, 2024

  • Camera Ready Deadline

    September 10, 2024

  • Registration Date

    September 20, 2024

  • Conference Dates

    November 18 - 20, 2024

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