Digital Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development
5th International Conference

5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa (ICT4DA2023), will take place in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia on 26-28 November, 2023. ICT4DA2023 is 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.

Important Dates
  • Paper Submission deadline

    July 20, 2023 - CLOSED

  • Acceptance Notification

    September 01, 2023 NOTIFIED

  • Camera Ready Deadline

    October 10, 2023 CLOSED

  • Registration Date

    October 15, 2023 CLOSED

  • Conference Dates

    October 26 - 28, 2023

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