Engineering and Informatics for Africa's Urbanization

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ASRIC Secretariat & Obour Institutes

CAIRO, EGYPT
6 - 8 September 2021

More About The Conference

The Conference

The 1st ASRIC Conference on Engineering Sciences aims at bringing together lead academic scientists, researchers, and scholars from Africa and its Diaspora to exchange and share their experiences, research findings on all aspects of Engineering towards addressing Africa’s Urbanization. The conference is an opportunity to strengthen intra-Africa research and cooperation, it is also a platform for researchers, practitioners to present and discuss the most recent solution, innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted Urbanization.

The 1st ASRIC Conference on Engineering Sciences conference is organized by ASRIC Secretariat & Obour Institutes. The conference is to be conducted in Cairo Egypt from 6th to 8th September 2021.

Conference Theme and sub-themes

The Conference has the theme “Engineering and Informatics for Africa’s Urbanization” while Eco Engineering for Mega Cities and Urbanization; Informatics and Big data for urbanization and Mega City Management; and Urban and Mega Cities Planning development and management are the conference subthemes.

Call for Scientific Papers

The conference Organizing Committee announces an Open Call for high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work that addresses the transformation from rural to urban and the betterment of Africa’s cities, and that to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of mega cities for the wellbeing of its inhabitants. It is deemed also to address the areas that are in conjunction with the conference theme and sub-themes.

1.  Eco Engineering for Mega Cities and Urbanization Green & low carbon solutions for utilities/infrastructure for inhabitants daily activities that includes new materials, methods, processes which have positive impact on the environment
2.  Informatics and Big data for urbanization and Mega City Management Remote sensing, AI, GIS, ICT, Communication, Internet of things for applicable/innovative solutions for mega cities and their transformation towards smart cities.
3.  Urban and Mega Cities Planning development and Airports ; water supply management; mapping and designs, sewage, waste management; transport solution including mega transport; land utilization and management; economic impacts of mega cities; and etc.

Note:

Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.
All submitted papers should be submitted through EDAS using the link SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

Successful papers will be incorporated to the IEEE Xplore.

Conference Proceeding

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by three reviewers identified by the conference scientific committee; the author of the selected full text papers will be invited for the oral sessions of the conference. Also the selected papers will be published in special journal issues of the ASRIC Scientific Journals, after receiving the final edited copies from the authors. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the reviewers, conference scientific committee and the ASRIC Scienctific Journals Editor-in-Chief.

Side Events

UNESCO Engineering Agenda – This side event includes a special delivery of the outcome of the recently launched 2nd UNESCO Engineering Report titled "Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals"; AI for Deduction of Water Leaks in urban environment project results; and Women in STEM session to boost women’s and girls’ participation in Engineering.

Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO) Executive Council Meeting – The FAEO is an international non-governmental organization which represents the interests of all engineering practitioners in Africa, with a large membership of National and Regional Institutes and Councils of Engineering Sciences across AU Member States. The FAEO Executive Council Meeting will be held during the Conference to discuss on various issues towards the achievement of the organization’s objectives to facilitate and enhance development in engineering across Africa.

ASRIC-OHI Business Development Lounge - The ASRIC-OHI Business development lounge is a one of its kind opportunity for a selected number of leading firms and businesses to meet with their potential clients to develop business proposals and partnerships. The Lounge is designed to attract about 400 participants representing various African countries; Research Institutions/Universities; Engineering consultations firms, Engineering and construction firms, real estate developers, technological and innovation solution firms, governmental and nongovernmental actors, engineering registry bodies, and Engineering African and international organizations.

Special Sessions

Ministerial Saloon for AU Member States Ministers of Science and Technology; Housing and Urban Planning/Development – The Ministerial Saloon is organized to provide an interactive forum for AU Member States Ministers to reflect on the Conference sub-themes and identify the way forward to creating enabling environment and how Africa can achieve eco-friendly urbanization. The portfolio of Ministers includes Science, Technology and Innovation; Housing and Urban Planning; Housing and Development; Infrastructure, Development and Construction; Power and Energy amongst others. It will be an interactive session where Member States Ministers can share their unique experiences, success stories and areas of cooperation and mutual interest. Also, it creates opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration to assist Member States in addressing similar/common challenges. The Saloon will avail a conducive environment where private sector, NGOs and sectorial companies/firms to dialog and interact with ministries for betterment of their insight and to be informed on win-win partnership opportunities with relevant stakeholders.

Sponsorship

The conference has a limited sponsorship grants for full and partial sponsorship that may be granted to some of the participants depending on the advice of the scientific committee and the availability of funds. However, we encourage the participants to source for their participation cost.

Post-conference activities

The participants are encouraged to link with the organizing committee to participate in the Cairo Tours that will be organized by our tourist partner. The tour may include Nile cruise, visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

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