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EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas

April 11–12, 2017 | Dakar, Senegal

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EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas


Societies living in underserved areas face multifactorial problems  — energy, water, climate, food, health, education, transportation, social development, economic growth — that are not amenable to separate single-discipline investigation, but require collaboration many types of expertise. Today, there is a consensus that the tasks of solving the grand challenges facing people in underserved areas is not only multi-disciplinary; it is an inter-disciplinary as well. Interdisciplinary Solutions is a conference dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary solutions to address people’s needs in underserved areas. It will annually bring together technical experts and researchers from academia, industry, and government all around the world to discuss novel research results related to Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas.

The first edition of the conference will be held on April 11-12, 2017 in Dakar Senegal.



  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
  • All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.
  • Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson's Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

  • The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the EAI endorsed publications.



Call For Papers for the CNRIA Workshop can be found HERE



*Find more information about paper submission here / posters



We are happy to announce the collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development.

AJSTID is a multi-disciplinary and refereed international journal with a special focus on science, technology, and innovation in developing economies, with a special reference to Africa. It has been established on the basis of the recognized role of innovation in the development of economies and on the relative absence of research in the area, particularly in the case of Africa. AJSTID seeks to encourage research along three broad streams. This first is the role of science, technology and innovation in the process of industrial growth and development. The second stream concerns the broader area of socio-economic development. The third invites work exploring the inclusion of innovation and knowledge in cross border integration processes particularly in Africa. AJSTID will solicit submissions on both these research streams at various levels: firms, sectors/industries/clusters, regions and countries.

*Please note that: Paper will be invited to be submitted to the journal subject to 30% change in the text, new title and new abstract.

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