Topics and research areas

This call for papers invites full papers and research in progress on empirical studies that aim to address the challenges that developing countries face in the Covid 19 and post-Covid 19 era. Topics and research areas include but are not limited to:

  • Disruptive Technological innovation
  • e-Learning Systems and Models under Education 5.0
  • Identity Access Management systems
  • e-Commerce in the lockdown economy
  • Secure Remote Access to Medical Diagnosis
  • e-Healthy Systems
  • Universal Access Management Models
  • Identity Governance and data justice
  • Content Security for e-learning system
  • Transaction and fraud protection
  • Security in Virtualized Systems
  • Infrastructure for Affordable Access
  • Cloud computing
  • Edge Computing
  • Cyber Physical System (CPS) security
  • Cyber Security
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Project Management
  • Database Management Systems
  • Data Center Network Control, Security and Optimization
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security
  • Internet Security, Applications Security & Network Management
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Performance Evaluations of Protocols & Security Applications
  • Security of Virtual Machines
  • Mobile commerce
  • Smart City and e-governance
  • Ubiquitous Computing Security
  • ICT4D
  • Sustainable Development in ICT
  • Secure Software Development Principles and Practices
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Robotic Process Automation

Conference contributions:

Full Papers –Comprising research papers of 6 to 8 pages (maximum 5,000 words).
◆ Short Papers –work in progress reports or new developments with up to 4 pages (maximum
2,500 words).
◆ Posters / Demonstrations – These contain implementation information or work-in-progress and
have two pages at maximum (1,250 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will
be exposed at the conference.
◆ Tutorials – by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is
◆ Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is
◆ Keynote Speeches – Comprising contributions from distinguished scholars and industry experts.
An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
◆ Doctoral Consortium – A Doctoral Consortium will meet in groups by related research interests
to discuss on-going work. Reports for PhD work should be a maximum of 4 pages (2,500 words).
◆ Corporate Exhibitions – Organisations have an opportunity to present state-of-the-art ICT
developments and applications in the industry, appraise the audience on future trends to look
out for and through an exhibit booth to showcase their products and services such as ICT
infrastructure (hardware, software), tools and services.

Paper Publication

Accepted papers will be
◆ Publishing and Indexing (TBA)
◆ Published in proceedings that have ISBN and ISSN numbers