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InterSol 2017 - 1st EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas (InterSol2017)

Date2017-04-11 - 2017-04-12


VenueDakar, Senegal Senegal



Topics/Call fo Papers

The 1st EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas (InterSol2017)
Date: April 11-12, 2017
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Important Dates:
- Paper Submission Due​ ​:​​ ​31 October, 2016
- Author Notification​ ​​: 12 December, 2016
- Final Manuscript Due​ ​​ ​: 16 January, 2017
Interdisciplinary Solutions is an international conference dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary researches that address people’s needs in underserved areas. It was established to tackle some of the most complicated and pressing scientific problems that lie at the intersections of traditional disciplines. It is intended (1) to encourage innovative interdisciplinary research, development and education that focus on solving problems in underserved areas, and (2) to create an international research and development community around “interdisciplinary solutions”. It will annually meet in Africa and aims at bringing 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 meetings will offer a unique opportunity for participants to share their experiences with peers around the world, but notably with students and communities from the host country’s universities.
The first edition of the conference will focus on (but is not limited to):
Innovative sustainable energy solutions and energy as mean economic development
Renewable energy solutions and efficiency for buildings/habitations in rural and urban areas
Green energy production: using renewable energy as adaptation and mitigation solutions to climate change
Managing the off-grid energy solutions to meet the needs of underserved communities and overcoming the technical and economic challenges.
“Local” conception and production of renewable energy equipment, Rural energy networks (Electricity, Heat, Water)
Local energy production (Wind, Solar, Hydro) for income activities in underserved areas
ICT as an enabler for economic growth and social development in underserved areas
Low cost information systems to enable connectivity in underserved areas
ICT for education in underserved areas
ICT for efficient health delivery
Innovations in technology and knowledge transfer to underserved areas
Data generation versus security and privacy of data and people
Using Internet of things to improve quality of life in underserved communities
Open-Source Hardware/Software for IT dissemination in underserved areas
ICT for energy estimation and energy network planning
Sensing and data platforms for high-quality information on water and sanitation infrastructure systems
ICT platforms for increasing accountability in the delivery of water and sanitation services
Improving sustainability concept in underserved areas
Metrics, models and methods to assess to assess sustainability in underserved areas
Environment and water sanitation: The role of resource recovery (e.g., energy, nutrients, water) from human waste to motivate provision of complete sanitation services
Water and energy solutions for sustainable agriculture
Waste management as a mean for improving quality of life and as income activity
Is sustainable development an utopia? Climate change front of economics reality.
Innovation N Entrepreneurship in underserved areas
Models for social business and micro enterprises
Family farming as model for sustainability
Incorporating modern technology in rural areas to create entrepreneurship opportunities.
Innovation in financing and capital/energy/ICT sharing as a means to enable economic growth
Diffusion and marketing solutions for interdisciplinary solutions in underserved areas
“Citizen” as leverage for scientific research and development in underserved areas
“Local issue” research: using local stock of information necessary to increase local understanding and to produce new knowledge valuable to solve local intellectual, technical, or social issues.
City profiling and social data to improve understanding of cities evolving, citizen routines, needs, and opinions, transportation problems and pollution level within
Science and citizen participation
Integration of science with society and economy
Local production of knowledge: Content generation for/by people in underserved areas
We invite innovative and unpublished contributions at the intersection(s) of the five areas above. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by an international team of experts and accepted papers will be invited to be discussed during the first annual meeting in April, 2017. Finally, all accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.
General Chair
Cheikh M. F. Kebe, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar/ Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique, Senegal
General Co-Chair
Assane Gueye, Univerity of Maryland College Park-USA/Universite Alioune Diop, Bambey-Senegal
Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs
Austin Ezecurra, Univeristé de Vitoria Spain
Mohamed Mejri, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada
Noble Banadda, Makarere University, Uganda
Publicity and Social Media Chair
Ilincan Adrian, Université du Quebec à Rimouski, Canada
Workshops Chair
Nour Abdoul, Université Quebec Trois rivieres, Canada
Sponsorship & Exhibits Chair
Moussa Lo, Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal
Amadou Seidou Maiga, Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal
Publications Chair
Natewinde Sawadogo, UIFIC, University of Ouagadougou
Panels Chair
Bamba Gueye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal
Posters and PhD Track Chair
Senghane Mbodji, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey, Senegal
Alassane Diop, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey, Senegal
Local Chair
Ababacar Ndiaye, Universite Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, Senegal
Web Chair
Marie-Héléne Mballo, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey
Amy Séne, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey
Conference Manager
Lenka Laukova, European Alliance for Innovation
Cheikh M. F. Kebe, Université de Dakar/Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique, Senegal
Ababacar Ndiaye, Universite de Ziguinchor, Senegal
Senghane Mbodji, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey, Senegal
Adrian Ilincan, Université du Quebec à Rimouski, Canada
Abdoul Nour, Université Quebec Trois Rivieres, Canada
Natewinde Sawadogo, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Austin Ezecurra, Univeristé de Vitoria, Canada
Leary Jon Sumanik, Wind Empowerment, United Kindom
Assane Gueye, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey/University of Maryland College Park, USA
Alassane Diop, Universite Alioune Diop de Bambey/ Universite Laval, Canada
Mohamed Mejri, Universite Laval, Canada
Noble Banadda, Makarere University, Uganda
Papa A. Ndiaye, Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
Moussa Lo, Université Gaston Berger, Senegal
Amadou S. Maiga, Université Gaston Berger, Senegal
Bamba Gueye, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
Taib Fall, Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis
Nicholas Kiggundu, Makarere University, Uganda
Sherien Elagroudy, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Ramatoulaye Mbacke, Duke University, USA
Maimouna Diouf, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Nelson Kara, University of California Berkeley, USA
Ghada Basioni, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Luiz Fernando Lavado Villa, Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse, France
Papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author's kit section).
How do I submit a paper in Confy?
1. Go to Confy website (
2. Login or sign up as new user
3. Scroll the list of conferences open for submission
4. Select the name of the conference
5. Click the 'submit a paper' link and follow the instructions
Submission guidelines
Papers should be in English. Regular papers should be up to 10 pages in length.
Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review. The paper submissions must follow the SPRINGER formatting guidelines (see Author's kit section). Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

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