[gaia] Fw: CFP - AUC International Conference for Research on African Challenges (ICRAC), Dec. 4-5, 2019, AUC Campus New Cairo, Egypt

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Gareth Tyson,
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From: Tamer ElBatt <tamer.elbatt@aucegypt.edu>;
Sent: 06 April 2019 06:31
To: Gareth Tyson
Subject: CFP - AUC International Conference for Research on African Challenges (ICRAC), Dec. 4-5, 2019, AUC Campus New Cairo, Egypt


Dear Gareth,

As promised, here is the AUC ICRAC 2019 CFP.

This email is to solicit submissions to the "Poverty in the Digital World" sub-track of the AUC International Conference for Research on African Challenges (ICRAC), No Poverty, organized by the American University in Cairo (AUC) on Dec. 4-5, 2019, AUC Campus New Cairo, Egypt.

Abstract submission deadline is May 15th, 2019.

The CFP can be found at the link below:
https://www.aucegypt.edu/research/conferences/international-conference-african-challenges


Given your track record in ICTD, would greatly appreciate your help circulating this CFP within the ICTD research circles you know.

Looking forward to submissions from your research group.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

ICRAC Sub-Track S7: Poverty in the Digital World

The ICRAC conference sub-track on "Poverty in the digital world" solicits original, unpublished work on the key role of information and computing technologies in realizing Digital Transformation which is projected to play a pivotal role in combating poverty and developing societies in disadvantaged, rural communities in Africa, in particular, and in developing countries around the globe. This includes, but is not limited to, the important role of innovative digital technologies in:

* Understanding and analyzing poverty dynamics

* Smart agriculture and food security

* Public safety and security

* Combating illiteracy and education

* Management of natural resources

* Preventing energy poverty

* P2P energy trading in micro grids and energy storage

* Healthcare services, public health and preventive medicine

* Reducing unemployment rates

* Financial inclusion, rural finance and trading

* Digital transformation for Economic growth

* Rural Transportation

* Cost-effective Internet connectivity for rural, underserved communities

* Society development and sustainable societies

* Services on the go, e.g., mHealth, mLearning, mTrade, etc.


*** SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ***

Authors can submit their abstracts at the following link:

https://www.conftool.org/icrac2019/

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Further submission guidelines can be found

in the CFP at:

https://www.aucegypt.edu/research/conferences/international-conference-african-challenges


*** IMPORTANT DATES ***

Abstract Submission Opens: March 20th, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2019

*** SUB-TRACK ORGANIZERS ***

Chair: Tamer ElBatt
Co-Chair: Arjuna Sathiaseelan

*** VENUE ***

To take a look at the AUC campus and meeting facilities, please follow the following link:

https://www.aucegypt.edu/about/visitor-information/new-cairo-campus

Best Regards,

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Tamer ElBatt
Associate Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
The American University in Cairo (AUC)
tamer.elbatt@aucegypt.edu<mailto:tamer.elbatt@aucegypt.edu>
(O) +202 2615 2977
https://www.aucegypt.edu/fac/tamerel-batt