Call for Papers

Original research papers containing new research findings which have not been submitted concurrently to any other publication outlets such as conferences, journals, and books are sought from authors.


The objective of ICICT is to support and stimulate active productive research which could strengthen the technical foundations of engineers and scientists in the continent, develop strong technical foundations and skills and lead to new small to medium enterprises within the African sub-continent. We also seek to encourage the emergence of functionally skilled technocrats within the continent.

Tutorials and Sessions which will impact and enhance postgraduate research within the continent will be considered. Training Workshops on research software tools such as Matlab, SPSS, Scilab, LINUX, Althium, Genesys, COMSOL Multiphysics and others are welcome.

The conference also provides a forum for students to compete for best papers and receive an award. Registration fees for student authors are also discounted.

We invite research papers, workshop proposals, and panel proposals on the following topics listed below.

Technical Program Tracks.

  1. Devices and Mobile Phone Applications and Software
  2. Wireless Mobile Communications (3G, 4G, and 5G)
  3. Sensors and Remote Sensing
  4. ICT, e-Learning, and e-Education
  5. ICT for Development
  6. Smart Grid and Energy Harvesting
  7. Telecommunications
  8. Applied Mathematics
  9. Computer Networks
  10. Scientific Computing
  11. Computational Intelligence and Forensics
  12. Environmental and Sustainability
  13. Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering
  14. Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, and Virtualisations
  15. ICT in Food Security
  16. Data Science and Big Data
  17. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  18. Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biological Sciences)
  19. Engineering (Electrical and Electronics)
  20. Library and Information Science
  21. GIS and Geospatial Sciences
  22. Business Information Systems and Information Management Systems
  23. Others

Demonstrators and Products Tracks

ICICT has made provision in 2018 for display and demonstration of working software and hardware that are relevant to the African manufacturing base. We will consider working prototypes from university students, staff, and industry.

The deadline for submission of expression of interest is 30th September, 2018

Paper submission

Call for Papers

Original research papers containing new research findings which have not been submitted concurrently to any other publication outlets such as conferences, journals, and books are sought from authors.

  • Full-length papers must be limited to six pages A4 single-line spacing (10 points font size minimum) and formatted following the IEEE conference paper format.
  • Student papers are limited to between three and four pages A4 single-line spacing.
  • ICICT has adopted the IEEE referencing format for all its publications.
    Paper submission is via EDAS.
  • Authors should access EDAS through the conference site for all submissions and by all means, do not email papers directly to Track or Conference Chairpersons as this makes reviewing your papers messy and difficult.
  • All papers submitted to the conference will be reviewed by at least two international reviewers.
  • Papers which are registered and presented during the conference will be included in the conference proceedings with an ISBN to facilitate access and reference.


  • Deadline for expression of interest in ICICT Tutorials:   30th July 2018
  • Demonstrators and Products Tracks:                                     30th July 2018
  • Deadline for notification of Tutorials                                        10th August 2018
  • Deadline for submission of student abstracts:                    13th September 2018
  • Deadline for submission of full-length papers (Extended):     12th October 2018
  • Deadline of notification of authors:                                           30th October 2018

Click here to submit your paper

Post Conference Publications:

All papers accepted and presented at the conference will be submitted to Compendex and SCOPUS for indexing. If and when we secure the IEEE technical sponsorship, reviewed papers which meet the IEEE requirements and presented during the conference will be forwarded to the IEEE for consideration for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore.
Despite the above undertaking, authors whose papers are found to be technically relevant and suitable as possible journal publications will be invited to extend their ICICT conference papers to full length Journal papers of not less than 12 pages. Such extensions must ensure that the extended paper is clearly significantly different in contents from the paper presented during the conference. They will be further reviewed and if the extended papers are accepted by the Journals they will be included in special 2018 issues of:

  1. Zambian ICT Journal (Published by ICT Society of Zambia)
  2. African Journal of Information and Communication Technology
  3. African Journal of Informatics
  4. Journal of Machine to Machine Communications (River Publishers, Denmark; 2018 Issues);

Previous Publications

  1. Proceedings of PACT 2013, Lusaka Zambia in IEEE Xplore
  2. Proceedings of PACT 2014, Arusha Tanzania in IEEE Xplore
  3. Proceedings of ICICT2017, Lusaka in Zambia ICT Journal

Organising committee

Local Organising Committee

The following are the contact details of the Local Organising Committee

(1) Prof. Jameson Mbale LOC Chair(Copperbelt University)
(2) Prof. Douglas Kunda Co – Chair (Mulungushi University)
(3) Dr. Josephat Kalezhi Co – Chair (Copperbelt University)
(4) Dr. Jackson Phiri Co – Chair (The University of Zambia)
(5) Dr. Simon Tembo Co – Chair (The University of Zambia)
(6) Mr. Ariel Phiri Member (IEEE, Zambia Section)
(7) Mr. Bonny Khunga Member (ZAMREN)
(8) Mr. Alick Siankumo Member (Member ICT Society of Zambia President)
(9) Dr. Christopher Chembe Member (Mulungushi University)

Technical Committee

  • Prof Johnson I Agbinya (Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
  • Prof. Hastings Libati (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia)
  • Prof. Jameson Mbale (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia)
  • Dr Paul Kogeda (Tshwane University of Technology, Dretoria, South Africa)
  • Mrs. Monica M M. Kabemba (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Mayumbo Nyirenda (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Simon Tembo (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Bob Jere (ZCAS, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Faustin Banda (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Josephat Kalezhi (Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia)
  • Dr. Evans Lampi (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Mr. Bonny Khunga (ZAMREN, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr Vitalis Ndume (NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania)
  • Mr Ramadhani Sinde (NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania)
  • Dr Jackson Phiri (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr Yaw Nkansah-Gyekye (NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania)
  • Mr David Zulu (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Prof. Douglas Kunda (Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia)
  • Dr. Collins Chinyama Kachaka, The University of Zambia
  • Dr Yesufu Thomas (OAU, Nigeria)
  • Dr. Chiyaba Njovu (ZICAS)
  • Dr. Zaipuna O. Yonah (Chairperson IEEE Tanzania Section)
  • Prof Ito Atsushi (Utsunomiya University, Japan)
  • Ms. Dina Machuve (NM-AIST, Arusha, Tanzania)
  • Dr. Sam Anael (Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology, Tanzania)
  • Prof. Ryszard Klempous (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Prof. Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres (University of Malaga, Spain)
  • Prof. Taan Elali (King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)
  • Prof. Christian Omlin (University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Dr. Khalid Aboura (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia)
  • Dr. Frank Jiang (ADFA, Australia)
  • Mr Samson Chibuta (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Rashed Saeed (IIUM, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Theophile K. Dagba (University of Benin, Bénin Republic)
  • Prof. Marc Lobelle (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
  • Prof. Jerzy Surma (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland)
  • Prof. Olgierd Unold (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • Dr Daton MEDENOU (University of Abomey-Calavi, Bénin)
  • Dr. Habatwaa V. Mweene ( The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr David Chisanga (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Dr. Christopher Chembe (Mulungushi University, Kabwe, Zambia)

Honorary Committee

  1. Prof. Johnson I. Agbinya (Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
  2. Prof. Lisa Seymour (UCT, South Africa)
  3. Prof. Luke E. Mumba (VC, University of Zambia
  4. Prof. Prof. Hellicy C. Ng’ambi (VC, Mulungushi University)
  5. Prof. Naison Ngoma (VC, Copperbelt University)
  6. Prof. Hastings M. Libati (Copperbelt University, Zambia)
  7. Dr. Alfred J. Sumani (Director, National Science and Technology Council)
  8. Director (ZICTA)

Conference Chairs

  • Professor Jameson Mbale, Chair Technical Program Committee, Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia (Contact by email)
  • Prof. Douglas Kunda Co – Chair (Mulungushi University)
  • Dr. Kalezhi Secretariat (Copperbelt University)
  • Dr. Jackson Phiri Secretariat (University of Zambia)

Conference partners