Participate online from wherever you are

EAI AFRICOMM  2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
If the local situation allows it, the event will take place on-site in its original location with an option for all authors to present remotely. In any case,
all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences here.
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Meet the Keynote Speaker!
Ian F. Akyildiz
Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
Abu Dhabi, UA
Title: Maritime Communication: Research Challenges And Directions
F. Mekuria
Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, South Africa
Title: Smart Spectrum Sharing A path to Connect the Unconnected and Address 5G&Beyond High Spectrum Demand

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from wherever you are!

Get the same full publication and indexing, enjoy EAI’s fair evaluation and recognition, present your paper to a global audience, and experience virtual meetings live as well as
on-demand from the safety and comfort of your home.

Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience.

Find out what EAI conference live streams look like and discover unique benefits
that online participation brings you - learn more.

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- The first open and transparent way of recognizing great researchers worldwide
- Credits are awarded to all authors based on review, but regardless of acceptance
- Members with top 0.1% EAI Index at the end of the year will become EAI Fellows

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Watch the full recording of the EAI AFRICOMM 2020 livestream (Keynotes: Prof. Aminata Garba, Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Prof. Nick Feamster, University of Chicago & Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, Technische Universität Berlin) and get involved in this edition!
Registration is now open, don’t miss the early-bird fee!
Discover the Accepted Papers of EAI AFRICOMM 2021!
Take a look back at the previous edition of AFRICOMM here.
AFRICOMM 2021 supports revolutionary EAI Community Review, find out more here.
Every author receives EAI Index credits – regardless of acceptance. Learn more about EAI’s Recognition Program here.
Get real feedback on your presentation from other registrants via EAI Compass.

Welcome to the EAI Community

Let the EAI Community help you build your career with collaborative research, objective evaluation, and fair recognition:

  • Extra visibility for your paper and fair review  →  Community Review
  • Get credits to receive membership ranks and global recognition  →  EAI Index
  • Real-time evaluation and feedback on your presentation on-site  →  EAI Compass


Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:


  • Internet of Things
  • Energy-aware ICT infrastructure
  • Smart cities and infrastructure
  • Ubiquitous networks and ICT infrastructures for critical environmental conditions,
  • ICT services based on alternative energies,
  • Existing/emerging wireless broadband access technologies such as LTE, 5G, and 6G, drone and geospatial technologies,
  • ICT security and privacy
  • Innovative mobile technologies and solutions
  • Blockchain technology
  • ICT for creative and digital economy
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing with a focus on African languages
  • Deep learning and big data
  • Social networks
  • e-Government and e-services
  • Cloud computing
  • and applications of smart solutions to emergency and disaster management including solutions to address impact of pandemics such as COVID-19 in education, health, business and other social services.

About AFRICOMM 2021

Deploying efficient and effective ICT infrastructures, solutions, and services when limited resources are available is a daunting task. This has been a topic of great concern to researchers and practitioners alike, who are working to promote the diffusion of ICT in developing countries. EAI AFRICOMM 2021 aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in ICT to discuss issues and trends, recent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-Infrastructure and e-Services along with their associated policy and regulations with a deep focus on developing countries.

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

EAI‘s mission is to create an environment that rewards excellence transparently, and builds recognition objectively regardless of age, economic status or country of origin, where no membership fees or closed door committees stand in the way of your research career.

Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Important dates

Main Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
20 May 19 July 2021
Notification deadline
19 August 30 September 2021
Camera-ready deadline
21 October 10 November 2021
Start of Conference
1 December 2021
End of Conference
3 December 2021

Late Track

Full Paper Submission deadline
10 August 30 August 2021
Notification deadline
15 September 30 September 2021
Camera-ready deadline
21 October 10 November 2021

Workshop Tracks

Full Paper Submission deadline
31 July 30 August 2021
Notification deadline
14 September 15 October 2021
Camera-ready deadline
31 October 10 November 2021

Previous AFRICOMM editions

2020 – Virtual conference
2019 – Porto-Novo, Benin
2018 – Dakar, Senegal
2017 – Lagos, Nigeria
 – Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2015 – Cotonou, Benin
2014 – Kampala, Uganda
2013 – Blantyre, Malawi
2012 – Yaounde, Cameroon
2011 – Zanzibar, Tanzania
2010 – Cape Town, South Africa
2009 – Maputo, Mozambique