Call for Poster & Demos

The poster and demo session of the 1st African Cities Conference complements the research session and provides an opportunity to present recent results and innovative implementations in an informal and interactive setting. During the poster and demo session, authors are encouraged to engage directly with conference participants and discuss their work.

We invite authors to submit work related to African Cities: Digital and Smart Cities that addresses, but is not limited to, the conference research themes (See ACC's topics). However, we also welcome papers that have already been seen in other venues but are to be shared with the ACC 2023 community.

NB: Authors of research papers accepted for the Research Track are explicitly invited to present their work through a poster or demo in the Poster and Demo session to further discuss their work with the community and expand their network with other researchers.

Important dates
  • Submission deadline: April 20, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2023
  • Camera-ready Submission: May 05, 2023
  • Registration due date: May 15, 2023
  • Final video and poster submission: May 10, 2023
  • Conference date: May 23-24, 2023
Submission guidilines & Review process of Posters & Demos

Authors should submit an abstract of no more than two pages (excluding references) for review. All submissions should be written in English, following the E3S web of conference , formatting guidelines, and submitted electronically via the Easychair Submission system.

  • Demos: Demo papers should present mature or prototype systems in which practical problems of African cities are addressed. Submissions should clearly define the objective, scope and audience. All submissions should provide a URL to an online version of their demo or, alternatively, provide a URL to a video presenting the main features of their demo.
  • Posters: Posters submitted should describe recent research findings, current research projects or work in progress related to African cities. Additional links to relevant resources are encouraged to be included in the submission.

Authors should indicate whether their submission is a poster or a demonstration article. Submissions should not be anonymised. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 2 TPC members via a single-blind review process and the program chair will decide on final acceptance under the recommendation of the Poster & Demos session chairs.

Presentations and Publication of Posters & Demos

Accepted two-page Posters and Demos will be published in the proceedings of the 1st African Cities Conference, in the E3S web of conference , in open access. All accepted papers will also be available on the conference website. Authors are encouraged to upload additional material (e.g. images, videos) which will be available on the conference website. Accepted demos and posters will be required to provide a final version of their videos and posters two weeks before the conference.

At least one of the authors must be a registered conference participant, and attend the poster/demo session to present the work.

Posters & Demos Session Chairs
  • Stéphane C. K. Tékouabou, Center of Urban System CUS, UM6P, Benguérir, Morocco
  • Antoine de Padoue Nsegbe, University of Dschang, Camerooon