IEEE AFRICON 2017 – Submission deadline extended to 8 May

Please note that the submission deadline for IEEE AFRICON has been extended to Monday 8 May 2017.

IEEE AFRICON 2017 is the premier biennial event of the IEEE in Africa. This flagship conference gives academic and industry attendees the opportunity to share their research. The event will be hosted in the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront Cape Town, South Africa, from 18 to 20 September 2017 and is co-sponsored by IEEE Region 8, IEEE South Africa Section, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the University of Pretoria and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Cape Town has established itself as a world class tourist destination. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is a unique setting with a working harbour and scenic views of Table Mountain, combined with restaurants, shopping, street music, museums, an aquarium, and the starting point for day trips further afield to renowned wineries and the Cape of Good Hope.

The conference covers the full spectrum of IEEE activities. Prospective authors are requested to focus on key areas relevant to Africa such as power and energy, remote sensing, engineering for healthcare, communication networks and education technologies.

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers in English. Papers are limited to six (6) pages. Authors must adhere to the IEEE Conference written paper format. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE AFRICON 2017 proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Prospective Sponsors can express their interest by contacting with a subject line: Sponsor. Significant sponsors will be afforded the opportunity of a Keynote Address.

Please consult the conference website for more information and regular updates at

To make the visit even more attractive and valuable AFRICON 2017 is co-located with the International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2017), , taking place from 20 – 22 September 2017.

Important deadlines:

Submission of papers: 8 May 2017

Notification to Authors: 30 June 2017

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