Call for papers: NCS Conference 2019


As the digital becomes more pervasive in our lives and work, disruption is becoming the norm. Novel data approaches to growth contribute to making society and nations smarter. Innovative and emerging technologies are increasingly being used to create new services and improve solutions in the public and private sectors. Unleashing the power of fast changing digital economies further entails utilizing better and modern ways to address the developmental challenges of disease, education, poverty and security.

When a society functions efficiently, lots of new opportunities that add significant value and tremendous economic growth are brought into existence. In addition to enabling the exploitation of data and technology platforms for innovation and productivity, Smart nations are truly independent and globally competitive with the strong ability to speedily and effectively grow talent, generate new ideas, attract investment and drive growth. There are undoubtedly challenges associated with improving agility and intelligence within the environment. Ensuring universal access to the benefits of the Digital Economies and Smart Nations is also critical and urgent.

The conference will provide opportunities to share important ideas and experiences, showcase initiatives, examine vital issues and proffer solutions that are actionable and sustainable. Building Smart Nations and Digital Economies that foster growth and make a difference to the lives of people is integral to progress in this era. NCS calls on IT professionals, interest groups and stakeholders to be part of this historic event.

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Dates: 16th to 18th July, 2019

Venue: To Be Determined

Theme: Smart Nations, Digital Economies and Meaningful Lives


  • Innovative and Disruptive Technologies in the New Economy
  • Smart Broadband, Digital infrastructure and Sharing Frameworks
  • Coding the Future of Agriculture, Health, Education and Services
  • Smart Culture, Communities and Inclusion
  • Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Future
  • Open Data, Open Government and Digital leadership
  • Women, Gender Balance and Innovation in Technology
  • Digital Law, Intellectual Property and Data Protection
  • IT in Education Policy and Management
  • Cyber Security Innovations and Opportunities
  • Smart Skills and Capabilities shaping the Digital Future
  • Economic Growth and Meaningful lives in the Digital Economy
  • Enabling the Smart Nation: Strategies and Policies
  • Education, Research and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Digital Transformation and Data Innovation

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit their full papers in English on original work for publication and presentation at the NCS 14th International Conference – Smart Nations, Digital Economies and Meaningful Lives

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by highly qualified panel of reviewers. The authors are requested to submit full paper of their original and unpublished work not later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

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Guide for Authors

  • Authors are invited to submit their full papers in English on original work intended for presentation at the Conference. Paper acceptance will be based on full paper submission
  • Papers must have relevance to one or more of the sub-themes listed
  • Initial submission must not include the authors’ names and affiliations. However, full details of authors (names, addresses and e-mails) must be included in the final camera-ready copy
  • All papers must be submitted electronically as an attached Microsoft Word document (.doc). Full papers should be mailed directly to: with the title of the paper as the subject.
  • Where there are multiple authors, only one can enjoy the 20% discount and at least one author must pre-register to qualify for inclusion of paper in conference proceedings
  • Paper acceptance will be reconfirmed after necessary corrections / modifications by reviewers have been fully carried out
  • Only full papers received on schedule will be considered
  • Selected papers may be considered for publication in International Journals, including the Journal of Computer Science and Its Applications, published biannually by Nigeria Computer Society
  • All submitted papers to NCS Conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for review or publication somewhere else during the period at which such papers are undergoing NCS review.
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Download the Call for papers here.

Important Deadlines

Submission of Full Paper – Friday, February 8, 2019
Notification of acceptance – Friday, April 12, 2019
Submission of final version – Friday, May 10, 2019

Further Information

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