Call for Papers


Advances in science and technology are the key drivers and powerhouse of economic developments. Technological developments are currently playing a remarkable contribution in the life of modern society, and scientific knowledge becomes more impactful across numerous domains of society than any time ever. In line with this, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT) is organizing the 8th International Conference on Advancements of Science and Technology (ICAST-2020).

The conference will be held on May 8-10, 2020 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. ICAST 2020 provides comprehensive platform for scientists, researchers in the academia and institutes, and experts from the industry to present the latest technological advancements, research findings, innovations, and applications in all aspects of science and technology.

The conference brings scholars, scientists, and researchers working in different disciplines together to exchange knowledge and experiences. It also fosters generation of new ideas and creates collaborative bridge and network between researchers in the academia and experts from the industry. Furthermore, poster sessions and exhibitions offer multitude of opportunities for exchange of information among scientific community and participants. Professionals from the industry, business, academia, government research and development sectors are all welcome to the ICAST 2020.

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We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  1. Theme 1: Advances in chemical, food and bioprocess engineering

Agro processing and packaging technology

  • Food and beverage processing
  • Food product development
  • Fortification and nutrition
  • Postharvest technology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Food packaging
  • Upgrading indigenous process technology

Bio process engineering g and biotechnology

  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Bio energy production
  • Food biotechnology
  • Industrial biotechnology

Process engineering

  • Process optimization
  • Reaction engineering
  • Process intensification and energy utilization
  • Product development
  • Petrochemical processing
  • Green process engineering
  • Waste management

Other emerging technology

Theme 2: Recent advances in electrical and computer engineering

  • Wireless communication, Network and signal processing
  • Photonics
  • Computer networks, ad-hoc networks, sensor networks and network security
  • Electromagnetics & RF microwave
  • Control and automation systems
  • Embedded systems and automation
  • Natural language processing
  • Digital and analog electronics, power electronics & electric drive systems
  • High performance computing architecture
  • Electrical power & energy systems
  • Renewable energy Technologies
  • Power and control aspects of smart grid
  • Electrical machines and electromagnetics
  • Power system operation and analysis

 Theme 3:  IT, Computer application technology and Communications

  • Wired, wireless network communication
  • Computer networks, ad-hoc networks,
  • Sensor and smart technology
  • Security
  • Natural language processing
  • Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Expert Systems,
  • Machine Learning, Data mining and Big data analytics
  • Telecommunication and automation systems
  • Cloud computing, fog computing and IoT
  • E- commerce, business and management
  • Software development and testing
  • Computer architecture, design and development
  • Programming and soft computing
  • Embedded systems
  • Multimedia and applications
  • High performance computing architecture

Theme 4: Advances in Civil, Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering

  • Water Resource Development, Assessment, and Planning
  • Water Quality, Sanitary Improvement, and Management
  • Soil Erosion, Reservoir and Watershed Management
  • Irrigation Water Management Systems and Technologies
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Road and Transport Engineering
  • Structural Systems Design and Optimization
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • LCA and Environmental Impact Assessment

 Theme 5: Advancements in mechanical and industrial engineering

  • Product design, development & optimization
  • Agricultural technologies
  • Mechanics & characterization of materials
  • Automotive engine & powertrain systems
  • Vehicle body engineering & aerodynamics
  • Advancements in technologies for wind, solar, geothermal & other energy sources harvesting
  • Thermal systems and energy auditing
  • Computational & numerical methods
  • Precision manufacture & metrology engineering
  • Logistics engineering & management
  • Production systems design & optimization
  • Advancements in ergonomics & safety engineering
  • Advancements in quality, maintenance & reliability engineering

Theme 6: Material science and Engineering

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics and glass
  • Composites
  • Energy
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Materials for Electronics and Photonics
  • Materials Synthesis & Processing
  • Materials Theory, Computation, and Modeling
  • Metals
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers
  • Self-Assembly and self-organization
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
23 January 2020 extended until 30 January 2020 (firm)
Notification deadline
2 March 2020 extended until 12 March 2020 (firm)
Camera-ready deadline
31 March 2020 extended until 22 September 2020
Start of Conference
2 October 2020
End of Conference
4 October 2020

Important dates (Late track)

Full Paper Submission deadline
1 July 2020
Notification deadline
13 August 2020 extended until 3 September, 2020
Camera-ready deadline
27 September 2020
Start of Conference
2 October 2020
End of Conference
4 October 2020