EAI ICAST 2021 will be held as an on-site conference with an option to present remotely.

(Or as a fully-fledged online conference, if the situation prevents the event from taking place on-site)

Accepted Authors who are unable to attend the event in person will be given an option to present remotely. In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. EAI is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the event in 2021.

Check the program!

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Keynote speakers
Prof. Yong Tang
Title: The hierarchy of knowledge in machine learning and related fields and its consequences
Prof. Tao Li
Title: Digitalization and automation in agriculture and potential applications in Low-income countries
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Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library (Part I and Part II).


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, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, Zentralblatt MATH.

Authors of selected best accepted and presented 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:


Track 1: Chemical, Food and Bioprocess Engineering

A.) Agro processing and nutrition:

  • Post harvest engineering and management
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Indigenous process technology
  • Food product development
  • Food quality, safety and standardization
  • Food packaging
  • Postharvest technology
  • Food and nutrition
  • Nutrition in health and disease
  • Functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Maternal and adolescent nutrition
  • Infant and young child nutrition
  • Agriculture to nutrition linkages
  • Food value chain

B.) Environmental engineering and biotechnology:

  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Energy and environment
  • Bio energy production
  • Food biotechnology and microbial fermentation
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Health biotechnology

C.) Process engineering:

  • Process optimization
  • Separation science and technology
  • Reaction engineering
  • Process intensification and energy utilization
  • Product development
  • Petrochemical processing
  • Green process engineering
  • Valorization

D.) Emerging technology

Track 2: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Signal and Image Processing and Machine Learning
  • Network and Wireless Communication
  • Space and Satellite Communication Engineering
  • RF, Microwave and Millimeter (mm) Wave Technology
  • Optics and Photonics
  • MEMS and Microsystems
  • Solid-State Devices & Nanotechnology
  • Sensor Devices and Systems
  • Control and Automation Systems
  • Embedded Systems and Automation
  • Digital and Analog Electronics, Power Electronics & Electric Drive Systems
  • Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • Electrical Machines and Electromagnetics
  • Efficient Lighting and Renewable Energy Technology
  • High Voltage Technology and Transmission Engineering
  • Power System Automation and Smart Grid
  • Artificial Intelligence in Power System
  • Power system planning and distribution

 Track 3:  ICT, Software and Hardware Engineering

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

Track 4: Civil, Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering

  • Surface and Ground Water Resources Development, Assessment, and Planning
  • Reservoir Operations and Management
  • Hydrological Responses to Human activities and Climate changes
  • Soil Erosion/Sediment and Watershed Management
  • Water Quality, Sanitary Improvement, and Management
  • Waste Treatment Technologies and  Management System
  • Irrigation Performance, Water Management Systems and Technologies
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • Soil dynamics and Earthquake
  • Pavement materials, design, Construction and Management system
  • Road and Transport Engineering
  • Structural system Analysis,  Design and Optimization
  • Life Cycle Assessment  and Environmental Impact Assessment

 Track 5: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  • Product design, development & optimization
  • Agricultural technologies
  • Mechanics & characterization of materials
  • Automotive engine & powertrain systems
  • Vehicle body engineering & aerodynamics
  • 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

Track 6: Material Science and Engineering

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramics and glasses
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Materials for Electronics and Photonics
  • Materials Synthesis, Characterizations & Processing
  • Materials Theory, Computation, and Modeling
  • Metals
  • Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
  • Polymers
  • Self-Assembly and self-organization
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Catalysis and Membrane Technology
  • Wastewater Treatment Technology

Track 7: Energy Science, Engineering and Policy

  • Advancements in technologies for wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and other energy sources harvesting and applications
  • Thermal systems, thermal comfort, and buildings
  • Energy systems modeling and optimization
  • Fuel cell and energy storage technology
  • Energy auditing, management, policy, and economics
  • Bio-Energy Technology
  • Materials for energy conversion

About ICAST 2021

Science and technological developments are currently playing a remarkable contribution in the life of modern society across the world, and scientific knowledge becomes more impactful across numerous domains of society than at any time ever. Universities and Technology Institutes have been playing a significant role in these developments through teaching, research and community services activities, and organizing research conferences. In line with this, thus, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology (BiT) is organizing the 9th International Conference on Advancements of Science and Technology (ICAST-2021).

The conference will be held on August 27–29, 2021 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. This conference provides a comprehensive platform for scientists, researchers, engineers and practitioners 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 for the scientific contribution and setting out directions of further studies.

The conference aims to bring together leading research scholars, academic scientists, and researchers working in different disciplines to exchange knowledge and experiences. It also fosters the generation of new ideas and helps to strengthen future institutional and research collaborations and networks between researchers in the academia and experts from the industry. Therefore, professionals from the industry, business, academia, government research, and development sectors are all welcome to the ICAST 2021.

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.

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Previous ICAST editions

2020 – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
2019 – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
2018 – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
2017 – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
2016 – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia