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11th International Applied Research Conference And Technology Fair

INTRODUCTION

The Directorate of Research and Innovation (DRI) has commenced work on the organization of the 11th International Applied Research Conference (IARC) and Technology Fair and wishes to bring to the attention of Main Committee Members the proposed framework for the programme.

 

  1. DATE AND DURATION

The proposed date for the Conference is 15th – 18th June, 2021.

The proposed schedule to this effect is outlined in a table below:

S/N DATE TIME ACTIVITY
1. Tuesday, 15th June, 2021 4pm Arrival and Registration

Pre-Conference Seminar and Training

Educational tour, Evening cocktail

2. Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 9am Opening Ceremony

Practitioner Presentations

Paper Presentations (Part I)

Exhibition

3. Thursday, 17th June, 2021 9am Practitioner  Presentations

Main Paper Presentations (Part II)

Closing Ceremony/Awards and Dinner

4. Friday, 18th June, 2021 Departure

 

  1. PROPOSED THEMES, STREAMS AND VENUES

The proposed theme for the Conference is “Promoting Collaborative Research in Intelligent Technologies in Ghana:  Plans, Resources, Sustainability and Growth”.

 

In addition to the main theme, there will be six (6) sub-themes. These sub-themes represents research areas that authors will have to address to have their papers accepted for presentation at the Conference. Again, there will be expects to give keynote addresses in each sub-theme.

 

The proposed sub-themes and the suggested keynote speakers are:

S/N Proposed Sub-Theme Keynote Speaker
1. Adoption of Intelligent Technologies and Environmental Sustainability Yet to be decided
2. Promoting Intelligent Technologies and Intrapreneurship /Entrepreneurship Yet to be decided
3. Disruptive Interventions in Health Yet to be decided
4. Adoption of Mechatronic Engineering in promoting industrial growth Yet to be decided
5. Adoption of Intelligent Technologies in

E-Learning and Research

Yet to be decided
6. Adoption of Intelligent Technologies in Economics, Business, Agriculture and Finance Yet to be decided

 

Venues

The proposed venues for the various streams are presented in a table below:

 

S/N SESSION VENUE
1. Opening Ceremony/ Practitioner Presentations Abba Bentil Andam Theatre
2. Session I FBMS Staff Common Room
3. Session II FAST Staff Common Room
4. Session III FoE Staff Common Room
5. Session IV FBNE Staff Common Room
6. Session V Henry Appiah Conference Room
7. Exhibition Ceremonial Grounds
8. Closing Ceremony/Dinner KTU Campus

 

  1. TYPE OF PRESENTATIONS

The accepted forms of presentation at the 11th IARC will be:

  1. Practitioner Presentations
  2. Main Conference Presentations
  3. Round table/Panel discussions
  4. Poster Presentations
  5. Online Presentations
  6. Exhibition (will include inventions from technical schools in the region)

 

  1. TARGET GROUP

The conference seeks to bring on board all the stakeholders in the achievement of sustainable development goals and the overall national sustainable economic and industrial growth. As a result, it will engage individuals, groups and organizations from:

  • Universities
  • Polytechnics
  • Other Tertiary Institutions
  • Professional Bodies/Groups
  • Industry
  • Research Institutions (e.g. CRIG, CSIR, I.E.A., CPMR, etc.)
  • Technical Institutions
  • Any other interested persons or institutions not mentioned above
  • Collaborating foreign institutions

 

  1. NETWORKING EVENTS

It is proposed that the under listed activities will enhance networking during the programme and also increase number of participants in subsequent events:

 

S/N DATE TIME ACTIVITY
1. Tuesday, 15th June, 2021 1:30pm Educational Tour/ Evening Cocktail
2. Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 6:00pm Informal Evening/Live Band
3. Thursday, 17th June, 2021 6:00pm Closing Ceremony/Dinner and Awards

 

  1.      TIME TABLE FOR CALL AND REVIEW OF PAPERS        

               The details are as follows:

S/N SUBMISSION OF PAPERS DEADLINE DURATION
       i.

i.     1

Call for Papers:

 

·  Submission of abstract Communication  of acceptance of abstracts

·  Submission of full paper

June 01, 2020 – December 30, 2020

September 30, 2020 – October 06, 2020

 

November 30, 2020

 

 24 Weeks

 

16 weeks

     ii. Submission of papers for review December 01-15, 2020 15 days
   iii. Review Period December 04, 2020 –  February 28, 2021 12 weeks 2 days
   iv. Communication of acceptance of papers to presenters March 07, 2021
     v. Registration March 07 – May 11, 2021 9 weeks 2 Days
   vi.

 

Submission of revised papers March 21, 2021
  vii. Preparation of programme and Book of Abstracts April 01-30, 2021 4       weeks
viii. Resubmission to Reviewers for confirmation of modifications March 25- 30, 2021 5 days
   ix. Resubmission to authors for further modification (if necessary) April 02-06, 2021 4 days
     x. Submission of final abstracts, profiles by authors and Keynote Speakers April 13, 2021
   xi. Submission of final papers and PowerPoint presentations April 30, 2021
  xii. Submission of all presentations from authors and practioners. May 15, 2021

 

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