1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ICT FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ITS SUSTAINABILITY (ICT4NDS2018)

Date: 17th – 20th April, 2018

About the Conference

ICT4NDS2018 is the maiden International Conference on ICT for National Development and its Sustainability (ICT4NDS) organized by the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. It tends to bring together the Academia, Industry Experts, Governments and Policy Makers to discuss and address issues bordering on the application of ICT for national development as it relates to Education, health, finance and national security among others.

ICT4NDS2018 seeks research contributions in all aspects of computing, information science and communication. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Extended versions of selected papers will be published in special issues of the International Journal of Information Processing and Communication (IJIPC) and Ilorin Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology (IJCSIT) published by Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences and the Department of Computer Science University of Ilorin respectively. 

Conference Sub Themes

The conference borders on (but not limited to) the following sub themes:

Track 1: Computing and Communication Technologies

digital communications, smart grid, cloud computing, ICT in forensics, cyber security, big data analytics, data mining and data science, bioinformatics, biometrics, social networking and computing, software engineering, spectrum management and regulatory policies, universal telecommunication access, computer, network and information security, digital and wireless communication systems, telecommunication network administration.

Track 2: Information Science and Knowledge Management 

ICT skills for sustainable national development, Information provision for sustainable development in Libraries, Library and Information Centre’s role in national development, information literacy for sustainable development, metadata for sustainable information development in libraries, ICT in Library and Information centers. 

Track 3: Broadcasting and Media Studies

ICT and new media, ICT, Training and capacity building, multimedia devices and mass communication, digital broadcasting, ICT and disaster risk management, new media, social movement and democracy.

Final Paper Submission Guidelines

  • The paper must be written in English Language
  • The paper must be single-column format with single-spaced, 12 point font in the text
  • The paper must be prepared and submitted using only the Word (doc) template [link to template doc]
  • The document should be formatted for the standard A4-size paper
  • The paper length limit for full paper: 9-12 pages including all figures (Oral presentation)
  • The paper length limit for full paper: 4-6 pages including all figures(Poster presentation)
  • All papers should be submitted through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4nds2018

Important Dates

Paper submission Deadline: February 30th, 2018

Review notification: March 15th, 2018

Committees

Technical Program Committee Chairs

  • Dr. R. G. Jimoh, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Nasir Faruk, University of Ilorin, Nigeria 
  • Dr. A.O. Bajeh, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Organizing Committee Members

  • Dr R.G. Jimoh, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria - Chairman
  • Dr. A.A. Oloyode, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. N. Balogun, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Prof. K. A. Gbolagade, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria
  • Dr. L.A Olawoyin, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Prof. A. S. Sodiya, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • Dr. Haruna Chiroma, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe
  • Dr. R.A Oyekunle,   University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. Ismail Idris, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
  • Dr. O. C. Abikoye, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. Olarungbe, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. Olalere Morufu,Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
  • Dr. Bashorun, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. I. R. Salman, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Nigeria
  • Dr. Y.A Abdulrahman, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. N.T. S. Bakinde, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. Mukaila Olagunju, Federal University, Oye, Nigeria
  • Dr. Adamu I. Abubakar, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Dr. Abdullah Khan, Preston University Kohat, Pakistan  
  • Dr. Rislan Abdulazeez Kanya,  Baze University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Lubna A. Gabralla, Princess Noura University, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Younes Saadi,  University of Malaya
  • Dr. Mustapha Lambe, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. K.T Omopupa, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. R. O. Oladele, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. S. S. Abdulbaki,  University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. A. Tella, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Prof. B. O. Longe, Caleb University, Imota, Nigeria
  • Dr. L.A Azeez, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Bashorun, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. (Mrs.) K. K. Kadiri, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. (Mrs.) AbdulBaqi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Mrs Mustapha, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. (Mrs.) M. A. Mabayoje, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. N. A. Balogun, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. A. O. Bajeh, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Miss Ahmed Aminat (CISSA VP) , University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Tella, Dr. L. Mustapha, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. La’aro, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Nasir Faruk, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Aisha Salawu, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Olaringbe, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. A.A. Oloyode, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. L.A Olawoyin, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. R.A Oyekunle , University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. O. C. Abikoye, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Olarungbe, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. A.O Ameen, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Bashorun, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Y.A Abdulrahman, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. N.T. S. Bakinde, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. Mustapha Lambe, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. K.T Omopupa, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. S. S. Abdulbaki, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. A. Tella, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. L.A Azeez, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Dr. A.O Ameen, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria
  • Dr. Shfi’i Muhammad Abdulhamid,  Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Dr. Muhammed Joda Usman, Bauchi State University, Gadau  
  • Dr. Lanre Olatomiwa, Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Dr. Mukhtar Fatihu Hamza, Bayero University Kano
  • Dr. Mohammed Aliyu Gadam, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
  • Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
  • Dr. Dada Emmanuel Gbenga, University of Maiduguri
  • Dr. Lawal M. BELLO, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • Dr. Ibiseye Obiyemi, Osun State University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Bala Salihu Alhaji, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
  • Dr. Suleiman Zubair, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
  • Dr. Emmanuel Adebata, Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Dada Emmanuel Gbenga, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Prof. Dahiru S. SHUAIBU, Bayero University, Kano.
  • Dr. Mutafungwa Edward, Aalto University, Finland
  • Dr. Maaruf Ali, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Gokop Longinus Goteng, Queen’s Mary University, London
  • Dr. Kennedy Okafor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Dr. A.D. Usman, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Engr. Segun Popoola, Covenant University, Nigeria.

Registration 

Status

Deadline 

Amount (N)

Early Bird

February 15th, 2018

20, 000

Late Registration

March 30th, 2018 

25, 000

Student

March 30th, 2018

10, 000

Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Dr. R.G. Jimoh: +234 816 842 1369

Dr. A. Salman: +234 813 295 0071

Dr. Nasir Faruk: +234 803 242 8141

Dr. A. O. Bajeh: +234 809 227 2747

Updates

EasyChair Web Link:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ict4nds2018

Click here for information on Pre-conference workshop

The Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, will hold the 10th Annual M. M. A. Akanbi Public Lecture this Thursday (December 14, 2017).

The Lecture, entitled “To Restructure or Not to Restructure: The New Swan Song of the Nigerian Elites”, will be delivered by Mallam Yusuf O. Ali (SAN) at the Faculty of Law Auditorium by 10.00a.m.

A statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin indicated that the Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdulfattah Ahmed, will be the Special Guest of Honour while the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, is the Chief Host.

Members of the University Community and the general public are cordially invited.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Theme:  Conducting High Impact Research and Publishing in Top Tier ISI WoS Indexed Journals  

Date: April 17, 2018. 

Venue: Computer Laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, FCIS, UNILORIN

Time: 9am – 6pm.  

Objective: To enhance participant’s skills of conducting high impact research towards national development & publishing the results in top tier ISI WoS journals.      

Workshop Highlights

  • Academic databases e.g WoS, Scopus, PubMed., etc.
  • Computation of ISI WoS impact factor.
  • Identifying quartile ranking of ISI WoS indexed journals (Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4).
  • Techniques and skills required to publish in high impact factor ISI WoS journals.
  • The pitfalls and secret to successfully penetrate ISI WoS indexed journals.
  • What ISI WoS indexed journals chief editors & reviewers are looking for?
  • Overcoming the challenges of ISI WoS indexed journals high rate of rejections.   
  • ISI WoS indexed journals literature review standard.
  • Scholar Metrics: Productivity/collaboration, scholar impact, H-Index and citations.
  • Research and scholar visibility e.g ResearcherID, ORCID, etc.
  • TETFund Research grants.
  • TETFund New Key Performance Index: IBR, NBR and Int. Conf.  

Registration Details: Registration fee is N10, 000 for participants from other institutions and N7,000 for participants from university of Ilorin. Interested scholars are required to send their full name, institution, scan copy of the proof of payment (made to the account below), phone number and status: lecturer or student to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 09022093785 for booking. Booking is on first come first served due to limited facilities. 

Account Detail:

Account Name: Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences 10th Anniversary

Account No.: 1013386202

Banker: Zenith Bank

Workshop Activities 

Session

                        Topic 

           Speaker

Time

Session 1

Academic databases and search techniques

Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital

9am – 10:30am 

Session 2

Conducting high impact research and publishing the results in tier 1 ISI WoS indexed journals 

Dr. Haruna Chiroma

11  - 1pm  

Session 3

ISI WoS standard systematic and critical literature review 

Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital 

2pm – 3pm

Session 4

General overview of authorship, collaborations, performance metrics and scholar/research visibility 

Dr. Haruna Chiroma 

4pm – 6pm

Target audience: Lecturers, TETFund research grant scholars, potential TETfund research grant scholars, industry R and D personnel, active researchers with zeal to publish in high impact journals and postgraduate students.   

Target institutions: University of Ilorin and any other institution across Nigeria.   

Facilitators 

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Haruna Chiroma possessed B.Tech., Msc, and Ph.D.  He has published over 100 academic articles including ISI WoS indexed journals such as Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) Q1, PLoS ONE Q1, International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier) Q1, Applied Energy (Elsevier) Q1, Neural Computing and Applications (Springer) Q1, SpringerPLus (Springer) Q2, etc. He is a reviewer for 14 ISI WoS indexed journals with impact factor. Chiroma is an Editor – Telecommunication, Computing, Electronic and Control Journal TELKOMNIKA – (Scopus Indexed), leading Guest Editor in Journal of Optimization (ESCI – WoS indexed) – Hindawi. Volume Editor of an edited book in Green Energy and Technology series (Scopus indexed) - Springer. He has been a technical programme committee member for more than 20 high profile international conferences – Springer, IEEE, etc. H-index as @ 2 January, 2018: Google Scholar 9, Scopus 7 and ISI WoS 5. He was invited by QS world universities ranking body Intelligent Unit in 2017 to evaluate research strength of universities in computer science. Chiroma is presently a lecturer at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe and visiting senior lecturer at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.     

Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital is a senior lecturer at the Mathematical Science Department of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. He received his B.Tech., Msc., and PhD in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, respectively. He has published over 50 academic articles in international journals including ISI WoS indexed journals with impact factor such as Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing (Q4), Applied Soft Computing (Q1), IEEE Access (Q1), PLoS ONE (Q1), etc., international conference proceedings and book chapters with renown publishers like Springer.    

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) held its 49th Annual National Conference/Workshop at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, between October 31 and November 2, 2017.

Several papers were presented on topical issues in the field of  Human Resources.

The University of Ilorin delegation was led by the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi. Other members of the delegation include Mrs. R. A. Okojie, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Mr. K. K. Babamale, Mr. Y. K. A. Kareem, Mrs. T. T. Adeoti, Mrs. A. Q. Ibrahim, and Mr. S. O. Ahon-Usi.