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:[link will be made available soon] 

Important Dates

Paper submission Deadline: February 30th, 2018

Review notification: March 15th, 2018

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

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.

Theme: Managing Human and Natural Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges

Sudden and (un)foreseen19 human and natural exigencies test the capacities of state institutions on one hand and expose the fragility of social cohesion and individual resilience on the other. Much as advanced countries with functional institutions are able to forecast, as much as possible, and respond to natural and human disasters especially those caused by violent conflicts, terrorist attacks, wars and low-intensity conflicts continue to test the resolve and capacity of stakeholders in the management of disasters and their attendant humanitarian crises across the world.

As a country that is living through complex security challenges that have created series of humanitarian challenges, rethinking and exploring novel means of forecasting and responding to human and natural disasters require putting all hands on deck. Mindful of the gains being recorded in Nigeria's war against terror and other forms of disasters arising from violence in some parts of the country, taking a holistic and proactive look at disaster management has become imperative.

The Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, considers it timely to create a platform of interaction among scholars, administrators and other critical stakeholders in the management of human and natural disasters, cognisant of the broad ramifications that disasters and emergencies have on state institutions and society as attested to during the Ebola Virus crisis of 2014. This is why the Centre opines that in creating a safer and more secure world, the time for town and gown collaboration and inter-disciplinary cooperation is now.

Flowing from the foregoing, the 5th Biennial International Conference of the Centre is hinged on critically taking a holistic look at existing policies, practices and strategies of managing human and natural disasters in the country.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: 30th of October 2017

NOTIFICATION OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACTS: 5th of November, 2017

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS: 18th of November, 2017

ARRIVAL: 20th of November, 2017

OPENING CEREMONY: 21st of November, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. Prompt

CLOSING CEREMONY: 23rd of November 2017

REGISTRATION FEES:

Paper Presenters:    N15,000

International Participants:  $100

Other Participants: N10,000

All Payments Should Be Made To:

Account Name: Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies

Account Number:  1100024186

Bank Name: Unilorin Microfinance Bank

Full Conference Papers must be submitted in MS Word, Times New Roman, Size 12 Point and not more than 20 pages

Reference Style must be in American Psychological Association (APA) Format

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Ursula Oswald Spring

Secretary-General, International Peace Research Association (IPRA)

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 

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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.

APPROVED PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FOR 33RD FOUNDERS DAY AND CONVOCATION CEREMONY

1. Friday, 13th October 2017

a. Vice Chancellor’s press briefing.

b. Book Presentation in Honor of Outgoing Vice Chancellor

Venue: University Auditorium.

Time: 10am prompt

2. Tuesday 17th October 2017

Convocation Play

Title: Susan Wenger (Adunni Olorisa), By Kehinde Adedamola Olalusi

Venue: Performing Arts Theatre

Time: Two shows at 4 and 6pm

3. Thursday 19th October 2017

a) Convocation Lecture

Lecturer: Professor Chris Imafidon

Chair, Excellence in Education Programme (Oxford, UK), World Renowned

Adviser to Presidents, Governments, Monarchs and Corporate Leaders.

Topic: The Genius in You: New Tools, Techniques and Technology for Developing

the Individual and Institutional Greatness.

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt

b) Chancellor’s Cocktail in Honor of Convocation Lecturer

Venue: Multipurpose Hall.

Time: 2pm

4. Friday 20th October 2017

a) Convocation Day 1.

Award of Prizes, First Degrees and Diplomas for Faculties of Arts, Education,

Law, Management Sciences and Social Sciences

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt

5. Saturday 21st October 2017

Convocation Day 2

a) Award of Prizes, First Degrees for Faculties of Agriculture, Engineering & Tech, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Communication and Information Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences Physical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas.

Venue: University Auditorium

Time: 10am Prompt

 b) Commissioning of Projects

Venue: Project Sites

Time: 1.00 pm

c) Convocation Luncheon and Merit Awards

Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall

Time: 3pm: