Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th May, 2014
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
CALL FOR PAPERS
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
There is an emerging trend worldwide of governments re-aligning their focus on GDP growth to be based on research and innovation output, rather than on the traditional sources such as mineral wealth or tourism. This shift in itself forms the backbone of sustainable development, in that it relies on an inexhaustible source of wealth. Kenya is also slowly shifting its focus to research development and innovation, as witnessed by the increased amount of funding towards research. Sustainable research has been taking a multi-disciplinary approach, where no research field can succeed on its own if it does not incorporate inputs from other fields. Another reason for the same approach may be attributed to the mobilization of resources, owing to the fact that sustainable research and innovation can be capital intensive.
The theme for the 2014 Annual Conference is “Sustainable Research and Innovation”. The wide selection of topics below allow the participants an opportunity to share experiences and articulate how their activities fit in the process of industrialization and possibly the flagship projects stipulated in the Kenya Vision 2030.
The papers to be presented will include, but are not limited to the following topics:
- Environmental management research
- Sustainable research strategies
- Energy generation and supply optimization
- New and renewable energy solutions
- Technology transfer to industry and society
- Industrialization strategies for vision 2030
- Climate change and pollution control
- Industrial processes performance and control
- Optimization strategies in transport sector
- Emerging manufacturing trends
- Power transmission and utilization
- Communication improvement strategies
- Mineral exploration, mining and processing strategies
- Industrial maintenance processes
- Quality management techniques
- Petroleum exploration and processing
Interested persons should send their information electronically to email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for receiving abstracts: 31 January 2014
Communication to authors: 15 February 2014
Deadline for receiving final paper: 21 March 2014
Communication to authors: 28 March 2014
Email abstracts and papers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid by Friday March 22, 2014:
All Participants US$ 100
Post-Graduate Students(JKUAT) US$ 50
Exhibition space will be available at the conference venue.
All Participants: US$ 100
JKUAT Members: US$ 50
JKUAT students: Free
Payment shall be by cheque in favor of the ‘JKUAT SRI CONFERENCE’, or by cash at the conference venue.
The conference will be held at the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) facilities located within the Main Campus of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Accommodation (at own expense) for conference participants can be arranged at affordable rates within the AICAD conference facility, in Thika town or in Nairobi City.
TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORT
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located about 50 kilometres from the conference venue (Juja). The main form of transport is by Taxis, which will charge about US$ 50 (KES 4,000).
International participants are encouraged to visit the numerous tourist attractions around Nairobi at their own cost. Nairobi City has a national park that offers a Safari walk, where visitors can see various wild animals in their natural habitat. A game drive may also be organized.