INTERSOL 2019 – 3rd EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas

Faculty of Engineering
Ain Shams University Campus

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Open Remarks given by:   Prof. Amr Adly, Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research for Univ. Affairs at Ministry of HE & Scientific Research.


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Keynote Speaker 1 :

Invited Keynote Speaker :
Dr. Arame Tall
Climate Change & Sustainable Development Expert, World Bank
Title of Talk : Environment and Climate Change Adaptation

Keynote Speaker 2 :

Invited Keynote Speaker :
Prof. Mohamed Abdel-Karim Salheen
Professor of Integrated Planning and Design, Urban Planning and Design Department,
Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University.
Title of Talk : Development Priorities in Informal
Areas: Planning, Realization and Local Perceptions

Keynote Speaker 3 :

Invited Keynote Speaker :
Prof. Diaa A. M. KHALIL
Professor & Head of the ECE (Electronic and Communication Engineering) Department in the Faculty Engineering, Ain Shams University (ASU) Cairo, Egypt.
Title of Talk : Tiny spectral sensor : an ICT solution to improve the quality of our life

Keynote Speaker 4 :

Invited Keynote Speaker :
Dr. Jessica N. P. R. Thorn
University of York, UK / African Climate and Development Initiative, South Africa / African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda
Title of Talk :TBD

Keynote Speaker 6 :

Invited Keynote Speaker :
Prof. Dr. Aly N. El-Bahrawy
Faculty of Engineering
Ain Shams University
Title of Talk : Feeding the World: How Africa Can Help?

Thank you for your participation in INTERSOL 2019! We look forward to seeing you next year in Nairobi, Kenya on March 8-9, 2020.
INTERSOL 2019 proceedings are now available via Springer and EUDL.
Paper Submission is now open for the 3rd edition of InterSol! Check out the Call for Papers.


Update: Proceedings have been published in SpringerLink Digital Library and EUDL.


All registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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Urban Development and Smart Cities: What for Africa?

  • Awareness and Risk management system for cities sustainable development
  • Urban disaster risk resilience: Translating the local to global
  • Sustainable household sanitation and waste management
  • Smart cities and intelligent buildings
  • Climate change and adaptation in cities and local areas
  • Rapid urbanization: the good, the bad, and the unknown
  • Land uses and land management in African cities
  • ICT and Energy in African smart cities

Agriculture, Food Security, Water Resources and Climate Change:

  • Water resources: evaluation et exploitation
  • Water reuse in agriculture: what practices to cope with drought?
  • The agricultural value chains: innovations and sustainability
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Foreign direct investment and food security in Africa
  • Plant bio-technology for climate change incidence
  • Climate change and New economic opportunities in Africa
  • Environmental migration

Socio-Economic Development and Gender:

  • Partnership government, local communities and private sector
  • People-oriented/centered development
  • Youth/women engagement, ICT, water/energy
  • Enabling pathways or barriers to sustainable development
  • Community driven development strategies
  • Filling the gender gap in resource limited environment

Energy for Urban and Rural Areas

  • Energy efficiency and energy access
  • Sustainability, energy and buildings
  • Sustainable building technologies
  • Policy outlook on sustainability in buildings
  • Building integrated green energy
  • Towards rural power/smart grid

ICT as Enabler (for economic development, smart cities, energy, agriculture, etc.)

  • ICT and decision making in the face of uncertainty
  • ICT and best practices for sustainable development
  • Innovative connectivity solutions
  • Interaction between classical scientific solutions and locally developed process and methods
  • Harnessing agriculture, land administration and public financial management for ICT

About InterSol 2019

Societies living in underserved areas face multifactorial problems — energy, water, climate, food, health, education, transportation, social development, economic growth, etc. — that are not amenable to separate single-discipline investigation but require collaboration between many types of expertise. Today, there is a consensus that the solutions of the problems facing people in underserved areas lie at the intersections of traditional disciplines. This is the essence behind Interdisciplinary Solutions (InterSol); an international conference dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary researches that address people’s needs in underserved areas. It is intended (1) to encourage innovative interdisciplinary research, development and education that focus on solving problems in underserved areas, and (2) to create an international research and development community around “interdisciplinary solutions”.

The third edition of the conference (InterSol2019) will be held on February 14-15, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. This year’s main topics include (but not limited): Gender and Socio-Economic Development; Urban Development and Smart Cities for Africa; Agriculture, Water Resources, Food Security and Climate Change; and ICT as enabler. A detailed list of the covered themes is available below. We invite unpublished contributions and innovations that address these issues via an interdisciplinary approach.

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.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline

14 November  2018 (NEW)

Notification deadline
30 November 2018

Camera-ready deadline
18 December 2018

Start of Conference
14 February 2019

End of Conference
15 February 2019

Previous InterSol editions

2018 – Kigali, Rwanda
2017 – Dakar, Senegal