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Advances in science and technology are the key drivers and powerhouse of economic developments. Technological developments are currently playing a remarkable contribution in the life of modern society, and scientific knowledge becomes more impactful across numerous domains of society than any time ever. In line with this, Bahair Dar Institute of Technology (BiT) is organizing the seventh International Conference on Advancements of Science and Technology (ICAST-2019).

The conference will be held on August 2-4, 2019 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. ICAST 2019 provides comprehensive platform for scientists, researchers in the academia and institutes, and experts from the industry to present the latest technological advancements, research findings, innovations, and applications in all aspects of science and technology.

The conference brings scholars, scientists, and researchers working in different disciplines together to exchange knowledge and experiences. It also fosters generation of new ideas and creates collaborative bridge and network between researchers in the academia and experts from the industry. Furthermore, poster sessions and exhibitions offer multitude of opportunities for exchange of information among scientific community and participants. Professionals from the industry, business, academia, government research and development sectors are all welcome to the ICAST 2019.


ICAST 2019 covers indispensible issues in science and technology under five different tracks, which are:

  • Agro-processing Industries for Sustainable Development
  • Water Resource Development for the Shared Vision in Blue Nile Basin
  • IT and Computer Technology Innovation
  • Recent Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Progresses in Product Design and System Optimization


Track one:  Agro-Processing industries for sustainable development.

  • Food processing, food fortification for improved nutrition
  • Fermentation Technology and Food Processing
  • Food processing and packaging technology
  • Process system engineering and optimization
  • Process Intensification and Energy Utilization in process industries
  • Green Process engineering and Catalytic reactor engineering
  • Product development and Packaging material
  • Upgrading Indigenous processes Technologies
  • Sugar Processing and By-Product Utilization
  • Waste Valorization and Bio-energy Intensification
  • Biotechnology for improved food products
  • Biocatalysts and Biotransformation


Track Two: Water resource and environmental engineering

  • Water Resource Development, Planning, Assessment and Modeling
  • Water Quality and Sanitary Improvement and Management
  • Soil Erosion, Reservoir and Watershed Management
  • Construction Materials and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Road and Transport Engineering
  • Structural Systems Design and Optimization
  • Advances in water and wastewater treatment technologies
  • LCA and environmental impact assessment


Track Three:  Recent advances in electrical, electronics, and computing technologies

  • Wired, wireless communication and digital signal processing
  • Photonics
  • Computer networks, ad-hoc networks, sensor networks and network security
  • Natural language processing
  • Artificial intelligence, data mining and big data analytics
  • Control and automation system
  • Cloud computing, fog computing and IoT
  • E- commerce, business and management
  • Software development and testing
  • Hardware software co-design
  • Embedded systems and automation
  • Multimedia and applications
  • High performance computing architecture
  • Power systems
  • Electronics systems


Track Four: Product design, manufacturing, and systems optimization

  • Product innovation, design and development
  • Mechanized farming technology
  • Advances in energy technology
  • Thermal systems
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Energy auditing and optimization
  • Production logistics, and supply chain design and management
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of production systems
  • Human centered design and ergonomics
  • Maintenance engineering and reliability analysis
  • Advancement in quality and safety engineering


Track Five: Material science and engineering

  • Solar cell synthesis and their performance
  • Thermoelectric and high temperature materials
  • Electronic, optical & magnetic materials
  • Semi- and super-conductors
  • Construction materials
  • Carbon and hybrid composite materials
  • Catalytic materials
  • Functional materials and their performance
  • Bio-materials
  • Materials processing & manufacturing
  • Microstructure and mechanical properties
  • Nano-materials



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, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
15 February 2019

Notification deadline
15 April 2019

Camera-ready deadline

15 May 2019

Start of Conference

2 August 2019

End of Conference

4 August 2019

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