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8th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries

December 6–7, 2016 | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

WAZIUP: First Workshop on IoT and Big-data Technology Innovation in Africa


Workshop’s overview:

Over the last several years there has been a lot of discussion and research on IoT and Big Data and how they can impact our daily life.    It is not a question any more on whether IoT and big data will come or not:  most of the companies have defined internal business activities to go along with this global move. 

Although even developed countries still discuss about massive deployment of IoT, countries like Africa are still far from being ready to enjoy the full benefit of IoT.  This is because of many challenges: lack of infrastructure, high cost platforms, complexity in deployment, etc. At the same time, it is very urgent to promote IoT worldwide: this workshop will be a technological platform for African as well as global IoT and big data communities to share the cutting-edge technologies and potential application in the context of Africa. 

Hence, this workshop aims first at providing recent results on IoT and Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa and seond at bringing together Sub-Saharan African researchers working on IoT, Big Data and other related areas.

During the workshop, we can explore further co-operation possibilities and discuss how to best design and deploy the IoT-Big Data technologies considering economic and technology constraints in Africa. We shall target the removal of three major barriers: rural access to technology, cost of hardware and services and finally quality of service.


Topics (not limited) :

·         Internet of thing technologies and applications

·         Sensors networking

·         LORA networking

·         Mobile technologies and applications

·         IoT message broker and sensor API

·         Edge commuting technologies

·         Machine learning and Patten learning

·         Database management

·         Rea-time steam processing technologies

·         Batch processing technologies

·         Data privacy and security

·         User and device management

·         Autonomic management of the system

·         Data modeling

·         IoT protocol and APIs

·         Low-power, Long-range networking

·         Big data technologies and applications

·         IoT software platforms

·         Data analytic and visualization platforms

·         PaaS platform



Paper Submission & Instructions :

We warmly invite you to submit a paper to the WAZIUP 2016.

·         WAZIUP 2016 accepts introductory and advanced proposals in IoT and Big-data area.

·         All submitted papers will be reviewed by, at least, two Program Committee members.

·         Submissions should present novel ideas, designs, techniques, systems, tools, evaluations, scientific investigations, methodologies, social issues or policy issues relating (but not limited) to workshop’s topics.

Papers should be formatted according to Africomm 2016 instructions – Initial Submission & Author’s Kit.


Demo session:

WAZIUP will organize a demo session where preliminary and prototyping IoT platforms can be demonstrated. This session aims to strengthen the interactions between researchers and practitioners. It offers a highly interactive environment where participants can demonstrate innovative research prototypes and receive feedback from the experts as well as researchers on their work. Demo proposal should clearly present in 2 pages what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively. It is highly recommended to include pictures and screenshots in the proposals. A URL that shows additional materials for the demo can also be included. Demo proposals will be selected based on (i) the novelty and originality of the demo and the underlying research, (ii) the technical quality of the proposed implementation, and (iii) the breadth of the applicability and attractiveness.


Organization Committee:

·         Sadouanouan Malo (Polytechnique University of Bobo-Dioulasso)

·         Abdur Rahim (CREATE-NET)

·         Constantin Drabo (Polytechnique University of Bobo-Dioulasso)

·         Corentin Dupont (CREATE-NET)

·         Congduc PHAM (UPPA, LIUPPA laboratory, UFR Sciences et Techniques, Université de Pau)

·         Ousmane Thiare (Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis)

·         Philippe Cousin (Easy Global Market)