International Science, Technology, Education,
Arts Management & The Social Sciences Conference
An International Multidisciplinary, Inter-tertiary Cross-Border Conference
The Systems Multidisciplinary & Advanced Research Techniques (SMART) Group, (ICITD), USA
The School of IT & Computing, American University of Nigeria, Yola, Nigeria
The Society for Multidisciplinary and Advanced Research Techniques (SMART) Africa
Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - Accra, Ghana
The Department of Operations & MIS - University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana
The African Institute for Development Informatics & Policy, Ghana
Venue: Blended Realtime/Virtual ZOOM Platform
Dates: 15th - 18th December, 2020
Theme: Bespoke Research Findings for Addressing Human Centred Challenges in a Pandemic World
Welcome to the iSTEAMS
Cross-Border Multidisciplinary Bespoke Conference 2020
SPEAKERS AND LEAD PRESENTERS
Graduate/Postgraduate & Doctoral Candidates/students are welcomed from all domain of research/studies to present:
Work in progress
Panel sessions on graduate/doctoral work will be available to critique, advice, mentor and provide useful inputs ino all forms of graduate students/candidates' presentations in various research domains.
Dr. Wande Daramola
Cape Peninsula University
Prof Richard Boateng
Department of MIS
University of Ghana
Legon, Accra, Ghana
University of Health Sciences
Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
Prof. Edward Santiago Blase
State University of New York
Sullivan County College
New York State, USA
GENERAL CONFERENCE SCOPE
The iSTEAMS Cross-Border Bespoke Conference 2020 is a multidisciplinary forum. Authors in the academia, professionals and practitioners are invited to submit papers in all areas of Science, ICTs, Engineering, Education, Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacy), Law, Arts, Management, Business, Agriculture, Geosciences, Policy, Agriculture, Forestry, Religious Studies, Environmental Sciences, Arts & Design, Hospitality Management, Survey & Geo-informatics, Applied Sciences, & the Social Sciences for the iSTEAMS Conference. Papers should contain substantial ideas which have the potential of aiding inventions, growth, development of human capital, industrial process optimization, energy conservation, inter-tertiary innovations, theories, practices, design, modeling and collaborative research. Papers are also welcome in the following conference sub-themes/domains:
Financial Management & Economic Recovery
Inter-tertiary Collaborations and its impact on Innovation and Development
Multidisciplinary Research and its role in Combating Terrorism and Insurgencies
Collaborative Research Paradigm for Addressing Global Health Issues.
Cross – Religious Tolerance & Transformational Leadership
Waste To wealth Issues and the Green Environment
Impact of Visual Arts on Human Development and the Environment
Entrepreneurship & Employment Creation
Technical Vocational Education and Its role in Nation Building
Waste To wealth Issues and the Green Environment
Leadership and Political Stability, Peace and Conflict Resolution
Climate Change and the Green Environment
Combating Corruption for Economic Transformation
ICTsand Its Application to Education, Agriculture & Health Sciences
Development Informatics and Economic Development
Educational Technology and Its role in nation Building
Project Management, Engineering dynamics and Infrastructural development
Architecture and architectural Innovations
Nanotechnology & Microbial Research and disease control
Algorithms, Datamining and Scalable network Systems
Cyber security and crime control, Electronic commerce and merchandising
Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Paper Submission Instructions
Paper Submission Deadline is Sunday 8th December, 2020. Articles should be in MS Word usually be between 4000-5000 words or 6 pages max, Arial Narrow (Font), 11 points, single spaced. Authors should use APA Referencing style. Paragraphs should be separated by spaces and be in block form - no indents. Article Title, Name of Authors, Affiliations, E-mail address and phone numbers should be at the beginning of each paper and centralized as itemized line by line. All articles must carry e-mail address and phone numbers. Articles should be sent as E-mail ATTACHMENT to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF submissions will not be accepted. Please mark the title of the E-mail as iSTEAMS GOING GLOBAL Conference Paper Submission Although FULL Papers are usually preferred for the iSTEAMS Conference, ABSTRACT ONLY SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOMED. Full papers could be developed after the conference and submitted for Journal publication in any of the iSTEAMS Series of International Journals. Click HERE to download the Submission Template
iSTEAMS Partnering Institutions and organizations - The Society for Multidisciplinary & Advanced Research Techniques (SMART) Africa, The International Centre for Information Technology & Development (ICITD) USA, the Department of School of IT & Computing (SITC), American University of Nigeria, Yola, The Department of Management Information System, University of Ghana, Legon and The Council for Scientific & Indusrial Research (CSIR), Accra, Ghana welcomes prospective participants, scholars, researchers, practitioners, students and multidisciplinary enthusiast to the 26th iSTEAMS Conference .
The resilience to host the 26th iSTEAMS Multidisciplinary Conference in an online platform, provides additional value addition that necessitates the diligent provision of scalable, flexible and seamless format for presentations and the adoption of technologies to scale the COVID-19 pandemic in case Health Situations are yet to permit travels. While welcoming interested participant globally to enjoy free access to the conference events virtually, only registered participants will be allowed to present papers and issued certificates of participation which will be mailed to them as soft copy. Hard copy proceedings for authors who submit papers (conditions apply) and certificates will be made available post-COVID-19 to qualifying participants.
Paper submissions will be accepted and opened till Sunday 8th November, 2020 to enable intending authors submit and participate in the event. We are aware that a lot of intending participants will need this latitude to reboot and re-energize to get their papers ready. The iSTEAMS Conference traditionally seeks to facilitate research innovations, mentoring, discoveries, socioeconomic and human capital development through the clustering, dynamism and interaction of indigenous human and material resources both locally and internationally with the attendant aim of addressing the myriads of solvable global challenges using multifaceted technology-based solutions. We will engage the instruments of our interactions, presentations, advocacy and collaborations to nurture and promote innovations and knowledge discoveries. We welcome prospective participants to consider submitting research articles, position papers, reports, and all forms of articulations in all fields of human endeavours and explore the opportunities offered by the clustering of brilliant minds at the iSTEAMS conference to obtain valid inputs and will further fuel research agendas and innovations in our multifaceted world. Graduate students are particularly welcomed to also explore the opportunities offered by the Graduate/Doctoral Consortium collocated with the iSTEAMS Conference 2020 to expose their current and advanced research to a world class league of scholars that can assist them with refining and fine-tuning research directions and validate pragmatic research proposals. I believe your participation will add zest to what is potentially a great and highly impactful event.
Akwaaba - meaning WELCOME in Ghana.
Dr. Paul Asante Danquah
Co-Convener iSTEAMS Cross-Border Conferences
Council for Industrial & Scientific Research
BANK/TRANSFER PAYMENT OPTIONS
CONFERENCE ACCOUNT DETAILS
Acc Name: Creative Research iSTEAMS Conference
Account Banker: UBA Bank Current Account
Account No: 1017041046
Swift Code: UNAFNGLA
PAYPAL PAYMENT OPTIONS
International/Foreign and other participants can also make payment using credit or debit cards. Please click the Buy Now button above. Payment through Bank Transfers, mobile banking, quicktellers and Paypal are accepted. Please notify email@example.com after payment. Click HERE to REGISTER for the iSTEAMS GOING GLOBAL Conference 2019. Note that REGISTRATION for the conference only require you to provide data that will assist the organizing committee in planning for the conference. You can register NOW and make payments later. Please call +2348160900 if you have any challenges with paper submission or need any further clarifications.
Participants should ascertain prevailing exchange rate of the dollar to the Cedi HERE before departure from their countries of origin so as to be able to properly budget for travel, health, sundry and accommodation needs.
Journal Publication Outlet for Conference Proceedings Extended Papers
Extended versions of conference papers as well as fresh submissions will be considered as *Research Articles/Papers *Case Studies *Empirical Research *Survey Studies *Theoretical Papers *Position Papers *Experimental Design Papers * Technical Reports *Short Communication in any of the relevabt iSTEAMS Journals shown above. Papers/Article submission are accepted on rolling basis. All articles are subjected to a rigorous peer review process. Both online and hard copy publications and produced.Detailed submission instruction are available on the Journals' website. Fresh submissions are also welcomed for all the Journals and can be submitted as e-mail attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org/. Fresh paper submissions are also welcomed for this Journals. Please navigate to each Journals page via www.isteams.net and read the author submission and paper formatting instructions as well as copyright/publication ethics sections of each journal before submitting your article(s0.
Important Information on Travelling to Ghana
Should prevailing health situations allow for travel, Participants should ascertain prevailing health restrictions for COVID 19 and travel requirements for same on the West African Coast. Check exchange rate of the dollar to the Cedi HERE before departure from their countries of origin so as to be able to properly budget for travel, health, sundry and accommodation needs.
Visa(s) & Travel Information to Foreigners & ECOWAS Citizens
ECOWAS citizens includng Nigerians do not need visas to visit Ghana. The ECOWAS passport is all that is required. Road and other forms of transportation are available to travel from ECOWAS countries to Ghana. Kindly check with the Ghanaian Embassy or Consulate in your country for visa requirements if you are travelling to Ghana from any country other than an ECOWAS Country. Citizens whose countries do not have a Ghanaian Embassy (such as Cameroon) can obtain Visas on Arrival. A list of Ghanaian Diplomatic Missions/Embasies/Consular can be found HERE. For additional information on applying for visas to Ghana visit the Ghana Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration website www.mfa.gov.gh or contact your local Ghana High Commission. Kotoka International Airport, located in Accra, is Ghana’s premier international airport. Air connection to Accra is very easy and many hotels in Accra provide airport transfer service. Road connections are also available from a range of African Countries. Make travel plans ahead to ensure that you have the right information. Prospective participants can contact the organizers by e-mail for information and clarifications
Brief on Lodging & Feeding
A variety of accomodation options are available for conference participants within the host city and environs. Our Conference partner hotels are the Yiri Lodge and the University of Ghana Guest House all situated within the University of Ghana Campus. Please note that Participants are solely responsible for their accommodation and travel expenses. Assistant for pre-arrival hotel bookings and travel can be accommodated by the conference organizing committee. Participants can also book online directly with hotels as soon as possible. Participants should budget between $20 - $30 per day for additional meals apart from the lunch which will be served during the conference
There are several tourist attractions in Ghana. Click HERE to check out possible tourist interest and make plans to visit.
Society for Multidisciplinary & Advanced Research Techniques in Africa