In Collaboration with the Department of Operations
& Management Information Systems
The Society for Multidisciplinary & Advanced Research Techniques
Welcome to the iSTEAMS
Cross-Border Conference, Ghana 2018
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION RATES - 15th July - 31st August, 2018
N50,000/ Gh 500/USD 200
REGULAR REGISTRATION RATES - 1st September - 23rd October, 2018
N55,000/ Gh 550/USD 250
CONFERENCE ON-SITE REGISTRATION RATES - 24th October - 26th October, 2018
N60,000/ Gh 600/USD 300
All Postgraduate Students
A FLAT RATE OF N30,000/GH 250/USD 100 - This registration rate is exclusively for FULL TIME POSTGRADUATE STUDENT'S ONLY. Lecturers and other working class individuals on graduate studies will not be considered for this rate (Valid ID Card will be required )
VIRTUAL Participation - Register for N40,000/GHC 450/USD 120 to Submit Papers And Publish In the Conference Proceedings (These are authors who may not be able to attend in person) Postage cost apply for package to be sent to virtual participants after the conference
Other Foreign Participants
Two Hundred Dollars FLAT ($250 )
For all categories of participant e-copies of the conference proceedings will be distributed on CDs. Hard copy proceedings must be requested before the Conference at the rate of N6000/GHC 100/USD 20
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
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD S/PAYPAL PAYMENT
Participants can also make payment using Credit or Debit Cards. A flat Registration fee of $250 is applicable to those paying using credit cards and PayPal. Click the Buy Now button above to make payment using credit/debit cards. For PayPal option kindly mail to request payment ID. Payment through Bank Transfers, mobile banking, quicktellers and are accepted. Please notify after payment.
Click HERE to REGISTER for the iSTEAMS Research Nexus Conference
Note that REGISTRATION for the conference only require you to provide data that will assist the organizing commitee 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.
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 $10 - $20 per day for additional meals apart from the lunch which will be served during the conference
Conference Registration Details
REGISTRATION RATE offerings for the iSTEAMS Cross-Border Conference for all categories of participants as follows:
INTRODUCING THE ISTEAMS CROSS-BORDER CONFERENCE
iSTEAMS is a multidisciplinary conference that welcomes participants in the academia, industry, professionals and practitioners to participate and submit papers for consideration in all areas of academic, research and human endeavours. In addition, paper presentations and submissions are solicited from the Sciences, (Biological, Chemical, Life and Physical) Geosciences, ICTs, Management, Engineering, Computing, Education,Dietetics, Criminology Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacy), Law, Architecture & Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Business, Agriculture, Geosciences, Policy, Agriculture, Religious Studies, Arts, Theatre and & Design, Hospitality Management, Survey & Geo-informatics, Applied Sciences, & the Social Sciences . Papers should contain substantial ideas that can be transffered to aid development as well as have the potentials for aiding inventions, theories, innovation, practices, design and specialized use. WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS IN ALL THE THEMATIC AREAS
Paper Submission for the Conference should usually be between 4000-5000 words, Arial (Font), 10 points, single spaced. Authors should use APA Referencing style. Articles should be uploaded through the EASYChair Conference Submission System. The EASYChair system will only accept PDF Files. Click HERE to submit your article fusing the EASYChair Submission System for the 2018 iSTEAMS Research Nexus Conference. Simple easy steps can be followed on the platform to Register for an EASYChair Conference Submission account for new users. The Conference proceeding will be published in both print and electronic version. Selected papers from the proceedings will be included in a Special Issue of highly ranked Journals affiliated to the iSTEAMS Conference Series. All iSTEAMS Cross-border Conference submissions will be fully peer reviewed. We therefore solicit very high quality submissions. Papers should contain substantial ideas which have the potential of aiding inventions, theories, innovation, practices, design, modeling and implementation or a technological breakthrough for general and specialized use. Only Full Papers are solicited from intending authors and participants. Papers are accepted as Research Papers, Work in progress, Opinion PapersGraduate Work in Progress Papers, Extended Abstract. Author(s) registration covers ONLY one paper. Extra papers will attract additional discounted charges of $50 for participating authors. Download the Conference Paper Submission Template HERE
Submissions Open till 15th October, 2018
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 Cameroun) 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
There are several tourist attractions in Ghana. Click HERE to check out possible tourist interest and make plans to visit.
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.
Monetary, Financial Issues & Health (Vaccination) Information
Participants should obtain information on daily/monthly limits on withdrawals using Mastercard or Visa outside of their countries of origin. Yellow fever vaccination cards are required at the entry point for all foreiners and travellers. Immigration requirement in Ghana include Yellow Fever Vaccination. Ensure that you travel with your yellow fever vaccination card. This vaccination can be taken at Public/Government/Community Health Centres. The vaccine is also administered at the Ghana entry point for a fee.
Average Weather in October
Weather in October in Accra. The average temperature in Accra in October is hot at 26 °C (78.8 °F). Afternoons can be very hot with average high temperatures reaching 30 °C (86 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally really warm with an average low of 22 °C (71.6 °F).
iSTEAMS Partnering Institutions and organizations - The International Centre for Information Technology & Development (ICITD) USA, The African Institute of Development Informatics & Policy, The PearlRichards Foundation, the Department of Operations & Management Information System - University of Ghana, Legon and the Society for Multidisciplinary & Advanced Research Techniques (SMART) welcomes all prospective participants to the International Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Management & the Social Sciences (iSTEAMS) Cross-Border Conference holding
between Wednesday 24th - Friday, 26th October, 2018 in Accra Ghana. The iSTEAMS Cross Border Conference holding in Ghana has come at a very opportune time in a dispensation where research and academic dynamics are becoming more collaborative, intertertiary and cross-border at increasing geometrical rates. We welcome you to explore the opportunities offered by the clustering of brilliant minds on the University of Ghana, Accra, Campus and enjoy the serenity and ambiance of our great nation, Ghana. As we all work towards the success of this conference, I wish participants a highly rewarding event.
Prof. Longe Olumide Babatope FASI
Co-Convener & ICT-University Foundation Endowed Professor of Cybersecurity
Distinguished Fulbright Scholar & Fellow of the African Scientific Institute
iSTEAMS Conferences Globally
Prof. Jimoh Rasheed
Dean, Faculty of CIS
University of Ilorin
Mrs Irene Attachie
Former Head of Nursing Dept.
University of Health Sc.
Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
Prof. Richard Boateng
Head - Dept of OMIS
UG Business School
University of Ghana, Legon
WELCOME TO ACCRA, GHANA
EXTENDED VERSION OF CONFERENCE PAPER/PRESENTATIONS FOR JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Extended Versions of Papers presented during the conference andpapers publishd in the conference proceedings will be published in the following four (4) iSTEAMS affiliated international Journals (Visit or CLICK on each Journal Cover image belows to visit the Journal's Website for more Information)
Detailed submission instruction are available on the Journals' pages via www.isteams.net. Fresh submissions are also welcomed for all the Journals and can be submitted as e-mail attachment to
The Research Nexus Arica Networks in Collaboration with different host Institutions & our International Partners
The Society for Multidisciplinary & Advanced Research Tecniques (SMART) -
The Africa Insitutute for Development Informatics & Policy (AIDIP) Ghana
& The International Centre for Information Technology & Development (ICITD), USA
Research Networks Africa NetworksS
Phone: +23408160900893; or +2348154413298