2023 EIZ Annual Symposium - Calls for Papers

The Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) will be holding its’ Annual Conference from Thursday 20th April 2023 to Saturday 22nd April, 2023, in Livingstone, Zambia. The Conference Theme is “Sustainable economic transformation and job creation through home-grown engineering solutions.” The Conference will begin with the Zambia Women in Engineering Section (ZWES) Conference on Thursday 20th April, 2023 followed by the EIZ Annual Symposium which will be held on Friday 21st April 2023. Parallel to the ZWES Conference and the Annual Symposium, the Engineering Institution of Zambia will host a Skills Forum which will be held from Thursday 20th April 2023 to Saturday 22nd April, 2023. The Conference will end with the EIZ Annual General Meeting which will be held on Saturday 22nd April 2023.The Venue for the Conference will be advised in due course 1. CONCEPT NOTE Engineering plays a vital role in addressing basic human needs by improving our quality of life and creating job opportunities for sustainable economic transformation on a local, national, regional and global level. Crucially, it also contributes to UNESCO’s two Global Priorities: Africa and Gender Equality. Addressing sustainable economic transformation and job creation within the challenges of climate change, COVID-19 pandemics, population growth and urbanisation will require innovative home-grown engineering and technology-based solutions. Therefore, Engineering Professionals in Zambia, and Africa at large, should focus on the design of home-grown engineering solutions to address these peculiar needs. Engineering Professionals need to be abreast of the ‘new normal’ and adapt their designs to suit this new setting. Engineering Professionals should take this opportunity of the ‘new normal’ to develop home-grown engineering solutions that meet the peculiar needs of the local, national, regional and global levels, noting that these disruptive and uncertain times should enable indigenous engineers to bring their creativity to the fore to enable businesses and the nation survive the brutal effects of the pandemic and thereby creating new jobs. Therefore, the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) is inviting authors and innovators to contribute to the 2023 EIZ Annual Symposium by submitting articles that illustrate substantial contributions and proven experiences that describe significant advances or improvements in the areas under the following sub-themes; (a) Resilience and adaptation to Climate change through engineering solutions (b) Efficiency and renewable energy interventions (c) Sustainable Mining, Value addition, economic development and empowerment (d) Job creation through engineering SMEs (e) Value Chain in electric battery and clean energy (f) Sustainable economic transformation through quality assured engineering projects (g) Fit for purpose infrastructure development through competitive pricing and value for money (h) Pandemic prevention through engineering solutions (i) STEM education for innovation and sustainable development 2. SUBMISSION GUIDLINES Authors are invited to submit full papers for the for the Conference stating the category described under item (1) (by Friday, 18th November, 2022 via email to the Conference Organising Committee (rex.kalangu@eiz.org.zm, gmmunakaampe@unza.zm and cynthia.chiyabu@eiz.org.zm). Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated by the EIZ Publications and Editorial Committee. The papers submitted should not exceed eight (8) pages in length inclusive of illustrations. The papers must be in Microsoft Word format, produced on A4 paper size in Times New Roman font type and 10 Point font size, single line spacing, and in a single column format. The margins should be 35mm on the left and 25mm on the other three sides of the page. For further guidance, authors are asked to refer to the “001a EIZ Symposium Full Paper Formatting Guidelines,” (please click here: EIZ Symposium manuscript guidelines and template) and “001b Author Publication Guidelines” (please click here: EIZ Author Publication Guidelines 2021.pdf (eiz.org.zm)). These sets of guidelines must be strictly adhered to as any departure from or ignorance of the same will lead to papers being rejected. Submitted papers, in the given format, must contain the following sections as minimum requirements: - (a) Title (b) Name of author(s) and institution(s) of affiliation with full postal address, e-mail address and phone number for the lead or corresponding author. (c) An abstract, not exceeding 150 words. (d) A minimum of five keywords (which must also appear in the abstract). (e) The main body of the paper. (f) Conclusions and recommendations. (g) References (Harvard style, see “References” for guidance.) References The Harvard system should be used. Citations in the text should be quoted in the following manner: Alexander (2000) or (Simate and Mtonga, 1997) or if there are more than two authors, James, et al. (1990). Note that “et al” is italicised. References should be collected at the end of the paper in alphabetical order by the first author’s surname. If references to the same author have the same year, they must be differentiated by using, for example, 1995a and 1995b, etc. References should be complete (examples are given below) and verified at source by the author(s). Inclusion of confidential and restricted material or internal reports not readily accessible to readers should be avoided, as should personal communication. Examples of References: Journals Garry, P. and Phiri, Z. (1970). Cost implications of industrial waste discharges. Journal of the Engineering Institution of Zambia, Vol. 2, pp. 32-40. Ng’andu, A. N. and Simukanga, S. (2001). Stress analysis of mechanical components in mineral separation process plants at extremely high temperatures. Journal of Process Plants. Samuel and ST Publishing House, Lusaka, pp. 23-30. Where possible, journal abbreviations should be used. If the abbreviation is not known, the journal title should be given in full. Books Rollson, E. C. (1949). Metallurgy for Engineers. Second Edition, pp. 62-82, London: Edward Arnold. Conference Proceedings Nkhuwa, D. C. W. (2000). Management of groundwater resources in Lusaka, Zambia, and expectations for the future, in Sililo, O. T. N., et al. (Eds.); Groundwater – Past Achievements and Future Challenges. Proc. XXX. Conf. Of the Ass. of Hydrogeol., pp. 993-998, Balkema, Rotterdam. Reports Chama, R. D. (1980). Interfacial structures in nickel-based transition joints after long term service. Report RD/M/N1131, Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation, Lusaka. The Publications Committee adheres to a strict policy against plagiarism and any plagiarised content will not be accepted or entertained. Papers to be presented during the conference will be published in a book of Conference Proceedings which shall be distributed to the participants in attendance. 3. IMPORTANT DEADLINES Authors must pay particular attention to the under listed important deadlines: (a) Friday, 18th November, 2022 – Deadline for Receipt of Full Papers (14 weeks). (b) Wednesday, 23rd November, 2022 – Editorial Meeting – Appointment of Reviewers (1 Day). (c) Thursday, 8th December – Sunday, 11th December, 2022 – Reviewers’ Camp (½ Week). (d) Friday, 23rd December, 2022 – Deadline of Sending for corrections (1 week) (e) From Sunday, 25th December, 2022 – Correction process by the authors (7 weeks). (f) Friday, 10th February, 2023 – Deadline for Receipt of corrected papers and sending them to Reviewers for verification of corrections (4 weeks). (g) From Sunday, 12th March, 2023 to Saturday, 1st April, 2023 – Typesetting/Preparation of pdf eBook of Conference Proceedings and Conference Programme (3 weeks). (h) Sunday, 2nd April, 2023 to Saturday, 15th April, 2023 – Finalising/printing of Conference Programme (2 weeks). (i) Thursday, 20th April, 2023 – Zambia Women in Engineering Section (ZWES) Conference (1 Day) and Skills Forum (as a parallel activity for two days). (j) Friday, 21st April, 2023 – Symposium Day (1 Day). Authors are advised to take serious note of these very tight deadlines. ADDRESS FOR COMMUNICATION The 2023 EIZ Symposium Engineering Institution of Zambia Stand No. 2374, Danny Pule Road, Show Grounds, 10101, P.O. Box RW 51084 Lusaka, Zambia Tel/Fax: +260 (0)21 125 5161 Email : rex.kalangu@eiz.org.zm and / or cynthia.chiyabu@eiz.org.zm : eiz@eiz.org.zm