Call for papers – WACREN 2018

WACREN is organizing its 4th Annual Conference on 15-16 March 2018 in Lomé, hosted by TogoRER, the NREN of Togo.

The main theme of the conference is: “WACREN – Unleashing Potentials”, with the following sub-themes:

i)        Advanced Network Technologies and Services (SDN, Cloud services, mobility services, NOCaaS, …)

ii)      Building and Strengthening User Communities (research communities, librarians, etc.)

iii)     NREN Business Models and Use Cases – Experiences Around the World

The conference is organized in a special context: the rollout of the WACREN network, with the promise of changing dramatically the IT landscape in higher education and research in the region.

This is a call for papers for the conference. Interested authors are invited to submit abstracts (500-600 words) on the main theme or sub-themes, as well as on related subjects.

The schedule (deadlines) is as follows:

1. Submission of abstracts: 24 November 2017

2. Notification of acceptance: 8 December 2017

3. Submission of full papers and presentations: 17 February 2018

4. Submission of presentations: 3 March 2018

All documents will be submitted online through the conference website that will be activated in the next couple of days; please visit WACREN’s website for updates.

For authors of selected papers who are not able to get full or partial sponsorship from their organizations to attend the conference, support may be provided for travel or accommodation, subject to availability of resources (for maximum one author per paper).

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us at

We look forward to your active participation.

The WACREN 2018 Programme Committee

Posted on: December 9, 2017