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IConIA International Conference on Industrial Automation  25 - 26 OCTOBER 2017


Consolidating Synergies between Research and Manufacturing for Industrial Development


The International Conference on Industrial Automation, hosted by the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering of the Harare Institute of Technology, will showcase relevant ground breaking research and intellectual work by researchers and innovators at global level. It seeks to harness the very practical innovative research work anchored on emerging technologies that can be implemented in the manufacturing industries for sustainability. The global constraints crippling most economies can be tackled by continuously redefining and improving all sectors in manufacturing. In that context, the challenge for every researcher encompasses identifying the root cause for failures and emerging technologies that can be used for remedial action.

The conference will provide a platform for constructive discussions, sharing of knowledge and entrepreneurial skills, between renowned researchers, scientists, scholars, business people and policy makers under the theme: Consolidating Synergies between Research and Manufacturing for Industrial Development. The various sub-themes to be addressed are:


Production Technologies Energy Technologies
  • Product Design and Development
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Value Addition and Beneficiation
  • Energy Management
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Green Technologies
Computer Aided Technologies Industrial Automation Technologies
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Appropriate Technologies for Development
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
  • Simulation and Modelling
Process Systems Technologies  
  • Advanced Maintenance Management Systems
  • Process Engineering


Paper submission:

Papers/Abstracts targeting the conference theme and sub-themes are invited from researchers, academics, policy makers and business executives. Abstracts (maximum of 250 words) are to be submitted to the secretariat@iconiazim.co.zw for review.

Important dates

May 31, 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
June 19, 2017 Notification of Abstract Acceptance
July 19, 2017 Deadline for Submission of Full Paper
August 4, 2017 Notification of full paper acceptance
August 16 – 30, 2017 Early Bird Registration
September 29, 2017 Close of Late Registration
October 24, 2017 Arrival of delegates
October 25, 2017 Full Conference Day
October 26, 2017 Conference & Networking Day
October 27, 2017 Departure of delegates


Guidelines for papers

Papers/Abstracts should be submitted using the format provided on the conference website www.iconiazim.co.zw. All papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted for indexing to Scopus, Inspec, Google scholar and more.

Conference Fees

The conference fee is $200 and $250 for early and late registration respectively. Early registration for poster presentations is $100 and $150 for late registration. Listener’s fee with conference proceedings is $100 and without conference proceeding is $50. The conference fee covers attendance, a flash disk of the conference proceedings, teas/coffee and lunch during conference days.

Conference Venue: Harare International Conference Centre


Conference Secretariat Contacts:

Eng. P. Mupfumira         secretariat@iconiazim.co.zw , pmupfumira@hit.ac.zw

Eng. M.N.H. Chikuruwo vicechair@iconiazim.co.zw , mchikuruwo@hit.ac.zw

Telephone:                    +263 4 741422 Ext: 2284, 0773 512 104, 0777 037 263

website: www.iconiazim.co.zw