The 14th Multidisciplinary International Research Conference

13th - 15th May, 2020, MMUST

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The 14th Multidisciplinary International Research Conference

Call for Abstracts, Symposia, and Posters

Theme: Innovative Technology Transfer for Universal Health Care (UHC), Food Security, Affordable Housing and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in partnership with Kaimosi and Turkana University Colleges are hosting a Multi-Disciplinary International Research Conference on 13th – 15th May, 2020 under the Theme: Innovative Technology Transfer for Universal Health Care (UHC), Food Security, Affordable Housing and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development. You are cordially invited to express your interest by sending Abstracts for your presentation during the event.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Theme: Innovative Technology Transfer for Universal Health Care (UHC), Food Security, Affordable Housing and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development


Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in partnership with Kaimosi and Turkana University Colleges are hosting a Multi-Disciplinary International Research Conference on 13th – 15th May, 2020 under the Theme: Innovative Technology Transfer for Universal Health Care (UHC), Food Security, Affordable Housing and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development.  You are cordially invited to express your interest by sending Abstracts for your presentation during the event.

During the First, Second and Third Industrial Revolutions, the World experienced tremendous life changing scientific changes that were unknown to mankind hitherto. To-day, the World is on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The revolution is based on the merging of technologies and is expected to improve people’s life-styles to levels never known before.  For instance, as the Internet of Things (IoT) connects people, animals and objects for new discoveries, in the new envisaged faster moving World, Nations of the universe are quickly embracing innovative technologies to match and enhance the required fits for suitable operations in the unveiling circumstances a kin to new developments.

Among the nations, Kenya is positioning herself to play favourably in leagues of modern development through her ambitious and progressive various governments social-political-economic blue print plans aimed at the fulfilment of Vision 2030 and concurrently, the global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  These plans fall favourably into the African Union’s Agenda of 2063, when Africa is hoped to have strategically been transformed into the global powerhouse ensuring both quantitative and qualitative transformational outcomes for her citizenry. Not surprisingly, Kenya has concurrently positioned herself to achieve the Big Four Agenda: Universal Health Care; Manufacturing; Food Security and Affordable housing by 2022.  New Life-Styles are on the increase evidenced by E-Banking, Smart Agriculture, Tele-Medicine, Ordering a cab, booking a flight, new educational curricula, improved fabrication process and results, Modular construction techniques, 3D Printing Technologies and robotics among others.

The epicenter of new knowledge – The University, known for researched and evidenced knowledge has the onus to prepare and provide not only innovative technologies, but also the engines, that is, Manpower, to steer innovation in the various spheres of development.

This Multi-Disciplinary Research Conference is set to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy actors, industry players, philosophers, ethicists and technologists among others to reason together and reflect on the contributions, challenges and opportunities of innovative technology transfer for development of human kind in the field of health, food production, housing and manufacturing.  Your participation is welcome. Here is an opportunity to share your research findings with peers, industry, and our communities. We invite scholars to engage in discussions around but limited to the subthemes below.


SUB-THEMES

Universal Health Care

  • Emerging innovation in Health Science Technologies Collaborative Education and Practices for Universal Health Coverage
  • Emerging Global Trends in Health Science Practices
  • Community Participation ,Harnessing indigenous Knowledge Socio- Psychology, Health Promotion, and Well-being

Food Security

  • Waste Management and Environmental Engineering for Sustainable Development
  • Trends and Effects of Climate Change
  • Paradox of Land use for Sustainable Development
  • Culture, Gender, Land Use, and Food Security
  • Sustainable marketing Strategies for food Security
  • Trends in Agricultural Technology and Post -harvest Management

Affordable Housing

  • Emerging Technologies in Civil and Structural Engineering for Affordable Housing
  • Sustainable Economic House Models for Development in Counties
  • Financial Models for Affordable Housing In Kenya
  • Housing, Culture, Human Migration, and Security
  • Renewable Energy and Housing
  • Land Use and Affordable Housing

Manufacturing

  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Advancement  for Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Trends in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Systems for Sustainable Development
  • Power Systems, Power Market
  • Emerging Technologies in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Technology-enhanced Manufacturing
  • Urban Transportation Management Systems
  • Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing for Sustainable Development

Crosscutting

  • Devolution, eGovernment and Sustainable Development
  • Technology-enhanced Learning
  • Emerging Technologies in Computing , and Cyber Security
  • Content Technologies in Languages and Digital Preservation Collaborative Open Innovation and ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship
  • ICT4D and Societal Implications of Technology
  • Gender Equity, Empowerment, and Poverty Eradication
  • Bridging the Gap between Academia, Industry, and Community
  • Globalization and resilient Economic Development in Developing Countries
  • Organizational Leadership, Philosophical Stances and Development
  • Transformative instructional approaches in the 21st Century and Development
  • Competency-Based Education and Assessments
  • Action research in teaching and teacher education practice; new experiences
  • Equality, equity, social justice, diversity and Educated Unemployment

 GENERAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Abstract submissions should be made to any of the five subthemes: Universal Health Care, Food Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing, and   Cross Cutting.

  • The abstracts must not exceed 300 words. Proposal exceeding 300 will be rejected without review.
    • The abstract should include: Name, title, contact, and affiliation of the author(s)
    • A brief background of the study including the purpose, justification, objectives, theoretical framework (if applicable), methodology, significance, and practical implication of the study.
  • The Abstracts must include keywords. The committee will rely on information to assign appropriate reviewers.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed annoymasouly. Names of authors or participants should not appear within the abstract text.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO MARCH 31ST 2020

Submit abstracts to: conference2020@mmust.ac.ke indicating the subtheme you are submitting to.

 If your proposal is accepted: you have a professional and ethical obligation to register for the conference and present your paper at the time and place specified by the organizing committee.


IMPORTANT DATES

March 31ST 2020                   Abstracts Submission Deadline EXTENDED:

April 10th, 2020                    Notification of Abstract Acceptance to Successful Authors

March 10th, 2020                  Deadline for Early bird Registration

March 10th, 2020                   Full Paper Submission


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION FEES                 

Category

Early Bird Registration

 Regular Registration

Students

5,000 ($50)

6,000 ($60)

MMUST Researchers

8,000($80)

9,000 ($90)

East African Researchers/ Practitioners

10, 000 ($100)

12,000 ($120)

Non- East African Researchers/ Practitioners

15,000 ($150)              

17,000 ($170)

Exhibition

20,000 ($200)  

22,000 ($220)

                                               


CONFERENCE FEES TO BE PAID BY BANKERS CHEQUE/DIRECT CASH

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank (Kakamega Brach)

Account Name: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Account No: 0102098712400; Swift Code SCBLKENXXX Branch Code: 05200


CONTACT DETAILS

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Support)

Mobile No: +254 728619603/ +254 724 008153 /+254 711516679

Email us at conference2020@mmust.ac.ke for any questions