INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES CONFERENCE 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

International Research Initiatives Conference (IRIC)is an annual multi-disciplinary international research-focused conference for researchers and practitioners involved in research initiatives at universities and research institutions in developing and developed countries. Nations all over the world are investing in promoting research initiatives targeted at their respective national development efforts as well as aimed at moving the frontier of knowledge in a number of targeted critical research fields and areas. The advanced nations are in the forefront of a number of major national research and R&D initiatives, with an increasing number of the developing countries following their footsteps to make research initiatives a priority area of national efforts. IRIC is designed to serve as an international forum for presenting and discussion of outputs of on-going research efforts as well as serve as an avenue for sharing of experiences of researchers and for networking among researchers and practitioners on an international level.

The Organising Committee of the International Research Initiatives Conference (IRIC)-2020 wishes to inform the academic community, research institutions, industry, and the public that due to the global spread of COVID-19 and its accompanying restrictions, IRIC-2020 has been postponed to 18th and 19th November 2020 with the following revisions to the conference timelines and format:

1.0. Conference Format
The new format of the conference will be solely online/virtual. This means there will be no physical conference attendance by both registered participants and presenters of accepted papers. The details on how to participate in the virtual format will be provided to conference attendees including authors of accepted papers for IRIC-2020 by 2nd November 2020. We are confident that this format will provide a positive experience and will enhance your research productivity during these difficult times.

2.0 Timelines
The deadline for submission of Extended Abstracts by prospective participants has been extended to 21st August 2020. Those who were able to meet the earlier deadline are to expect feedback from the Technical and Scientific Committee as soon as possible. The Full-text papers for accepted abstracts are now expected to be submitted by respective authors for review by the new due date of 16th October 2020


The focus of IRIC-2020 will, therefore, be on highlighting the outputs of on-going national research initiatives within the universities, research institutions, and national research laboratories targeted at various aspects of science, technology, and innovation (STI) as well as those targeted at innovative business and management. The aim is to present within the context of an international conference, recent developments, and progress made in research work in terms of theory, practice, and applications particularly major R&D efforts in the various subject areas and disciplines of the focus of the conference.
IRIC-2020 will focus on the following thematic areas and fields:

o Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)
o Advances in Computing Science
o Educational Technology and Innovation
o Food and Agriculture Technologies and Innovation
o Engineering and Infrastructure
o Health, Energy and the Environment
o Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship
o R&D and Product Innovation

In order to facilitate your free participation, please access the registration portal on the IRIC website and follow the instructions therein. The conference organizers and sponsors thank you for your patience. Those who had already registered for IRIC 2019 are to note that their registration will be applied to the IRIC 2020.We sincerely apologize for any resultant inconvenience due to the postponement. Should you have any further questions, please contact Prince O. Darko at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kindly take note of the important dates below;

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DATE

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Deadline for Submission of Abstracts (Deadline)

21st August 2020

2

Notice for Acceptance of Abstracts (Deadline)

14th September 2020

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Submission of Full-text of Paper Versions of the Accepted Papers (Deadline)


16th October 2020


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Acceptance of Paper (Deadline)

2nd November 2020

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Conference Dates

18th-19th November 2020


Thanks for your usual cooperation