Announcement and Call for Papers

International Research Initiatives Conference (IRIC) - 2019


The International Research Initiatives Conference - IRIC-2019 will take place on 21st -22nd August 2019 at the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), Accra, Ghana.








Deadline for Submission of abstracts (Deadline)

29th March 2019


Notice for Acceptance of Abstracts (Deadline)

17th April 2019


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

 12th July 2019


Acceptance of Paper (Deadline)

26th July 2019


Conference Dates

21st-22nd August 2019

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IRIC is designed to serve as an international forum for presenting and discussion of outputs of on-going research efforts and 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 focus of IRIC-2019 is therefore on showcasing 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) research efforts and as well as those targeted at innovative business and management research activities.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 including major R&D efforts in the various subject areas and disciplines of focus of the conference.



Authors are invited to submit Extended Abstracts of their papers under the following broad themes:


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



The Technical and Scientific Committee will select the papers to be presented at the conference on the basis of the submitted extended abstracts. Contributions are expected to be original, unpublished and not submitted to journals or conferences with proceedings. Papers violating these requirements will not be considered by the Program Committee.



You may want to access the following Guide on how to write Abstracts for Research Conference / Academic Journal papers.


Publication of Papers

During the conference, approximately 100 papers will be presented in single-track sessions. Each presentation will be 20 minutes long. The proceedings will be published in the Journal of Advances in Science and Technology Research (JASTER)International Journal of Business, Innovation and Technology (IJBIT)International Journal for Agriculture Research and Innovation (IJARI) or in the Journal of Advances in Business and Management Research (JABMAR).