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3rd Developing Countries Robotics Forum (DCRF - 2019), ACCRA, GHANA

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Call for Participation in the 3rd Developing Countries Robotics Forum


Interest in robotics is increasing in many parts of the world, and developing countries are no exception. From research projects aimed at developing novel robotic systems for unique challenges, to education and outreach programs that use robotics to enhance students’ interest in STEM fields, the collection of robotics projects in developing countries provides a fascinating panorama of the potential and impact robotics can have around the world. After the previous very successful editions at ICRA 2015 and AFRICON 2017, the Developing Countries Robotics Forum (DCRF) will now be held for the third time at the IEEE AFRICON 2019 in Ghana. It aims at bringing together academics and practitioners from the field of robotics acting in the developing world or with impact for or focus to the developing world. At the forum, a wide range of work in robotics, including but not limited to research, education, outreach, academic work, industry work, governmental work, and NGO work is welcome.

How to Participate

We solicit two types of submissions for the DCRF 2019. We invite full papers (5-8 pages) or short papers (3-5 pages) in a variety of categories, including (but not limited to) research, education, outreach, academic work, industry work, governmental work, and NGO work. These need to be formatted according to the IEEE conference formatting instructions (see Authors Section for details) Further, a 1-2 page extended abstract describing an interesting project or activity in the above fields can be submitted. The extended abstract must, also follow the standard IEEE format, describing the project or activity, including a short biography of the head researchers or industry participants.

If there are any questions about the DCRF 2019, these can be posed via email to the following email address:

Work presented at the Developing Countries Robotics Forum can be in fields as diverse as:

  • Robotics in classrooms or other education activities
  • Agricultural applications
  • Urban Search and Rescue Robots
  • UAVs
  • Service Robots
  • Logistics Robots
  • Machine Learning and many more

In addition, participants interested in

  • Collaboration between institutions
  • Collaboration between academia and industry
  • Expressing research interests
  • Seeking collaboration opportunities
  • Discussing interesting robotics topics that further research could explore
  • Industry products and supplies that could assist with robotics research, development and businesses are invited to participate.


At the DCRF, peers will present their work interactively in poster sessions, by flash talks and even remote participation will be possible. All researchers, educators, and practitioners working in robotics in developing countries, as well as those with an interest in this work are invited to participate. Discussions will center on themes such as relevant applications, current trends and future directions of robotics in developing countries, opportunities and challenges of robotics work in developing countries, and opportunities for “south-south” as well as “north-south” collaboration. As was done with the projects presented in the previous edition, we will display the the projects and results at the DCRF website available at


Important Dates

  • 25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2019: IEEE AFRCION 2019

Submission link

Only pdf files and doc, docx, documents will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done through EasyChair CFP.

SUBMIT A PAPER : IEEE AFRICON19 Paper Submission Link

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  • Alexander Ferrein, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Billy Okal, Voyage Auto, USA
  • G. Ayorkor Korsah, Ashesi University College, Ghana
  • Benedict Quartey, Ashesi University College, Ghana
  • Benedict Quartey, Ashesi University College, Ghana



The Organisers would like to thank the IEEE AFRICON 2019 organising committee for the support of the DCRF.