DII-2024
10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT
IN INFRASTRUCTURE (DII-2024)

24-26 JULY 2024

ORGANISED BY:

University of Johannesburg | University of Zambia |
Copperbelt University | National Council for Construction

CONFERENCE VENUE

DII – 2024 shall take place at Avani Victoria Fall Resort,
Livingstone, Zambia

OBJECTIVES

The DII–2024 conference is part of the DII conference series
on Infrastructure Development and Investment. It aims to
provide a forum for leaders, researchers, practitioners,
and stakeholders in infrastructure development to
discuss, evaluate and devise ways of maximising the
benefits of infrastructure development and achieve outputs
that will inform policy and wider development goals.

CONFERENCE THEME

The conference theme for this edition is “Development and Infrastructure
in Developing countries our 10–year reflection”. Industry and academic
papers are invited to be submitted on the following topics:

MAIN TOPICS

• Sustainability in infrastructure development
• Megaprojects
• Infrastructure investment – trends and forecasts
• Smart Infrastructure and Cities
• Quality and Resilient Infrastructure
• Gender equity, empowerment, and development
• BIM, digital twins, Mixed Reality, 3D Printing and
    Construction Innovation
• Climate change and shock events impact and response
    and Water Resources
• Environmental and waste management
• Investment and finance
• Renewable Energy
• Construction Cost management
• Construction Materials and Ethical Issues in
    Construction
• Lean Construction and Value Engineering
• Construction Ergonomics, Health, and Safety
• Social Justice and Social Inequality in Construction
• Circular Economy in Construction

POSTGRADUATE (MASTERS’ & PHD) STUDENTS’ PAPERS

The DII conference has been mandated to promote research and collaboration in Africa. Therefore, papers and research proposals from postgraduate students are also invited to be presented at the Conference on issues relating to Development and Investment in Infrastructure.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL INFORMATION

The primary source of information about the DII
2024 conference is the website: www.
diiconference.org. Enquiries concerning registration,
Sponsorship, exhibitions, paper/ poster presentations and
abstract submissions should be directed to

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission of Abstracts: 31/12/2023
Submission link: Click Here
Notification of Decision on Abstracts: 20/01/2024
Full Paper Submission: 20/03/2024
Notification of Decision on Full Paper: 20/04/2024
Final Paper: 10/05/2024
Conference registration: 01/03/2024
Ph.D. Poster Submission: 01/02/2024

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

$450 per paper

CONFERENCE DATE: 24-26 JULY 2024

Full papers will be considered based on the
acceptability of the Abstract, compliance with the
publishing guidelines and scientific contribution.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof Innocent Musonda (Chairman)
Prof Erastus Mwanaumo
Prof Franco Muleya
Prof Kahilu Kajimo-Shakantu
Prof Justus Agumba
Prof Chioma Okoro
Dr Balimu Mwiya
Dr Thembani Moy

PANEL OF SCIENTIFIC REVIEWERS

Prof Riza Sunindijo
University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof Sing Wong
University College of Technology, Sarawak,
Malaysia
Prof Mbuyu Sumbwanyambe
University of South Africa, South Africa
Prof Ephraim Munshifwa
Copperbelt University, Zambia
Dr Thembani Moyo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof Sam Zulu
Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Prof Trynos Gumbo
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr Olatunji Aiyetan
Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Dr Nuru Gambo
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
Dr Nadine Ibrahim
University of Waterloo, Canada
Dr Lovemore Chipungu
University of KwaZulu–Natal, South Africa
Dr Kenneth Park
Aston University, United Kingdom
Dr Hussien Elsaigh
University of South Africa, South Africa
Dr Devon Gwaba
United States
Dr David Oloke
University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Dr Charles Kahanji
University of Zambia, Zambia
Dr Bupe Mwanza
University of Zambia, Zambia
Dr Abdullahi Saka
Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Prof Chioma Okoro
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr Mehdi Pourmazaherian
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

PUBLICATION:

Accepted papers will be published Online Open Access on
Taylor & Francis. The Work will be sent to multiple indexing
services, including Elsevier (Scopus, Compendex and EI)
and Clarivate Analytics, Formerly the IP & Science business
of Thomson Reuters (Web of Science). Both Elsevier and
Clarivate Analytics have a review process prior to
acceptance.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Abstract should not exceed 150 words and include up
to 5 keywords. Papers should be limited to 9 pages.

All submitted papers will go through a double–blind peer–
review process with decisions and comments availed to
all authors. Final acceptance is only granted upon revising
the manuscript in line with the reviewer’s comments.
Acceptance of the manuscript is subject to review and
approval by the Publishers.

Publication in the proceedings and presentation at the
Conference is subject to registration and submission of
copyright forms.

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