DII-2022
8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT IN
INFRASTRUCTURE (DII-2022)

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

BIM SUMMIT: 5TH OCTOBER 2022
DII CONFERENCE, 6TH-7TH OCTOBER 2022
CALL FOR PAPERS

ORGANISED BY:

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

OBJECTIVES

The DII-2022 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 maximizing benefits of infrastructure development and achieve outputs that will inform policy and wider development goals.

CONFERENCE THEME

The conference theme for this 8th edition is

“Building Smart, Resilient and Sustainable infrastructure in developing countries”

CALL FOR PAPERS

With focus on Infrastructure Development and Investment, the conference will address a broad
range of topics around the theme to establish trends, forecast and recommend ways to ensure sustainability.
Industry and academic papers are invited to be submitted on the following topics

MAIN TOPICS

  • Sustainability in infrastructure development
  • 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 2022 conference
is the conference website: www.diiconference.org. Enquiries
concerning registration, sponsorship, exhibitions, paper/ poster
presentations and abstract submission should be directed to:

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of Abstracts - May 15th, 2022
Submission Link: Click Here
Notification of Decision on Abstracts - 15th May 2022
Full paper submission: July 1st, 2022
Submission Link: Click Here
Notification of Decision on Paper - July 15th, 2022
Final Paper: July 30th, 2022
Conference Registration: August 15th, 2022
PhD Poster Submission - August 30th, 2022
Submission Link: Click Here
BIM SUMMIT: 5th October 2022
CONFERENCE: 6th -7th October 2022
Consideration of full papers will be based on the acceptability of
the abstract. Compliance with publishing guidelines and scientific
contribution.
Registration Fee: 300$ per paper

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

Dr Erastus Mwanaumo (Chairman)
Dr Chabota Kaliba
Dr Charles Kahanji
Dr Neema Kavishe

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof Innocent Musonda (Chairman)
Prof Trynos Gumbo
Prof. Franco Muleya
Prof. David Olukanni
Prof Justus Agumba
Dr Chioma Okoro
Dr Balimu Mwiya 

PANEL OF SCIENTIFIC REVIEWERS

Prof. Riza SunindijoUniversity of New South Wales
Prof Sing Wong - University College of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia
Prof Mbuyu Sumbwanyambe - University of South Africa, South Africa
Prof Ephraim Munshifwa – Copperbelt University
Dr Thembani Moyo- University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr Sam Zulu - Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
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 Mehdi Pourmazaherian - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr Lovemore Chipungu - University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr Kenneth Park- Aston University
Dr Hussien Elsaigh - University of South Africa
Dr Devon Gwaba- United States
Dr David Oloke - University of Brighton
Dr Danstan Chiponde - Copperbelt University, Zambia
Dr Charles Kahanji - University of Zambia
Dr Bupe Mwanza - University of Zambia
Dr Alireza Moghayedi – University of Cape Town
Mr. Abdullahi Saka – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HongKong

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

Abstract should not exceed 250 words and include up to 5 keywords.

Papers should be limited to 9 pages and adhere with the template as available at DOWNLOAD

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 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

Contact us for enquiries at: Info@diiconference.org or visit https://diiconference.org/
The submission templates and guidelines are also available via the CRC Press/Balkema website

On the CRC Press/Balkema website, you will see a listing of Conferences. Double click on International
Conference on Development and Investment in Infrastructure (DII-2022). This opens a folder with all the
relevant files you need to prepare your paper for DII-2022 (including additional files with instructions for
LaTex users)

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