Makerere University (College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology- CEDAT) in collaboration with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) shall host the 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC 2019).  The NCC provides a national forum for presentations of outputs of peer-reviewed research into a solution for local challenges and proposals to improve ICTs in Uganda. NCC thus provides an opportunity to build capacity and strengthen the academic and industry communities in communications particularly in the research of locally relevant solutions.

The call paper is underway.

The 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC) will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from 10th – 11th October 2019. The NCC provides an opportunity to build capacity and strengthen the academic and industry communities in communications particularly in the research of locally relevant solutions. The NCC provides students, researchers, developers, and practitioners with a platform to address new research challenges, share solutions and discuss issues relevant to the communications sector of Uganda. The NCC will also host keynote and invited speakers to share their views on communications from regulation, social-economic, political and gender perspectives.

College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)


Main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Communication Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Broadcasting
  • ICT infrastructure for technology hubs
  • ICT security issues in developing countries
  • National ICT plans, policies and ICT in health and education
  • ICT Services, applications, e-business and security
  • ICT infrastructures based on alternative energies
  • Green communications and energy efficiency
  • Next generation (5G) mobile communications
  • Advances in 3G and 4G mobile communications
  • Cloud computing and network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Broadband multimedia systems and services
  • Communication systems for the 4th Industrial Revolution

NCC 2019 Industry Track
The NCC Secretariat announces the Industry Track to give industry players an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges and adoption of the latest technologies to solve these challenges. The technologies are not limited to specific industries (for example business, engineering, agriculture, public sector, health, etc) and different application areas (business intelligence, smart cities, transport, etc).

However, technology should rely on communications technology and the paper should clearly reveal this component. The papers can take on any shape or form and should not necessarily include any significant theoretical backgrounds. The industry track aims to facilitate and enhance discussions between industry players and academicians on the best way to create synergies to solve local problems. We welcome contributions based on any or all the following:

Success stories of adoption of new technologies to solve real-world problems, especially focusing on what the problems were and how these new technologies have been harnessed to provide credible and sustainable solutions. Experiences and challenges faced in the industry today and what the probable
technologies and solutions are being (or should be) considered to solve them

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applications of new technologies in specific domains (agriculture, health, education, public sector, etc)
  • Approaches to bridge the gap between academia and industry
  • Artificial Intelligence and its applications in any application area
  • Financial and strategic investment in new technologies (e.g. 5G)
  • Case studies
  • The role of spectrum regulation in enhancing innovation around the wireless technologies sector
  • Scalability challenges of certain technologies and use cases

Conference Papers Due: 26th July 2019
Acceptance of Notification: 30th August 2019
Final, Camera Ready Papers: 13th September 2019


Papers submitted to NCC 2019 must not have been published elsewhere. Students with works in progress are encouraged to make submissions too. Paper submissions should follow the NCC double-column paper format and should be submitted electronically via the NCC2019 website. A maximum of seven (7) pages including all figures and references are allowed for each paper. Submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Program Committee. Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors must register and attend NCC2019 to present the work. Instructions and guidelines for electronic submission are available by email via , and will be posted on the NCC2019 website.

Contact Info

Interim NCC Secretariat, Head Office UCC House Plot 42 – 44, Spring Road; Tel: +256 414 339000

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