Call For Papers

We invite researchers, academics, industry professionals, and experts from around the world to contribute to the 1st international congress on "Higher Education, Research, and Innovation in the Era of Digital and AI", ESRI-IA 2023. The event, co-organized by Hassan 1st University and the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation, will take place in the captivating city of Dakhla, Morocco, from November 15th to 18th, 2023.

This congress presents a remarkable opportunity for the academic, research and industrial communities to address new challenges, share innovative solutions, and explore future research directions in the context of the digital and AI era. Our technical program encompasses plenary lectures, regular technical sessions, and interactive workshops, providing an enriching experience for all participants.

Scope and list of tracks:

We welcome original contributions on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Integration of Digital and AI in Higher Education and Research:
    • Adaptive and Personalized Learning Models
    • Hybrid Teaching and Online Learning
    • AI-driven Data Analysis in Scientific Research
  • Digital Transformation of Universities and Organizational Structures:
    • Data and Knowledge Management in Higher Education
    • Automation of Administrative and Operational Processes
    • Utilizing Digital Tools for Resource Sharing in Education
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics of AI and Digital Technologies:
    • Ethical Use of AI in Education and Research
    • Social Impact of Digital Technologies and AI
    • Regulatory Frameworks for Responsible AI and Digital Data Use
  • Collaboration and Partnerships for Digital Innovation in Africa:
    • Promoting Digital Innovation through Cooperation Among African Universities
    • Partnerships between Academic Institutions and Technology Industry
    • International Collaborations for Digital Development in Africa
  • Training and Skill Development for the Digital and AI Era:
    • Training Programs for Educators and Researchers on AI Integration
    • Skill Development in Artificial Intelligence for Students
    • Lifelong Learning and Digital Skills for Professionals
  • Impact of Digital and AI on Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
    • Nurturing Technology Start-ups and Incubating AI-based Enterprises
    • Influence of Digital Technologies on Innovation in Businesses and Industries
    • Facilitating Technology Transfer Between Universities and Private Sector through AI
  • Emerging Technologies:
    • Utilization of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Simulations, and Animations in Education and Research
    • Exploring Generative Models, Especially Language Models, for Various Applications
    • Considering the Concepts of Twins, Avatars, and Metaverse and Their Implications in Education and Society
  • AI and Intellectual Property:
    • Intellectual Property Considerations in AI Development and Implementation
    • Protecting AI-related Innovations and Creations
    • Ethical and Legal Challenges in AI and Intellectual Property

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Due : October 1, 2023 The deadline for paper submission has been extended for October 8,2023
  • Acceptance Notification : October 15, 2023
  • Author Registration : November 03, 2023
  • Camera Ready Submission : November 10, 2023
  • Conference Dates : 15-18 November 2023

Paper submission

The ESRI-IA 2023 organizing committee is inviting the submission of papers that present high quality, original and unpublished work. They must be relevant to one of the conference tracks.

Proceedings are expected to be published in Springer series and submitted for indexing to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and SpringerLink.

Papers should be between 6-8 pages in length.

Papers must be formatted according to Springer format (Latex/word) available at:

Submit your paper at the submission web site Submission

Submission Guidelines

Authors should not include their names, affiliations on the papers. The conference is a double blind peer review process. Author information should be supplied using the manuscript submission form online or in the cover letter for email submissions.

Please ensure that all papers are proofread and checked for accuracy prior to submission. Changes cannot be made during the review process. If accepted, minor revisions may be made prior to final submission.

Review Process

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three regular PC members or two senior PC members. The acceptance decisions will take into account paper novelty, technical depth, elegance, practical or theoretic impact, and presentation.

Post Conference Publication and Indexing

ESRI-IA 2023 Proceedings are expected to be published in Springer series : Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) and submitted for indexing to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink. They cover significant recent developments in the field, both of a foundational and applicable character.

Furthermore, authors of high quality contributions will be invited to submit an extended version of their work for potential publication in a special issue/section of an international journal.

For further questions please contact :

Organizing Committee