The 5th National Conference on Communications (NCC) will be held in Kampala, Uganda, from 3rd- 4th September. 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, 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, network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Broadband multimedia systems and services
  • Communication Systems for the 4th Industrial Revolution


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.


– Conference Papers Due: 7th June 2019

– Acceptance Notification: 20th July 2019

– Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due: 2nd August 2019

Contact Info

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

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