FACULTY OF SCIENCE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, NIGERIA

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN NIGERIA

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

THEME: DIVERSIFICATION OF NIGERIA’S ECONOMY THROUGH SCIENCE

DATE: 16 – 19 May, 2017 VENUE

Lakeside Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

INTRODUCTION

This is to announce the hosting of “3rd International Conference on Scientific Research in Nigeria” by the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria.

Faculty of Science is one of the three foundation faculties in University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. The Faculty was founded on a tradition of best practices in research and teaching. Since science has advanced and become largely intertwined with society’s needs and development, research activities have also become complex, creating fascinating relationships among researchers on one hand, and between researchers and policy makers on the other. As scientists make new observations and develop new ideas that can enhance sustainable developments, societal development will continue to create challenges for the scientific community. The Faculty of Science has not shied away from these challenges. It has articulated its vision and evolved programmes and courses designed to produce competent manpower that can meet the needs of the present generation and equally provide the basis for the future generation to meeting its own needs. This will ensure our today and assure our tomorrow.

This conference will provide forum for the exchange of new research findings and ideas among scientists across the nation and beyond. The event is targeted towards ensuring comprehensive use of research results for diversification of Nigeria’s economy.

INVITATION

The Conference Organising Committee on behalf of the Faculty of Science is pleased to invite members of the scientific communities, policy makers, researchers and general public to her 3rd International Conference on “Diversification of Nigeria’s Economy through Science” scheduled for 16 - 19 May, 2017 in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria.

OBJECTIVES

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research, developmental activities and exchange of scientific information among the academia, policy makers and industrialist.

The specific objectives are:

a. To promote research and innovations using state-of-the-art methodologies

b. To enhance the application of indigenous knowledge in the diversification of Nigeria’s economy.

c. To promote interdisciplinary research.

d. To enhance policy formulation and implementation through best scientific practices.

LANGUAGE

The language of the conference is English.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The invitation is open to researchers, policy makers, industrialist, and others with keen interest in scientific research and sustainable development.

SUB-THEMES

Presentations can cover relevant topics under the following sub-themes:

1. Biotechnology

2. Conservation and utilisation of natural heritage

3. Energy and mineral resources

4. Agriculture, Food safety and security

5. Environment and pollution

6. Science and security

7. Science education

8. Scientific models and information technology

9. Nanotechnology

10. Computational and Mathematical modelling

PLENARY LECTURES

The plenary lectures will include the following:

1. The challenges and prospects of economic diversification in Nigeria.

2. Scientific research and the Nigerian economy: Any relationship?

3. Innovative scientific research as a panacea to economic diversification a developing nation.

4. The role of scientists in an economy in recession.

5. The role of universities in developing capacity for effective scientific research in Nigeria.

PROPOSED PROGRAMME AND DATES

Tuesday- 16 May, 2017 Arrival and Registration

Wednesday - 17 May, 2017 Registration continues

Opening ceremony; Plenary and Technical sessions

Conference Cocktail

Thursday - 18 May, 2017 Plenary and Technical sessions

Friday- 19 May, 2017 Plenary and Technical sessions Closing ceremony and Departure

GUIDELINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT

Abstracts are invited for oral and/or poster presentation(s). Abstracts must be written and submitted in English Language (Times New Roman, font size 12), NOT MORE than 500 words excluding the title and author's name(s) and maximum of five keywords. The title should be in bold capital letters followed by the full name(s) (surname first) and address (es) of author(s) including e-mail address and phone number(s) of the corresponding author. Author(s) should indicate their presentation preference i.e. oral and/or poster at the foot of the abstract context. All abstracts are to be submitted as e-mail attachment to scienceconference2017@ui.edu.ng on or before 30th of March, 2017. Any abstract received after the deadline may not be included in the Book of Abstracts. PLEASE ADHERE STRICTLY TO THE GUIDELINE

GUIDELINE FOR PRESENTATION

There will be oral and poster presentations. Posters should be vertically long and printed using size 100 x 80 cm. Please note that horizontally long posters will not be accommodated due to space.

PUBLICATION OF CONFERENCE PAPERS

Papers presented at the conference may be considered for publication in a special issue (2017) of JOURNAL OF SCIENCE RESEARCH, a Journal of the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, after peer review.

PROPOSED REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee covering cost of conference materials, lunch and tea breaks is N25, 000.00 (Foreign participants =

$100). For unemployed students with identity cards, registration fee is N7, 500.00 (Foreign students = $50).

Only registered participants and invited guest will be allowed into the conference venue

BEST ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD

This award will be presented to the best three poster and oral presenters.

EXHIBITION

The organising committee invites NGOs, individuals, scientific, medical, pharmaceuticals, educational, financial, agricultural and telecommunication industries; and others to exhibit their products and services at the conference. Exhibition stands will be made available at the conference venue. Intention to exhibit should be clearly indicated to the organising committee latest by 17th April, 2017 with payment of the exhibition fee of N10, 000.00 per stand.

ADVERTISEMENT

Individuals, companies and organisations wishing to place adverts or/and goodwill messages in the conference programme/Book of Abstracts should send the write up with payment in cash to the secretary of the organising committee according to the following rates:

RATES:

Full Back cover page …… N50 000.00

Half Back cover Page … N25 000.00

Full inner cover page …… N40 000.00

Half inner cover page … N20 000.00

Full inner page ………… N25 000.00

Half inner page ……… N13 000.00

Quarter inner page ……… N8 000.00 Deadline for submission of adverts is 17th April, 2017.

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Participants will be responsible for their accommodation. Below are available standard hotels and guest houses with good lodging in and around the University of Ibadan. Charges are moderate between N4, 000 and N30, 000/night.

1. University of Ibadan Hotels, UI, Ibadan

2. Alumni Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

3. Davis Hotel, Old Bodija, Ibadan.

4. Pastoral Institute, Bodija, Ibadan.

5. Premier Hotel, Mokola, Ibadan.

6. Institute of Church Guest House, Samonda, Ibadan.

7. NUT Guest house, Samonda, Ibadan.

8. LABOD Hotel, Old Bodija, Ibadan.

9. De Executive Hotel near Global International, off Osuntokun, Bodija, Ibadan.

10. Grace and Suites Hotel, Aare Avenue, Bodija, Ibadan.

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Prof. A. A. Onilude - Dean, Faculty of Science Prof. J. O. Babalola – Department of Chemistry Prof. F. O. Ogundare – Department of Physics

Prof. A. A. Bakare – Managing Editor, Journal of Science Research

Dr. A. A. Ogunjobi - Sub-Dean (Postgraduate)

Dr. Idayat T. Gbadamosi - Sub-Dean (Biological & Earth Sciences)

Dr. S. O. Akinola - Sub-Dean (Physical Sciences) Dr. A. A. Sowunmi – Director, Zoological Garden Dr. M. E. Egwe – Department of Mathematics

Dr. I. A. Oladosu – Department of Chemistry (Secretary, LOC)

Dr. A. S. Olatunji – Department of Geology

Dr. F. C. Ukpokolo – Department of Archaeology & Anthropology

Dr. Alimoh H. Alabi – Department of Chemistry Dr. O. I. Osowole – Department of Statistics

Dr. N. N. Jibiri – Department of Physics Mrs. Francisca I. Ayodele - Faculty Officer

CONTACT ADDRESS:

All enquiries should be directed to the Local Organising Committee of this conference, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria.

Telephones: (Secretary, LOC) 08036560184, 08126713791.

E-mails: scienceconference2017@ui.edu.ng

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