Knowledge Exchange for Young Scientists (KEYS)

Knowledge Exchange for Young Scientists (KEYS)
KEYS is an initiative for young scientists from countries in Africa and from Germany to enhance their
skills in innovative research in the field of cement and concrete construction technology. It targets
young postgraduate and young postdoctoral scientists and offers the unique opportunity to network
with international high profile researchers and industry representatives. It also fosters networking of
young scientists with peers in an international forum that promotes their role as future decision makers.
2 steps to meet international students and experts! Take your chance!
1. Submit an abstract on your research on “Raw Materials, Quality
Control and Maintenance of Cementitious Products”.
2. Authors of the best abstracts* will be sponsorsed with a return
flight and full board accomodation to participate in the symposium.
*18 African and 4 German students can join the conference. Participation is open for young academics from
entire Africa and from Germany. The participation of female researchers is encouraged.
Abstract format:
Extended abstract type,
maximum 1200 words
plus a maximum of
3 figures or tables.
A short motivation letter
is also required.
Process flow chart
Until 1st April,
Call for extended abstracts
Topic: Raw Materials, Quality
Control and Maintenance of
Cementitious Products
Review process
International expert jury and
keynote speakers select 18 African
and 4 German abstracts based on
excellence criteria.
Information about acceptance
The authors of the selected
abstracts are invited to attend the
symposium and requested to
present their work.
Until 12th April,
13th April,
8th – 12th June,
Post-graduate and PhD students
plus young post-docs from entire
Africa and Germany are requested
to submit extended abstracts about
their research in the topic of the
recent call.
Symposium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Keynote lectures,
Presentation of students‘ research,
Workshop on focus topic
Networking, Excursion
International Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Angel Palomo, Spain)
Mr. Boudewijn Piscaer, Netherlands
Prof. Herbert Uzoegbo, South Africa
Prof. Karen Scrivener, Switzerland
Prof. Raissa Ferron, USA
Dr. Shady Nabil, Egypt
Mr. Walther Wirth, South Africa
Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Schmidt, Germany
2nd Symposium,
Sustainable Cement and
Concrete Construction,
2016, Ghana
3rd Symposium,
Applicable Cement and
Concrete Technology in Africa,
2017, S. Africa
Ms. Nsesheye S. Msinjili,
[email protected]
For further information, please visit the website:
Funding body:
1st Symposium:
Raw Materials, Quality
Control and Maintenance
of Cementitious Products
Venue: Dar es Salaam,
Dates: June 8-12, 2015
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