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We are beset by a technological acceleration that is penetrating all spheres of society. Even despite some reluctance, this fact will continue to explode if we stick to the three laws (Moore, Butter and Kryder) that support the digital revolution.

The benefits of emerging technologies, including those of Industry 4.0 in the daily lives of individuals, institutions, and governments are undeniable. For example, the Internet of Things makes it possible to monitor seasonal agricultural production; the exploitation of augmented reality today is used to motivate and engage learners through interactive experiences; 4D printing facilitates the product design process during the supply chain. Artificial intelligence can be exploited to optimize the allocation of resources in public administration; distributed ledger technologies are used to dematerialize and secure financial transactions. Big Data and analytics are used to reduce treatment costs and increase treatment efficiency after assembling and analyzing patient data to identify explanations that are not humanly visible to practitioners. The world is therefore in a mad race during which we must constantly adapt in order to properly exploit these increasingly accessible technologies for our adapted solutions. Consequently, it disrupts our habits and therefore those of the surrounding ecosystem in terms of governance, legal, social, informational, educational, to name a few. In addition, this evolution is accompanied by ethical, irresponsible drifts exposing people to cybercriminals.

Indeed, this technological movement tends to rule the inefficient human from any mastery or control of the applications that result from it. The resumption of this control requires questions to which adequate answers, provided by SAFER-TEA, will make it possible to contain the disturbance and to channel this technological movement to social and societal realities for better governance. The direct consequence is the cleaning up of the landscape of the digital economy.

The University of Dubai in the UAE organizes EAI SAFER-TEA 2024, a conference aimed at bringing together multi-disciplinary scientists and practitioners as well as societal actors to explore and converge on sustainable, adapted solutions guaranteeing safe, secure, responsible, and ethical use of emerging cybertechnologies and related applications.  This annual conference highlights multidisciplinary by bringing together scientists, academics, government actors, civil society actors, digital industry practitioners, entrepreneurs, independent academics, technology communities, innovators, policy makers and private sector leaders who find their interest. During this event, they will explore, exchange and discuss opportunities and advances related to digital transformation and the exploitation of emerging technologies and their applications, but also and above all the risks associated with this revolution as well as the preservation of safe, secure, ethical and responsible use and ecosystem.

Discussions around a SAFER-TEA aim to answer fundamental questions. What scientific and practical approaches have been developed to support the sound exploitation of these technologies? Are the applications of government strategies sufficient and robust to technological disruption? Are the innovations sufficiently boosted, ethical and responsible? What are the immediate shortcomings encountered by the community consuming these technologies? Are the training offers, the pedagogical mechanisms and the educational environment adequate with the digital transformation? To achieve this controlled, responsible and ethical technological governance, what practical methods should be applied in order to reduce the gap between the least developed countries and those most advanced in terms of appropriation? How to ensure that the efforts proposed in all sectors are sustainable? EAI SAFER-TEA is the place where government actors present the existing strategies in their respective sector in relation to these challenges that come with technological disruption. It is also the place for professionals to share their experience and the gaps to be filled in the field. We also wish to have the actors of international civil society, the beneficiary socio-economic actors in relation to this movement to participate in these discussions. Having noticed that many communities act in this common vision, SAFER-TEA wishes to facilitate federating to pool efforts and possible collaborations over the long term.

The second International Conference on Safe, Secure, Ethical, Responsible Technologies and Emerging Applications
(SAFER-TEA 2023) will be held in Dubai, UAE from December 9 to 10, 2024.

Objective: To exchange ideas, opinions, perspectives, results and solutions concerning the safe, secure and responsible use of emerging technologies and applications.


Track 1: Security and Safety in Technologies with Emerging Applications

This track could focus on techniques, methodologies, and best practices for ensuring cybersecurity in various applications and systems. Topics may include encryption, authentication, intrusion detection, threat intelligence, secure coding practices, and data privacy regulations such as GDPR. Topics could also cover emerging threats, such as AI-driven cyberattacks, ransomware, and IoT vulnerabilities, digital forensics, Cloud, Quantum computing, embedded systems, communications and networks technologies such as mesh networks, wireless, CDN, SDN, cyber-physical systems, etc.


Track 2: Ethics and Responsibility in Technologies with Emerging Applications

This track would explore the ethical considerations surrounding AI and machine learning technologies. Discussions might revolve around fairness, interpretability, explainability, transparency, accountability, and bias mitigation in AI algorithms and systems. Topics could delve into case studies, frameworks for ethical AI development, regulatory compliance (e.g., AI ethics guidelines and standards), deviations in generative models, adversarial behaviors, etc.


Track 3: Responsible Innovation and Governance:

This track would address the broader societal implications of emerging technologies. Topics may include technology assessment, risk management, stakeholder engagement, and the role of policymakers and regulators in fostering responsible innovation. Topics could also examine ethical decision-making frameworks, corporate social responsibility, the importance of inclusivity and diversity in technology development, trust and responsibility in Cloud, IoT, Quantum, and related applications, etc.


Track 4: Technologies and Social Impact:

This track would focus on the potential societal impacts of new and emerging technologies. Discussions might cover areas such as sustainability, the digital divide, accessibility, and the ethical implications of technologies like biotechnology, nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. Topics could explore how emerging technologies can be harnessed to address global challenges while mitigating potential risks and unintended consequences. Furthermore, e-services within societies based on emerging technologies could also be discussed regarding data, storage, software, and usability services.


All accepted papers will be submitted for publishing in the Springer LNICST series and made available through the SpringerLink Digital Library (indexed by Scopus, ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar).

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, IO-Port, MatchSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

Additional publication opportunities:

By paying an additional $150, authors can publish their articles in the EAI Endorsed Transactions journal selected by the conference (Scopus and Ei-indexed). The article’s publication is subject to the following requirements:

– It must be an extended version of the conference paper with a different title and abstract. In general, 30% of new content must be added.
– The article will be processed once the conference proceedings have been published.
– The article will be processed using the fast-track option.
– Once the conference proceedings are published, the corresponding author should contact us at [email protected] with the details of their article to begin processing

Paper Submission

SAFER-TEA 2024 accepts:

– Regular research papers, up to 20 pages in length (excluding references).

All submitted papers must be unpublished and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. 

Author’s kit – Instructions and Templates (SPRINGER)

Papers must be formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit.

Instructions and templates are available from Springer’s LNICST homepage:


Please make sure that your paper adheres to the format as specified in the instructions and templates.

When uploading the camera-ready copy of your paper, please be sure to upload both:

  • a PDF copy of your paper formatted according to the above templates, and
  • an archive file (e.g. zip, tar.gz) containing the both a PDF copy of your paper and LaTeX or Word source material prepared according to the above guidelines.