Special Issue on Computing & Advances in Information and Communication Technologies


Background and motivation

The SLU Journal of Science and Technology  (Online: ISSN 2736-0903; Print ISSN: 2736-089X) is an open access, peer reviewed and refereed international journal published by the Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences (FNAS) and the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (FCIT), Sule lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State, Nigeria.  The Journal publishes bi-annually in June and December.  The main objective of SLUJST is to provide an intellectual platform for the exchange of the latest research in Science, Engineering and Technology. The Journal is currently indexed in CrossRef, Google ScholarSule Lamido University Kafin Hausa Libraries,  ResearchGateJournals for freeACADEMIA

It is our great pleasure to introduce the special issue of the SLUJST on Computing & Advances in Information and Communication Technologies targeting the general public from both academia and industry especially in the domains of computing, networking, emerging technologies, ethical and legal issues and information technology.




The special issue will feature recent advancements in computing, networking and communications technologies.  To find out the state-of-the-art, thought-provoking areas, and to present consolidated expert views on Fostering Digital Economy through Recent Trend in Information Technology and Telecommunications and the applicability of ICT for sustainable development for practical applications to the concerned readers and experts in both academia and industry.  

 Scope and topics

The target audiences of the special issue are from different backgrounds including academia, industries and practitioners. This special issue solicits papers with research contributions that specifically apply the computing, networking and communications technologies to address societal challenges. The topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Computing and Communication Technologies
  • Computing and Intelligent Systems
  • Communication, Networks and Security
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Applied Computing and Information Systems
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Computing
  • Information Technology and Pandemics
  • ICT in forensics and Cyber security
  • Big data analytics and data mining
  • Digital and wireless communication systems
  • Algorithms and Machine Learning
  • Blockchain, Information Networks and Cybersecurity
  • Control and Optimizations
  • Robotics and the 4IR
  • IoT, Image Processing, Cryptography and Networking
  • Deep reinforcement learning for BigData and IoT
  • MIS, Digital Transformation and Social Computing Technologies.
  • Channel models for 5G and beyond.
  • ICT and disaster risk management
  • Cybersecurity Issues in IoT, 5G & 6G, and Cloud Computing.
  • Experimental prototypes, testbeds and trials.

Type of contributions

High quality original articles, review articles and industrial experiences that describe significant scientific contributions. As such, both theoretical and empirical manuscripts can be submitted to the special issue.  All reviewed and accepted papers will be published in Vol 6 issues 1 &2 (March 2023).



 Submission and Author’s Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the Guide for Authors available from the online submission page of the SLUJST available on: https://slujst.com.ng/index.php/jst/about/submissions. All papers will be peer-reviewed following the SLUJST reviewing procedures.  The submission to the special issue will be made through the SLUJSTelectronic email submission system (siccait@slu.edu.ng). All submissions within the scope of the special issue will be peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the research area according to the SLUJST  reviewer’s guideline and reviewing procedure.   

Important Dates

Scheduled for the provisional timetable for the special collections are as follows:

Manuscript submission Deadline                         Feb 28th, 2023

Review period                                                        Jan 10th, 2023 - March 10th, 2023

First round notification                                         March 1st-10th 2023

Manuscript revising period                                  March 1st, 2023March 15th, 2023

Submission of revised paper                                 March 18th, 2023

Final Decision                                                         March 20th, 2023


Camera Ready                                                       March 25th, 2023

Publication online                                                  March 31st, 2023                              

Publication on Print                                              April 10th, 2023                              


Article Publication Charges and Copy of print Journal

The APC for the special issue is N25,000.00 ($50.00) and payable upon the acceptance of article after peer-review process. No charges for article review. All payment are to be made to:

Name of Bank:            JAIZ Bank Plc
Account Number:       0009252707
Account Name:           Nasir FARUK


Corresponding author of each paper is entitled to one copy of the print journal. Additional copy of the special issue will attract a fee of N 3500 ($10.00) per copy. Articles are freely available for download on the Journal website.

Special Issue Lead Guest Editor

Prof. Aliyu Danjuma  Usman, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Email: aliyuusman1@gmail.com; Mobile: +2348066238363

Special Issue Guest Editors

1. Dr. Mustapha Aminu Bagiwa

Department of Computer Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria.

Email: mstphaminu@abu.edu.ng


2. Abgotiname imoize

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos                      Email: aimoize@unilag.edu.ng

3. Dr. Bajeh Amos

Department of Computer Science, University of Ilorin

Email: bajehamos@unilorin.edu.ng


4.  Dr Bashir Baba

Department of Cyber Security, Sule Lamido University

Email: bashir.abdullahibaba@slu.edu.ng


5. Dr. Fatima Binta Abdullahi

Department of Computer Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.

Email: fbabdullahi@abu.edu.ng


6. Engr. Dr. Isiyaku Ya’u

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Email: ishaaqyau@gmail.com


Editorial Office Contacts

Prof. Nasir Faruk

Managing Editor

SLU Journal of Science and Technology

Department of Information Technology,

Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State, Nigeria

Phone +234 8032428141; Email: me_jst@slu.edu.ng

Website: www.slujst.com.ng


Dr. Salisu Garba

Assistant Managing Editor

SLU Journal of Science and Technology

Department of Software Engineering

Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State, Nigeria

Phone +234 8034990732; Email: ame_jst@slu.edu.ng

Website: www.slujst.com.ng


Ms Anjola Oluwa Babatunde

Technical Editorial Assistant

SLU Journal of Science and Technology

Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State, Nigeria

Phone +234 8136919839; Email: tea_jst@slu.edu.ng