Call for Papers

The Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision-making and the Department of Information Science at Stellenbosch University will host the 2015 Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2015) at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 28 – 30 September 2015.

The theme for SAICSIT 2015 is Knowledge through Technology.

The Conference Organising Committee hereby solicits submissions in the following categories: Full Research Papers; Masters & Doctoral Symposium Posters; Panels; Tutorials; and Workshops. All submissions should be in line with the areas of interest of SAICSIT, which are: computer science, information systems, information technology, software engineering and computer engineering (as defined by the ACM, AIS and IEEE-CS).

Full Research Papers

Full research papers of a maximum of 10 pages are solicited which report on original, previously unpublished work in any of the topic areas of the conference. Such papers typically report on complete and mature research results.

All submissions are peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts and will be conducted in a double blind fashion. Papers will be considered based on their originality, relevance to the conference, technical and scientific merit as well as their presentation and clarity.

At least one author of all accepted papers must register for the conference and present the findings to the conference audience. Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series.

The programme committee will recommend certain papers to be extended and submitted for inclusion in the open access South African Computer Journal (SACJ).

Masters & Doctoral Symposium

Postgraduate students at Masters and Doctoral level are invited to submit research in progress to the SAICSIT M&D Symposium. This gives students the opportunity to actively engage with their peers and established researchers on the topic of their research. Submissions should take the form of a 500 word poster abstract.

Authors of successful submissions will be required to present at a dedicated symposium on Monday 28 September and to submit a poster for display during the main conference.

The symposium will be free of charge for all accepted participants and a reduced rate for the main conference will be extended to participants to encourage them to further engage with other conference delegates. The symposium is open to invited participants only.

Panels, Tutorials and Workshops

Interested parties who wish to chair a panel during the main conference or who wish to present a tutorial or workshop on Monday 28 September 2015 are invited to submit in writing a proposal for their respective panel, tutorial or workshop via e-mail to [email protected] by the deadline.

All proposals should include the name and affiliation of the proposer and an abstract of between 500 and 1000 words as well as: for panels, a list of proposed panel members and their affiliations; for tutorials and workshops, the aim of the tutorial/workshop, a tentative programme, possible speakers and the expected outcomes.

Important Information

All submissions of full research papers and submissions for the M&D Symposium should follow the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series format. Submissions not following the format will not be accepted. All submissions should be in English. For full research papers, only fully anonymised PDF documents should be submitted.

No submissions will be accepted after the indicated deadlines.