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SAICSIT 2019 Skukuza


SAICSIT 2019 is the annual research conference of the South African national computing society of the same name ( It presents researchers with a forum for presenting research in computer science, information systems, information technology, software engineering and computer engineering (as defined in the ACM, AIS and IEEE-CS). SAICSIT 2019 is an international conference and contributions from all parts of the world are warmly welcomed.

Submission deadlines EXTENDED

Full research papers / industry papers / case studies / workshops / panels: 13 May 2019 (notification by 17 June 2019) Masters and Doctoral symposium: 30 June 2019 (notification by 31 July 2019)

Submission format

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts. English is the official conference language – all submissions must therefore be in English.

Submissions in all categories of the SAICSIT 2019 Main Conference and the Postgraduate Symposium must follow the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series prescribed format – MS-Word or LaTeX format (with no additional libraries or special fonts). The template and guidelines for papers are located on the website click here….. For WORD users, please use the template interim_layout.docx (two column layout).

Papers that do not follow the template may be excluded from the conference proceedings. The maximum paper length as stipulated in the various submission categories will be strictly enforced.

For all tracks, only anonymised PDF files must be submitted for review. Any questions regarding the formatting and uploading of submissions should be directed to Prof Hanlie Smuts (
All submissions must be made through the online submission system on the conference web site click here…...

Full research papers

We invite the submission of FULL PAPERS (maximum of 10 pages) to report original previously-unpublished work in the topic areas of the conference. Full papers typically report on completed and mature research results.

All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts. The review process will retain the anonymity of authors and reviewers. The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: originality of contribution; relevance to the conference; technical/scientific merit; and presentation and clarity.

Accepted full research papers must be presented at the conference by either the main author or one of the co-authors. Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions (by removing names and affiliations from the first page and elsewhere in the paper, as well as in the name that the paper is saved as, that would allow reviewers to easily identify authors).

Industry oriented papers / case studies

In a bid to foster more communication between industry and academia, SAICSIT 2019 solicits INDUSTRY ORIENTED PAPERS and CASE STUDIES from industry members addressing research taking place in industry. Specifically, the industry track seeks to:

  • Provide a forum for practitioners to discuss insights, successes and challenges in practical or industry research and development in fields related to the theme of SAICSIT 2019.
  • Identify new challenges, lessons, concerns and issues related to computing related research and development in the real world. The goal is to provide researchers with the information required to focus their activities on real-world issues.
  • Highlight new, practical research activities; solved or unsolved technical, business or organisational challenges, or issues involved in adopting, maintaining or evolving a computing related product.
  • Highlight specific techniques (organisational, architectural, etc.) used to address computing research and development issues in practice.

In order to encourage industry-based authors who cannot afford the commitment of writing a full paper to contribute technically to the proceedings, we invite submissions of extended abstracts of one – two pages in the prescribed format.  Extended abstracts should address topics consistent with the overall goals of the industry track. Authors are encouraged to share successes, challenges and unanswered questions — the objective should be to identify important points for further discussion during the conference.

Industry oriented papers or case studies are not treated in the same way as research papers and will be subjected to a separate review process. Only the extended abstract will be reviewed for appropriateness to the themes of the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings. Please note that this is not a marketing platform and submissions that clearly display a marketing intent will not be considered for presentation.

Industry oriented paper submissions are not anonymous and should contain the names and contact details of the authors.  Send your extended abstract (1 – 2 pages) directly to Prof Rennie Naidoo.


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