Call for Papers

Download the pdf version of the call: SAICSIT 2017 – Call for Papers

The Department of Information Technology at the Central University of Technology and the Department of Computer Science and Informatics at the University of the Free State will host the 2017 Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT 2017) in Bloemfontein, South Africa from 26 – 28 September 2017.

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

All submissions of full research papers should follow the new ACM International Conference Proceedings Series format. Please note that the American Letter paper size (not A4) must be used.  Make sure that you copy all the ACM fonts (ACM fonts.zip) to C:\Windows\Fonts on your computer.  Please use the SigConf example template (ACM_SigConf.zip).

Submissions should be no longer than ten (10) pages. Submissions not following the format will not be accepted. All submissions should be in English. Only fully anonymised PDF documents should be submitted for review.

Submit your paper to the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saicsit2017) before or on 19 June 2017. If you have not yet done so, you will have to create an EasyChair account to be able to submit your paper.”

Submission Information

All submissions of full research papers should follow the new ACM International Conference Proceedings Series format. Please note that the American Letter paper size (not A4) must be used.

Submissions should be no longer than ten (10) pages. Submissions not following the format will not be accepted. All submissions should be in English. Only fully anonymised PDF documents should be submitted for review.

Submit your paper to the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saicsit2017) before or on 19 June 2017. If you have not yet done so, you will have to create an EasyChair account to be able to submit your paper.

Masters & Doctoral Symposium

Submissions to the M&D Symposium may only be made by currently enrolled Masters and Doctoral students. Abstracts of approximately 500 words, following the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series format should be submitted through the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saicsit2017) before or on 10 July 2017. If you have not yet done so, you will have to create an EasyChair account to be able to submit your paper.

Please note that the American Letter paper size (not A4) must be used.  Make sure that you copy all the ACM fonts (ACM fonts.zip) to C:\Windows\Fonts on your computer.  Please use the SigConf example template (ACM_SigConf.zip).

Submissions not following the format will not be accepted. All submissions should be in English. Submissions for the M&D Symposium are not submitted blind and will be evaluated by the programme committee.

Students whose submissions are accepted for presentation will be required to bring a poster of their research with them to the conference. Posters must be either A2 or A1 in size, and contain the student’s affiliation legibly on the poster.

Submission Information

Submissions to the M&D Symposium may only be made by currently enrolled Masters and Doctoral students. Abstracts of approximately 500 words, following the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series format should be submitted through the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saicsit2017) before or on 10 July 2017. If you have not yet done so, you will have to create an EasyChair account to be able to submit your paper.

Submissions not following the format will not be accepted. All submissions should be in English. Submissions for the M&D Symposium are not submitted blind and will be evaluated by the programme committee.

Students whose submissions are accepted for presentation will be required to bring a poster of their research with them to the conference. Posters must be either A2 or A1 in size, and contain the student’s affiliation legibly on the poster.

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 Tuesday 26 September 2017 are invited to submit in writing a proposal for their respective panel, tutorial or workshop via e-mail to blignautpj@ufs.ac.za by 12 June 2017. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. The Organising Committee will evaluate each proposal separately and provide feedback by 3 July 2017.

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.