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SAICSIT 2010 Call for Papers - Main Conference

SAICSIT 2010 is the premier South African 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). The conference is held under the auspices of the national society, SAICSIT (www.saicsit.org.za).

The main SAICSIT 2010 Conference will take place on 12 and 13 October 2010. The Conference will consists of a mumber of keynote addresses, research papers, industry papers, and panel discussions. We invite you to submit paper for the 2010 event.  

 

SAICSIT 2010 is an international conference and 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.

 

The Proceedings of the Main SAICSIT 2010 Conference will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings series and be available on the ACM digital library.

 

Topics for the SAICSIT 2010 Conference

Suggested topics for contributions are classified according to main research themes and special themes indentified for the SAICSIT 2010 conference.

 

Main Research Themes:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering.

 The themes cover the entire spectrum of computing disciplines as defined by the The Joint Task Force for

 

Special Themes for SACISIT 2010:

  • Human Language Technologies
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Information Security
  • Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
  • Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Engineering
  • User Experience
  • Grid, Distributed and Cloud Computing
  • Green Computing
  • ICT and Cyber Defence
  • Next Generation Web
  • Health Informatics
  • ICT for Development
  • ICT in Education
  

 

Submission Categories

 

  • Full research papers

  • Short research papers

  • Industry oriented papers / case studies)

  • Proposals for panel discussions 

 

 Deadlines

 

Full research papers, short research papers and industry oriented papers:

Abstract due (Pre-requisite for research papers): 15 May 2010 (Closed)

Final date for submission of complete full and short research papers: 30 May 2010 (Closed)

Notification of acceptance to authors: 15 July 2010.

Due date for upload of final paper copies (accepted papers): 2 August 2010

Early registration deadline (at least one author of accepted papers): 15 August 2010.

Early registration deadline for other delegates: 1 September 2010.

 

Panel discussions:

Final date for proposals: 1 July 2010

Notification of acceptance to proposers: 15 July 2010.

 

Requirements for the Various Submission Categories

 

FULL RESEARCH PAPERS

 

Submissions of full research papers for publication in the conference proceedings are invited. Papers may address any of the areas identified in the conference topics and should take cognisance of the conference theme. Submissions should report original work and must not have been published previously. All full research 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 may consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: novelty, interest, evidence, clarity.

 

  • Novelty: The paper presents new ideas and/or results and places these ideas and results appropriately within the context established by previous research in the field.
  • Interest: The results in the paper are interesting, intriguing, or provocative. The paper challenges or changes informed opinion about what is possible, true, or likely.
  • Evidence: The paper presents evidence supporting its claims. Examples of evidence include formalizations and proofs, implemented systems, experimental results, statistical analyses, case studies, and anecdotes.
  • Clarity: The paper presents its claims and results clearly.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Submit full papers of a maximum of 10 pages in .PDF format, using the conference submission system at: https://www.softconf.com/b/saicsit2010/. For details on how to use the system, please see the SAICSIT 2010 Submission Page.  

Papers must be formatted according to the prescribed format. Accepted full research papers must be presented at the conference and will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions (please remove names and affiliations from the first page and any other material that would allow reviewers to identify authors).

 

We will follow a two-phased approach for the submission of full research papers:

 

  1. If you wish to submit a full research paper you must first upload an Abstract of maximum 300 words for your paper using the conference submission system no later than 1 May 2010. This Abstract will be used to find and assign suitable reviewers for your full paper submission.  You may deviate slightly from this abstract and paper title in your final version of the paper, but please keep to the core theme since it will not be possible to change reviewers later due to the very short reviewer turn-around times.  This Abstract must contain the title of your paper but must be anonymous (contain no reference to the authors).  If you do not submit an Abstract you will not be able to upload a full version of the paper later on. The submission system will issue a ‘passcode’ when you submit the Abstract, which will be required to upload the full version of your paper later on.  
  2. The full version of your paper must be the complete version of your paper and must again be anonymous (i.e. contain no details or reference to the authors). A maximum of 10 pages are allowed in the prescribed format. This complete version of your paper will be reviewed by an international panel of reviewers. This version must be uploaded to the submission system no later than 15 May 2010.

 

 

SHORT RESEARCH PAPERS

 

Submissions are solicited for short papers that address any of the conference topics. Authors are encouraged to submit late-breaking research results and work in progress that show the latest innovative ideas. Short paper submissions should report original work and must not have been published previously nor be a condensed version of previously published papers.

All short paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts. The review process will retain the anonymity of authors and reviewers.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Submit full papers of a maximum of 4 pages in .PDF format, using the conference submission system at: https://www.softconf.com/b/saicsit2010/. For details on how to use the system, please see the SAICSIT 2010 Submission Page.

Papers must be formatted according to the prescribed format. Accepted short research papers must be presented at the conference and will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions (please remove names and affiliations from the first page and any other material that would allow reviewers to identify authors).

 

We will follow a two-phased approach for the submission of short research papers:

 

  1. If you wish to submit a short research paper you must first upload an Abstract of maximum 300 words for your paper using the conference submission system no later than 1 May 2010. This Abstract will be used to find and assign suitable reviewers for your short paper submission.  You may deviate slightly from this abstract and paper title in your final version of the paper, but please keep to the core theme since it will not be possible to change reviewers later due to the very short reviewer turn-around times.  This Abstract must contain the title of your paper but must be anonymous (contain no reference to the authors).  If you do not submit an Abstract you will not be able to upload a full version of the paper later on. The submission system will issue a ‘passcode’ when you submit the Abstract, which will be required to upload the full version of your paper later on.
  2. The full version of your short paper must be the complete version of your short paper and must again be anonymous (i.e. contain no details or reference to the authors). A maximum of 4 pages are allowed in the prescribed format. This complete version of your short paper will be reviewed by an international panel of reviewers. This version must be uploaded to the submission system no later than 15 May 2010.

 

 

INDUSTRY ORIENTED PAPERS / CASE STUDIES

 

In a bid to foster more communication between industry and academia, SAICSIT 2010 solicits papers / 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 themes of SAICSIT 2010.
  • Identify new challenges, lessons, concerns and issues related to computing related research and development in the real world. The goal is to provide researchers the information required to focus their activities on real-world issues.
  • Highlight new, practical research activities; solved or unsolved technical, business or organizational challenges, or issues involved in adopting, maintaining or evolving a computing related product.
  • Specific techniques (organizational, architectural, etc.) used to address computing research and development issues in practice.

Submission Guidelines

 

In order to encourage industrial authors who cannot afford the commitment of writing a full paper to contribute technically to the proceedings, we invite submissions of extended abstracts of 1-2 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 papers will be reviewed separately from research papers. Only the extended abstract will be reviewed for appropriateness to the themes of the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings. Marketing material unfortunately is not acceptable.

Submit industry oriented papers in .PDF format, using the conference submission system at: https://www.softconf.com/b/saicsit2010/. For details on how to use the system, please see the SAICSIT 2010 Submission Page.

Papers must be formatted according to the prescribed format. Accepted industry oriented papers must be presented at the conference and an extended abstract of up to 2 pages will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. Industry oriented paper submissions are not anonymous and should contain the names and contact details of the authors.

  

PANELS

 

Panel proposals are solicited. An invitation is extended to participants with an interest in developing a panel session around a stimulating or controversial theme in the general field the main topics described above.

 

Topics and/or themes for a panel session may also be proposed by individuals with an interest in chairing a panel on a topic that intrigues them. Preference will be given to topics that raise forward-looking and/or contentious issues, and that promote debate among panel members and involvement of the audience. All suggestions will be assessed for their topicality and ability to generate stimulating debate.

 

Submit a panel proposal and a panel abstract (2 pages in total) by 1 July 2010. Send your proposal to the conference organizers: saicsit2010@gmail.com. Submissions for panels are NOT anonymous, but will be reviewed by leaders in the appropriate area. The proposal should include the proposer’s name and affiliation as well as the names and affiliations of possible panel members.  Abstracts should be formatted according to the prescribed format. The description of accepted panels will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

 

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