SACLA Conference 2018

5 Mar 2018 - 10:45

SACLA 2018

47th Annual Conference of the

Southern African Computer Lecturers ‘Association

18-20 June 2018

Venue: Krystal Beach Hotel, Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay

(Western Cape, South Africa)


Call for Papers

SACLA 2018, the 47th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association, provides a forum for the discussion of original research and practical experiences in teaching and learning of Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology and related disciplines, as well as the use of software tools in support of education more broadly. The conference programme will include technical paper sessions, plenary keynote addresses, demonstrations and panels/workshops. Demonstrations of innovative tools from researchers and industrial partners will be a key part of the programme.

We invite submissions of full and short papers on relevant topics from researchers and practitioners from any country.

Submissions can be on any relevant topic, including:

  •         Education-oriented research or classroom experience
  •         Innovative teaching techniques or pedagogical tools
  •         Curricular innovations or initiatives
  •         Curriculum adaptations for relevance to discipline/student
  •         Innovative industry-education collaboration interventions
  •         Relevance of program/curriculum design to address local opportunities and challenges
  •         Didactics and methods of teaching and assessment
  •         Ethical problems
  •         Transition of newly graduated school pupils
  •         Transition of newly graduated students into industry
  •         International comparability of degrees and levels of knowledge/skills/performance
  •         Separation or combination of teaching and research
  •         Post-hoc analysis of successes and failures in teaching and learning

Submission and Publication

We invite the submission of FULL PAPERS (maximum of 16 pages) and SHORT PAPERS (maximum of 6 pages) to report original previously-unpublished research and practical experience (with results) in the topic areas of the conference. Full papers typically report on completed and mature research results while short papers report on works in progress with significant intermediate results. Authors are offered two options for publication of papers:

  •         The conference organisers will apply to Springer for selected full papers to be published in a Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) volume. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings. See the SACLA 2016 publication:
  •         Accepted full and short papers can be published in the SACLA 2018 proceedings. The proceedings will have an ISBN and accepted papers are likely to qualify as subsidy-earning publications. Papers not accepted for the Springer publication will also be considered for publication in the SACLA 2018 proceedings.

Submissions will be reviewed by three reviewers following a double-blind peer review process. Papers will be evaluated according to their novel research contribution, methodological soundness, theoretical framing and reference to related work, quality of analysis, and quality of writing and presentation. Only original, unpublished, research papers in English will be considered.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Important dates:

Paper submission: 20 March 2018
Reviews due: 16 April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 26 April 2018
Early Registration deadline: 2 May 2018
Registration deadline: 18 May 2018

Organising Committee

Lisa Seymour, University of Cape Town (Information Systems), Conference Chair

Salah Kabanda, University of Cape Town (Information Systems), Co-Programme Chair

Hussein Suleman, University of Cape Town (Computer Science), Co-Programme Chair

Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria, Springer CCIS Publication

Stephan Jamieson, University of Cape Town (Computer Science), Local Publication

Pitso Tsibolane, University of Cape Town (Information Systems), Marketing and Publicity

Aslam Safla, University of Cape Town (Computer Science), Web Administration