SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019
(IEEE Accreditation Approved)

28-30 January 2019, Hosted by Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa


  SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 PAPER FORMAT TEMPLATE

SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 SUBMISSION LINK

PREVIOUS SAUPEC CONFERENCES & PAPERS

SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 REGISTRATION FORM

IEEE COPYRIGHT FORM



ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALLS FOR PAPERS

It is with great pleasure that we announce the SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 incorporating the 27th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference, the 11th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa and the 29th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa. This flagship Southern Africa regional conference will be hosted by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering of Central University of Technology, Free State in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). SAUPEC, PRASA and RobMech brings together experts from the industry, academics and students in electrical engineering, pattern recognition, robotics and mechatronics to present research papers, network and expand the fraternity that has been built as part of the SAUPEC, PRASA and RobMech legacies. The conference will incorporate the Eskom Tertiary Education Support Programme (TESP) report-back meeting.


2018/11/01 - Call for Papers


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 NOVEMBER 2018


2019/01/21- Announcement


The preliminary programme for SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 has been released. Click on the link below to view it:

SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 - Preliminary Programme


2019/01/24 - Announcement

The proceedings for SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 will be made available via the QR Code below OR the links that folow it. The proceedings will be uploaded to these links shortly. All links will lead to the proceedings:


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dtshzkr8rtcy72d/AAAsA0I3QeFK9UZFPPKWZBlha?dl=0

https://goo.gl/W9W1Dr

https://tinyurl.com/SAUPEC-ROBMEC-PRASA2019



TECHNICAL TOPICS

We invite you to submit original papers in any area, including but not limited to:

For the SAUPEC track:

  • Power Generation
  • Transmission, Distribution and Reticulation Networks
  • Protection and System Automation
  • Quality of Supply, Reliability and Condition Monitoring
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Load Modelling and Demand Side Management
  • Energy Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Distributed and Embedded Generation
  • Smart Grids and Microgrids

· Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

  • Energy Economics and Tariffs
  • Power Engineering Education

For the RobMech Track:

  • FMS Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Information Technology Applied to Manufacturing
  • Computer-Aided Engineering Education
  • Sensors and Applications
  • Robots and Automation
  • Lean Manufacturing Logistics
  • Modelling and Simulation Scheduling
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Management of Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Education and Training using Robotics
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Neural Networks
  • Mobile robotics
  • Mining robotics

For the PRASA Track:

  • Classifiers and related topics
  • Speech processing
  • Natural language processing
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Signal processing
  • Remote sensing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Computational analytics
  • End-user applications and systems

PAPER FORMAT

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers in the above research fields. Papers, with maximum length of six pages, are to be prepared in accordance with the IEEE format available on the conference website.

To view the paper format template, click here.

WEBSITE: A link to the website is available on www.saiee.org.za



REVIEW POLICY

Papers not accepted by the review panel may be presented as posters, but will not be included in the proceedings. All papers will be checked for plagiarism and screened accordingly. The full review policy is available on the conference website. Papers will be submitted to IEEE to be uploaded on IEEE Xplore, after IEEE has approved the conference.
 



ORGANISING COMMITTEE

General chair: Prof K Kusakana

Technical chairs: Dr. BT Mangara, Dr. ED Markus, Dr. PT Manditereza

(Review panel, presentation program and proceedings):

Conference secretariat: Mrs. Gerda Geyer ( geyerg@saiee.org.za)
 


VENUE

Central University of Technology, Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa

(CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAP IN GOOGLE MAPS)




HOTELS IN BLOEMFONTEIN

Villa Bali Boutique Hotel

3 General Dan Pienaar Drive

Brandwag

Bloemfontein

Tel 051 444 6606


Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Willow Lake

101 Henry Street

Willows

Bloemfontein

Tel 051 412 5400


City Lodge Hotel Bloemfontein

Nelson Mandela Dr & Parfitt Ave

Westdene

Bloemfontein

Tel 051 444 2974


Aha Bloemfontein Hotel

22 Donald Murry Ave

Park West

Bloemfontein

Tel 051 444 3142


Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Nelson Mandela & Melville Dr

Bloemfontein

Tel 051 444 1253



REGISTRATION

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Conference kit, including a conference bag, conference program and conference proceedings in electronic format.
  • Tea/coffee & refreshments at registration sessions, mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.
  • Buffet lunch, meet & greet function and conference Gala Dinner.
  • The registration form will be made available on the conference website and available from secretariat.


IMPORTANT DATES

1 October 2018: Paper submission opens.

15 November 2018: Papers for peer review submission deadline.

15 November 2018: Discussion paper submission deadline.

15 December 2018: Peer reviewed papers final version submission deadline.

15 December 2018: Registration fees due




GPS CO-ORDINATES AND MAP

Map:



Venue:

8 South St, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:

29°07’21.98” S 26°13’02.96” E

-29.122776, 26.217443

GPS Parking Co-ordinates:

Salzmann St & Goddard St, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

29°07’19.99” S 26°13’04.17” E

-29.122216, 26.217916