GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 call for full papers for the peer-reviewed academic track

March 14th, 2012, Published in Articles: PositionIT

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012
Conference and exhibition of geo-informatics, ICT, surveying,
remote sensing and location-based business

DATE: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 2, 3 & 4 October 2012.
TIME: 08h00 to 17h00; with cocktail party and gala banquet thereafter.
VENUE: Emperors Palace, Jones Road, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Call for papers for the peer-reviewed academic track

Authors are invited to submit full-text academic papers, approximately 5000 words in length and relevant to the themes and subject matter of the conference, for the peer-reviewed academic track at the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 conference.

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 is primarily aimed at leaders, academics, professionals, technologists, technicians, students and companies in the public and private sectors involved with or interested in geographic information science (GIS), information and communication technology (ICT), global positioning systems (GPS), surveying, remote sensing, and location-based applications and business.

Academic papers must be original and previously unpublished, and must be submitted using the on-line paper submission system for the academic track:

Papers submitted for the academic track will be selected on the basis of significance, relevance, correctness, originality and clarity by a panel of academic reviewers following a double-blind peer-review process.

Upon acceptance, the revised peer-reviewed full academic paper will be published with an ISBN in the printed Proceedings of the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 Conference (ISBN 978-0-620-52913-6), as well as on the conference CD and website. A 30-minute slot (25 minutes with 5 minutes for Q & A) will be allocated at the conference to present the paper.

Authors of a selected number of high-quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the South African Journal of Geomatics (, which is approved by the Department of Higher Education.

Important deadline dates

  • 2 July 2012: Submission of full papers for peer-review for academic track

  • 13 August 2012: Notification of acceptance of papers for academic track

  • 10 September 2012: Submission of revised peer-reviewed full papers for academic track

  • 17 September 2012: Registration of presenters of accepted papers for academic track

  • 25 September 2012: Submission of PowerPoint presentations for conference CD

Click here for instructions to authors of peer-reviewed academic papers

Click here to visit the GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 website for further details

GISSA Ukubuzana 2012 academic committee

Dr. Serena Coetzee, Chairperson, University of Pretoria,
Prof. Fehti Ahmed, University of Johannesburg
Mr. Ogra Aurobindo, University of Johannesburg
Mr. Antony Cooper, CSIR
Mr. Wiafe Owusu-Banahene, University of Pretoria
Mr. Francois Venter, Gauteng Province
Prof. Chris Vlok, UNISA

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