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PRASA-RobMech 2017 : Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA) and Conference of Robotics and Mechatronics (RobMech)


When Nov 29, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017
Where Central University of Technology, RSA
Submission Deadline Sep 11, 2017
Notification Due Oct 9, 2017
Final Version Due Oct 23, 2017
Categories    machine learning   artificial intelligence   robotics   computer vision

Call For Papers

2017 PRASA-RobMech International Conference

29 November to 1 December 2017 Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa


The 28th annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA) will be held in conjunction with the 10th Conference of Robotics and Mechatronics (RobMech) on 30 November and 1 December 2017 at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) ( The main conference will be preceded by a day of workshops/tutorials on 29 November 2017.

Call for Papers

For the PRASA Track, we invite you to submit original papers in any area related to pattern recognition, including but not limited to:

 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

For the RobMech Track, any and all robotics and mechatronics topics will be considered, including but not limited to:

 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

Submitted papers must follow the IEEE conference proceedings (templates available here) and be submitted in PDF format. The

following formats are invited in English, the official conference language:

1. Full papers reporting on original and unpublished research.

2. Work-in-progress papers reporting on on-going research or innovative ideas for future research, presented in order to generate feedback.

Both contributions are limited to a minimum of four pages and a maximum of six pages, and only full papers will be published in the final proceedings.


 All papers will be submitted to a blind, peer-review process.

 The length of a presentation is 15-20 minutes, including questions and feedback.

 Detailed submission requirements are available on the conference website.

Call for Workshops/Tutorials

The main conference will be preceded by a day of workshops and tutorials on 29 November 2017. We invite you to submit proposals for full day and half day workshops and tutorials related to the conference theme. More information is available on the conference website.

Important dates and deadlines

Contact details

Submissions and registrations open

1 August 2017
Closing date for submission of papers:

11 September 2017 or
Closing date for workshop/tutorial proposals:
18 September 2017

Notification of paper acceptance:
9 October 2017
Conference website:
Notification of acceptance of workshops/tutorials:

9 October 2017
Deadline for final paper submissions:
23 October 2017

Deadline for registration:
November 2017

Date of workshops/tutorials:
November 2017

Dates of main conference:
November 2017

Dates of main conference:
December 2017

2017 PRASA-RobMech: Call for papers 1

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