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SACLA 2019 : Tertiary Education in Informatics and Computer Science: 48th Annual Conference


When Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 17, 2019
Where Alpine Heath / Bergville, South Africa
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2019
Notification Due Apr 10, 2019
Categories    tertiary education   computer science   informatics   computer engineering

Call For Papers

SACLA 2019,
the 48th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers' Association, provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of original research and practical experiences in tertiary-level "teaching and learning" of "Computing" in its variety of related disciplines, (e.g. Computer Science, Informatics, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, etc.) including also the science-philosophical foundations thereof.

The conference programme will include full papers, short and discussion papers, panels/workshops, plenary keynote addresses, and demonstrations of innovative tools from researchers and industrial partners.

The conference theme for 2019 is "Computing Matters of Course!" In line with this theme, we call for international submissions, from anywhere in the world, focussing on practical experiences and successes in computing education at tertiary level, especially in the following
topic areas:
* Classroom innovation, and assessment of the impact thereof
* Novel tools developed, or novel use of existing tools, for learning and/or assessment
* Research undertaken to investigate aspects of computing education

The intention is to help others become better computing lecturers.

The conference will take place in the beautiful "Alpine Heath" (Bergville area) in South Africa's Northern Drakensberg mountains, offside the hectic noise of the big cities; see

- The deadline for paper submission is 28 February 2019,
- with notification of paper acceptance 10 April 2019.

* FULL PAPERS (maximum of 16 pages in LNCS Layout)
that report on completed research, inclusive of results.
* SHORT PAPERS (maximum of 8 pages in LNCS Layout)
that report on works in progress with significant intermediate results.
* DISCUSSION PAPERS ABSTRACTS (maximum of 3 pages in size A4, 12pt "Times Roman" font)
that cover the conference theme and are of a basic academic standard.
* PROPOSALS FOR PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS (maximum of 3 pages in size A4, 12pt "Times Roman" font);
Panel discussion proposals should include the names and affiliations of panel members.

- Full paper submissions will be reviewed by at least three members of an international programme committee, following a double-blind peer review process.
- Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their "match" with the themes of the conference, novel research contribution, methodological soundness, coverage of relevant related work, quality of analysis, and quality of writing and presentation style.
- Only unpublished research papers in English will be considered.
- In cases of doubt papers may possibly be scanned for originality by using checker-tools such.
- Short papers and discussion paper abstracts will be evaluated, too, however not in a 'double-blind' mode.

All accepted papers must be presented at the conference; (no publication without presentation).

- It is planned that a fine selection of the conference's best papers shall appear as post-proceedings in Springer's Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. CCIS is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, and Scopus. CCIS volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings. See, for example, the SACLA`2017 post-proceedings publications at

- Full papers not selected for the Springer publication will be included in the SACLA`2019 on-line proceedings, to be made available (with ISBN) on the SACLA`2019 web site.

- Full papers not accepted for either the CCIS volume or the SACLA 2019 on-line proceedings may be reworked to a short or discussion paper. All accepted short papers (author agreement required) will be included in 'Addendum A' in the SACLA 2019 on-line proceedings.

- Accepted discussion paper abstracts will be included (author agreement required) in 'Addendum B' in the SACLA 2019 on-line proceedings.

- All papers must follow the CCIS template, which is located on the Springer website at

- Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions by removing names and affiliations from the first page and elsewhere in the paper that would allow reviewers to easily identify authors.

- All papers must be submitted via Easy Chair at (opens 1 November 2018).

ANY QUERIES about the conference should be directed to the conference secretariat:
For any more information, please visit the conference web site at

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