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About Us

Mission

The Institute focusses on research and development in computing and information technology (IT) in South Africa.

Strategic objectives

The objectives of SAICSIT are

  • To enhance the communication amongst members and all interested parties regarding research and development projects by means of services and links with other professional bodies;
  • To support education and training;To monitor the availability of human resources for research and development;
  • To seek solutions to technical and socio-economic problems in South Africa by means of research and development projects;
  • To strive for professionalism and excellence amongst members.

Activities

SAICSIT Annual Conference

SAICSIT has been holding an annual conference since 1985. Recent conferences are:

2018    Port Elizabeth  Sue Petratos  https://saicsit.mandela.ac.za/
2017    Thaba 'Nchu    Muthoni Masinde Pieter Blignaut/T. Stott 
2016    Johannesburg Marijke Coetzee Marijke Coetzee    http://saicsit2016.org
2015    Stellenbosch    Bruce Watson    http://www.saicsit2015.org
2014    Pretoria    Alta vd Merwe/Carina de Villiers    http://www.saicsit2014.org/

SA Computer Journal (SACJ)

SAICSIT founded and supports the SA Computer Journal. The South African Computer Journal is an accredited specialist ICT academic journal, publishing research articles, technical reports and communications in English in the Computer Science and Information Systems domains.

The journal has been on Scopus since 2016, and now appears on the 2018 DHET sub-list of Scopus-indexed journals that qualify for subsidy for articles published by South African academics at public universities.
For more information on SACJ, see http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za