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    May 22, 2018 – May 24, 2018

New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests

Conferences on estimation of forest growth and yield

  • New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018

    September 25, 2018 – September 27, 2018

    With support from IUFRO Division 4 (Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management), particularly 4.01.00, 4.03.00 & 4.04.02 and also WG 5.01.04 in Division 5, the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch is proud to host an international conference on future-focussed forest modelling: New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018.

    This meeting will be an international conference to

    • benchmark the state-of-the-art,
    • identify emerging frontiers and
    • explore new innovations and technologies

    in models predicting future forest attributes.

    An important objective of the meeting is to explore and discuss how new frontiers in forest modelling research can be implemented to empower decision makers and deliver impact, particularly in the context of changing international climate and market conditions.

    The scientific committee identified the following key themes for the conference:

    • Understanding and evaluating uncertainties in model forecasts and how to predict inherently uncertain events
    • The nexus between models of tree growth, wood formation and product properties
    • Model application, integration and accessibility for forest management and planning
    • The cutting edge in process-based and statistical approaches: how we will model future forest attributes in the 3rd millennium
    • Leveraging big data and high technology in forest models

    THE P.O. SAUER BUILDING (FOREST SCIENCE) AT STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

7th African Economic History Network Meeting

The African Economic History Network (AEHN) presents its 7th meeting in Stellenbosch, South Africa in October 2017. The meeting brings together the leading scholars who study Africa's economic history. It serves to encourage research in the field and on the continent. This year's conference theme focusses on innovation in Africa's past and includes panel discussions co-ordinated by Harvard University's Center for African Studies, and keynote addresses by academics and opinion leaders.

  • 7th African Economic History Network Meeting

    October 25, 2017 – October 27, 2017

    We welcome you to the 7th annual meetings of the African Economic History Network. The meetings will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa for the second time, and is hosted by the Laboratory for the Economics of Africa's Past (LEAP).

19th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

The 19th annual meeting of generative syntacticians working on language change and variation

  • 19th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

    September 4, 2017 – September 8, 2017

    In 2017, DiGS will be making (more) history: for the first time in the conference's now more than a quarter century-long history, it will take place in Africa!

    South Africa's Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape are proud to announce the 19th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DiGS 19), which will take place in the fairest Cape 5-8 September 2017.

     

    Registration is now open. Follow this link to see the various registration options.

     

    ***All Programmes are now available online***

     

    Important Dates:
    4 September 2017: Pre-DiGS Workshop (the workshop programme is here)
    5 September 2017: DiGS Workshop (the workshop programme is here)
    6-8 September 2017: DiGS Main Conference (the conference programme is here)

    Main Conference (6-8 September; click here for the programme):

    The venue for the main conference is the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

    Invited Speakers

    Enoch Aboh (Amsterdam)
    Charlotte Galves (Campinas)
    David Lightfoot (Georgetown)
    Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen/Stellenbosch)
    Jenneke van der Wal (Harvard)

    DiGS Workshop: (5 September; click here for the programme):

    As has become traditional, the main conference will be preceded by a themed workshop. This year's focus is Language Variation and Change in Contact Situations.

    Invited speakers: Charlotte Galves (Campinas) & Pieter Muysken (Radboud Universiteit/Stellenbosch)

    Foci at the workshop include, but are not limited to:
    • descriptions of un(der)studied contact varieties and of (apparently) contact-induced structures
    • linguistic situations where acquirers/speakers can be shown to have “gone beyond the input”
    • the aspects of syntax and language structure more generally that seem to be either particularly contact-sensitive or particularly contact-resistant (i.e. stable)
    • formally motivated discussion of what ‘convergence’ in language-contact situations means, and of the extent to which simplification plays a prominent role here
    • the role of L2 acquisition, code-switching, and other multilingualism-related phenomena in the shaping of contact varieties
    • the types of optionality observed in contact situations. Here we are, among other things, particularly interested both in contact scenarios where a prescriptively imposed standard is and where one isn’t in the picture.
    • attrition
    • contact modelling

    Pre-DiGS Workshop (4 September)

    In addition to the usual DiGS Workshop, we are happy to announce that a special pre-workshop is planned at which local researchers will present work on topics related to the broad workshop and conference theme, including multilingualism and language variation and change in contact situations.

    The venue for both workshops is Stellenbosch University's famous underground JS Gericke Library.

    Practical Information

    For the convenience of all our participants, the organisers have compiled guides for Visa-related queriesAccommodation, Entertainment & Transport-related queries, tips for What To Do in Cape Town and Surrounds, and links to Maps that might come in handy while planning your trip (these links can also be accessed from the navigation bar at the top of the page).

    For further local (Cape-related) information, please contact
    For directly DiGS-related information, please contact

    History

    DiGS is an established international conference, first launched in 1990, which has, until now, alternated between venues in Europe and the Americas (see http://walkden.space/digs/ for an overview of DiGS's history). Taking place annually since 2008, with 2009 having produced the first foray beyond Europe and North America (to Brazil), the conference is now widely recognised as a privileged forum for the presentation of research on formal diachronic syntax, combining historical and more broadly comparative investigations of syntactic phenomena from a generative perspective.

    DiGS 19 welcomes submissions on any topic in formal diachronic syntax, but especially encourages research that reports novel linguistic data and/or sheds light on the internal and external sources of language change and the courses that this change can and can't take. As always, our aim is, on the one hand, to harness diachrony to probe the properties of natural language, and, on the other, to contribute to our understanding of how those properties constrain language change.

    Organizing Committee

    Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge/Stellenbosch)
    Erin Pretorius (UWC)
    Marie-Louise van Heukelum (Stellenbosch)
    Kate Huddlestone (Stellenbosch)
    Marcelyn Oostendorp (Stellenbosch)
    Johan Oosthuizen (Stellenbosch)

     

SAIIE28

Click here for "Call for Papers"

 

SAIIE28 wants to challenge you to take a broader perspective, to not only seriously start taking an active interest and responsibility for our public sector, but more than that, to take up stewardship.

 

The ISO for

‘Sustainability in Events Management' provides this definition for stewardship:

"Responsibility for sustainable development shared by all those whose actions affect environmental performance, economic activity, and social progress, reflected as both a value and a practice by individuals, organisations, communities, and competent authorities.

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During the SAIIE28s programme, we will attempt to answer this key question:

In light of the Scarce Resources Report*, what is the potential role of IEs within the National Development Plan (NDP)* and the Strategic Infrastructure Programs (SIPs)*

?

SAIIE28 will, in particular, focus on:

 

  • Government service delivery and capacity building
  • Water & Energy
  • Infrastructure & the NDP

 

Abstracts submitted addressing this and other topics relating to industrial engineering applications within the public sector will enjoy preference.

 

*Please contact the SAIIE Office at admin@saiie.co.za to request copies of these reports

  • SAIIE28: Taking up Stewardship

    October 25, 2017 – October 27, 2017

    28th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

4th International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation

NPIT4 provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners within the field of interpreting and translation studies to share recent and relevant work within this discipline and related to the activities of non-professional interpreters and translators. It builds on discussions initiated at the first three international conferences on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation held in Bologna/Forlì(2012), Mainz/Germersheim (2014) and Zurich (2016).

  • Fourth International Conference on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation

    May 22, 2018 – May 24, 2018

    NPIT4 provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners within the field of interpreting and translation studies to share recent and relevant work within this discipline and related to the activities of non-professional interpreters and translators. It builds on discussions initiated at the first three international conferences on Non-Professional Interpreting and Translation held in Bologna/Forlì (2012), Mainz/Germersheim (2014) and Zurich (2016).

    ***Early-bird Registration opens on 10 October 2017 and closes 2 February 2018***

    Keynote Speakers

    Prof Cecilia Wadensjö (Stockholm University)

    Prof Leslie Swartz (Stellenbosch University)

    Prof Maria Tymoczko (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

     

PRE-SYMPOSIUM IFSS2017

The 45th International Student's Symposium (IFSS 2017) will take place in South Africa, after Saasveld Forestry Association of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s George Campus won the bid to host the IFSS 2017.

Of particular note is that IFSS 2017 will be a collective effort of all South African IFSA chapters under the auspices of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). In the history of IFSA, IFSS 2017 will be the first symposium to be hosted by a team of collaborating local chapters from one country. It is indeed a South African symposium, a country where collectivism and diversity resonate in a people.

The event will run from the 2nd of July to the 17th of July 2017 and will take place in various regions of South Africa.

IFSS 2017 plan to:

  • Have 150 students from 50 countries and all continents will attend IFSS 2017.
  • The general assembly and workshops will take place during the symposium. Further more the elections for all IFSA positions for 2018 will take place.
  • South Africa's people, cultures, landskape and forestry industry aspects will be presented.

The theme for IFSS 2017 is “Practicing Forestry in a diverse environment: Que Vedas- Where to from Here” . The nature of forestry is changing rapidly, with social components becoming as important as the traditional biophysical components, landscapes are transforming and humanity has become a key driver of global change and in this century, unlimited mobility presents diversity in all its forms. Education, transformation and diversity can therefore be regarded as critical issues for forestry in the 21st century and beyond.  The symposium seeks to deliver a well-rounded program with a strong academic component as well as field and cultural tours that will engage and challenge the participants.

  • Pre-symposium tour

    June 28, 2017 – July 1, 2017

    The pre-tour is a kickstarter event to IFSS 2017, a student symposium hosted by students for students, with the intention of meeting and networking with like-minded forestry students from all over the world. IFSS was hosted by South African universities for first time in 1997, again in 2007, and for the third time in 2017.

PRASA

This is a joint conference between the pattern, recognition, robotics and mechatronics communities of South Africa. The two tracks cover a wide variety of tropics from the respective fields. The conference will run over two days with one day of workshops preceding the conference.

  • 2016 PRASA-RobMech

    November 30, 2016 – December 2, 2016

    Welcome to the 2016 PRASA-RobMech International Conference incorporating The 27th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africaand The 9th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa. It will take place from 30 November to 2 December 2016 at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.  The two-day main conference will be preceded by a day of workshops and tutorials. This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded scientists in the interdisciplinary fields of pattern recognition, robotics and mechatronics.

RAPDASA

Additive Manufacturing (AM), alternatively referred to as 3D printing, is a layer-based process used to manufacture physical objects. Using AM technology enables the manufacturing of geometrically complex parts, which require a high degree of customisation. AM technologies are currently used in a wide variety of manufacturing sectors, which include Aerospace, Medical, Bio-medical, Dentistry, R&D, Automotive and many more. Throughout the years, AM has demonstrated its value, is of a disruptive nature and can be considered a technology that can be used improve quality of life for all human beings. This year’s conference will focus on Additive Manufacturing’s impact on all South Africans’ quality of life. As such, this year’s conference theme is:
“Building on the Foundations - Consolidating Impact into Products to Enhance Quality of Life for All South Africans”
In support of this theme, the first day of the conference will build on the success created during RAPDASA 2015 and again be dedicated to a special event entitled the South African Additive Manufacturing Innovation Showcase. The showcase will allow the general public, industry, inventors, universities and funding agencies to interact with each other. The day will end with a tour through the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, demonstrating its capacity and available services.

With respect to the conference theme, papers can be submitted under any of the following topics: 
  • AM business development
  • New AM applications
  • Impact of AM on the intellectual property environment
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Material evaluation and selection
  • Post processing and qualification
  • Material / Process development
  • Product development

To Submit an Abstract click on the following link: Call for Papers

 

  • 17th Annual Conference of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa

    November 2, 2016 – November 4, 2016

    Additive Manufacturing (AM), alternatively referred to as 3D printing, is a layer-based process used to manufacture physical objects. Using AM technology enables the manufacturing of geometrically complex parts, which require a high degree of customisation. AM technologies are currently used in a wide variety of manufacturing sectors, which include Aerospace, Medical, Bio-medical, Dentistry, R&D, Automotive and many more. Throughout the years, AM has demonstrated its value, is of a disruptive nature and can be considered a technology that can be used improve quality of life for all human beings. This year’s conference will focus on Additive Manufacturing’s impact on all South Africans’ quality of life. As such, this year’s conference theme is:  “Building on the Foundations - Consolidating Impact into Products to Enhance Quality of Life for All South Africans”  In support of this theme, the first day of the conference will build on the success created during RAPDASA 2015 and again be dedicated to a special event entitled the South African Additive Manufacturing Innovation Showcase. The showcase will allow the general public, industry, inventors, universities and funding agencies to interact with each other. The day will end with a tour through the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, demonstrating its capacity and available services.   With respect to the conference theme, papers can be submitted under any of the following topics:

    • AM business development New AM applications
    • Impact of AM on the intellectual property environment
    • Design for Additive Manufacturing
    • Reverse engineering
    • Simulation and modelling
    • Process monitoring and control
    • Material evaluation and selection
    • Post processing and qualification
    • Material / Process development
    • Product development

Stellenbosch University 14th Annual Library Symposium

Shaping the academic library of the future: adapt, empower, partner, engage

The tradition of the Stellenbosch University Annual Library Symposium of being a platform for discussing new library and information services and developments will continue at the 14th Annual Library Symposium in November 2016. The discussion will be turned to the shaping of the academic library of the future. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of adapting to users’ needs, adapting to new roles as librarians, adapting as a library, empowerment of staff and clients and the importance of partnerships and engagement.

The theme is partly based on the recent OCLC report, Shaping the Library to the life of the user: adapting, empowering, partnering, engaging. In this report it becomes clear that “research and learning needs are changing. Higher education is reconfiguring. As a result of these massive changes, the library must pivot and adapt”. The following core themes are mentioned in this report:  to empower users, to empower the library, form partnerships and to engage the campus community. The report advises libraries to be able to “move from offering a fixed set of services to a ‘constant beta’ mode of service evolution” .

Three different sessions will focus on the following themes, all related to the shaping of the academic library of the future:

  • Digital innovation: Topics of this session may include Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Research Data Management, Big Data, E-learning, Digital Humanities, Next Generation Systems.
  • Collaboration / Partnerships : Partnerships with OCLC, SANLIC and other consortia as well as other collaboration possibilities will be discussed.
  • The user experience: Academic staff, researchers and students of local universities will share their expectations as users of academic libraries.

  • Stellenbosch University 14th Annual Library Symposium

    November 3, 2016 – November 4, 2016

    Shaping the academic library of the future: adapt, empower, partner, engage

    The tradition of the Stellenbosch University Annual Library Symposium of being a platform for discussing new library and information services and developments will continue at the 14th Annual Library Symposium in November 2016. The discussion will be turned to the shaping of the academic library of the future. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of adapting to users’ needs, adapting to new roles as librarians, adapting as a library, empowerment of staff and clients and the importance of partnerships and engagement.

    The theme is partly based on the recent OCLC report, Shaping the Library to the life of the user: adapting, empowering, partnering, engaging. In this report it becomes clear that “research and learning needs are changing. Higher education is reconfiguring. As a result of these massive changes, the library must pivot and adapt”. The following core themes are mentioned in this report:  to empower users, to empower the library, form partnerships and to engage the campus community. The report advises libraries to be able to “move from offering a fixed set of services to a ‘constant beta’ mode of service evolution” .

    Three different sessions will focus on the following themes, all related to the shaping of the academic library of the future:

    • Digital innovation: Topics of this session may include Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Research Data Management, Big Data, E-learning, Digital Humanities, Next Generation Systems.
    • Collaboration / Partnerships : Partnerships with OCLC, SANLIC and other consortia as well as other collaboration possibilities will be discussed.
    • The user experience: Academic staff, researchers and students of local universities will share their expectations as users of academic libraries.

Precision Forestry Symposium 2017

The objectives of the symposium is to bring decision‐makers, forest scientists, forest practitioners, academics, forest managers and researchers; who are interested in PF together in one forum to share and review information, developments, concepts and ideas within the broad listed topics. This interaction will facilitate networking to development of joint projects and activities that will address priority issues.

  • Precision Forestry 2017: Producing more from less.Towards optimising value in the bio-economy from data driven decisions

    February 28, 2017 – March 2, 2017

    Precision Forestry (PF) 2017 will be the fourth of a series of international symposia aligned to the theme of Precision Forestry and presented by Stellenbosch University in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organisation (IUFRO). This meeting will review continuing developments in the rapidly advancing field of Precision Forestry. New technology for data collection, automation, robotics and ICT, make it possible to manage forest operations and to control the supply chain, from growing through to and including processing, with ever-increasing levels of precision. PF 2017 aims to connect the research within the relevant disciplines on an international level.

     

CGSW 31

The 31st annual meeting of generative syntacticians working on the structure of Germanic languages

  • 31st Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

    December 1, 2016 – December 3, 2016

    * Importance Notice: Change of Dates

    Given the high quality of the abstracts that CGSW 31 received, we are pleased to announce that the conference has been extended by half a day and will now be running from 1-3 December, starting after lunch on the 1st, instead of 2-3 December as initially planned.

     

     

    Invited Speakers

    Roland Hinterhölzl (Venice)

    Jason Merchant (Chicago)

    Tarald Taraldsen (Tromsø)

     

     

    About

    The 31st edition of the Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop will be a historic one as this will be the first CGSW to be held in Africa. Stellenbosch University in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape Province will be hosting this meeting, which will take place on 1-3 December 2016, at the Wallenberg Research Centre at the Stellenbosch Intstitute for Advanced Study (STIAS).

    Given the location of the conference, we are very interested in research focusing on lesser studied Germanic varieties, particularly those that have developed and/or been used in contact situations, including “extraterritorial” varieties of continental Germanic. Papers focusing on “non-standard” varieties and on phenomena like code-switching are also very welcome, as are papers considering how aspects of the structure of non-Germanic languages spoken in southern Africa (may) have impacted on the structure of Germanic languages spoken in this part of the world.

     

     

    Organisers

    Theresa Biberauer (Submissions & Review): samtb23@gmail.com

    Erin Pretorius (Local Organiser:): erink@sun.ac.za

    Kate Huddlestone (Support with the online conference system): katevg@sun.ac.za

    Lauren Onraët (Registration & Administrative Support): linguis@sun.ac.za

    Anthea Joseph (Administrative Support)

     

     

    Submissions

    Submissions open on 15 February 2016 and will close on 31 May 2016 at midnight. Authors will be notified by 1 July 2016 whether their submissions have been successful.

    To submit an abstract for CGSW 31, it is necessary to create a login on the conferences.sun system. Follow this link to the submissions page, where you will be prompted to register on the site before making a submission:  http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/cgsw31/cgsw31/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

     

     

    Reviewers

    We would like to extend a big thank-you to all of our reviewers, listed below, whose enthusiastic willingness to contribute to CGSW 31 we appreciate enormously.

    1. Peter Ackema
    2. Sjef Barbiers
    3. Marijke de Belder
    4. Kristine Bentzen
    5. Theresa Biberauer
    6. Jonathan Bobaljik
    7. Anne Breitbarth
    8. Federica Cognola
    9. Norbert Corver
    10. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
    11. Lieven Danckaert
    12. Marcel den Dikken
    13. Tolli Eythorsson
    14. Eric Fuss
    15. Remus Gergel
    16. Eric Haeberli
    17. Will Harwood
    18. Caroline Heycock
    19. Anders Holmberg
    20. Tabea Ihsane
    21. Ans van Kemenade
    22. Marjo van Koppen
    23. Hans van de Koot
    24. Marit Julien
    25. Tom Leu
    26. Terje Lohndal
    27. Bettelou Los
    28. Jason Merchant
    29. Gereon Müller
    30. Neil Myler
    31. Dennis Ott
    32. Gertjan Postma
    33. Erin Pretorius
    34. Mike Putnam
    35. Ian Roberts
    36. Dorian Roehrs
    37. Martin Salzmann
    38. Florian Schaefer
    39. Volker Struckmeier
    40. Andreas Trotzke
    41. Rob Truswell
    42. George Walkden
    43. Andrew Weir
    44. Rebecca Woods
    45. Wim van der Wurff
    46. Susi Wurmbrand
    47. Hedde Zeijlstra
    48. Jan-Wouter Zwart

     

     

    History

    CGSW has taken place annually for just over thirty years (the history of the conference, maintained by Prof Jan-Wouter Zwart, can be accessed here: http://www.let.rug.nl/~zwart/cgsw/history.htm), and constitutes a meeting of an international community of generative syntacticians working to understand the structure of Germanic languages.

     

SAIIE27

27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

  • 28th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

    28th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

  • 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

    October 25, 2017 – October 27, 2017

    27th Annual Conference of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering

Sustainable Soil Management

  • SA-EU dialogue on soil information

  • SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT FOR FOOD SECURITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

    November 5, 2015 – November 6, 2015

    Registration Fee: R 960 including tea/coffee and lunch breaks

AfroSense 2015

Hosted by the Department of Food Science and the Institute for Wine Biotechnology

  • AfroSense 2015

    November 23, 2015 – November 26, 2015

    New techniques and trends for sensory characterisation and consumer profiling

    You are cordially invited to attend the 1st AfroSense conference from 23 - 26 November 2015 at STIAS, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

    If you want to know where sensory science is going in Europe and Africa, this international conference is where you should be as the world’s sensory and consumer scientists share cutting edge talks, collaborate with scientists from around the world and discuss challenging issues facing industry and academia.

    An exciting programme includes six keynote speakers as well as oral-, flash- and poster presentations.

    Keynote speakers are Tormod Næs and Paula Varela (Norway), Dominique Valentin (France), Gastón Ares (Uruguay), Erminio Monteleone (Italy) and Riette de Kock (South Africa).

    As this is the first international conference of its kind on African soil, the needs, challenges and opportunities of different African regions will also be addressed.

    The AfroSense conference concludes on Thursday 26 November with a ½-day workshop focussing on rapid sensory methods that are ideally suited for R & D within the industry environment.

    A postconference Half-day Workshop aimed at methods to understand consumers’ motivations from  a cross- cultural perspective:  Focus on psychological and cultural aspects will be held on Friday 27 November 2015 (09:00-14:00) and presented by Dominique Valentin.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Stellenbosch, South Africa at  AfroSense 2015.

    From the Local Organising Committee, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    16 April 2015

IFLA 2015 IT Section Satellite Meeting

This preconference is an opportunity for libraries to experience current developments in open source for Big Data, Library Management, Digital Libraries and Publication Management.

The preconference features both workshops and current case studies in open source implementation.

 

  • Transforming libraries with open digital technologies

    August 13, 2015 – August 14, 2015


    ** CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT OVERVIEW OF THE MEETING PROCEEDINGS **



    About

    The library of today is made up of different digital components to create an environment which enables users to engage with information in a meaningful way. Most of these digital components are based on open systems and standards, without the information consumer ever realising it.  Libraries have been early innovators and adopters of open digital technologies and have become reliant on open source software solutions that can be freely used, changed, and shared by anyone. Digital repository systems (such as Dspace) have been widely implemented in institutions, libraries, and research centres.

    The debate has largely moved beyond the question of whether open technologies versus proprietary systems are the preferred solution for libraries, to the decisions on when and how to implement systems based on open standards.  Even so, efforts need to be stepped up to fully exploit open digital technologies in education and training systems across Africa and other continents. These efforts include the creation of more learning environments and assisting librarians to acquire new skills for a digital world.

    Conference overview

    In keeping with the main conference theme ("Dynamic Libraries: Access, Development and Transformation") the 2015 satellite meeting focusses on how library transformation is facilitated by the development of open technologies, which in turn enables open access to information and explicit knowledge structures.

    The meeting presents an opportunity for libraries to experience current developments in open technologies for big data, library management systems, digital libraries, and journal publication management systems to mention a few. The synergy between the librarian and software developer is explored, together with the value proposition embedded in sustaining open source software solutions.

    The satellite meeting programme aims to accomplish this through 3 concurrent workshops on the first day, followed by a full plenary session on the second day.

    Fees

    For this a small attendance fee is asked:

    • 600 ZAR (Rand) for South African & Namibian delegates

    • 50 USD (Dollars) for all other nationalities

    Registration closes 7 August 2015.

RAPDASA

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies have ex­panded vastly over the more than 20 years of its history. Originally seen as mostly suitable for Rapid Prototyping (RP), these processes are not exclusively used for that purpose any longer. Intensive research efforts in recent years focused primarily on the technologies for processing metallic powders and showed their huge potential for delivery of end-use components, or to be an adequate complementary to advanced machining. With its more than 1000 systems currently in use, South Africa is swiftly following this general trend.   The Annual International RAPDASA Conference is taking place for the fifteenth time. Over the years it grew constantly in importance both from academic and industrial perspective, as well as in international significance. Having a fully peer reviewed conference and keeping at the same time its industrial relevance, this anniversary signifies a milestone in its own right. In this way it meets its main objective to be a generator of innovative ideas and fruitful collaboration both locally and abroad. The theme of the conference captures this objective, expressing the precondition of engineering education and skills development for industrial growth.

Any enquiries with regards to the conference can be sent to rapdasa@sun.ac.za

  • RAPDASA 2014

    November 6, 2014 – November 7, 2014

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies have ex­panded vastly over the more than 20 years of its history. Originally seen as mostly suitable for Rapid Prototyping (RP), these processes are not exclusively used for that purpose any longer. Intensive research efforts in recent years focused primarily on the technologies for processing metallic powders and showed their huge potential for delivery of end-use components, or to be an adequate complementary to advanced machining. With its more than 1000 systems currently in use, South Africa is swiftly following this general trend.

    The Annual International RAPDASA Conference is taking place for the fifteenth time. Over the years it grew constantly in importance both from academic and industrial perspective, as well as in international significance. Having a fully peer reviewed conference and keeping at the same time its industrial relevance, this anniversary signifies a milestone in its own right. In this way it meets its main objective to be a generator of innovative ideas and fruitful collaboration both locally and abroad. The theme of the conference captures this objective, expressing the precondition of engineering education and skills development for industrial growth.

     

    To upload an abstract or paper for RAPDASA:

    1. Log into existing Sun Conference profile or create a new profile - Create Profile / Log In

    2. Once Logged in, go to "Call for Papers" (menu at the right hand side or bottom of the screen) and follow submission instructions.

    To register for RAPDASA:

    Go to Rapdasa website - www.rapdasa.org

Open Scholarship

Date and time - 2 sessions:

Session 1: Wednesday 23 April 09:00 - 12:00 Setting up an online journal

Session 2: Thursday 24 April 09:00 - 11:00 Managing the e-workflow and publication process

Venue: Learning Commons E-Classroom, JS Gericke Library

Please register by 23 April 2014 should you be interested to attend: http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/os/sojm/schedConf/registration

 

  • SUNJournals: Online Journal Management

    April 23, 2014 – April 24, 2014

    Date and time - 2 sessions:

    Session 1: Wednesday 23 April 09:00 - 12:00 Setting up an online journal

    Session 2: Thursday 24 April 09:00 - 11:00 Managing the e-workflow and publication process

    Venue: Learning Commons E-Classroom, JS Gericke Library

    Please register by 23 April 2014 should you be interested to attend: http://conferences.sun.ac.za/index.php/os/sojm/schedConf/registration

     

Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa

An advanced warm welcome to the 44th Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA). The Conference will be hosted by the Johannesburg Chapter of ORSSA, and will be held at Pecan Manor, on the R560 road in the Hartbeespoort valley, west of the lake, from September 13th to 16th, 2015.

The theme of the conference is FutureAnalytics


  • 44th ORSSA Annual Conference (2015)

    September 13, 2015 – September 16, 2015

    An advanced warm welcome to the 44th Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA). The Conference will be hosted by the Johannesburg Chapter of ORSSA, and will be held at Pecan Manor, on the R560 road in the Hartbeespoort valley, west of the lake, from September 13th to 16th, 2015.

    The theme of the conference is FutureAnalytics.

     

    The conference will open with an optional tutorial on Sun­day afternoon and a welcome reception on Sunday evening, September 13th and will close at lunchtime on Wednesday, September 16th. Participation over the full spectrum of Op­erations Research is encouraged, including papers of a more fundamental nature, application of Operations Research techniques in business and industry, topical issues in Operations Research, and the philosophy, teaching and marketing of Operations Research.

    The keynote speakers at the conference will be announced in due course.

    Following the successful introduction of published confer­ence proceedings in 2011, authors will again have the choice of either (a) only presenting papers orally at the conference, or (b) submitting full papers for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings, which will also be presented orally at the conference.

    Registration, and submissions of abstracts and full papers will open on the 16th of March 2015.

    Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accom­modation arrangements. Pecan Manor and her sister lodge Green Leaves Green Leaves are recommended, as the Society has arranged competitive rates for delegate at these venues.

     

    Special thanks to our sponsors OPSI Systems, Blue Stallion Technologies, Department of Logistics at SU, Department of Industrial Engineering at SU, Centre for BMI at NWU and North-West University.

     

     



  • ORSSA 43

    September 15, 2014 – September 17, 2014

    An advance warm welcome to the 43rd Annual Conference of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA)! The Conference will be hosted by the Vaal Triangle Chapter of ORSSA, and will be held at Stonehenge in Africa, just outside of Parys (Free State, South Africa), from September 14th to 17th, 2014.

    The conference will open with an optional tutorial on Sunday afternoon and a welcome reception on Sunday evening September 14th. It will close at lunchtime on Wednesday September 17th. Participation over the full spectrum of Operations Research is encouraged, including papers of a more fundamental nature, those on the application of Operations Research techniques in business and industry, about topical issues in Operations Research, and about the philosophy, teaching and marketing of Operations Research.

    Special thanks to our sponsors SASOL, Blue StallionAIMMSOPSI Systems and NWU.

Computers and Industrial Engineering

  • Computers and Industrial Engineering 42

    July 16, 2012 – July 18, 2012

    The 42nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering (CIE42) will be the next in the series of conferences under the same name. The series aims to disseminate recent theoretical and methodological developments, significant technical applications, case studies and survey results in the areas of Computers, Industrial Engineering, Management and other related areas.

    The conference will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa during the period 16 – 18 July 2012. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers and professionals of industrial engineering from all over the world to exchange their ideas and experiences, gain insight from industry leaders and also enjoy Cape Town and South Africa in winter!

    Important dates:

    • (Extended to) 16 March 2012: Submission of Abstracts for Peer Review tracks. See Call for Papers on right for details.
    • 16 April 2012: Submission of full papers for accepted abstracts in the Peer Reviewed tracks deadline. See Call for Papers on right for details.
    • 31 May 2012: Notification of Paper Acceptance.
    • 25 June 2012: Submission of Camera Ready paper.
    • 31 May 2012: Early bird registration deadline. Please see Registrations on the right to register.
    • 1 June 2012: Deadline for abstracts of non-peer reviewed submissions.
    • 15 June 2012: Registration date deadline for authors of peer reviewed papers, to secure space in the proceedings.
    • 30 June: Registration date deadline (here-after late registration fees will apply).
    • 16-18 July: CIE42 Conference.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Chelsea C White III: Trends in Supply Chain Control
    • Cobus Rossouw: Being a Catalyst for Organisational Transformation
    • Dino Petrarolo: IE's in start-ups & the green economy

    Proceedings ISSN:

    • 2164-8670 (CD-ROM)
    • 2164-8689 (Online)

    Quick Guide on how to use this website:

    • To create an account on this website (this does not yet register you for the conference), select login at the top, and create a new account.
    • To register a new submission, select "Call for Papers" on the right or below, review the instructions, and start the submission process. If you have not registered on the website yet, select the option to create a new account, and proceed to follow the step.
    • To update an existing submission, or review your submission status, log in, go to user home at the top, and review your submissions in the "Author" section.
    • To register as a delegate, select registration on the right.

    Sponsors:

    Imperial Logistics, SAIIE's main corporate sponsor 
    Statistics South Africa
    Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria
    SAPICS
    LTS Consulting
     

    Prof Sarma Yadavalli - Research, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Pretoria

    Prof Corne Schutte - Enterprise Engineering Research Group, Department of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University


International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA)

In a small world where trade is the new global driving force conquering countries and continents alike, international competitiveness is becoming the ultimate challenge. It requires high quality products manufactured with state-of-the-art technologies at low cost under the assumption of highly efficient operations management as well as clear corporate goals and strategy. This in turn is based on improved engineering training and education, relevant applied research and an active interaction between academia and industry. The International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA ’16) is taking place for the sixth time. The main objective of the conference is to present recent developments, research results and industrial experience related to Resource Efficiency for Global Competitiveness in the field of manufacturing. A further objective of the conference is to be a generator of innovative ideas and fruitful collaboration both locally and abroad.

Any enquiries with regards to the conference can be sent to coma16@sun.ac.za

  • COMA'16

    January 27, 2016 – January 29, 2016

    In a small world where trade is the new global driving force conquering countries and continents alike, international competitiveness is becoming the ultimate challenge. It requires high quality products manufactured with state-of-the-art technologies at low cost under the assumption of highly efficient operations management as well as clear corporate goals and strategy. This in turn is based on improved engineering training and education, relevant applied research and an active interaction between academia and industry.

    The International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA ’16) is taking place for the sixth time. The main objective of the conference is to present recent developments, research results and industrial experience related to Resource Efficiency for Global Competitiveness in the field of manufacturing. A further objective of the conference is to be a generator of innovative ideas and fruitful collaboration both locally and abroad.

    Download Proceedings Here

  • COMA '13

    January 30, 2013 – February 1, 2013

    In a small world where trade is the new global driving force conquering countries and continents alike, international competitiveness is becoming the ultimate challenge of the new millennium. It requires high quality products manufactured with state-of-the-art technologies at low cost under the assumption of highly efficient operations management as well as clear corporate goals and strategy. This in turn is based on improved engineering training and education, relevant applied research and an active interaction between academia and industry.

    The International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA ’13) is taking place for the fifth time. The main objective of the conference is to present recent developments, research results and industrial experience related to the improvement of competitiveness in the field of manufacturing. A further objective of the conference is to be a generator of innovative ideas and fruitful collaboration both locally and abroad.

    Important Dates:

    • Submission of abstracts: April 30, 2012
    • Abstracts acceptance notification: May 31, 2012 
    • Submission of full paper: July 31, 2012     
    • Paper acceptance notification: October 31, 2012          
    • Submission of camera ready papers: November 30, 2012

     

     

International Service-Learning Symposium

5th International Service-Learning Symposium

Please visit the official site at: http://www.issl2013.co.za

  • International Service-Learning Symposium 2013

    November 20, 2013 – November 22, 2013

    5th International Symposium on Service-Learning (ISSL)
    Please visit the official site:

    http://www.issl2013.co.za

LIASA Higher Education Library Interest Group (HELIG)

A series of webinars brought to you by the Higher Education Interest Group of the Library and Information Association of South Africa.

  • LIASA Open Access Week Kick-off Event

    October 17, 2014 – October 17, 2014
  • ORCID ID (ID's for Researchers)

    September 17, 2014 – September 17, 2014

    Similar to a national identification number, researchers within a digital environment needs a researcher identification number to distinguish them from other researchers with similar names and interests.

    Date: 17 September 2014
    Time: 14:00 - 15:00

     

    The recorded webinar is now available at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlILYdIcZb4


  • Open Access for School & Public (Community) Libraries

    September 19, 2014 – September 19, 2014

    The role of libraries has always been to provide access to quality information - whether it a school, public (community), special or academic library.

    Date: 19 September 2014

    Time: 11:00 - 12:00

  • Open Access and the role of faculty librarians

    September 29, 2014 – September 29, 2014

    SA faculty librarians can no longer remain passive in terms of advocating for Open Access, and has a very important role to play.

    Date: Monday 29 September 2014

    Time: 14:00 - 15:00

     

    The recorded webinar is now available at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qxXheV83F8


  • Implementing an Open Access Journal hosting service for research institutions

    September 30, 2014 – September 30, 2014

    Research (incl. higher education) libraries play an important role in making research publications openly accessible and highly visible.

    Date: 30 September 2014

    Time: 11:00 - 12:00

     

    The recorded webinar is now available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65_tZRz1vSg

     

  • Webinar on Temporary Staffing Solutions

    September 4, 2014 – September 4, 2014

     

    The recorded webinar is now available at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbhd-Cr5B9I


  • Webinar on Digital Humanities

    May 28, 2014 – May 28, 2014

    The digital humanities (DH) are currently attracting considerable attention. According to an OCLC Research Report some research libraries are committing significant resources to creating DH centers. But questions about whether such an investment is warranted persist across the cultural heritage community.

    During this webinar Ingrid Thomson will give a brief overview of what Digital Humanities are all about, and what the role of the library is as far as it concerns service delivery.

    Register for SUNConferences and/or enrol for this Webinar (if you already have a SUNConferences account)

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    Requirements

    To successfully connect, you need the following:

    Hardware requirements

    1.    Fast broadband internet connection. Test your internet connection speed at: http://www.speedtest.net (Not required when connecting on SU campus).

    2.    Internet device with keyboard (for typing questions to presenters) and speakers/headset (for listening to the presenters).

    3.    No webcam or microphone (participants - please keep on mute for the duration of the webinar).

    Software requirements

    1.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser. Download from: http://www.firefox.com

    2.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Java Plugin. Installation instructions are here: http://java.com/en/download/help/firefox_online_install.xml

    3.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Adobe Flash Player Plugin. Download from: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

    How to join the webinar (Please test beforehand - it is already available)

    1.    Go to: http://tex.sun.ac.za(The hostname "tex" is an abbreviation for "Technology for Education eXchange")

    2.    Type your name. (Your first name is good enough)

    3.    Click Join.

    4.    Click Allow(This is a pop-up confirmation from the Flash plugin)

    PLEASE test all beforehand. Please do not hesitate to contact the following should you need help:

    Hilton Gibson hgibson@sun.ac.za
    Ricardo Davids rddavids@sun.ac.za

     

  • Webinar on Agile Management

    April 22, 2014 – April 22, 2014

    LIASA HELIG (SA) in collaboration with the Academic and Research Libraries (Standing Committee of IFLA) would like to invite you to an online presentation on agile management and how it has been used to achieve improvements and customer satisfaction at the library of the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). In the current technological age where libraries are investing significant resources, including human resources, to meet the challenges for new roles and responsibilities, this webinar presents one of many interventions.  The webinar is aimed at librarians and library managers wishing to fully embrace the digital transition in order to enable innovation in space and other opportunities to experiment.

    About the presenter


    Andrew Wells is the University Librarian at The University of New South Wales.  Over the years Andrew has overseen major changes to the University Library’s services, organisation and buildings.  He has taken a strong interest in improving facilities and steering the Library through a period of rapid changes in scholarly information. Andrew has held senior positions in several major Australian libraries.  Prior to joining UNSW, Andrew was the Assistant Director General, Resource Sharing Division at the National Library of Australia (1996-2001).  At the State Library of New South Wales, he occupied senior positions in a variety of roles, building on major periods of service at the University of Queensland Library, Macquarie University Library and a previous stint at UNSW Library from 1982 to 1986.

    View presentation

    Article: Agile management: Strategies for success in rapidly changing times – an Australian University Library perspective/ Andrew Wells, IFLA Journal – Vol 40, No 1, March 2014

    About the webinar
    Date: 22 April 2014
    Time: 08:30 – 09:30 SA Time (Time Zone Converter)
    Venue: http://tex.sun.ac.za
    Registration: Is required. Closes on 20 April 2014. Click here for the registration process.
    Costs: No costs.

    On behalf of HELIG LIASA (SA) and the ARL

    Webinar virtual space

    The webinar will be presented from http://tex.sun.ac.za . Simply type your name, and “Join”.

     

    Requirements

    To successfully connect, you need the following:

     

    Hardware requirements

    1.    Fast broadband internet connection. Test your internet connection speed at: http://www.speedtest.net (Not required when connecting on SU campus).

    2.    Internet device with keyboard (for typing questions to presenters) and speakers/headset (for listening to the presenters).

    3.    No webcam or microphone (participants - please keep on mute for the duration of the webinar).

    Software requirements

    1.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser. Download from: http://www.firefox.com

    2.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Java Plugin. Installation instructions are here: http://java.com/en/download/help/firefox_online_install.xml

    3.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Adobe Flash Player Plugin. Download from: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

    How to join the webinar (Please test beforehand - it is already available)

    1.    Go to: http://tex.sun.ac.za(The hostname "tex" is an abbreviation for "Technology for Education eXchange")

    2.    Type your name. (Your first name is good enough)

    3.    Click Join.

    4.    Click Allow(This is a pop-up confirmation from the Flash plugin)

    PLEASE test all beforehand. Please do not hesitate to contact the following should you need help:

    Hilton Gibson hgibson@sun.ac.za
    Ricardo Davids rddavids@sun.ac.za

     

    Looking forward to ‘’meeting’’ you all in virtual space on 22 April!

  • Developing Research Data Management Services Workshop 2014

    March 27, 2014 – March 27, 2014

    LIASA Western Cape Higher Education Libraries Interest Group and the National Higher Education Libraries Interest Group hosts this one-day workshop presented by the Digital Curation Centre (Glasgow, UK).

    Presenters are Joy Davidson, Associate Director of the DCC and Sarah Jones, Senior Institutional Support Officer.  Joy leads the DCC’s training provision and sits on a number of international working groups to define digital curricula. Sarah is mainly involved in the DCC institutional engagement programme, supporting universities to develop research data management services. She also contributes to the delivery of training, publications and tools development. Read more: Digital Curation Centre at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/about-us

    This workshop builds on the DCC roadshow model.  Joy and Sarah will explain the importance of Research Data Management (RDM), profile examples of how UK universities are developing services, and share practical lessons and tools to help you get started.

     

  • LIASA 2014

  • LIASA 2013

    October 8, 2013 – October 11, 2013

New Wave Centre

  • New Wave Centre

    May 22, 2018 – May 24, 2018

LSSA / SAALA / SAALT Joint Annual Conference

  • LSSA / SAALA / SAALT Joint Annual Conference 2013

    July 1, 2013 – July 4, 2013

    The 2013 joint annual conference of the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT), the Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) and the Linguistics Society of Southern Africa (LSSA) will be held in the beautiful and historic town of Stellenbosch. The conference is being organised by Stellenbosch University’s Language Centre, as well as the Departments of General Linguistics, and Afrikaans and Dutch. 

    Please visit the conference website for more information and to register for the conference.

    Important Dates:

    Abstract submission: 22 March 2013
    Acceptance notification: 30 April 2013
    Early registration: 6 May 2013
    Normal registration: 31 May 2013

    Quick Guide on how to use this website:

    • To create an account on this website (this does not register you for the conference), select LOG IN or ACCOUNT at the top, and create a new account.
    • To register a new submission, select "Call for Papers" on the right or below, review the instructions, and start the submission process. If you have not registered on the website yet, select the option to create a new account, and proceed to follow the submission steps.
    • To update an existing submission, or review your submission status, log in, go to USER HOME at the top, and review your submissions in the "Author" section.

    Notes regarding the submission of abstracts:

    1. Please ensure that the abstract document submitted does not contain authors names or affiliations (providing authors' details is a separate part of the submission process).
    2. Where the submission process asks for "Title" please insert the title of the presentation abstract.

     

Macrowine


  • Macrowine 2014

    September 7, 2014 – September 10, 2014

    View some photo's of the conference here


    REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS NOW CLOSED.

    SPONSORS

    Macrowine 2014 would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for the conference:



    PREFERRED BROWSER

    Please view the confence webapge using FIREFOX or Chrome (Internet Explorer is not recommended)

     

     


    WELCOME TO MACROWINE 2014!

    On behalf of the local Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to attend the 5th International Macrowine Conference on macromolecules and secondary metabolites of grapevine and wine, in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 7 – 10 September, 2014.

    Every two years, this International Conference brings the world’s wine scientists together to share their latest research progress, to network and collaborate with researchers from around the world, to discuss challenging issues facing the research and industry communities and develop creative solutions, and last but not least, to renew friendships and initiate new ones.

    This is the first time the meeting will be held outside of Europe since the inaugural conference in France in 2006 and we are proud to convene this meeting in South Africa in 2014. Macrowine 2014 is the 5th of a series of meetings that has been highly effective in bringing together people interested in the broad field of Wine Macromolecules and secondary metabolites.

    It will be held in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, and also the heart of the South African Winelands and the home of Stellenbosch University. Stellenbosch is only 40 minutes from Cape Town and less than 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, and offers a wide range of accommodation, a charming town centre with numerous excellent restaurants, wine bars, pubs and other late night meeting venues for scientific discussions, all in walking distance from the conference venue and the accommodation.

    Macrowine 2014 will be the forum to discuss advances and challenges in wine science and data analysis, with a particular focus on the biosynthesis, characteristics, analytical properties, and modifications during wine production and aging of macromolecules and secondary metabolites of grape and wine. An exciting conference program including invited keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations will be accompanied by opportunities to think and network, optional technical tours of the local wine industry, or simply the opportunity to enjoy the stunning natural environment of the area or to discover the city of Cape Town.

    Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the conference. We will follow up with more details on the conference program in the near future.

    We look forward to welcoming you in 2014 in Stellenbosch, South Africa at Macrowine 2014.

    From the Local Organising Committee

     

SAIIE 26

  • Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering 2014

    July 14, 2014 – July 16, 2014

    The Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineers is proud to host the 26th edition of our annual conference in 2014. As in previous years, this conference allows Acadaemia, Civil Society, Government and Industry to expolore the latest developments in innovation, efficiency improvement and evidence based decision making strateagems.

SAIIE 25

  • Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering 2013

    July 9, 2013 – July 11, 2013

    The Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineers is proud to host the 25th edition of our annual conference in 2013. As in previous years, this conference allows Acadaemia, civil society, Government and Industry to expolore the latest developments in innovation, efficiency improvement and evidence based decision making strateagems.

    SAIIE25 OFFERS THREE CPD POINTS. (Ref: SAIIE/ CPD/ I/ 01/ 13)

    ISBN: 978-0-7972-1450-7

    Proceedings: Download Link

    Follow us on Twitter @SAIIE25

    Sponsors:

    Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria
    SAIIE's main corporate sponsor
    Anglo American
    South African Airways – SAIIE’s official travel partner
    Proud supplier of conference bags
    University of Stellenbosch, department of Industrial Engineering
    Soteria Backup Solutions
    University of the Witwatersrand, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering
    Blue Stallion

Stellenbosch University Annual Library Symposium

  • Stellenbosch University 13th Annual Library Symposium

    November 14, 2013 – November 15, 2013

    Academic libraries today are challenged by perpetual change. Along with the constant advancement of technology there exists a continuous shift in user behaviour and a proliferation of alternatives for information discovery. At the same time, the scholarly framework is increasingly defined by openness, libraries face heightened accountability and assessment, and budgets remain constrained. Facing these challenges, libraries need to articulate robust, flexible and scalable responses capable of sustaining academic libraries in an unpredictable future.

    Once again, bringing together thought leaders, the symposium will look for solutions to advance our institutions and augment the future of academic libraries. To accomplish this feat, we will:

    X-plore: new technological platforms and acquisition models; innovative library systems and processes; tools, applications and media solutions

    X-pand: perceptions and thinking about academic libraries’ boundaries, definitions of service quality and value, roles for librarians, skills requirements, and change culture

    X-ceed: instead of mere remodeling of traditional operations, seek fundamental transformation and surpass user and institutional expectations

    We look forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch again to experience our beautiful, historical town and the hospitality of the Library staff.

USAN Kongres vir Jong Navorsers / Conference for Young Scholars

 

  • USAN2016

    January 19, 2016 – January 21, 2016

    Die Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Universiteit Stellenbosch, bied vanaf 19-21 Januarie 2016 die USAN 2016: Kongres vir Jong Navorsers aan vir nagraadse studente en jong navorsers in die volgende studiegebiede: letterkunde, taalkunde, en toegepaste taalkunde (vertaling, tolking, redigering, leksikografie, taalverwerwing, dokumentanalise en -ontwerp).

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    The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, Stellenbosch University, is hosting the USAN 2016: Conference for Young Scholars from 19–21 January 2016 for postgraduate students and young researchers in the following areas of study: literature, linguistics, and applied linguistics (translation, interpreting, lexicography, language acquisition, document analysis and design).

  • USAN2014

    January 21, 2014 – January 23, 2014

    Die Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Universiteit Stellenbosch, bied vanaf 21 – 23 Januarie 2014 die USAN 2014: Kongres vir jong navorsers aan vir nagraadse studente en jong navorsers in die volgende studiegebiede: Letterkunde; Taalkunde; Toegepaste Taalkunde (Vertaling, Tolking, Redigering, Leksikografie, Taalverwerwing, Dokumentanalise en -ontwerp). The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, Stellenbosch University, is hosting the USAN 2014: Conference for young scholars from 21 – 23 January 2014 for postgraduate students and young researchers in the following areas of study: Literature; Linguistics; Applied Linguistics (Translation, Interpreting, Lexicography, Language Acquisition, Document analysis and design).



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