Format of Papers

All submissions in all categories of the SAICSIT 2011 Main Conference and the Postgraduate Symposium must follow the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series prescribed format (MS-Word or LaTeX format  - with no additional libraries or special fonts - are acceptable).  The template and guidelines for papers is located on the ACM website and at:

Papers that do not follow the template may be excluded from the conference proceedings. The maximum paper length as stipulated in the various submission categories also will be strictly enforced.

For all tracks, only PDF files must be submitted for review.  Any questions regarding the formatting and uploading of submissions should be directed to: <>

All submissions must be made through the START online submission system.  Use the following URL and log in or create an account in order to make your submission:

Full and Short Papers

We invite the submission of FULL PAPERS (maximum of 10 pages) and SHORT PAPERS (maximum of 4 pages) to report original previously-unpublished work in the topic areas of the conference. Full papers typically report on completed and mature research results while short papers report on works in progress with significant intermediate results.

All full and short research paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts. The review process will retain the anonymity of authors and reviewers. The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: originality of contribution; relevance to the conference; technical/scientific merit; and presentation and clarity.

Accepted full and short research papers must be presented at the conference. 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).

Industry oriented papers / case studies

In a bid to foster more communication between industry and academia, SAICSIT 2011 solicits INDUSTRY ORIENTED PAPERS and CASE STUDIES from industry members addressing research taking place in industry. Specifically, the industry track seeks to:

  • Provide a forum for practitioners to discuss insights, successes and challenges in practical or industry research and development in fields related to the themes of SAICSIT 2011.
  • Identify new challenges, lessons, concerns and issues related to computing related research and development in the real world. The goal is to provide researchers with the information required to focus their activities on real-world issues.
  • Highlight new, practical research activities; solved or unsolved technical, business or organisational challenges, or issues involved in adopting, maintaining or evolving a computing related product.
  • Highlight specific techniques (organisational, architectural, etc.) used to address computing research and development issues in practice.

In order to encourage industrial authors who cannot afford the commitment of writing a full paper to contribute technically to the proceedings, we invite submissions of extended abstracts of 1-2 pages in the prescribed format.  Extended abstracts should address topics consistent with the overall goals of the industry track. Authors are encouraged to share successes, challenges and unanswered questions — the objective should be to identify important points for further discussion during the conference.

Industry oriented papers or case studies are not treated in the same way as research papers and papers will be reviewed separately from research papers. Only the extended abstract will be reviewed for appropriateness to the themes of the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings. Marketing material unfortunately is not acceptable.

Accepted industry oriented papers must be presented at the conference and extended abstract of up to 2 pages will be published in the conference proceedings. Industry oriented paper submission are not anonymous and should contain the names and contact details of the authors.