*CALL FOR ABSTRACTS*
The SAIP2021 conference will be completely virtual. In order to maximize virtual engagement, minimize any potential connectivity issues, and optimize the virtual conference environment, the LOC has decided to use the following conference formats:
The zoom platform will be used for oral sessions. Normal contributed oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes (12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for discussion and/or questions). We will make use of 12 minutes of pre-recorded videos combined with a live 3 minute Q&A session. Oral presenters should upload, by 9 July 2021, a video of their presentation on the indico system. Details regarding the upload process will follow in due course.
In order to provide an engaging and interactive virtual poster session for SAIP 2021, the LOC has decided to make use of the https://gather.town/ platform for the poster sessions. In addition, we have decided to set aside a full day for the poster sessions to maximize engagement. We will request that the poster presenter upload, by 9 July 2021, a high-resolution pdf file of their poster on the indico system. The submission of a short video summary, for poster presenters, is therefore not a requirement anymore. Details regarding the upload process will follow in due course.
To submit abstracts and register for the conference, please visit https://events.saip.org.za/event/206/
Abstract submission will close on 23 April 2021, and acceptance notifications will be sent out on the 1st of June 2021. Registration for the conference will close on the 9th of July 2021. Participants that have not registered by that deadline will, unfortunately, have their abstracts removed from the conference system, and will lose the opportunity to submit a conference proceeding.
*CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS *
The SAIP 2021 will also publish conference proceedings. The proceedings of the SAIP 2021 conference will be peer-reviewed and produced in accordance with the DHET guidelines for recognition at the level of 0.5 units per article. Only papers that are submitted strictly on or before 23:59 SAST on 30 August 2021 will be considered for publication. The guidelines for authors, the application procedure for recognition of your article and other details relating to the proceedings will be available on the conference website.