2-6 December 2018
Century City Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
Only credit card payments are now online. Delegates making EFT payments should contact Andrew Gill <agill@csir.co.za>.

Scientific Programme

  • Astronomy/SKA

    Astronomy and the SKA.

  • Computational Chemistry

    Computational chemistry, including pharmacology and related applications.

  • Computational Mechanics

    Computational mechanics, including computational electromagnetics and related areas in engineering and science.

  • Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences

    Bioinformatics and biological sciences.

  • HPC Techniques and Computer Science

    HPC techniques and computer science.

  • Earth Systems Modelling

    Earth systems modelling, including ocean, atmosphere, weather and climate sciences, and environmental science.

  • Materials Science

    Materials science and related physics.

  • Astrophysics and Space Physics

    Astrophysics, cosmology and space physics.

  • Storage and I/O

    Extremely large storage and very fast I/O.

  • Cognitive Computing & Machine Learning

    AI, cognitive computing, big data and machine learning.

  • B.o.F

    Birds of a feather sessions dedicated to speciality topics and discussions.

  • S.I.G.

    Special Interest Group meeting.

  • Workshops

    Workshops take place on Sunday or Thursday and are half-day or one day in duration. They are dedicated to a single topic and include short courses, tutorials, mini-symposia or workshops.


    South African National Research and Education Network dedicated track.


    Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa dedicated session.

  • HPC Technology

    The technology of HPC, hardware and software.

  • Physics

    Physics, including particle and nuclear physics.

  • Chemistry and Material Science SIG Seminar

    A dedicated Chemistry and Material Science SIG session consisting of slots for keynotes, ordinary oral presentations, student oral presentations as well as flash poster presentations.

    The program will also include the annual SIG meeting and announcement of best student oral presentation as well as the best poster in Chemistry and Material Science.