Welcome to SACLA 2022

The Department of Information Science at Stellenbosch University will host the 51st Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association (SACLA 2022) on 21 and 22 July 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference, which is an in-person event, provides a forum for the discussion of original research and practical experiences in teaching and learning of Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology and related disciplines, as well as the use of software tools in support of education more broadly. The conference programme will include research paper sessions, plenary keynote addresses, panels and workshops.

Keynote Speakers

Joe Newbert

Joe Newbert is a consultant, a writer, a speaker and above all a teacher.

As Chief Training Officer at Business Change Academy, Joe spends most of his time helping people to grow their skills, bring meaningful change and achieve their career goals. As well as working with organisations to reap the benefits of good practices in business analysis and change.

A seasoned conference speaker both locally and internationally, Joe is the founder of the popular Inter-View Report industry publication. In addition, he co-authored the IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model as well as currently serving as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

Johann Mouton

Professor Johann Mouton is the director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Scientometrics and STI Policy and and professor at CREST. He is on the editorial board of five international journals including Science and Public Policy, Science, Technology and Society and Minerva. He has authored or co-authored 10 monographs including The practice of social research (2002, with E Babbie), How to succeed in your Masters and doctoral studies (2001) and Doctoral education in South Africa (with Nico Cloete, 2015).

He is currently working on predatory publishing, funding of science in Africa, the mobility of South African doctoral graduates and the state of knowledge production at SA universities.

Conference Overview

We invite submissions of full papers, research-in-progress papers and panel proposals on relevant topics from researchers and practitioners from any country. Selected full papers will be published by Springer in a Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) volume. Other accepted papers will be published in a locally produced, DHET subsidy bearing volume.

Submissions can be on any relevant topic, including, but not limited to

Important Dates
Submission Deadline

Closed 9 March 2022 (Extended)

Notification of Acceptance

Authors Notified 6 May 2022

Registration Deadline

Closed 3 July 2022


21–22 July 2022

Organising Committee
Conference Chair

Richard Barnett

Programme Chairs

Daniel le Roux
Douglas Parry
Bruce Watson