Dates & Venue

Monday & Tuesday, 22 to 23 July 2019. Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

Call for papers

If you are interested in presenting at the SA GeoTech 2019 conference, please complete this quick online form or form below (name of author(s), paper title, abstract/synopsis of the proposed paper for consideration and brief CV). You do not have to submit the full paper now, only a summary of the proposed paper.

Presenters (i.e. one person per paper presented) may attend the conference on the day of presentation at no cost, but if the presenter wishes to attend the full conference and hospitality functions (refreshments, lunches, cocktail party, etc.), then a reduced delegate fee applies.

Important dates

  • Call for abstracts and presenters: Now Open
  • Submission of abstracts for selection: 10 May 2019
  • Notification of acceptance for presentation: 17 May 2019
  • Submission of final full-text for approval: 30 June 2019
  • Presentation of papers at SA GeoTech 2019: 22 and 23 July 2019

Download the PowerPoint presentation template here.

Further info for presenters

Presenters are invited to submit papers of approximately 2000 to 3000 words for presentation at the SA GeoTech 2019 conference. It should be relevant to the conference theme, subject matter and audience. Proprietary technologies, products and services may be described, and papers detailing client applications of the technology, product or skills will receive preference.

Presenters should aim to serve the needs of conference delegates, provide appropriate solutions, and share knowledge and experience.


Abstracts will be reviewed and selected based on their innovation, significance, relevance, originality and general quality. The principal author will be advised the outcome of the abstract selection by 17 May 2019.


The final full-text paper must be submitted online or via email to by no later than 30 June 2017 for approval and publishing in the Proceedings of the SA GeoTech 2019 Conference.


Authors will be allocated a 30-minute slot (including introduction, questions and answers) to present their papers, and will be provided with a digital projector, screen, laser pointer, podium, microphone, remote mouse and notebook PC with PowerPoint.

The opening slide of each presentation must use the defined conference slide template, but subsequent slides may be free format.


Remember to ensure that the text of your slides uses adequately sized fonts and background contrast for visibility. Due to time limitations, it is recommended to limit the presentation to 15 slides.

Copyright of papers

Copyright of papers presented at the SA GeoTech 2019 conference is vested in EE Publishers and the author(s), and the papers will be published on the conference proceedings. Selected papers may also be published in PositionIT magazine.

Permission is not required for publishing of abstracts, for copying of papers for personal use, or for publishing by the authors of their papers on their personal websites or their organisation’s public archive, provided that the full details of the source are acknowledged. Other than this, papers may not be copied, republished, transmitted or used commercially in any form without the written permission of EE Publishers and the author(s).


For any queries regarding papers and presentations at SA GeoTech 2019, please contact Pierre Potgieter, PositionIT editor, Tel +27 11 543-7000 or