SATNAC 2012 : An Overview
The Southern African Telecommunication, Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), this year celebrated its 15th anniversary. This Telkom Centre of Excellence (CoE) flagship event was held at Fancourt, in George, Western Cape, South Africa, from the 2nd to the 5th of September 2012. The theme, “The Internet of Things – Smart Homes & Cities" … Evolution or Tsunami, attracted 399 delegates from industry, operators, government and academia. SATNAC presents a platform to discuss the progress achieved in ICT applied research, an opportunity to share challenges affecting this industry and a chance for postgraduate students to network with leaders in the ICT industry.
About 76 full papers and 50 Work in Progress papers were presented by postgraduates from the 16 CoE centres in South Africa. We are thoroughly please to announce that amongst all these presentations made, Siyakhula Living Lab’s researcher, Mr Thoba Lose, was honoured with the Best Work in Progress paper award for his paper entitled A Cloud Computing Platform to Augment Mobile Phone Use in Marginalized Rural Areas. Congratulations Thoba!