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Submissions of papers on topics, as listed below, are invited. All submissions

should be posted via the website.

Important Dates
Please note the following important dates for submission of papers:

Please click on the submit button below to submit your paper:

Full papers must contain the following:
Author's name, affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses as well as telephone and fax numbers. Authors are requested to ensure that these contact details are correct and it is your responsibility to ensure any changes are made available to the TPC Chair. If a submission is co-authored, the primary recipient of the correspondence should be clearly indicated. An oral presentation of 20 minutes will be allowed to successful students at the conference.

All full paper submissions should clearly indicate which topic and sub-topic they are addressing at the conference although the Technical Programme Committee (TPC) reserves the right to make changes.

Note that papers that do not comply with the prescribed formats and deadlines will not be considered for review.

Submissions should be posted via the website. Receipt of submissions will be confirmed. If you do not get a confirmation within 5 working days, please contact the TPC Chair, Martin Smuts via email at The final deadline for submission of papers is 25
June 2021. Instructions to the successful authors regarding the submission of their respective presentations will be sent separately.

The TPC reserves the right to alter any of the deadlines. Members of the Technical Programme Committee consisting of academics and leading industry players will review each paper. The TPC member list will be available on the website.

Technical Programme Categories and Topics

Please note that the individual topics per paper category are meant to merely serve as examples and are not meant to be exhaustive.

1. Standards, Regulatory & Environmental

ICASA, Department of Communications, ITU, ETSI, IEEE, Various Forums, Facilities, Cabling, Aircon, Power, Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency, Fuel Cells, Lightning Protection, Interference, Radio Spectrum Utilization and Management

2. Management

Consulting, Outsourcing, SLA, Contract Management, OSS, BSS, Processes, NGOSS, ITIL, TMN, ITSM, NSM, Planning Issues, Policy Based Management, Subscriber Management, Systems Integration, Security and Privacy, Optimizing P2P / CDN networks, Visualization, Simulation for management support

3. Converged Services

IMS, Voice, Video, Presence, Mobility, Speech Recognition and Synthesis, IN Services, Voice over IP (H.248, SIP, H.323), Application Services, The Digital Home, Connection Management & Control Protocols, Multimedia Services, Media Servers, Trunking Gateways, Signalling Gateways

4. Internet Services & End User Applications

Mobile Apps, Internet, E-commerce, M-commerce, Web2.0, Software Design, Cryptography, xHTML, XML, Java, Internet Trust, Internet Security, Internet Performance, Virtual Collaboration, Telecommuting, Pattern Recognition, Network Security

5. Limited Range Communications

Ad-hoc, Wireless Sensor, Emergency Services, Smart Grids, RFID, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Broadband over Powerline, Customer Premise Equipment, NFC

6. Access Network Technologies

Radio Technologies, Mobile (GSM, Edge, 3G, HSPA, LTE, WiMAX), Satellite, Wireline, QoS, xDSL, Passive Optical Networks, Software Defined Radios, Radio Propagation Studies

7. Core Network Technologies

MPLS, Core IP Networks, TCP-IP, VPN, Metro Ethernet, Transport, ASTN, CWDM, DWDM, Optical, Network Topology (Mesh, Self-healing, Autoconfiguring), Dimensioning Rules

8. Data Centre & Cloud

VMWare for Virtualisation, Desktop Virtualisation, Bring Your Own Device, Storage Area Networks, Web & Application Servers

All documentation received will be checked for viruses. However, it is the responsibility of the author to ensure that documents are free of viruses. Any document that is infected with a virus and cannot be recovered will be returned to the author, with a request that a clean copy be resubmitted.

The following information is provided so that authors' papers can be successfully integrated to produce the conference proceedings with a consistent look and feel.

Questions and comments can be forwarded to:

Martin Smuts
SATNAC 2021 TPC Chair

Ronald Moorcroft


The SATNAC 2021 TPC requires that the documentation is submitted in Acrobat (pdf) version 9 compatible with no password or protection enabled.


The following Microsoft Word template of the document structure, styles and layout should be used to prepare your paper:

Or make use of the folowing Latex Template:


Powerpoint Presentation

Please use the following PowerPoint presentation template.

SATNAC  PowerPoint template

Formulas and Equations
All equations and formulas should be placed in text boxes or within the specific equation editor. This ensures that formatting, characters and layout are fixed

Document Naming Conventions
In order to correctly identify and catalogue the paper, the document must be named using the following convention:

<Principle author name>.extension (e.g. Booysen.pdf)

If more than one document is submitted, please identify the documents with a unique integer value after the author's name
e.g. Booysen1.pdf, Booysen2.pdf

Gys Booysen



Call for Papers

Author’s Notes

Papers must be uploaded onto the online database and access will be through the SATNAC website before the relative submission closing dates. All emails to the TPC Chair must contain the word "SATNAC" in the subject header

Confirmation on Receipt of Paper
The SATNAC 2021 TPC will acknowledge receipt of documentation within 5 working days of receiving the documentation. If no acknowledgement is received in this period, please contact the TPC Chair, Martin Smuts

The Review Process
The SATNAC 2021 TPC will review papers based on criteria as described in the following documents:

SATNAC Reviewers Form ( 16KB)

SATNAC Reviewers Form Appendix ( 14KB)

Although reviewers will know the details of the authors when the paper evaluations are performed, their professional integrity will ensure a fair process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 experts. However, if an author would like his/her paper to be reviewed "double blind" then a second version of the paper should be submitted with the necessary information stripped out but the paper must still retain the same physical format

Important: The TPC reserves the right to send all the submissions to a plagiarism search engine

Paper Submission