Prasa-Robmec 2017

2017 PRASA-RobMech

Welcome to the 2017 PRASA-RobMech International Conference incorporating The 28th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and The 10th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa. It will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2017 at Central University of Technology Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa. The two-day main conference will be preceded by a day of workshops and tutorials. This is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded scientists in the interdisciplinary fields of pattern recognition, robotics and mechatronics.

Conference Sponsers

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Organising Committee

General Chairs Affiliation
Nicolaas Luwes Central University of Technology
Rangith Kuriakose (Co-Chair) Central University of Technology

Technical Committee

Programme Chairs Affiliation
Ben Kotze Central University of Technology
Kanzumba Kusakana Central University of Technology
Advisory Chairs
Riaan Stopforth University of Kwazulu-Natal
Deon Sabatta University of Johannesburg
Benjamin Rosman Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Local Organising Committee (Central University of Technology)

Mauritz Van Rooyen
Luke Rogers
Jandre Janse van Vuuren

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Final Program

The Final program is now available. Please click the button below to download.

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Maps and Directions

Please see the map of Bloemfontein below, followed by the Bloemfontein campus map of the Central University of Technology, Free State. This will guide you in reaching the conference venue.

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The welcome reception will take place at location 30 on the CUT campus.
The workshops/conference venues will take place at location 12 & 13 on the CUT campus.

Submissions & Registrations are now closed!

Thank you for submitting papers to the 2017 PRASA-RobMech Conference. Registrations are now closed and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 PRASA-RobMech Conference.

Workshop Registrations are now closed!

Thank you for registering for a workshop at the 2017 PRASA-RobMech Conference.

Poster Template

If you have been accepted to present at the conference in the poster format, please download the poster template here.

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Registration Dates

Registrations Open 1 August 2017
Late Registrations 6 November 2017

Registration Fees

The registration fee includes:

  • Payment fees include Up to 2 Papers
  • Attendance of the technical program, including the paper presentations and keynote speeches (30 November-1 December)
  • Attendance of any workshop or tutorial (29 November)
  • Gala dinner (at Bagamoya Wildlife Estate see more here)
  • Welcome reception
  • Lunch and coffee/tea during the main conference (30 November-1 December)
  • Conference pack, including the conference proceedings
  • Conference bag
Type Cost
IEEE or SAIEE member (join IEEE at, cost US$90) R 3200
Nonmember (neither IEEE nor SAIEE) R 4200
IEEE or SAIEE student member (join IEEE at, cost US$27) R 1700
Nonmember student (neither IEEE nor SAIEE) R 2200
Gala Dinner Only +1 (Partner at Gala Dinner) R 360

Please note that:

  • Registration is required for a paper to be presented and included in the proceedings
  • Late registration charges will apply to registrations after 7 November registration information

Important Dates & Deadlines

Submissions and registrations open 1 August 2017
Closing date for submission of papers 11 September 2017 New Deadline: 29 September 2017
Closing date for workshop/tutorial proposals 18 September 2017
Notification of paper acceptance 9 October 2017 New Deadline: From 20 October 2017
Notification of acceptance of workshops/tutorials 9 October 2017
Deadline for final paper submissions 23 October 2017 New Deadline: 27 October 2017
Deadline for registration 6 November 2017
Date of workshops/tutorials 29 November 2017
Date of main conference 30 November 2017
Date of main conference 1 December 2017

Accommodation Suggestions

Various Accommodation is available in Bloemfontein including but not limited to (Close proximity to the CUT):