Submissions of papers on topics, as listed below, are invited. All submissions
should be posted via the website.
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-
All full paper submissions should clearly indicate which topic and sub-
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 MartinS4@openserve.co.za 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
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-
5. Limited Range Communications
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-
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:
SATNAC 2021 TPC Chair
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:
Please use the following PowerPoint presentation 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
Call for Papers
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