It is with great pleasure that we announce the SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA 2019 incorporating the 27th Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference, the 11thRobotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa and the 29th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa. This flagship Southern Africa regional conference will be hosted by the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering of Central University of Technology, Free State in conjunction with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). SAUPEC, PRASA and RobMech brings together experts from the industry, academics and students in electrical engineering, pattern recognition, robotics and mechatronics to present research papers, network and expand the fraternity that has been built as part of the SAUPEC, PRASA and RobMech legacies. The conference will incorporate the Eskom Tertiary Education Support Programme (TESP) report-back meeting.

Call for paper

Author guidelines

1 October 2018: Paper submission opens.

1 November 2018: Papers for peer review submission deadline.

15 November 2018: Discussion paper submission deadline.

15 December 2018: Peer reviewed papers final version submission deadline.


Topics of submission

For the SAUPEC track:

  • Power Generation
  • Transmission, Distribution and Reticulation Networks
  • Protection and System Automation
  • Quality of Supply, Reliability and Condition Monitoring
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Load Modelling and Demand Side Management
  • Energy Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Distributed and Embedded Generation
  • Smart Grids and Microgrids

· Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

  • Energy Economics and Tariffs
  • Power Engineering Education

For the RobMech Track:

  • FMS Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Information Technology Applied to Manufacturing
  • Computer-Aided Engineering Education
  • Sensors and Applications
  • Robots and Automation
  • Lean Manufacturing Logistics
  • Modelling and Simulation Scheduling
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Management of Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Education and Training using Robotics
  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Neural Networks
  • Mobile robotics
  • Mining robotics

For the PRASA Track:

  • Classifiers and related topics
  • Speech processing
  • Natural language processing
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Signal processing
  • Remote sensing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Computational analytics
  • End-user applications and systems


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Sponsored By

  • Central University of Technology

Supported By

  • South Africa Section