Call for Abstracts: “The Paths of Science, Ecosystems and Technologies” Conference

22 Sep 2011 - 10:30


The National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology invite researchers to present papers to

“The Paths of Science, Ecosystems and Technologies” Conference

Luanda, Angola

19-20 October 2011

Closing date for submission of abstracts:23 September 2011


Researchers are requested to display the results of research and to share knowledge on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems as well as on heritage and sites of geological, archaeological and anthropological importance, indigenous knowledge system and computing, information and space technology applied to teaching, research and technological development.


⇒           Contribution to the materialization of the Science, Technology and Innovation National Policy;

⇒           Contribution of science to the management of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and description of geological and archaeological sites;

⇒           Contribution to the systematization and development of indigenous knowledge;

⇒           Subsidies for the application of computing and information and space technology in teaching and scientific research and technological development;

⇒           Dissemination of the results of research in order to increase the scientific and technological production

Areas of interest

The abstracts may be in any of the following fields, and not exceed 250 words:

a)            Biosciences (Life Sciences);

b)            Space Science (including remote sensing);

c)            Indigenous Knowledge System

d)            Environment and Climate Change (including Oceanography)

e)            Energy (including nuclear);

f)            Material Sciences Research (including Nano-technology)

g)            ICT

h)            Paleosciences

i)             Geosciences

Who may apply?

This call for abstracts is aimed at full time researchers residing in South Africa and affiliated with a recognised higher education or research institution such as a University, University of Technology or Science Council. No applications from commercial institutions will be accommodated.

How do I apply?

The application form on must be filled in as per instructions and should be accompanied by the researcher’s comprehensive CV. Responses should be submitted electronically to Ms Motsei Bambo at the following address not later than 23 September 2011.

No hard copies will be accepted and no late applications will be accepted. Kindly insist on an acknowledgement receipt for record purposes.

For further information, please contact:

Miss Motsei Bambo

Tel: +27 (0)12 481 4185


Please note that the conference will be held in both English and Portuguese

Successful candidates will be required to travel to Angola. Flights, accommodation and ground transport will be provided.  If successful, we kindly urge you to have travel documents (passport and visa) ready once we contact you.