4th SMEOS 2016

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
Monday, 12 September 2016






4th SMEOS 2016
Monday, 12 September 2016 08:00 AM -
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 05:00 PM (Pretoria, South Africa Time)

Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Skukuza Rest Camp
Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga 1350
South Africa

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We would like to invite you to participate in the 4th SMEOS 2016 Conference! The conference will be held from 12 to 14 September, but delegates will have to arrive on Sunday 11 September and leave on 15 September 2016.

The South African 4th SMEOS 2016 conference will focus on the field of “Sensors, Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and Electro-Optical Systems”, with a scope ranging from devices (including materials and processing), through electro-optical systems, to detector applications.

The conference is intended to provide a common forum for international researchers and developers to exchange information about their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in all areas pertaining to design, fabrication and application in the fields of interest to the  4th SMEOS 2016.

Plenary and keynote addresses by eminent scientists are included in the conference, and original technical papers are invited for oral and poster presentations(see "Call for Papers").

The Proceedings of the conference will be published in the SPIE Digital Library.

Christo Schutte (Chairperson), Denel Dynamics (Detek)
Monuko du Plessis, CEFIM, University of Pretoria 
Trudi Joubert, CEFIM, University of Pretoria
Philip Minnaar, Denel Dynamics
Thereza Botha (secretary), TechnoScene (Pty) Ltd

Prof M du Plessis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (Chair)
Prof S Bhattacharyya, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof J R Botha, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Dr J Burger, SKA Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr T-H Joubert, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof F W Leuschner, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Dr D S Mellet, Azoteq, Paarl, South Africa
Prof W J Perold, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Dr P Rademeyer, Consultant, Pretoria, South Africa
Dr C S Schutte, Denel Dynamics (Detek), Pretoria, South Africa
Prof L W Snyman, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof H C Swart, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Prof R van Zyl, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa
Mr C J Willers, Airbus DS Optronics (Pty) Ltd, Centurion, South Africa

Student Competition - SPIE Best Students Papers Awards
1st Prize: US$ 250 cash, 50 SPIE Digital Library downloads and 1 year Student SPIE Membership
2nd Prize: US$ 150 cash, 25 SPIE Digital Library downloads and 1 year Student SPIE Membership
3rd Prize: US$ 100 cash, 15 SPIE Digital Library downloads and 1 year Student SPIE Membership

Poster Competition - IEEE (South Africa Section) Best Poster Awards
1st Prize: R750
2nd Prize: R500
3rd Prize: R250
Technical Photo Competition: "Expressions of SMEOS"
There will again be a technical photo competition. Download the details about this competition by clicking here.
Nature Photo Competition
Since this conference is held in the Kruger National Park, ample time will be allowed for game viewing. As in the past, a nature photo competition will be held. Delegates are encouraged to supply their best photos taken during the conference for display.

The 4th SMEOS 2014 event has been registered for Engineering Council of South Africa Continuing Professional Development (ECSA CPD) credits through the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Validation number: UP-SMEOS2016
Value of the credits: 3 (30 hours)

Early bird registration:  (before 30 June 2016)
Full delegates: R 4 500
Full time registered students: R 2 000

Standard Registration: (1 July - 15 August 2016)
Full delegates: R 5 000
Full time registered students: R 2 500

Late Registrations: (16 August 2016 and later)
All delegates:  R 5 500

Accompanying people
:  R 1 900
These people do not attend the conference, but will receive all conference gifts, lunches and attend functions

OR Tambo - Skukuza plus sightseeing trips: R 1 900
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - Skukuza plus sightseeing trips: R 1 900
Skukuza Airport - Skukuza plus sightseeing trips: R1 100
Any of the above one-way only: contact conference secretary for the price

Cancellations before 30 June 2016: 50% refund
Cancellations after 1 July 2016: no refund


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