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Conference Committee

The Research Directorate provides an opportunity for CPUT staff members and postgraduate students to contribute to reputable local and international conferences through the Conference Committee (ConfCom) initiative.

First-term ConfCom call for 2018

Open Date: Friday, 26 January 2018
Deadline: Monday, 26 February 2018

Call information

Apply online at

Step by step guide on how to apply

Confcom training

Please contact the facilitators should you wish for training to be conducted at your respective department, faculty, or campus.

Ms Luyolo Kamati
Tel: +27 21 460 3843

Notes about ConfCom

  • This is for local and international conferences
  • Applicants are advised to apply three months before the anticipated travel date
  • The line managers (Head of Department & Dean) of the applicant must evaluate and endorse the application prior to submission, using this form. In case of students, the supervisor must also endorse and provide a motivation.
  • Applications are reviewed by members of ConfCom
  • The applicant must present a paper or poster with evidence of its acceptance by the organising committee
  • All conference applications must be accompanied by an abstract and supporting documents as indicated in the call.
  • Master’s students should be accompanied by their supervisor. Students and supervisors may either present a co-authored paper and individual papers/posters.
  • It is permissible for conference attendees to extend their stay abroad for personal reasons; however ConfCom will only pay for the return ticket, conference registration, and accommodation and local travel for the duration of the conference plus one day pre- and post-conference. Any additional days are for the attendee’s account.
Description Form
Terms of reference Document
Authorisation form Document
ConfCom planning schedule 2018 Document
ConfCom Guide Document
ConfCom call information Document