SAICSIT Conference 2021: Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists

Authors

Shawren Singh, University of South Africa; Mathias Mujinga, University of South Africa; Hugo H Lotriet, University of South Africa; Bobby L Tait, University of South Africa; J C Mentz, University of South Africa

Synopsis

SAICSIT has been hosting its annual conference from 1987, while over the years the shape and nature of the society has changed. This year the School of Computing at the University of South Africa hosted this virtual conference. The theme of the conference was “Reimagining the Interconnected World”.

Christine Asaju and Hima Vadapalli look at `Estimating Students' Learning Affects: An Approach Based on the Recognition of Facial Emotion Expressions'. The new normal in the education space is the increased use of virtual online classes. The authors investigate the use of deep learning to identify emotional face changes of students to understand the students learning experience.

Jecton Tocho Anyango and Hussein Suleman address `Supporting Trainee Teachers of Computer Science with Game Authoring Tools'. The authors investigate a unique aspect of game-based learning. The researchers developed a prototype game and then evaluated the user experience of the game.

Kiren Kosygin Padayachee, Ken J. Nixon and Stephen Phillip Levitt look at `'Determining Human Hand Performance with the Oculus Quest in Virtual Reality Using Fitts’s Law'. Increasingly Virtual Reality is finding its way into our lives. The research that is reported in this paper outlines the investigation of user performance using hand tracking as a key matrix

In their timely research paper, Mphumelelo Dhlamini, Irwin Brown and Grant Osterwyk explore the organizational barriers to collaboration in Big Data Analytics. The authors propose a model that frames the Big Data Analytics barriers.

In the last paper, Geoffrey Lydall and Stephen Phillip Levitt tackle``Quality Impact of Accommodating Customer Requirements Through Plug-Ins and Configuration Files'. The authors focus on the customisation of specific aspects of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the context of logistics.

 

Author Biographies

Shawren Singh, University of South Africa

Prof Shawren Singh  is the Chair of the Department of Information Systems, and Associate Professor in the School of Computing, University of South Africa.

Mathias Mujinga, University of South Africa

Dr Mathias Mujinga is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, University of South Africa.

Hugo H Lotriet, University of South Africa

Hugo Lotriet is a professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of South Africa.

Bobby L Tait, University of South Africa

Bobby Tait is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of South Africa.

J C Mentz, University of South Africa

Dr Jan Mentz is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing, University of South Africa.

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October 27, 2021

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