Announcement for the Call of Abstracts for the 3rd IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop:

Date: 18 – 20 October 2023

Venue: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC), Pretoria, South Africa.

Main theme: Re-imagining the future of Research Data Management”

IASSIST 2023 has a specific focus on the future of Research Data Management and how this field is constantly change and evolving. Therefore the theme for 2023 is “Re-imagining the future of Research Data Management”. The workshop will cover topics related to the main theme and the sub-themes below (but not limited):


<sub-themes must reflect above>

  • Research data management re-imagined for the future
  • Developing data literacy skills for the future
  • Machine learning, robotics, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence 
  • Data analytics and visualisation
  • Data sharing responsibilities
  • Data collection, storage, backup and preservation
  • Indigenous knowledge and data
  • Data protection, ethics, legal compliance and legislation as it relates to research data
  • Data privacy and security
  • Innovative practices in research data management – new methods, technologies and approaches
  • Towards Industry 5.0 and beyond in research data management

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts related to the workshop theme and sub-themes are invited to be submitted for this workshop. An extended abstract of 1000 words should be submitted online on this: >> click here

Selected full papers will be invited for publication in the IASSIST IQ Journal, more information can be found on this

Important Dates:

Workshop – 18 to 20 October 2023

Abstract Submission Deadline – 31 May 2023

Notifications of acceptance/rejection – 30 June 2023

Further enquiries: 

Programme co-chairs:

  1. Dr Nobubele Shozi 
  2. Xolani Nkosi. 
  3. Dr. Robert Buwule