For the conference program in pdf format, please click here. You can view the detailed programme with links to all papers and authors by selecting  “Programme Details” in the “Programme” tab above.

Participants are expected to arrive on Wednesday, May 29 for the opening reception. The presentations will begin on Thursday morning, May 30 and end in the afternoon of the following day as indicated below. Shuttle busses between the conference hotels and USB campus will be provided – for details please see click on the “Registration and Hotels” tab above.


May 29, 2013

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm          Registration Desk open

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm           Opening Reception  

May 30, 2013

7.00 am – 8.30 pm           Registration Desk open

8.30 am – 5.00 pm           Parallel sessions

5.30 pm – 11.00 pm           Conference dinner at Bloemendal Restaurant (busses depart USB campus at 5 pm)

May 31, 2013

9.00 am – 5.00 pm           Parallel sessions & Keynotes


During the parallel sessions, 15 minutes allocated to the presenter, 10 minutes to the discussant and 5 minutes for general discussion.



Entertainment during conference dinner

View of Table Mountain from Bloemendal Restaurant - December 21, 2012.

View of Table Mountain from Bloemendal Restaurant











A conference dinner featuring traditional South African cuisine is held on Thursday evening in the Bloemendal Restaurant. Situated on top of one of the highest hills in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, the restaurant offers a 270° panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula. Surrounded by vineyards and with the most spectacular sunsets over Robben Island and Table Mountain, this is a great place to experience South Africa and the Cape.