Department of Computer Science

Welcome to UWC Computer Science

You have reached the Computer Science department of the University of the Western Cape, situated in the beautiful city of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. Surrounded by oceans, mountains and winelands, UWC Computer Science offers students the opportunity to further their education in one of the most beautiful settings on earth. We strive to produce top quality well rounded Computer Scientists as explained in our Mission And Vision.


Centre of Excellence (CoE) for IP and Internet Computing

Our Department hosts the CoE for IP and Internet Computing, which is funded by Telkom SA, Cisco Systems SA, Aria Technologies Africa and The Technology and Human Resources of Industry Programme (THRIP). The CoE funds the research projects within the Department, namely BANG and SASL groups.

Bringing affordable communications to rural South Africa


SATNAC 2015 "Africa – The Future Communications Galaxy"

The annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) is the continent's leading ICT conference and draws some 400 delegates every year. This prestigious event is hosted under the auspices of Telkom and is the only conference of its kind that puts students, academics and government representatives under the same roof as specialists and leaders from the industry.

During the three day conference, a number of plenary sessions and presentations will focus on the theme: "Africa – The Future Communications Galaxy" with speakers and panelists representing telecommunication operators and vendors from local and international organisations.

SATNAC has proven to be an excellent networking platform for the ICT industry and prides itself on being an ideal forum for postgraduate students to highlight successes achieved on their research.

This year's SATNAC will be held from 6 to 9 September 2015 at the Arabella Hotel & Spa in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve near Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

SATNAC 2015 participants



AMCIS 2015 "Blue Ocean Research"

The 21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) was held at El Conquestador on the outskirts of Fajardo in Puerto Rico, from 12 – 15 August 2015. “Blue Ocean Research” was the theme of the conference—a preeminent research conference in the information systems discipline conducted under the auspices of Association of Information Systems (AIS). Each year, AMCIS attracts close to a thousand attendees (this year it was 965) principally from North America but this year, 48 countries were presented. All papers submitted to AMCIS were subjected to a rigorous blind peer-review process (AMCIS is ranked as an A conference, see

The conference program included research paper presentations, research panels, keynotes, CIO (Information Technology Director) panels, doctoral consortiums, posters sessions and interestingly “Open Placement”.  Open Placement is a forum where Universities can interview prospective academic personnel.  Each day of the conference Open Placement sessions were held from 8h00 to 17h00.

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