MICSSA is a bi-annual symposium aimed at promoting Information and Communications related developments to stakeholders in the Southern African defence environment, military and civilian alike. It is an ideal opportunity to promote new technologies, trends and policy issues and to exhibit wares demonstrating the fore-front of technology.

MICSSA is proudly brought to you by Command and Management Information Systems Division (CMIS Div) of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and State Information Technology Agency (SITA).


MICSSA continues the tradition of building on the opportunity of promoting Information and Communications related developments between the defence community - government and industry - local and international – where ideas, strategies, requirements and potential solutions can be shared and discussed.


The symposium will be held at the CSIR Conference Centre, CSIR, Meiring Naude Road, Pretoria, South Africa. (Click for roadmap)


The Symposium will be conducted in English only.

Who should attend?


The symposium will consist of a combination of plenary sessions and specialist tracks, offering delegates the widest possible exposure to the relevant subject matter.


The theme for MICSSA 2018 will be:  “ICT as a Military Capability ”. 

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Visiting Fees

Important Dates

09 March 2018 Abstracts Due
21 March 2018 Date of Notification of Abstract Acceptance
18 April 2018 Submit Full Papers
02 May 2018 Last day to Submit Presentations
14 to 18 May 2018 MICSSA 2018 Symposium
14 May 2018 Welcoming Cocktail
16 May 2018 Symposium Banquet
18 May 2018 MICSSA Golf Day