Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICCWS Practical Information helpful.
Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of over 50 000, of which more than 3000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.
The vision of the UJ is to be “an international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future”. The mission can be described as follows: “inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge”. These are underpinned by four values, namely: imagination, conversation, regeneration and ethical foundation. The six strategic objectives provide a focused means for realising the Vision, Mission and Values of the University as set out above. They further represent a re-working of the original UJ Strategic Thrusts 2020 in the context of a wider positioning of the University as “The Pan-African” Centre for Critical Intellectual Inquiry, with the primary goal of achieving global excellence and stature.
Johannesburg is South Africa’s chief industrial and financial metropolis. Founded in 1886, it is one of the youngest of the world’s major cities. Through tumultuous times, and beyond, Johannesburg has been recognised as the golden beating heart of South Africa while Pretoria, the South African capital, is only 40 miles to the north. Johannesburg boasts a rich, cultural life. Patrons of the arts can take in a performance of the National Symphony Orchestra and then venture to one of the city’s thriving jazz clubs to hear internationally acclaimed local performers, The Johannesburg Art Gallery, established in the early years of the 20th century with donations from mining magnates, features Africa’s finest collection of European Impressionists. A visit to Johannesburg is incomplete without a trip to the world-renowned Market Theatre, a multitheatre complex housed in the city’s old produce market. Visitors interested in a taste of old Johannesburg can visit Gold Reef City, an amusement park located a few miles south of the city on the site of a defunct gold mine. Those interested in a less-sanitized version of the city’s past can visit the nearby Apartheid Museum.
Getting to ICCWS
There are non-stop flights from London to Johannesburg. There is public transport from the airport to the university.
Bus and train:
OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg Airport (JNB), South Africa 9min by train Every 20 minutes- East-West /OR Tambo Service. Marlboro, Sandton, 13min by train Every 20 minutes, North-South to Park, Johannesburg, Change / Transfer. Park Station, Johannesburg, 6min by bus Every 10 minutes, Lakeview StationC5 to SABC media Park, Johannesburg. 10min walk (2810 feet), 37 Bunting Road, UJ Bunting Road Campus, 37 Bunting Rd, Cottesloe, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
Taxi: Uber and bolt are popular in the region and take roughly 30minutes
Johannesburg Airport (JNB), South Africa 20minutes 15.5 miles to 37 Bunting Road UJ Bunting Road Campus, 37 Bunting Rd, Cottesloe, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa.
Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below. The main conference hotel will be highlighted in green.
This is usually the most convenient to the conference venue and is usually where pre-conference drinks are held.
Key locations for the 19th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security - ICCWS 2024 in South Africa
There is an option to present your work virtually. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom, details of the virtual room links will be sent close to the conference date. There will be a check-in session to test your zoom connection prior to the conference. Virtual Participants will have access to the keynotes and all of the virtual presentations.