Call for Participant - CITA'13 Conference & Tutorial in Asia, Kuching Malaysia

Organization: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Kuching

Location: Kuching, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2013 End Date/Time: Jul 04, 2013
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8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA `13) Kuching, Borneo Malaysia, 2nd – 4th July 2013

With the theme ‘Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle’, focusing beyond creation and technology trends in smarter devices that are intuitive, innovative and non-intrusive in the lives of people. The invited speakers are internationally renowned to academicians and industries:

•   Professor Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo! Research

•   Dr. Patrick Larvie - Google USA

•   Professor Michael Wagner - University of Canberra, Australia

•   Professor Duncan Gillies - Imperial College London, UK

•   Associate Professor Seng Wai Loke - La Trobe University, Australia


Tutorial Sessions, 1st July 2013

Tutorial 1: "Web Mining" by Prof Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Yahoo!Labs

Abstract: Web Mining is the task of analyzing this data and extracting information and knowledge for many different purposes. The tutorial covers (a) the main concepts behind Web mining, the different data that is found in the Web and typical applications; (b) the mining process: data recollection, data cleaning, data warehousing and data analysis, including crawling in the case of content mining, and privacy issues in the case of usage mining; (c) the main techniques used for the different data types; and (d) use cases of the three types: content, structure and usage mining, ranging from Web site design to search engines.

Tutorial 2: "Latex for Academic Publishing" by Dr Dayang NurFatimah Awang Iskandar, Dr. Halikul Lenando, & Dr. Johari Abdullah, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Abstract: Formatting an article to follow a specific template is time consuming. The main objective of this workshop is to provide practical skills on how to use LaTeX to write an article based on ACM, IEEE and Springer template. Therefore, understanding LaTeX will save your formatting time and ensuring that your article adheres with the given template.

Tutorial 3: "Distributed Pattern Recognition-Algorithms, Tools and Applications" by Dr. Anang Hudaya Muhamad Amin, Multimedia University Malaysia

Abstract: Advancements in computer architecture, high speed networks, and sensor/data capture technologies have the potential to generate vast amounts of information and bring in new forms of data processing. This tutorial aims to address this question, by looking at the capability of existing recognition schemes to scale up with this outgrowth of data. The use of distributed processing approach for pattern recognition will be considered. Recent developments in the area of distributed pattern recognition (DPR) will be presented, which include several components such as DPR algorithms, development tools, and applications. Participants of this tutorial will be given a hands-on experience in developing a simple DPR application using the DPR algorithms, such as Graph Neuron (GN) and Hierarchical Graph Neuron (HGN).

Tutorial 4: "Telecentre Sustainability" by Dr. Roger Harris, Roger Harris Associates

Abstract: Malaysian telecentres are aspired towards their centres becoming capable of generating sufficient revenue to be financially self supporting – sustainable. The tutorial will enable participants to address tele centre sustainability from a broader perspective that takes account of the social, organizational, operational and policy related issues that influence it. Participants will achieve the following objectives:

• Identify the key challenges to telecentre sustainability;

• Recognize the different dimensions of telecentre sustainability;

• Appreciate the interconnectedness of telecentre sustainability factors;

• Understand what is required for telecentres to sustainably achieve their goals.

Contact Us

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Conference and tutorial details are available at CITA'13 website.




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