International Conference on IT July 11

KUCHING: The International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA) is an international forum run by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas).

The conference aims to bring together professionals and executives to share and exchange ideas and information pertaining to the roles of ICTs within the prevailing challenges of development faced by the region.

This international forum also aims to investigate how the technology can be adapted to improve local needs as well as to bring technology within reach of the communities.

The theme for the 7th CITA will be ‘Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms’.

For this year’s event, CITA ’11 Keynote speakers include Prof Bebo White of Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre (SLAC), from renowned Stanford University, USA; Prof Dr Leon Sterling, from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; and Prof Dr Yoshiyori Urano from Waseda University,
Japan.

They will be presenting their keynote addresses on ‘Preparing for the Web of Things’, ‘Agent-Oriented Modelling for Converging Devices and Systems’, and ‘Building Lifelong Learning Schemes for Seniors’ respectively.

Additionally, CITA’11 is co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and is collocated with the International Workshop on Internalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS 2011).

CITA’11 participants will also be able to listen to IWIPS 2011 keynote speaker, Dr Patrick Larvie of Google USA, who will be talking on ‘What trade history reveals about the Internet, and how ketchup can teach us to do our jobs better’.

Various workshops covering state of the art topics will be conducted on July 11 at the faculty’s impressive labs by experts.

Topics covered ‘Workshop on Mathematical Modelling’ by Assoc Prof Dr Jane Labadin from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak; ‘The Art of Agent Oriented Modelling for Agent Oriented Software Development’ by Prof Leon Sterling from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; ‘Experiential and Exploratory Stimulation via A Virtual Environment’ by Dr Sylvester Arnab from Serious Games Institute, UK; ‘How to Deploy Technologies (ICT, Solar Power) to Remote and Rural Communities’ from Center of Excellence for Rural Informatics; ‘Multilingual Knowledge Management Workshop’ by Prof Dr Ahmad Zaki bin Abu Bakar from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and ‘Joining the World of Linked Open Data’ by Prof Bebo White.

For more information, the public are advised to refer to the conference website http://www.cita11.org or email queries directly to the conference secretary at secretary@cita11.org

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