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The Faculty of Computing and Information has organized a joint conference on 29-30 Nov 2016 at Magellan Sutera Resort. The conferences involved are International Conference on Computational Science and Technology (ICSST) – chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rayner Alfred, International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (ICCSE) – chaired by Dr. Raymond Alfred, and International Conference on Information System and Technology (ICIST) – chaired by Dr. Chin Kim On. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, academicians, and practitioners who are interested in the advances and applications of computational science, engineering, and technology. It aims to address the issues related to design, development and use of computational science, engineering, and technology in organisations and industries for all aspects.

The conference was officiated by YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI). The organizers invited four distinguished keynote speakers for sharing their research knowledge in various computer science, engineering, information systems and technology research fields. The keynote speakers are:

  1. Professor Jooyoung Lee from Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea.
  2. Professor Hiroyuki Iida from Japan Advanced Institue of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan.
  3. Professor Ali Selamat from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia.
  4. Professor Yong-Jin Park from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia.

There are about 200 high quality research articles out of 400 submissions have been accepted for publication, an acceptance rate of 50%. The research articles were peer-reviewed by professional in the relevant field and will be published in the Q3 level, Advance Science Letter journal. The conference is attended by about 200 participants and presenters. Some of them came from Philippine, Brunei, India, China, Korea, Japan, Nigeria, Tanzania, etc.

The organizer informed the joint conference will be organized annually and the next conference will be organized on end of August 2017, in the closing ceremony speech.



Figure 1: Opening ceremony was officiated by YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau. From left: Professor Jooyoung Lee (keynote speaker from Korea), Marry Wong (representative of Mayor for Kota Kinabalu), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rayner Alfred (Chairperson for ICCST), Prof. Dr. Ismail Ibrahim (representative of UMS Vice Chancellor), YB. Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau (Minister of MOSTI), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ag. Asri Ag Ibrahim (Dear for Faculty of Computing and Informatics), Dr. Chin Kim On (Chairperson for ICIST), Dr. Raymond Alfred (Chairperson for ICCSE), Professor Hiroyuki Ida (keynote speaker from Japan), Dr. Patricia Anthony (Co-chair for the conference).  


Figure 2: The Kota Kinabalu City’s Mayor, YBhg. Datuk Yeo Boon Hai attended the conference dinner banquet with all participants.


Figure 3: The international presenters joined the dancing performance during dinner banquet.