Miri – 9 July 2014 – The International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) Conference 2014 hosted by Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently attracted over 50 academics, researchers and industry professionals who spent two days discussing advancements in a variety of scientific areas.
The conference was organised by Curtin Sarawak’s School of Engineering and Science and supported by the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
60 papers were presented at the event which included three parallel conference sessions – the 5th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology (ICMST) 2014, 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC) 2014 and 3rd International Conference on Computer Technology and Science (ICCTS) 2014.
The objective of IACSIT Conference was to enhance theoretical grounding, practical knowledge and personal contacts that will facilitate long-term, profitable and sustainable communication among researchers and practitioners with a common interest in manufacturing science and technology, intelligent network and computing, and computer technology and science.
Among the keynote speakers were Professor Sven Nordholm of Curtin University, Perth who presented a paper entitled ‘Augmented Audio Reality Headsets for Use in Industrial Noise’; Professor Alexander Gorin of Swinburne University, Sarawak Campus who gave a presentation on ‘Advanced Ceramics: Some Challenges and Solutions in Machining by Conventional Methods’; and Professor Liyanage C. De Silva of University of Brunei Darussalam who presented a paper regarding ‘Smart Homes – Energy Efficient and Safe Living with Ease’.
Also among the keynote speakers were Ir. Dr. Edwin Jong Nyon Tchan of Perunding Akal and Associate Professor Jamaluddin Mahmud of University Teknologi MARA whose respective papers were entitled ‘Real World Happening within Asia’ and ‘Failure Analysis of Composite Laminates’.
The conference opening ceremony was attended by Curtin Sarawak’s Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Ir. Yudi Samyudia.
In his welcoming speech, Professor Mienczakowski remarked that the IACSIT conference offered an excellent platform for the sharing of the latest innovations, research and practices in the delegates’ respective areas of expertise; exploring potential for industrial applications; and initiating further collaborative research in various fields.
Meanwhile, conference chairperson Professor Ashutosh Kumar Singh expressed his gratitude for the support of the conference committee and delegates from all over the world, particularly the keynote speakers who shared their vast experience in their respective areas of research.
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