Saturday, January 30, 2010

Talk by Prof Paul Roe on "Towards an Acoustic Environmental Observatory"

Dear all,

You are cordially invited to the following talk:

2 February 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Venue: PD206, FICT, UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus
Title: Towards an Acoustic Environmental Observatory
Speaker: Prof Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Professor Paul Roe received his MEng from the University of York in 1987 and his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1991. He is currently a full professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology at QUT, in Brisbane Australia. At QUT he leads the Microsoft-QUT eResearch Centre, a collaboration between the Queensland State Government, Microsoft Research and QUT which is investigating smart tools for eResearch. Paul also chairs the QUT eResearch working party. He has published over 70 papers and received over $4M in competitive research funding. His research is focussed on smart tools which enable new forms and scales of research, particularly in the areas of distributed computing e.g. wireless sensors networks and end user programming languages.

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Work Completion Seminar for Wong Chuan Ern (Master of Computer Science - A)

Dear all, 

You are invited for the Work Completion Seminar for Ms Wong Chuan Ern on next Monday. The details as as follow:

Date: 1 February 2010 (Monday)
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Venue: PD208A, FICT, UTAR Petaling Jaya campus.
Candidate: Ms Wong Chuan Ern
Thesis Title: Intruder Recognition Security System

Yong Haur

Monday, January 25, 2010

CVT Seminar: Vehicle Guidance Technology by Dr Andrew Shacklock

Date: 28th Jan 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Venue: DK5A, UTAR FES, KL.
Speaker: Dr Andrew Shacklock, Projective Space Ltd 
Projective Space are a collaboration between practioners and researchers from the fields of robotics, computer vision and assistive technology. We are positioned to provide key navigation and interaction technology for the "Service Robotics" industry. To conduct research in autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic systems and implement the results in demonstrations and products for the defence, manufacturing and assistive technology industry sectors. 
The current development of Projective Space are the latest innovation of using sensor fusion including mm wave radar in the vehicle following system. The image processing capability are essential for the success. We will share with you some of our experiences in color based texture in visual guidance applications.


Tan Ching Seong, Dr.
Centre for Vehicular Technology 


Call for Papers


26th – 30th July 2010,

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Paper Submissions now open:
Deadline: 30th April 2010

The MJCAI 2010 Program Committee invites submission of papers for the 2nd Malaysian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MJCAI). The purpose of the conference is to promote research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and scientific interchange among AI researchers and practitioners. The conference is hosted by Center of Excellence in Semantic Technology and Augmented Reality (CoE-ST) at University Malaysia Sarawak and MIMOS BERHAD and will be co-located with the 2nd Semantic Technology and Knowledge Engineering Conference (STAKE2010) and the 18th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS2010) at the Damai Beach Resort, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: 30th April 2010

Notification of Acceptance: 30th May 2010

Deadline for camera ready

copies & Author Registration: 15th June 2010

MJCAI 2010 Conference: 28th July 2010 to 30th July 2010

Original and previously unpublished submissions are invited on all aspects of AI, both theoretical and applied, including, but not limited to:


Decision theory

Natural language systems

Adaptive systems

Description logics

Neural networks


Discourse modeling


AI architectures

Distributed AI


AI and creativity

Evolutionary computing

Philosophical foundations

Artificial life

Expert systems


Automated reasoning

Game playing

Probabilistic reasoning

Bayesian networks

Geometric/spatial reasoning

Reasoning about action/change

Belief revision

Human computer interaction

Reinforcement learning

Case-based reasoning

Industrial applications of AI


Cognitive modeling

Intelligent databases


Cognitive robotics

Knowledge discovery


Common-sense reasoning

Knowledge engineering


Computational complexity

Knowledge representation

Semantic web

Computer-aided learning

Logic programming


Conceptual graphs

Logics for AI

Social intelligence

Constraint programming

Machine learning

Temporal reasoning

Constraint satisfaction

Machine translation

Verification and validation

Data mining

Multi-agent systems


Conference Chairs

Conference General Chair:

· Dickson Lukose (MIMOS)

Program Committee Chair:

  • Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer (UNIMAS)
  • Shahren Ahmad Zaidi Adruce (UNIMAS)

Submission Guidelines

Papers are to be submitted electronically online in PDF format via and are limited to 10 pages in length including all figures, references, etc. Papers must be formatted following Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) style Springer. Overlong or incorrectly formatted papers are subject to rejection without review.

Review Process

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the MJCAI 2010 program committee and will be evaluated in two rounds. In the first round a single referee will assess whether a paper is publishable on the basis relevance and standard of readability. Papers accepted in the first round will then be reviewed in more detail by two additional referees. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be via email and will occur no later than 30th April 2010. Papers will be accepted as either full written papers with an oral presentation or as short papers with a poster presentation. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present their work at the conference (note that failure to present a full-written paper may result in disqualification from submission to future MJCAI conferences).

Multiple Submission Policy

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another conference (with the exception of specialized workshops). Papers found not to meet these requirements are subject to rejection without review.


Full and short papers accepted for presentation at MJCAI 2010 will be published as conference proceedings. To cover publication costs at least one author per paper must register for the conference. Additional publication fees will be incurred for authors registering to present more than one paper.

For further details please contact:


c/o Dr. Dickson Lukose

Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC) Tel: +60 3 8995 5054
MIMOS BERHAD Fax: +60 3 8657 9422

Technology Park Malaysia Email: mjcai2010(at)

Kuala Lumpur, 57000, Malaysia Website:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Talk: Data Mining for Innovative Organisations: A Veritable Gold Mine!

Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Venue: Auditorium, Resource Centre Building, Technology Park Malaysia

2:30 - 2:40 pm Welcome Address
2:40 - 3:30 pm
Data Mining for Innovative Organisations:
A Veritable Gold Mine!
Dr. Siew Eu-Gene
Senior Lecturer
Monash University Sunway Campus
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Innovation: A Way Forward to Business Sustainability!
En Azrai Shu’ib
Head of Incubation & Technopreneur
Technology Park Malaysia
4:00 - 4:30 pm Q & A
4:30 pm Refreshments and Networking

Saturday, January 16, 2010

SPICT-09 / WAIC-09/ 2nd R&D Forum

Symposium on Progress in Information and Communication Technology (SPICT) 2009 was successfully organized on 7-8 December 2009, in conjunction with two other events, i.e. Post-International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP) Workshop on Intelligent Computing 2009 (WAIC-09), and 2nd Malaysia Development Corporation (MDeC) R&D Forum.

Despite the short notice given in our Call for Papers (CFP), SPICT-09 managed to received a total of 64 submissions, from over 31 different institutions in 12 different countries. The paper review was a double-blind peer review process, and each paper is sent and reviewed by at least 3 experts in the respective areas. Finally only 26 papers are accepted and registered to attend. The international response for this event was indeed very encouraging, and we hope that it will be an indicator of a future trend as this conference continues.

The two-day event run smoothly with high rate of presence from the participants and presenters. Out of the 26 presentation sessions, only 3 presenters are not able to present in the event. Some snapshots of the event are available here:

To continue to organize an event which is affordable to the whole, and to encourage young researchers to meet and discuss, we have allocated a permanent server and URL for this purpose, i.e. In this website, we have put in the proceedings of the conference here:

Monday, January 11, 2010

CCIS Seminar: Vehicle Routing in the Real World: A Case Study

Dear colleagues,

Centre for Computing and Intelligent Systems (CCIS) is pleased to invite you for the following talk by Prof Sam Thangiah from Slippery Rock University, USA:

Date: 14 Jan 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 10.30am
Venue: PD208, UTAR FICT-PJ

Title: Vehicle Routing in the Real World: A Case Study
This presentation is on a school bus routing system implemented to solve a real-life multi‑depot, multi-destination, mix-fleet vehicle routing problem for a school district. The school district consisted of 1200 pickup points, 2000 students and 60 school buses. The precise distances between the pickup points were obtained using digitized road maps. The solutions obtained by the implemented system are compared with the routes used by the school district.

Speaker: Prof Sam Thangiah, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory. Slippery Rock University

Sam R. Thangiah has a bachelors and masters in computer science and a Ph.D. in computer science with emphasis in artificial intelligence and operations research. He initially worked on intelligent algorithms for routing cruise missiles in real time. He is currently the Professor and Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab. at Slippery Rock University and his research interests are in the routing and scheduling of robots/trucks for complex routing problems using intelligent algorithms.

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Yong Haur

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CMS Seminar: Fundamentals of Rational Complex Dynamics

Centre of Mathematical Sciences Seminar Series

Date: 12 January 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 9 - 10 am
Venue: Meeting Room
Speaker: Dr. Liew How Hui, UTAR
Title: Fundamentals of Rational Complex Dynamics
Remark: This talk will be conducted in Chinese.


Dear all,

I wish to apology that confusion caused for this week talk by Dr. Liew. I made a
typo mistake on the date of the talk. It is supposed to be 5 Jan (Tue) rather than
6 Jan (Tue). However, due to the confusion, many did not turn out. Dr. Liew was
kind to push the talk to next week Tuesday for the second part of the talk, but
had a discussion session with those came today on the examples of his first talk.
All are welcome for Dr. Liew's talk next week Tuesday 9-10 am.

Thank you very much.


Dr. Goh Yong Kheng
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