Knowledge-sharing conference with industry experts

Izah Azahari

Industry experts and academia shared their experience and knowledge in computing and information systems during the 4th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Information Systems (CIIS) 2020.

The three-day conference themed ‘Digital Innovation towards Sustainable Development Goals’, organised by the School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) was officiated virtually on January 25.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof officiated the conference.

The conference looks for significant contributions to all major fields of the computing and information systems in theoretical and practical aspects. It also held pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses, paper presentations and a poster competition.

The participants’ topics reflected their recent research work on the areas of Application of Intelligent Information System, Application of Networking and Information Security, Advancement of Digital Innovation and Theoretical Foundations of Digital Innovation.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof during the virtual conference with the CIIS 2020 participants. PHOTO: UTB

Two keynote papers were presented during the opening ceremony by Professor Kazuhiko Hamamoto from Tokai University in Japan titled ‘Virtual Reality on Biomedical Engineering’, and Professor Kenji Araki from Hokkaido University in Japan on ‘Laughing Computer – Automation Generation of Funny Humour Superior to Human Beings’.

Two invited international speakers shared their perspectives on 5G – Dr Afif Osseiran from Ericsson Stockholm presented on ‘5G and Beyond – The State of the Art’, while Dr Kisuk Kweon from Samsung Corporation delivered a talk titled ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 5G system’.

This year, the keynote speakers and guest speakers are sponsored by the ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/Seed-Net) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); and Brunei Darussalam 5G Taskforce, Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI).

A total of 55 submissions from Japan, Bulgaria, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand were received this year. Twenty-three papers were accepted to be presented in the conference and included in the proceedings of CIIS 2020, published by Springer in the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series.

The conference also received sponsorship from Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST), TechOne Global Brunei, Sprintville Technologies Sdn Bhd and AP Solution. Haji Mohammad Nazri, UTB Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman and AUN/SEED-Net Chief Advisor Professor Emeritus Tamon Ueda also presented speeches at the opening ceremony.