The Fourth IASTED International Conference on
Advances in Computer Science and Technology
ACST 2008

April 2 – 4, 2008
Langkawi, Malaysia


Nature Inspired Algorithms and Intelligent Applications

Dr. Raymond Chiong
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia

Lau Bee Theng
Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia







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Target Audience


Background Knowledge Expected of the Participants


Biographies of the Participants


Special Session Portrait

Raymond Chiong is a lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia. He is currently leading the Intelligent Informatics Research Group under the Information & Security Research Lab (iSECURES Lab) at Swinburne. He is a member of IEEE, ACM and British Computer Society (BCS). He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII). His research interest mainly lies in the field of artificial intelligence, and he is directed at investigating the principles to dynamic modeling and analysis of behavior of nature-inspired intelligent systems. He is currently involved in a number of projects using evolutionary computation techniques for combinatorial optimization problems. He has published and reviewed numerous papers in the areas of computational intelligence and information retrieval/extraction. He has also won various awards, scholarships and prizes throughout his academic career.

Dr. Lau Bee Theng is a lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia. She is an external moderator for Sedaya International College Sarawak on a Diploma in Computer Science course, and has been appointed as the author for writing study guides for some Information Systems subjects for Wawasan University, Malaysia. Prior to joining Swinburne, she was working as a research fellow at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak for five years. During those years, she conducted various research projects on signal processing, map-matching for car navigation systems, geographic information systems, information systems, spatial query retrieval and sketch-based query retrieval. She was also involved in many government and private geographic information system based projects. Various papers have been published in national and international conferences and journals.



Important Deadlines

Latest Submissions DueDecember 7, 2007
Notification of Acceptance StartingJanuary 15, 2007
Final Manuscripts DueFebruary 11, 2008
Registration DeadlineFebruary 25, 2008

Papers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Authors who submit early will receive their feedback and notification early.