Thursday, 12 January 2012

ICIMU 2011 Fosters Research and Innovation on ICT

Putrajaya Sustainability and green living agenda have come to the forefront in many nations around the globe. The awareness in global climate change has prompted research and innovation in ICT, especially in the highly crucial area of data analysis.
In line with the Malaysian governments aspirations with regards to green technology, the College of Information Technology (COIT), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) recently organised the 5th International Conference on Information Technology & Multimedia 2011 (ICIMu 2011).

Dato Seri Prof. Mashkuri Yaacob, UNITEN Vice Chancellor, said that since its inception in 1998, ICIMu has become a platform for discourse excellence regarding ICT and multimedia technologies.In its 5th edition, ICIM 2011 has attracted more than 150 contributions from 24 countries. The research papers were reviewed by leading and international experts in the field and thus leading to a conference of exceptional quality with an acceptance rate of 50%, he added. With the theme Ubiquitous ICT for Sustainable and Green Living, ICIMu 2011 was privileged to have the presence of Prof. Dr. Richard Harris from Massey University, New Zealand. Prof. Dr. Richard Harris in his keynote, entitled ICT for Sustainable and Green Living, discussed the issues of sustainability and the need to make the planet greener by minimizing the use of non-renewable resources.

In addition, Dr Mohamed bin Awang Lah, (Chief Executive Officer, JARING Malaysia) and Prof. Dr. Rosni Abdullah (Dean, College of Computer Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia) in their keynotes also shared their vast experiences in their respective topics, Cloud Computing: Issues and Challenges and Innovating Green and Sustainable Services, respectively, with the participants.
ICIMu 2011, which was officiated by Dr. Naimah Md Khalil, Director of Enforcement and Inspectorate, Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, has successfully achieved its objectives in bringing together academicians, entrepreneurs, business users and IT professionals to exchange ideas and to keep abreast with the latest developments in information technology and green technology towards better living.

Source : Uniten

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