The 2016 International Conference on Advanced Informatics:
    Concepts, Theory and Application

    16 –19August2016

    Park Royal Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
    Tentative ProgramAccepted Paper
  • Tutorial

    2 Tutorials Session

    16 Aug 2016

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  • Social Activities

    Other interactions

    19 Aug 2016

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About ICAICTA2016

Concepts, Theory and Application

- August 2016, Penang

The 2016 International Conference on Advanced Informatics: Concepts, Theory and Application (ICAICTA2016) will be jointly organized by Informatics Research Group, School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia), Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan), Faculty of Informatics of Burapha University (Thailand) and School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Malaysia). The ICAICTA conference aims to bring together international academicians, scientists and industrialists for knowledge sharing, exchange of ideas, collaborations and presentation of their research outcomes in informatics field.

Call for Papers

Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of informatics. All papers published in the proceedings of ICAICTA 2016 will be indexed and distributed by the IEEE Xplore.

This conference is authorized as an activity of IGNITE conferences, which are on-going conferences with Universiti Sains Malaysia and T oyohashi University of Technology.

Important Dates

20 June 2016 - Submission Dateline
19 July 2016 - Notification of Acceptance
29 July 2016 - Submission of Final Version
List of Accepted Paper


Computational Science and Engineering

  • High Performance Computing
  • Distributed Systems and Pervasive Computing
  • Numerical Methods and Simulations
  • Game Theory and Optimizations
  • Cryptography and Data Hiding

Intelligent Systems and Data Sciences

  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Database and Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Expert and Recommendation Systems
  • Learning Systems and Knowledge Modeling

Media Technology and Information Systems

  • Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing
  • Natural Language and Speech Processing
  • Human Computer Interactions
  • Multimedia Services and Applications
  • Audit, Security and Governance
  • Intelligent Robotics

Paper Submission and Review Process

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers of no more than six (6) pages. The language of the conference is English.

The submissions are peer reviewed in double blind process.

Preparation of Submission

Use the following templates to prepare your paper:


Learn From Experts


  • Tutorial Session 1

    Dr. Ren Ohmura
    Toyohashi University of Technology

    Education Seminar

    Basics of Pattern Recognition Technique for Time Series Sensor Data

    In this tutorial, basic techniques for pattern recognition of time series data are lectured. Along advance of embedded technology, many systems currently equip some sensors. Pattern recognition technique, which figures that obtaining data resemble particular data previously obtained, is one of the key techniques for enabling an adaptive system which provides services corresponding to sensor data. However, since sensor data are time series data which are continuously obtained, there are some techniques for applying pattern recognition to them. In this lecture, these techniques, such as instantiating with sliding window, feature extraction, and classification considering both just one instance and sequential dependency, are explained along the examples of activity recognition using wearable accelerometer. In addition, techniques for evaluating the performance are illustrated.

  • Tutorial Session 2A

    Dr. Gan Keng Hoon
    Universiti Sains Malaysia

    Education Seminar

    Concepts and Challenges of Text Retrieval for Search Engines

    With the continuing growth of natural language texts from various sources like enterprise and personal web pages; online repositories such as news, Wikipedia, research articles; and social media like reviews, posts, blogs etc., text retrieval remains a challenging field today especially in terms of our quest for better search engine technologies. Unlike structured data, natural language text are generated by humans in forms like formal or informal writings, long or short texts, different languages, in order to express different kinds of knowledge. The diversities of these contents requires formal concepts and practical adaption that blends in both text and statistical analysis in terms of retrieval in search engine context. In this tutorial, we aim to provide the basic concepts and principles in text retrieval, especially in related to search engine technologies. The tutorial also gives a touch of the upcoming challenges of text retrieval in trending area like big data.

  • Tutorial Session 2B

    Dr. Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim
    Universiti Sains Malaysia

    HTML5 & CSS3

    Data mining, Big Data, Data Analytics, Data science: How are they different?

    We have been bombarded with many terms related to data. Either it’s about the size of the data, the process involving these data and the pattern that are discovered by these data. However, are we clear on the distinction of these terms? Are these terms co-exist or merely a replacement of each other? This seminar shall walk through the distinctions by providing sample research cases for each term.

Registration and Fees

Online Registration for ICAICTA2016 is now OPEN

The Conference registration portal is NOW operational and open to all authors and participants.

Registration Fees

  • USD450 (author,regular)
  • USD400 (author,IEEE member)
  • USD350 (non-author,participant)
  • USD250 (author,student)

For IEEE members, need to provide IEEE membership ID.
For students, need to provide student ID. Student must be the first author of the paper.

Author Non Author


First Day (Pre-conference tutorials)

Venue : SAINS@USM, Penang

10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +6 04 653 5700

Bus departs from Parkroyal Hotel to SAINS@USM


Tutorial 1

by Dr. Ren Ohmura from TUT

Tutorial 2

by Dr. Gan Keng Hoon and Dr. Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim from USM

Afternoon tea

Bus departs from SAINS@USM to Parkroyal Hotel

Second Day (Main Conference)

Venue : PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang 11100, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4 881 1133


Opening ceremony

Keynote address 1

by Prof Shigeki Nakauchi

Morning tea

Keynote address 2

by Prof. Prabhas Chongstitvatana

Buffet lunch

Paper presentations (parallel sessions) and posters

Afternoon tea

Banquet dinner

Third Day (Main Conference)

Venue : PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang 11100, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4 881 1133

Paper presentations (parallel sessions) and posters

Morning tea

Paper presentations (parallel sessions) and posters

Buffet lunch

Paper presentations (parallel sessions) and posters

Closing ceremony

Afternoon tea

Fourth Day (Post-conference)

Venue : TUT-USM Technology Collaborative Centre, Penang

3, Jalan Cantonment, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-226 6424

About Social Activities

Bus departs from Parkroyal Hotel to TUT Penang campus

Morning tea

Social activities and other interactions


Bus departs TUT Penang Campus for local tour

Bus returns to Parkroyal Hotel

Social Activity

Karate and Akido

In this event, the speaker provides a story about our body and our mind. Although talk is based on Japanese martial arts - Aikido and Karate, the talk is about how to use our mind and our body rather than the individual techniques of martial arts. In this activity, the participants are asked to very the information presented by simple experiments by forming pairs. If time allows, there may be other talks from other participants of this conference.


Speaker: Kyoji Umemura (Toyohashi University of Technology) The speaker owns the first grade of black belt (1 Dan) for Karate, and Aikido. This means that speaker can say he is not beginner about Karate and Aikido although the speaker is not qualified to teach neither Karate nor Aikido. His talk is about his personal findings during the training of Karate and Aikido.


Conference Will Be Held At

Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang

Parkroyal Penang Resort located in Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang 11100, Malaysia

Getting Here

Air Travel

The nearest Airport from conference venue is Bayan Lepas International Airport, Penang. About 1 hour (32.9 km) from the airport by land transport

By Car

Participant travel by car can reach Batu Ferringhi by using Penang Bridge or Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang/Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah . About 40-50 minutes from Penang Bridge and 60-70 minutes from Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang/Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah to arkroyal Penang Resort

Travel Notes

For participant from outside Malaysia, you can get invitation letter for your Visa approval.

Hotels Nearby

PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Penang

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang 11100, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4 881 1133

Holiday Inn Resort, Penang

72 Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town
Phone: +604-886 6666

Hard Rock Hotel, Penang

11100 Batu Ferringhi Beach, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +60 4-582 0759

Bayview Beach Resort, Penang

Feringgi Plaza, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +60 4-370 1111

Golden Sands Resort, Penang

Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604-886 1911

Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang

Batu Ferringhi Main Road, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang
Phone: +604-888 8888

Room Promotion

Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang


Parkroyal Hotel, Penang offering a special/discounted room rate for ICAICTA2016 participants, at RM453.00 nett per room per night. Only rooms booked via the following methods will get the special rate:

Note 1:
August is peak tourist season in Penang. Therefore, please book your accommodation early to ensure the special room rate at Parkroyal Hotel is obtained.

Note 2:
All payment regarding accommodation and airport-hotel taxi transfer will be borne by the participants themselves.


Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

We are very happy to announce that Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in collaboration with Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT), Japan will jointly be organising The 2016 International Conference on Advanced Informatics: Concepts, Theory and Application (ICAICTA2016) on 17th - 18th August 2016 at Penang, Malaysia. Like last ICAICTA, the objective of this year conference is to provide a platform for engineers, scientists, technologists, researchers, entrepreneurs and industrialists to share knowledge and exchange technical experience. It also offers an excellent opportunity to create networking among the participants from various expertises.



Technical Co-sponsor


Main Sponsors

Committee Members

Honorary Chair

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Omar Osman, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Takashi Onishi,President of Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

General Co-chair

Prof. Dr. Ahamad Tajudin Khader (USM), tajudin@usm.my
Prof. Krisana Chinnasarn (BUU) krisana@informatics.buu.ac.th
Prof. Iping Supriana (ITB), iping@informatika.org
Prof. Yoshiteru Ishida(TUT), ishida@cs.tut.ac.jp
Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat (IEEE Computer Society Malaysia), aselamat@utm.my

Board of Directors

Professor Dato' Dr. Muhamad Jantan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of USM (Research and Innovation)
Professor Dato' Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of USM (Academic and International Affairs)
Prof. Mitsuteru Inoue, Vice-President of TUT
Prof. Nobuhiko Azuma, President of Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Prof. Isao Taniguchi, President of National Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Co-chair

Prof. Shigeru Kuriyama , sk@tut.jp (TUT)
Prof. Dr. Cheah Yu-N (USM), yncheah@usm.my
Prof. Suwanna Rasmequan , (BUU), rasmequa@buu.ac.th
Achmad Imam Kistijantoro, ST,M.Sc, Ph.D (ITB), imam@stei.itb.ac.id

Steering Committee

Mr. G. C. Sodhy (USM), sodhy@usm.my
Dr. Masayu Leylia Khodra (ITB), masayu@informatika.org
Dr. Thansanee Charoenporn (BUU), thasanee@gmail.com
Prof. Kyoji Umemura (TUT), umemura@tut.jp
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shukor Abd Razak (IEEE Computer Society Malaysia), shukorar@utm.my

All of chair and committee

Prof. Yoshiki Mikami, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Prof. Tomoyo Mitani, National Institute of Technology, Japan
AProf. Dr. Mohd Zaid Abdullah (director of CEDEC, USM), mza@usm.my
Prof. Dwi Hendratmo(ITB), Steering Committee in 2014, dwi@stei.itb.ac.id
Prof. Rinaldi Munir(ITB), Technical Program Chair in 2014, rinaldi@informatika.org
Prof. Ayu Purwarianti(ITB), Technical Program Co-chair in 2014, ayu@stei.itb.ac.id
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Farhan(USM), he will be chair of 5th IGNITE, cefrhn@usm.my
Prof. Virach Sornlertlamvanich (SIIT) Technical program Co-chair in 2015, virach@gmail.com
Prof. Sigeki Nakauchi (TUT), General Chair in 2015, nakauchi@tut.jp
Prof. Hitoshi Isahara(TUT), Steering Committee in 2015, isahara@tut.jp
Prof. Masaki Aono(TUT), Technical Program Co-chair in 2015, aono@cs.tut.ac.jp
Prof. Seiichi Nakagawa(TUT), Steering Committee in 2014, nakagawa@tut.jp
Prof. Atsunori Matsuda (TUT), General Chair of 3rd IGNITE, matsuda@ee.tut.ac.jp
Prof. Lim Pang Boey (TUT), Local Committee of 3rd IGNITE, may2lim@cie.ignite.tut.ac.jp

Local Committee

Mr. G. C. Sodhy (USM), sodhy@usm.my
Mr. Azlan Osman, azlanosman@usm.my
Assoc. Prof. Dr Cheah Yu-N, yncheah@usm.my
Dr. Gan Keng Hoon, khgan@usm.my
Dr. Manmeet Mahinderjit Singh, manmeet@usm.my
Ms. Maziani Sabudin, maziani@usm.my
Dr. Mohd Heikal Husin, heikal@usm.my
Dr. Nor Athiyah Abdullah, athiyah@usm.my
Dr. Nur Intan Raihana Ruhaiyem, intanraihana@usm.my
Dr. Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim, nurulhashimah@usm.my
Ms. Rosnah Idrus, irosnah@usm.my
Dr. Sharifah Mashita Syed Mohamad, mashita@usm.my
Dr. Siti Khaotijah Mohammad, sitijah@usm.my
Dr. Sukumar Letchmunan, sukumar@usm.my
Dr. Syaheerah Lebai Lufti, syaheerah@usm.my
Assoc. Prof. Wahidah Husain, wahidah@usm.my
Mr. Mohd Redzuan Asmi, redzuan@usm.my
Mdm. Noor Aida Lob Abu Bakar, aida@usm.my
Mdm. Siti Fatimah Martavi, ctfatimah@usm.my
Mdm. Zarina Mohamed Ibrahim, zarinami@usm.my
Mr. Shik Abdulla Mohamed Ali, sheik@usm.my
Prof. Kyoji Umemura (TUT), umemura@tut.jp
Prof. Lim Pang Boey (TUT), Local Committee of 3rd IGNITE, may2lim@cie.ignite.tut.ac.jp
Dr. Tan Wai Kian, (TUT), Local Committee of 3rd IGNITE, tanwaikian@cie.ignite.tut.ac.jp
Mr. Fong Sew Khuan, (TUT) fong.usm.contract@gmail.com


Mr. Mohd Kusairay Musa, kusairay@usm.my


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