Central city to host Asian conference on IT

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 17:03

Dean of the Viet Nam-Korea Friendship Information Technology College Hoang Bao Hung speaks at the press conference. — VNS Photo Bui Hoai Nam

DA NANG (Biz Hub) — About 300 scientists and information technology experts will participate in the eighth Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems (ACIIDS) in the central city from March 14 to 16.

The conference, which will be jointly organised by the Viet Nam-Korea Friendship Information Technology College and Poland's Wroclaw University of Technology, will see presentations of 400 journals from 36 countries, of which 153 have been accepted for oral presentations and 40 for poster presentations at the two-day conference.

Dean of the Viet Nam-Korea Friendship Information Technology College Hoang Bao Hung, who co-chairs the conference, said the best reports would be announced in a two-part series called Lecture Notes on artificial Intelligence, published by international publisher Springer in Germany.

He said Viet Nam had submitted 92 journals to the conference. "The conference will be a crucial opportunity for Vietnamese experts working in the IT sector to share experiences and update themselves on technology from across the world," Hung said.

He said the conference would set up Da Nang as a destination for tourists and IT experts in the future.

The conference would be attended by famous professors Piotr Wierzchon from Poland, Jun Wang from Hong Kong, Saeid Navahavandi from Australia and Tzung Pei Hong from Taiwan, who would be keynote speakers, Hung said.

The four speakers will speak on incremental and multi-source data mining, modelling and simulation of large complex systems, collective neurodynamic optimisation approaches to non-negative matrix factorisation and big data in contemporary linguistic research.

As scheduled, 190 scientists and experts from 30 countries and territories such as Algeria; Australia; Benin; Brazil; Brunei; Canada; China; Slovakia; Taiwan; the United States; the Czech Republic; France; Germany; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Japan; Spain; Thailand; Jordan; South Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Russia; Singapore; Sweden; Tunisia; Hong Kong and Viet Nam, will attend 21 thematic sessions.

Da Nang is the third city in Viet Nam after Quang Binh and Hue to host the conference.

The Viet Nam-Korea Friendship Information Technology College, built in 2007 with ODA funding from the South Korean government, has a major training centre for skilled IT workers and technicians, serving FDI enterprises in the central region.

Last year, the city hosted the annual 2015 ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (ASEAN TELMIN 2015) for the first time.

Da Nang's IT industry earned nearly US$50 million from software ex ports last year. — VNS

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