Sunday, July 17, 2011

ICSECS' 11 at UMP June 27-29th, 2011

Just few days before I went to Singapore for that last KTM ride from Tanjong Pagar, in the same week I attended The Second International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems (ICSECS’ 11) in University of Malaysia Pahang (UMP). The conference was in cooperation with The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC).

I never knew before that UMP was running in a place that was used to be an industrial area. The staff and students housing is in a housing area with apartments. It reminds me when I visited University of Malaysia Kelantan (UMK). Since it was running in a shop lot area, walking around the campus is like walking for shopping in Kota Bharu. That was walking in UMK. Walking in UMP, on the hand, is like walking in a SME area.

The conference was great and full of colors. There are presenters from Mexico, Japan, all over Middle East, some from Europe and many others. The conference received more than 500 papers but only around 200 were accepted, which means the acceptance rate may be less than 40%. That is what it takes to be ISI and Scopus indexed and published in Springerlink proceedings. My own paper, which was on UML and design pattern, was actually rejected five times by other conferences and finally accepted by ICSECS after so much polishing and revising.

The interesting part in this conference is that the conference chairman (or chairwoman), also the lady dean of the Faculty of Computer Systems and Software Engineering of UMP, was actually my cousin. The more interesting part is that she knew I was there and she greeted me, and I didn’t immediately realize that was my cousin. What a shame!

Well, that’s how absent-minded I’m. Anyway, this is her photo with some VIP-s in the conference during dinner. The dinner was in Bukit Gambang Resort we all stayed.

Associate Professor Dr. Jasni Mohamad Zain (middle) with the VIP-s

And some other pictures at the dinner.

Me with some ladies from the committee and two guys from Japan and Egypt

The gentleman with songkok is Rahmat Widia, from Indonesia, who is a PhD student of Prof. Jasni's - he happened to sit next to me during the conference opening

The short me being sandwiched by Ben Sadeh (left, from Norway and now an exchange student in NUS) and Kai Evenli (right, from Austria)


1 comment :

Popoi @ Siti @ Fashidah said...

ump (kuktem), gambang dulu bekas projek bandar MEC. Kalau en perasan lab dan masjid UMP ala2 kilang, sbb mmg plan utk jdkn kilang. Tp tak tau sbb apa projk tu tak berjaya, jdlah kuktem. Pintu bilik asrama semua pintu jenis penghadang api (berat), univ kecil dn sba syukur dsitula saya mnimba ilmu, spi dpt BEngEE."FKEE 1 fakulti 1 hati!"