Tuesday, June 30, 2009

6th International Conference of IT in Asia ‘09


The International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA) is an international forum run by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The conference reflects the increasing focus on issues concerned with ICTs in developing countries. The main aim of the conference is to examine the continuing roles of ICTs within the prevailing challenges of development faced by the region and to investigate how the technology can be adapted to improve local needs as well as to bring technology within reach of the communities.

CITA covers various areas such as data mining, high performance computing, image processing, distributed computing, language technology, wired and wireless technologies. Researchers and industry practitioners in these fields are invited to participate, to share and collaborate research works with experts in this conference.

It is generally acknowledged that the advancement of technologies has improved the quality of life of people all over the world. These technologies enable pervasive access for everyone with ubiquitous devices to ensure a connected global world. However, current technological solutions, no matter how advanced, by themselves are not enough without taking into account the people that use them. This lag is largely due to the fact that human cognitive ability is still not fully understood. While computational capabilities are able to process extra-ordinary volumes of information and solve problems of high complexity, there is a need for these technologies to align and accommodate these limited human cognitive abilities. For example, technologies should be developed to target and address specific cognitive limitations in order to improve human performance. Hence, there is a need to understand how people and technology synergise in a cooperative partnership; a holistic alliance that enhances human potential. These solutions will also need to be embedded into the work and home environment to support human capabilities in a non-intrusive manner.

For more information, please visit : CITA Official Site

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