ITB hosts symposium on computational applications

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INSTITUT Teknologi Brunei (ITB) yesterday initiated the 4th International Neural Network Society Symposia Series focusing on Computational Intelligence in Information Systems (INNS-CIIS) with a welcoming dinner at Parkview Hotel, Jerudong.

Attending as the guest of honour, who later launched the symposium was the Minister of Communications, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar.

Organised by ITB’s School of Computing and Informatics, the three-day symposium will expect a total of 34 papers to be presented by distinguished international speakers covering five main themes: Applied Intelligent Computing, Sports and Health Informatics, Data Analytics, Emerging Digital Media and Ubiquitous Computing.

Among the objectives of the event are to provide a platform for researchers to exchange the latest ideas and to present new research advances in the general areas related to computational intelligence and their applications in various domains.

The event started with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by welcoming remarks by Acting Vice Chancellor of ITB, Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah Hj Sulaiman. She shared that it was a great honour and privilege that ITB was hosting the symposium. Previously it was hosted in New Zealand in 2008, Peru in 2011 and Thailand in 2012.

The Minister of Communications also expressed his delight that symposium is in line with the vision of the ministry towards ‘Smart Society’ by 2017.

“It is through research, sharing of knowledge and intelligence that we can nurture the growth of innovation in Brunei Darussalam. Eventually, from innovation, we can achieve our vision of a Smart Society. It is a society where everyday endeavours are conducted with convenience, and resources are managed with efficiency,” said YB Pehin Dato Hj Abdullah in his speech.

The event also saw a presentation by Professor Dr Irwin King from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, entitled “Big Education – The Next Frontier in Education”. Earlier yesterday morning, the symposium also saw Professor Dr Hussein A Abbass, professor from School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales Australia, delivering a keynote speech.

Titled “Next Generation Intelligent Systems: Observe-Project-Counteract Agent Architecture for Real-time Computational Red Teaming”, he shared about the recent work on designing a class of next-generation intelligent system called Computational Red Teaming (CRT). The Real-time CRT (RT-CRT) system acts as an auxiliary artificial brain in-Silico that shadows the operations of the actual system to support decision makers in complex situations in real-time, according to the programme book.

Another keynote speech is expected to be delivered today by Professor Dr Jürgen Schmidhuber, Director of Swiss A1 Lab IDSIA, Lugano Switzerland and the Professor of Artificial Intelligence (Ordinarius) at the University of Lugano.

The Brunei Times