9th International Conference on IT in Asia

"Transforming Big Data into Knowledge"

4 - 6 August 2015

Kuching, Sarawak

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Call for Papers

The Conference on Information Technology in Asia (CITA) is an international event organised every two years by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. This year, the 9th CITA theme is “Transforming Big Data into Knowledge” emphasising the big data challenges and its potential solutions which include data capture, data curation, data storage, data search, data sharing, data transfer, data analysis and data visualization. With the aim of managing the ever growing data, big data is also a key enabler to various fields such as engineering, medical, and business.

CITA is a multiple-track conference that includes workshops, keynote speakers, invited speakers as well as oral and poster presentations. The conference intends to act as a forum for research groups, academicians, computer scientists, engineers and practitioners to present the latest results, computer applications and promising future directions in addressing big data issues.

Submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed and registered accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings indexed by EBSCO Publishing. The proceeding is also to be submitted to Thomson Reuters for ISI indexing and to IEEExplore. There are also Best Paper Awards in two categories, open category, and students’ category. These award winners will be selected by internationally acknowledged experts.


CITA’15 is looking for submissions with original contribution in the areas including but not restricted to the following topics:

Taming Multimedia Big Data


  • Multimedia Big Data Semantics
  • Multimedia Big Data Compression
  • Multimedia Big Data Storage and Transmission
  • Multimedia Big Data Analysis and Recognition
  • Multimedia Big Data Retrieval
  • Surveillance-video Big Data
  • Social-Multimedia Big Data

Computational Modelling and Simulation


  • Computational optimization, engineering optimization and design
  • Computing and algorithms (Bio-inspired and Metaheuristic)
  • Mathematical and Statistical Modeling
  • Application Case Studies in Engineering and Industry

Big Data Knowledge Management


  • Big Data Mining
  • Big Data Business Intelligence
  • Big Data Governance

Computer Systems & Communication Technologies


Next-Generation Networking

  • Future and Next Generation Network Architectures
  • Cloud-based Networking
  • Content-centric Networking
  • Future Routing, Switching and Security

Wireless Networking

  • Cellular Data
  • Emerging Broadband Wireless Networks
  • Pervasive and Wearable Networking
  • Novel Wireless Network Architectures and Operations
  • Information-centric Wireless Networks
  • Opportunistic Wireless Networks

Communication and Information Security

  • Information System Security
  • Internet Security and Privacy
  • Security Protocol Modeling and Design
  • Biometric Security and Authentication
  • Security and Privacy for Mobile and Wireless Networks

Software Engineering


  • Managing Big Data
  • Big Data Modelling and Engineering
  • Patterns and Frameworks
  • Data Verification and Validation
  • Big data tools, applications and services

Important Dates

Submission of paper: 2nd March 2015

Notification of acceptance: 4th May 2015

Camera ready: 8th May 2015

Early bird: 28th May 2015

Final registration: 30th June 2015

Conference: 4-6th August 2015


Early bird (Conference)1,100400
Early bird (Conference + Tutorial Package)1,600550
Conference Fee (Normal IEEE)1,200450
Conference Fee1,300500
Students Fee900310
Tutorial Session
Tutorial Fee (Normal Package)550200
Tutorial Fee (Student)300100
Package of Three Participants and above
Conference & Tutorial Fee (Normal Package)1,700600
Conference & Tutorial Fee (Student Package)1,100400
Tutorial Fee (Normal/Student Package)1,100400

Paper Submission

Papers should describe original and unpublished work on the topics of the conference. Prospective authors should prepare a full paper, written in English, a minimum of 4 pages and not exceeding 6 pages. The paper must be submitted electronically. Submissions will be rigorously reviewed and should provide the necessary evidence to clearly make the case of contributions over the existing state of the art. All accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings. A copy of the proceedings will be distributed to all participants at the Conference. Moreover, the CITA`15 conference provides additional opportunities for journal publication and best paper awards. Contacts are being established with an indexed journal for a special issue. Submissions imply that at least one of the authors has to register and to present the paper at the conference if the paper is accepted.

Please prepare your paper according to the IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings. The templates can be downloaded here.

Please follow this EasyChair link to submit your paper.