About CITA

The International Conference on IT in Asia (CITA) is a regular series of biennial conference being planned to bring together researchers and professionals to share and exchange ideas and information pertaining to the roles of ICTs within the prevailing challenges of development faced by the region. This international forum was introduced and organized by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and aims to investigate how the technology can be adapted to improve local needs as well as to bring technology within reach of the communities. Although CITA covers various areas such as data mining, high performance computing, image processing, distributed computing, language technology, wired and wireless technologies, it has always have a theme at every run. Researchers and industry practitioners in these fields who participated had benefitted in the sharing of ideas and collaboration in research works with experts in this conference.

The themes for previous CITA were:

  • CITA '99 : Information Equality in the Next Millenium
  • CITA '01 : Advanced ICT for the New Millenium
  • CITA '03 : Transforming Knowledge into Insight
  • CITA '05 : Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Computing Anytime, Anywhere for Everyone
  • CITA '07 : Social Computing: Engaging Communities
  • CITA '09 : Towards Human-Centered Computing
  • CITA '11 : Emerging Convergences and Singularity of Forms
  • CITA '13 : Smart devices trend: Technologizing future lifestyle

The quality of papers submitted is assured to be of high standard. Submission of full paper is required and will go through strict review by the chosen international programme committee. In the last four conferences, the following full paper submissions and acceptance rates are:

  • CITA'13: 82 full papers submitted (29.3% acceptance rate)
  • CITA'11: 117 full papers submitted (38.9% acceptance rate)
  • CITA'09: 138 full papers submitted (36.9% acceptance rate)
  • CITA'07: 160 full papers submitted (27.5% acceptance rate)
  • CITA'05: 156 full papers submitted (38.5% acceptance rate)

The theme for its 9th run, CITA'15, is chosen to be "Transforming Big Data into Knowledge" which will be held on the 4th - 6th August 2015 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.