2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC)

2nd SSPRC 2021 Summary

The 2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference was held on 12 and 13 August 2021 via Microsoft Teams with 150 participants. All Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, along with the academic staff, were invited. This event carried a two-fold purpose: to provide a platform for HDR students to showcase the impact of their research as well as to learn from and interact with peers and academics. In their opening, Ir. Professor Lau Hieng Ho and Professor Ida Fatimawati highlighted the importance of empowering the researchers to work in new ways to fit the purpose in a digital future.

Four invited keynote speakers - that is, Professor Steven Langford, Ts. Dr Peter Morin Nissom, Professor Georgina Kelly, and Professor Jugdutt (Jack) Singh gave complementary talks, focusing on delivering sustainable research through digital transformation. 13 parallel sessions were conducted successfully with almost perfect attendance. The winners of the best paper and poster awards, together with those granted highly commended mention in these two categories, were announced at the end of the conference.

 

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The organising committee is pleased to announce the 2nd SSPRC Technical Programme (see attachment for the complete conference programme and virtual links). Among the activities during this conference will be Keynote Speeches and the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards.

The conference will feature keynote speeches focusing on delivering sustainable research through digital transformation, especially during the pandemic. Besides that, the conference will also feature 78 paper and poster presentations from our Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. SSPRC is not only beneficial to postgraduate researchers but also our early career researchers and academics in general.

The 2-day conference is an excellent opportunity for the postgraduates to:

  • present a poster or a full paper,
  • develop a manuscript based on the full paper, which can later submit to a journal of their choice,
  • learn from other presenters’ good practices,
  • network and learn what other HDR students are doing

Conference Organising Committee:  

Honorary Chairs

Ir. Prof. Lau Hieng Ho/ Assoc. Prof Lau Bee Theng

General Chair  

Ir. Dr. Angelia Liew San Chuin  

Secretary

Dr. Ling Chui Ching  

Technical Chair

Assoc. Prof. Vincent Lee Chieng Chen

Technical Co- Chairs

Dr. Daniel Looi Ting Wee (CE), Dr. Siti Salwa Hashim (Chem),
Dr. Hadi Nabipour Afrouzi (E&E), Dr. Victor Bong Nee Shin (Mech),
Dr. Tay Fei Siang (R&M), Dr. Kelvin Yong Sheng Chek (ICT),
Dr. Irine Runnie Henry Ginjom (Sci), Dr. Voon Mung Ling (Business),
Mr. Samuel Liau Yee Hong (Design), Dr. Hung Hsiu-Chin (Arts)

Programme Chair

Dr. Elammaran Jayamani

Pre-Conference Workshop Chair

Dr. Jubaer Ahmed

Logistics Chair

Mr. Joseph Liu

We hope you can make time out of your busy schedule to attend the conference and share your view with our participants and panels.

Feel free to contact our secretary, Dr Ling Chui Ching, ccling@swinburne.edu.my or any of our organising committee for programme-related enquiries. 

We look forward to seeing you all online!

Kind regards,
The Organising Committee
2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC)


Virtual Links (MS Teams)

2nd SSPRC General Hall - Welcome Address, Opening Address, Keynote Speeches, Best Paper and Poster Awards and Closing Ceremony

2nd SSPRC General Hall - Click here to join

 

Parallel Sessions:

Day 1 - 12 August 2021 (Thursday) (Please click on the links below)

12 Aug 2021 (Thu) AM - Session 1a

12 Aug 2021 (Thu) AM - Session 1b

12 Aug 2021 (Thu) AM - Session 1c

12 Aug 2021 (Thu) AM - Session 2a

12 Aug 2021 (Thu) AM - Session 2b

12 Aug 2021 (Thu) AM - Session 2c

 

Day 2 – 13 August 2021 (Friday) (Please click on the links below)

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 1d

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 1e

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 1f

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 1g

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 2d

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 2e

13 Aug 2021 (Fri) AM - Session 2f