2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC)

Wednesday 10 February 2021

First Announcement and Call for Papers


2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC)

Virtual Conference 

12 & 13 August 2021
8.30am – 5pm | Swinburne Sarawak


School of Research is pleased to announce the 2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC), which will be held virtually on 12 & 13 August 2021 at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak via MS Teams.  Among the activities during this conference will be Keynote Speeches and the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards.

The main aim of the conference is to give HDR students:

  1. An opportunity to present a poster or a full paper,
  2. Develop a manuscript based on the full paper which can later be submitted to a journal of their choice,
  3. Learn from other presenters’ good practices,
  4. Network and learn what other HDR students are doing



* All Swinburne Sarawak HDR students are required to submit:

  • - at least One (1) Full Paper (16 pages maximum), if you have successfully completed the Confirmation of Candidature by 1st February 2021. 
  • - at least One (1) Poster, if you have not completed the Confirmation of Candidature (full paper submission is optional).     

* All Early Career Researchers are encouraged to submit the full papers to the conference.

* The full paper submission may be based on a manuscript template as attached. All the manuscripts will be peer-reviewed internally and English proofread service for final version of papers may be provided.


Important Dates:

Opening for Full Paper/Poster Submission 15 March 2021
Closing for Full Paper/Poster Submission 15 May 2021
Notification of Acceptance 01 July 2021
Final Camera-Ready Paper Submission 15 July 2021


Pre-conference Workshops

In addition, we have arranged a series of ONLINE via MS Teams pre-conference workshops open to all staff and compulsory to all HDR students. The pre-conference workshops provide participants with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and strengthen their skills in the area addressed by the workshop. These sessions will also provide additional time for interaction with participants and speakers.

Workshop Title (Speaker) Date To Support Participants in…
How to present a paper in conferences? 10 March 2021 2.30-3.30pm To effectively communicate the arguments and evidence, persuade and be interesting and entertaining
Tips for Presenting a Scientific Poster at a Conference 07 April 2021 2.30-3.30pm Giving an effective poster presentation
Technical Writing 21 April 2021 2.30-3.30pm The DOs and DONTs, and techniques for writing good manuscripts
A Good Manuscript 05 May 2021 2.30-3.30pm Technical details and argument development of the manuscript
Developing Abstract Into Poster 19 May 2021 2.30-3.30pm Developing research poster presentation
How to find journal indexing and indexed conferences 02 June 2021 2.30-3.30pm A guide to academic journal indexing and steps to check which conference proceeding is indexed
Data collection and data representations 07 July 2021 2.30-3.30pm Presenting data in journal article and in the presentation
Oral Presentation Skill 21 July 2021 2.30-3.30pm Preparing a good oral presentation


Conference Organising Committee:

Honorary Chairs Prof. John Wilson/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 also encourage you to continue to follow the latest government advice and stay updated on the university’s response. Your wellbeing is our priority, and we encourage you to take care of yourself, and to watch out for your family and friends during this time.

Feel free to contact the General Chair, Ir. Dr. Angelia Liew San Chuin scliew@swinburne.edu.my and Secretary, Dr Ling Chui Ching, ccling@swinburne.edu.my for any further enquiry.

We look forward to seeing you all online!