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Workshop on :”Digital Sarawak: Smart Villages Paving the Way for Accessible Rural Communities”

Workshop on :”Digital Sarawak: Smart Villages Paving the Way for Accessible Rural Communities”
Event Dates
Starts Ends
17 Oct 2017 at 08:00 am 17 Oct 2017 at 02:00 pm
Venue Details
Kuching, Sarawak
Kuching, SWK, MY
IEEE Sarawak subsection is organising a workshop on :”Digital Sarawak: Smart Villages Paving the Way for Accessible Rural Communities
This is the first IEEE Smart Village workshop in Sarawak which is initiated by the IEEE Sarawak Subsection. We are proud to present a panel of international and local experts speaking on various topics such as the challenges, opportunities and solutions for rural communities in Sarawak and Malaysia to support locally owned business, innovation and development. In this not-to-be-missed session, Dr Podmore will outline and share his experience on the community solutions initiatives, followed by Dr Bala highlighting the importance of human centred approach to developing applications, while Dr Tan and Dr Lai will provide insights into the challenges and innovative solutions to implement technologies in rural and remote villages and last not least Mr. Paras Loomba, the founder of Global Himalayan Expedition, shares his vision and initiative on the topic.

• Dr Robin Podmore (IEEE Smart Village)
• Mr. Paras Loomba (Global Himalayan Expedition)
• Associate Professor Dr Poline Bala (UNIMAS)
• Associate Professor Dr Tan Chong Eng (UNIMAS)
• Dr Lai Chean Hung (Swinburne University)
Date : 17 October 2017
Venue : Detar Putra, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Time : 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Fees : *RM200.00 (Refreshments provided)
To reserve your seat, please register at:
Contact: For any inquiries please contact
* Account Name: Institut Jurutera Elektrik & Elektronik (USA), Cawangan Malaysia
Account Number: 8008103766
Bank: CIMB Bank, Twin Towers, 3rd Mile Rock Road, Kuching.
0800-0830         Registration & Breakfast
0830-0835         Welcome by Associate Professor Dr Lau Bee Theng, IEEE Sarawak Subsection
0835-1035         Keynote Address – IEEE Smart Village – a Systems of Systems Approach for Electricity, Education and Empowerment by Dr Robin Podmore
Moderator: Mr Victor Wong, SEB
1035-1045         Tea Break
1045-1230         Smart Village Case Studies in Sarawak
Moderator: Associate Professor Dr Johari Abdullah, UNIMAS
People Centred Approach for Smart Villages in Rural and Remote Communities by Associate Professor Dr Poline Bala, UNIMAS (40 mins)
Challenges of Technology Implementations in Rural Communities by Associate Professor Dr Tan Chong Eng, UNIMAS (40 mins)
Smart Microgrid Technologies for Rural Electrification in Sarawak Encompassing Technical, Social and Market Analysis by Dr Lai Chean Hung, Swinburne University (20 mins)
1230-1300         Q&A and Plenary Discussion Session
Moderator: Professor Dr Narayanan, UNIMAS
13:30                     Summary and farewell
Thank you, and Selamat Hari Merdekasp;
Pan Zheng,
IEEE Sarawak

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