DSx Conference 2019

Ready, Set and Go!

26-28 November 2019
Perdana University, Selangor

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About the
Conference

It is with a great pleasure that we invite you to our very first Data Science eXchange Conference (DSxC2019). The theme for the inaugural conference is “Ready, Set and Go!”, signifying the need for swift actions to align with the rapidly evolving field of data science in the disruptive era of Industrial Revolution 4.0. DSxC2019 focuses on showcasing the best of data science among students, post-docs, young and experienced researchers, interspersed with keynote and plenary talks by established researchers and luminaries in the field. Speakers from the industry are also invited to share on the latest developments in data science. The event promises to be a great opportunity for scientific discourse.

Tracks

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field which uses different technologies to extract knowledge and to solve problems using data. The technology here refers to the techniques used to extract a specific information from data. Large volume of data are being generated from various sectors such as healthcare, genomics, e-commerce, government, media, internet of things (IoT) and astronomy with insightful objectives. The technologies being used to achieve those objectives and to solve problems are data mining, machine learning, mathematics & statistics, decision support systems, data modelling, data processing, pattern recognition and data visualization. The outcomes from these techniques or methods using data should be able to enhance an existing system, solve a problem or to discover new invention and identify non-intuitive insights. Hence, anyone who is working on different data science techniques to extract knowledge from qualitative or quantitative research in different sectors can consider submitting an abstract.

The exponentially expanding educational data has led to an interest in applying data science techniques to extract useful knowledge and practice with regards to education and training. However, the broad availability of data alone does not ensure successful data-driven decision making or knowledge discovery unless data analytics or data science approach is practiced in education sector. Data has the potential to transform education into a personalized experience that meets the needs of individuals such as the students, educators, parents and policymakers. Thus, for the transformation to happen there is a need for data science application. Data science techniques are used in education to promote personalized education which provides greater access to education content, to deepen student experience which integrates physical and digital worlds and to improve career outcomes which enables better decision making. The decisions or learnings from the data are able to help the policy-makers to suggest policies that can be adopted in various contexts to improve educational results. Hence, anyone who is involved in education and data science is welcomed to submit an abstract.

The absolute importance of entrepreneurial skills has increased in conjunction with the rise of big data and artificial intelligence. The most prominent data science applications in industry are the real-time performance data and quality, fault prediction and preventive maintenance, demand forecasting and inventory management, supply chain optimization, price optimization, robotics, automation and smart factory design, product development and material design and enterprise and plant-wide sustainability. The insights that data science offers, trigger more industries to utilize the power of data science to make evidence-based decisions, promote employee training, and understand their customers. Moreover, the implementation of data science methodology in industry or business can improve the relevance of a product and find the appropriate target audience to achieve the objectives. Hence, those who are involved in industry and entrepreneurship, applying data science can consider participating in the conference to share (by submitting an abstract) and learn from others, the power of data analytics and decision making.

Schedule

TIME

PROGRAMME

08:00-09:00

Registration
Auditorium 2

09:00-09:15

Opening remarks
Auditorium 2

09:15-10:00

KEYNOTE 1
Healthcare…in the era of disruption
Dr. Fazilah Shaik Allaudin, Ministry of Health, Malaysia


Auditorium 2

10:00-10:30

PLENARY 1 :
Extracting Emotion Insights from Textual Data
Dr Jasy Liew Suet Yan,  L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship 2017 recipient


Auditorium 2

10:30-11:00

Tea Break

11:00-11:30

PLENARY 2
Opendata open science: Paradox of Disclosure
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suhaimi Napis,  Universiti Putra Malaysia


Auditorium 2

11:30-12:00

PLENARY 3
Bioinformatics – transcending disciplinary boundaries: the context for Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr Firdaus Mohd Raih, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


Auditorium 2

12:00-12:30

PLENARY 4
Will data scientist fall in love with blockchain technology?
Azlan Abdul Aziz, thuleen.io


Auditorium 2

12:30-14:00

Networking Luncheon / Poster Presentation

14:00-15:45

WORKSHOP 1
Microbiome analysis using bioinformatics approach (part 1)
Dr Ramitha Arumugam, Alterquo


Auditorium 2

15:45-16:15

Tea Break

16:15-17:30

WORKSHOP 1
Microbiome analysis using bioinformatics approach (part 2)
Dr Ramitha Arumugam, Alterquo


Auditorium 2
End of Day 1

TIME

PROGRAMME

08:30-09:00

Registration

Auditorium 2

09:00-09:45

KEYNOTE 2 :
Machine Learning Techniques and Applications: Past, Present and Future
Prof. Hiroshi Mamitsuka,  Kyoto University


Auditorium 2

09:45-10:15

PLENARY 5 :
The Strategic Importance of a Data-Driven Culture with special reference to Healthcare Institutions
Prof. KC Lun, Gateway Consulting


Auditorium 2

10:15-10:45

PLENARY 6 :
Connecting patients to healthcare providers: The Bookdoc experience
Dato’ Chevy Beh, Bookdoc


Auditorium 2

10:45-11:00

Tea Break

11:00-11:30

PLENARY 7 :
Data to Data Science on Cloud
Vinanth. B, Teknoturf Info Services SDN BHD.

Auditorium 2

11:30-11:45

Oral Presentation 1
STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTION ANALYSES TO UNDERSTAND IMPACTS OF MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE EXON SPLICING
Su Datt Lam

Auditorium 2

11:45-12:00

Oral Presentation 2
NETWORK ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED GLYCOPROTEIN GENES IN A RAT MODEL OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
Shrmilita Mahendran

Auditorium 2

12:00-12:15

Oral Presentation 3
FACTORS AFFECTING THE MINIMAL SET OF A VIRAL PEPTIDOME
Li Chuin Chong
Auditorium 2

12:15-12:30

Oral Presentation 4
QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI (QTL) ANALYSIS OF CHILI PLANT RESILIENCE TOWARD PHYTOPHTHORA CAPSICI (CAPSICUM ANNUUM)
Rohmatul Fajriyah
Auditorium 2

12:30-14:00

Networking Luncheon / Poster Presentation

14:00-15:45

WORKSHOP 2
Machine Learning in Biological Sciences (part 1)
Dr Lim Thong Leng, Multimedia University, Malaysia


Auditorium 2
Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (MaSBiC) track

Auditorium 5

15:45-16:15

Tea Break

16:15-17:30

WORKSHOP 2
Machine Learning in Biological Sciences (part 2)
Dr Lim Thong Leng, Multimedia University, Malaysia


Auditorium 2
End of Day 2

TIME

PROGRAMME

08:30-09:00

Registration

Auditorium 2

09:00-09:45

KEYNOTE 3
The 5C’s of APAN: The Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and international e-infrastructure development
Dr Markus Buchhorn, General Manager APAN


Auditorium 2

09:45-10:15

PLENARY 8 :
Data-driven strategic approach from funding to commercialisation in the field of food science and technology
Prof Kim Young Jun, Korea University


Auditorium 2

10:15-10:30

Tea Break

10:30-10:45

Oral Presentation 5
iSURVIVE: A MACHINE LEARNING ENABLED DIGITAL RESEARCH PLATFORM FOR PREDICTING BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL
Mogana Darshini Ganggayah
Auditorium 2

10:45-11:00

Oral Presentation 6
PRELIMINARY STUDIES IN IMPACTS OF TEMPERATURE TOWARDS CHLORELLA SOROKINIANA
Ching Yee Wong
Auditorium 2

11:00-11:15

Oral Presentation 7
SURVIVAL VIA BIG MULTI-GENOME DATA
Norfarhan Mohd Assa’ad
Auditorium 2

11:15-13:00

WORKSHOP 3
Introduction to GitHub Patchwork Event (part 1)
Rowena Foo, GitHub


Auditorium 2

13:00-14:00

Networking Luncheon / Poster Presentation

14:00-15:30

WORKSHOP 3
Introduction to GitHub Patchwork Event (part 2)
Rowena Foo, GitHub


Auditorium 2

15:30-16:00

Prize announcement and closing remark

16:00-16:30

Tea Break
End of Conference

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Student

MYR 100
Conference pass
Lunch and refreshments
Certificate of participation
Access to workshops (Day 3)

Academic

MYR 200
Conference pass
Lunch and refreshments
Certificate of participation
Access to workshops (Day 3)

Industry

MYR 300
Conference pass
Lunch and refreshments
Certificate of participation
Access to workshops (Day 3)

PAYMENT MODE

Payment mode 1: Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Draft

Please make your payment to:

CIMB Bank Berhad, Account Name : PERDANA UNIVERSITY
Account No : 8001539175
Bank Address : CIMB Bank Berhad, Plaza Damansara Branch, Ground Floor, Menara SBB 83,Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Swift Code: CIBBMYKL

Please add special annotation in your payment details:  “DSxConference 2019”, “Participant’s name”.

Payment mode 2: Cheque / Online Banking

An invoice will be issued once the registration is completed.

Please send the cheque and bank draft to the CIMB Bank Berhad

Account Name : PERDANA UNIVERSITY
Account No : 8001539175

Please add special annotation in your cheque or when online banking: “DSxConference 2019”, “Participant’s name”.

PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

Upon completion, please email us the proof of payment to [email protected]

CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Any cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing to the Organizing Committee.
  2. There will be a partial refund (50%) of registration fee for cancellation made ONE MONTH before the conference date.
  3. There will be a partial refund (30%) of registration fee for cancellation made TWO WEEKS before the conference date.
  4. There will be no refund of registration fee for cancellations made ONE WEEK before the conference date, however a substitute participant will be welcomed.
  5. A full refund will be made in the event that the registered course(s) is(are) cancelled by the Organizer.

Should you have any questions about the conference registration, kindly drop us an email.

Our Sponsors

Looking to build awareness of your brand in the data science industry?

DSxConference sponsorship opportunities provide your organization with substantial exposure, increasing visibility of your brand and your networking capacity. Be sure to reserve a sponsorship package while they are still available. Our conference sponsorships provide an exclusive opportunity to reach your targeted audience in the industry.

 PresidentialPlatinumGoldSilverBronze
Sponsorship amountMYR 20,000MYR 10,000MYR 5,000MYR 3,000MYR 1,000
One exhibition space (6m x 3m) for three days in the area of tea-breaks. Each space is equipped with one table, two chairs, and power point/supply.
  
Showcase of company’s corporate video during refreshment break.
    
Advertisement banner on DSx website for 90 days.
    
A speaker slot, with a talk related to the applications of Data Science in the special track on industrial perspectives.
   
Advertisement in program book.Two (2)
full pages
Two (2)
full pages
One (1)
full page
A half page 
Additional full-conference ticket.Two (2)One (1)   
First choice of exhibit table in prime location within the tea area.
    
Company logo on conference materials in including banner, website, and programme book.

Alternatively, you may contribute to DSxConference by

  1. donating,
  2. advertising with us,
  3. becoming a partner,
  4. registering for other DSx programmes,
  5. recommending us to a friend or anybody you know,
  6. linking to us from your website, or
  7. becoming a follower on our social media channels.

For more information, please contact us.

Accomodation

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All bookings and arrangements must be made directly with the hotels/airbnb. Participants are responsible for covering all costs related to their accommodation.