International Conference on Computer and Drone Applications
(IConDA) 2017

9th - 11th November 2017

The advancement in computer and drone applications is beyond human imagination, affecting and transforming the society, both structurally and socially. Exploitation of computer and drone technology is crucial to humankind in the futuristic world.  IConDA-2017 provides an exceptional value platform for sharing and networking among scientists, academicians, policy makers and stake holders from government institutions, universities, Non-Government Organizations as well as industry or private sector. Therefore, the theme for this conference is
“Ethical Integration of Computer and Drone Technology for Humanity Sustainability”

Opening Address And Official Launching by

The Right Honourable
Datuk Patinggi (Dr) Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
The Chief Minister Of Sarawak

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Keynote Speakers


Ben M. CHEN, Professor
National University of Singapore

Professor Ben M. Chen is currently the Director of Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics Area, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), and Head of Control Science Group, NUS Temasek Laboratories. His current research interests are in systems and control, unmanned aerial systems, and financial market modeling.

Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Systems & Control Letters, and Automatica. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Control Theory & Technology.


Lian Pin KOH, Professor
University of Adelaide

Professor Koh is the Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of Adelaide, and Founding Director of He is also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (Level II), a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a Conservation International Lui-Walton Research and Innovation Fellow. Professor Koh is also the Director of Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility. He was a speaker at the 2013 TED-Global conference in Edinburgh, where he spoke on the positive use of drones. His TED talk has been viewed over 600,000 times by the global audience.


Kueh Hui Urg, Deputy Director (Operation)
Lands and Surveys Department of Sarawak

Lands and Surveys Department of Sarawak was the winner of the Geospatial World Excellence Award for Governance of Land Administration and Land Management during the World Geospatial Forum dinner held at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in year 2012. The award was given to recognise the effort of the department in collaboration with Sarawak Information Systems (SAINS) in land administration and and management through i-SALaM. i-SALaM is a single interface GIS centric land information solution that supports a full range of business processes on land matters. The solution integrates digitised cadastral and map databases for land use planning, land title management, land acquisition and land revenue collection management.


Khairul Nizam Tahar (Senior Lecturer)
Universiti Teknologi MARA

Dr. Sr. Khairul Nizam Tahar is currently a Senior Lecturer in Center of Studies for Surveying Science and Geomatics, Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. He obtained his PhD degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2013. He has published extensively in various international journals and conference proceedings. His current research is on unmanned aerial vehicle technology for large scale mapping.

Call for papers

IConDA 2017 is now accepting manuscripts on original works from prospective authors. All papers will be blind-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers and the authors will be notified of the acceptance via email. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE for consideration to be included in IEEExplore. Selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to be published in SCOPUS indexed journal.

Topics include; but not limited to the following tracks

Drone System

Automation & Robotics; Communication Standards; Embedded & Real-Time Systems; Processor Architectures; Wireless & Mobile Network

Drone Application

Image and Signal Processing; Information Retrieval & Knowledge Management; Remote Sensing & GIS; Surveillance and Reconnaissance; and Other Emerging Drones Applications.

Computer Application

Artificial Intelligence; Bio-Tech & Medical Applications; Computer and Mathematical Modelling, Cyber Security and Strategies; E-Commerce Applications; Data & Information Mining; E-Government & E-Governance; E-Learning; Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; Parallel & Distributed Systems; Smart, Adaptive & Intelligent Systems Technologies; Social Networks; Web & Content Management Applications; Virtual Environments & Games Applications and Emerging Computer Applications.


All submission must be made via OpenConf system website.

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Conference Venue

IconDA-2017 will be held at Damai Beach Resort Kuching, Sarawak. The hotel is about 40-minutes drive from Kuching City, the capital of Sarawak and 50-minute drive from Kuching International Airport Malaysia. Situated along the sandy beach of Teluk Bandung, facing the breathtaking South China Sea (on the northwest coast of Borneo) nestled Damai Beach Resort, a self-contained haven residing on a 90 acres of sea frontage, clad among the world’s oldest tropical rainforest by the slope of the legendary and majestic Mount Santubong.

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"The City of Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. The city is situated by the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo" (Wikipedia 2017).

Kuching has also won the "Top Destination on the Rise - Asia" from Tripadvisor website.

About Kuching (pdf)


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Price listed include lunch, tea breaks, conference kits and welcoming dinner

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Please kindly download and email the completed form attached with bank in slip to register.

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Please refer to the following link to view the latest tentative programme (Last updated on 21 Oct 2017).

Tentative Programme

Conference Parallel Session Schedule

Let's Get In Touch!

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