Postgraduate Annual Research Seminars 2018 (PARS 2018)

The Postgraduate Annual Research Seminars (PARS) aims at inspiring research, development and technology transfer. The research activities of the postgraduate students are geared toward achieving excellence in research and development. PARS is a platform used by the Faculty of Computing to assist their graduate students in showcasing their research ideas and novel trending. PARS 2018 is the 13th postgraduate annual research seminar to be organized by Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.  Over the years the results have been tremendous.

PARS 2018 has been designed to provide an atmosphere that will make graduate students gain research insight and good direction for their research activities. It is expected to be an avenue for fostering research networks and exchange of scientific research ideas and tools. Participation of up to 300 postgraduate research students from nine different research groups in the faculty of computing is expected in PARS 2018.

It is hoped that this seminar will inculcate the right culture that is geared towards ensuring passion, dedication and commitment for research activities that will be good enough to provide support to the UTM theme “Innovative, Entrepreneurial and Global”. It is also hoped that the seminar will motivate students to participate in national and international conferences. It is anticipated that the students will appreciate the feedback from the various evaluators and get motivated with them. The objectives of PARS are summarized below.


  • To enhance research culture and support research university status.
  • To provide a platform for graduate students to present their research progress to the academic community.
  • To improve the research direction of graduate students through feedback from the panel of the related research group.
  • To document the latest results of research outcomes by postgraduate students of FC from various research groups, focusing on the research field of computer science and information systems

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 1st of March 2018
  • Notice of Acceptance: 15th of March 2018
  • Seminar Date: 3rd – 4th of April 2018

All accepted papers will be published in PARS 2018 online proceedings. Selected papers will be published in one of the following journals

      • International Journal of Innovative Computing (IJIC)
      • International Journal of Software Engineering and Technology (IJSET)

Outstanding papers presented at the conference will be offered for publication in Scopus indexed journals subject to the compliance with journals guidelines, terms and conditions.

Compulsory Eligibility Criteria:

      • PhD Students: Semester 4 and above who have not submitted their thesis for examination
      • MPhil Students: Semester 3 and above who have not submitted their thesis for examination.

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Day 1 (TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2018)

Time Seminar Hall Tutorial Room 1 Tutorial Room 2 Tutorial Room 3 Tutorial Room 4 Tutorial Room 5
Parallel Paper Presentation : Session I
10.00 am – 11.00pm   SCRG (5) SERG(4) ISSI(4) IASRG(5) BIGDATA(3)

SCRG (2)

Parallel Paper Presentation : Session II
11.00 am -1.00 pm ISSI(7) SCRG(10) SERG(6) AIBIG(11) IASRG(11) PCRG(5)
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm LUNCH BREAK
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm OPENING CEREMONY

Day 2 (WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2018)

Time Seminar Hall Tutorial Room 1 Tutorial Room 2 Tutorial Room 3 Tutorial Room 4 Tutorial Room 5
Parallel Paper Presentation : Session III
8.30 am – 11.00 am   SCRG (12) SERG(7) ISSI(9) VCUBE(8) PCRG(7)
11.30 am – 2.00pm CLOSING CEREMONY


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