2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in Australasia

2009 International Symposium on Bio-electronics and Bio-informatics
Melbourne, Australia
December 9 - 11, 2009
Professor Metin Akay, Founding Chair, annual International Summer School on Bio-complexity
Professor tony Burkitt, University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor David Fenstermacher, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor Nigel Lovell, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr. Yasemin Akay, Arizona State University, USA
The conference was organized by RMIT University in Australia and the Heterogeneous Integration Consortium in Taiwan. The conference served as a forum to exchange knowledge in bio-medical engineering, micro and nano electronics, e-health, bio-informatics, and bio-signal processing.

Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing
Melbourne, Australia
December 7 - 10, 2009
Professor Ian H. Witten, University of Waikato, NZ
Professor Mark Bedan, Reed College, USA
Associate Professor Keogh, University of California at Riverside, USA
Professor Andries P. Englebrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
A conference held to explore advances in theory and applications of intelligent sensors and smart systems in manufacturing, medical science, and environmental monitoring. The entry, A Multi-Scale Strategy in Wireless Networks for Structural Health Monitoring, won best paper. And, Camera Calibration in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, won best student paper.

Simulation: Concepts, Capability, and Technology
Adelaide, Australia
June 15 - 19, 2009
LTGEN, David Hurley, VCDF
Keith Morgan
Phil Diver
Michael Myer
Professor Robert Stone
Chief First Officer, Grant Lupton
SIMTECT is considered the premier annual simulation applications and technology event for Australia and the Pacific region. The conference focused on the use of simulation for training, experimentation, analysis, system design, and process and system modelling.

20th Australian Software Engineering Conference
Gold Coast, Australia
April 14 - 17, 2009
Mary Poppendieck
Graeme Wood, Executive Director, Wotif Group
Jeff Smith, BS Applied Science MBA
Judy Bamberger
The conference provided opportunities for academics and industry member to learn the latest in software engineering. The theme for the event was Agile, the New Mainstream. And, keynote speakers addressed the design and implementation of complex computer systems, and, gave a brief history of Wotif.com.

AusCERT Asia Pacific Information Security Conference
Gold Coast, Australia
May 17 - 22, 2009
Paul Twomey, President/CEO, ICANN
Daniel V. Klein, Klein,com
Dr. Taher Elgamal, Axway
Petko Petkow, GnuCitizen
Paul Ducklin, Sophos
An annual conference for Australia's independent not-for-profit National Computer Emergency Response Team. Topics covered during the event included security for multi-enterprises, RFID security, Web 2.0, VoIP fraud, and data leakage security.

APCET - Asia Pacific Congress on Electron Tomography
Brisbane, Australia
January 31 - February 4, 2009
Dr. Friedrich Foster, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Ruben Fernandez-Busnadiego, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Dr. Achilleas Frangakis, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
Professor Jose-Maria Carazo, University of Madrid, Spain
Professor Leann Tilley, La Trobe University, Australia
A conference for academics and researcher who are involved in obtaining interior pictures of the body. Attendees heard lectures on medical imaging topics such as molecular anatomy, ontology based annotation and query of electron tomography date, and ontologies and data resources.

Asian Pacific Science, Technology, and Society network Conference 2009
Queensland, Australia
November 23 - 25, 2009
Professor Ian Lowe, Griffith University, Australia
Associate Professor Yuko Fujigaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Associate Professor Wnling Tu, Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan
Associate Professor Catherine Waldby, Sydney University Australia
An inaugural annual meeting for researcher in the Asia- Pacific area. The event will serve as a forum for attendees to explore the social, political, and ethical concerns new technology raises. A few of the themes for the conference were regional cultures, indigenous people, science and technologies, and life techno/sciences.

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Australian Computer Science Week 2009
Welllington, New Zealand
January 19 - 23, 2009
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ian Forster, University of Chicago
Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden research Center
Andy Hopper, The Computer Laboratory University of Cambridge
A conference for computer science professionals to exchange ideas with researchers and students on research sciences and technology. Attendees had an opportunity to participate in a fifth plenary session called Trans-Tasman Computing Curriculum.

20th Australasian Database Conference
Wellington, New Zealand
January 20 - 23, 2009
Mark Guzdial
Ian Foster
Ronald Fagin
Andy Hopper
An annual forum for participants to explore developments in database applications systems. It was held as part of Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW09). Participants discussed topics related to databases such as bio-informatics, ontologies, mining and knowledge discovery, data as a service, and web service management.

The 6th Asia_Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2009)
Wellington, New Zealand
January 20 - 23, 2009
Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
An annual conference to promote cutting edge research in information modelling to people in all areas of computer science. Attendees heard a lecture on Finite Model Theory and Its Origins. It discussed the study of the logical properties in finite mathematical structures, and, served as an introduction to the area of finite model theory.

The 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation
Christchurch, New Zealand
December 9 - 11, 2009
Professor Carlos E. de Souza, LNCC/MCT, Brazil
Professor Jie Huang, Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Professor Hassan K. Khalil, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, USA
A conference jointly organized by the IEEE Control Systems Chapter of Singapore and the IEEE New Zealand South Section. It was attended by scientist and practicing engineers to discuss discrete LTI single input system, boolean control networks, adaptive actuator failure, and lower triangular systems.