Ramadan Kareem

Wishing all Muslims a blessed and rewarding ramadan.

Selamat menyambut bulan ramadhan yang mulia kepada semua Muslimin dan Muslimat.


Salam Ramadan from us:

K-Economy Research Alliance


Announcement on the Opening of the CREST R&D Grant Cycle 2/2014

Aslkm and regards

Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology Center (CREST Center) is a company established by the government and driven by the industry to promote research and development which can accelerate the growth of the Electrical and Electronics (E&E) sector in Malaysia. CREST is pleased to announce the opening of application for CREST R&D Grant Cycle 2/2014 to researchers from the institutions of higher learning and the industries.

CREST R&D Grant is not limited to E&E discipline but should support E&E industry sector. With accommodating intellectual property arrangement, industry involvement in the research enables the research result to be prepositioned to industry application. More information about CREST R&D Grant can be obtained from CREST website at www.crest.my

Submission must be made in hardcopy and softcopy before 30th June 2014 to the address below:

Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST) Center

Block C, Ground Floor, sains@usm,

No. 10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul,

11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.

or link to


Research University Grant (GUP) 2014

Announcement : Reminder Research University Grant(GUP) 2014

Salam & Greeting,

Dear Researcher,

This is to remind that Research University Grant (GUP) 2014 will be closed online on 6 March 2014 (Thursday)

All K-Economy RA members are highly encouraged to fill in the online application through RADIS system at https://hrfin.utm.my/rmc.

Please refer to the guidelines at http://rmc.utm.my/download/

Summary of GUP 2014:

Grant Type

Project Leader Criteria

Maximum Amount (RM)

Project Duration (months)


Tier 1(prepare via RADIS) Archive KPI for GUP 2012 / 2013 (more 75% achievement)



5 indexed journals
100% matching grant
1 post-grad
1 award
5 professional membership
Encouragement(prepare via RADIS) Never obtained GUP except PAS (more 75% achievement)



2 indexed journals
100% matching grant
1 post-grad
1 award
2 professional membership
Flagship (RG)(Concept Paper) H-Index=3 (scopus)



15 indexed journals
50% matching grant
3 post-grad
3 award
5 professional membership
Flagship (COE)(Concept Paper) H-Index= 5 (scopus)



40 indexed journals
25% matching grant
4 post-grad
1 Spin-offOr20 indexed journals
100% matching grant
4 post-grad
1 Spin-off


Print the online application that prepared via RADIS system and send the hardcopy application with all the attachment direct to Proposal Unit, Office of UTM Research Alliance for evaluation and approval.

The due date for submission of GUP application (hardcopy) to Office of UTM Research Alliances is 9/03/2014 (Sunday), and any application received after the due date will be rejected. We will only evaluate applications received in hardcopy, with necessary documents and prepared through RADIS system.

Do not hesitate to contact Proposal Unit at 07-5531009 (Mdm. Malaha/ Mdm. Fadilla /Mr. Annuar)  for any further clarification.

– Admin K-Economy Research Alliance ( 2/3/2014)



Dimaklumkan kepada semua staf akademik bahawa university akan menganjurkan Majlis Citra Karisma 2014.

Sempena majlis ini, sebanyak 4 kategori Anugerah Penerbitan akan diberikan kepada Research Alliance/staf yang cemerlang dalam mengangkat martabat disiplin penerbitan universiti. Kategori anugerah tersebut ialah:

  • ANUGERAH PENERBITAN: Anugerah ini diberikan kepada Research Alliance yang cemerlang dalam disiplin penerbitan.
  • ANUGERAH TOKOH PENERBITAN: Calon bagi kategori ini boleh terdiri daripada, Dicalonkan oleh fakulti/RA atau dicalon oleh rakan sekepakaran.
  • ANUGERAH PENULIS DALAM JURNAL BERINDEKS: Pencalonan dibuka bagi hasil penulisan (makalah/artikel) staf Research Alliance yang diterbitkan dalam jurnal berindeks pada tahun 2013.
  • ANUGERAH BUKU KARYA ASLI: Karya yang diterbitkan pada tahun 2013 oleh Penerbit UTM Press secara automatic dicalonkan bagi kategori anugerah ini. Pencalonan juga terbuka bagi karya staf yang diterbitkan oleh penerbit luar.

Penyertaan pencalonan hendaklah melalui Dekan Penyelidikan/Dekan Fakulti/Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penerbitan peringkat fakulti.

Tarikh tutup penghantaran ke Dekan RA (K-Economy) pada 25 Mac 2014 (SELASA) pada pukul 5.00 petang bagi membolehkan pihak RA memproses/ menilai dalam tempoh 2 hari bekerja.

Dekan Penyelidikan/Dekan Fakulti/Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penerbitan peringkat fakulti perlu menyerahkan pencalonan tersebut sebelum atau pada 30 Mac 2014 (Ahad)

selewat-lewatnya pada pukul 5.00 petang kepada Urus Setia di Pejabat Penerbit UTM Press. Pencalonan yang lewat tidak akan diterima.

Pencalonan yang tidak mengikut syarat yang ditetapkan secara automatik terbatal.

Keputusan panel adalah muktamad.


K-Economy Admin




GUP 2014 Briefing by RMC

Salam & Greetings,


This is to inform that Research University Grant (GUP) 2014 will be opened for proposal on the 19th February till 6Mac 2014.

Evaluation Based on Full Proposal:
GUP Tier 1: RM 100K
Encouragement Grant (Tier 2): RM 50K

First round Evaluation by concept paper
Flagship RG: RM 300K (at least 3 projects)
Flagship COE:
Flagship Special

Innovation Grant (for non academic Staff)
Post graduate Grant (SPS)

For more information on its qualifying criteria and the required output, please attend a briefing on these grants on:
Date : 19th Feb. 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30pm
Place: Dewan Kuliah 7, Block N24, UTM

[Source: email from ]
Prof Dr Khairul Anuar Kassim
Deputy Director (Project Management)
Research Management Centre (RMC)

Visit from Curtin University,Australia


Visit from Dr. Ananda Jeeva,  Curtin University,  Australia

28 January 2014, UTM Johor Bahru

Happy Chinese New Year



Assalamualaikum w.b.t. & Salam Sejahtera,

YBhg. Tan Sri/Puan Sri/Dato’/Datuk/Datin/Prof/Prof. Madya/Dr/Saudara,

All members are strongly encourage to come for the meeting with DVCRI.
The meeting will highlights all related policies and fundings of R&D&I of UTM in 2014

  • Date: 29th January 2014/Wednesday
  • Venue: Senate Hall, BCSI, UTM Johor Bahru
     /Dewan Jemaah,UTM Kuala Lumpur (Video-conferencing)
  • Time: 8.45 am

I look forward to meet all of you tomorrow morning.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Ali Selamat, PhD.
Professor & Research Dean

13th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SOMET 14)

The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SOMET_14) will take place on September 22 – 24, 2014, in Malaysia. 
This event is a continuation of an existing series of SOMET.

This conference series highlights and reflects the state-of-art and new trends on software methodologies, tools and techniques.

SoMeT appears in Rank B at Computer Science Conference Ranking 2010

SoMeT is in Class B at Ranked Conference List.

SOMET History

You are invited to participate in SOMET_14 to help build a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences to foster new directions in software development methodologies and related tools and techniques.

This conference is focused on exploring innovations, controversies, and challenges facing the Software Engineering community today. The conference brings together theory and experience to propose and evaluate solutions to Software Engineering problems. The conference also provides a forum and an opportunity to assess the current state-of-the-art in intelligent Software techniques and to chart software science initiated from experience to theory. This workshop is an opportunity for us in the software science community to think about where we are and today and where we are going.


Important Date


Full paper submission : April 1, 2014
Notification deadline : May 15, 2014
Camera Ready Submission : June 15, 2014

More Details : http://seminar.spaceutm.edu.my/somet2014/index.html#

International Symposium on Biometric and Security Technologies (ISBAST’14)

IASRG K-Economy Research Alliance  and Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in collaboration with Universiti Putra Malaysia and Management and Science Universiti are pleased to announce the International Symposium on Biometric and  Security Technologies (ISBAST’14) to be held on 26th – 27th  August 2014 at the Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The selected accepted full papers will be published in IEEExplore.

Click here to download Brochure