1st lnternational Workshop on Sustainable Future Cities (IWSFC),
02 March 2016
Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This workshop is co-organised by UTAR, University of Strathclyde (UK) and Sunway University (Malaysia). The workshop will be held on 2nd March 2016, at Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This workshop aims to bring together academic researchers, industrial practitioners, administrative councils and policy makers to share ideas, problems, and solutions with the following objectives:
  1. To establish linkages between research centers, faculties, and universities with industries and other institutions in the areas of Future Cities, such as lnternet of Things, Big Data, lndustry 4.0, etc.
  2. To serve as a platform for invited UK and Malaysia experts/industrial players/relevant council members to share their insight on future cities, as well as the progress and results of the relevant projects.
  3. To encourage future collaborations among the participants, including the speakers and attendees.
  4. To promote awareness of sustainable future cities lifestyle.


Due to the overwhelming response and the limited space of the workshop’s venue, we regret to inform that the online registration has been closed. The programme committee is currently confirming the participant’s attendance. We appreciate your support and understanding.


Programme Contents


Time Event Speaker
8:30am-9:00am Registration  
9:00am-9:10am Welcoming Remarks Ir. Prof. Academician Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik, the President of UTAR
9:10am-9:20am Opening Speech Liew Siew Hui, Programmes Manager, British Council, Malaysia
9:20am-9:30am Token of Appreciation and Photo Session  
9:30am-10:15am Keynote Address 1: Future Cities - Using City Observatories and Living Labs to solve key Urban Challenges and Opportunities Richard Bellingham, Director for the Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde, UK
10:15am-10:30am Refreshment  
10:30am-11:15am Keynote Address 2: CONSERVE: ICT-enabled Smart City Solutions Dr. Robert Atkinson, Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, UK
11:15am-12:00pm Keynote Address 3: Sensing the City Dr. Christos Tachtatzis, Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde, UK
12.00pm-1.00pm Lunch  
1:00pm-1:45pm Keynote Address 4: Green Technology in City Development Tuan Haji Sahrom bin Ujang, Director of City Planning Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall
1:45pm-2:30pm Keynote Address 5: Cognitive City: What a City Can Do Tang Choeng Weng, Software License Governance Manager, IBM
2:30pm-3:15pm Keynote Address 6: IoT Computing Platform for Smart Cities Dr. Kenny Puah Lai Kian, Director of Software Validation, Internet of Things Group (IoTG), Intel
3:15pm-3:30pm Refreshment  
3:30pm-4:15pm Keynote Address 7: Facilitate Smart Cities with IoT For a Better Living Muhamad Hazwan, Solution Manager, Huawei
4:15pm-5:00pm Keynote Address 8: IoT and Indoor Location Dr. David Chieng Heng Tze, Head of IoT Location Services, Wireless Innovation Lab, MIMOS
Keynote Address 9: Creating Resilient and Sustainable City with Internet of Things (IoT) – An Opportunity for Malaysia’s Cities To Be Competitive
Ooi Chong Kheng, IoT Project Delivery Manager, MDeC
5:45pm-6:15pm Keynote Address 10: Smart Agriculture with Intelligent Transportation System for Sustainable Future Cities Dr. Goh Hock Guan, Head of Department of Computer and Communication Technology, Faculty of ICT, UTAR
6:15pm-6:20pm Closing Remarks Dr. Liew Soung Yue, Dean of Faculty of ICT, UTAR

Richard Bellingham, University of Strathclyde, UK

Richard Bellingham is Director for the Institute for Future Cities at University of Strathclyde. He contributed to Glasgow's successful £24 million TSB Future Cities Demonstrator Bid and is leading development of the City Observatory that is drawing together hundreds of urban data sets to allow cities to be seen in new ways.

Dr. Robert Atkinson, University of Strathclyde, UK

Robert Atkinson’s is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Strathclyde University and his research interests include computer/communications networking and analytics to extract actionable information from data.

Dr. Christos Tachtatzis, University of Strathclyde, UK

Christos Tachtatzis spent 2 years at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland before joining the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are machine learning and data analytics, wireless communications and systems integration. He has experience in how best to extract maximum benefit and information from data generated in a variety of circumstances.

Tuan Haji Sahrom bin Ujang

Datuk Haji Sahrom bin Ujang, dilahirkan pada 1 Mac 1957 di Sekinchan, Selangor. Berusia 59 tahun. Beliau mendapat Ijazah dari Universiti Teknologi Malaysia dan memulakan kerjaya sebagai Pegawai Perancang Bandar dan Desa di Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur pada 1 April 1982 dan kini memegang jawatan Pengarah Jabatan Perancangan Bandaraya mulai 15 Januari 2014. Telah berkhidmat lebih kurang 34 tahun dan akan bersara pada 1 Mac 2017. Sebagai Pengarah Jabatan Perancangan Bandaraya beliau bertanggungjawab atas pembangunan Bandar Raya Kuala Lumpur, Sektor Penguatkuasaan Perancangan, Sektor Kawalan Pembangunan dan Sektor Penyelidikan dan Inovasi. Beliau juga berada dalam Urusetia Jawatankuasa Pusat Setempat, Penilaian Lanskap dan Penilaian Perancangan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur. Datuk Haji Sahrom merupakan Ahli Pertubuhan Perancang Bandar Malaysia. Beliau pernah mewakili Malaysia ke Seminar dan Program peringkat antarabangsa seperti Program Intensif City Planning for Third World Country dan Working Level Conference Asian Pacific City di Jepun serta Seminar Antarabangsa Pasifik City Summit di Bangkok dan lain-lain seminar yang berkaitan dengan perancangan. Beliau juga aktif dalam bidang sukan Golf dan mewakili Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur ke pertandingan-pertandingan anjuran agensi-agensi Kerajaan dan swasta.

Tang Choeng Weng, IBM

Tang Choeng Weng (aka Weng) has over 19 years experience in the IT industry and has worked across different business segments from client engagement, technology deployment, business operations, and, project governance. He joined IBM in 1996 as a technical team leader upon graduation with a Bachelor of Information Technology from Universiti Utara Malaysia. In 2005, Weng was certified as a project management professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. He is presently the Software License Governance Manager for IBM ASEAN.

Dr Kenny Puah Lai Kian, Intel

Dr. Kenny Puah is the Director of SW Validation in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) based in Malaysia. His role is to be responsible for SW driver and Middleware validation worldwide for Intel IOTG products. Dr. Kenny Puah has a total of 18 years of R&D and technical management experiences, with 14 year of software related projects including, 8 years of experiences in networking protocol development and firmware/software development; 2 years of experiences in redundant network design, troubleshooting and support; 3 years research experiences in ATM network dimensioning. His currently focus is building a strong technical team that helps Intel to lead in the IOT (Internet of Things) space. His team charter is to provide leadership in SW testing and integration for IOT drivers and middleware. His team focuses on currently emerging technologies in connectivity, security, manageability and edge analytics. In addition, his team is also responsible for testing of vision, graphic, SOC I/O and other embedded technologies. Dr. Kenny Puah received a Ph. D. in Computer Networking and a Bachelor of Engineering in Communication Engineering, both from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Muhamad Hazwan, Huawei

My journey started after I was graduated with a diploma in Computer Engineering. After graduated, I was hired by one of our local IT company as a System and networking analyst engineer. I further my journey to study at University Tenaga Nasional, graduated with a degree in Computer Science majoring in Systems and Networking. I have been exposed into teaching and tutoring C programming language for 2 years at UNITEN. After a fruitful of tutoring experience, MIMOS invited me to join them to look at the development of the concept of Trusted Computing. Early 2012, I joined Huawei as an Enterprise Product and Solution Manager and I am now a Solution Manager for Southern Pacific Solution Marketing Department, focusing on the Internet of Things.

Dr. David Chieng Heng Tze, MIMOS

David Chieng is currently the head of IoT Location Services research in MIMOS Wireless Innovation Lab. Prior to this he spent 4 years in BT Malaysian Research Centre leading the broadband wireless research group. While in BT he was also elected as work package manager in EU ICT FP7 Carrier Grade Wireless Mesh Network (CARMEN) project from 2008-2010. From 1997-98, he was involved in a European EPSRC Cordless Access to Multimedia Applications (CAMA) project. From 1999-2002, he was the principal researcher in project BONDS (Brokering Open Network Differentiated Services) funded by Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd. From 2002-2003, he was a product specialist (VoIP solutions) in a regional telecommunication software and system integration company. From 2003-2006, he was a lecturer, then senior lecturer in Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia. David received his MSc and PhD from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., in 1998 and 2002 respectively. He has authored and co-authored over 60 publications and also filed 20 patents in the area of wireless and computing.

Ooi Chong Kheng, MDeC

Ooi Chong Kheng (CK) is currently leading IoT project delivery in MDeC in partnership with the complete value fabric of supply and demand by enabling them to respond to the opportunities of Internet of Things (IoT). Prior to MDeC, he was in Intel and gained over 20 years of experience in business change transformation strategies, assembly and test technology solutions development to support operational requirements, quality and budget in design, validation, assembly, test, manufacturing and long term strategies initiatives. He collaborated with global stakeholders and customers worldwide on new technology services and solutions development from design to deployment to improve product quality, customer loyalty and relevance. CK graduated from University of Malaya with first class honours in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1995. He later obtained his MBA from University of Science Malaysia in 2003. He is currently pursuing his PhD in the field of organizational behavior and management from University of Science Malaysia.

Dr. Goh Hock Guan, UTAR

Goh Hock Guan received his Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, UK in 2014. He is currently a Head of Department of Computer and Communication Technology in Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (FICT) Kampar Campus, Universiti of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He has 13 years experience in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks. His research interest includes Cognitive Wireless Sensor-Actor Networks, Agriculture/Environmental Monitoring System, Internet of Things, and Data Analysis/Processing.

Organized by:

    University of Strathclyde   UTAR

Sponsored by:

British Council     


Workshop General Chairs: Honorary Chair: Ir. Prof. Academician Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik (UTAR)
Chairman: Liew Soung Yue (UTAR)
Co-Chair: Gan Ming Lee (UTAR)

Programme Committee: Goh Hock Guan (UTAR) Ooi Boon Yaik (UTAR) Suliman Mohamed Ahmed Gaber (UTAR) Yau Kok Lim (Sunway University)    
Operation Committee: Choong Khong Neng (MIMOS) Chong Kok Boon (UniMY) Saw Seow Hui (UTAR)      
Logistics Committee: Tan Hung Khoon (UTAR) Ng Hui Fuang (UTAR) Teoh Shen Khang (UTAR) Robithoh Annur (UTAR) Tse Siu Hong Savio (UTAR) Soong Hoong Cheng (UTAR)
Publicity Committee: Kheng Cheng Wai (UTAR) David Chieng (MIMOS) Kwong Kae Hsiang (Noxel Consolidated)      
Finance and Purchasing Committee: Lee Wai Kong (UTAR) Leong Chun Farn (UTAR)        
TPC: Robert Atkinson (University of Strathclyde, UK) Ling Mee Hong (Sunway University) Charis Kwan Shwu Chen (Sunway University) Lau Sian Lun (Sunway University)