November 19, 2017

MIWAI 2017 : The 11th Multi-disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

MIWAI 2017

The 11th Multi-disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (MIWAI 2017) will be held in Brunei, 20-22 November 2017. The theme for this year’s event is on “Smart Environment”. MIWAI aims to promote AI research in both theoretical and applied research addressing real world applications. Examples include control, planning and scheduling, pattern recognition, knowledge mining, software applications, strategy games and others. The ever-evolving needs in society and business, both on local and global scales, require better technologies for solving more and more complex problems. Such needs can be found in all industrial sectors and in any parts of the world.

Call for Papers

Artificial intelligence is a broad area of research. We encourage researchers to submit their unpublished papers in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Theory, Methods & Tools
    • Theoretical Foundation: Cognitive Science; Computational Philosophy; Game Theory; Graphical Models; Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Logic; Fuzzy Logic; Multi-agent Systems; Neurosciences; Probabilistic Reasoning; Qualitative Reasoning; Uncertainty Handling
    • Cognitive Computing: Affective Computing; Computer Vision; Natural Language Processing; Self-aware Systems; Speech Recognition; Social Cognition
    • Computational Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence; Deep Learning; Evolutionary Computing; Machine Learning; Nature Inspired Computing; Neural Computing; Pattern Recognition; Planning and Scheduling; Reinforcement Learning; Social Computing; Swarm Intelligence
  • AI Applications
    • Ambient Intelligence; Big Data Analysis; Biometrics; Bioinformatics; Brain Machine Interface; Chatbots; Creative Computing; Decision Support Systems; Data Mining; Data-Enabled Applications; E-commerce; Energy Management; Games; Health Assessment; Image Processing; Industrial Applications of AI; Intelligent Information Systems; Internet of Things; Knowledge Management; Multi-modal Computing & Interactions; Telecommunications and Web Services; Robotics; Recommender Systems; Security and Privacy Management; Surveillance; Spam Filtering; Software Engineering; Social Networking Security; Semantic Web; Sport and Rehabilitation; Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Submission Guideline:

MIWAI 2017 accepts two categories of research and application papers:

  • Regular papers (8-14 pages, oral presentation)
  • Short papers (6 pages, poster or oral presentation)

All submissions will go through a double-blinded peer-review process. Paper selection will be on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Each paper should be written using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style. The authors’ names and institutions should not appear in the paper. Unpublished work of the authors should not be cited. Springer-Verlag author instructions are available at: All accepted and presented papers will be published in LNAI, a topical subseries of LNCS focusing on artificial intelligence.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 29 June 2017
  • Notification due: 1 August 2017
  • Conference dates: 20-22 November 2017

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3rd SHARE Scholarship Programme – International Relations Office Workshop “Managing Internationalisation and the SHARE Scholarship Programme”

3rd SHARE Scholarship Programme – International Relations Office Workshop

“Managing Internationalisation and the SHARE Scholarship Programme”

Bangkok, Thailand

22-23 February 2017


SEAMEO RIHED, attended the SHARE Scholarship Programme – International Relations Office Workshop hosted by EP-Nuffic at the Embassy of Netherlands, Bangkok, Thailand  last 22-23 February 2017.

The SHARE Scholarship Programme is a project between European and Southeast Asian Higher Education Agencies including the British Council, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Campus France, EP-Nuffic, the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European University Association (EUA), ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN University Network (AUN) and SEAMEO RIHED aimed to strengthen the regional cooperation and internationalisation of Higher Education in Southeast Asia. EP-Nuffic conducts workshops to enhance the programme development and internationalisation knowledge of the International Relations Officers from different universities participating in the SHARE Programme.

SEAMEO RIHED extends its special thanks to EP-Nuffic for the invitation to attend this 3rd Workshop. The goal of this workshop was to review batches 1 and 2 of the SHARE Scholarship Implementation and identify points for improvement for the third batch, particularly through the enhancement of communication among the International Relations Officers. Furthermore, proposed changes to the guidelines and the SHARE online platform were also discussed.


The participants of the 3rd SHARE Workshop having a group photo.


(from left to right) Representatives of SHARE, Ministry of Education (Indonesia), SEAMEO RIHED and OHEC


Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Senior Officials Meeting and The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance

11th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM)  and

the 2017 Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum on Leadership and Governance

4-5 April 2017

Diamond Hotel, Manila, Philippines


Co-hosting with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines, SEAMEO RIHED conducted the 11th Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM) and 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance in Manila last 4-5 April 2017.

Since 2005, the SEA-HiEd SOM, formerly the Directors General/Secretary-General/Commissioner on Higher Education Meeting (DGs/SG/CHE Meeting), serves as a crucial platform for higher education national authorities and SEAMEO RIHEDs’ collaborative partners to discuss strategy and synergise plans to carve out priorities towards the further development and harmonisation of higher education in the region. The higher education senior officials further discussed the direction and progress of the four priority areas leading to the harmonisation of higher education. These four priority areas were identified by the national government authorities on higher education as (1) Academic Mobility Enhancement, (2) Leadership Development, (3) E-Learning and Mobile Learning and (4) ASEAN Citation Index.

SEAMEO RIHED is grateful to Dr. Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela, Deputy Director of SEAMEO Secretariat for her warm welcome remarks and to CHED Commissioner, Dr. Alex Brillantes Jr., for facilitating the very fruitful afternoon session: Reflecting on Emerging Trends and Opportunities in SEA-HiEd.

In conjunction with the SEA-HiEd SOM, the SEA-HiEd Forum is held to gather national country representatives and regional university leaders to share good practices and update higher education policies being implemented at national and regional levels. The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance explored the strategies, trends and practices in the leadership and governance of higher education in the region. It was attended by more than 70 participants composed of national authorities responsible for higher education and university leaders from Southeast Asia and beyond where keynote and country presentations successfully encouraged the participants into engaging discussions.

SEAMEO RIHED extends its deep gratitude to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines for hosting the event and for nominating brilliant keynote speakers namely Dr. Napoleon Juanillo, Director IV of the Planning, Research and Knowledge Management Office from CHED and Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, President of the Philippine Association of State Universities

Download file :
2017 SEA-HiEd Forum Compilation


Group photo during the 11th  Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM)


Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, hands a token of appreciation to Commissioner Alex B. Brillantes, Jr., from the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines


Group photo of all the participants of the 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance


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Meeting with MEXT

Meeting with MEXT


Morning meeting with the Office for International Planning Higher Education Bureau, MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology), Tokyo, Japan on 23 March 2017.

Led by University of Tsukuba, SEAMEO RIHED and MEXT had a very productive meeting on several agendas such as a preparation of the upcoming 2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the AIMS Program, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan during the first week of July 2017 and planning for the ASEAN-Japan Cooperation program(s) on the occasion of ASEAN 50th Anniversary.

Special thanks to Dr. Masami Isoda, Director of the Center for Research on International Cooperation in Education Development (CRICED) and Dr. Nakao Nomura, associate professor and AIMS Program Manager, University of Tsukuba for generous support and kind meeting arrangement.

In attendance of the 3 parties were from MEXT (Mr. Hideki Iwabuchi, Director; Ms. Taka Horio, Deputy Director; Ms. Kojima Midori, Unit Chief, Mr. Daisuke Kumagai , Unit Chief of the Office for International Planning Higher Education Bureau,); from University of Tsukuba (Dr. Masami Isoda, CRICED Director, Dr. Nakao Nomura, Associate Professor, Mr. Yoshiaki Sato, Vice Executive Director Office of Global Initiatives, Mr. Yuji Morohashi, Chief of Global Commons; and from SEAMEO RIHED (Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Centre Director and Ms. Phunyanuch Pattanotai, Senior Program Officer.




International Conference on Special Education: “Access and Engagement”

International Conference on Special Education: ‘Access and Engagement’

31st July – 2nd August 2017

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 


Providing access and engagement for children with Special Educational Needs must be given priority and emphasis by addressing opportunities and barriers such as diverse learners’ needs, designing and implementing accommodative curriculum suited to the needs of children and responsive curriculum strategies in teaching and learning.

The SEAMEO 7 Priority Areas; 1) Early Childhood Care and Education, 2) Addressing Barriers to Inclusion, 3) Resiliency in the Face of Emergencies, 4) Promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), 5) Revitalising Teacher Education, 6)  Promoting Harmonisation and Higher Education and Research and 7) Adopting the 21st Century Curriculum form the basis for this conference.

These areas necessitate the urgent needs to provide and engage children with special educational needs in educational settings that are meaningful and inclusive. The role of governments, stakeholders, policy makers, non-governmental organisations, educators, parental, and communities must be highlighted and accounted to ensure that children with special educational needs are given appropriate support services and thus engaging them in educational settings.

The conference is an opportune for discussion, knowledge sharing and experts input on best practices for the speakers and participants to enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding the current issues and trends in Special Education. Quality education and support services would ensure children with special educational needs engage in educational settings that stimulate their holistic growth and give them the necessary skills to live independently and contribute to the betterment their lives.



– Inclusive Education
– Networking in Special Education
– Building and Sustaining Inclusive Society
– Deafblind Education
– Technical and Vocational Education Training for Children with SEN
– Legislative and Policy Related to Special Educational Provision and Implementation
– Learning Difficulties / Hearing Impairment / Vision Impairment / Gifted and Talented
– Legal Issues (Legislative and Policy)
– Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for SEN
– Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE)
– Mobile Accessibility
– Web Authoring Guidelines and Tools
– Educational Multimedia for Special Educational Needs
– Teacher Training and Capacity Building
– Innovation in Special Education
– 21st Century Curriculum for Special Education
– Disaster Risk Reduction Education for Children with SEN
– Sexuality Education for SEN
– Sports and Co-curricular Activities for SEN
– Nutrition and Food for Children with SEN
– Cultural and Arts Appreciation for Children with SEN
– ICT and Assistive Technology for Children with SEN


Key Organizers:

Ministry of Education, Malaysia
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Education (SEAMEO SEN)



Sarawak State
Sarawak Convention Bureau
Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia
International Council for the Education for Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia (IPGM)
Malaysian Foundation for The Blind (MFB)

For additional information of this conference, your concerned staff can contact Mr Mohd Zulkarnain Abdul Wahab (email:  



Inauguration Ceremony of ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance

Inauguration Ceremony of ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance

16 March 2017

Guangxi International Convention Center

Nanning, Guangxi Juang Autonomous Region, PRC


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED) joined the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) and Guangxi Arts University in hosting the Inauguration of the ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance (ACACA).

Comprised of 19 participating universities who signed the Joint Declaration of ASEAN-China on Establish Arts Colleges Alliance, this new university network is expected to open opportunities to nurture a new generation of internationally competent artists, participate in collaborative research and creation, promote cultural and artistic prosperity, and come up with innovations developing the cultural and artistic industries in the region.


19 Member Universities of the ASEAN-China Arts Colleges Alliance

ASEAN  China
1. University of Brunei Darussalam 1. Nanjing University of the Arts, China
2. Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia  2. Jilin University of Arts, China 
3. The National Institute of Arts and Culture (ISBI), Bandung Indonesia  3. Shandong University of Arts, China 
4. National School of Arts, Lao PDR    4. Yunnan Arts Univeristy, China 
5. National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage, Malaysia    5. Xinjiang Arts Institute, China  
6. National University of Arts and Culture (Yangon), Myanmar  6. Inner Mongolia Arts University, China
7. University of the Philippines-Dilman 7. Guangxi Arts University, China 
8. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore  8. PLA Academy of Art, China 
9. Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Thailand      
10. Silpakorn University, Thailand   
11. Vietnam National Academy of Music   


Representatives of the 19 Member Universities of the ACACA


Dr. Chantavit, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, with Prof Norazlisham bin Mohd Amin, Director of Centre of Arts Skills Development, Malaysia


Call for ASEM Youth: 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS2)

The ASEM Education Process celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2017. On this occasion, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will organise the 2nd ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS2) on 4-8 May 2017 in Seoul, Korea, in conjunction with the 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME6).

Themed “Access to Youth Employment”, ASEFYLS2 will bring together up to 150 youth participants from 51 Asian and European countries, including students, entrepreneurs, academics, young civil/public servants and professionals of all disciplines. The 4-day conference comprises various meeting and training formats; for example, skills workshops, panel discussions and human libraries. We also plan a dialogue session between the ASEM Education Ministers and the young leaders. The participants will explore the topic of “Access to Youth Employment” from 8 thematic angles: 1) age, 2) education, 3) disability, 4) finance, 5) gender, 6) location, 7) social background and 8) technology.

The ASEFYLS2 tackles core issues linked to ASEM ME6, including Education in the 4th Industrial Revolution and Employability for Future Generations, and addresses the SDGs 4, 5, 8 and 9. We believe that this project would be a great opportunity for students and young professionals from all ASEM countries, and we warmly encourage them to apply through the Open Call for Application. The deadline is Monday, 20 March 2017, 23:59 GMT.

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 ASEFYLS2 Open Call & Overview


The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance

The 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum on Leadership and Governance


The Southeast Asian Higher Education (SEA-HiEd) Forum is organised in conjunction with the Southeast Asian Higher Education Senior Officials Meeting (SEA-HiEd SOM), which was formerly known as the Meeting of Directors General/Secretary General/Commissioner of Higher Education in Southeast Asia, to provide a platform for national government authorities responsible for higher education as well as leaders of the region’s higher education institutions to address key issues in higher education for Southeast Asia.

This year, the SEA-HiEd Forum is co-organised by SEAMEO RIHED and the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippines and will explore strategies, trends and practices in the leadership and governance of higher education. The Forum is intended to draw attention to current policies and strategies being adopted at national and institutional levels throughout the region of Southeast Asia and promote the exchange of knowledge to create valuable inputs to enhance collaboration in leadership development and higher education governance.


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The SEA-HiEd Forum

When:  5 April 2017

Where:  Manila, the Philippines

Registration Deadline:  15 March 2017

Reserve your seat today!

Kindly note that registration to the 2017 SEA-HiEd Forum does not include airfare, travel and health insurance or visa fees (if applicable). Participants are also responsible for their own accommodation.


Ms. Thanthakorn Phuangsawat (Fon) or  +66 2644 9856 ext. 101

Ms. Christelle Mae Agustin (Elle) or  +66 2644 9856 

Sun Yat-Sen University 2017 Prospectus

Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for International Students from Southeast Asian Countries 2017


Sun Yat-Sen University is now offering undergraduate scholarships to 200 outstanding students from Southeast Asian Region in the academic year 2017 under the “Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for International Students from Southeast Asian Countries” 2017.

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), founded by Dr Sun Yat-Sen in 1924, is a prominent research, academic and cultural institutes for talent development in South China.  It is operated under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province. 

SYSU is an important base for conducting scientific research, inheriting cultural and academic traditions and training high-level talents in South China. Being one of the leading universities in China and the world, SYSU is a comprehensive multidisciplinary university. The University enjoys a deep tradition of international cooperation and exchange in education with universities abroad.

SYSU has become a modern comprehensive multi-disciplinary university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally.  To improve its educational influence and to attract more students from all over the world, SYSU has setup the “Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students”, in support of outstanding students’ pursuit of bachelor’s degrees at SYSU.

Number of Scholarships: 200

Deadline of Application: April 30, 2017

Contacts: Office for International Students’ Affairs, Sun Yat-sen University – Ms. Wu Hao at, and Ms. Yang Weiqing at

Annex:  Prospectus
                Enrollment Guideline for International Students
                Response Form

Download files :
 Sun Yat-Sen University Scholarship SEA 2017 Prospectus
Enrollment Guide for International Students_Sun Yat-Sen University
Response Form

The Government of ​Brunei Darussalam Scholarships 2017/2018 for Foreign Students


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