Predicting Mental Illness among High School Students in Malaysia.

Based on National Health Morbidity Survey 2017 (NHMS 2017) by the Health Ministry’s Institute for Public Health (IPH) 2017, high school students in Malaysia are at risk for mental health problems. The results from the studies show that 18.3% high schoolers are suffering from depression, 39.7% have anxiety and 9.6% dealing with stress.

This is a master project by Aizat Nuruddin. He is predicting Mental Illness among High School Students in Malaysia. Using Data from National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS 2012). Hopefully the symptoms and factors identified can help alarming the situation.

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Calling for Papers VIS2020 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)

The IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) is one of the three parts of VIS2020. 

Abstract Submission Deadline 20 April 2020.
Paper Submission Deadline 30 April 2020

VAST solicits original research papers on a set of diverse topics related to visual analytics. These papers may contribute towards new methods for human-in-the-loop computation; visualization and interaction techniques; representation of data and knowledge; models of analytical reasoning and discourse; and applications and systems of visual analytics to a broad range real-world contexts and domains.

  • TVCG Track: Papers that exhibit the highest quality in terms of originality, rigor and significance will appear in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). The acceptance rate is anticipated to be similar to that of past years (around 22%-25%), subject to the decisions resulting from the review process. After initial notification of review results, conditionally accepted papers (including supplemental material) will undergo a revision and review cycle in order to ensure that they are acceptable for publication and presentation in the journal. The paper and supplemental material will also be submitted to the IEEE Digital Library, subject to its standard terms and conditions.
  • Conference-only Track:Top quality and timely, innovative VAST submissions may be accepted for the conference-only track. Those papers, which feature new contributions, will be presented as Conference Papers during IEEE VAST, and will be included on the IEEE VIS USB Proceedings. After initial notification of review results, conditionally accepted papers (including supplemental material) will undergo a revision and approval cycle. The paper and supplemental material will be submitted to the IEEE Digital Library subject to its standard terms and conditions.

Research contributions are welcomed across a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Individual and collaborative reasoning including cognition and perception, analytic discourse, knowledge discovery, creativity and expertise, and operational, ethical, and value-based decision-making using interactive visualization systems.
  • Integration of data analysis, interaction, and visualization, including the use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning techniques to support interactive analysis.
  • Visual representations and interaction techniques including the principles for depicting information, new visual paradigms, statistical graphics, geospatial visualizations, the science of interaction, and approaches for generating visual analytic visualization and interactions.
  • Data management and knowledge representation including scalable data representations for high volume and stream data, statistical and semantic signatures, and synthesis of information from diverse data sources.
  • Presentation, production, and dissemination methods including methods and tools for capturing the analytics process, methods for elicitation of stakeholder constraints, priorities & processes for incorporation in analysis, and storytelling for specific and varying audiences.
  • Applications of visual analysis techniques, including but not limited to applications in science, engineering, humanities, business, public safety, commerce, and logistics as far as they contribute to visual analytics are of particular interest.
  • Explainable AI and trust in machine learning and automation, including the design and use of novel visual and interactive techniques that help users to understand, appropriately trust, and effectively manage artificially intelligent machine partners
  • Evaluation methods, including ethical analysis, privacy, security, & regulatory compliance, interoperability, and application practice & experience.
  • Devices and technologies which are fundamental for visual analytics, including user and device adaptivity, web interfaces and mobile or other novel devices.
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Calling for Papers: IIC 2020 – International Conference on Intelligent and Interactive Computing

IIC 2020 (November 4-5 2020) –

3rd International Conference on Intelligent and Interactive Computing (IIC 2020) will be held in Melaka, Malaysia on November 4-5, 2020.

Paper submission : June 5, 2020
Notification of acceptance : August 5, 2020
Camera ready : September 15, 2020
Conference Dates : November 4-5, 2020

All accepted papers will be published in International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering (IJATCSE), indexed by SCOPUS.Furthermore, author(s) of selected accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to Springer Book Series.

Topics of interest for submission include, but not limited to:
• Computational Intelligence
• Multimedia and Immersive Technologies
• Biological Computing
• Data Analytics
• Robotic and Automation
• Education 4.0


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How to write Good Journal

Hands on Journal Publication Workshop with Chief Editor

Hands on Journal Publication Workshop

If your research is not published in a journal it does not exist – it must be possible to find it because your paper is your passport to the community. There are 3 necessary steps in useful research:

  1. First is to begin with it
  2. Second is to end with it
  3. Third is to publish it

Review article (chapter 2)
Critical synthesis of a specific research topic –  8000-12,000 words

Original article 
Disseminating completed research findings – 6000 – 8000 words with references. Choose the appropriate journal to build a scientific research career

TOC in Original Article

1. Title – must be catchy & spicy. Be honest & concise. the content must at par with the tittle. Make sure cover all the keyword. Less than 15 words.
2. Abstract – no technical jargon, standalone,  4W1H.
3. Keyword – repeatitive of the words so the manuscript to be easily found online and cited. should be specific, avoid uncommon abbrevieations and general terms. more than 85 repeatition should be keyword.  the journal appointed reviewer based on the keywords. Not more than 5 keywords and abbs the establish one.

3. Introduction – the most difficult.

i  Start by general aspect then go down to specific to your research.
ii. Flow must consistent between paragraph.
iii. Must have Statements that indicate the need for more investigation.
iv. Introduction should start with the problem in that case.

4. Study area/background (easy)

5. Methods (easy)

6. Results (easy-just the facts)

7. Discussion (second most difficult) – good paper will have good discussion.

8. Conclusions (what have done in your study) – easy. Avoid repeatition with other sections, overly speculative.

9. Acknowledgements – anyone who helped you, sources of funding. e.g. grant or reference numbers.

10. Figure 5-6 and tables 4 is appropriate. Dont put too many in one paper.

Level of difficulty

  1. Conference
  2. Non-indexed journal
  3. Indexed Journal
    1. A journal is indexed when its bibliographic and citation information is included by the citation data supplier – set turnitin similarity indexed to 0 ( I dont understand, need to check with Librarian).
    2. Overlapped with
    3. Impact factor is an annual measure of the extent to which articles in that journal are cited.  It can be calculated as follows:
    4. Research Uni – ISI (Web of Science) and Scopus.
      1. ISI founded in 1960 and becoming WoS

Criteria for choosing a journal

  1. Scope of journal
  2. Indexing
  3. Impact factor (IF)
    1. number of citations that articles in the journal have received within a specific time.
      5 year impact factor=IF in five years(sum of citations in 5 years/articles published in five years)
      yearly IF= IF in one year.
  4. Journal ranking
    1. Q1 & Q2 – highest quality paper
  5. Publication frequency
  6. Time to publish.

Tips to publish

  1. Journal selection Process
    1. Target 3-5 possible journal
    2. Choose the journal that matches the quality of journal
    3. Factors to consider – scope of journal, journal indexing database.

e.g. IEEE, Elsevier – high rank & top view

  1. – 
    1. Enter title and abstract of your paper to easily find journals that could be best suited for publishing. JournalFinder uses smart search technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to match your paper to scientific journals.
  2. Most downloaded papers – use it in your journal references.
  3. How to increase the visibility – Publish papers in somewhere pay (elsevier, IEEE) then put into researchgate so people can easily download without pay.
  4. Enhance your writing by:
    1. Critical review for thesis chapter 2 (LR)
    2. Finding the Gap of the study
    3. Novelty of the study
    4. Build an expertise area.
  5. Submitting the paper – traditional submission (email) via a journal online submission – include the cover letter (very important) – contain authors’ rationale.
    1. Cover letter is important. Example of cover letter:
    2. for choosing the editors’s journal. The letter can suggest reviewer.
  6. The peer review process – Editors to the reviewers to review. Then the reviewer will recommend – reject, revise, accept. Managing editor – involve in clerical and administrative detail in the review process. Makes some preliminary decisions.
  7. Initial screening – language, content.
  8. Review process from 1 hr to 6 months. 1-4 reviewers along with editorial comments. Proof preparation for checking by authors. In press/queue/article in press.
  9. Reviewers comment – after taking the considerations matter above – publish or reject!
  10. Some of the good criteria – title must be good, then get unique methods or result is something interesting, new and novelty idea.
  11. Addressing reviewers comment
    1. not being out rightly rejected
    2. make sure address everything
    3. If it is rejected – at least give some feedback

Social Network for Academic

  1. Research gate
  2. Academia Ed
  3. ORCID
  4. Google scholar
  5. Scopus profile Rdsearch ID profile
  6. Pubfacts profile
  7. Publons profile
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Klinik Geran Universiti UTMER dan UTMFR bersama PM Dr Khairi

PM Dr Khairi share we us the importance to target for the grant. If you want 5 grants, please submit 10 proposals. He share about the grant process continuity. Make sure 1 grant will create another grant opportunities. The next grant must be better from previous grant.

Unsuccessful grant must be revised and resubmit the proposal during the next funding cycle.

Tips to write good proposal:

  1. How easy the reviewer to understand your proposal and how details the proposal.
  2. Do your background work – funding bodies, eligibility and guidelines.
  3. Study your funding sources
  4. Ensure you entitle the grant – check the guidelines for submission.
  5. Dont do last minute – leave plenty times
  6. Choose the best team for the work – need the strong team. Must be balanced – need professorship (to give advice, consel), need 1-2 associate professor and 2-4 people to do work (drs and your friends).
  7. Budget – provide value for money. E.g. We need the computers – then we need to justify for research usage. Printer – must be relevant to the research. Handphone – tak boleh beli – just buy for internet line. Follow the capstone. For UTM Grant – put maximum.
  8. Milestones – 1 year within 3-4 milestones. Follow the time duration.

UTM ER – maximum 2 years (30K for S&T) caps budget RM2million. Essential for non-PI. Insya Allah RMC will give priority to them. 2 Book chapter or research book or 1 indexed journal.

UTM FR  – 2 years (70K) or 3 years (100K). Caps budget RM7.2 million. Project start date 1 November 2019. Submission deadline by 30th September 2019. Announcement of grant awarded 30 October 2019.

Allocation disbursement

Tips in Radis:

  1. Masukkan potential commercializaiton
  2. Collaboration proof very important to solve something.
  3. In the methodology masukkan;
    1. Flowchart perlu lebih details – nampak macam kita tau apa nak buat. The flowchart must match with the activities and objectives of the research
    2. Put samples –
    3. Research Expected result – maps with keperluan negara
      1. Novel theories/new findings
      2. Reserch publications – janjikan more and put in details where you want to publish, Indexed proceedings –
      3. Specific pr potential applications
      4. Number of phd and master by research students – put names and ID
      5. Impact on society, economy and nation
      6. Intellectual property (IP)
    4. Activities – 3-4 activities per year
    5. Equipment – patut isi – contoh komputer sedia ada dan software berkaitan. Other places – show about the collaboration.
    6. Budget –
      1. no capping. RM 1500 untuk PhD. RM18,000 x 3 tahun = RM 54,000.00.
      2. Q1 caps RMC RM5000.00, Q2 RM3000.00
      3. List and Justification – put as attachment.
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