July 9, 2018

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We would like to invite you to:

THE 18TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE METHODOLOGIES, TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUES

23 – 25 September 2019

The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching City, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

(http://thewaterfrontkuching.com/about.php)

Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LSsdsekPqCYMi6K27

The 18th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SOMET_19) will take place on September 23~25, 2019, in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, 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. You are invited to participate in SOMET_19 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 conference is an opportunity for us in the software science community to think about where we are and today and where we are going.

Kuching was the third capital of Sarawak in 1827 during the administration of the Bruneian Empire. In 1841, Kuching became the capital of Sarawak after Sarawak was ceded to James Brooke for helping the Bruneian empire in crushing a rebellion particularly the interior borneo dweller Dayak people who later became his loyal followers. The town continued to receive attention and development during the rule of Charles Brooke such as the construction of a sanitation system, hospital, prison, fort, and a bazaar. In 1941, the Brooke administration had a Centenary Celebration in Kuching. During World War II, Kuching was occupied by Japanese forces from 1942 to 1945. The Japanese government set up a Batu Lintang camp near Kuching to hold prisoners of war and civilian internees. After the war, the town survived intact. However, the last Rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Vyner Brooke decided to cede Sarawak as part of British Crown Colony in 1946. Kuching remained as capital during the Crown Colony period. After the formation of Malaysia in 1963, Kuching retained its status as state capital and was granted city status in 1988. Since then, the Kuching city is divided into two administrative regions managed by two separate local authorities. The administrative centre of Sarawak state government is located at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.

Kuching is a major food destination for tourists and the main gateway for travellers visiting Sarawak and Borneo.Kuching Wetlands National Park is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the city and there are many other tourist attractions in and around Kuching such as Bako National Park, Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), state assembly building, The Astana, Fort Margherita, Kuching Cat Museum, and Sarawak State Museum. The city has become one of the major industrial and commercial centres in East Malaysia.