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Important Dates

Special session proposal due:
Workshop proposal due:
30-April-2014 31 May 2014
Tutorial Proposal Submission:
30-April-2014 31 May 2014
Full/short paper submission:
31-May-2014 11-July-2014
Demo paper submission:
15-June-2014 11-July-2014
Notification of acceptance:
10-Aug-2014 1-Sept-2014
Camera ready submission:
31-Aug-2014 18-Sept-2014


Malaysia Visa

For nationals of most countries, entry is visa free or you can get a visa on arrival. For more details, please check

Immigration: As one of the two states in Malaysia which controls its own immigration autonomy, Sarawak exercises special regulation upon arriving and departing from all Sarawakian airports including Kuching. All passengers travelling with any flights from outside Sarawak (including all flights from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Federal Territory of Labuan and outside Malaysia), must pass through the immigration control at the first entry airport.

Getting There

Kuching International Airport (IATA: KCH) is Sarawak's main gateway. There are near-hourly connections to Kuala Lumpur as well as frequent flights to Singapore, Johor Bahru, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu and other cities in Sarawak like Sibu, Bintulu and Miri. Listed below are a list of airlines that fly to Kuching:

Airport Transportation Information

  • Taxi: Kuching city is about 20 minutes away by taxi. A fixed RM26.00 from the taxi coupon stand just outside arrivals (ignore the touts).
  • Bus: There is a series of other buses which can drop you off or pick you up approximatly 1 km west of the Airport (turn left as you exit the airport and walk to the main T intersection, turn left again and walk until you reach the big roundabout and catch a bus heading north to town...3A, 6, 8g, 9). The most convenient place to catch these buses back to the airport intersection is at the main bus terminal located in the city.
Note: When checking in, note that all flights outside Sarawak are considered "international", even if you're only going elsewhere in Malaysia.

Getting Around

By Taxi
Taxis are located at many places, especially around the city-center hotels. They are easily visible with their red and blue colors. Although taxis are metered, the drivers seldom use it and normally they will charge you any fare they like. So agree on the fare first before you board a taxi. Short distances around town are RM 7-12. To avoid dishonest taxi drivers, you may use 24-Hour Radio Taxi service (call 343343/342255) or book a taxi using myteksi mobile app (

By Bus
Most points of interest around the city and nearby towns are serviced by the local bus network. At first the system may seem chaotic because there’s no central terminal, but the five local companies congregate near the market at the western end of the waterfront. Bus stops are located at the western end of the Main Bazaar, in front of the post office and on the other side of the food stalls in front of Electra House shopping mall.

On foot
Kuching is unusually pedestrian-friendly for a Malaysian city, with tree-lined sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, and the city core is compact enough to cover on foot. Good walks include the Waterfront and the pedestrian shopping street of Jalan India (Kuching's Little India).

By river taxi
River taxis locally known as tambang or penambang shuttle across the river at various points along the Kuching Waterfront, all charging a fixed one-way fare RM0.40 per passenger. The fare hikes up to RM1 from 10.00pm to 6.00am the next day.

By boats
Boats are sometimes available for visitors who wish to travel along the Sarawak River. By speedboats Speedboats are available for people who wish to go to Taman Negara Bako, Satang Island and Layang-layang Island from Santubong.

Hotel Information

Riverside Majestic Hotel (Conference Venue)
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman,
P.O. Box 2928, 93756 Kuching,
Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel: (6082) 247777

Other Hotels close to conference venue: