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  • Melbourne City

    The KICSS 2012 conference site will be located near the city centre of Victoria - Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable city.

    City of Melbourne

  • An all time favorite.

    See Australia's fairy penguins at Philip Island, located south of Melbourne. Your family is guaranteed to love these cute little fellows!

    Penguin Parade at Philip Island

  • Witness the greatness of nature!

    Travel along the great ocean road and see the remaining Apostles before they are gone. Located in the south west of Melbourne, it's one sight that you do not want to miss.

    Great Ocean Road

  • The koala is not a bear, but you will want to hug it!

    The koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia so don't miss them when you are here.


  • Love the finer things in life?

    The yara valley regions north of Melbourne is one spot that you do not want to miss. Great wines, food and nature all within a short drive!


  • Nobu? Rockpool? Maze? It's all here!

    Or you are after a culinary adventure of the world, it's all within 10kms of the city centre!

    Melbourne, the food capital

  • The national symbol of Australia

    Kangaroos, they were featured on coins and used as emblems, logos and mascots. So now it's time to see them in real-life.


  • Ready for a walkabout?

    You have seen it on the movies, now find out more about indigenous Australians in Melbourne.

    Australian Aborigines

General Chairs

Jian Chen (Tsinghua University, China)
Vincent C.S. Lee (Monash University, Australia)

Local and Program Chair

Kok-Leong Ong (Deakin University, Australia)

Special Session Chair

Yee-Wei Law (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

International Advisory Committee

Susumu Kunifuji (JAIST, Japan)
Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)
Thanaruk Theeramunkong (SIIT, Thailand)
Andrew Kusiak (The University of Iowa, USA)
Chang Chieh Hang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ee-Peng Lim (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
Irene Ng (Warwick University, UK)
Wee-Keong Ng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)