in behalf of the CSP-SPICe team ... SALAMAT much for attending GCC 2018 ... see you in ICE 2018


April 25, 2018

Dear Educators, Professionals, Researchers, and Students,

In partnership with the Computing Society of the Philippines-Special Interest Group on Information and Computing Education (CSP-SPICE), the University of the Immaculate Conception is hosting the Grand Challenges in Computing (GCC).GCC is an annual conference organized annually by the CSP-SPICE. This year, it will be held on July 27-28, 2018 at the University of the Immaculate Conception, Texas St./Bonifacio St., Davao City. The two day conference will feature special lectures from prominent researchers and educators in the information and communications technology and contributed research papers on computing and ICT.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the GCC 2018, I would like to invite you to attend and participate in this year’s conference.

Below is the conference fees:

Conference Registration Fees

Undergrad Students

Early Bird : Php 500.00 (with 3 snacks and certificate)

Regular : 800.00 (with 3 snacks and certificate)

IT Educators, Graduate Students and others

Early Bird : Php 1,800.00 (with lunch, 3 snacks, CSP membership and certificate)

Regular : 2,500.00 (with lunch, 3 snacks, CSP membership and certificate)


Early Bird (Online Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018)

Registration and other conference details are available at

For more information, please contact the GCC 2018 secretariat at Tel No : (02) 920-2080, (02) 436-2217, Fax No : 920-2036 and E-mail : /

Thank you and we look forward to your affirmative reply.

Very Truly Yours,



University of the Philippines

GCC 2018 Speakers

1. Advance Public Health Informatics - Ariel Betan (UP-Mla)

2. Advance Health Informatics - Romulo De Castro

3. Advance Personalized Learning - Marrick Neri (UP-Dil)

4. Advance Secure Cyberspace -John Ruero

5. Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery - Jhoirene Clemente (UP-Dil)

6. Reverse Engineer the Brain - Rich Ann Juayong (UP-Dil)

7. Enhance Human-Machine Interaction - Rom Feria (UP-Dil)

8. Advance the processing of Natural Languages - Nathan Oco (NU)

9. Finding Knowledge from Very Limited Data - Proceso L. Fernandez (ADMU)

10. Store and Manage the Memory of the Human Race - Ricky Bandalan (USJR)

11. Ubiquitous Computing - Chris Jordan Aliac (CITU)

Panel of Reactors

Allan Sioson (Cobena)

Cherry Lyn Sta Romana (CITU)

Jaime DL Caro (UP-Dil)

Henry Adorna (UP-Dil)

Didith Rodrigo (ADMU)

Michelle Banawan (ADDU)

Vic Calag (UP-Min)

Cesar Tecson (CJC)

Eric Emberda (UIC)

Maria Bea C. Lao (UIC)

Kristofer John R. Caintic (UIC)




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