Venue: Universiti Teknologi Brunei

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is an engineering and technology university in Brunei that specializes in Engineering, Business and Computing. The Centre for Innovative Engineering (CIE) is one of the research units of UTB. The Centre advocates quality research and innovative engineering applications. The CIE hosts MIWAI 2017 in Brunei. with the following objectives:

  • To provide a venue for researchers to present new findings, to share, discuss and learn from each other;
  • To provide a platform for local researchers to engage and interact with international researchers and experts;
  • To understand issues and challenges related to Artificial Intelligence; and
  • To provide a venue for local researchers to establish networks. Hence, creating opportunities for collaborations.


Visa Information

All foreign nationals entering Brunei Darussalam must have visas obtainable from any Brunei Darussalam diplomatic missions abroad except countries with whom Brunei Darussalam has visa arrangements.

Please visit this link for more information about Brunei visa and whether your contry has a visa arrangement with Brunei.


Getting to Brunei by Plane

Brunei's sole airport is the Brunei International Airport (BWN), the hub of the national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines. Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) offers a reasonably comprehensive network, with flights to Bangkok, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Shanghai and Singapore.

In addition, Singapore Airlines flies 5 times a week from Singapore, and Malaysia Airlines flies from Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. AirAsia is the cheapest carrier to serve Brunei from an international hub, with fares as low as US$40 one-way from Kuala Lumpur. AirAsia flies from 35 destinations in Asia to Kuala Lumpur, where connections to Brunei are available. Cebu Pacific flies red-eye flights to Manila.


Accommodation & Transportation

There are many hotels in Brunei to choose from. There are those which are budget friendly and there are those that cost hundreds of Brunei dollars a night. The organiser provides a free bus service between the hotels listed below and the conference venue (20,21,22 November 2017). Please inform us when you have made a booking. If you need help, please contact miwai.conference@utb.edu.bn

Hotels (Gadong Area) Tentative Published Rates Facilities
Easybox Homestay BND 35 to BND 50 Address: No. 4 & 5 First Floor, Block E, Abdul Razak Complex,, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam, Brunei-Muara BE3515 Telephone: +6732420020
Traders Inn BND 55 to BND 80 Address: Block D Lot 11620 1718, Jln Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan Telephone: +673244 2828
Grand City Hotel Single / Twin BND 50
Executive BND 100
Free Wi-Fi access at the lobby area, Complimentary airport pickup.
Ginasuite Kompleks27 Hotel BND 50 to BND 70 Address: Spg 27, Unit3, Kompleks 27, Jln Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan BE2719 Telefon: +673245 7578
Kiulap Plaza Superior Twin BND 80
Deluxe BND 100
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast for two.
Centrepoint Hotel Deluxe Room BND 145
Junior Suite BND 190
Executive BND 330
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast, Free Airport Transfer
The Rizqun International Hotel Deluxe Room BND 165
Grand Deluxe Room BND 190
Premier Deluxe BND 235
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast, Free Airport Transfer
Hotels (Old Town Area) Tentative Published Rates Facilities
Brunei Hotel Superior Room BND 90
Deluxe Room BND 100
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast, Free Airport Transfer
Radisson Hotel Superior Room BND 125
Deluxe Room BND 140
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast, Free Airport Transfer
Badi'ah Hotel Single / Twin BND 95
Superior Twin BND 110-130
Executive BND 150-170
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast, Free shuttle to and from airport
Hotels (Uptown) Tentative Published Rates Facilities
Star Lodge Hotel Single / Twin BND 70
Deluxe BND 95
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast for two.
The Empire Hotel & Country Club Superior Room BND 270
Ocean Room BND 300
Deluxe Room BND 340
Free Wi-Fi access, Breakfast, Complimentary airport pickup
You can book the hotel room yourself or if you wish, we can do it for you. The MIWAI organiser provides a free bus service between selected hotels and the conference venue. More details will be provided in the near future.