Maziani Sabudin, Mdm.

  • Maziani 

  • Senior Lecturer

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    School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang

    Research Cluster

    Service Computing

  • Research Interest

    Dynamic Knowledge Representation for E-Learning Applications


    Logic Programming & Object Oriented Programming


B.Sc. Computer Science - University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

M.Sc. Computer Science - Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, U.S.A.



Dynamic Knowledge Representation for E-Learning Applications

The main interest is to investigate the development of Internet-based teaching and learning applications, both for education and training purposes, and application of e-learning algorithmic and knowledge representation. Information resources play an important role in almost every Internet services, and especially in E-Learning (Internet-based teaching and learning). Functionalities like information search and retrieval are a must. But, in the case of E-Learning, such functionalities need to be complemented by taking into account issues like, for instance, learning objectives, pedagogical approaches and learner profile. Thus, there is a context for retrieving information. It is necessary to define which learning materials are relevant to a particular user, who wants to learn about a particular subject. To determine which of the materials available in the courseware database are relevant, two components should be considered. Firstly, the set of subjects associated to each material should be identified. Thus, there needs to be a way to classify and organize materials in terms of knowledge domains. Secondly, the learning context should be identified, since the learning goals and pedagogical models may impact on the way materials are structured and consequently, on the definition of relevant links.

This leads to an approach supporting a process of discovering the underlying knowledge structure and generating the relationships between learning materials that are part of the courseware knowledge. The use of fuzzy clustering to build such dynamic knowledge representation is being investigated, thus leads to an approach to organize E-Learning materials according to knowledge domains, by means of fuzzy clustering analysis.



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Alzahri, F.B.B., Sabudin, M. Vehicle Tracking Device (2016) 4th IGNITE Conference and 2016 International Conference on Advanced Informatics: Concepts, Theory and Application, ICAICTA 2016, , pp. -. DOI: 10.1109/ICAICTA.2016.7803080


Zarro, R.D., Yusof, U.K., Sabudin, M. Maintenance cost optimization with replacement policy using island model and harmony search (2015) ICIC Express Letters, 9 (3), pp. 713-720. DOI:

Sabudin, M., Che Othman, A.H., Osman, A., Yusof, U.K. Improving colour contrast of images for colour deficient individual (2015) ICIC Express Letters, 9 (4), pp. 983-988. DOI:


Lee, H.W., Sabudin, M., Idrus, R., Osman, M.A., Kruahong, T., Leanjay, N. Exploring the key determinants of successful ICT innovation adoption: A case study of a fishing community in Thailand (2014) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 279 LNEE, pp. 643-648. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41674-3_92


Othman, A.H.C., Sabudin, M. A study of colour transformation for colour deficient individual (2013) Proceeding - 2013 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2013, , pp. 328-333. DOI: 10.1109/SCOReD.2013.7002601


Khalid, M.N.A., Yusof, U.K., Sabudin, M. Solving flexible manufacturing system distributed scheduling problem subject to maintenance using harmony search algorithm (2012) Conference on Data Mining and Optimization, , pp. 73-79. DOI: 10.1109/DMO.2012.6329801


Osman, M.A., Talib, A.Z., Sabudin, M., Lee, W.P. GreenEve2Peace: An advising and scheduling management platform for farming community (2011) Recent Researches in Software Engineering, Parallel and Distributed Systems - 10th WSEAS International Conference on Software Engineering, Parallel and Distributed Systems, SEPADS'11, , pp. 90-95. DOI:


Ching, S.-L., Sabudin, M. Website image colour transformation for the colour blind (2010) ICCTD 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, Proceedings, , pp. 255-259. DOI: 10.1109/ICCTD.2010.5645874

Ching, S.-L., Sabudin, M. A study of color transformation on website images for the color blind (2010) World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 62, pp. 808-811. DOI:


Ismail, A., Sulaiman, S., Sabudin, M. Perspectives on knowledge sharing system for special interest group (SIG): Culture, power issues and user interface (2009) ICCTD 2009 - 2009 International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, 1, pp. 416-420. DOI: 10.1109/ICCTD.2009.181

Mohamed, H., Sulaiman, S., Sabudin, M. A hybrid of rule and frame based approach in solving hajj complex problems (2009) SoCPaR 2009 - Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition, , pp. 466-471. DOI: 10.1109/SoCPaR.2009.96

Lee, W.P., Osman, M.A., Sabudin, M. Design of an intelligent route planning system using an enhanced A*-search algorithm (2009) Proceedings - 2009 3rd Asia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, AMS 2009, , pp. 40-44. DOI: 10.1109/AMS.2009.132


Ismail, A., Sulaiman, S., Sabudin, M., Sulaiman, S. A point-based semi-automatic expertise classification (PBaSE) method for knowledge management of an online special interest group (2008) Proceedings - International Symposium on Information Technology 2008, ITSim, 2, pp. -. DOI: 10.1109/ITSIM.2008.4631650

Sulaiman, S., Ismail, A., Khader, A.T., Sabudin, M., Sulaiman, S. A classification and visualization approach for knowledge management of a special interest group (2008) Proceedings of the 4th IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology, ACST 2008, , pp. 31-36. DOI:


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