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ICO 2023 (Onsite Event) October  26-27, 2023


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Innovative global optimization approaches have attracted many research scientists, decision makers, managers, executives, engineers, academicians, officers and practicing researchers in recent years as powerful intelligent computational techniques for solving several complex real-world application problems.

The International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization (ICO’2023) highlights the latest research innovations and applications of algorithms designed for optimization applications within the fields of Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Finance and Economics. Focusing on a variety of methods and systems as well as practical examples, this conference is a significant resource for post graduate-level students, decision makers, and researchers in both public and private sectors who are seeking research-based methods for modeling uncertain and unpredictable real-world problems.

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Workshops/Tutorial Proposals 20 JULY 2023  
Full paper/ Posters/ Demos      25 AUGUST 2023
Acceptance Documentation     15 SEPTEMBER  2023             
Camera ready deadline             02 OCTOBER 2023                  



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All accepted and reviewed papers will be published by Springer and made available through Springer-Link Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

Paper Submission

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Proceedings Publication

The proceeding is submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: ERA, CPCI Web of Science,  DBLP, Google Scholar, Clarivate Web of Science, Cross Ref, Scopus, as well as Springer Book Series. The accepted and reviewed papers of ICO 2023 will be published in the Springer Nature LNNS.
Best and high quality papers will be selected and reviewed by IPC in order to publish extended version of the paper in SCOPUS and WoS/ISI/ESCI journals



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All fees will be collected in US dollars

Standard Registration  
Student Registration    
Additional Paper
(maximum 2 papers)    
Listener Registration
150 USD
100 USD    

050 USD   
100  USD
Please kindly contact us for more details at Professional Official

Keynote Speakers

 Packing Problems: Mathematical Modeling and Nonlinear Optimization

Professor Dr. Tetyana Romanova

University of Leeds, Maurice Keyworth Building, Leeds University Business School, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

Professor Tatiana Romanova received her M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (KNURE), Ukraine; Ph.D. and Dr.Sci. (Habilitation) in Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods from the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev. She is a Head of the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Optimal Design at the Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and visiting professor of Leeds University Business School at the University of Leeds. She is an author of numerous research papers focused on the development of geometric tools, mathematical models and optimization algorithms for solving packing, cutting, layout and covering problems. Her research was supported by grants from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (GIO), STCU, the Volkswagen Foundations, the British Academy. She was invited as a visiting professor at universities of Dresden (Germany), Cardiff (Wales), Porto, (Portugal), Southampton (UK), Monterrey, Mexico (Mexico). She is a member of ESICUP, EWG EURO, OPTISAD.

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Metaheuristics in Structural Control and Optimization

Dr. Sinan Melih Nigdeli

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
Istanbul University - Ceraahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey

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Sinan Melih Nigdeli, Professor, is a researcher in Mechanics Division of Civil Engineering at Istanbul University - Cerrahpaşa. He obtained his DPhil in Structural Engineering from Istanbul Technical University with a thesis subject of active control. He coorganized 15th EU-ME Workshop: Metaheuristic and Engineering in Istanbul. About optimization, he organized several mini-symposiums or special sections in prestigious international events such as 12th International Congress on Mechanics (HSTAM2019), 9th International Congress on Computational Mechanics (GRACM 2018), the Biennial International Conference on Engineering Vibration (ICoEV-2015), 3rd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2015), 11th. World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM2014), International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences Optimization (OPTI 2014), 11th Biennial International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP2013), 3rd European Conference of Civil Engineering and 10th, 11th and 15th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM). He co-edited Metaheuristics and Optimization in Civil Engineering and other titles published by Springer and IGI Global. He is one of the guest editors in 2017 special issue of KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. He co-chaired 6th International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications (ICHSA 2020). He has authored more than 300 papers for journals and scientific events.

Tourist Recommender System Based on Multidimensional Analysis and Data Modeling: A Case Study of Nepal

Assoc. Prof. Deepanjal Shrestha (PhD)

Pokhara University, Nepal, School of Engineering

Deepanjal Shrestha is an associate professor at the School of Engineering, Pokhara University, Nepal. Currently, Dr. Shrestha is deputed to the School of Business at Pokhara University, where he plays a vital role as the Program Coordinator of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. He has served as the head of the ICT Division at the Office of the Controller of Examinations at Pokhara University, where he was involved in the design and implementation of e-PoU Exam Management Software and the Digital Surveillance System of the Office of the Controller of Examinations. With a strong background in computer science and technology, he holds a Ph.D. from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Nanjing, China. Assoc. Prof. Shrestha's expertise spans multiple domains, including management information systems, software engineering, digital ecosystems, and service engineering. Currently, Dr. Shrestha is deeply involved in a groundbreaking research endeavor focused on designing and implementing a digital tourism business ecosystem for Nepal. This collaborative research project, conducted in partnership with Nepal Tourism, holds tremendous potential for the country's tourism industry. By leveraging digital technologies and innovative strategies, this ecosystem aims to transform and optimize the tourism sector, ultimately boosting economic growth and sustainability in Nepal.

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Optimization of Synthesis Parameters for the Development of New Material

Dr Ranjan Kumar Ghadai

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim, India

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Ghadai, a distinguished professor in Computational Material Science, has a rich track record with a PhD in Computational Material Science. Over his 9-year career, he has amassed an impressive portfolio with more than 65 SCI/SCOPUS articles, 4 edited book volumes, and a commendable h-index of 20, underpinned by 900+ citations. A seasoned speaker, Dr. Ghadai has delivered 20+ expert lectures and holds editorial positions with 2 respected journals. His research expertise lies in thin film coating deposition, Process Optimization, Multi Criteria Decision Making, Metal Matrix Composites, marking him as a leading voice in these fields.

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Green Computing Towards Sustainable Development: Past, Present, and Future Research

Dr. Ahmed Wasif Reza

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
Additional Director, Quality Assurance, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
East West University, Bangladesh

Ahmed Wasif Reza (Ph.D., M.Eng.Sc., B.Sc. Engg. (Hons.), CEng (UK) is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), East West University (EWU), Bangladesh. Moreover, he is currently the Additional Director, Quality Assurance, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). Additionally, he is also serving as Moderator of the EWU Robotics Club and Advisor of the IEEE Computer Society, Student Branch Chapter, EWU. Besides, he is a Professional Activity Coordinator, IEEE Computer Society Bangladesh Chapter, 2023. He was also appointed as Chairperson as well as Acting Chairperson of the CSE department until August 2019. He is the Chair of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Committee of the Department of CSE, East West University. Being an academic staff, he is actively involved in teaching, research, accreditation, and development works of the department. Previously, he was attached to the University of Malaya, Malaysia (which is the no. 1 public research university in Malaysia and a top 100 QS World Ranking University) for almost 8 years where his last position was Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Professor Wasif has vast experience in Outcome Based Education (OBE) and was actively involved with this (together with accreditation exercises and curriculum review committee) during his attachment with the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Additionally, he was the key resource person and trainer of various workshops and seminars on OBE at East West University and other universities in Bangladesh. He is serving as a member of the Evaluation Team (ET) for the Accreditation of different programs of various universities, appointed by the Board of Accreditation for Engineering and Technical Education (BAETE), The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh. He also has vast experience in supervising and examining Ph.D., Masters (M.Eng.Sc. by research and M.Eng by course work), and Undergraduate students. He received the “Excellence Award for Ph.D. graduation on time”. He received “Dean’s Award” in teaching several times. He also received the “Excellence in Services Award” from the University of Malaya. 

He has been working in the field of Radio frequency identification (RFID), Wireless communications, Biomedical image processing, Bioimaging, Bioinformatics, Optimization, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Robotics and Internet of Things, Green Computing/IT and Sustainable Development, Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), Biomedical signal Processing, and Electromagnetics, for almost 18 years, both in industrial exposure and academically research valued work. He has authored and co-authored several Science Citation Index (SCI)/Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus-indexed journals and conference papers (about 175 papers; h-index: 23; citations: 2054). Besides, he is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK. He is also a member of the IEEE Professional Member and IEEE Computer Society. He has also participated as a Chair, reviewer, and committee member of several SCI/ISI journals and conferences. He is heavily involved with contributing to societies and professional activities. 

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Activation Functions and Sample Sizes on the Performance of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Models through Simulation

Professor Dr. Daniel Maposa (PhD, PGDHET, Pr.Sci.Nat.)

Department of Statistics and Operations Research, School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, University of Limpopo

Professor Dr. Daniel Maposa is a distinguished Professor of Statistics and Head of Department for the Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Limpopo. He holds a PhD degree in Statistics with specialisation in Extreme Value Theory (EVT) from University of Limpopo, a certificate in Doctoral Supervision from Stellenbosch University, a certificate in Research Ethics and Integrity from University of Witwatersrand, and Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and Technology (PGDHET) from Durban University of Technology. He is the Chairperson of the Turfloop Ethics Research Committee (TREC) which is the committee responsible for human research ethics in the University. Prof Dr. Maposa is a rated researcher and registered Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat.) in both Statistical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences, and is a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and South African Statistical Association (SASA) where he is also the Vice-Chairperson of the SASA EVT special interest group. He has published several journal research articles in internationally accredited journals including Springer Nature, Elsevier, Copernicus Publications, among others, and two book chapters. He has attended conferences and presented his research work globally in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, China, Switzerland, Brazil, Morocco, Botswana and Malaysia. Most of his international conference travels were being sponsored by the World Bank Trust Fund. 

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Keynote Speakers
Plenary Speakes

Plenary Speakers


Professor Dr. Elias Munapo

North West University

South Africa

Elias Munapo is a Professor of Operations Research at the North West University in South Africa. He has a PHD in Operations Research from NUST (Zimbabwe), a certificate in outcomes-based assessment in Higher Education and Open distance learning from UNISA (South Africa) and another certificate in University Education Induction Programme from UKZN (South Africa). Elias Munapo is a South African certified SACNASP scientist and is also NRF rated South African researcher. In, addition Professor Munapo has supervised to completion 15 doctoral students, published over 120 articles and has received two international awards. His research interests are in the general area of mathematical programming. Some two notable outputs from his research are the proof that NP=P and the branch, cut & free algorithm which he proposed. Professor Munapo showed that the general linear binary model can be solved in polynomial time which settled the open problem that NP=P. The branch, cut & free algorithm for the general linear integer model resulted from his suggestion that freeing a variable in linear integer models can also reduce the complexity. He is a member of the Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA - Executive Committee Member 2012 and 2013), European Conference on Operational Research (EURO) and the International Federations of Operations Research Societies (IFORS). Professor munapo has reviewed for the world’s top journals and is currently a guest editor for the journals: Applied Sciences and Algorithms.

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Forecasting Day Ahead Spot Electricity Prices 

Dr. Girish G P
ICFAI Business School (IBS) Bangalore
IFHE University (a Deemed-to-be-University under Sec 3 of UGC Act 1956)


Dr. Girish G P's professional experience spans over a period of 13+ years and he is currently Dean (Academics) for Undergraduate programs at ICFAI Business School (IBS) Bangalore, Off-Campus Center of IFHE University (a Deemed-to-be-University under Sec 3 of UGC Act 1956), India. Dr. Girish G P has obtained his bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University Visveswaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore University; Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and his Doctorate in Management (Energy Finance) from IBS Hyderabad [AACSB Accredited], IFHE University. Prior to moving to Bangalore campus he worked as an Associate Professor (Finance) at IBS Hyderabad [AACSB Accredited]. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia and also pursued a semester of his MBA in Adelaide, Australia under complete Scholarship (Study Abroad Program-IBS Adelaide-University of South Australia (UniSA)).

Dr. Girish G P is a recipient of prestigious AIMS Ramaswamy P. Aiyar Best Young Teacher Award 2021 conferred by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) India which is the largest networking body of B-Schools and is the official representative of Indian Management Schools in India with many top class institutions as Members like IIMs, ISB, ASCI, Xavier Institutions, ICFAI, Welingkar, NMIMS, MDI, S P Jain etc.. He is also a recipient of IBSAF Best Faculty Guide Award for 2017, 2019 and 2022. Dr. Girish G P has consultancy exposure with organizations such as Cognizant Technologies, SeAH Steel - Republic of Korea, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd, Tortoise Advisory LLP, ReNew Power [a NASDAQ listed company], Climate Connect and for MGNCRE, MHRD, Government of India.
Dr. Girish G P is currently a Reviewer/Guest Referee for world renowned Journals such as Energy Journal (IAEE, USA), Energy Policy (Elsevier, UK), International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (Elsevier, Netherlands), Energy Strategy Reviews (Elsevier, Netherlands), International Journal of Green Energy (Taylor & Francis, USA), Cogent Business and Management (Cogent OA-Taylor & Francis, UK) and Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer, Germany). Dr. Girish G P is also a Consulting Editor for ICFAI University Press (IUP) Journal of Applied Finance.


 Blockchain Technology: Transforming Industries through Trust, Security, and Optimization

Dr. S B Goyal 
Director, Faculty of information Technology, City University, Malaysia

Dr S B Goyal had completed PhD in the Computer Science & Engineering from Banasthali University, Rajasthan, INDIA in 2012 and served many institutions in many different academic and administrative positions. He is holding 20+ years of work experience at national and international level. He has peerless inquisitiveness and enthusiasm to get abreast with the latest development in the IT field. He has good command over Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 technologies like Big-Data, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain, Cloud Computing etc. He is the first one to introduce IR 4.0 including Blockchain technology in the academic curriculum in Malaysian Universities. He had participated as a speaker in the Bloconomic 2019 event on Blockchain and World AI Show 2021 event on AI. He had participated in many panel discussions on IR 4.0 technologies at academia as well as industry platforms. He is serving as a reviewer or guest editors in many International Journals published by IEEE, Inderscience, IGI Global, Springer. He is contributing as an Editor, Co-Editor in many Scopus books. He is an IEEE Senior member since 2013. He had contributed in many Scopus/ SCI Journal/ conferences. He is holding 10+ International Patents/ copyrights from Australia, Germany and India.  He had received many academic excellence awards at National and International level. Currently, Dr Goyal is holding the position of Director, Faculty of Information Technology, City University, MALAYSIA. His current research interest areas are Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Data Mining & warehousing, Method Engineering etc.  

Multidisciplinary Research in Computing and Optimization for Sustainable Development 

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, Dean, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh

MOHAMMAD S. AREFIN is serving as the Dean, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Chattogram, Bangladesh. Earlier he was the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CUET. Prof. Arefin received his Doctor of Engineering Degree in Information Engineering from Hiroshima University, Japan with the support of the scholarship of MEXT, Japan. As a part of his doctoral research, Dr. Arefin was with IBM Yamato Software Laboratory, Japan. His research includes privacy-preserving data publishing and mining, distributed and cloud computing, big data management, multilingual data management, semantic web, green computing, and IT for agriculture and the environment. Dr. Arefin has more than 150 referred publications in international journals, book series, and conference proceedings. He is a senior member of IEEE, Member of ACM, Fellow of IEB and BCS. Dr. Arefin is the General Chair of BIM 2023 and IEEE CS BDC Summer Symposium 2023, Organizing Chair of BIM 2021; TPC Chair, ECCE 2017; Organizing Co-Chair, ECCE 2019; and Organizing Chair, BDML 2020. Dr. Arefin visited Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bhutan, Singapore, South Korea, Egypt, India, Saudi Arabia, Nepal and China for different professional and social activities.

Applications of Deep Learning in Language Processing Tasks

Professor  Mohammed Moshiul Hoque

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

M. Moshiul Hoque serves as a professor in the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and Director of Sheikh Kamal IT Business Incubator at Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET). He served as head of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, CUET. Dr. Hoque received Ph. D in Information & Computer Sciences from Saitama University (Japan), M.Sc. Engg. in CSE from BUET and B. Sc. Engg. in EEE from CUET, respectively. He is the founding director of CUET Natural Language Processing (NLP) Lab. Currently, Prof. Hoque is acting as the Chair of the IEEE Bangladesh Section. He has published more than 165 publications in several International Journals and Conferences. His research works are awarded to several international conferences, such as HIS 2011, EICT 2013, IEMIS 2018, ICO 2019, ICIoTCT 2020 and CONSTRAINT-AAAI 2021, ICCIT 2022, and IEEE WIECON-ECE 2022. 

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Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Dr. Kanak Kalita, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology and 
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Ghadai, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
Dr. Him Lal Gautam
Pokhara University
Prof. PhD. Gebrail Bekdaş 
Assoc. Prof. PhD. Sinan Melih Nigdeli 
Department of Civil Engineering,
Istanbul University 

Workshop / Tutorials

Hollow Out The Insights of Data for Decision
Associate Prof. Dr. J. Joshua Thomas

UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

J. Joshua Thomas is an Associate Professor at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia since 2008. He obtained his PhD (Intelligent Systems Techniques) in 2015 from University Sains Malaysia, Penang, and Master’s degree in 1999 from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. From July to September 2005, he worked as a research assistant at the Artificial Intelligence Lab in University Sains Malaysia. From March 2008 to March 2010, he worked as a research associate at the same University. Currently, he is working with Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Analytics, Deep Learning, specially targeting on Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and Bi-directional Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) for image tagging with embedded natural language processing, End to end steering learning systems and GAN. His work involves experimental research with software prototypes and mathematical modelling and design He is an editorial board member for the Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering (IJEOE), and invited guest editor for Journal of Visual Languages Communication (JVLC-Elsevier). Recently with Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (Elsevier). He has published more than 40 papers in leading international conference proceedings and peer reviewed journals.








Steering Committee

Prof. Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar, Universidad Panamericana,  Mexico

Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University, Mexico
Dr. Rustem Popa, Dunarea de Jos University, Romania
Dr. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

General Chair
Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN Research Centre, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Honorary Chairs

Prof. Gerhard Wilhelm Weber, Poznan University of Technology, Poland 

Prof. Rustem Popa, “Dunarea de Jos” University in Galati, Romania
Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University (UANL), Mexico
Prof. Jose Antonio Marmolejo, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Prof. Celso da Cruz Carneiro Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Prof. Rolly Intan, Petra Christian University, Indonesia

TPC Chairs

Dr. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

Prof. Jose Antonio Marmolejo-Saucedo, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Publication Chairs

Prof. Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University (UANL), Mexico

Special Session Chairs

Dr. Nguyen Tan Cam, University of Information Technology, Vietnam 

Dr. Girish G. P., IFHE University, India

PhD Track Chair & Panel Chair
Dr. Vladimir Panchenko, Russian University of Transport, Russia
Dr. Ranjan Kumar Ghadai, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, India

Publicity & Social Media Chairs

Dr. Kolentino Mpeta, North West University, South Africa
Dr. Deepanjal Shrestha, Pokhara University, Nepal


Posters & Demos Chairs

Prof. Elias Munapo, North West University, South Africa
Dr. Sinan Melih Nigdeli, Istanbul University- Cerrahpasa, Turkey

Workshop & Tutorial Chairs

Prof. Ravindra Boojhawon, University of Technology, Mauritius

Dr. Martin Chanza, North West University, South Africa

Sponsorship & Exhibition Chairs

Dr. Anirban Banik, National Institute of Technology Sikkim, India

Mr. K C Choo, CO2 Networks, Malaysia

Baitong Hotel & Resort

Ms. Alxis Tolentino, Baitong Hotel and Resort, Phnom Penh


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No. 10, St. 282, Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang I (BKK1),
Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia, 12302
Tel: +855 23 223 838

No.10, St. 282, BKK 1, Chamkarmon 
Phnom Penh
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