Eighth Asian Computing Science Conference, Dec. 10 13, 2003, Mumbai,
Collocated with ICLP'03 and FSTTCS'03.
The phenomenal success of the Internet at the application level may perhaps
primarily be attributed to a few simple but powerful ideas: a client-server
computing model, stateless (or partially stateful) protocols (such as SMTP,
HTTP, Instant Messaging and Presence Protocols), the separation of transport
from content, etc. Fundamental limitations of these ideas are already being
addressed by the development of middleware platforms for distributed applications
(e.g., J2EE, Groove, Jini, .Net). In the future, experience with large-scale
distributed applications may result in well-understood computational models
that are enshrined in programming languages with support for uniform naming,
reflexive operation, fault tolerance, distribution, locality, partially disconnected
operation, persistence, mobility, autonomic operation, spatial aggregation,
continuous streaming, etc.
in the Digital Divide, Regional Conference on Digital GMS, Feb. 26
28, 2003 AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
Accessing information, boosting business, saving time, money and lives. These
and other priorities are on the agenda for bringing the benefits of information
and communications technology closer to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
community. Whereas in the industrialized countries technological advances
have vastly improved the quality, reliability and versatility of information
and communications technology and its applications to economic and social
development, many developing countries lack essential information and communication
technology facilities. The Regional Conference on Digital GMS seeks to address
various factors that continue to foster such digital divide.
Hands-on Multicast Workshop, May 18 20, 2003, AIT, Thailand.
The objectives of the workshop is to push forward the deployment of Multicast
technology in AP region by training network engineers from educational institutions/organizations
within AP region to be proficient in Multicast and be able to engineer Multicast
network in their institutions, in their countries to serve the Internet community.
Since Multicast has become an emerging technology allowing many parties in
the Internet community to share large amount of information at minimum bandwidth,
it has become an important mean of developing Human Resources by sharing the
valued information such as real-time academic courses or on-demand archived
courses. AIT and Internet2 has addressed its importance especially in research
and educational network. AIT, with the support of the Internet2, has organized
this hands-on Multicast workshop, similar to those in I2workshops held in
the US, to accommodate the need of multicast network engineers in AP region.
Mesh Generation in Scientific Computing, by: Damrong
Guoy, Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Wednesday Dec. 3, 2003, 13:30, CSIM #209.
Computational science has been established as the third kind of scientific
methods in addition to theoretical and experimental science. Many techniques
in scientific computing such as finite element, finite difference, and finite
volume need a discretization of a physical domain into a set of simple elements
collectively called a mesh. Mesh generation in three dimensions has been an
active area of research for many years. The talk will first introduce computational
science by an overview of a project called the Center for Simulation of Advanced
Rockets (CSAR). CSAR is a ten-year project funded by the U.S. Department of
Energy as a part of its Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASCI) program.
The second part of the talk will give examples of problems in three-dimensional
mesh generation. This includes structured meshes, unstructured meshes, tetrahedral
meshes, hexahedral meshes, surface meshes, and mesh adaptation. The talk will
conclude with a short presentation of some selected papers of the speaker.
ASIA : An Automatic Annotation Technique for Query-By-Concept
In Image Retrieval System, by: Nualsawat Hiransakolwong, School of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Central Florida
Friday Jan. 17, 2003, 10 11, CSIM #209.
In this paper we introduce ASIA, a sampling-based image annotation technique
for high-level image retrieval. ASIA consists of two phases. In the first
phase we create off-line an annotated image database with high-level image
database with high-level image concepts using low-level image features such
as the colors and structure of sample objects. This annotation technique uses
a new sampling-based matching framework relatively more robust to rotation,
scaling and translation invariants. In the second phase, the user can query
the annotated image database using text-only concepts. We show, by experimental
results, that the ASIA method is significantly better than a recently proposed
alternative Monotonic Tree method. ASIA has the ability to identify more relevant
images, while producing fewer false matches.