2008, Asian Internet Engineering Conference, Nov. 18 – 20,
2008, Bangkok, Thailand.
The 4th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) provides a international
technical forum for experts from industry and academia, especially aiming
at addressing issues pertinent to the Asia and Pacific region with vast diversities
of socio-economic and networking conditions while inviting high quality and
recent research results from the global Internet research community.
AINTEC 2008 follows the three successful editions held in Thailand but, first
time, is in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM. The conference proceedings will
be published by the ACM Digital Library.
The conference is single-track and features a technical program with significant
opportunities for individual and small-group among a diverse set of participants.
The technical sessions will include invited talks by leading experts, presentations
of papers, demos, posters and a pre-conference (19th Asian School on Computer
Science on 15-16 November 2008).
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Future Technology, by Patrick
Doherty, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Linkoping University,
Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2008, 10:00, Milton bender Auditorium.
Due to technological advances and increasing investment, interest in Unmanned
Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as a practical, deployable technological component
in many civil applications is rapidly increasing and becoming a reality, as
are their capabilities and availability. UAV platforms also offer a unique
experimental environment for developing, integrating and experimenting with
many artificial intelligence technologies such as automated planners, knowledge
representation systems, chronicle recognition systems, etc. In this talk I
will describe some of the work being pursued at Linkoping University, Sweden
in this area. Focus will be placed on integration of artificial intelligence
technologies in such systems in the context of civil and commercial applications.
A number of UAV systems developed and deployed by our research group for sophisticated
experimental application scenarios will be demonstrated. Challenges and prospects
for future UAV systems will also be highlighted.
Anytime-Anywhere-Anybody: the Foundations of a Global
University, by Les A. Piegl, Department of Computer Science &
Engineering, University of South Florida.
Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2008, 13:00, CSIM #209.
The current University system is nearly a millennium old (it is believed that
the oldest University was built in the 12th century in Italy). There are several
reasons why the traditional system, that provided a safety net for professors
and students for a long time, is no longer supportable:
the rapid proliferation of internet technology bringing information
to every corner of the world;
the change in the economic landscape and the emergence of third-world
countries demanding access to education and technology;
political uncertainties and security, and their global impacts;
diseases, such as SARS and bird flu, spreading and affecting businesses
global competition in all sectors: business, education as well as government.
Universities are notoriously non-competitive and hence they are not able to
face the challenges of a fast changing world. This talk presents an outline
onhow to turn a University into a global entity, able to stabilize itself
from within and to sustain growth without being overly impacted by the above
mentioned forces. The highlights of the talk are:
major shift in educational models;
from the education of business to the business of education
architecture of a global university;
brain-based learning and its impacts on web-based course design;
humanizing education, the foundation of personalized curricula;
architecture of an e-learning business model;
a proposal for a center for e-learning; and
what would the universities of the future look like?
It is estimated that by 2020 there will be over 200 million people wanting
to get a higher education. Since the current systems are able to handle about
10% of this, there is an urgent need to revolutionize tertiary education.
The talk will be closed by an analysis of the following prediction. In 10-20
years there will be three kinds of universities: the ones with a brand name
will do well,the ones that embrace technology and jump on the globalization
bandwagon will thrive, and the ones that do nothing will probably disappear.
Improving Precision of Office Document Search by Metadata-based
Queries, by Dr. Somchai Chatvichienchai. Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008,
10:15, CSIM #209.
As office documents created by office applications are shared among users
in the enterprises, finding the documents that fit users' needs from disparate
data sources is an essential issue. Search methodology of conventional desktop
search tools is based on keyword occurrences in the documents. Then, these
tools potentially return documents that are not relevant or miss documents
even though they are relevant. This presentation shows how free-text queries
of conventional search engines can be enhanced with metadata describing document
types and field names in order to increase precision of office document search.
A technique that extracts fields and metadata from office documents and generates
a search index which allows users finding out office documents by the enhanced
search queries is introduced.