Sunday, November 30, 2008

Notes (Day 1): SEAIP 2008 and 4th PRAGMA Institute (NCHC, Taichung, Taiwan)


NOTES:


Southeast Asia '08: International Joint Research and Training Program in High-Performance Computing Applications and Networking Technology

4th PRAGMA Institute
Pacific Rim Applications and PRAGMA Institute

December 1-5, 2008
NCHC, Taiwan

PRAGMA =
A Practical Collaborative Framework

http://www.prgam-grid.net/

  • streaming underwater video

  • bridging grid islands

  • integrating SCMS web and Condor

  • - PRAGMA CA and VOMS

  • MURPA


Working Groups: Organize Activities

Resources

Biosciences

Telescience

GEO


Framework for Collaboration


Resources: Activ middleware improvement and exchange

Biosciences: Avian Flu Grid

Telescience: Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON); CREON

Telescience and GEO

Education: PRIME; PRIUS; MURPA; use of HD VTC

Training: PRAGMA Institutes


From PRAGMA to CEPERC: An Opportunity from Success to Excellence


Continuous Evolvement of Community Building

Pacific Rim 32 Institute Members



KEYNOTE TALK:


“New Frontiers in Science and Education:

Cyber-Enabled Environment''


William Y. B.Cheng, PhD

Program Director

Office of International Science and Engineering

and Office of Cyberinfrastructure

wychang@nsf.gov

National Science Foundation


GLORIAD


Global-Ring Network for Advanced


VO: International R&E Network


Vision: People anywhere can do research

LOOKING (Laboratory of Ocean ..)

http://www.pragma-grid.net/


Work with science teams to advance


Integrated Cyberinfrastructure

Layers:


Global Collaboration

Grid Middleware

Cybersecurity

Infrastructure

Globus org Downloads

Nov 2006


UCSD Osaka University Collaboration


Global LakeEcological Observation

Avian Bird Flu in Qinghhai Lake, Qinghai Province, May 2005

Taiwan National Grid

Earthquake Engineering Grid

Flood MitigationGrid

Water Resource Agnecy

Real-Time Video Monitoring River and Reservoir Stage

24 hours a day~200 sites

Influence of Resetting Events for Lake Metabolism


A Near Future 3D Stereo Fiber-Optic Eneabled Ocean Observatory


Coral Reef Environmental Obervatory Network (CREON)


GBR, UCSB


http://www.coralreef.org/


ReefBot is a mobile sensor nerok


Digital Reef Mapping


POWER OF CEYBERLEARNING


  1. Bringing people, information, togethere in the samepalce at the same time


PRIME Students


Global Cyberbridge

University of Sao Paulo's School of the Future (Brazil)

Knowledge triangle


education, research, innovation


Cyber-Eucation: PostDoc, Visit Master Courses


NSC Southeast Asia Program


Globalization:

Two New Developments


Information Technology

The World is Flat


  • distance is not an issue anymore


Global Knowledge Economy


More closely integrated global economy

Competition for Global Resources and Talent

New Knowledge Economy


Increase R&D Investment


Education


Infrastructure


Note: Every 7 to 10 years, new directions come in (e.g., MP3)


Equation for prosperity



Talent + Education

New discoveries

Innovation + new products and services

High quality jobs + greater productivity

Sustained Growth

Sustained economic growth depends on Science and Technology

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Talk: Using Technology to Preserve Cultural Heritage

cisa3.cali2.net

Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Arts, Architecture and Archaeology

3D Modelling with Structured Light

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

ISGC 2009: International Symposium on Grid Computing (Taipei, Taiwan)

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ISGC 2009
International Symposium on Grid Computing
April 21-23, 2009
Academia SinicaTaipei, Taiwan


It is our pleasure to announce that the International Symposium on Grid Computing (ISGC) 2009 will be held at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan from 21 to 23 April 2009.

Organized by ASGC since 2002, ISGC is stepping into the 8th year of this grand event. ISGC is one of the most significant annual international events in Asia Pacific region that brings together scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange ideas, to present on challenges, solutions and future development issues in the field of Grid Computing.
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2nd Conference on Drug Development for the Third World 2009 (Trieste, Italy)

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Website: http://www.sissa.it/sbp/DDTW2009/conference.htm

2nd Conference on
Drug Development for the Third World
from Computational Molecular Biology to Experimental Approaches


International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Trieste, Italy
1-5 June 2009


The aim of the event is to bring together distinguished scientists from all over the world, and in particular from third world countries, such as Indonesia, Mexico, East Europe.

With this second edition, the Organizers intend to create a specific web site, and this Conference will serve as a platform to gather course offerings in bioinformatics, docking, biotechnology, and other computer-intensive areas.

It will also serve to link together both students and faculty, to encourage future involvement for further exchange and mutual research.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Mathematical Neuroscience 2009 (Edinburgh, UK)

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http://icms.org.uk/workshops/mathneuro2009

Mathematical Neuroscience
Mar 23, 2009 - Mar 25, 2009
Royal Society of Edinburgh,

22-26 George Street, Edinburgh

Organisers/Name/Institution

Coombes, Stephen
University of Nottingham

Timofeeva, Yulia
University of Warwick

Training Workshop Organiser

Dr Mark van Rossum, University of Edinburgh

This is the second annual meeting of the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network.

The network is focussed on using mathematics as the primary tool for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms responsible for experimentally observed behaviour in the applied neurosciences.

This three-day conference will provide an overview of the current state of research in mathematical approaches to neuroscience, bringing together both physical and life scientists.

Drawing together the field in this way will allow for a critical discussion of the relevant experimental facts and of various mathematical methods and techniques that have been successfully applied to date.

Importantly, it will draw attention to, and help develop, those pieces of mathematical theory which are likely to be relevant to future studies of the brain.

The meeting will consist of invited speakers, core members and registered participants. In addition, the schedule will allow for a number of poster presentations.

This event is sponsored by the EPSRC via the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network

Invited speakers

Ad Aertsen
Michael Breakspear
Carson Chow
Geoff Goodhill
Vincent Hakim
Viktor Jirsa
Carlo Laing
Peter Latham
Andre Longtin
Stefano Panzeri
David Pinto
Horacio Rotstein
Andrey Shilnikov
Dan Tranchina
Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
Carl Van Vreeswijk

Participation

To register your interest in attending this workshop please use this application form.

Invited speakers will receive an e-mail invitation.

Venue

The meeting will be held at the the Royal Society of Edinburgh,
22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.

The Conference Room is equipped with an OHP, data projector and flipchart.

Registration

Registration will take place from 08.45 - 09.30, on Monday 23 March, in the foyer of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Registration fee

The registration fee for this meeting is 80.00 GBP.

Meals and Refreshments Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided at the venue.

A Conference Dinner will take place on Tuesday 24 March at 19.00.

Accommodation Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of Edinburgh accommodation of various sorts and prices is available here .

Financial AssistanceSome financial assistance is available to assist graduate students who attend BOTH the training workshop and the conference.. Applicants should provide a brief résumé including degrees and at least one recommendation letter explaining their suitability for the activity. The résumé and letter should be e-mailed to Irene Moore. Students requesting financial support will be notified by 6 February 2009.

Training WorkshopA one-day training workshop for PhD students and post-docs entitled “An introduction to Mathematical Neuroscience” will take place prior to the meeting on Sunday 22 March at the University of Edinburgh. This will be organised by Mark van Rossum and will comprise a series of 'primer' lectures designed to introduce the concepts that will be covered in the main conference.

The workshop will run from 12.30 until 18.00 on Sunday 22 March in the Forrest Hill Building, 5 Forrest Hill, Edinburgh EH1 2QL. map

HPCC 2009 (Seoul, Korea)

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The 11th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-09)

http://www.sersc.org/HPCC2009

June 25-27, 2009
Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Distinguished papers accepted and presented in HPCC 2009, after further revisions, will be published in the special issues of the following international journals:

Journal of Supercomputing (JoS) - Springer (SCI)
Computers & Mathematics with Applications (CMA) - Elsevier (SCI)
The Knowledge Engineering Review (KER) - Cambridge University Press (SCI)
Computer Communications (CC) - Elsevier (SCI-E)
Journal of Internet Technology (JIT)- Ministry of Education , Taiwan (SCI-E)
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CC&PE) - John Wiley & Sons (SCI-E)
Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (JIM) - Springer (SCI-E)

With the rapid growth in computing and communications technology, the past decade has witnessed a proliferation of powerful parallel and distributed systems and an ever increasing demand for practice of high performance computing and communications (HPCC). HPCC has moved into the mainstream of computing and has become a key technology in determining future research and development activities in many academic and industrial branches, especially when the solution of large and complex problems must cope with very tight timing schedules.
The HPCC-2009 conference is the 11th edition of the highly successful International Conference on High Performance and Communications(HPCC). It provides a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address the resulting profound challenges and to present and discuss their new ideas, research results, applications and experience on all aspects of high performance computing and communications.
HPCC-09 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), previously held as HPCC-08 (DaLian, China, September 2008), HPCC-07 (Houston, USA, September 2007), HPCC-06 (Munich, Germany, September 2006), HPCC-05 (Naples, Italy, September 2005), HPCN-04 (Tokyo, Japan, December 2004), PACT-SHPSEC03 (New Orleans, USA, September 2003), PACT-SHPSEC02 (Charlottesville, USA, September 2002), HPCA-01 (Nova Scotia, Canada, November 2001), HPNCA-00(Delft, The Netherlands, May 2000), HPNCA-99 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 1999).

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HiCOMB 2009 (Rome, Italy)

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HiCOMB 2009
Eighth IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology
Monday, May 25, 2009 Rome, Italy

(Held in conjunction with the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium)

Website: http://www.hicomb.org/

HiCOMB Online Proceedings

HiCOMB 2009 Call For Papers

Computational Biology is fast emerging as an important discipline for academic research and industrial application. The large size of biological data sets, inherent complexity of biological problems and the ability to deal with error-prone data all result in large run-time and memory requirements. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of latest research in developing high-performance computing solutions to problems arising from molecular biology. We are especially interested in parallel algorithms, memory-efficient algorithms, large scale data mining techniques, and design of high-performance software. The workshop will feature contributed papers as well as invited talks from reputed researchers in the field.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Bioinformatic databases
Computational genomics
Computational proteomics
DNA assembly, clustering, and mapping
Gene expression and microarrays
Gene identification and annotation
Parallel algorithms for biological analysis
Parallel architectures for biological applications
Molecular evolution
Molecular sequence analysis
Phylogeny reconstruction algorithms
Protein structure prediction and modeling
String data structures and algorithms
Submission guidelines:

Papers reporting on original research (both theoretical and experimental) in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology are sought. Surveys of important recent results and directions are also welcome.

To submit a paper, upload a postscript or PDF copy of the paper here.

The paper should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (US Letter or A4 size) in 11pt font or larger.

All papers will be reviewed. IEEE CS Press will publish the IPDPS symposium and workshop abstracts as a printed volume. The complete symposium and workshop proceedings will also be published by IEEE CS Press on CD-ROM and will also be available in the IEEE Digital Library.

Authors of selected papers from the workshop will be invited to
submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a
special issue of a reputed journal.

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
on High-Performance Computational Biology

Important Dates

Workshop Paper Due:

November 30, 2008 (Extended Deadline)

Author Notification:

December 25, 2008

Camera-ready Paper Due:
February 15, 2009

Workshop Co-Chairs
Srinivas Aluru Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engg. and Lawrence H. Baker

Center for Bioinformatics & Biological Statistics Iowa State University 3227 Coover Hall Ames, IA 50011, USA Phone: +1.515.294.3539Email:
aluru@iastate.edu

David A. Bader
College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 30332 USA Phone: +1.404.894.3152 Email:


bader@cc.gatech.edu
Program Chair
Michela TauferDept. of Computer and Information Sciences University of Delaware 103 Smith Hall Newark, DE 19716 USA Phone: +1.302.831.0071 Email:


taufer@acm.org
Program Committee
Dmitry A. Afonnikov, Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk and Novosibirsk State University (Russia)
Pratul K. Agarwal, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
Nancy Amato, Texas A&M University (USA)
Roger Armen, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (USA)
Georg Fuellen, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald (Germany)
Concettina Guerra, Georgia Tech (USA) and University of Padova (Italy)
Ming-Ying Leung, University of Texas at El Paso (USA)
Mark Miller, San Diego Supercomputer Center (USA)
Aiichiro Nakano, University of South California (USA)
Sandeep Patel, University of Delaware (USA)
Geppino Pucci, University of Padova (Italy)
Jacques Rougemont, EPFL (Switzerland)
Alexandros Stamatakis, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
Bertil Schmidt, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Heiko Schroder, RMIT University (Australia)
John Stone, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Wing-Kin Sung, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Jim Tisdall, DuPont (USA)
Chau-Wen Tseng, University of Maryland, College Park (USA)
For up-to-date information about this workshop, please visit http://www.hicomb.org/.
Call for Papers for HiCOMB 2009:
ASCII Format
PDF Format

National Center for High-Performance Computing (Taiwan)

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Website: http://www.nchc.org.tw/en/

From its inception in 1991, the Taiwan's National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)'s goal has continuously been to become a HPC center of international caliber. In 2003 NCHC officially transitioned into a non-profit organization under Taiwan's National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL). NCHC plays a leading role in Taiwan's HPC, storage, networking, and platform integration future. In order to provide more complete and professional HPC-related services to all of Taiwan, NCHC has established three business units. They are located in Hsinchu, Taichung, and Tainan, Taiwan. NCHC's mission is service, research, and education. In order to guarantee the quality of our services to clients, NCHC obtained ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management certification and the ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management certification.

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SEAIP 2008: Program of Activities

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Link: http://www.nchc.org.tw/event/2008/southeast_asia/program.php

Center of Excellence of Pacific Rim in Cyber Education and Research Collaboration

CEPERC

SEAIP 2008

December 1rd, 2008~December 5th, 2008 @ NCHC, Taichung, Taiwan

Day 1 (Dec.1 Monday) ─ Resources & Emerging Computing Paradigm
Session 1 @ The 3D Theater
9:00-9:30
Welcome Opening
‧NSC delegate
‧Dr. Joe Juang, President, National Applied Research laboratories (NARL)
‧Dr. Eugene Yeh, Director, National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)
‧Dr. Peter Arzberger, Chair, Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) (VTC)
9:30-10:20
Keynote: (moderator: Whey-Fone Tsai)
New Frontiers in Science and Education: Cyber-enabled Environments ─ Dr. William Y. Chang, NSF
10:20-10:30
10:30-10:40
Photo Session
Coffee Break
Session 2 (Moderator: Whey-Fone Tsai) @ The 3D theater
10:40-11:40
Keynote: Museum of the future: What Science Can Do for Cultural Heritage - Dr. Maurizio Seracini, CalIT2 (VTC)
11:40-12:30
Avian Flu Grid: International Collaborative Environment for Team Science on Avian Influenza ─ Dr. Wilfred Li, UCSD
12:30-13:30
Lunch
Session 3 (Moderator: Wilfred Li ) @ classroom A
13:30~14:00
14:00~14:30 Avian Flu Study in China ─ CNIC (VTC)
14:30~15:00 Current progress on Avian Flu study ─ Dr. Aisyah Saad, USM
15:00~15:30
Deployment of enterprise hospital information system - experiences and lessons learnt from a real world use case ─ Mei Ling Hsu, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital
15:30~15:50 Coffee Break
Session 4 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin ) @ 3D Theater
15:50~17:30
Presentations from each Institute of Southeast Asia.



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Day 2 (Dec.2 Tuesday) - Science for Art @ National Palace Museum (By invitation only)
Session 1 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin)@ NPM conference room
9:30~9:45
Welcome Speech & Introduction of National Palace Museum, NPM
9:45~10:45
Digital Clinical Chart of a Work of Art(II) – Dr. Maurizio Seracini, CalIT2 (VTC)
10:45~11:00
Coffee Break
Session 2 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin)@ NPM conference room
11:00~11:40
Practices of Material Analysis of Art works in National Palace Museum and Louvre Museum, Dr. Tung-Ho Chen, NPM
11:40~12:20
Digital Archiving in NPM, Dr. Quo-Ping Lin, NPM
12:20~14:00
Lunch
Session 3 NPM
14:00~17:00
Tour on IT facility and Archives of National Palace Museum.




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Day 3 (Dec.3 Wednesday) GeoScience & Telescience
Session 1 (Moderator: Ming-Chi Chen)@ 3D Theater
09:00~09:40
Keynote
Global Lake Environmental Observatory Network ─ Dr.Tim Kratz, U. Wisconsin.
09:40~10:10
Taiwan Long term Observation for Ocean Research – Dr.Forng-Chen Chiu, TORI
10:10~10:30
Coffee Break
Session 2 (Moderator: Whey-Fone Tsai)@ 3D Theater
10:30~11:00
AIST Geogrid updates ─Dr. Ryosuke Nakamura, AIST
11:00~11:30
Current Telescience Development ─ Dr. Shinji Shimojo, Osaka University
11:30~12:00
Taiwan's Space Program - Now and Beyond ─ Dr. Guey Shin Chang, NSPO
12:00~12:20
Flood Mitigation in Taiwan ─ Dr. Yi-Fong Wang, Water Resource Agency
12:20~12:40
3D GIS Taiwan – Dr. Whey-Fone Tsai, NCHC
12:40~14:20
Lunch
Session 3 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin)@ 3D Theater
14:20~14:40
Tools in Flood Grid ─ Dr. Te-Ling Chung/Dr. Shyi-Ching Lin, NCHC
14:40~15:00
High Definition Video Streaming in Kenting – Mr. Shi-Wei Lo/Mr. Yun-Te Lin, NCHC
15:00~15:20
Coffee Break
Session 4 (moderator: Fang-Pang Lin) @ 3D Theater
15:20~17:00
Regional Opportunity for Global Observatory Network – GLEON, CREON and APEC TEL Network. (Presentation from interested institutes.)
Session 5 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin) @ 3D Theater
17:00~17:20 Live E! Environmental Information for a Living Earth ─ Dr. Seiichi Kato, Hyogo University of Health Sciences
17:20~17:40 A Semantics-based Data Exchange Protocol for Large-scale e-Science Collaborations ─ Dr. Hock Beng Lim, Nangyang Technology University, Singapore


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Day 4 (Dec.4 Thursday) ─Resourcee and Education
Session 1 (Moderator: Weicheng Huang)@ 3D Theater
09:00~10:00
Cloud Computing – Dr. Phil Papadopolous, UCSD (VTC)
10:00~10:30
TWAREN & Applications – Dr. Te-Lung Liu, NCHC
10:30~10:50
Coffee Break
Session 2 (Moderator: Weicheng Huang)@ Classroom A
10:50~12:20
Hands-on for ResourcesⅠ—Dr. Yoshio Tanaka, Dr. Weicheng Huang
12:00~14:00
Lunch
Session 3 (Moderator: Mr. Steven Shiau)@ classroom A
14:00~15:20
Hands-on for Cluster Management: DRBL/Chronzilla – Mr. Steven Shiau et al
15:30~15:40
Coffee Break
Session 4 (Moderator: Dr. Shyi-Ching Lin)@ classroom A
15:40~17:00
Hands-on for Collaborative Network: Colife – Mr. Shyi-Ching Lin et al


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Day 5 (Dec.5 Friday) Site Visit & Cultural Experience(by Invitation Only)
09:00~16:00
Cultural Experiences in Nantou County

Direction: Taoyuan Airport to Taichung (Taiwan)

1: Hi-Speed Train --> Southbound to Tai-Chung
Hi-Speed Train
  1. Take Bus to Hi-Speed Train Station, roughly 15 minutes ride. Bus Timetable
  2. Get on Southbound Hi-Speed Train to Tai-Chung. Train Schedule.
  3. Wave a taxi to the hotel
2: Highway Bus --> Tai-Chung

Ubus

There are 3 bus companies run the services from Taoyuan Airport to Tai-Chung City.
The route runs by Ubus is the most convenient one. The bus runs every 30 minutes, from 06:00-24:00, riding time is roughly 2 hours, and bus fare is NT$270.
Be sure to tell the ticket counter your destination is the National Museum of Nature Science.
Wave a taxi, or walk, to the hotel after get off at the National Museum of Nature Science
Taxi Information:
In Taichung taxi fares are NT$70 for the first 1.2km. (NT$15 is added to the final fare shown on meter), and NT$5 for each additional 500 meters. While waiting in traffic the fare increase by NT$5 every five minutes. Between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am taxi meters add an extra 20 percent to the fare. An NT$10 surcharge is added for calling a taxi by phone, or for putting luggage in the trunk.
All rooms are equipped with free internet access. Transportation from the hotels to NCHC is provided and schedules will be available upon check-in.
All invited speakers will be staying in Hotel One.
No.532 Ying-Tsai Rd. Taichung 403, Taiwan
Tel: +886-4-23031234 FAX:+886-4-37026666
Chinese Location Info.
Hotel ONE is the new brand founded and fully managed by Landis Hotels & Resorts. The hotel structure is designed by world-renowned team, KPF Associates. Descending from the spirit of KPF, Hotel ONE Taichung glamorizes Taichung with a cutting-edge cliff shape of floors. Every piece of glasses was specially made to make the building shape as a sailboat from the sides and a fish from above. The hotel, the highest in the city, is now a landmark and ranks as the fifth tallest building island-wide. It’s about 10 minutes walk to the meeting venue.
All SEAIP participants will be staying in the PC Hotel, two persons share one room with two king size beds.
No. 1049 Jiansing Rd, Taichung, 403, Taiwan
Tel: 886-4-23272288
Chinese Location Info.
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Disaster Management 2009 (New Forest, United Kingdom)

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Disaster Management 2009

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First International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Risk: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

23 - 25 September 2009

New Forest, UK

Website:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/09-conferences/disaster-management-2009.html
Submit an Abstract PDF Brochure
In association with;
IAEM - International Association of Emergency Managers

Excerpt from the website:

Recently, there has been a disturbing increase in the number of natural disasters affecting millions of people, destroying property and resulting in loss of human life. These events include major flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and many others.

Today the world faces unparalleled threats from humanmade disasters that can be attributed to failure of industrial and energy installations as well as terrorism. Added to this is the unparalleled threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases, with scientists predicting events such as an influenza pandemic.

Human made and natural disasters in 2004 were estimated to have claimed tens of thousands of lives worldwide with economic losses in the order of US$100 billion. The year 2005 further tested the international relief community with ‘unparalleled frequency and scale of natural disaster’; Hurricane Katrina alone having destroyed 300,000 homes, displaced 770,000 people, and cost US $200 billion. Figures for 2006 and 2007 follow similar patterns.

All these events pose unprecedented risks to human health on a world scale which requires a massive effort by the international community. This conference therefore focuses on current global health risks, and how best to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in order to reduce human health impacts.

It will help participants to understand the nature of global risks, learn risk management strategies to prepare for disruptive events, and identify the best prevention methods in disaster management and public health. It will provide a forum for the exchange of information between leading academics and partners in disaster management.

Who Should Attend

The Conference is aimed not only at academics, but also at business continuity managers, crisis managers and emergency response workers. It will also be relevant to professionals such as engineers, environmental risk managers, epidemiologists, hazard specialists, health care workers, police and public administrators, as well as security specialists.

NOTE: Participants in this Conference will receive a complimentary copy of the recently published book by Kirsty Duncan entitled “Environmental Health: Protecting our Common Future”.


Conference Secretariat

Rachel Swinburn
Disaster Management 2009
Wessex Institute of Technology
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA
Tel: 44 (0) 238 0293223
Fax: 44 (0) 238 0292853
rswinburn@wessex.ac.uk

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Flight Itinerary for Taiwan, 30 November 2008

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Below is my flight itinerary on Sunday, November 30, 2008. I will depart from the PAL Centenial Airport (Terminal 2) in Manila and will arrive in Taoyuan Airport in Taiwan. From Taoyuan Airport I will take a fast train to Taichung, a city in Central Taiwan where the National Center for High Performance Computing (NCHC) is located.


PHILIPPINE AIRLINES - PR 898
SUN 30 NOV MANILA PH TAIPEI TW
1410 1620
NINOY AQUINO INTL TAIWAN TAOYUAN INTL
NON STOP
TERMINAL C2 TERMINAL 1
DURATION 2:10

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

SEAIP 2008 (Taichung, Taiwan): Directions

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Map of Taiwan. ( Source: http://www.nchc.org.tw/event/2008/southeast_asia/travel_hotels.php )

About the Conference

http://www.nchc.org.tw/event/2008/southeast_asia/travel_hotels.php

About Taichung, Taiwan

http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/english/home.asp

Taichung City Map

http://travel.tccg.gov.tw/english/08/index.asp

Autonomic Computing ang Grid Workshop 2009 (Barcelona, Spain)

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Autonomic Computing


GMAC’09: Workshop Grids Meets Autonomic Computing
Barcelona, Spain, 15 June 2009

Associated with the 6th International Conference
on Autonomic Computing & Communications

autonomic.ac.upc.edu/GRIDmeetsAC/

Preliminary call for papers

IMPORTANT DATES

Full paper
23 February 2009

Author notification
23 March 2009

Final manuscripts
6 April 2009

SCOPE

A major technical and societal challenge for the immediate future is the
stabilisation of production grids. Control, maintenance and
optimization of these complex systems is a significant operational
issue.

Autonomic Computing has emerged as a specific scientific domain, with
the strong involvement of industry. The area is highly relevant to grid
systems at a time when production grids have become critical scientific
infrastructures and must move to sustainable models. Considering the
volume and structure of the manpower dedicated to the day-to-day
operations, self-optimization, self-healing and self-configuration could
provide immediate benefits.

At the core of the autonomic computing is the fact that high-level goals
should be exposed by the middleware and should be easily tuned by users
and system administrators. The workshop will contribute to building
bridges between grid researchers on one hand and those in the autonomic
computing community
on the other. The focus of the workshop is to
identify key scientific challenges related to the management and
evolution of grids as a specific category of complex large-scale
systems. The goal of the workshop is to promote community wide
discussion of, and collaboration on potentially high-impact ideas that
will influence and foster continued research in improving the
manageability and reliability of grids.

The workshop will feature invited presentations from major grid projects
and Autonomic Computing scientists as well as regular papers and
posters. The format will leave ample time for discussion

PAPER/POSTER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Full papers (a maximum of 8 pages in length) and posters (2 pages) are
invited. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on merits including
correctness, originality, quality of presentation, and relevance to the
workshop themes. Please see the conference web site for more information
on the submission process. It is expected that the proceedings will be
published by ACM.

ATTENDANCE

At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the
workshop. Registration fee to the workshop is in addition to the ICAC
2009 conference fee.

Catherine Gater
Dissemination Manager (NA2)
European Organization for Nuclear Research

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ACM ICPC Philippines 2008: Problem D

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2nd Philippine National Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition
(ACM Philippines 2008)
22 November 2008, Cebu City

Problem D: “Soil Investigation”
Input File: d.in

Introduction:

For a mining company to investigate the existence of a mineral (such as gold or oil), it needs to drill several holes on the area it suspects to have the precious mineral and get the soil samples. Based on the laboratory test of the soil samples on a hole, the company can decide the degree of existence of the precious mineral and the level of confidence (between 0 and 1) from that hole.

However, it is not advisable to drill the whole area due to high cost of drilling. To do the soil investigation in a more systematic way, the company decides to take aerial photograph of the whole site and divides them into cells of equally distance grid. By ignoring the remaining boundary, the cell size of the grid can be assumed as a square. Then, the company starts to drill on selected cells and approximates the degree of existence of the precious mineral based on smoothing average of the neighboring cells. A cell that does not have drilling hole will have zero confidence.

The smoothing procedure goes as the summation of a product between the level of confidence and the degree of existence of the center cell and one minus the product between the level of confidence of the center cell and average degree of existence over 4 neighbors (up, down, left and right).

The iteration formula is

(a^0)(i,j) = b(i,j)*c(i,j) + (1 - c(i,j))*((b(i - 1, j) + b(i+1,j) + b(i, j - 1) + b(i, j+1))/4)

Task: Write a program to compute the approximation of the degree of existence of a precious mineral on a certain cell of interest (current row, current column) given the grid size (number of cells in a row, number of cells in a column) and results of laboratory test at certain cell (test row, test column, degree of existence of the precious mineral, the level of confidence). The coordinate system is assumed to start at (1, 1) on the top left cell.Input: The format of an input test case is as follows:

Number of cells in a row, number of cells in a column

List of results of laboratory test at certain cell (test row, test column, degree of existence of the precious mineral, the level of confidence)

List of coordinates of the cell of interest (current row, current column)

The input is terminated by a zero on a line by itself.

Output: List of the approximation of the degree of existence of the precious mineral on the cell of interest for each test case

Sample Input

3, 5
1, 1, 10, 1
1, 5, 5, 0.7
2, 2, 20, 0.8
3, 5, 6, 0.5
1, 1
1, 4
2, 2
3, 4
0
5, 4
3, 2, 7, 1
4, 4, 5, 1
4, 2
4, 3
0

Sample Output

Case 1
1, 1: 10
1, 4: 1.3
2, 2: 16
3, 4: 1.5

Case 2
4, 2: 1.8
4, 3: 1.3

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Problem Category: Moderate

Number of teams which solved the problem: 8 (out 39)

Success rate: 21 %

For more information, contact: computingsoc@gmail.com

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ACM ICPC Philippines 2008: Problem C

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2nd Philippine National Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition
(ACM Philippines 2008)
22 November 2008, Cebu City

Problem C: “I came, I saw, I conquered!”
Input File: c.in

Introduction:

As early as the first century B.C., the Roman general Gaius Julius Caesar (100 B.C. – 44 B.C.) used a cipher shift to make the contents of certain messages understandable only for those he intended the message to reach. To describe this early form of cryptosystem – often termed the Caesar cipher – we shall make certain conventions to simplify the presentation. First, we shall write the original message, the plaintext, using only lower case letters, with no punctuation or spaces. Then to encrypt the plaintext, each lowercase letter, from a to w, is shifted to the letter three places forward in the alphabet, and the last three letters – namely x, y and z, are shifted to the first three letters, respectively. We use the uppercase letters for the resulting cyphertext. Consequently, a is encrypted as D, b as E, c as F ….. j as M….. m as P, y as B and z as C. In this example, the key (or cipher shift) equals 3.

If Caesar wanted to inform a senator in Rome of a recent victory, he might have sent the message “I came, I saw, I conquered!” Encryption of this message takes place as follows:

Message: I came, I saw, I conquered!
Plaintext: icameisawiconquered
Ciphertext: LFDPHLVDZLFRQTXHUHG

Upon receiving the ciphertext, as long as this senator knows the size and direction of the shift, he can reverse the process. Decryption then results by replacing each uppercase letter, from D to Z, in the ciphertext by the lowercase letter three places back in the alphabet, and A by x, B by y and C by z. After decrypting, one then inserts the appropriate spaces and punctuations in the plaintext. (Note that by removing spaces in the plaintext, the resulting absence of spaces in the ciphertext helps make the message more unintelligible. If one does not know the size and direction of the shift for decryption, the presence of spaces may suggest certain information about the structure of the original message.)

Task:

Given the key (or cipher shift) and the message written in separate lines in the input file, write a computer program to encrypt the message using the Caesar cipher as described above.

The key (an integer) shall range from the number 0 to 25. The message can contain an array (or string) of alphanumeric and special characters of minimum length 1 and maximum length 50 chararacters. If the message does not contain a letter, or the message length is not within the required range the program should output the phrase ‘Message not valid’.

Sample Input

3
I came, I saw, I conquered!
2
I came, I saw, I conquered!
5
*14344&

Sample Output

Case 1: LFDPHLVDZLFRQTXHUHG
Case 2: KECOGKUCYKEQPSWGTGF
Case 3: Message not valid

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Problem Category: Easy

Number of teams which solved the problem: 24 (out 39)

Success rate: 80 %

For more information, contact: computingsoc@gmail.com

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ACM ICPC Philippines 2008: Problem B

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2nd Philippine National Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition
(ACM Philippines 2008)
22 November 2008, Cebu City

Problem B: “Balanced Parentheses”
Input File: b.in


Check if a sequence of parentheses is balanced or not. An open parenthesis should match with the nearest close parenthesis.

If balanced, output the sequence as is, otherwise, replace the unbalanced parentheses with square brackets.


Sample Input / Sample Output

(((()))) / Case 1: (((())))
((()))) / Case 2: ((()))]
((()(()) / Case 3: [[()(())
()())(() / Case 4: ()()][()

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Problem Category: Easy

Number of teams which solved this problem: 24 (out 39)

Success rate: 80 %

For more information, contact: computingsoc@gmail.com

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ACM ICPC Philippines 2008: Problem A

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2nd Philippine National Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition
(ACM Philippines 2008)
22 November 2008, Cebu City

Problem A: “Induction”
Input File: a.in

Introduction:

The following problem has appeared in several mathematical competitions before:

Show that any positive integer can be represented as a sum of one or more numbers of satisfying the following conditions

a) the numbers are of form (2^s)(3^r) where s and r are nonnegative integers, and

b) no summand is a factor of another summand.

The standard proof to the statement is as follows:

We prove the statement by induction.

Base Case:

If n = 1, then n = (2^0)*(3^0). If n = 2 then n = (2*)(3^0). If n = 3, then n = (2^0)*3

Inductive Step

We assume that the statement is true for all natural numbers less than n. We shall now prove that the statement is true for n.

Case 1: Assume that n is even.

Since n/2 is less than n, then n/2 has a representation that satisfies the conditions above. We just multiply the set of summands of n/2 by 2 and we use this as a representation for n.

Case 2: Assume that n is odd.

We find s such that 3^s is less than or equal to n which is less than or equal to 3^(s+1).

If n = 3^s , then we are already done.

If 3^s < m =" (n" m =" ((n" m =" <" n =" 2m">Task: Given a positive integer n, write a program that should output a set of numbers of the form: (2^s)(3^r) , (where s and r are nonnegative integers), satisfying the following conditions:

a) The sum of the numbers in the set is n.

b) No element in the set is a factor of another element in the set.

Sample Input / Sample Output

23 / Case 1: {8, 6, 9}

67 / Case 2: {16, 24, 27}

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Problem Category: Moderate

Number of teams that have solved this problem: 8 (out of 39)

Success rate: 21%

For more information, contact: computingsoc@gmail.com
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ACM ICPC Philippines 2008: Media Release

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MEDIA RELEASE
24 November 2008
Manila, Philippines
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UP Diliman wins ACM national programming contest


Thirty nine teams from 24 schools (from places as far as Tugegarao in the North and Zamboanga City in the South) competed for the top spot in the Association for Computing Machinery - 2nd Philippine National Inter-Collegiate Programming Competition (ACM ICPC Philippines 2008) held last November 22 at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), Basak Campus, Cebu City.

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines, in cooperation with ACM, and hosted by USJ-R, the event aims to provide college students the chance to sharpen and demonstrate their problem solving, programming and teamwork skills. The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry and academe to encourage and focus public attention on the youth as they pursue excellence in computing.

Each competing team consisted of three students. During the contest, each team tried to outsmart each other by using a computer to solve six problems in three hours. The team with the most number of problems solved at the fastest time won the competition. The problems ranged from easy to complex, and included computer science topics such as data structures, combinatorics, graph algorithms and computational methods.

WINNERS

Below is a list of the top ten teams:

RANK, TEAM, SCHOOL # PROBLEMS SOLVED, TIME

1. UPD Team 1, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 6, 460
2. UPD Team 2, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 6, 569
3. UPD Team 3, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 5, 428
4. UPD Team 6, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 5, 433
5. ADMU Team 3, Ateneo de Manila University, 5, 459
6. ADMU Team 2, Ateneo de Manila University, 5, 662
7. DLSU Team 3, De La Salle University-Manila, 4, 219
8. DLSU Team 1, De La Salle University-Manila, 4, 280
9. DLSU Team 2, De La Salle University-Manila, 4, 363
10. UPD Team 4, University of the Philippines – Diliman, 4, 479

TOP THREE TEAMS

1. First Place (Champion): University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD Team 1). Members: Marte Raphael Soliza, Ralph Rainiel Pineda, and Kevinsky Ro Dy. Coach: Mr. Eric Tambasacan.

2. Second Place: University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD Team 2). Members: Kevin Charles Atienza, Rafael Lino Mantaring, and Jose Plutarco Bawagan. Coach: Mr. Eric Tambasacan.

3. Third Place: University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD Team 3). Members: Jennylyn Sze, Danielle Canlas, and Neil Bande. Coach: Mr. Eric Tambasacan.

SPECIAL AWARDS:

1. Best Coach: Mr. Eric Tambasacan, Computer Science Department, University of the Philippines-Diliman.

2. Best Team from the National Capital Region (NCR): University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD Team 1). Members: Marte Raphael Soliza, Ralph Raniel Pineda, and Kevinsky Ro Dy. Coach: Mr. Eric Tambasacan.

3. Best Team from Luzon (excluding NCR): Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU Team Xavier) . Members: Salvador Tapel, Fermin Agomaa III, and Jelly Pantoja. Coach: Mr. Joshua Martinez.

4. Best Team from the Visayas: Cebu Institute of Technology. Members: Lawrence Ranario, Eugene, Busico, and Jufni Rizada. Coach: Ms. Larmie Feliscuzo.

5. Best Team from Mindanao: Ateneo de Davao University (Team 'Hazel Eyes'). Hyangelo Hao, Mar Vince Reyes, Tracy Lynne Sadicon. Coach: Ms. Sheila Dawn Nisperos.

TOP TEN SCHOOLS:

1. University of the Philippines-Diliman
2. Ateneo de Manila University
3. De La Salle University-Manila
4. Ateneo de Naga University
5. Ateneo de Davao University
6. Cebu Institute of Technology
7. University of Cebu-Main Campus
8. FEU-East Asia College
9. De La Salle Canlubang
10. University of San Jose-Recoletos

Dr. Rafael Saldaña from Ateneo de Manila University was the contest director and chair of the board of judges. Other judges were Dr. Eliezer Albacea of the University of the Philippines - Los Baños; Dr. Jaime Caro (represented by Mr. Phillip Zuniga) and Dr. Prospero Naval, Jr. from University of the Philippines-Diliman; Dr. Caslon Chua and Dr. Nelson Marcos from De La Salle Univerity-Manila; Dr. Kardi Teknomo from Ateneo de Manila University; and Dr. Gregg Victor Gabison from University of San Jose-Recoletos.


For more information, e-mail ACM-ICPC Philippines 2008 at computingsoc@gmail.com. Visit the contest website http://www.icpc.usjr.edu.ph/ or Dr. Saldaña's blog http://raffysaldana.blogspot.com/

Related Link:

http://raffysaldana.blogspot.com/2008/11/acm-icpc-philippines-2008-media-release.html


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IWSGC 2009: 2nd International Winter School in Grid Computing

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Website: http://www.iceage-eu.org/iwsgc09/index.cfm


Announcements
24 November 2008
Application for International Winter School in Grid Computing 2009 is now open!

:: About the school

Inspired by ongoing success of International Summer School for Grid Computing (ISSGC), the Winter School provides the best of both worlds: proven curriculum and tutelage from the famous International Summer School and the flexibility of studying in online medium. Comparable in commitment and scope with the Summer School, the International Winter School in Grid Computing provides a unique online educational opportunity. Rigorous both in admission requirements and expected work commitment, IWSGC retains the majority of learner benefits from ISSGC while offering a high degree of flexibility.

The School will boost students' capabilities for research and innovation through the use of Summer School lectures, high-profile keynote speakers invited especially for the occasion, forum and chat discussions and tutorials. These activities will be delivered by leading authorities in the fields of advanced grid technology, applications of e-Science and distributed systems research.
The School will be held fully online from Monday 16th February 2009 to Monday 30th March 2009. Pre-course exercises will open from Monday 15th December 2008 until Thursday 22nd January 2009."

:: A day at the school

Participants need to devote 20 hours per week over the duration of the event. The recommended scheduling is 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. If they miss a part of the course, participants can make up during week-ends (until Monday 9:00 GMT). IWSGC09 consists of 8 live online events and synchronous work in between. In order to successfully complete the course, participants are obliged to attend at least 5 live events in their full duration.
Tutoring is provided during week-days, i.e. Monday to Friday. In order to get the most benefit from the course, participants are strongly recommended to devote the majority of their time during this period. Total participant workload: 100 hours (4 hours per work day during five weeks) time dedicated to preparatory exercises (highly depending on participant background).

Target Participants

We invite applications from enthusiastic and ambitious researchers who have recently started or are about to start working on Grid projects. Students may come from any country.
They may be planning to pioneer or enable new forms of e-Infrastructure, to engage in fundamental distributed systems research or to develop new methods in any discipline that depends on the emerging capabilities of e-Infrastructure.

We expect participants from computer science, computational science and any application discipline. The School will assume that students have diverse backgrounds and build on that diversity. However, in order to participate fully in the practical exercises you should be a confident programmer who will have fulfilled certain prerequisites."

:: Contacts

For further information please contact iwsgc@lists.nesc.ac.uk

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Note: Thanks to Allan Espinosa for forwarding this information to me. Raffy Saldaña.
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2008 Southeast Asia International Joint Research and Training Program in High-Performance Computing

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Southeast Asia International Joint Research and Training Program in High-Performance Computing Applications and Networking Technology


December 1st, 2008~December 5th, 2008

National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)
Taichung City, Taiwan


Overview

The continuing growth of the IT industry in East and Southeast Asia has had an immense impact not only the regional but the global economy as well. IT is by nature collaborative. The "Southeast Asia International Joint Research and Collaboration Program in High-Performance Computing Applications and Networking Technology" is an effort supported by Taiwan's National Science Council (NSC) to share and to disseminate current IT developments in High-Performance Computing and Networking within the region. The meeting will include seminars and discussions on Grid technology and its applications, sensor networks, advanced visualization, and optical research network. Future collaborations will also be discussed.

Location :

No.22, Keyuan Rd., Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung City 40763, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Travel Information

Contact :

Ms. Hsiu-Mei Chou c00xmz00@nchc.org.tw 886-3-5776085 (ext. 309)
Ms. Betty Hsu betty.yingpei@gmail.com

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4th PRAGMA Institute, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan

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The 4th PRAGMA Institute
December 1, 2008~December 5, 2008

National Center for High Performance Computing (NCHC)


Address:
No.22, Keyuan Rd., Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung City 40763, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel:
886-4-2462-0202、886-4-2465-0818
Toll Free From Within Taiwan:
0800-351-510


Overview

The 4th PRAGMA Institute is sponsored by the National Center for High-Performance Computing at the National Applied Research Laboratories in Taiwan. The theme of "Advanced Technologies Institute with Trust and Diversity" is followed. The institute encompasses applications discussions include resources and data, life sciences, geosciences, and telesciences. The institute includes in-depth tutorials on PRAGMA community and member-institutions-developed software and applications technologies.


PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES:


Day 1 (1 Dec. Monday) ─ Opening & Bioscience

Session 1 @ 3D Theater

9:00~9:30 Welcome Opening

‧NSC delegate
‧Dr. Joe Juang, President, National Applied Research laboratories (NARL)
‧Dr. Eugene Yeh, Director, National Center for High-Performance Computing
(NCHC)
‧Dr. Peter Arzberger, Chair, Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware

Assembly (PRAGMA) (VTC)

SEAIP Delegates

9:30~10:20 (moderator: Whey-Fone Tsai)

New Frontier: Pacific Rim Cyber – Environment For 21st century Education
and Collaborative Research ─ Dr. William Y. Chang, NSF
10:20~10:30
10:30~10:40 Photo Session
Coffee Break

Session 2 (Moderator: Whey-Fone Tsai) @ The 3D theater

10:40~11:40 Digital Clinical Chart of a Work of Art (I) – Dr. Maurizio seracini, CalIT2
11:40~12:20 Avian Flu Grid: International Collaborative Environment for Team Science on
Avian Influenza ─ Dr. Wilfred Li, UCSD

12:20~13:30 Lunch

Session3 (Moderator: Wilfred Li ) @ classroom A

13:30~14:00 Molecular Biology study for Avian Flu ─ Dr. Jung-Hsin Lin,Academia Sinica
14:00~14:30 Avian Flu Study in China ─ CNIC (VTC)
14:30~15:00 Current progress on Avian Flu study ─ Dr. Aisyah Saad, USM
15:00~15:20 Coffee Break

Session 4 (Moderator: Wilfred Li ) @ classroom A

15:20~15:50 The deployment of enterprise hospital information system - experiences and
lessons learnt from a real world use case ─ Mei Ling Hsu, Chia-Yi Christian
Hospital

15:50~17:30 Hands-on Applications: CSE On-line ─ Dr. Thanh Troung

Day 2 (2 Dec. Tuesday) - Science for Art @ National Palace Museum (By invitation only)
Session 1 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin) @ NPM conference room

9:30~9:45 Welcome Speech & Introduction of National Palace Museum, NPM
9:45~10:45 Digital Clinical Chart of a Work of Art(II) – Dr. Maurizio Seracini, CalIT
10:45~11:00 Coffee Break

Session 2 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin) @ NPM conference room

11:00~11:40 Practices of Material Analysis of Art works in National Palace Museum and
Louvre Museum, Dr. Tung-Ho Chen, NPM
11:40~12:20 Digital Archiving in NPM, Dr. Quo-Ping Lin, NPM
12:20~14:00 Lunch

Session 3 NPM

14:00~17:00 Tour on IT facility and Archives of National Palace Museum.

Day 3 (3 Dec. Wednesday) ─ GeoScience & Telescience

Session 1 (Moderator: Ming-Chi Chen) @ 3D Theater

09:00~09:40 Global Lake Environmental Observatory Network ─ Dr. Tim Kratz, U.
Wisconsin Madison.

09:40~10:10 Taiwan Long term Observation for Ocean Research – Dr. Forng-Chen Chiu,
TORI

10:10~10:30 Coffee Break

Session 2 (Moderator: Whey-Fone Tsai) @ 3D Theater

10:30~11:00 AIST Geogrid updates ─Dr. Ryosuke Nakamura, Dr. Satoshi Sekiguchi, AIST

11:00~11:30 Current Telescience Development ─ Dr. Shinji Shimojo,Osaka University

11:30~12:00 Formosa II, III, IV ad V ─ Dr. Guey Shin CHANG, NARL

12:00~12:20 Flood Mitigation in Taiwan ─ Dr. Yi-Fong Wang, Water Resource Agency

12:20~12:50 3D GIS Taiwan – Dr. Whey-Fone Tsai, NCHC

12:50~14:00 Lunch

Session 3 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin) @ Classroom A

14:00~14:20 APEC TEL Information Grid and tools development ─ Dr. Hock Beng Lim,
Nangyang Technology University, Singapore

14:30~14:45 Tools in Flood Grid ─ Dr. Te-Ling Chung/ Shih-Ching Lin, NCHC

14:45~15:00 High Definition Video Streaming in Kenting – Yu-Te Lin, NCHC

15:00~15:20 Coffee Break

Session 4 (moderator: Fang-Pang Lin) @ classroom B

15:20~17:30 Regional Opportunity for Global Observatory Network – GLEON, CREON and
APEC TEL Network. (Presentation from interested institutes.)

Day 4 (4 Dec. Thursday) ─ Resources & Eduation

Session 1 (Moderator: Weicheng Huang) @ Int'l Conference Hall

09:00~10:00 Cloud Computing – Dr. Phil Papadopolous, UCSD (VTC)

10:00~10:30 TWAREN & Applications – Dr. Te-Lung Liu, NCHC

10:30~10:50 Coffee Break

Session 2 (Moderator: Weicheng Huang) @ Int'l Conference Hall

10:50~12:20 Hands-on for ResourcesⅠ—Dr. Yoshio Tanaka, Dr. Weicheng Huang

12:20~14:00 Lunch

Session 3 (Moderator: Steven Shiau) @ classroom A

14:00~15:20 Hands-on for Cluster Management: DRBL/Chronzilla – Steven Shiau et al

15:20~15:40 Coffee Break

Session 4 (Moderator: Shih-Ching Lin) @ classroom A

15:40~17:00 Hands-on for Collaborative Network: Colife – Shih-Ching Lin et al

Day 5 (5 Dec. Friday) ─ Site Visit & Cultural Experience (by Invitation Only)

Session 1-2 (Moderator: Fang-Pang Lin)

09:00~16:00 Visit Taiwan Endangered Animals Research Institute & Cultural Experiences

in Chi-Chi and vicinity area


Related Link:

http://www.nchc.org.tw/event/2008/pragma_institute/

http://www.nchc.org.tw/event/2008/pragma_institute/program.php#day1

http://www.nchc.org.tw/event/2008/southeast_asia/travel_hotels.php

Photos: ICT Infrastructure for Science, Technology and Innovation Research and Development

. Talk on "Building ICT Infrastructure for Science and Technology Research Through Grid Computing." Speaker: Dr. Rafael P. Saldana. 25 November 2008, Trader's Hotel, Manila. Organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). From the photo collection of Raffy Saldana (http://raffysaldana.blgospto.com)

Link to photos:

http://booleanlogic.multiply.com/photos/album/205/Roundtable_Discussion_on_ICT_Infrastructures_for_Science_Technology_and_Innovation_Research_and_Development

Suggestion: Choose 'Slideshow' Option

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