2002 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held in Osaka
City University from September 20~23 have successfully finished.
More than three hundred participants from over 14 countries
came together to share their researches and knowledge in the
field of Internet, GIS, Metadata, Digital Archive, e-Learning,
e-Resource, Digital Museum and other technical problems.
with Keynote Speech, six Plenary Sessions and twenty-nine
Parallel Sessions generated an enormous momentum that carried
over into the four-day Annual Conference and Joint meetings.
The most impressive part of this conference was the diverse
topics related to digitization of cultural resources, the
collection, new integrated architecture, change of working
process, sharing and dissemination data had paved paradigm
of collaboration, which exactly reflect the main theme of
this conference "Collaboration in the Digital Age".
Proceedings, which contains the presentation materials and
full papers, will be made on a CD-ROM and sent to all participants
by the end of December. The additional information on the
conference, including photos of speakers and various events,
could be found at http://www.pnclink.org. Any comments about
the CD-ROM Proceedings, please contact Ms. Emma Liao at email@example.com or call 886-2-2789-9380.
2003 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held in Maha
Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC) in Bangkok from
November 7 ~ 9 have successfully finished. More than 300 participants
from over 16 countries came together to share their researches
and knowledge in the field of Digital Archive, Digital Museum,
e-Learning, e-Resource, GIS, Grid, Metadata and other technical
problems. Furthermore, many of the international culture heritage
projects working in Southeast Asia such as UNESCO, ECAI and
SEAMEO sent delegates.
with two Keynote Speeches delivered by M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs,
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Culture, Royal Thai Government
and Dr. Mike Keller, Stanford University and twenty-seven
Parallel Sessions generated an enormous momentum that carried
over into the three-day Annual Conference and Joint Meetings.
The diverse topics in the conference were related to Pacific
Rim Culture Heritage, digitization of cultural resources,
museum collections and digitalization, information future,
and new technology. Sharing and dissemination data had paved
paradigm of collaboration between digital technology and cultural
heritage, which exactly reflect the main theme of this conference
"Cultural Heritage and Collaboration in the Digital Age".
Proceedings, which contain the presentation materials or full
papers, will be made on a CD-ROM and sent to all participants
by the end of February of year 2004. The additional information
on the conference, including photos of speakers and various
events, could be found at http://www.PNClink.org.
Any comments on the CD-ROM Proceedings, please contact Ms.
Vicky Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +886-2-2789-9380.
months of active preparations and four days of intense activities
in an atmosphere of mutual sharing, the PNC 2004 Annual Conference
in conjunction with PRDLA held in Academia Sinica, Taipei
Taiwan from October 18~22 has come to a successful conclusion.
More than two hundred and fifty participants from over 14
countries came together to share their researches and knowledge
in the field of Digital Libraries, Digital Museums, Digital
Archives, GIS, Atlas, Metadata, e-Learning, e-Resource, Biodiversity,
e-Science and Grid, ECAI Plenary and National Palace museum
The program with Keynote Speech, delivered by Shou-chien SHIH,
the Director of National Palace Museum, and two Plenary Sessions
and nineteen Parallel Sessions generates an enormous momentum
that carries over into the four-day Annual Conference and
Joint meetings. The most impressive part of this conference
was the diverse topics related to digitization of Libraries,
Museums, GIS and the other collections, which not only bring
enthusiastic responses, discussion and input but also reflects
the main theme of this conference "Digital Libraries
and Digital Collections in the Global Community".
When the finalized electronic proceeding, which contains the
presentation materials and full papers, is ready, it will
be made available on the http://www.PNCLink.org, and the same
will also be sent to all participants. The additional information
on the conference, including photos of speakers and various
events, could be found at http://www.PNClink.org. Any comments
about the CD-ROM Proceedings, please contact Ms. Emma Liao
at email@example.com or call +886-2-2789-9380.
PNC 2006 Annual Conference in Conjunction with PRDLA and ECAI, held in Seoul National University from August 16~18, has come to the end of three days of intensive and fruitful sessions on a variety of topics concerning digital libraries, digital collections and GIS related issues. PNC would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all speakers for their hard work and to all participations for their enthusiastic participation since the first day of the meeting. With all speakers’ contribution, all participants gained great insights and shared valuable experiences with one another.
PNC would like to especially thank the local host, Seoul National University, for making the conference possible and complete PNC "Pacific" circle. This is what makes us a “neighborhood”: our shared pursuit of the possible. Our neighborhood is defined less by the spatial contiguity than by our belief in a symbiotic relationship between the academic and technical research communities.
This year PNC had one keynote speech delivered by Prof. Ching-chun Hsieh, Chair Professor, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan, and 16 sessions in total. The session formats consisted of oral presentations and poster demonstrations covering various domains such as: Digital Archives and Collections (scientific and cultural), Digital Museums, Digital Preservation, Digitalization Projects, Cultural Atlases, e-Publishing, e-Culture, e-Science Application, Humanity e-Science and Grid Technology, Geospatial Information System (GIS), Humanity GIS and Korean Culture. There are over 200 participants from 12 different countries to join this annual conference.
We would like to keep the great experiences this year and wish to make much progress every year for bringing PNC members the updated information about technologies applied to humanities and information exchanges.
At the end, PNC sincerely invite your participation to PNC 2007 in UC Berkeley on October 18-20. All conference-related information and photos will be posted on PNC web http://www.PNCLink.org. We are looking forward to seeing you next year!
PNC and ECAI 2007 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings in UC
Berkeley were successfully held after a 3-day conference from
18th October to 20th October, 2007. The conference included
2 plenary sessions with keynote speeches, 17 concurrent sessions
and a Google Earth Workshop. There were 132 participants and
60 speakers, coming from Canada, China, England, Germany, Japan,
Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Swiss, Taiwan, Thailand,
and the USA.
keynote speeches were delivered by Dr. Clifford Lynch, the
Director of Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and
Mr. David Rumsey, the President of David Rumsey Map Collection.
Both speeches offered the conference participants useful information
about current trends in IT and GIS in the humanities. Dr.
Lynch surveyed current technical and economic trends that
are driving convergence among traditional and new cultural
memory organizations. He also discussed cultural stewardship
for the digital age. Mr. Rumsey also discussed this topic
using examples from the evolution of his own map collection,
and the tools he has used and will use to disseminate the
collection on the Internet, including his recent collaborations
with Google Earth and Second Life in opening venues for new
ways to interact with historical maps. For details about all
speakers' presentations, please visit http://pnclink.org/annual/annual2007/2007annual.htm
Neighborhood Consortium is endeavoring to bring together the
cutting edge of technological research for content analysis
organization, visualization, discovery, and access. Due to
support from the data holders and the digital project leaders
at the conference, we were able to conduct the presentations
online to PNC members. We sincerely thank all for attending
this conference and making it a success. We look forward to
your support in PNC 2008.¡@
one-year preparations and three days of intense activities under
a mutual sharing atmosphere, the GIS-IDEAS, PNC and ECAI 2008
Joint International Conferences held in Ta Quang Buu Library,
Hanoi University of Technology, Ha Noi, Vietnam from December
4th to 6th, 2008 had come to a successful conclusion.
of this year’s conference is: Information Technology for
a Creative and Sustainable Humanosphere. There are 211 participants
coming from Algeria, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia,
China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal,
Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Viet
Nam to share their researches and knowledge focusing on the
way Information and Communication Technology can influence
our efforts to protect and sustain various aspects of our
heritage and environment.
are 2 Keynotes Session this year. Academician Der-Tsai Lee
from Academia Sinica gave a speech titled “ TELDAP, Looking
to the Future” to present the Taiwan e-Learning and Digital
Archives Program (TELDAP) major achievements and the derived
values from cultural, academic, socio-economic and educational
perspectives; Prof. Lewis R. Lancaster from ECAI gave a speech
titled “Event Markup: A Potential Revolution for Metadata”
to introduce a new level of research that allow the information
of Who When Where to be combined with all available data about
the fourth “W” i.e. What..
range of topics spreading among 20 Concurrent Sessions included
Area Informatics: Application of Spatiotemporal Tools to Analyze
Data, Bridge the Digital Divide, Computer Technology in Chinese
e-Learning Instructions of Applications, Context Composition
for Cultural Data, Cooperation and Digitization of Libraries
in Taiwan and Vietnam on Southeast Asia Collections, Creation
and Organization of Local Cultural Atlases, Creation and Organization
of Local Cultural Atlases, Cultural Atlases: Monuments and
Texts, Data Management of Buddhist Texts, Digital Gazetteer
and Calendar, Digitization and Information Integration of
Biological Collections, Dynamic Mapping, Ensuring Success:
Digitization Standards and Process, GIS Explorations in the
History of Japan: Humanities GIS, GIS Technology Application
in Environment Disaster, Humanities GIS and Analysis, Strategies
for the Development of Superior Digital Archives Cultural
Diversity, Legal Framework and Licensing Mechanism, The Integrated
Buddhist Archives Network (IBA-net), The Trends and Future
of e-Learning with the Web 2.0 Concept, The Trends and Future
of e-Learning with the Web 2.0 Concept, Urban Development
in Social and Historical Context, What’s Next to Digitizing;
as well as the 2008 series of TELearn workshops.
In the end, PNC wish to once again thank each individual and
all for making this conference a fruitful one. The venue and
the date of PNC 2009 Annual Conference will be announced on
the PNC webpage soon when it’s scheduled. PNC wish you all
a Happy New year!¡@
PNC 2009 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held in Academia Sinica, Taipei from Oct.6 to 8 have successfully finished. There were 248 participants coming from 22 countries, including Algeria, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, United States and Viet Nam. PNC would like to take this opportunity to deliver its sincere appreciation to all participants’ contribution.
The main theme of PNC 2009 is “Social Computing”. Participants from different background came to PNC 2009 to discuss how the intersection of social behavior and computations impact our daily life, and share their researches and knowledge in the field of e-Resource, Digital Archives as Elements of Social Software, ECAI Cultural Atlases, Digital Content Context, Biodiversity Conservation, Humanities GIS, GIS for Saving Lives, Applications of e-Learning and Digital Archives in the Fields of Academia, Education, Society and Culture, Social Computing and Its Applications, Museum & Information Technology, Unfolding e-Culture in Everyday Life, and New Studies and Research Perspectives on Ancient China.
This year PNC had several special extended tracks such as e-Resource and Digital Repositories, Humanities GIS in Japan and Austronesian Dispersal.
This year PNC Keynote Speech was given by Prof. Stephen Griffin, National Science Foundation focusing on the topic of “Recovering the Past through Computation - New Techniques for Cultural Heritage Informatics”. The Joint Opening Keynote Speeches were giving by 5 distinguished speakers. Dr. Ts’ui Jung Liu from Academia Sinica delivered the first keynote speech on the impacts that TELDAP and other digital initiatives in Academia Sinica have made on humanities. Second Keynote speech was given by Dr. Pierre-Yves Manguin from EFEO to address the topic of Khmer Heritage Research and Documentation at the EFEO: Building a Digitised Corpus of Archaeological and Epigraphical Data. Dr. Chuen-Tsai Sun from TELearn gave a speech on “Game-Native Teachers’ Attitude toward Digital Gaming in School”. Regarding the development of GIS, Dr. Edward Ayers from University of Richmond gave the speech on “Space, Place and Time: Mapping Historical Changes”. The fifth speech was given by Dr. Timothy Tangherlini from UCLA to discuss the topic of “Maps and Networks”.
PNC 2010 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held in City University of Hong Kong from December 1 to 3 have come to the end successfully. There were 251 participants coming from 18 countries, including Australia, Cambodia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. PNC would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to all participants’ contributions.
The main theme of this year's conference is “From Digital Content to Knowledge Asset”. 6 Keynote Speeches were delivered by: Prof. Yunhe Pan, Chinese Academy of Engineering, who gave a talk entitled “Development and Trends of the Digital Library”; Prof. Fan-Sen Wang from Academia Sinica, who introduced Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program and cultural diversity; Prof. M. S. Vijay Kumar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who gave a lecture entitled “The Open Influence: Towards an Ecology of Abundance”; Dr. Sarah Kenderdine, City University of Hong Kong, who substituted Prof. Jeffrey Shaw to present the speech entitled “Immersive Strategies for the Embodiment of Culture and Heritage”; Prof. Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University of Taiwan, who focused on the topic of “A Few Problems of Digital Learning”; and Mr. She Mang, Education Bureau of Hong Kong, who addressed e-Learning issues from a Hong Kong perspective.
In addition, a diverse range of topics spreading among 21 Concurrent Sessions included: The Power of Digitalized Knowledge, Managing Knowledge Assets, E-learning Strategies & Practice, Knowledge Upon Social Media, Academic Assessment Strategies for E-Portfolios, Biodiversity Database Integration, Korean Classic Collection and its Content Management, Climate Change Knowledge Assets, Visualization and Virtual Systems in Digital Humanities, Cultivating Cultural Heritage with Information Technology, Lexical Semantics and Multilingual Thesaurus Construction, E-Learning, Meta-Library, Social Computing and Its Application, E-book Archiving, Application of Spatio-temporal Methods to the Humanities, Management and Service of Knowledge Assets, and Access to Information and Public Licenses in the Digital Environment.
In the end of the closing ceremony, 6 poster winners were presented with the awards from University Librarian Storey Colin, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. John Leman from University of Alaska Fairbanks, on behalf of PNC, gave a closing remark bringing up our future issues about how to deal with the abundance of knowledge and access to knowledge. You could find his remarks here.
PNC wish to once again thank each individual and all for making this conference a fruitful one! PNC 2011 Annual Conference will happen in Bangkok, Thailand and the exact date will be announced on the PNC webpage soon. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2011!
PNC 2011 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held in Chulalongkorn University in Thailand from October 19 to 21 was concluded successfully. The conference has brought diverse group of 192 participants together to share their ideas and exchange information from 15 countries: China, France, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.
During the conference, Thailand has encountered the most devastating flood in 50 years. The flood, which threatened the edge of Bangkok, also made it more difficult to host the conference. However, regardless the disaster, the participants and local staffs whose houses were under the threat of the flood still made it to the venue in Bangkok. PNC would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to all participants and staffs’ contributions. The conference wouldn’t come to an end successfully without the support from all participants and the local collaborators, Chulalongkorn University, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC).
The main theme of the conference this year, “Managing Climate Change: From Science to Digital Humanities and Sustainability,” looks into climate change challenge from the perspective of potential contributions from the fields of information technology and digital humanities. The following inspiring Keynote Speeches were delivered:
“Climate Changes and Water Resources in Taiwan History” by Dr. Ts’ui-jung Liu from Academia Sinica
“Climate Change and Urban Flood Management” by Dr. Zoran Vojinovic, UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
“Contemporary Adaptation among Taiwanese Austronesian Peoples” by Dr. Shu-min Huang from Academia Sinica
“Interdecadal Variability of East Asian Summer Monsoon and Precipitation” by Dr. Meigen Zhang from Chinese Academy of Sciences
"Traditional agriculture: Adaptation to Climate Change—Tanking Hani Rice Terraces System as an Example" by Dr. Qingwen Min from Chinese Academy of Sciences
"CyberInfrastructure for Service-oriented Geospatial Science and Technology"by Dr. Jianya Gong from Wuhan University
Another important part of the conference, poster competition, also gathered splendid works from groups representing different countries. In closing ceremony, the six outstanding poster competition winners were awarded by Dr. Dongfang Shao, our PNC steering committee member from Stanford University. Congratulations to our winners! The list of the winners and their works can be found here.
Our excellent speakers from different countries have brought innovative insights into different sessions. We hope the conference can shed lights on the future solutions for problems that came along with climate change. If you are interested in PNC 2011 presentation materials and keynote speech videos, please refer to http://www.pnclink.org/pnc2011/english/program.html.
The disastrous flood in Thailand has brought significant losses. At this very moment, PNC has donated all registration fee received this year USD $ 4000 dollars in total to Princess Pa Foundation in Thailand as flood relief. We sincerely hope that with our blessings and support from all over the world, the water will recedes quickly and Thailand could recover soon from the damage. PNC wish to once again thank each individual and all for making our 2011 PNC conference exceptional and significant. Next year, PNC 2012 Annual Conference will take place in University of California at Berkeley in United States. Further information will be announced on our PNC website, and we look forward to seeing all of you again in 2012!
The 2012 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings concluded successfully on December 9, 2012. 138 participants from 15 countries attended the 3-day event.
The main theme of PNC 2012 was “New Horizons: Information Technology Connecting Culture, Community, Time, and Place.” The keynote speakers from diverse backgrounds presented their respective research and work, providing attendees insights into applications of most up-to-date technologies in the preservation and sharing of cultures, heritages, and other contents for academic and educational purposes. For more information on the program, please click here.
Mr. Ben Kacyra, founder of CyArk, shared his insights on preserving endangered world heritages through the use of laser scanning, digital modeling, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The foundation has listed 500 important cultural heritage sites around the world as primary conservation targets. Prof. Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), discussed the new trends of the cultural memory organizations in preserving, sharing, interconnecting, and interacting with their collections in a digital realm. Dr. Tai-li Hu, Academia Sinica, is an award-winning ethnographic documentary film maker. She shared first-hand experience in preserving the indigenous cultures in Taiwan by digital video archiving.
Prof. Deren Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, presented the conservation of Mo-Gao Grotto of Dunhuang using remote sensing and 3D-scanning technologies. Dr. James Quo-Ping Lin, National Palace Museum, demonstrated the IT applications including films, 3D animation, and interactive kiosks at the NPM, which won two international awards in 2012. Mr. Stephen Abrams, UC Curation Center, highlighted UC’s initiatives on open source and open data principles, which incorporate significant community outreach, engagement, and collaboration to facilitate functional applicability and widespread dissemination of research products.
In the closing ceremony, Prof. John Lehman highlighted his personal experience in the past few decades when Internet connectivity grew from rare commodity to something that is taken for granted. Prof. Lehman also shared with the participants his observation of the reinvention of PNC along the way. For his insightful comments, please check here for the script.
The PNC Annual Conference and Joint Meetings provided not only an opportunity to learn more on the fundamental changes that are taking place in digital archiving, learning, and sharing, but how these technologies are being made relevant to the human experience, especially the preservation and sharing of culture, history, religion, and new media.
Please join us in our 2013 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings. PNC will celebrate its 20th anniversary at Kyoto University, Japan. Stay tuned for our updates and we look forward to seeing you there!
The 2013 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings at Kyoto University, Japan concluded successfully on December 12, 2013. 200 participants from 14 countries attended the 3-day event.
The main theme of PNC 2013 was ¡§New Paradigms on Humanities Computing: Linking Knowledge on Human Activities.¡¨ There were 2 keynote sessions and 47 parallel sessions during which participants shared the latest trends of the developments and applications in the fields represented. For more information on the program, please click here.
Academician Chao-Han Liu, who is also the Chairman of the Center for Sustainability Science at Academia Sinica, delivered the first keynote speech entitled ¡§Toward Global Sustainability¡¨. Dr. Liu shared with the participants how values and beliefs influence individual and collective behavior towards more sustainable practices of human society. The second keynote speaker was Professor Kozaburo Hachimura, Dean of the College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University. His lecture was entitled ¡§Digital Archives of Intangible Cultural Properties: From Dance Performances to Traditional Festivals¡¨. Professor Hachimura¡¦s lecture provided great insights on applying motion capture technologies in the archiving of the Japanese traditional dances and festivals. His presentation demonstrated the characteristics of humanities computing in Japan.
During the poster session, over 30 groups of intriguing presentations energized the scene.
*For the winning posters and other information on the poster session, please click here for details.
Gold Prize Winner
Akihiro KAWASE, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ichimura TARO, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Toshinobu OGISO, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Poster Title: "Problems in TEI P5 Encoding on Colloquial Japanese Documents of the Early Modern Period"
Akihiro KAMEDA, Research Organization of Information and Systems
Fumihiro KATO, Research Organization of Information and Systems
Utsugi JINBO, National Museum of Nature and Science
Ikki OHMUKAI, National Institute of Informatics
Hideaki TAKEDA, National Institute of Informatics
Poster Title: "Integrate Japanese Red List into LOD of Species"
Takafumi SATO, Ritsumeikan University
Makoto GOTO, Hanazono University
Fuminori KIMURA, Ritsumeikan University
Akira MAEDA, Ritsumeikan University
Poster Title: Developing a Web-based System for Annotating Historical Materials by Multiple Humanities Researchers - The Case of "Todaiji Yoroku" -
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of PNC, Professor John Lehman illustrated in his remarks at the closing ceremony how PNC grew with the advancing of information technologies over the past decades. He also offered a glimpse of the possible future directions. For his presentation, please check here.
Over the years, more than 3,000 scholars have participated in PNC conferences. The consortium has endeavored to foster the exchange of information and collaboration among individuals and institutes.
Please join us in our 2014 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings at National Palace Museum, Taiwan. Stay tuned for our updates and we look forward to seeing you there!
The 2014 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings at National Palace Museum, Taipei concluded successfully on October 23, 2014. 288 participants from 13 countries attended the 3-day event. The main theme of PNC 2014 was ¡§Museum Computing: An Approach to Bridging Cultures, Communities and Science¡¨. For more information on the program, please click here.
In the opening ceremony, Vice President of Academia Sinica Dr. Fan-Sen Wang, Director of National Palace Museum Director Ming-Chu Fung, President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz, and Minister of Education Republic of China (Taiwan) Dr. Se-Hwa Wu, all gave insightful remarks. There were 6 keynote sessions and 21 parallel sessions. The diverse range of topics explored and discussed included: Digital Archives, Digital Art History, Digital Humanities, Digital Museum, Culturemondo: Culture Archives and Post-Archive Possibilities, Spatiotemporal Linked Data, Digital Humanities, MOOCs, Discovering Cultural Heritage: Museumification Transforms Image of Libraries, Linked Open Data, Print Collection Management, Biodiversity, ICT in Fieldworks, Information Technology and NPM and Toward a Diachronic Digital Gazetteer . Two workshops were conducted concurrently during the conference: ECAI Workshop: Museums, Technology and Collaboration and the Working with Cultural Data in the New Digital Age workshop organized by the Academia Sinica Digital Center.
3 poster winners were presented with the awards during the closing ceremony.
*For the winning posters, please click here for details.
First Place Winner
Anson CHIANG, Academy of Art University
Tuo-Hsuan PENG, BraveBot Intelligent Technology
Miaolung SHIH, Foguanhshan
Seng Keat THE, American Buddhist Cultural Society
Randy VAN, University of California San Diego
Howard XUE, American Buddhist Cultural Society
Poster Title: "Digital Archives of Buddhist Sutras and Writings in a Mobile Application with Chinese-English and Chinese-Spanish Split-Screen"
We wish to once again thank all speakers and participants who attended this year¡¦s event. PNC 2015 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Macau. Stay tuned for our latest updates and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2015!
The 2015 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings at University of Macau concluded successfully on September 29, 2015. 157 participants from 11 countries attended the 3-day event. The main theme of PNC 2015 was "Taking Data into the Public Domain". For more information on the program, please click here.
In the opening ceremony, Former PNC Chair and Academician of Academia Sinica, Dr. Chao Han Liu and Director of Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, Dr. Lewis Lancaster gave insightful remarks. President of University of Macau Prof. Zhao Wei and Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Macau Prof. Philip Chen gave warm welcome and introduced the participants to the new campus of University of Macau. There were 4 keynote sessions and 29 concurrent sessions in this year's program. The diverse range of topics explored and discussed included: Digital Humanities, Geographic Information Science, MOOCs, Memory and Archives, Advanced and Institutional Linked Open Data, Service Design of Urban IoT, Open Access, Conservation Science, Biodiversity and more. Additionally, among the 29 concurrent sessions including 11 workshops held by Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, Academia Sinica, the Chinese Academy of Science, and the Chinese Academy of Social Science. We are also pleased to have the local experts sharing the preservation efforts of the Macau Memory Project during the concurrent sessions.
3 poster winners were presented with the awards during the closing ceremony.
*For the winning posters, please click here for details.
First Place Winner
Chia-ning, CHIANG, National Central Library
Tzu-heng, CHIU, National Central Library
Shu-hsien, TSENG, National Central Library
Poster Title: "TCI: Towards a Rigorous Citation Index"
We sincerely thank all speakers and participants who attended this year's event and making it a success. PNC 2016 Annual Conference will take place at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA. Stay tuned for our latest updates and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2016!
The 2016 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings at the Getty Center, Los Angeles concluded successfully on August 18, 2016. 210 participants from 9 countries attended the 3-day event. The main theme of PNC 2016 was "Does Data Construct Reality?". For more information on the program, please click here.
In the opening ceremony, Vice President of Academia Sinica Prof. Fan-Sen Wang, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust Dr. James Cuno, Director of Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiatives Prof. Lewis Lancaster and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angele Director-General Steve C.C. Hsia, all gave insightful remarks.
There were 5 keynote sessions and 23 concurrent sessions in this year's program. Among other topics explored in this year's 23 conference sessions were: the Getty's recent productions and projects in Linked Open Data, social media, metrics, and open content. Topics in the concurrent session include digital humanities, digital documentation, usability, digital libraries, smart living, and biodiversity. The workshops arranged by the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) highlighted areas including, cultural heritage visualization, historical mapping, and maritime Buddhism.
The PNC 2016 Best Poster Award was given to team from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) at the closing ceremony.
*For the winning poster, please click here for details.
PNC 2016 Best Poster Winner
Francesca ALBREZZI, University of California, Los Angeles
I-Wen CHANG, University of California, Los Angeles
Poster Title: "Digital Museum-Hot Body, Cool Tech: Performative and Choreographed Bodies in New Media”
We wish to once again to thank all speakers and participants who attended this year's event. The PNC 2017 Annual Conference will take place at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. Stay tuned for our latest updates and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2017!
The 2017 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held at the Magic School of Green Technologies, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan concluded successfully on November 9, 2017. Over 160 participants from 13 countries attended the 3-day event.
In the opening ceremony, Vice President of Academia Sinica Dr. Chin-Shing Huang, President of National Cheng Kung University Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, Director General of Department of Information and Technology Education, Ministry of Education Prof. Pau-Choo Chung, Director of Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiatives Prof. Lewis Lancaster, extended a warm welcome to all the participants.
The theme of the conference this year is "Data Informed Society". There were 6 keynote sessions and 21 concurrent sessions over the three-day program. Topics in the concurrent session include are: digital humanities, cultural heritage, digital libraries and museums, virtual reality, climate change, smart cities, ICT in education, data analytics. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of ECAI, a special session was held in retrospective of ECAI history and impact. For more information on the program, please click here.
The PNC 2017 Best Poster Award was given to joint team from Kansai University, Asia University, Otemon Gakuin University.
*For the winning poster, please click here for details.
PNC 2017 Best Poster Winner
Tosh Yamamoto, Kansai University
Wen-Chi Vivian Wu, Kansai University
Anthony Y. H. Liao, Asia University
Masanori Tagami, Otemon Gakuin University
Poster Title: "Proposing a New Phase of Liberal Arts Course Enhanced with Active Learning for PBL in the Social Constructivism Paradigm: Advanced Communication Based on Empathy & Trust Building”
We wish to once again to thank all speakers and participants coming from near and far to this annual gathering. Thank you for your active participation and contribution to PNC 2017. Stay tuned for more information about PNC 2018, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.