• Yunhe Pan
    Topic: Development and Trends of the Digital Library
  • Fan-Sen Wang
    Topic: TELDAP and Cultural Diversity of Taiwan
  • M. S. Vijay Kumar
    Topic: The Open Influence: Towards an Ecology...
  • Jeffrey Shaw
    Topic: Immersive Strategies for the Embodiment...
  • Tak-Wai Chan
    Topic: A Few Problems of Digital Learning
  • She Mang
    Topic: e-Learning: A Hong Kong Perspective

Conference Info

  • Date
  • Venue
  • Registration
  • Invitation Letter
  • Social Events
  • Language
  • Host
  • About Hong Kong
  • Airfare Deals from China Airlines


December 1~3, 2010 : PNC 2010 Annual Conference

December 4, 2010 : Excursion






City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue,
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3442 5418















On-line Registration    

Registration Form  

The deadline for early registration is October 24, 2010, and for regular on-line registration is November 25, 2010. On site Registration will start on December 1, 2010 and will be subject to availability. On-site registration payment should be made by cash in US dollars or HK dollars; credit cards will not be accepted.

●  Registration Fee
(Details please refer to “Registration”)

  Taipei (Time Zone)
Registration Fee
Three-day One-day pass
12/1~3 12/1 12/2 12/3
Special rate Faculty from
City University of Hong Kong
US$ 50/
HK$ 450/
TW$ 1,750
US$ 20/
HK$ 180/
TW$ 700
US$ 20/
HK$ 180/
TW$ 700
US$ 20/
HK$ 180/
TW$ 700
Student from
City University of Hong Kong
US$ 25/
HK$ 225/
TW$ 875
US$ 10/
HK$ 90/
TW$ 350
US$ 10/
HK$ 90/
TW$ 350
US$ 10/
HK$ 90/
TW$ 350
Participant Early Registration
by 10/24
US$ 50/
TW$ 1,750
US$ 20/
TW$ 700
US$ 20/
TW$ 700
US$ 20/
TW$ 700
Late Registration
US$ 70/
HK$ 630
TW$ 2,450
US$ 25/
HK$ 225/
TW$ 875
US$ 25/
HK$ 225/
TW$ 875
US$ 25/
HK$ 215/
TW$ 875
Student Early Registration
by 10/24
US$ 25/
TW$ 875
US$ 10/
TW$ 350
US$ 10/
TW$ 350
US$ 10/
TW$ 350
Late Registration
US$ 40/
HK$ 360
TW$ 1,400
US$ 15/
HK$ 135/
TW$ 525
US$ 15/
HK$ 135/
TW$ 525
US$ 15/
HK$ 135/
TW$ 525
Banquet Ticket (12/3) The Three-day registration fee includes one Banquet Ticket
US$ 40/
HK$ 360/
TW$ 1,400
Excursion Ticket(12/4)
US$ 30/
HK$ 270/
TW$ 1,050
Accompany Person Registration Fee US$ 70/
HK$ 630
TW$ 2,450
US$ 25/
HK$ 225/
TW$ 875
US$ 25/
HK$ 225/
TW$ 875
US$ 25/
HK$ 225/
TW$ 875
Banquet Ticket (12/3) The Three-day registration fee includes one Banquet Ticket. US$ 40/
HK$ 360/
TW$ 1,400
Excursion Ticket (12/4) US$ 30/
HK$ 270/
TW$ 1,050

Important Notes:

  Registration will be processed in Taiwan; therefore the registration fee will be charged in Taiwan New Dollars (TW$).
  The Three-day registration fee includes three day lunches, coffee, tea, and one Banquet Ticket.
  The One-day pass registration fee includes one day lunch, coffee, and tea. If you are interested in attending the
  banquet, please purchase the Banquet Ticket (USD 40 / NTD 1,400) in advance through the registration.
  The special rate is for students and faculties from City University of Hong Kong. Please provide Student Identification
  Card or Employment Identification Card upon registration to complete the registration process.
  Student voucher is designed for participants with Student Identification Card. To qualify for Student voucher, please
  provide student certificate upon registration to complete the registration process.
  For Poster Competition participants, at least one author needs to register for 12/3 and attend the competition in Hong
  Kong in person.
  For Poster Demonstration Zone participants, if none of the authors could go to Hong Kong in person, one of the authors
  needs to  register for 12/3. The abstract will NOT be included in the program book without registration.
  For participants who would like to attend the Hong Kong Cultural tour on 12/4, please purchase the Excursion Ticket (USD 30
  / NTD 1,050, including transportation & lunch) through the registration. Early registration is advised due to limited availability.
  On site Registration will start on December 1.
  Computers will be provided for speakers by the Secretariat. However, if you would like to use the Apple Computer or
  your own computer, please bring your own one.



●  Confirmation
The PNC Secretariat will send a confirmation letter via e-mail after your registration form and payment have been received. Please show it to the conference registration desk for getting the name badge and conference documents. If you do not receive confirmation letter by November 25, 2010, please contact us at

●  Cancellation

Cancellation should be made by written and fax to the Secretariat at +886-2-2783-4496 by November 15, 2010. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded after the conference if the cancellation is made by November 15, 2010. No refund is made after November 15, 2010.


Invitation Letter

To download the invitation letter, please click HERE

Dear Sirs,


We are delighted to announce that the 2010 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference will be held at the City University of Hong Kong from December 1 to 3 in collaboration with the City University of Hong Kong and the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI). On behalf of the PNC Organizing Committee, we sincerely invite you to attend this Conference. With your support and participation, we believe that all participants will greatly benefit from it.

The main theme for this year’s meeting is “From Digital Content to Knowledge Asset.” Digital content comes in different forms and serves a multitude of purposes; it has become one of the single most important assets since the age of the Internet and the development of information technology. Admittedly, digitization has significantly altered the way we pursue knowledge. Given the sheer volume of digitized data, Knowledge Management (KM) becomes the most crucial factor in facilitating data utilization, cross-discipline collaboration, e-learning, and the dissemination of knowledge. The conference calls for input from perspectives of culture as well as information technology to address this up-and-coming issue.

This year the PNC 2010 annual conference consists of oral presentation and poster demonstration highlighting various domains such as Biodiversity, Digital Archives, Digital Libraries, Digital Museums, e-Learning, e-Publishing, e-Resource, GIS, Intellectual Property Rights, Metadata, and Media Application.

Since 1993, the PNC for nearly two decades has been committed to enhancing digital research and interaction among researchers, educators, and professionals around the Pacific Rim. Its importance and contribution has been widely recognized by the digital and information technology community of the same region and beyond. We sincerely invite you to participate in this upcoming event, learn and share the up-to-date knowledge from this ever-promising field.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you in Hong Kong.

With best regards,

  Da-Wei Wang
PNC Executive Officer
TEL: +886-2-2789-8029
FAX: +886-2-2783-4496

Social Events

● Opening
    Date: December 1, 2010
    Time: 09:00-09:30
    Location: Wei Hing Theatre, 6F, Amenities Building, City University of Hong Kong (MAP)



City University of Hong Kong- ALiVE (Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and
   Embodiment) tour
    Date: December 2, 2010
    Time: 14:00-17:00
    Location: Hong Kong Science Park
    Departure Point: 2 pm, at University Circle, City University of Hong Kong (MAP)     
    Introducion: Situated at the Hong Kong Science Park, ALiVE, the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment,
                          is City University of Hong Kong’s imaginative new research incubator and showcase for innovations in creative
                          media. A first in Hong Kong, ALiVE builds on world famous research achievements that have been made over
                          recent years at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, the UNSW iCinema Research Centre in Sydney
                          and Museum Victoria in Melbourne. Inspired by the specific artistic, cultural, industrial and research of
                          opportunities in the Asian region, ALiVE’s challenge-led research programs are at the cutting edge of the future
                          digital media in society. They address emerging developments in museums, galleries, libraries, archives,
                          planetariums, the cinema, games, location-based entertainment, cultural heritage, science, education, health
                          and the environment.
    * Free of charge. Transportation will be arranged to pick up participants between City University of Hong Kong and the
       Hong Kong Science Park.


    Date: December 3, 2010
    Time: 18:00-20:00
    Location: City Chinese Restaurant (Shing Hin)- Floor 8, Amenities Building, City University of Hong Kong (MAP)



● Excursion
    Date: December 4, 2010
    Time: 8:00-17:00
    Location: Hong Kong Geopark  - Tung Ping Chau, Strait of Double Haven, and Crooked Island (MAP)
    Departure Point: Pedestrian Entrance, City University of Hong Kong (opposite Festival Walk) (MAP)                
    Fare: USD 30 / NTD 1,050 (transportation & lunch included)
    Registration: Please purchase the Excursion Ticket through the registration. Early registration is advised due to limited
08:00 Meet at the Pedestrian Entrance (opposite Festival Walk)  at City University of Hong Kong; board /double-decker/coaches to depart for Ma Liu Shui Pier 
09:00 Board ferry at Ma Liu Shui  to depart for the Strait of Double Heaven
  Sight-seeing at the ferry ride of the Strait of Double Haven
- Double Haven (Yan Chau Tong) rests on the northeastern shore of Plover Cove Country Park. To
  conserve the wildlife and natural features of this lovely area, Double Haven was designated a marine
  park in 1996.
- It is an idyllic arcadia embraced by uplands. It owes its celestial tranquil setting to the surrounding
  hills. Bestowed with such supreme qualities, it is no surprise that Double Haven astonishes every
  first-time visitor with her stunning beauty. That unique serene mood is simply unimaginable in bustling
  Hong Kong.

Exploring the Crooked Island (Kat O)
- an island with 300 people living there and where participants can visit:
   a. a century-old Tin Hau Temple(built in 1736);
   b. Qing Monument – installed in 1802, documented the ruling of the provincial government, based on
       the appeal of the fisherfolks, prohibiting land lords from levying 'unreasonable' taxes on their
       tenants; and
  c. an ancient banyan tree - the tree of love
11:00 Lunch at Crooked Island (Kat O)
12:30 Board ferry to depart for Tung Ping Chau
13:30 Arrive at Tung Ping Chau. Exploration of Tung Ping Chau
- the easternmost outlying island of Hong Kong
- renowned for strange rock formation
- unlike most other rock types across the territory, this crescent-shaped island is made up of
  sedimentary rock including siltstone, dolomitic siltstone, mudstone and chert
15:15 Board ferry back to Ma Liu Shui Pier
17:00 Arrive at Ma Liu Shui Pier; board double-decker/coaches to depart for City University of Hong Kong



“English” is the official language in this conference.



    CityU   City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    PNC   Pacific Neighborhood Consortium

Co-host (in alphabetic order)

  Academia Sinica, Taiwan

ECAI   Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

  Ministry of Education, Taiwan

  National Science Council, Taiwan



About  Hong Kong

   Hong Kong is located in the Far East, just south of the Tropic of Cancer. Hong Kong Island is 32km (20 miles) east of the
   mouth of Pearl River and 135km (84 miles) southeast of Canton. It is separated from the mainland by a good natural harbour.
   Hong Kong Island was ceded to Britain in 1842 by the Treaty of Nanking; and the Kowloon Peninsula (south of Boundary
   Street and Stonecutters Island) in 1860 by the Convention of Peking.

   The area of Boundary Street to Shenzhen River and a group of 260 islands, now known as the New Territories, were leased to
   Britain in 1898 for a period of 99 years. The New Territories (plus the 260 islands) comprise 891 sq km (380 sq miles).
   Shortage of land suitable for development has led to reclamation from the sea, principally from the seafronts of Hong Kong
   Island and Kowloon.

  • Area: 1097 sq km (423.6 sq miles).
  • Population: 6,687,200 (1998)
  • Population Density: 6,096 per sq km.
  • Government: Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China since 1997. Head of Government: Chief
     Executive Tung Chee-Hwa .
  • Language: Chinese and English are the official languages with Cantonese most widely spoken. English is spoken by many,
     particularly in business circles
  • Religion: Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist, with Christian and Muslim minorities, but there are also places of worship for most
    other religious groups.

 Time Zone
   Time: GMT + 8.
   Hong Kong is 13 hours ahead of New York, 14 hours ahead of Chicago, and 16 hours ahead of Los Angeles. Since Hong
   Kong does not have a daylight saving time, subtract one hour from the above times if it`s summer.

   Because Hong Kong is on the other side of the international Date Line, you lose one day when traveling from the United States
   to Asian. Don’t worry-you gain or back when you return to North America, which means that you arrive back home the same
   day you left Hong Kong.

   220 volts AC, 50Hz.
   Telecommunications services are as sophisticated and varied as one might expect in an advanced Western-style economy
   (including radio-paging and view data).

   Directory enquiries services are computerized. For directory enquiries, dial 1081 (English) or 1083 (Chinese). Full IDD is
   available. Country code: 852. Outgoing international code: 001. Local public telephone calls can be made either with phone
   cards or coins. Local calls are free from private phones.

 Mobile phones
   GSM 900 and 1800 networks provide coverage on the mainland and throughout the island. Mobile telephones function all over
   the underground network, thanks to transmitters installed in the tunnels.

 Hong Kong Links

   Hong Kong Tourism Board

  Hong Kong International Airport

  Yellow Pages Map

  Hong Kong MTR

  Hong Kong- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Airfare Deals from China Airlines

China Airlines provide special offers to PNC 2010 participants travelling from Taipei, Kao Hsiung, Bangkok, Japan, Seoul,
and the US to Hong Kong as follows:

 Routing  Booking Code  Fares  Validity
 Taipei-Hong Kong-Taipei C  TW$ 13,000  
 Taipei-Hong Kong-Taipei B  TW$ 9,000  0-14days
 Kao Hsiung-Hong Kong-Kao Hsiung C  TW$ 11,500  
 Kao Hsiung-Hong Kong-Kao Hsiung T  TW$ 9,300  0-1month
 Bangkok-Hong Kong-Bangkok C  THB$ 15,000  
 Bangkok-Hong Kong-Bangkok V  THB$ 6,500  0-1month
 Japan-Hong Kong-Japan C  JPY$ 70,000  
 Japan-Hong Kong-Japan K  JPY$ 40,000  2-10days
 Seoul-Hong Kong-Seoul C  KRW$ 1,200,000  
 Seoul-Hong Kong-Seoul N  KRW$ 384,000  0-1month
 USA-Hong Kong-USA J  Less 10% of publish fare  
 USA-Hong Kong-USA T  Less 7% of publish fare  6 months
Tax and fuel surcharge are excluded
Passengers are entitled to use China Airlines VIP room while departing from Hong Kong airport 

For booking tickets or any further information, please contact China Airlines staff below:

Contact Name   E-mail Tel  
 Ms. Christina Hwang +852-28439817  
 Ms. Ruby Lam +852-28439885   
 Ms. Merrine Moh +852-28439879  
 Ms. June Wu +852-28439875  
 Mr. Ringo Chiu +852-28439871