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October 19-21 (Wed-Fri), 2011


















Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University
Sasa Patasala Building,
Soi Chula 12, Phyathai Road,
Bangkok 10330,


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Participation to PNC 2011 is open to all people with interest. For detailed registration information, please click here.



















Invitation Letter

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Dear Sirs,


We are delighted to announce that the 2011 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings will be held at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University from October 19 to 21 in collaboration with Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand. On behalf of the PNC Organizing Committee, we sincerely invite you to attend this Conference.

The theme for this year’s conference is: “Managing Climate Change: From Science to Digital Humanities and Sustainability”. Climate change is an important and pressing issue in the 21st Century expected to affect many aspects of human life. The conference this year will focus on viewing the climate change challenge from the perspective of potential contributions from the fields of information technology and digital humanities. Digital technology has the potential to provide many innovative solutions to the unique problems likely to be encountered as a result of climate change, from novel energy saving solutions, to possible roles for social networking sites in disaster management. The conference this year hopes to enhance the comprehension of past adaptation efforts in history and explore the possibilities to harness the potential.

In addition to this highlighted theme, as always, regular contributions from any aspects of the fields of information technology and digital humanities are most welcome.

This year’s conference will include oral presentations, panel discussions, and poster competitions/ demonstrations that will highlight various domains such as Biodiversity, Information Sharing/ Information Sharing, Disaster Management, Environmental History, GIS, Public Health, e- Archives, e- Culture, e- Heritage, e- Learning, e- Libraries, e- Museums, e- Publishing, and e- Resource.  

Since 1993, the PNC has been committed to enhancing digital research and interaction among researchers, educators, and professionals around the Pacific Rim. The importance and contribution of the PNC has been widely recognized by the digital and information technology community. We sincerely invite you to participate in this upcoming event, learn and share the up‐to‐date knowledge from this ever‐promising field. With your support and participation, we believe all attendees will greatly benefit from this year's conference.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any inquires. We are looking forward to seeing you this October in Bangkok!

With best regards,

  Da-Wei Wang
PNC Executive Officer

Social Events

● Opening Ceremony
    Date: October 19, 2011 (Wednesday)
    Time: 9:00 - 9:20
    Location: Sasin Hall, 9F, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University


● A Half-day Tour- Vimanmek Mansion
    Date: October 20, 2011 (Thursday)
    Time: 14:00 - 16:00
    Location: Vimanmek Mansion, Ratchawithi Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300
    Departure Time: 14:00
    Meeting Point
: TBC, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University      
    Introduction: The Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the Dusit Palace complex,
                           nearby Dusit Zoo in Dusit district. Vimanmek Mansion was built in 1900 by King Rama V by having the Munthatu
                           Rattanaroj Residence in Chuthathuj Rachathan at Ko Sichang, Chonburi, dismantled and reassembled in Dusit
                           Garden. The celebration for the completion of Vimanmek Mansion was held on March 27, 1901. It was used as a
                           royal palace by King Rama V for five years until the completion of Amphorn Satharn Villa in 1906. In 1932,
                           Vimanmek Mansion was used only as a storage place of the Bureau of the Royal Household. In 1982 Queen
                           Sirikit asked permission of King Rama IX to renovate Vimanmek Mansion for use as a museum to commemorate
                           King Rama V by displaying his photographs, personal art and handicrafts, and to serve as a showcase of the Thai
                           national heritage. The palace is now a major tourist attraction and is the world's largest golden teakwood
      * Notice: 1. Transportation will be arranged for group pick-up between the conference venue and Vimanmek Mansion
                      2. Admission fee: Thais- 75 baht; Foreigners- 100 baht
                      3. Proper attire is required; please find details here
                      4. A 20-minute guided tour will be arranged
● Closing Ceremony
    Date: October 21, 2011 (Friday)
    Time: 17:30 - 18:00
    Location: Sasin Hall, 9F, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University


● Banquet
    Date: October 21, 2011 (Friday)
    Time: 18:00 - 20:00
    Location: Jamjuree Ballroom, M Floor, Pathumwan Princess Hotel
                      444 MBK Center, Phayathai Rd.,
                      Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
* 4-minute walk from the Venue: MAP




“English” is the official language in this conference.


Host (in alphabetic order)


     Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

     Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII), Thailand


    NECTEC   National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
      (NECTEC), Thailand

    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