Keynote
  • Ts'ui-jung LIU
    Topic: Climate Changes and Water Resources in Taiwan History
    [CV]---[Abstract]
    ---[Slide]
  • Zoran VOJINOVIC
    Topic: Climate Change and Urban Flood Management
    [CV]---[Abstract]
  • Shu-min HUANG
    Topic: Contemporary Adaptation among Taiwanese Austronesian Peoples
    [CV]---[Abstract]
  • Meigen ZHANG

    Topic: Interdecadal Variability of East Asian Summer Monsoon and Precipitation
    [CV]---[Abstract]

  • Qingwen MIN
    Topic: Traditional Agriculture: Adaptation to Climate Change
    [CV]---[Abstract]
  • Jianya GONG
    Topic:CyberInfrastructure for Service-oriented Geospatial Science and Technology
    [CV]---[Abstract]

PNC 2011 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings 

Welcome Message from the Local Host

Updated October 13 2011

PNC 2011 Unaffected by Thailand Floods


Main Theme: Managing Climate Change: From Science to Digital Humanities and Sustainability
Venue: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Date: October 19-21, 2011


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), National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI). The theme for this year’s meeting 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 Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) Annual Conference and Joint Meetings 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. Our ancestry accommodated climate changes and their success as well as failure can definitely shed some light on the formidable challenge we are facing. 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 year’s 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 presentations such as: "Climate Change Technology Needs Assessment for Thailand", "The Natural History of Climate Change", "Insight from the Scoping Assessments for the International Implication on Climate Change Adaptation in 13 Countries", “Environmental History”, "Natural History in Humanities", “Climate Change and Environmental Change”, "Climate Change Adaptation", "Best Practice on Climate Change Adaptation: Community Water Resource Management", "Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Environment", “Impact of Climate Change on Public Health”, “Community Empowerment for Disaster Management”, "Climate Change and Disaster", "Climate Change Governance", "Biodiversity: Conservation, Restoration and Monitoring", "Structurization and Visualization of Multidisciplinary Knowledge", “Virtual Museum Management and Sustainability of Cultural Assets”, “Knowledge Sharing Beyond Borders: Library Digitization, Cooperation, Networking, Challenges”, "Licensing Opportunities for Museums", "Digging Out Humanity and Historical Information from Old Maps", and “iBook for Learning”. The PNC cordially invites you to participate in this event. We believe it will be a great opportunity to share up-to-date knowledge in areas of mutual interest.


The Conference will be organized into oral presentations, panel discussions, and poster demonstrations that will highlight the following areas:

Biodiversity
Data Sharing/ Information Sharing
Disaster Management
Environmental History
GIS
Public Health
e- Archives
e- Culture
e- Heritage
e- Learning
e- Libraries
e- Museums
e- Publishing
e- Resource

 


Call for Posters
Call for Posters starts now. PNC 2011 Call for Posters includes three activities: “General Poster Competition”, “Librarian Poster Competition”, and "Demonstration Zone". Scholars, students, technicians, librarians, museum professionals, educators and website managers are welcome to participate. For detailed information, please click here.

 

A leisure tour to the Vimanmek Mansion
In order to welcome PNC participants, the local host will arrange one special half-day tour to the Vimanmek Mansion in the afternoon of October 20. For more information about the social events, please click here.

 

About the PNC
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. For more information about the PNC, please click here.

 

  

  • Dr. Jianya GONG

  • Chair Professor, Director, State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, China

 

10:00-10:30, October 21, 2011

CyberInfrastructure for Service-oriented GeoSpatial Science and Technology

Dr. Qingwen MIN
  • Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 

09:30-10:00, October 21, 2011

Traditional Agriculture: Adaptation to Climate Change--Tanking Hani Rice Terraces System as an Example

Dr. Meigen ZHANG
  • Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 

09:00-09:30, October 21, 2011

Interdecadal Variability of East Asian Summer Monsoon and Precipitation

Dr. Shu-min HUANG
  • Academician, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

09:45-10:30, October 20, 2011

Contemporary Adaptation among Taiwanese Austronesian Peoples

Dr. Zoran VOJINOVIC
  • Associate Professor in Hydroinformatics, UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands

 

09:00-09:45, October 20, 2011

Climate Change and Urban Flood Management

Dr. Ts'ui-jung LIU

Academician, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

09:30-10:15, October 19, 2011

Climate Changes and Water Resources in Taiwan History