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25-26 May 2015
SEARCA, College, Los Baños Laguna, Philippines
Background
The regional ICT-Asia program is a French initiative directed at Asia in order
to strengthen, on the basis of mutual benefits, high-level scientific
cooperation with and among emerging and developed Asian countries in the
field of information and communication technology (ICT). It aims to
contribute to regional integration by driving a search for excellence and
support for scientific communities in Asia, with a strong focus on ASEAN.
ICT- Asia contributes, through an annual call for proposals, to the funding of
research projects involving France and at least two partner countries in Asia,
of which at least one is an ASEAN member state. The overall purpose is to
foster the building of multilateral research teams for future participation in
other regional and multilateral programs.
ICT-Asia regional workshop is held every year for attendance by researchers
who have participated in or intend to participate in the program together
with the representatives of French and Asian partner organizations. It offers
a venue for dialogue between French and Asian scientists, with the objective
of facilitating further scientific cooperation (building of research teams for
application to ICT-Asia Call for Proposal, integration of participants to
existing cooperation networks, and dialogue between potential partners).
ICT–ASIA 2015 will be held in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines in partnership
with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research
in Agriculture (SEARCA).
Objectives
 Strengthen the network of scientists in ICT research fields for
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further cooperation, eventually leading to the constitution of
trilateral (or more) research teams;
Offer a venue for peer discussion on ICT programme and Call
for Proposals;
Promote research, projects, and cooperation opportunities
offered by the partners in the Philippines with regard to
trilateral/multilateral research in the relevant fields.
 Offer a venue for the promotion of trilateral/multilateral
cooperation opportunities in partner research centers.
Participants
Scientists from France, ASEAN member countries, Timor Leste ,
China – Taiwan-Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Pakistan,
Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan in the field of ICT.
Representatives from:
 French and Asian public and private bodies supporting R&D,
regional cooperation and networking in ICT fields (priority
targets as sponsors and promoters of the program).
 Offices in Ministries in charge of R&D and regional
cooperation, ASEAN Sectorial bodies and centers in relevant
fields (STI Division, AHA Center; etc.)
 Research and Scientific Cooperation Sections of French
Embassies in the relevant countries.
Themes
ICT-Asia 2015 Workshop will focus on:
 Climate Change Modeling and Monitoring
 Disaster Risk Reduction
 ICT Applications to Food Security
 Urban and Rural Informatics
Scientific presentations with a cross-cutting approach to Climate
Change will be privileged.
Expected outputs
 Strengthening of a Franco-regional network in the ICT field
 Increased participation of Philippine scientists in the ICT
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TENTATIVE AGENDA
DAY/TIME
THEME
MONDAY, 25 May 2015
8:00-9:00 am
Registration
9:00-10:00 am Opening Ceremonies
Keynote Address: Climate Change—The Role of ICT
10:00-11:30
pm
Keynotes Session: Setting the scene: Regional cooperation in ICT
fields, challenges and opportunities
11:30-1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00-3:00 pm
Panel Session 1: Climate Change Modeling and Monitoring
3:30-5:00 pm
Panel Session 2: Disaster Risk Reduction
5:00-7:30
Wrap-up Session, Day 1; Welcome Dinner
programme
Scientists to team up to present projects to 2015 ICT-Asia Call
for Proposals, eventually leading to long-lasting trilateral
DAY/TIME
THEME
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
8:30-9:00 am
Registration
9:00-10:30 am
Panel Session 3: ICT Applications to Food Security
11:00-12:30 pm
Panel Session 4: Urban and Rural Informatics
12:30-1:30 pm
LUNCH
1:30-2:30 pm
Discussion : ICT-Asia in 2015; 1) New strategic priorities; and
2) 2015 Call for projects: terms and priorities
2:30-3:00 pm
Wrap-up; Conclusion
3:15-5:00 pm
Visits to nearby research institutions
25-26 May 2015
SEARCA, College, Los Baños Laguna, Philippines
SEARCA in cooperation with UNESCO and the French
Embassy in the Philippines is now accepting abstracts for
the ICT-Asia 2015 Workshop. The workshop is organized
into 4 plenary sessions consisting of panel discussions
focusing on the following themes:
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Climate Change Modeling and Monitoring
Disaster Risk Reduction
ICT Applications to Food Security
Urban and Rural Informatics
Please note that there will only be a maximum of 5
presentations for each of the Plenary Sessions. Each
presenter will be given 15 minutes for his/her presentation
(10 min on scientific programmes or projects, 5 min. on past
or potential cooperation on the topic). Group presentations
are accepted, and will be given additional 5 minutes to
present.
Participants may be scientists sponsored by ICT-Asia in the
past, scientists intending to apply for 2015 call for projects,
heads of International Relations of public and private
research bodies.
Participants are selected through the present call for
abstract.
GUIDELINES
All abstracts must be submitted ONLINE and must contain
the following information:
 Conference Theme (please see above, i.e., Climate
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Change Modeling and Monitoring, Disaster Risk
Reduction, etc.)
Title
Details of authors’ names and affiliations. Please
provide the potential speaker’s e-mail and mailing
address
Content (<300 words). Include introduction, concise
details of methods and results, potential/past
benefits from cooperation with Asian or French
research units, and conclusions and references
Speaker´s biography and photo
FORMAT
1. Conference Theme (Climate Change Modeling and
Monitoring, Disaster Risk Reduction, etc.)
2. Title: Calibri 14 pt. <80 characters
3. Author 11*, Author 21, Calibri 12pt, 1 Institution name,
Address, Email
4. Abstract:
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. It should
include an introduction, concise details of methods
and results, potential/past benefits from cooperation
with Asian or French research units, and conclusions
and references.
The preferred typeface for the content of the abstract
is Calibri 11 pt.
5. References: Calibri 11 pt.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Speaker’s biography, Calibri 11 pt. (100 words or less) +
high quality profile picture, to be displayed on the
website.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit your abstract in a word document (max
5MB) via e-mail to:
 [email protected][email protected][email protected]
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Abstract submissions close:
26 April 2015
Abstract acceptance
notifications issued to authors:
30 April 2015
For more information
please visit the website at
http://bit.ly/ictasia2015