Welcome to Pragma Institute
On behalf of the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), it is our great pleasure to welcome your participation in Pragma Institute 2017!
Taiwan is also known as “Formosa” which means “Beautiful Island.” Included in Taiwan’s 19 major cities and counties are bustling metropolises like Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung. Also, Taiwan’s fifth largest city, Hsinchu, has one of the highest densities of hi-tech enterprises in the entire world! Natural wonders such as Hualien County’s splendid ocean views and magnificent mountain scenery and Kaohsiung’s port views are not to be missed! This beautiful island, full of cultural, natural, and hi-tech wonders, promises a very special meeting experience in Asia!
Pragma Institue is well received in the ICT community in Southeast and East Asia regions. The workshop will focus on issues of science and technology in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Internet of Things. We encourage participants to present their research to strength the connections around the Pacific Rim and develop collaborations through the exchange of research results and ideas.
While you are here, we have arranged some social and cultural events, and hope you to feel at home and enjoy your time experiencing the cultures and beauty of Taiwan. As the great Confucius once said, “It is a great joy to welcome friends from afar!”
We welcome you to our beautiful island and hope you enjoy our warm hospitality! We bid you all a very special and rewarding experience here in Taiwan!
We look forward to having you at Pragma Institute 2017!
Chair, Southeast Asia International Joint-Research and Training Program
Director General, National Center for High-performance Computing