On behalf of the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), it is our great pleasure to welcome your participation in PRAGMA Institute 2018!
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 splendid ocean views and magnificent mountain scenery along the island are all not to be missed! This beautiful island, full of cultural, natural, and hi-tech wonders, promises a very special meeting experience in Asia!
PRAGMA Institute is well received in the ICT community in international regions. The workshop will focus on issues of science and technology in Artificial Intelligent, Big Data, Cloud Computing 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 look forward to having you at PRAGMA Institute 2018!
Ce-Kuen Shieh Chair,
International Joint-Research and Training Program in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things
National Center for High-performance Computing
Pragma Steering Committee Member, University of California San Diego
Advisor Office of VP for Research and Innovation, University of Hawaii System
Research Software Architect, Biodiversity Institute University of Kansas
University of Minho, Member of the Board of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)
Co-Director Center for Smart Systems, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Senior Director, Digital India CorporationI
Associate Professor of the Cybermedia Center at Osaka University since 2008
Professor, Universitas Indonesia
Professor and Associate Dean, UC Davis
Head of Visualization, HLRS
Professor and Associate Chair, University of Washington Seattle
Chair,the Jane Goodall Institute of Taiwan
Professor, AT&T Eminent Scholar, University of Florida
Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Associate Director, International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, USA
Research Scientist, University of California, San Diego, USA
Interim Chair, Pragma Steering Committee; Resources Working Group
Director, Information Technology Research Institute, AIST
Research Fellow, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Senior Executive Officer, Makong City Penghu County
Professor, National Cheng Kung University
Research Fellow,Institute of Information ScienceAcademia Sinica
Deputy Director, Information Technology Institute (ITI) Vietnam National University Hanoi (VNU)
in Hsu Shou-Chlien International Conference Center
No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
in NPM Wenhuitang Auditorium
No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 11143, Taiwan
in New Taipei City
No.83, Guanhai Road, Tamsui Dist
Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf
The continuing growth of the IT industry in East and Southeast Asia has had an immense impact on not only the regional but the global economy as well. While IT is by nature collaborative, Taiwan has maintained a strong presence in high-performance computing and networking. Hence, the “Southeast Asia International Joint Research and Collaboration Program in High-Performance Computing Applications and Networking Technology,” held by NCHC and the acronym of which is PRAGMA Institute, aims to promote the technological exchange among countries of the Asia and-Pacific region, and discuss the research collaboration that is visionary and has regional features in order to advance the technological development in Southeast Asia.
Artificial Intelligent (AI) is the most important emerging field, which applications and technology are what NCHC is being developing. As computer technologies are fully intertwined with people’s lives, AI has been applied to science, medical care, national defense, earth system science, etc. Thus, the core value and importance of AI along with the commercial possibilities cannot also be ignored. The main theme of this year’s PRAGMS Institute is, therefore, focusing on AI and its Innovtaion. Since NCHC holds a membership in PRAMGA and CENTRA, the researchers from our center annually attend the PRAGMA and CENTRA workshops which take place annually focusing on the big data applications of grid technologies. On November 26 to 30, 2018, NCHC, PRAGMA and CENTRA will organize the first AI related ICT workshop, 2018 AI Innovation in Cloud Computing and IoT Workshop – Expedition on the Network Science Landscape, and invite renowned scholars from Japan, Europe, the United Sates, and Southeast Asia. While discussing the analytics, data sharing and collecting related to AI and cyberinfrastructure, this workshop will help enhance the interactions between leading institutions in the US and those around East and Southeast Asia.