AI Innovation in
Cloud Computing and IoT

International Joint-Research and Training Program in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things in Taiwan

雲端計算與物聯網上的AI創新

Welcome to PRAGMA Institute 2018


Dear Colleagues,

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!

Sincerely,

Ce-Kuen Shieh Chair,
International Joint-Research and Training Program in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things
National Center for High-performance Computing

Agenda


Invited Speakers


Dr. Peter  W.  Arzberger

Dr. Peter W. Arzberger

Pragma Steering Committee Member, University of California San Diego

Prof. William Y. Chang

Prof. William Y. Chang

Advisor Office of VP for Research and Innovation, University of Hawaii System

Prof. Aimee Stewart

Prof. Aimee Stewart

Research Software Architect, Biodiversity Institute University of Kansas

Dr. Rui Oliveira

Dr. Rui Oliveira

University of Minho, Member of the Board of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)

Prof. Hock Beng Lim

Prof. Hock Beng Lim

Co-Director Center for Smart Systems, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Prof. Vinay Krishan Bhatia

Prof. Vinay Krishan Bhatia

Senior Director, Digital India CorporationI

Prof. Susumu Date

Prof. Susumu Date

Associate Professor of the Cybermedia Center at Osaka University since 2008

Prof. Suhartanto Heru

Prof. Suhartanto Heru

Professor, Universitas Indonesia

Prof. Felix Wu

Prof. Felix Wu

Professor and Associate Dean, UC Davis

Prof.Uwe Woessner

Prof.Uwe Woessner

Head of Visualization, HLRS

Prof. Jenq-Neng Hwang

Prof. Jenq-Neng Hwang

Professor and Associate Chair, University of Washington Seattle

Dr. Hen-Biau King

Dr. Hen-Biau King

Chair,the Jane Goodall Institute of Taiwan

Prof. José Fortes

Prof. José Fortes

Professor, AT&T Eminent Scholar, University of Florida

Dr. Jason Haga

Dr. Jason Haga

Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Dr. Jim Hao Chen

Dr. Jim Hao Chen

Associate Director, International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, USA

Dr. Nadya Williams

Dr. Nadya Williams

Research Scientist, University of California, San Diego, USA

Dr. Shava Smallen

Dr. Shava Smallen

Interim Chair, Pragma Steering Committee; Resources Working Group

Porf. Yoshio Tanaka

Porf. Yoshio Tanaka

Director, Information Technology Research Institute, AIST

Dr. Tung-Yung Fan

Dr. Tung-Yung Fan

Research Fellow, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

Mr. Tung-Lin Hung

Mr. Tung-Lin Hung

Senior Executive Officer, Makong City Penghu County

Prof. Yen-Jong Chen

Prof. Yen-Jong Chen

Professor, National Cheng Kung University

Dr. Ling-Jyh Chen

Dr. Ling-Jyh Chen

Research Fellow,Institute of Information ScienceAcademia Sinica

Dr. Dinh Van Dzung

Dr. Dinh Van Dzung

Deputy Director, Information Technology Institute (ITI) Vietnam National University Hanoi (VNU)

Venue


11/26、11/27、11/29
Tamkang University

in Hsu Shou-Chlien International Conference Center

No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

11/28
National Palace Museum

in NPM Wenhuitang Auditorium

No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 11143, Taiwan

Accommodation


Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf

HOTEL INFORMATION

  • Name : Fullon Hotel Tamsui Fisherman’s Whar
  • Address : No.83, Guanhai Road, Tamsui Dist, New Taipei City (more details)
  • Telephone : 02-2628-7777
  • FAX : 02-2805-9959

About PRAGMA Institute


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.

Questions & Comments


We welcome your questions and comments about our website as well as suggestions for new courses and programs.

Ms Lai
E-mail:1703171@narlabs.org.tw

Ms Sue
E-mail:lilian.sue@narlabs.org.tw