1st Meeting:

2nd Meeting:
  Kuala Lumpur

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Global Village Initiative- 1st Workgroup Seminar

2nd Workgroup seminar: Asia
April 7th, 2008
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hosted by
Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications, Malaysia

In partnership with
National Centre of Excellence for Sensor Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia and
Groupe des Ecoles de Télécomunications (GET/IT-SudParis), Paris

Berjaya Times Square Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Preliminary program

7th April 2008


9:30 – 12:30





9:00 – 9:30 Opening

Welcoming Remarks by the Ministry

Communications Infrastructure Development Focus Under Ninth Malaysia Plan
Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications

Introduction: 1st Workgroup Seminar, Paris
M. Mokhtari (Institut Telecom, France), Sergio Guillen (ITACA, Spain)

National and International initiatives
A. Gauffier, Scientific Attache, Embassy of France in Malaysia. ICT-ASIA Programme

M. Mokhtari, Institut TELECOM-Handicom Lab. – France. EUROPEAN FP7eInclusion and AAL initiatives

Industry innovation perspectives
  • Koujuch LIOU, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI South) - Taiwan
  • IBM Seoul - Korea
  • MIMOS - Malaysia
10:45 break
& posters



14:00 – 17:00



Research/innovation perspectives
This session will be organised as presentation and live demonstrations of prototypes in the main lobby.

  • Zeugnam Zenn Bien, Korea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST)- Korea
  • Guan Cuntai, Infocomm Institute of Research (I2R) - Singapore
  • Tatsuya Yamazaki, National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) - Japan
  • Mohd Fadlee A. Rasid, National Centre of Excellence for Sensor Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Context aware living space, Handicom Lab, France
  • Infocomm Institute of Research (I2R) - Singapore

Usability, Users involvements and requirements
  • Sharifah Norazizan Syed Abd RashidInstitute Gerontology, UPM - Malaysia. Ageing and ICT: Malaysia’s Perspective
  • S. Guillen, ITACA Valencia – Spain. Case study – European project
  • Malaysia Research Education Network (MyREN)

Way Forward: Global Village initiative Roadmap

Next Global Village initiative in Washington DC (June 2008)

19:00 Gala dinner

15:45 break
& posters