Report on the ICT-EurAsia 2014 Conference and its special track AsiaARES 2014
The ICT-EurAsia 2014 Conference was held from the 14th to the 17th of April 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. ICT-EurAsia was organized by SBA Research, Vienna in conjunction with the Universitas Udayana, Denpasar and the two University Networks ASEA-UNINET and EURASIA-PACIFIC. Within four days 80 conference participants and student participants from 20 different countries attended the accepted presentations on the latest research results in the area of Information & Communication Technology. ICT-EurAsia focuses on defining requirements of future systems in the area of ICT with a special consideration on fostering long-term relationships among researchers and leading organizations in the Eurasian continent.
70 research papers were presented. Special emphasis was put on applications due to the initiative of IFIP TC 5. A special track focusing on availability, reliability, and security (AsiaARES) covers nearly half of the contributions. This track was mainly organized with the support of IFIP WG 8.4. AsiaARES was an attempt to bring the idea of eight successful consecutive ARES conferences which are supported by WG 8.4 to Asia. After a successful AsiaARES 2013, which was held last year within ICT-EurAsia 2013, we continued this collaboration and kept the initiative to offer virtual presentations for which authors submitted a video presentation in addition to their paper to allow a larger number of researchers to participate. Special thanks to Ilsun You for all his efforts toward this initiative.
ICT-EurAsia 2014 was supported by IFIP TC 5 (IT Applications) in tight cooperation with IFIP TC 8 (Information Systems).
The ICT-EurAsia conference aims to serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas, as well as experiences, and opinions among theoreticians and practitioners – at ICT-EurAsia 2014 we were proud to notice that this goal has been achieved. A successful conference, such as ICT-EurAsia 2014, is not only about having interesting discussions and sharing latest research results but also about establishing a community and a meeting point for researchers. ICT-EurAsia 2014 was extremely successful in this community-building aspect.
Hence organizing a successful conference also means offering events beside the scientific program for creating an atmosphere which encourages the exchange of experiences and ideas. At this point we would like to express our thankfulness to President Prof. Ketut Suastika, Prof. I Made Suastra, Inggriani Liem and his team from the Udayana University for all their efforts to make ICT-EurAsia such a success. First of all the memorable Conference Dinner at the Governor’s house was a highlight that we will not forget.
Organizing cross-domain scientific events like this originates from an idea of IFIP President Leon Strous at the IFIP 2010 World Computer Congress in Brisbane and is very much aligned with the many activities of the ASEA-UNINET (ASEAN-European Academic University Network) and the EPU network (Eurasia Pacific University Network) since both networks have a strong focus on ICT.
The Conference was very honored by having successfully attracted Prof. Dr. Erich Neuhold (Vienna University of Technology) and Dr. Ismail Khalil (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) to hold a keynote speech.
Besides the support of IFIP the conference was supported by the following institutions:
- University Udayana, Indonesia
- International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
- ASEAN-European University Network
- Eurasia-Pacific University Network
- The Austrian Competence Centres for Excellent Technology SBA (Secure Business Austria)
- The Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research
- The Austrian Embassy in Jakarta
Last but not least we have to mention the excellent contribution of the PC members and the reviewers. Due to the success of this scientific event it has been planned to organize ICT-EurAsia also in 2015.