First Conference on ICT for Philippine Development

Friday, July 20, 2012 12:00 AM    Views : 498by:UP NCPAG

We would like to invite you to the first Conference on ICT for Philippine Development (ICT4phD) which will be held at the PSSC Auditorium, Philippine Social Science Council, Commonwealth, Diliman, Quezon City on 21-22 September 2012. The conference is a joint undertaking of the Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy (CLCD) of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG), the Philippine ICT Research Network, Ideacorp, the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), and the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC), and co-sponsored by Intel Philippines.

Among the panels and themes to be discussed in the Conference are:

· eGovernance
· Social Media and Society
· Cybercrime, cybersex, pornography and privacy
· Everyday lives in the Information Society
· Use of ICTs in Education
· State of ICT in Education
· Issues in Telehealth
· Data Privacy in the Philippines
· Health Information Systems in the Philippines
· Reflections about Technology in a developing world
· ICTS and Minorities
· Issues in ICTD

Registration fee for local participants is PhP1000 and for international participants is US$30. The fee includes the conference kit, lunch and snacks for the two-day event.

Please refer to the attached tentative program for more details or visit the conference webpage (http://ajstudio.co.cc/ict4phd/) for updates. For confirmations and any questions, you may contact Ms. Arlene Santiago at (632) 925-4109 or email at clcdncpag@yahoo.com.


S & T Trivia

" Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio SeƱo of Los Banos, Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called, respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulation in Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparation known as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents under his name. "

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