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Date 27-29 Oct. 2012

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • [Title page]

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  • Conference organizing committee

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  • Welcome

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  • Keynote speakers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): viii
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    These keynote speech discuss the following: reflecting on IT and the global community; The accident at TEPCO Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations and Community informatics. View full abstract»

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  • Peer-reviewed papers

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  • Review process

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  • Using “simple” technology to support geographically distributed communities of practice

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    Communities of practice are important social structures for creating and sharing knowledge and it has been suggested that organizations should develop and support communities of practice for effective knowledge management. As a result, there is growing interest in the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to enable and support geographically dispersed communities of practice. In th... View full abstract»

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  • ICT and society: Examining the impact of technology among filipino families in diaspora

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1 - 7
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    The role of information and communication technologies has reached all sectors of society. No doubt that the smallest unit of society, the family, has been tremendously affected by these changes. The impact of technology has been directed to the family as they consume the innovation every minute of their lives. As such, it is important to examine how communication technology has affected the quali... View full abstract»

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  • Quantifying the environmental footprint of rigid substrate printed antenna

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    Quantifying environmental footprint is an important task for the embedded system researcher as this study keep them aware of environmental impacts' threat toward green and healthy living of human beings. In this work we have presented a study on analysis of sustainability and environmental impacts assessment in manufacturing process of rigid substrate printed antennas. Life cycle assessment approa... View full abstract»

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  • A concept development methodology: Disaster relief operations

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    The 2009 Australian Defence White Paper directs the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to support disaster relief operations undertaken by relevant agencies in Asia and, more specifically, in support of neighbouring Asia-Pacific nations. The urgency of this task is underscored both by projected increases in the frequency of natural disasters, and the likelihood of increasingly severe consequences as a... View full abstract»

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  • Norbert Wiener and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

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    For seven months from late 1955, Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) worked at the Indian Statistical Institute at the invitation of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893-1972). Mahalanobis had achieved a remarkable feat, the creation of a world class institution within a decade of India's independence. Wiener was also at the peak of his career, having established the field of cybernetics a few years earlier.... View full abstract»

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  • The implications of clean and renewable energy development for gender equality in poor communities in South Asia

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    Historically, women have been invisible in the energy sector and energy infrastructure and services are often and incorrectly considered to be `gender neutral'. The role of women in energy development is a recent area of study that emerged in the 1980s and a substantial body of feminist research has been built up since then. With 675 million people in developing Asia having no access to electricit... View full abstract»

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  • Indian Millennials: Are microchip implants a more secure technology for identification and access control?

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1 - 9
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    This mixed methods study with a sequential explanatory strategy explored qualitatively the statistically significant quantitative findings relative to Indian respondents' perceptions about RFID (radio frequency identification) transponders implanted into the human body. In the first analysis phase of the study, there was a significant chi-square analysis reported (χ2 = 56.64, df ... View full abstract»

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  • Japanese salient perceptions of ubiquitous monitoring

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1 - 5
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    Ubiquitous Computing systems stand to bring many benefits in life. To achieve this, such systems will require unprecedented levels of data to be collected, in real time, about users. One issue with this level of data collection is that monitoring can often cause users to change their behavior, potentially rendering the data collected inaccurate. The PSA-BI model was developed to predict the behavi... View full abstract»

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  • Development approach of measurement method for Information and Communication Technology adoption level in primary and secondary school

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    With such rapid growth of technology, the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning process at schools indicates upward trend. Nevertheless, there is still no clear indication to what extent such technology has been applied. In light of that, it is necessary to set a method capable of measuring the adoption level of ICT at schools. This measurement covers some ... View full abstract»

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  • Meeting Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) needs by engineering sustainable solutions

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    The world's population has surpassed 7 billion just recently, while our natural resources are depleting at an alarming rate. On one hand, we celebrate life and on the other, we see global warming, poverty, pollution, illiteracy degrading the quality of life. Advances in technology bring out the stories of drug discovery which saves millions of lives and also the development of missiles arsenal whi... View full abstract»

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  • Scalable multiuser remote laboratories provide on-demand hands-on laboratory experience

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    Remote Triggered (RT) Laboratories have emerged as viable alternatives in developing skills to deal with physical phenomenon and instrumentation in absence of real laboratory experience. Over the past decade several RT experiments have emerged in different parts of the world including those developed under Govt. of India's National Mission on Education through ICT as part of Right to Education (RT... View full abstract»

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  • The challenges in developing a seamless model of aged and disability community care in Australia within a mixed economy of service providers

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    Community Care in Australia is provided by a range of service providers including, government agencies, not for profit agencies and for profit agencies. Such a broad range of service providers presents a significant and complex challenge in the development of common and coherent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems. These challenges include; limited interoperability, complex and ... View full abstract»

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  • Customer service- A tool to improve Quality of Experience (QoE)

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    For internet service providers, providing quality customer service is as important as providing promised bandwidth and consistent service availability. In Pakistan, there is fierce competition among wireless and wire-line technology ISP's. The total number of broadband users in the country has exceeded 1.7m and the industry is yet to experience the boom in full enormity. Set in this scenario, we s... View full abstract»

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  • Feedback and trust-related factors of consumer behavior in cross-border electronic commerce

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    Online shopping from foreign websites, or cross-border electronic commerce, has not become very common despite its potential advantages for consumers. This study investigated the factors that influence the intention to use a foreign website, using a model of consumer behavior with trust and risk. Additionally, it examines how feedback from users of different nationalities affects the relationships... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnosis system using data mining approach for Glaucoma (a social threat)

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    Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness after cataracts and its detection is essential to prevent visual damage. Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness in India. The framework designed, will be able to help in early detection and diagnosis of glaucoma using perimetry data and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) images. The co-relation between perimetry and OCT data will be evalu... View full abstract»

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  • Water, energy and food security

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Water, energy and food are inextricably linked and underpin the development and expansionary nature of current global trade and productivity models. Global concerns about limited access to these three fundamentals for life are compounded by growing concerns about their future availability and sustainability. Adding more people to an increasingly urbanized planet will exert significant pressure on ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart meter technology tradeoffs

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    Smart meters have become a matter of concern for many populations, although the technology is as always politically neutral. The focus on electricity rather than all metered services, water, gas and electricity is one aspect of this public concern. The heavy emphasis on Smart Grids, overall energy supply stability [1] and the extension of control into the home by power generators, allied to poor c... View full abstract»

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