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2011 International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer)

1-2 Sept. 2011

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Message from the conference chair

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  • Organizing team

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  • Program Committee

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  • Logistics Committee

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  • Table of contents

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  • Social Life Networks for the Middle of the Pyramid

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  • Location aware queries for sensor network

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):2 - 8
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    Wireless sensor networking is a rapidly merging research area. There are many areas where Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications are very important such as military, healthcare, agricultural and transportation. In WSN applications, power consumption is foremost crucial. Therefore reducing power consumption is a focal concern when developing WSN applications. Majority of power in WSN environmen... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for managing persistence in distributed systems

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):9 - 13
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    Enterprise applications today have acquired the need to be distributed due various demanding reasons. Such systems are developed with focus on distributed concerns than on the application logic. This diverted the developers from the functional requirement of the system and burdened them with the responsibility of developing and maintaining code related to distributed concerns. The main intention o... View full abstract»

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  • Architectural description based Overlay Networks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):14 - 18
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    Overlay Networks are heavily used in Distributed computing applications. They often have heterogeneous architectures, such as Client Server, Peer to Peer or Hybrid. In this work, we try to abstract the Architecture of an Overlay Network into a document called an Architectural Description (AD). The Architectural Description document may contain the Roles and the Relationships of a particular Overla... View full abstract»

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  • EME: An emergent model of emotions

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):19 - 25
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    Throughout the history of artificial intelligence (AI) various attempts have been made to incorporate emotional support in intelligent systems. Still some potential paths are left untraveled. This study presents an attempt to model emotions as a complex system based on the hypothesis that mind state can be considered as an emergent phenomena resulting from autonomous, interactive, elementary entit... View full abstract»

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  • Computational model of grammar for English to Sinhala Machine Translation

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 31
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    Development of the computational model of grammar for highly inflected language is a complex task and it is also essential to develop rule-based machine translation systems. This paper presents a computational model of grammar for Sinhala language by considering the Morphology and the Syntax of the Sinhala language. Finite State Transducers (FST) and Context-free grammar (CFG) have been used to de... View full abstract»

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  • “Biometrics Computing”

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 32
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  • Age progression for elderly people using image morphing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):33 - 38
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    Aging is an inevitable process and its effects cause major variations in the appearance of human faces. Human face identification has a significant amount of information depend on his age, gender, ethnicity and etc. In addition, facial expression and facial gestures often reveal the emotional state of an individual. Consequently human facial analysis has received considerable attention and has led... View full abstract»

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  • An automated vision based recognition system for Sri Lankan Tamil sign language finger spelling

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):39 - 44
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    As computers become more and more pervasive in human lives, the need for natural and effective Human Computer Interaction (HCI) becomes more important than ever. Speech recognising and voice commanding remain to play an important role in the HCI field. However, these systems are restricted for deaf community. In Sri Lanka, the native language of the deaf community is Sri Lankan sign language, whic... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging research frontiers in mobile interface design

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 45
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  • Two Dimensional Audio Environment for the Visually Impaired

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):46 - 51
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    Two Dimensional Audio Environment for the Visually Impaired, hereinafter TDAEVI is an audio based computer interface with positional information. It provides layout and tabular structures in application interfaces. A prototype system is implemented in order to test the concept. Both qualitative and quantitative evaluations were carried out with users who have an average level of computer skills. F... View full abstract»

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  • Pattern independent fiducial marker detection for an interactive public display

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):52 - 57
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    The use of keyboard and mouse introduced with the advent of the first GUI operating system is a proven way of interaction with interfaces based on window, icon, menu and pointer (WIMP) paradigm, which has prevailed for few decades. Traditional input devices have limitations as they are originally designed to support two dimensional interfaces in single user environment, thus increasing interest on... View full abstract»

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  • Proposing a port decision system approach for dynamic integration of South American sea ports

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):58 - 64
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    The integration of regional infrastructure is essential for the economic wellbeing of nations, including developing countries. This project is particularly concerned with addressing regional port-to-port integration in the South American context. Towards this goal of integration, this paper proposes an initial interdisciplinary theoretical model to assist computer-based decision-making for port au... View full abstract»

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  • From eTransformation to mTransformation: Designing mobile information systems for empowerment

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 65
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  • Mobile service portal for rural fisher community development

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):66 - 70
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    Emerging technological advancements are with the potential of delivering numerous services for betterment of local SMEs, entrepreneurs and rural community in general. However, the necessity of high-tech, sophisticated and high cost equipments to access these services has created digital division between socioeconomic layers as well as between rural and communities in cities. In this work, we have ... View full abstract»

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  • The Kenyan ‘Digital Villages Project’ from a behavioural perspective

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):71 - 76
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    This reflective paper sheds light on the Kenyan Government's DigitalVillages Project. The project strives to decrease the disparities between urban and rural environments across the country using information and communications technologies. The structure of the project is inspired by the Capability Maturity Model. This paper proposes the use of behavioural archaeology instead. The use of behaviour... View full abstract»

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  • Hidden in the clouds: The impact on data security and forensic investigation

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 77
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  • NoSQL query processing system for wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):78 - 82
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    TinyDB and TikiriDB are query processing systems, which have been used successfully in wireless sensor networks (WSN). These query processing systems provide a SQL query interface to extract data from sensors and it has proven to be a convenient programming interface in these environments. However, a relational database model that guarantees ACID properties is not a good match for a wireless senso... View full abstract»

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