May 7th, 2008 – Special Sessions Day


Special Session Programs



Registration at Pailin Room A (1st Floor)



Special Session I : Tutorial on Computational Algorithms for Bioinformatics for Beginners

Prof. Dr. Chidchanok Lursinsap, Advanced Virtual Intelligent Computing (AVIC) Center, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand



Special Session II : Minimizing the Energy Consumption in Large Cluster Systems Using Resources Sufficiency Based Scheduling Algorithm

Assist Prof. Dr. Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand



Special Session III : Seeking Certainty – Agile Development Methods in Software Projects

Roy Morien, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia



Lunch at Pailin Room B (1st Floor)



Special Session IV : Economy of Scale in Thailand Open Source

Dr. Virach Sornlertlamvanich and Sineenat Tienkouw, NECTEC, Thailand



Special Session V : Institutional Repository for Preserving Scholarly Digital Assets

Jayan C Kurian, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Shopping and Dinner at The Bridge Over the River Kwai (Relax on Your Own)


Special Sessions Day Abstract


Special Session I : May 7, 2008 (09.00 – 10.00)  

Tutorial on Computational Algorithms for Bioinformatics for Beginners



          Some basic computational concepts used in Bioinformatics are introduced. This tutorial does not aim to explain all existing computational concepts and problems. Due to the limited number of pages, only those most studied problems and concepts are mentioned. The material in this paper is suitable for anyone who is interested in the computational concepts behind those currently existing bioinformatics programs. However, the readers should have some basic background in biology and mathematics.



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Prof. Dr. Chidchanok Lursinsap

Advanced Virtual Intelligent Computing (AVIC) Center

Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND









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Assist Prof. Dr. Putchong Uthayopas

Department of Computer Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, THAILAND




Special Session II : May 7, 2008 (10.00 – 11.00)

Minimizing the Energy Consumption in Large Cluster Systems Using Resources Sufficiency Based Scheduling Algorithm



         In this paper, a new dynamic provisioning algorithm called Resources Sufficiency based Scheduling Algorithm is presented. This algorithm can be effectively used to save energy for large scale cluster. The approach is defining a guaranteed quality of service with users. Then, trying to minimize number of active machine by tracking the computing demand dynamically, then varying the available computing power close to the demand by controlling the state of machine from active, idle, power save.

         From the experimental evaluation, it has been show that 9-14 percent of energy consumption can be reduced in 200 nodes cluster. In addition, even adding some guaranteed job (or SLA) into the system, some level of energy can still be save while maintaining the SLA and QOS with users.






Special Session III : May 7, 2008 (11.00 – 12.30)

Seeking Certainty – Agile Development Methods in Software Projects


About the presenter

          Mr Roy Morien is an honorary Research Fellow of the DEBI Institute Curtin University of Technology, an independent consultant and researcher, and a sometime Visiting IS Specialist at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok, Thailand. He has an Institute Of Technology degree in corporate law and administration and a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University of Technology), a PostGraduate Diploma in Information Systems, and a Master of Commerce(Information Systems) also from Curtin University of Technology. His industry experience dates from 1976, and his teaching and research interests since 1985 have been in software prototyping, Rapid Application Development Methods, and latterly Agile Development Methods. He has presented seminars at numerous universities in Thailand, on Agile Development Methods, and has published at international conferences in Australia and the USA on Agile Methods and Agile Project Management. Ro has also published a textbook on Programming and Software Engineering, and has journal papers published on Business Process Engineering, Database Pedagogy and IS Education.




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Roy Morien

The Digital Institute of Ecosystems and Business Intelligence

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia






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Dr. Virach Sornlertlamvanich

Information and Mobile Application

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

National Science and Technology Development Agency

Ministry of Science and Technology, THAILAND






Special Session IV : May 7, 2008 (13.30 – 14.30)

Economy of Scale in Thailand Open Source



          Basic definition of open source software is a kind of software which is redistributable and its source code is free for everyone to run, to study, to improve, and to redistribute. Although the open source software has such a sense of freedom, open source software is able to be traded in markets. The economics of open source software is concerned. This paper makes a preliminary discussion of the economies of scale in Thailand open source software. We propose a concept and analyze the key factors which can explain the economies of scale in open source software in Thailand in the past few years


Special Session V : May 7, 2008 (14.30 – 16.00)

Institutional Repository for Preserving Scholarly Digital Assets



          Institutional repositories play a significant role in scholarly communication by means of long term preservation and dissemination in-addition to permanent storage facilities. The open and interoperable nature of institutional repositories has received widespread considerations from the stakeholders of academic and research institutions world-wide. In addition to digital content preservation and dissemination, an institutional repository reflects an organization’s visibility and reputation. By carefully customizing repository functionality, an institutional repository can cater to a wide variety of information needs in an educational environment. The session will talk about institutional repositories and describe repository features associated with content acquisition and a framework for importing data, implemented at our repository. The rationale behind choosing DSpace for implementing our institutional repository, Digital Repository - Nanyang Technological University (DR-NTU) and the unique features we plan to implement to meet the needs of our users are also highlighted. It is expected that stakeholders of digital repositories will have a better view of institutional repositories and would consider the DSpace open source software tool for potential adoption at their affiliate institutions.




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Jayan C Kurian

Division of Information Studies

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore