Keynote Speakers I : May 8, 2008 (09.45 – 10.15)

Software Process Improvement in Thailand



          Thailand has realized the need to create software industry since the first computer was brought in the country. In 1986, NECTEC was founded to act as a funding agency for university research in electronic and computer technology. Later, NECTEC was assigned responsibilities to promote the use of ICT in the public sector, establishing the Software Park Thailand, drafting ICT laws for the Cabinet, as well as collaborating with the Thailand Institute for Industry Standards in developing several ICT standards. Software Park Thailand became a transition partner of the Software Engineering Institute and promoted the use of SW CMM and CMMI in Thai software companies. In 2002, the Cabinet approved the establishment of Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) as a public organization within the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication. SIPA funded a group of software experts to create a new standard – Thai Quality Software (TQS) for use in very small software enterprises. TQS is now further modified to align with the new ISO 29110 standard.




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Dr. Kanchit Malaiwongs,

Fellow, Royal Institute of Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand




Keynote Speakers II : May 8, 2008 (10.15 – 10.45)

3D Body Scanning: Clothing and Healthcare Applications



          Measurement of the human body is fundamental to many areas especially clothing and medicine. Now 3D body surface scanners – developed largely for clothing applications - are transforming our ability to accurately measure and visualize people’s body size and shape. 3D whole body scanners capture in 1-10 seconds highly accurate 3D body maps, allowing a computer to automatically extract hundreds of measurements from a scan, as well as valuable 3D shape information.

          3D surface scanners have revolutionized anthropometrics surveys, such as SizeTHAILAND, and are finding increasing use in clothing applications (e.g. size recommendation, made-to-measure and virtual try-on) and medicine (e.g. monitoring obesity and plastic surgery).

          Professor Treleaven is a pioneer of 3D body scanning. This talk presents the science of 3D body scanning, and described new applications in clothing and healthcare.




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Prof. Philip Treleaven

Pro-Provost and Professor of Computing

University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK



Keynote Speakers III : May 8, 2008 (11.00 – 11.30)

Fault Tolerant and Fault Recovery Techniques in Supervised  and Unsupervised Neural Networks



          Neural networks become an important and unavoidable computational tools for solving classi
cation and functional approximation problems. The classi
cation problem is the root of several problems in arti
cial intelligence, pattern recognition, data mining, machine learning, forecasting. The functional approximation is the extension of classification problem. With this important role in science and engineering research, the VLSI implementation of a neural network is a must. In this talk, the mathematical concept of how to enhance the fault tolerant capability and how to recover the faulty situation for both supervised and unsupervised neural networks will be brief discussed.





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Prof. Dr. Chidchanok Lursinsap,

Advanced Virtual Intelligent Computing (AVIC) Center

Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND



Keynote Speakers IV : May 8, 2008 (11.30 – 12.00)

Modeling Component-Based Software Systems



          The field of software engineering originally concentrated on “programming in the small” putting the main emphasis on implementation techniques. Over the last decades, software and systems engineering expanded to a comprehensive engineering discipline for integrated software and hardware systems.

          Nowadays software engineering comprises requirements engineering, modeling and design, implementation and testing, deployment and maintainance, evolvement and management. Software engineering proves to be a key technology; its mastery determines the functioning of modern infrastructures, consumer products and ubiquitous services.

          Software development has matured from heuristic practice to an engineering discipline. Nowadays software engineers benefit from a solid stock of basic research addressing modelling and design techniques for sequential, concurrent, distributed, and timed systems. Software quality and reliability, security and safety, the management of change, diversification and reuse form new challenges to software engineering practice.

         The talk contributes to the emerging profession of software engineering as “a systematic disciplined quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintainance of software ...” (IEEE Std 610.12).




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Prof.Dr.Walter Dosch

Institute of Software Technology and Programming Languages

University of Lübeck, D-23538 Lübeck, Germany