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1 Distance Learning and the Internet November 8-10, 2006 the University of Tokyo “Technology Enabled Global Knowledge Structuring”

2 What is APRU? Formed in 1997, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 36 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. APRU aims to foster education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific, and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim.

3 APRUNet Mission APRUNet aims to assist in the development of advanced Internet capabilities among APRU universities and APEC economies in collaboration with strategic partners. The main goal is to develop teaching and research applications that utilize advanced Internet technologies, e.g., distance learning, virtual conferences, telemedicine, remote sensing.

4 “Distance Learning and the Internet” Conferences 2000 University of Southern California 2001 Kyoto University 2002 University of Sydney and Australian National University, Canberra 2003 National University of Singapore 2004 Tsinghua University, Beijing 2005 Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia 2006 the University of Tokyo

5 Conference Theme "Technology Enabled Global Knowledge Structuring" Technology trends Multi-lingual learning environment Content development support Virtual laboratories Mobile and ubiquitous learning Open knowledge sharing Conference Sub-themes

6 Conference Schedule Nov. 8Conference Nov. 9Conference Nov. 10Tour November is the best season in Japan!

7 Conference Agenda Nov. 8 (Wed.) Conference (tentative) 8:30- 9:50RegistrationYayoi Auditorium 9:50-10:20Opening CeremonyIchijo Hall 10:30-11:00KeynoteIchijo Hall 11:00-12:00Invited TalkIchijo Hall 12:00-13:30LunchYayoi Auditorium 13:30-15:00Concurrent Sessions 1Ichijo Hall, Rooms 7, 8 15:00-15:30Coffee BreakYayoi Auditorium 15:30-17:00Concurrent Sessions 2Ichijo Hall, Rooms 7, 8 17:00-17:30APRUnet MeetingIchijo Hall 18:00-19:30Welcome ReceptionFaculty of Engineering B

8 Conference Agenda Nov. 9 (Thu.) Conference (tentative) 9:00-10:00Invited TalkIchijo Hall 10:00-10:30Coffee BreakYayoi Auditorium 10:30-12:00Plenary SessionIchijo Hall 12:00-13:30LunchYayoi Auditorium 13:30-15:00Concurrent Sessions 3Ichijo Hall, Rooms 7, 8 15:00-15:30Coffee BreakYayoi Auditorium 15:30-17:00Concurrent Sessions 4Ichijo Hall, Rooms 7, 8 17:00-17:30Closing CeremonyIchijo Hall 18:00-19:30Dinner BanquetFaculty of Engineering B

9 Conference Agenda Nov. 10 (Fri.) Tour (tentative) The University Museum Koishikawa Botanical Gardens Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Akihabara Office (and Kabuki Tour (optional)) (or Nikko (optional))

10 Presentation Call for papers: February 1, 2006 Submission due date: May 1, 2006 –One to two (1-2) page abstract Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2006 Camera-ready due date: September 1, 2006 –2-10 page full paper Published on the conference proceedings and web site. Participation Registration period: August 1 - October 15, 2006 Important dates

11 Program Committee Chair Vice President Yutaka Kirino, the University of Tokyo Co-chair Dr. Zita M. Wenzel, University of Southern California Co-chair Dr. Kazunori Yamaguchi, the University of Tokyo Secretary Dr. Yuhei Yamauchi, the University of Tokyo Dr. Alexei Falaleev, Far Eastern National University Dr. Jorgen C. Wagner, City University of HongKong Dr. Jaime R. Valenzuela, Tecnologico de Monterrey Dr. Jianjun Hou, Peking University Dr. Pranut Potiyaraj, Chulalongkorn University Dr. Makoto (Mac) Yoshida, the University of Tokyo Dr. Jun Nakahara, the University of Tokyo

12 Local Program Committee Chair Dr. Kazunori Yamaguchi, the University of Tokyo Secretary Dr. Yuhei Yamauchi, the University of Tokyo Dr. Takashi Nagata, the University of Tokyo Dr. Makoto (Mac) Yoshida, the University of Tokyo Dr. Yoshiyuki Onoue, the University of Tokyo Dr. Jun Nakahara, the University of Tokyo Dr. Yoshimi Fukuhara, Keio University Dr. Keiko Okawa, Keio University Dr. Hajime Kita, Kyoto University Prof. Nobuyasu Makoshi, Tokyo Institute of Technology Dr. Takanori Maesako, Osaka University

13 Organizing Committee (the University of Tokyo) Chair Vice President Motoo Furura Co-chair Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi Secretary Dr. Kazunori Yamaguchi Secretary Dr. Jun Nakahara Dr. Kiyoshi Kitamura Dr. Makoto (Mac) Yoshida Dr. Ikuo Takeuchi Dr. Takashi Nagata Dr. Saya Shiraishi Dr. Hidenori Ichijo Dr. Hitoshi Aida Dr. Yoshikazu Ohya Dr. Yuhei Yamauchi Dr. Kenichiroh Senoh Dr. Keiko Hongo Dr. Yoshiyuki Onoue Dr. Yasuto Kikuchi

14 University of Tokyo Red Gate Ginkgo trees Established in 1877, UT is the oldest university in Japan. As a representative of Japan, it has greatly contributed to the development of the modern Japanese state. Arguably UT is the best university in Japan.

15 11 Faculties 15 Graduate Schools 11 Research Institutes 7,500 Staff 2,800 faculty members 1,300 research associates 3,400 administrative personnel 29,000 Students 15,000 undergraduate students 14,000 graduate students Facts Yasuda kodo (Auditorium)

16 Access Narita international airport Akihabara Koishikawa Botanical Garden Yayoi Auditorium

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