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Presentation on theme: "ASTRENA-2 MEETING (23 rd APAN MEETING, MANILA, 2007) Saiful A Husain (ASTRENA CHAIRMAN AND BRUNEI)"— Presentation transcript:


2 ASTRENA-2 AGENDA ITEMS Objective: Progress reports on Proposed ASTRENA projects 1. Introduction: As a network alliance of RENs in ASEAN to promote integration and activities in ASEAN research and education To create the framework to facilitate accelerated cooperation and collaboration on a bilateral or multilateral basis To position ASEAN competitively in linkages and exchanges with other regional networks such as APAN, North Asian networks, networks in South Asia, and beyond (including Europe and North America).

3 An ASEAN SCIRD Project (Dr. TAN Tin Wee) ASTRENA s Project Proponent

4 The ASTRENA project, proposed as Annex 16 of the report of the 30th SCIRD meeting and endorsed by the 49th Meeting of the COST, ASEAN, covers the following areas of VAP and APAST. Vientiane Action Programme Areas To make use of existing Infrastructure and to extend it to support AVIST To develop ASEAN human resources in applied research including using advanced telecommunication networks to enhance global competitiveness of ASEAN as a whole To promote ASEAN-help-ASEAN programmes focusing on mobilizing existing resources and building capacity. To support ASEAN integration ASEAN Plan of Action for Sci & Tech (APAST) Thrusts and Actions Thrust 1 Action 3 regional network of databases to support integration Thrust 3 Action 16 contribute to eASEAN infrastructure for end-users and content developers Thrust 4 Action 17 encourage life long learning by provision of readily accessible resources online Thrust 5 Action 21 establishing ASTRENA Thrust 5 Action 24 e-learning network for continual education and professional updating in S&T

5 ASTRENA s Objectives i. Establishment of ASTRENA by co-opting representatives of MYREN, MIMOS (Grid Computing), PREGINET, SINGAREN2 and Singapore National Grid Office, ThaiREN (comprising UNINET and THAISARN3) and Thai National Grid Project, NREN of Indonesia and VINAREN of Viet Nam into an ASTRENA committee as a forum for planning future developments to be coordinated by ASTRENA Secretariat as part of its charter to formulate the principles of organizational structure of ASTRENA

6 ASTRENA s Objectives ii. Initiation of an ASTRENA scheme as the mechanism to accord ASTRENA node status to institutions in these national research and education networks upon satisfying ASTRENA committee's criteria of bandwidth connectivity, advanced internet research projects, computational and data resources offered to ASEAN members for sharing, contribution of online training material, etc. to facilitate greater ASEAN identity and integration

7 ASTRENA s Objectives iii. Co-opting of web services such as ASTMIS (indicators), ASTNET (S&T info), AVIST (online educational materials) as the first common online services provided on ASTRENA. iv. Recruitment of each COST subcommittee to donate a shareable resource, e.g. online accessible database, audio-video lecture series on their respective subject domains contributed to AVIST as online educational material.

8 ASTRENA s Objectives v. ASTRENA-endorsed Projects to proceed on an ongoing basis vi. ASTRENA-endorsed Events to proceed on an ongoing basis

9 ASTRENA-1 Planned Meetings 1. May 2006 ASTRENA-APBioNet BioGrid Workshop Event - during APBioNet Workshop, 16 May 2006 at GridAsia2006 Singapore 2. June 2006 ASTRENA-TEIN2-ASEM session - during TEIN2- ASEM meeting, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 7 June July 2006 ASTRENA-APAN session - during the 22nd APAN meeting, Singapore, July 2006

10 ASTRENA-1 Planned Meetings 4. August 2006 ASTRENA-COST meeting - during COST52, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2006 follow by ASTRENA Ministerial 4 th IAMMST 5. October 2006 ASTRENA-ASIAN GRID PANEL SESSION-during the 3 rd International Life Science Grid Workshop (LSGRID2006), Yokohama, Japan, October December 2006 ASTRENA-BioGrid discussion - during the ASEAN-India Bioinformatics HRD, Delhi, India, December January 2007 ASTRENA-2 General Meeting at 23rd APAN Meeting, Manila, Philippines. 8. September 2007 ASTRENA-eScience(UK) PANEL SESSION-during the 4 th International Life Science Grid Workshop (LSGRID2007), Glasgow, UK, September 2007.


12 Remote Sensing/ Meteorology GeoInformatics HealthCare Physical Sciences LHC project Life Science Vertical Bioinformatics ASTRENA Framework Network Infrastructure ResourcesServices Applications

13 SEAGridForum TEIN2-APAN ASTRENA BioGrid APBioNet BioUser S* Alliance

14 NGO Partners and Industry

15 Industry Support and Endorsement Sun Microsystems APSTC KOOPrime Progeniq

16 Tie-ups and Potential Partners a. APBioNet bioinformatics network for Asia Pacific for shared bioinformatics databases b. S* Alliance for distribution of bioinformatics training material c. International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) for liaison d. Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) for liaison e. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project with the physics community f. European Bioinformatics Institute for implementation of the Taverna/myGrid workflow system g. International Symposium for Life Science Grid Computing for liaison and joint conference h. Global Grid Forum (GGF) for discussion on how to implement ASTRENAgrid i. Asia Pacific Network Information Centre for liaison and discussion on how to set up E-NUM framework over ASTRENA j. Coordinating Committee on Intercontinental Research Networks (CCIRN) for liaison and representation at the most extensive advanced networking body in the world k. Asia Pacific Development Information Programme APDIP-UNDP for liaison and collaborative project. l. AVIST, ASTNET and ASTMIS ASEAN+3, TEIN2, TEIN3 collaborations as a sustainable development

17 ASTRENA-2 AGENDA ITEMS 2. ASTRENA organisational structure: General council consisting representatives of membership Advisory Council consisting of Focal Points nominated by COST/SCIRD ASTRENA Secretariat- No permanent position for ASTRENA Secretariat ASTRENA Executive Office Bearers- None!

18 ASTRENA-2 AGENDA ITEMS 2. ASTRENA organisational structure: ASTRENA is only consider as a project of COST under SCIRD with Tin Wee as the Project Proponent

19 ASTRENA-2 AGENDA ITEMS 3. Decision items a.Memberships fee for Network Members b.Membership fee for Institutional Members c.Defining Charter of ASTRENA to focus on policies, projects, services, coordination to facilitate building ASEAN advanced networking and pioneer research applications and innovations for our research and education communities

20 ASTRENA-2 AGENDA ITEMS 3. Decision items d. Funding mechanism for ASTRENA projects by Membership fees by joint Grant proposals to funding agencies such as IDRC, UNDP, World Bank etc. by contribution in kind by participating countries and their institutions e.Policy Document Advisory for National ICT and S&T Ministries and Agencies in ASEAN f.Building e-Research, e-Science and e-Education advanced network infrastructure to interconnect ASEAN R&E institutions National Road Maps for building intra-country National Research and Education Networks (NRENS) Network 2020 vision

21 ASTRENA-2 AGENDA ITEMS 4. ASTRENA future proposals and projects a.ASTRENA-UK (eScience) session b.SEAGRID Forum c.Worldwide Workflow Grid Forum (WWGF) d.LSGRID 2007 (10-13 September 2007, Glasgow, UK) e. ASTRENA-APAN collaboration



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