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Report for JSPS Asian Science Seminar 2004
平成16年度日本学術振興会アジア学術セミナー実施報告書

Date: August 26, 2004

JSPS-DSTアジア学術セミナー 1分子生物物理学ワークショップ(遺伝研-NCBS)

1. Title of Seminar (in English) JASS’04-Advanced Digital Technology-Assisted Cultural Archive and Preservation Along the Maritime Silk Roads
(in Japanese) JASS’04-海のシルクロード文化芸術遺産修復及び保存における高度ディジタル技術サポートに関するセミナー
2. Purpose of Seminar The Asian Science Seminar is a 10 days training course for Ph.D. students and young researchers of Maritime Silk Roads region on cultural digital resource management, including advanced digital archive, preservation and metadata management.
3. Period From July 14, 2004 through July 24,2004 (11 days)
4. Program: Agenda, topics, related activities
(e.g., reception, excursion)
July 14: Opening ceremony, Reception
July 15-22, 24: Lectures, Practices, Evening Session
July 21-23: Technical tours, Cultural tour
July 24: Closing ceremony
5. Venue Ceremonies, Lectures, Practices (National Institute of Informatics)
Technical Tour (Hitachi-Totsuka, Toppan Printing Museum)
Cultural Tour (Kamakura City)
6. Organizer
Name in full
(in English)  Frederic Andres
(in Japanese)  フレデリック・アンドレス
Affiliation and position
(in English)  Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
(in Japanese)  国立情報学研究所助教授

7. Lecturers and Participants

1) Number of Persons

  Lecturers Participants Total
Japan side 9 4 13
Other persons 5 26 31
Total 14 30 44

2) Lecturers

A.Please describe rationale for selecting lecturers, and the need for and role of their lectures in the seminar. The lecturers were selected among experts collaborating inside the Network for Research and Education on Digital Silk Roads. The seminar has been built on 5 topics: Cultural Digital Resource Management, Digitalization of Cultural Resources, Cultural Digital Resource Inventory, Annotation of Cultural Digital Resources and Image Learning Ontology. We also included two talks on the evolution of the technology and its influence on the Cultural Digital Resource Management and two technical tours as case studies of Japanese companies leading projects related to Cultural Digital Resource Management.

B.List

Name in full Institution/Affiliation/Position Nationality
- Japan side    
Shoichiro HARA Associate Professor, National Institute of Japanese Literature Japan
Yasuyuki KONO Associate Professor, Center for South East Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University Japan
Xiaofeng SONG Research Associate, CSEAS, Kyoto University China
Yoshikatsu NAGATA Lecturer, Graduate School of Creative Cities, Osaka City University Japan
Ryuichi KAMO Director, Contents Development Division, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. Japan
Takeo YAMAMOTO Professor, Multimedia Research Division, National Institute of Informatics (NII) Japan
Frederic ANDRES Associate Professor, Software Research Division, NII France
Asanobu KITAMOTO Associate Professor, Infrastructure Systems Research Division, NII Japan
Hironobu GOTODA Associate Professor, Human and Social Information Research Division, NII Japan
     
- Other persons    
William GROSKY Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn USA
Nilesh PATEL Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn India
Surat LERTLUM Professor, School of Advanced Technologies, Asian Institute of Technology Thailand
Chahryar ADLE Archaeologist, Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Iran
Choulean ANG Director, Department of Culture and Research, Authority for the Protection and the Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap Cambodia

3) Participants

A. Please describe how you recruited participants and why they were selected. JASS Home Page was made for announcement and call for participants; however, most of the participants have been first pre-selected by our network of experts on Silk Roads project under the UNESCO umbrella. Then the final participants have been selected by the Program Committee after evaluation and reviews. They were selected according to their background experience and profile either for the participation in related projects to the topics of the Seminar or for future projects related to the Seminar.

B.List

Name in full Institution/Affiliation/Position Nationality
- Japan side    
Atsushi KAJIYAMA Ph.D. student, Osaka City University Japan
Eriko HO Ph.D. student, University of Tsukuba Japan
Satoko FUJISAWA Master of Science in Information Technology, Institute National des Telecommunication Japan
Shovana VAJRACHARYA Ph.D. student, Kanazawa University Nepal
     
- Other persons    
SU Cheng Assistant Researcher, Institute for Scientific and Technological Information of China (ISTIC) China
LU Shijiong Programmer, ISTIC China
ZHANG Aixia Librarian, ISTIC China
SUN Weiwei IT Manager, ISTIC China
HONG Hyun-Joo Librarian, Sookmyung Women's University Korea
PARK Jin-Ho Lecturer, Sookmyung Women's University Korea
LE Phuoc Loc Researcher, Institute of Information Technology (IOIT) at Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
LE Quoc Hung Researcher, IOIT Vietnam
LE QUOC Thai Researcher, IOIT Vietnam
NGUYEN THI Bac Director, Culture & Information Dept., Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Prachaya CHALERMWAT Instructor, Institute Of Teaching Science & Technology Thailand
Nisachol CHAMNONGSRI Lecturer, Suranaree University of Technology Thailand
Sarawut NINSAWAT Project Researcher, Asian Institute of Technology Thailand
Srihom SUPACHAI Instructor, Chulalongkorn University  
Thailand Malee KABMALA Lecturer, Khon Kaen University Thailand
IM Sokrithy Research Team Leader, Dept. of Culture & Research, Authority for the Protection and the Management of Angkor and the Region of Siemreap (APSARA) Cambodia
KIM Samnang Researcher, Dept. of Culture & Research, APSARA Cambodia
KHIEU Chan Researcher, Dept. of Culture & Research, APSARA Cambodia
HENG Than Researcher, Dept. of Culture & Research, APSARA Cambodia
Laksiri WAGALAWATHTHA Probationary Lecturer, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Mangara KATUGAMPOLA Probationary Lecturer, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
Sampath DELGODA Probationary Lecturer, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
Viraj BALASURIYA Temporary Assistant Lecturer, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Madjid OMIDVAR Ph.D.student, Tarbiat Modarres Univ. Iran
Mohammad Hassan TALEBIAN Ph.D student, University of Tehran Iran
Elham ANDAROODI Ph.D.student, Graduate University for Advanced Studies Iran

8. Achievements

1) Upon what concept was the seminar planned and organized? (As reference, attach lecture summaries and other related documents.)
The seminar introduced a three-part structure : lecture, practice and evening sessions in order (1) to introduce new concepts during the lectures, (2) to use and practice new concept, (3) and to review and to discuss more about their usage in real research and project environments during the evening session.

2) What results were achieved from an academic viewpoint? Please list them concretely.
From the academic point of view, participants achieved data preservation by mastering the archiving process from scanning, metadata managing, annotating, adding georeference, and storing the case study digital data from the Maritime Silk Roads.
The new emerging technologies will be applied to current archive and preservation so that contents oriented academic activities will progress rapidly.

3) What results were achieved in terms of international exchange and young researcher development?
Team work achieved during the 10 days seminar the cooperation and multi-cultural, multi-lingual dialogue among participants from 9 countries. Each working group included participants from different countries and different fields. A cooperation network has been built in order to promote and to launch R&D cooperation. Since the groups were organized with the mixture of countries, languages, different disciplines, they also learned the importance of different culture. Also, during the Seminar, most of them stayed at the same hotel in shared room.

9. What sort of specific activities may be expected of the seminar participants in the future?

Cooperation over a JASS04NET (Cooperative NETWORK on JASS04) web portal will be launched in few weeks in order to establish an multi-lingual cooperative for research and education involving the lecturers partners from US, Iran and Japan. Case studies involving the participants will be launched over internet. Also the lecturers will produce a book following the JASS04 seminar as case study book.

10. Were the system and method of operating the seminar effective? Please note any specific suggestions your have for improving them?

The seminar was specially effective in the structure, the content and in the length. Suggestion of improvements could be done on more specific case study including multi-country and cross-disciplinary issues.

11. Please describe any other effects of the seminar that deserve special mention.

Supporting Staff of NII organized the seminar very smoothly and they supported the seminar intensively.

<Impressions of Participants>

12. What sort of impressions or opinions was expressed by the lecturers?

The lecturers appreciated the dynamism and high motivation of participants and also the structure of the seminar to follow the learning and training process of the participants from the lecture, then practice and evening session to re-assess the all day by having group discussions and plenary session.

13. Did you have the participants carry out a questionnaire or assessment? If so, what results did you obtain?

The questionnaire focused on the content of the seminar, on the lectures and practices according to the main topics of the seminar (6), the talks (2), the technical tours (2), and the evening sessions (1).
The participants had to assess each activity according to four criteria: (1) the content of the activity, (2) the level of each activity according to their educational and experience background, (3) the help that the activity will provide to each participant to his/her future research work, and (4) the enhancement of the participant’s knowledge. The metric of the questionnaire is as follows: A (strongly agree), B (agree), C (neutral), D (disagree), E (completely disagree). (See the attached result of the questionnaire for the detail.)

The Culture Digital Resource Management
received positive assessment (A+B) 93.1% for the 1st criteria and 82.75% for the 3 other criteria.
The Cultural Digital Resource Management regarding to Ecology and Culture
received positive assessment (A+B) 93.1% for the 1st criteria, 75.86% for the 2nd criteria, 68.96% for the 3rd criteria and 82.75% for the 4th criteria.
The Digitalization of Culture Resources
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 86.2% for the 1st criteria, 86.2% for the 2nd criteria, 79.31% for the 3rd criteria and 75.86% for the 4th criteria.
The Cultural Digital Resource Inventory
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 82.75 % for the 1st criteria, 75.86% for the 2nd criteria, 79.31% for the 3rd criteria and 79.31% for the 4th criteria.
The Annotation of Cultural Digital Resources
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 89.65% for the 1st criteria, 89.65% for the 2nd criteria, 86.2% for the 3rd criteria and 89.65% for the 4th criteria.
The Metadata Management and Interchange
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 96.55% for the 1st criteria, 93.10% for the 2nd criteria, 89.65% for the 3rd criteria and 85.71% for the 4th criteria.
The Semantic management
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 86.20% for the 1st criteria, 82.75% for the 2nd criteria, 79.31% for the 3rd criteria and 72.41% for the 4th criteria.
The Image Learning Ontology
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 89.65% for the 1st criteria, 79.31% for the 2nd criteria, 79.31% for the 3rd criteria and 86.20% for the 4th criteria.
Technical tour: Hitachi Technical Tour
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 99% for the 1st criteria, 82.75% for the 2nd criteria, 86.2% for the 3rd criteria and 93.1% for the 4th criteria.
Technical tour: Toppan Technical Tour
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 93.1% for the 1st criteria, 93.1% for the 2nd criteria, 89.65% for the 3rd criteria and 93.1% for the 4th criteria.
Evening Session
received positive assessment (A+B) received positive assessment (A+B) 75.86% for the 1st criteria, 86.2% for the 2nd criteria, 79.31% for the 3rd criteria and 82.75% for the 4th criteria.

The questionnaire results show the effectiveness of the seminar according to its contents and tuning for the participants background, according to the usefulness for the participants, and the enhancement of the participants’ knowledge.

<Views and Comments on Program>

14. Please give us your comments and opinions on the seminar program itself. What did you think of JSPS’ application recruitment period, timing of the selection notice, seminar funding by JSPS, method of seminar operation, or other elements of the program? Do you have any specific suggestions as to how any of these components can be improved?

The JSPS Seminar program has been a very good opportunity to promote dissemination of advanced technology for real usage and real project as it involved Advanced Digital Technology-Assisted Cultural Archive and Preservation along the Maritime Silk Roads. The selection notice gave us only three months to finalize the seminar but cooperation inside NII, between UNESCO and NII, and also between various organizations collaborating along the Maritime Silk Roads enabled to set a high quality seminar.