2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2009
Hong Kong
December 5 - 6, 2009
Denis Yip, President, EMC Greater China, EMC Corporation
Michael Counsel, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, Oracle Asia Pacific
Stephen Forte, Regional director, Microsoft (New York Metro region)
Anthony Wong, JP, President, One Laptop Per Child, Asia Pacific
The conference was organized to help participants recognize IT as a way of creating economic value in society. To help attendees see IT as a solution, the main tracks of the conference focused on digital creative industry, web X.0 and social media, eHealth, and IT in a virtual world.

11th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
Hong Kong
June 16 - 18, 2009
Theo Arentze, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Michael Batty, University College London, UK
Richard Brail, Rutgers University, USA
John Dickey, Center of Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech, USA
Joseph Ferreira, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Stan Geertman, Utrecht University, Netherlands
The conference addressed social and environmental problems , and how those problems can benefit from computer technologies. Topics at the event ranged from economic planning, systems and mapping, genetic algorithms, safety and health care, and urban management systems.

The 22nd International Conference on the Computer Processing of Oriental Languages
Hong Kong
March 26 - 27, 2009
Professor William S-Y. Wang, Department of Electronic Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Kikuo Maekawa, Department of Language Research, The National Institute for Japanese Language
The conference was supported by the Chinese and Oriental Language Society to serve as a forum for linguist and information engineers to better understand the Oriental languages. The attendees heard a keynote speech called Information Processing By Human and By Computer: The Case of Language.

17th International Conference on Computers in Education
Hong Kong
November 30 - December 4, 2009
Professor Riichiro Mizoguchi, Institute of Scientific and Industrial research, Osaka University Japan
Professor Gerry Stahl, College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA
Professor Kukukska-Hulme, Institute of Education Technology, The Open University, UK
Professor Kinshuk, Director, School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada
Professor Nancy Law, Director of the Center for Information Technology in Education, The University of Hong Kong
A meta-conference to help researchers in the Pacific region connect with researchers worldwide and build a community for the research of computers in education. The conference included an interactive event to teach participants the value of informal learning experiences aided with innovative technology. And, attendees heard panel discussions on technology, pedagogy, and education.

4th International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems
Hong Kong
June 10 - 11, 2009
Professor Xian-he Sun, department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
Professor Cheng-Zhoug Xu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University
Professor Minglu Li, School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
A conference to investigate the concerns over the ever growing complexity of information databases and retrieval technology. Attendees heard speeches on BGP routing dynamics, QR fuzzy C-Mean (QR-FCM), network evolution approaches, and K-skyband partitions.

The International Multiconference on Engineers and Computer Scientists 2009
Hong Kong
March 18 - 20, 2009
Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky, Dean, Engineering Science, Trinity College Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Craig Douglas, Distinguished Professor Mathematics, University of Wyoming
Professor Zhe Goerge Zhang, Operations Research and Management Science, Department of Decision Sciences, Western Washington University Canada
The multi-conference was organized by the International Association of Engineers. The event consisted of thirteen mini-conferences on theoretical, applied engineering, and computer science themes. Attendees could participate in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, communication systems, image engineering, and web service mini-conferences.

6th International Conference of Digital Enterprise Technology (DET)
Hong Kong
December 14 - 16, 2009
Justin Kwok-Hung Yue, Chief Executive Office, Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, Hong Kong
Professor jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar and L. W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, university of Cincinnati, USA
Daniel T. Semere, Department of Manufacturing Systems KTH, Sweden
Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO, System Insights Inc., USA
The conference was held to advance electronic business and digital enterprise technology to academics and industrialist. Participants attended special sessions on virtual machine tools, RFID applications, STEP-NC, and product service systems.

2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology and Advance Materials
Hong Kong
May 6 - 8, 2009
Professor Yong Hua Pan, Director General of Education, Science and Technology Department, Liaison Office of the Central People Government of HKSAR
Professor Peter Dobson, Oxford University Begbroke Science Park, UK
Professor Julius Jellinek, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Professor K. W. Cheah, Hong Kong Baptist University, HKSAR
The conference was held to advance the knowledge of nanotechnology and advance materials in industry. It also provided a platform for the exchange of research among international experts. The theme for the event was The Power of Nano-Alloys and Composites, and, the topics of biomedicine and healthcare applications were discussed.

The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Hong Kong
November 2 - 6, 2009
Kyu-Young Whang, KAIST, Korea
Edward Chang, Google Research, China
Clement Yu, university of Illinois at Chicago, USA
The conference was held as a venue for leading researchers in the knowledge management community to exchange research on databases and information retrieval. Topics discussed during the conference included mobile and distributed data management, IR evaluation, semantic techniques, and technology for developing regions.

6th Asialics International Conference
Hong Kong
July 6 - 7, 2009
Dinesh Abrol, National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies, India
Yun-Chung Chen, Division of Social Science, HKUST, HKSAR
Hyun-Dae Cho, Science and Technology Policy Institute, South Korea
Rishi Kochhar, Ministry Rural Development, Government of India
The goal of the conference was to explore interactions created when organizations devoted to research and technology link, and, how that interaction has shaped innovation systems. Sub-themes for the conference were regional interactions among innovation systems, innovation clusters, global innovation linkage, and innovation and economic growth.

IT focused companies and computer technology businesses looking for new business accommodation in Hong Kong and Kowloon will find currently available space here.