2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in Singapore

1st NanoToday Conference
Singapore
August 2 - 5, 2009
Herbert Gleiter, Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsvuhe, Germany
C. N. R. Rao, Jawaharalal Hehru Center for Advance Scientific Research, India
david A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology, USA
A conference for the advancements in nanostructure devices created through the use of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Plenary speakers presented research on how nanosciences are the key to understanding other sciences.
http://www/nanotoday2009.com/index.php

iCreate 2009
3rd International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
Singapore
April 22 - 26, 2009
Kua Cheng Hock, President, Institute Society for the Blind, Singapore
Professor Etienne Burdet, Senior Lecturer, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, Uk
Dr. Kong Keng-He, Senior Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Singapore
Dr. Therdchal Jivacate, Secretary General Prosthesis Foundation, Thailand
Dr. Gery Colombo, President, Hocoma, Switzerland
The conference explored the ways computer technology has improved the lives of people needing physical therapy, or, assistive technology. Discussions focused on augmentative communication, Visual impairments, and neuro rehabilitation.
http://www.icreate.start-center.com/icreate2009/index.php

Joint Conference on the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational linguistics, and, the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing
Singapore
August 2 - 7, 2009
Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Bonnie Webber, University of Edinburgh, Uk
A conference to help participants overcome the problems that context dependence and inferences play in computational research. Plenary speakers spoke on the early problems, current successes, future challenges, and learning for real world applications in computational linguistics.
http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org

CGAT 2009
Computer Games, Multimedia, and Allied Technology 09 Conference
Amara, Singapore
May 11 - 13, 2009
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Education and Finance, Singapore
The conference served as a forum for the International Gaming Community to explore state of the art research and innovations for game development. The main tracks for the conference were animation, multimedia, edutainment, virtual reality, simulation, and IT security.
http://www.Cgames.com.sg

COLA 2009
10th International Conference on Laser Ablation
Singapore
November 22 - 27, 2009
Dieter Bauerle, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
An event held to explore laser technology applications in pulser laser depositions, nanoscience, analytical methods, micro/nano processing applications, and materials. The main topics for the event were the fundamentals of laser materials interactions, materials processing, laser analysis, pulsed laser deposits, and lasers in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
http://cola2009.org

ICMAT 2009
International Conference on Materials for Advance Technologies
Suntec City, Singapore
June 28 - July 3, 2009
Dr. NG Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defense, Singapore
Freddy Boey, NTU, Singapore
Prfessor Yet-Ming Chiang, MIT, USA
Professor Richard Friend, Cambridge University, UK
Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA
An event to discuss the role science, engineering, and technology play in society. A panel discussion at the conference was Entrepreneurship in Material Science and Engineering. The speech explored the role research after commercialized by scientist is having in society.
http://www.mrs.org.sg/icmat2009/default.htm

2009 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (IEEE APSCC 2009)
Biopolis, Singapore
December 7 - 11, 2009
Dr. James C. Spohrer, Director of IBM Global University Programs, USA
Christopher Bussler, Saba Software, Inc., USA
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Elana Ferrari, University of Insubria, Italy
Charles Petrie, Stanford Computer Science Department, Logic Group, USA
Mahbub Hassan, University of New South Wales, Australia
A conference to discuss the services a business can adopt to improve their operations. In an effort to make this connection, the topics of business processes, cloud computing, web computing, foundations of service computing, and pervasive computing were discussed.
http://apscc09.i2r.a-star.edu.sg

IALP 2009
International Conference on Asian Language Processing
Singapore
December 7 - 9, 2009
Professor Key-sun CHOI
Professor Hiroya Fujisaki
Dr. Haizhou Li
A series of conferences exploring the ways the Asian language is processed. The first conference, The International Conference on Chinese Computing, began the research, and, lead to the formation of COLIPS. The event's topics included language recognition systems with CMLLR adaptation, articulation training systems with intelligent interfaces, and acoustic modelling.
http://ialp2009.colips.org

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