Annual Conference 2003

PNC 2003 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings held in Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC) in Bangkok from November 7 ~ 9 have successfully finished. More than 300 participants from over 16 countries came together to share their researches and knowledge in the field of Digital Archive, Digital Museum, e-Learning, e-Resource, GIS, Grid, Metadata and other technical problems. Furthermore, many of the international culture heritage projects working in Southeast Asia such as UNESCO, ECAI and SEAMEO sent delegates.

The program with two Keynote Speeches delivered by M.R. Chakrarot Chitrabongs, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Culture, Royal Thai Government and Dr. Mike Keller, Stanford University and twenty-seven Parallel Sessions generated an enormous momentum that carried over into the three-day Annual Conference and Joint Meetings. The diverse topics in the conference were related to Pacific Rim Culture Heritage, digitization of cultural resources, museum collections and digitalization, information future, and new technology. Sharing and dissemination data had paved paradigm of collaboration between digital technology and cultural heritage, which exactly reflect the main theme of this conference "Cultural Heritage and Collaboration in the Digital Age".

Electronic Proceedings, which contain the presentation materials or full papers, will be made on a CD-ROM and sent to all participants by the end of February of year 2004. The additional information on the conference, including photos of speakers and various events, could be found at http://www.PNClink.org. Any comments on the CD-ROM Proceedings, please contact Ms. Vicky Huang at vichuang@gate.sinica.edu.tw or call +886-2-2789-9380.

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