Call for Fellowship of 13th APNG Camp (21-25 February 2011)

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The 13th Asia Pacific Next Generation (APNG) Camp will be held on 21-25 February 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wanchai North, Hong Kong. The 13th Camp will be held in conjunction with APRICOT-APAN 2011, the first ever joint event of APRICOT and APAN making it the biggest internet conference in Asia Pacific.

The APNG Camp is:

* Where future Internet leaders in the AP Region meet together.
* Where AP Seniors and the Next Generation learn and work together.
* Where AP perspective of the Internet is shared and discussed.

Keeping the fact in our mind that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, APNG and its camp activities are not only empowering the Next Generation who has the power of developmental assets and an innovative and fresh point of view on Internet Technology but also bonding and strengthening relationship among senior leaders and the youth to share and discuss over perspectives of today’s Internet in Asia Pacific.

The very FIRST camp was held in Bangkok in year 2002 and even since its inception, we had successfully organized ten camps in the past whereas the recent one was the 12th Camp organized in Hiroshima, Japan in 2010. We are hoping to celebrate another important milestone in APNG history and achievements with 13th APNG Camp in Hong Kong, China next year.(

The APNG Camp Committee now invites qualified applicants to apply for fellowship funding to participate in the 13th APNG Camp in Hong Kong, SAR.

Who can participate?

The APNG Camp Fellowship Program targets personnel from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

* Young network architects/developers/engineers.
* Young decision makers in government, educational, non-government, commercial, non-profit sectors related to Internet development.
* Young on-line activists in (and not limited to) social science, business, environment, gender equivalence, entertainment, etc.

Award Package

1. Fellowship for International Applicants
Fellowship package will cover

· camp registration fees

· local accommodation

· local transportations

· roundtrip cheapest economy airfare (Full/Partial)

· meals: Lunch, Refreshments and Dinner will be provided during camp period

2. Fellowship for Local Applicants
This is a special fellowship package to encourage participation from Hong Kong youth who are interested/ involved in Internet Technology Development. Local fellowship package will cover

· camp registration fee

· local transportation (train-fare/bus-fare) if necessary

· meals: Lunch, Refreshments and Dinner will be provided during camp period

The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding, of which successful applicants will be duly informed.

The fellowship recipients will be selected based on:

1. Residency in a developing country
2. Full-time student of a university or college (public or private), or
3. Employed by Internet-related company and in the age less than 35 years old
4. Willingness to return to APNG Camp as a presenter or trainer in future
5. Willingness and capability to present your country’s culture/heritage/traditions/costume
6. Presentation materials and a 2-page paper submitted for APNG Camp “Call for Presentation”. The presentations/papers are expected to align with one of the following topics:(Please refer to “Call for Paper” for details of each topic)

i. Internet Technology

ii. e-Culture and Green ICT

iii. Ubiquitous Networking

iv. Disaster Management and e- Health

*The 13th APNG Camp will revive the Internet history Museum Working Group

Applicants from any part of the world will be considered, however it is expected that the majority of fellows selected will be from Asia-Pacific region.

All applications will be reviewed by the APNG Fellowship Selection Committee and only those applications will be evaluated who meet the above‐mentioned selection criteria and submitted to the camp secretariat within the defined timelines. The final decision of selecting any applicant is with Camp Chair / Executive Committee.


Dates to Remember
The following deadlines will apply to the APNG 12th Camp Fellowship Program:

— Public Announcement: 25 September 2010
— Fellowship Applications Deadline: 10 November 2010
— Selection Announcement: 10 December 2010

If you meet the criteria for fellowship mentioned above and you are interested in joining the future AP Leaders, we encourage you to apply to the 13th APNG Camp. Please prepare the following documents and submit them to us within the applications deadline mentioned.

1. Fellowship application form (Attached is the application form)

2. A two page paper (Attached is the paper template)

3. Presentation file (please aim 15-20 minutes presentation time including question and answer)

4. Local camp fellows are required to complete the local camp reports and submit to Ms Wit Hmone Latt with their fellowship applications not later than 10 November 2010.

To get good chances for fellowship you are required to complete the form in all respects.

An acknowledgment letter shall be sent to you after you send your application to Should you not receive an acknowledgment, please resend your application to ensure that it is with the Camp Secretariat before the deadline.

For more details on APNG CAMP, please refers to


The 13th APNG Camp will continue the tradition of promoting collaboration among multiple areas. We encourage submissions of high quality papers and presentations on all topics in the general areas of ICT. Topics of interest in the four tracks include:

1. E‐Culture and Green ICT

One of the greatest threats to our society and the Next Generation is the global warming. It is estimated that the CO2 emissions of the ICT industry alone exceeds the carbon output of the entire aviation industry. The ICT industry and research community has a collective responsibility to address this problem. With a firm belief that Asia Pacific Next Generation will stand up to be the leaders in reducing Global Warming effect, protecting the world’s nature and climate to create a more sustainable development for our people with a sustainable environment, Internet Culture Working Group (WG) introduces a new focus for discussion at the 12th APNG Camp: Green ICT, and thus, changing our WG name to E‐Culture and Green ICT to emphasize the importance of being environmentally responsible to AP‐ ICT users and developers.

At the 12th APNG Camp, E‐Culture and Green ICT Working Group would like to invite
candidates who are interested in presenting their professional or academic research
experiences (case studies/research papers) on the development of ICT and its implications in the Asia and Pacific to attempt to bring together a complete spectrum of social issues encountered regionally. The focus areas for the e‐Culture & Green ICT WG include (but are not limited to):

a) Green ICTs:
– The Environmental Impacts of ICTs
– ICTs’ Smart applications to tackle Climate Change
– Clean ICT Innovations for a Green Future
– Country ‐ Specific case studies

b) E‐Culture:
The topics from the previous APNG Camp’s will be further discussed but theirs centre of
attention will be How ICT and its applications have improved and developed human life.
– E‐Services
– e‐Learning and e‐News (online newspapers, online TV broadcasting etc.)
– e‐Health
– e‐Banking and e‐Business
– e‐Agriculture
– Digital Governance (e‐Governance, e‐Democracy)
– e‐Contents (Local Content, language accessibility on Internet)
– e‐Entertainment (Online Games, online Karaoke, Online photo studios etc.)
– e‐Society ( Facebook, Blogs, Twitter etc.)
– ICTs for Marginalized People
– Digital Divide
– Gender, Ethnic and ICT Issues
– ICT for Disabilities
– Internet Accessibility

2. Internet Technology

The 12th APNG Camp for Internet Technology Working Group seeks papers describing
significant research contributions in the field of Internet Technology as a whole. We invite
submissions on Next Generation of Internet Technology, Internet Humanity, Security and
Privacy and Next Generation of Green Technology. We would like to invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.
The interest areas are as below (but not limited to):

– IPV6 Issues and its application
– Internet and Application Security
– Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
– Authentication and Access Control for Data Protection
– Issues of Internet Security
– Broadband access technologies
– Case Studies on Data Management, Monitoring and Analysis
– Challenges of Content Authoring
– Data Exchange issues and Supply Chain
– Data Grids
– Data and Information Quality Management
– Digital Libraries
– Data Models for Production Systems and Services
– Defense Systems
– Distributed Information Systems
– Government, and Corporate Internet Security Policy
– Information visualization
– Intelligent Multimedia Service and Data management
– IPSec Quality of Services
– Knowledge Management
– Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security
– Mobile Data Management
– Natural Language Processing
– Internet Technologies Regulation, Self‐Regulation, and Co‐Regulation
– Semantic Web and Ontology
– Trust, Privacy, and Data Security
– Web Metrics and its Applications
– Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
– Web Services
– Wireless Transactions
– Green Internet Technologies

3. Ubiquitous Networking

Ubiquitous Networking WG calls for papers that provide technical discussions and field experiences related to ubiquitous networking. The topic includes the following but not limited to:

– Sensors and the Internet
– Sensor applications
– Facility networks
– Satellite communication
– Ad hoc networks
– Delay or disruption tolerant networks
– Opportunistic networks
– Overlay networks
– Wireless networks
– Wi‐Fi application
– Wireless network security
– Wireless energy
– Wireless and linux embedded devices
– Wimax
– Operational experiences on sensors
– Operational experiences on wireless networking

4. Disaster Management and e‐ Health

Asia and the pacific region is routinely exposed to almost every type of hazards, mainly natural. There should be a considerable scope for reducing hazards and improving disaster management in the region. In this work group we are mainly focusing how we can improve the Disaster Management and eHealth in the region as the joint effort. Following topics were discussed in earlier camps and would like to continue further discussions on those topics.

– Bring an awareness of the need for DM and available standards, technologies to the participants.
– Brain storm on types of disasters, categorize them and how would IT requirement differ.
– Promote DM solutions in respective countries of the participants.
– Form a group skilled in DM solutions who can volunteer to deploy and train in the event of a disaster.
– Identify other project areas that could collaborate with DM. E.g. The live‐e project
– Efficient Disaster response system design proposal
– Applicability of sensor network under disaster scenario.
– Disaster preparedness and pre‐ disaster situation monitoring.
– eHealth for Disaster Situation Management
– eHealth Systems and Security
– eHealth Management
– eHealth Records and Software
– eHealth Projects and Ideas
– Disaster Management Projects and Ideas

We are kindly requesting submissions on above topics. However we may consider any relevant presentations on relevant projects and research.

Internet History Museum

“ARPANET to internet in Asia Pacific : Past , Present and Future”


Documenting the Internet now while its creators and pioneers are still alive and able to recollect the history of the Internet is of vital importance to each country and region as well as to the individual Internet users. It will show how culture, economies and languages have evolved and the social impacts on each country.

One year of Internet history could be compared to one decade of world history. Using this scenario we have 400 years of history to capture in our unique time. Some work has been done in other regions yet no collaborative project exists and no one has yet paid any attention to the Asia Pacific region.

The AP Internet History Project will become the valuable resource for the AP regions Internet history. This project will offer each country and culture within the AP region web space to add their history in a standardized format or to submit their information to the project for inclusion.

Future developments:

1. Where possible obtain first-hand accounts of Internet developments from all AP countries – (first e-mail, first Internet protocols, Website search engine, Web Browser, user statistics, popular social networking sites, localization projects, DS, etc.).
2. To include all the relevant information in a standardized template format that can be edited by the individual country or pioneer.
3. Introduce multimedia files with audio and video capabilities with additional links.
4. Create a social networking group of like minded individuals, researchers and participants.
5. To form and nurture partnerships with other similar projects.