On March 11, the second ASEAN IVO Steering Committee meeting took place. This time the main agenda was the 2016 Call for Proposals, and discussion on selecting joint research projects aimed at ASEAN-wide ICT development. There were 17 proposals received in total. Before the meeting, each Steering Committee member had given scores for each proposal. Matters of selection were discussed on the basis of the summations of these scores.
Because of the large number of proposals, as well as the top 5 selected as planned, the next 3 projects were selected for support with additional budget from NICT, making a total of 8 projects (see the table below).
Various opinions were exchanged duing the discussion regarding the direction from here on. For example, expectations for research results from the selected projects to expand within the ASEAN region; furthering IVO activity by selecting new and varied projects for 2017; making themes under the next call more specific. These ideas will be taken into consideration in preparation for the next call, and discussion will continue at the ASEAN IVO Forum 2016 this Autumn.
Table ASEAN IVO 2016 Projects
|Project name||Proposer||Member institutions|
|1||Open Collaboration for Developing and Using Asian Language Treebank||Masao Utiyama
|BPPT, I2R, IOIT, NIPTICT, UCSY, NICT|
|2||ASEAN Language Speech Translation thru’ U-STAR||Li Haizhou
|NIPTICT, BPPT, UTM, UCSY, I2R, NECTEC, HUST, IOIT|
|3||Mobile IoT||Sumei Sun
|I2R, MIMOS, HUST, NICT|
|4||ASEAN forum for Software Defined System on Disaster Mitigation and Smart Cities||ONG Hong Hoe
|SINGAREN, MIMOS, NECTEC, USCY, HUST, VNU-ITI, MIT, ASTI, AIST, NICT|
|5||IoT Open Innovation Platform||Boon Choong Foo
|MIMOS, NICT, I2R, HUST, VNU|
|6||Cambodia NerveNet Field Testing (Operation Management and Content Development to Promote Connectedness of Cambodia Rural Area)||Meas Chamnan
|NIPTICT, NICT, UCSY|
|7||TV White Space (TVWS) Experimental for Application in Remote Area||Hafizal Mohamad
|MIMOS, USC, NICT, UKM|
|8||Research and development on short distance communication and imaging for applications in ASEAN region||Vo Nguyen Quoc Bao
|LIPI, TI, CU, PTIT, HCMC-DIC, UTM, TMRD, NICT, CMU, RFD, SUT|