The sixth ASEAN IVO Steering Committee meeting was held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the NSTDA building in Bangkok, Thailand. (Chair: Dr. Fumihiko Tomita, Vice-President, NICT. Co-Chair: Dr. Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, Executive Director, NECTEC)
The main topic of the meeting was the selection of 2018 ASEAN IVO joint projects. A total of 33 proposals were received under the 4 topics of: Smart Agriculture / Aquaculture / Farming, Smart Tourism, Smart Environment Protection, and Information Reliability for Smart Society.
Prior to the meeting, these proposals were evaluated by the 17 Steering Committee members. The top 6 projects in a ranking from the aggregate scores were selected. The projects selected have strong potential for international deployment of their results or collaboration towards that purpose. One project (No. 3 in the table) will be supported by NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd. This is the first ASEAN IVO project supported by a private company.
As this meeting marks the third year since the launch of ASEAN IVO, there were also discussions on the future direction of activities, project advancement and evaluation. Discussion points included considering seeking matching funds, follow-up and result dissemination for projects nearing completion, communication with the government of each member for supporting and promoting each project, working towards aligning priorities with the ASEAN ICT Master Plan, and changes for project duration limits in future calls. These discussions will form a basis for future policy direction and for action towards dialogue and cooperation with relevant ASEAN administrative bodies.
As well as the above discussions, in this meeting a logo and publicity pamphlet for ASEAN IVO were approved by the Steering Committee.
It was also decided that the ASEAN IVO Forum 2018 will be held in Indonesia on November 27-28. Telkom University will be the local host for this event.
Table : ASEAN IVO 2018 Projects
|Project name||Project leader||Member institutions|
|1||Event Analysis: Applications of computer vision and AI in smart tourism industry||Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk
|UTB, NTU, NICT, NECTEC, MUT, NUOL, UCSY, MMU|
|2||Cyber-Attack Detection and Information Security for Industry 4.0||Nguyen Linh Trung
|VNU-UET, NTU, UTS|
|3||Scalable Distributed IoT Framework based on Mobile Robot Technology for High Performance Greenhouse Plants||Thu Ngo-Quynh
|4||Smart Aquaculture Quality Monitoring (AQM) System with Internet of Things (IoT)||Widad Ismail
|USM, UTM, MAMPU,
UNISSULA, UTP, RMUTSV
|5||NAPC: Networked ASEAN Peat Swamp Forest Communities||Borhanuddin Mohd Ali
|UPM, PTIT, NICT, MIMOS, BAU, UTB,
|6||A mesh-topological, low-power wireless network platform for a smart watering system||Udom Lewlompaisarl
|NECTEC, UCSY, DAA, UTB, UTM, NICT|