e-Culture Working Group
 Chairman :  Yoshinori Sato ( Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan )
 Members :  Faridah Noor Mohd, Noor ( University Malaya, Malaysia )
 Llya Eric Li ( Academia Sinica, Taiwan )
 Objectives :

e-Culture is an interdisciplinary collaboration which covers contemporary politics, economics, social issues and culture. Of course, eCulture should be connected to other APAN contents. eCulture workshop brings together participants from academy, industry and government to learn and to discuss about eCulture activities in the APAN countries.

In Hanoi meeting, we will mainly focus on two topics, "Food Culture Studies" , and "Asian Cultural Ring" .

 Target Audience :  e-learning, Museum, Digital archive, Educators, Librarians, Anthropologists, Historians etc.
 Expected Number of Participants :  40
 Agenda :

1. "Food User Experience Technologies : Database and Beyond . " - Ilya Eric Li, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. [Remote]   Presentation Slides
ICT penetration of everyday life triggers changes cross disciplines. As Steven Weber predicted in "The Success of Open Source" (2006), the changes within software engineering in 1980's, open source, had sprung out new mode of production and dissemination industry by industry, sector after sector. Especially after the surging of web 2.0 global phenomena, social media cascaded along the evolution had shaped new horrizon the era of user. It is also a paradigm shift, which renders everyday life from open source model of culture to open media model.

Food industry is an ancient frontier of human culture. With the help of databases and Internet technologies, new creativities of taste, could be archived and profiled for social usage. User experience technologies could also be introduced to redesign the interactive food applications in a new ubiquitous world.

2. "Capturing Trends of Food Culture on Asian Food Channel (AFC) " - Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, University of Malaya, Malaysia.  Presentation Slides
The latest addition to the list of 24-hour cable and satellite TV channels in the Asian region is the Asian Food Channel (AFC). It is aired for 24 hours in five countries, namely, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Subscribers to the AFC channel enjoy a channel totally on food culture. Its programmes range from cooking demos by local and international chefs to foodies' choice of restaurants and restaurant makeovers. This presentation aims to highlight the trend in food culture promoted by the AFC channel to its dedicated food lovers.

3. "Performing Arts on the Future Internet " - Dae Young Kim, Chungnam National University, Korea.   Call for Speakers   Presentation Slides
Technical challenges to put performing arts on the Future Internet are discussed. Experiences and results from the past are reviewed and see where the difficulties as well as chances are. An upcoming workshop on the same topic as one of TEIN3 events is also highlighted.

4. "Food Marketing Platform based on Science-based Agriculture and Food Culture " - Takaharu Kameoka, Mie University, Japan   Presentation Slides
So many people are on the Internet today in the world, and this number is still growing each year. Under the present circumstances, it can not be too emphasized the importance of the Internet as a marketing platform. Marketing is changing from informing to engaging with consumers through Web 2.0 and this engagement is missing in TV or print advertising. The product of this engagement is consumer insight, which is imperative in today's marketplace. Along the same context, we are trying to design a food-marketing platform based on Science-based Agriculture and Food Culture.

5. "Review of 'The Culture-Portal Sustainability Workshop " - Ruby Yang, Liaison, Culture Mondo Network Asia-Pacific Secretariat Project, TELDAP, Taiwan.
We, Culturemondo Network Asia-Pacific Secretariat Project, were established in 2008 under the Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (TELDAP). Starting from the very beginning, we are not only acting as the Asia-Pacific Secretariat of the Culturemondo Network, but with the long-term goal of building and managing the network for Asia-Pacific region's cultural portals.

In 2008, we helped to host the Culturemondo Network Roundtable meeting in Taipei. The main theme was "New Thinking, New Models - digital culture and heritage roundtable." In year 2009, we further planned and hosted Asia-Pacific Culture Portals Summit. There were 9 delegates from eight Asia-Pacific countries and culture portals. The theme of this summit was "Rendering Culture: Social Media and Cultural Computing."

Trying to follow the success of these previous events, we planned the Culture Portals Sustainability Workshop this year. The goal of this Workshop was to share experience and technology with our local Taiwanese culture workers. There were three speakers where two of them were from abroad, Anra Kennedy (Culture24, England), and Sebastain Chan (Powerhouse Museum, Australia), and one local speaker Dr. James Lin from Taiwan most famous National Palace Museum. There were also practice sessions by three speakers for participants to exercise the skills they learned at the Workshop. We hope this Workshop had helped participants to know how to better design their culture web.

Starting from the Summit, we have established working relationship with the e-Culture Working Group by co-hosting these events. That also applied to this Workshop. We hope to share with members of e-Culture WG the successful experience of this event.

6. "APAN eCulture Trajectory and Challenges for the Future " - Yoshinori Sato, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan.   Presentation Slides
APAN eCulture was established as one of the Working Groups in Application Technology Area in APAN. Including the workshops before the establishment, 12 meetings has been so far held with more than 100 presenters and some 500 participants in total.

Although things are rapidly changing and eCulture related issues, i.e. cultural, social or human dimensions in/with ICT become increasingly more important, our target area is so vast that more constant and sustainable scheme for participation will be needed. Some agenda on future organization of APAN eCulture will be proposed for the discussion.

7. "Proposal for e-culture WG members to form TASK FORCES (projects) " - Wilson Tien, Consultant, Culture Mondo Network Asia-Pacific Secretariat Project, TELDAP, Taiwan
The Net (internet) has evolved quicker than anyone has imagined. Not only it has made our work more efficient than ever, but it has forever changed our way to even social with others. The Internet Way is challenging the way we used to do things, and that includes cultural activities. In the internet age, how can cultural activities still attract folks and compete with other activities? We need to pay more attention on the behaviour and performance of cultural activities on the Net.

There are a lot of interesting topics current e-culture Working Group is focusing. What should be focusing heavily depends on each member's interest. There is really no need to set up priority have the group only focus on certain issue since there are so many interesting things happening on the Net right at this point. However, there should be a way to group members who show interest on certain trend, activity, new form of performance, etc., and encourage them to further their explorations. Therefore, we propose a new form of organization under e-Culture WG, the Task Force, a project-like team which hopefully would be able to attract e-culture WG members attention to join and contribute. As a forerunner, we even propose a `Culture Website' task force to be formed as 1st such task force, and we also volunteer to host such task force.

*** Discussion on "the Governing Structure, Meeting Schedule, etc."

 Remarks :  Video Conference System

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