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Date: 22nd Jan 2006
Time: 9:00-12:30

Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing chairs:
Pakorn Apaphant (GISTDA)  
Objectives: Earth monitoring situations in the Asia Pacific region. Discussion of new sensors, services, datasets.

Session Plan:
9:00-9:10-Opening and introductions (Pakorn Apaphant, GISTDA)

9:10-9:30-GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan and JAXA contribution in Asia Pacific (Yukio Haruyama, JAXA)

9:30-9:50-JAXA's Earth Observation Activities including ALOS launch status (Isao Nakanish, JAXA)

9:50-10:10-THEOS update (Pakorn Apaphant, GISTDA)

10:10-10:30-MAFFIN's activities (Ohashi, MAFFIN)

Part-2: Chair :Genya Saito (Tohoku U.)

11:00-11:20-NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) (Chris Elvidge (NOAA-NGDC))

11:20-11:40-ASTER project activities (Masatane Kato (ERSDAC))

11:40-12:00-Research and development of ubiquitous information services for integrated fisheries activities in the offshore around Japan (Sei-Ichi Saitoh, Hokkaido U.)

12:00-12:20-Additional speaker (TBD)

12:20-12:30-Discussion and closing

DMSP Data Utilization Workshop

Date: 22nd Jan 2006
Time: 14:00-17:30

Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing chairs: Chris Elvidge (NOAA-NGDC) & Genya Saito (Tohoku U.)

Objectives: NOAA-NGDC and the Japan Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fis heries (MAFF) have a long standing collaboration in archive, access, product generation and applications development for data from the Defense Meteorolo gical Satellite Program (DMSP). The DMSP Operational Line scan System has a unique capability to detect lights present at the earth's surface. The work
shop will be a continuation of a series of annual reviews and technical exch anges on the status of the archives, algorithms, new products, and applicati ons for DMSP-OLS low light imaging data.

Target audience: DMSP data users in the Asia Pacific region.

Session Plan:

Session 1 :DMSP Data Utilization Workshop (Part 1)

14:00-14:10 Opening (Chris Elvidge, NOAA)

14:10-14:40 DMSP status, new products and services (Chris Elvidge, NOAA)

14:40-15:00 Questions and discussion

15:00-15:30 Monitoring for electric power output and fossil CO2 Emissions by means of DMSP/OLS nighttime imagery. (Massy Hara, VTI)

Session 2 : DMSP Data Utilization Workshop (Part 2)

16:00-16:30 Comparison of DMSP nighttime lights from multiple years (Kan-ichiro Matsu Mura, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University)

16:30-17:00 Utilization of DMSP data for detection of human activity (Hironori Nakayama, (Nippon U.)

17:00-17:20 The Stratagem for Agricultural Studies in Japan Using DMSP/OLS (Genya Saito (Tohoku U) & Izumi Nagatani (MAFFIN))

17:20-17:30 Discussion and closing


Ontology Development for Seamless Natural Resource Data Exchange and Sharing

Date: 23rd Jan 2006
Time: 11:00-15:30
Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing Chairs: Seishi Ninomiya(NARC-NARO), Ryousuke Shibazaki (U. Tokyo)

Objectives: Ontology Development for Seamless Natural Resources Data Exchange and Sharing: Language Barriers are obstacles for communication; therefore it is vital to have multilingual translation and ontology. Multilingual translation and ontology is one of the information technology used as tools for linking knowledge and information of diverse languages. This will eventually bring information societies together and create a better understanding.

Session Plan
11.00-11.20 Developing Ontological Information to Integrate Gobal Observation Data (R.Shibasaki, T.Oguchi , U. Tokyo, H.Fukui, I.Suzuki , Keio U.)

11.20-11.40 Archiving Digital Dictionaries to Support Data Modeling:A CaseStudy in Construction Industries (S.Tachizuka, R.Shibasaki , U. Tokyo)

11.40-12.00 Developing Analyzing Method for Crop Production using Web Ontology (H. Toritani NIAES, T. Kiura and M. Suto, NARC-NARO))

12.00-12.20 TBA, N. Fukui (Keio U.)

12.20-12.30 Discussion

14.00-14.20 From Thesauri to the Agricultural (K. Asanee, Kasetsart University)

14.20 14.40 Ontology Service: the FAO initiative (Margherita Sini, GILW-FAO)

14.40-15.00 General Discussion


Agricultural Model Applications

Date: 23rd Jan 2006
Time: 16:00-17:30
Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing Chairs: Takuji Kiura (NARO), V. Patil (AFITA)

Objectives: Agricultural sector regarded as the world population, food production unit comprises three main elements, people, areas, and resources (including plants and animals) that cannot separate from each other. The information technology significantly works as tool to weave these elements together in order to seek for an appropriate information technology for systematic analysis and solutions as well as proper management. As a consequence of this, AG-WG was established to act as a coordinator among researchers working on agricultural information technology.

Session Plan:

16.00-16.20--GRAMYA VIKAS: Web Based Decision Support for Rural Development (J. Adinarayana, CSRE)

16.20-16.40--NACA experiences on better management, surveillance and traceability, ( Flavio Corsin, NACA)

16:40-17:00--A Framework for Agricultural Model Development (Kei Tanaka, NARC-NARO)

17:00-17:20--Improvement of Rice Planthopper Simulation Model Using Satellite Remote Sensing Data (Akira Otuka, Watanabe Tomonari, Masaya Matsumura, Ayumi Fukuo, NARO)

17:20-17:30--Netwoking of Network Admin in Asia-Pacific(Yoothana Suansuk)



Date: 24th Jan 2006
Time: 9:00-12:30
Place: Room 5C2

Organizing Chairs: Chris Elvidge,NOAA-NGDC & Yoshiaki Honda (Chiba U.)

Objectives: : To explore the feasibility of building a MODIS data archive in Japan.
Target audience: MODIS data users in the Asia Pacific region.

Session Plan:

Session 1: Building a Global MODIS Data Archive in Japan (Part 1)

9:00-9:10--Opening and introductions (Yoshiaki Honda, Chiba U.)

9:10-9:20--Daily global observation of the Earth: From AVHRR to MODIS and on to VIIRS (Chris Elvidge, NOAA)

9:20-9:40--Requirements on long term Earth observation time series data set - for successive process of AVHRR/MODIS/VIIRS data (Koji Kajiwara, Chiba U.)

9:40 - 10:00--Phenological eyes network for validation of remote sensing data - MODIS case (Koki Iwao, National Institute for Environmental Studies)

10:00- 10:30--Environment and disaster monitoring over Asia with Terra/Aqua MODIS at the University of Tokyo direct broadcasting system (Wataru Takeuchi, U. of Tokyo)

10:30 - 11:00--Break

Session 2: Building a Global MODIS Data Archive in Japan (Part 2)

11:00-11:15--MODIS Archive and Access System at MAFF (Izumi Nagatani (MAFF))

11:15-11:30--Demonstration and results from MODIS Level 0 data transfers from NGDC to MAFF (Izumi Nagatani (MAFF) and Chris Elvidge (NOAA))

11:30-11:45--NOAA effort to build a MODIS archive (Chris Elvidge, NOAA)

11:45-12:00--Potential for MODIS data transfers to Japan via TransPac (Jim Williams, TransPac)

12:00-12:30 Discussion


Digital Asia and Satellite Image Network for Natural Hazard Management in Asia

Date: 24th Jan 2006
Time: 14:00-17:30
Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing Chairs: Fukui (Keio U.)

Session Plan:
14:00-14:10-Opening and Introductions

14:10-14:30-Development of Digital Asia nodes for information sharing (Lal Samarakoon, Asia Institute of Technology)

15:00-15:30 Earth Observation Data transfer Experiment between Japan and ESA by using GEANT and APAN networks ( Isao Nakanishi, JAXA)

Abstract: JAXA is planning to launch ALOS: Advance Land Observing Satellite on January 19, 2006. The satellite will generate a large amoun of mission data such as one Tera Bytes per day during the operational phase after launch. A majority of mission data will be transmitted through JAXA's Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS), but we are investigating to utilize a ground station in the northern Europe as a backup plan. In that case, the recieved data will be saved as files there, and transferred to JAXA/EOC for data processing through high data rate ground networks. Our requirement for the data rate of the networks will be approximately 200 Mbps on the average. So, we performed ALOS simulated data transfer experiment between Japan and ESA by using GEANT and APAN networks in November 2005. We will report the results and issues.

15:30-16:00 AIT Experience on Capacity Building for Disaster Mitigation in Asia with JAXA sponsorship (Lal Samarakoon, Asian Institute of Technology)


Common Area

Date: 25th Jan 2006
Time: 9:00-10:30
Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing Chairs: Takaharu Kameoka and Pisuth Paiboonrat

Objectives: The objectives of the presentation are based on two reasons: 1) there are several application development groups under APAN and 2) the objectives of utilizing technology. The APAN-Taipei meeting had a consensus on establishing a forum for combined application by promoting success cases as model. As a result, e-culture and AG-WG presented the aforementioned issues in this APAN Tokyo.

Session Plan:


9.00-9.20--Learning-how-to-Learn: case study of Information Technology for Knowledge Community
Speaker: Pisuth Paiboonrat, HAII

9.20-9.40--Quantifying agricultural and water management practices from RS data using GA based data assimilation techniques

Speaker: HONDA Kiyoshi ,AIT 

9.40-10:00--Multi-modal collaboration for more comprehensive disaster support

Speaker: Ichiro Nakagawa(Mie Univ. )

10:00-10:20--The first Field Server in Fiji, the southern Hemisphere
Speaker: Takashi Mishima,Takaharu Kameoka, Atsushi Hashimoto, KennichiNakanishi, Ryoei 
Ito, Toyokazu Hirozumi, Hiroshi Ehara, (Mie University, Japan), Takuji 
Kiura, Tokihiro Fukatsu, Masayuki Hirafuji, (NARC, Japan), Marika Tuiwawa, Alivereti Nailatini,
Terry Rupeni, (University of the South Pacific, Fiji), Chitoshi Mizota, (Iwate University, Japan), Hitoshi Naito, (Kurashiki
University of Science And The Arts, Japan)

10:00-10:20--Field Servers in China and Denmark
Speaker: He Donxian


Application of Sensor Network

Date: 25th Jan 2006
Time: 11:00-12:30
Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing Chairs: Masayuki Hirafuji (NARC-NARO) and Pisuth Paiboonrat (HAII)

Objectives: Application of Sensors Network is a Sensors Network development group in term of both technology and utilization. Currently, Sensors Network is used in various aspects, namely kid's learning tools, rice field, early warning system, and etc. This conference will contribute to the expansion of members' network and a forum of developers and users meeting so that they are able to define mean standard for tasks related to sensors.

Session Plan:
11.00-11.30 Spectrum of Wireless Sensor Network Applications (Yoshito Tobe ,Tokyo Denki University)


Field Server Forum
1. Recent progress and next plan of Field Server in Japan (Masayuki Hirafuji, NARO)
2. Recent progress and next plan of Field Server in Thailand (Pisuth Paiboonrat, HAII)
3. Field Servers in Hawaii N.Iguchi (Kinki Univ.), Y.Motonaga (Niigata Univ.), M. Oka (Miyagi University of Education), A. Hashimoto (Mie Univ.) 
Y. Saito, F.Kobayashi (Shinshu Univ.), M.Hirafuji, T.Fukatsu (NARC) and T.Kameoka (Mie Univ. )


Data Grid on Natural Resource Management

Date: 25th Jan 2006
Time: 14:00-17:30
Place: Room 5C2  

Organizing Chairs: : Toshio Koike (U. Tokyo) Byon-Lyol Lee (LMA), [Session-1]

Suhaimi Napis (UPM) Seishi Ninomiya (NARC-NARO)[Session2]

Objectives: Several types of distributed data sets are now available on the Internet, rapidly increasing their amount. In many cases of natural resource managements, the integrations of such distributed data resources are required. Having learned that physical integration of those by centralization are not realistic, a series of the Internet technologies called Data Grid to virtually and dynamically integrate distributed data is becoming promising. This session was planned to overview and discuss the present status and perspective of Data Grid for natural resource managements.

Session Plan:
Session: 1
14.00-14.20 ESGII and CDP: Data Grid and Portal (D. Middleton, NCAR)

14.20-14.40 ES2-VO for Earth System Development (Oh, PKNU)

14.40-15.00 WMO/WIS-Bridge to GEOSS (B. Lee and S. Ninomiya, KMA/NARC)

15.00-15.20 ESME-Earth System Modeling Environment (V. Balaji, GFDL)

15.20-15.30 Discussion

Session: 2
16.00-16.20 Data Integration and Information Fusion Dedicated to GEOSS (Toshio Koike, U. Tokyo)

16.20-16.40 In-situ Data Quality Check and Integration System (Katsunori Tamagawa, U. Tokyo)

16.40-17.00 An Update of the Current Activities in Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN), GRID Computing, Bioinformatics, and Sensor Network.(Suhaimi Napis, Universiti Putra Malaysia

17.00-17.20 New Implementation of MetBroker based on Web Ontology (Seishi Ninomiya, NARC-NARO)

17.20-17.30 Discussion  

Last Updated 30 Jan 2006