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The 4th International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering 2017 (FDSE 2017)

Donnerstag, 20. April 2017 - 01:15 Uhr

The annual International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering (FDSE) is a premier forum designed for researchers and practitioners interested in state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice activities in data, information, knowledge, and security engineering to explore cutting-edge ideas, present and exchange their research results and advanced data-intensive applications, as well as to discuss emerging issues on data, information, knowledge, and security engineering. We invite the submission of both original research contributions and industry papers. At the annual FDSE, the researchers and practitioners will not only be able to share research solutions to problems of today's data and security engineering society, but also identify new issues and directions for future related research and development work.

After third successful event, FDSE 2016 which were held in Can Tho City, Vietnam, FDSE 2017 will come back Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 29, 2017 to December 1, 2017. We will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bach Khoa University (BKU) foundation, where FDSE2017 will be held.

Authors are invited to electronically submit full papers in English. The submitted papers must be in PDF in LNCS format. The length of submitted papers should not exceed 20 pages. The submission and further instructions are available via the following page, https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fdse2017

Submission:   June 20, 2017
Notification:   August 25, 2017
Registration:   September 08, 2017
Camera-ready:   September 08, 2017

For further information please see the website, http://www.cse.hcmut.edu.vn/fdse2017/#&home

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ACOMP 2017: International Conference on Advanced Computing and Applications

Donnerstag, 20. April 2017 - 01:13 Uhr

The International Conference on Advanced COMPuting and Applications (ACOMP) is an annual, multi-track international forum for academics, engineers, practitioners and research students to exchange their ideas, techniques, methods, and state-of-the-art applications for advanced computing. Initially formed as a scientific venue for high-performance computing & advanced applications, the conference kept expanding and had a pedigree of attracting international and Vietnamese participants who both are interested in advanced topics of computer science & engineering. This year in 2017 the ACOMP conference will be held for the 11th time.

Conference venue:
ACOMP 2017 will be held in the main campus of Bach Khoa University. Located near the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the hosting university serves as the leading research and education hub for sciences & engineering in the southern area of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest, most populous and fast-growing city in Vietnam.

Conference dates:
November 29-30 to December 01, 2017.

Call of Papers:
Research papers should describe original work that has not been submitted (or accepted) for publication elsewhere. They will be evaluated based on their scientific and technical contribution, originality, and relevance. Submissions must be full papers in PDF format of 2-column, 8 pages in length.
Further details can be looked up here: http://www.cse.hcmut.edu.vn/acomp2017/?p=Call%20for%20papers

From submission to registration:
  Submission - June 30, 2017
  Notification - August 25, 2017
  Camera Ready - September 02, 2017
  Registration - September 05, 2017


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University of Brescia: New scholarship opportunities

Mittwoch, 22. März 2017 - 21:04 Uhr

The NEW application for the UNIBS scholarships for Master Students (5500 €/year x 2 years - with the second year confirmed in case in the first year 33 out of 60 credits have been passed) has been published on the web site of the University of Brescia: https://www.unibs.it/node/14311

(1) In particular there are up to 10 scholarships for the Master degrees in:
·       MANAGEMENT ( curriculum: International business )

(2) Then a call for one scholarship for students who got a Bachelor or, better, Master degree in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, or Myanmar and are applying to the Master degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering is published here: https://www.unibs.it/node/14313
Students can apply to both calls within the Deadline: April 30 2017.
For normal application of foreign students without scholarships people need to monitor the site https://en.unibs.it/ and then Quick links (top right). The application will be opened soon.
Information can be asked to internationalstudents@unibs.it
Students with a good background (GPA higher than 3.2 out of 4 approximately and English proficiency corresponding to IELTS = 6 at least) are welcome.

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Yogyahealth - a report on the Bernd Rode Award winning project 2016

Mittwoch, 18. Januar 2017 - 20:50 Uhr

Yogyahealth is an outstanding ASEA-UNINET collaboration project between European and South-East Asian partners, which was awarded the Bernd Rode Award 2016 and furthermore honoured by a certificate of gratitude by the Universitas Gadjah Mada in 2016. The project was founded in the year 2008 by Matthias Lechner, MD, PhD, and an Indonesian colleagues and supported by Univ.-Prof. Bernd Rode, Univ.-Prof. Erich Schmutzhard and Univ.-Prof. Walter Kofler and the Indonesian leadership team, incl. Prof. Mo Hakimi, Prof. Ova Emilia, Prof. Bing Tan, Dr. Sagung Indrasari, et al. The collaboration was founded and continuously developed by financial means of ASEA-UNINET.

Meanwhile the project comprises three different parts: (i) the "Yogyakarta Head and Neck Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Programme" (www.yogyahealth.org/ent), specifically addressing the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer in the field of ENT, (ii) the "Yogyakarta Public Health Promotion Link" (www.yogyahealth.org/publichealth), focusing on the Smoking Awareness und Smoking Prevention Programme and (iii) the "Yogyakarta Women’s Health Initiative" (http://www.yogyahealth.org/womenshealth), which specialises in screening and early detection of cervical cancer in Yogyakarta province. This also includes an online portal for physicians and patients with validated patient information leaflets in the local language.

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Advances in the ENT-screening programme: the handover of new equipment by Dr. Lechner to the
Wonosari District Hospital (Picture 1) and the Banyumas District Hospital (Picture 2)

Dr. Lechner's recent work focused on the establishment of a screening programme for nasopharyngeal cancer which is endemic to South-East Asia. Without an endoscopic examination of the nasopharynx early-stage cancer is frequently missed and, hence, patients in rural and poor regions around Yogyakarta often present with cancer at an advanced stage at the time of diagnosis. Generous donations by the companies Olympus, Medtronic and Tristel in 2015 and a very generous donation by the company Storz in 2016 helped to equip ENT-medics in two different hospitals with special medical equipment that allowed a thorough examination of patients by endoscopic means and the ability to obtain a biopsy sample under direct vision. This will lead to a significant reduction of negative biopsies in cancerous cases. As the equipment is now located in two peripheral hospitals, patients who either are not referred or do not have the financial means to travel to Yogyakarta can be examined using an endoscopic system locally. According to data from the Dr Sardjito Hospital in Yogyakarta, 50% of all head and neck cancers can be ascribed to nasopharyngeal cancer.

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Equipment (Picture 3) and examination of a patient (Picture 4) at the Wonosari District Hospital prior to the kind donations.

In March 2016 Dr. Lechner started preparatory work for a further research collaboration on screening for nasopharyngeal cancer and visited peripheral hospitals with the prupose of educating doctors together with the Yoyakarta team. This stay in Indonesia then coincided with the 15th ASEA-UNINET plenary meeting, where Dr. Lechner was awarded the Bernd Rode Award 2016. The financial means associated with the award were used for visiting Indonesia once again in August 2016, together with Mrs Cindy Teh and Mr Cepi Maryadi as well as other co-workers from the company Storz, where the new equipment was handed over to the medical teams in peripheral hospitals. Dr. Ima and her team in the Wonosari District Hospital received endoscopes and a brand-new LED system with instructions and training by Dr. Lechner. The second system was given to Dr. Mugi and his team at Banyumas District Hospital.

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Training at the Wonosari District Hospital (Picture 5) and the Banyumas District Hospital (Picture 6)

In a ceremony of thanks at Gadjah Mada University Dr. Lechner was handed over a certificate by the Dean of the faculty, to express the gratitude to ASEA-UNINET and the project team. In the future a smartphone application for data collection and for raising public awareness of symptoms and early signs of nasopharyngeal carcinoma shall be developed and potentially expanded to other programmes. Furthermore, a project on tracheostomy care has already been conducted under Dr. Lechner's supervision, showing improvement of quality of patient care after the donation of tracheostomy care equipment.


Picture 7: Dr. Lechner is awarded a certificate of gratitutude by the Dean of Faculty of Medicine at the Universitas Gadjah Mada

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Austrian-Vietnamese ASEA-UNINET Days 2016 - a review

Montag, 19. Dezember 2016 - 22:02 Uhr

In the period of 5-9 December 2016 in Vietnam, ASEA-UNINET held in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy the “Austrian – Vietnamese ASEA-UNINET Days in Vietnam” as one of the commemorative activities towards the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of Austrian – Vietnamese diplomatic relations. The event started from 5-6 December, 2016 at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) campus in Hanoi, continued at University of Danang in Da Nang (7 December, 2016) and finished at University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City in Ho Chi Minh City (8-9 December, 2016). A delegation of Austrian University Professors in the areas of Informatics, Food Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, Economics, Geology and Music travelled to Vietnam to meet interested researchers.

The main objective of the “Austrian – Vietnamese ASEA-UNINET Days in Vietnam” is to promote the research collaboration among Vietnamese and Austrian universities and disseminating ASEA-UNINET grants including sandwich grants, PhD grants, Postdoc and short-term research grants to young university staffs in Vietnam. According to the Austrian ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Dr. Thomas Loidl, the Austrian – Vietnamese Diplomatic Relation which was established in 1972 is excellent and based on mutual trust and friendship: “An important objective for the Austrian Embassy in Hanoi is to strengthen the relations between Vietnam and Austria in all sectors, not only in the political and economic field but also in the important sectors of science, research, technology and education” – he said and highly appreciated the contributions of ASEA-UNINET as well as the initiative of the "Austrian – Vietnamese Asea-Uninet Days in Vietnam".


Further information is provided by reports on the webpage of Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) - either in English: http://htqt.hust.edu.vn/en/news-event/570-ao-viet-nam-tang-cuong-hop-tac-trong-giao-duc-va-nghien-cuu.html or in Vietnamese: http://www.hust.edu.vn/tin-tuc/-/asset_publisher/AKFI5qRls1e8/content/ao-viet-tang-cuong-hop-tac-trong-giao-duc-va-nghien-c-1

by a news post at the website of the University of Danang - in Vietnamese: http://www.udn.vn/posts/view/2753/78

and by a report on the webpage of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City - in Vietnamese: http://www.yds.edu.vn/yds2/?Content=ChiTietTin&idTin=21113&menu=

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Researchers of an ASEA-UNINET supported project win first Science Slam at the CHNT 21, 16-18 November 2016, Vienna

Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 - 21:11 Uhr

ASEA-UNINET proudly announces the award won by a collaboration project between two departments of the Vienna University of Technology (Ulrike Herbig, Gudrun Styhler-Aydin, Doris Grandits, Lukas Stampfer from the Institute of History of Art, Building Archeology and Restoration together with Ulrich Pont from the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology), the Danube University Krems (Patricia Engel from the European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration) and the Universitas Gadjah Mada (Ikaputra,  from the Department of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta). The aim of the project was to develop a concept of restoration and find a way of climate adequate maintenance of the Affandi Museum (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

The Affandi Museum Indonesia is a well known place for modern Indonesian art. Affandi was a very important artist and had a great influence on ideas about humanism, nationalism and democracy, making him a leading humanist figure. He contributed largerly through Expressionist paintings but also by incentives in architectual design. The museum that was established to display his artwork was also designed by Affandi himself. Importantly, through Affandi's outstanding work Yogyakarta became the center for modern art in Indonesia.

The Affandi Museum encompasses different galleries of Affandi's artwork


Unfortunately weather and climatic conditions had a deteriorating effect on the museum's condition, thereby posing a critical threat to Indonsias's contemporary cultural heritage. During a stay in Austria Kartika Affandi, Affindi's daughter, got into contact with Austrian researchers - an initiative dialogue about the comprehensive restoration of the building began.

The Affandi museum (outside)


The collaboration between the different institutions aimed at achieving a sustainable restoration and generating a concept of maintenance for the Affandi museum. The project ranged from several stages and encompassed a documentation by images, measurements by hand, a deformation survey by 3D laser scanner and a research of the history of construction. Researchers from different fields have been collaborating, transferred the fundamentals of their integrative approach in form of a scientific publication and also presented the joint project during a conference in Vienna - thereby also winning a special price.

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Affandi himself


Every year the Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) is taking place in the city hall of Vienna, every time focusing on a different topic. The 21st CHNT, this year's programme, dealt with Urban Archeology and Data. It was held between November 16-18, 2016.

A speciality was the Science Slam which was held for the first time at the CHNT and won by two researchers from the ASEA-UNINET supported Affandi museum project. They enthused the jury with their artistic performance demonstrating their project on the Museum Affandi. We warmly congratulate Doris Grandits and Lukas Stampfer to their great performance!

Science slam winners Doris Grandit and Lukas Stampfer


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ASEA-UNINET PhD Summer School in Danang, Vietnam on December 2nd - 3rd, 2016

Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 - 19:46 Uhr

ASEA-UNINET is organising a PhD Summer School in Danang from 2-3 December 2016 which provides a training course for PhD students and researchers working in the field of Information Systems. There will be morning lectures given by international professors followed by afternoon group work. The 2-day intensive course provides the opportunity for participants to interact with, learn and get some advice from these highly experienced professors. The participants can also meet and network with other researchers working in the same field.

Further Information:
Website: http://ssc2016.hueuni.edu.vn/
Contact: (+84)511.3.962.962-Ext: 225,212,222 or admin@viethanit.edu.vn

Hard facts:
Vietnam-Korea Friendship Information Technology College - VHIT
Event Timing: December 2nd-3rd, 2016
Address: Group 35th, Hoa Quy ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang City.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZRPHNsNH7a52
Registration fee: FREE

Foto from the PhD Summer School in Danang


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Austrian-Vietnamese ASEA-UNINET Days, December 5th-9th, 2016 - an outlook

Montag, 21. November 2016 - 22:40 Uhr

For the purpose of fostering current relations and planning future research projects the Austrian-Vietnamese ASEA-UNINET Days will be held in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City from December 5th to 9th 2016. A delegation of Austrian University Professors in the areas of Informatics, Food Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, Economics, Geology and Music will travel to Vietnam to meet interested researchers. The programs in the three individual locations include short presentations of best practice collaboration projects from previous years, detailed information about scholarship possibilities in the framework of ASEA-UNINET and working groups focusing on the different research areas for enhancing, triggering and planning of future research collaboration projects.

The organizers are looking forward to meeting many interested researchers in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City – please find the event details below or contact your local ASEA-UNINET University Coordinator.

Hanoi: December 5th and 6th 2016

05/12     Time / Place Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), conference room C2
08.45-09.00      Registration
09.00-10.00 Opening session
10.25-12.00 Showcase of AT-VN ASEA-UNINET projects
12.00-13.30 Lunch and networking (hosted by HUST)
13.30-15.30 Working Group discussions I for enhancing the cooperation between Austrian and Vietnamese universities (Music, IT, Food Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, Economics, Geology)
06/12 Time / Place Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), conference room C2
09.00-10.00 Meeting with Alumni and Researchers - Presentation of ASEA-UNINET research cooperation and scholarship possibilities
University of Transport and Communications (UTC) (Hanoi)
11.00-12.00 Meeting and networking at UTC
12.00-13.30 Lunch (hosted by UTC)

Da Nang: December 7th 2016

07/12     Time / Place University of Danang (UD), conference room B, 41 Le Duan
08.45-09.00      Registration
09.00-09.20 Opening session
09.20-10.00 Presentation of ASEA-UNINET research cooperation and scholarship possibilities
10.15-12.00 Working group discussions I for enhancing the cooperation between Austrian and Vietnamese universities (IT, Food Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, Economics, Geology)
12.00-13.30 Lunch and networking
13.30-16.00 Working group discussions II for enhancing the cooperation between Austrian and Vietnamese universities (IT, Food Science and Biotechnology, Medicine, Economics, Geology)

Ho Chi Minh City: December 8th and 9th 2016

08/12     Time / Place University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP), Ho Chi Minh City, room 3D
13.00-13.30    Registration
13.30-14.00 Opening session
14.00-15.00 Presentation of ASEA-UNINET research cooperation and scholarship possibilities
15.15-16.30 Showcase of Austrian-Vietnmese ASEA-UNINET projects (short presentations of joint projects of past years)
09/12 Time / Place University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP), Ho Chi Minh City, conference room
09.00-11.30 Working group discussions for enhancing the cooperation between Austrian and Vietnamese universities (IT, Food Science and Biotechnology, Medicince, Economics, Geology)
11.30-13.00 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Meeting with Alumni and Researchers
15.00-15.30 Coffee break and networking

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