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发        ICT and e-Knowledge for the Developing World
展                       26-28 Sept 2010, Shanghai, China

中
国
家
Science helped create
the information society.

Now it can help extend
that society to all.


         Professor Krishan Lal
National Physical Laboratory, India
There is a wealth of
data on the developing
world but if you live in
the developing world,
getting access to this
data is difficult.


                Paul Murphy,
    The University of Manchester
Research data grow in
value the more they
are used, unlike most
commodities which are
diminished by use.

     Prof Denise Lievesley,
         Kings College London
It is necessary to have
a scientific data
sharing platform for a
healthy world.


                     Liu Depei,
President of the Chinese Academy
               of Medical Sciences
Scientific discovery has
increasingly become
data intensive and calls
for a reliable, easily
accessible scientific
data infrastructure.


             Prof Li Jianhui,
   Chinese Academy of Sciences
There is a near-zero
cost for global [data]
dissemination. Open
access … promotes
citizen scientists and
serendipitous results.

                 Paul Uhlir,
        US National Academies
We keep talking about
interoperability but not
doing it.

We need to build a
coalition to establish
base maps for
developing countries.

         Dr Kamie Kitmitto,
   The University of Manchester
We had the main street
layout within 48 hours
[of the Haiti earthquake]
which made it very
useful for aid
organisations on the
ground... People were
simply printing out the
maps and pinning
them up in their tents,
trying to figure out
where to send people
to carry out search and
rescue.
              Harry Wood,
             Open Street Map
Disaster information is
the key and soul for
emergency response,
coordination and search
and rescue operations.



           Dr Qu Guosheng,
   National Earthquake Response
                  Support Centre
Natural Barrier for Emergency Response
and SAR of Wenchuan Earthquake
Collaborative poverty
reduction research
requires a robust
research e-
infrastructure of
information systems
and tools which can
support research
activity.

                 Dr Ping Gao,
    The University of Manchester
Communication
systems play a more
important role in
enhancing the activities
of the poor. They can
increase access to
market information,
decrease the
transaction costs of
poor farmers and
traders and bypass
middlemen.

            Prof Tiao Xioafeng,
  Beijing University and Ministry of
                         Education
Q: Are mobile banking
  technologies truly
  transformational?
A: I study innovation
  for a living. Rarely
  have I seen
  innovations that go
  from zero to forty
  percent of a country’s
  population in three
  years.
       Prof Rajesh Chandy,
        London Business school
Pumza,   South Africa
     Net   cash flows, aggregated weekly, US$




             Source: Collins et al. 2010
Now we can watch our
living earth anywhere,
anytime. We can
monitor oceans on a
global scale ... or see a
car going down a street


        Prof Zhou Chenghu,
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
The end user needs to
share information
easily and cheaply
especially for remote
sensing data which is
heavy to manage and
complicated to
generate information
from.

             Prof Gu Xingfa,
   Chinese Academy of Sciences
Developing countries
suffer more serious
disaster losses and
have less capability to
respond.

             Prof Li Guoqing,
    Chinese Academy of Sciences
Why do Africans leave
Africa?
And why do they
return?

          Daisy Selematsela,
   South Africa National Research
                      Foundation
With the development
of societies and
economies, every
country demands more
petroleum and the
oceans face more oil
spill risks


                Dr Ma Long,
     Dalian Maritime University
[With visualisation] we
can compare multiple
events, for example an
earthquake in Sichuan
with another in Xinjiang
and ask, what is the
behaviour? What is the
pattern? What is the
difference?

         Prof Xiaoru Yuan,
            Peking University
Scalable Multi-variate Analytics of Seismic and
      Satellite-based Observational Data




                                    [Yuan et al. TVCG’10]
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The tools we have
been talking about
are global tools,
freely available tools,
that contribute to
people’s quality of life
in their own cultural
terms.

        Stuart Macdonald,
       University of Edinburgh
ICT and e-Knowledge for the Developing World




Presentations are available at:

http://mimas.ac.uk/news/2010/08/
      china-uk-betterlives10/

								
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