||Opportunities in Asia
||Chairman's Welcome Speech
||Overview of the Internet Development in Asia
- Mr Steve Garton, MD AMR Interactive
Straight into digital cash|
- Mr Willie Fung, Snr VP and GM of Master Card, Greater China
MasterCard is one of the first international clearing house to enter
the Greater China region and has participated in transforming the region
from a cash based society to a digital cash economy. What are the
issues that the region faces in this transformation.
||XML Technologies - Bob Sutor
- Parsing and Processing XML Documents using Java (tm) Technology
- Kelvin Lawrence, IBM
The objective of this session is to provide you with a detailed technical
overview, of parsing and processing XML documents using Java(tm)
technology, and also to provide a good overview of the key standards that
the XML programmer needs to be aware of and how to use them
programmatically. These include but are not limited to: Extensible Mark-up
Language (XML), the Document Object Model (DOM), the Simple API for XML
(SAX), Document Type Definition (DTD) and XML Schema, In this session,
Kelvin will discuss his experiences in working with XML and will show, with
the use of real examples, how you can easily write your own Java programs
and start working with XML right away. After attending this session you
should have a fairly detailed working knowledge of XML programming in Java
and be able to implement complex Java applications that bring together many
different XML technologies. The session will include a detailed
walkthrough of the source code for the sample programs.
Prior knowledge of Java programming is assumed. Knowledge of the basic XML
concepts will help but is not essential.
- Getting started with the W3C XML Schema Language - Development
Tools, Runtime Support, Resources, Applications
- Bob Schloss, IBM
The W3C XML Schema Language is very powerful. Types are definable which
specify a range of constraints, these types can be part of a type
hierarchy, and a schema can make the content model for an element or
attribute be associated with these types as a function of outer elements
containing the element tag.
Schemas can support assessment/validation of documents which use elements
and attributes defined in more than one namespace, or in one namespace but
in multiple schema documents, or which build on unchanged or changed
schemas from others. Schemas can have enough information for tools to build
serializers/deserializer code into common programming languages, to make a
normative database design for holding instance documents that conform, or
to model a structure for data modeling created initially in another
framework, such as UML Logical Class Diagrams.
If you will be developing your own markup language or message/document
format and documenting it with W3C XML Schema language, or you will be
running or writing code that utilizes schemas, you will want to know what
tools and libraries are already available or have been announced for
delivery in the 2nd quarter. This session will demonstrate some of the
schema-aware tools and libraries that support the Proposed Recommendation
version of the W3C XML Schema Language, tools that support "simple schemas"
thru "advanced and modular schema" creation and use, and schema-driven
instance document editing. It will also discuss the efforts of the W3C and
its members to reuse the schema language as components of Web Services
Description Language, SOAP 1.1 encodings, and XForms language. It will
point out the best sites on the Web for learning the schema language, for
finding elegant and/or semantically rich schemas that have been made
available to the public, for finding existing reusable schema type
definitions, and for solving problems with its use.
We assume that the participants are somewhat familiar with the W3C XML
Schema language (for example, they have read the Primer at
http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0 or attended a tutorial offered immediately
before WWW10), are somewhat familiar with XPath, and very familiar with
DTDs and Namespaces.
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What is the Best <XML> Database Solution of All?
- Akmal B. Chaudhri, Informix Labs
Managing XML documents is problematic when document collections grow. How
do we successfully store and query document collections? One solution is a
database. We will discuss the problem of integrating XML with databases and
examine choices, such as relational databases, object databases,
object-relational databases and native XML servers.
- XLink and Conceptual Modeling
- Dr. Peter Chen, Louisiana State University
This session describes the basic concepts of conceptual modeling and XLink
and the relationships between these two. The fundamental concepts and
some recent extensions of the Entity-Relationship (ER) modeling will be
given. The linkages between ER diagrams and English sentence structures
will be described. Then, the XLink concepts will be introduced, and the
similarity with the ER concepts will be presented. Then, the linkages
between ER modeling and other components of XML such as RDF will be
discussed. By understanding these linkages, it will be easier to
understand how most XML components fit together and to design the
interfaces between XML and databases.
- Wireless and the semantic web
- Antonio Tomarchio
||Opportunities in Asia - Tony Au
Investment in IT has taken place rapidly in Asia Pacific over the last couple of
years. From electronic cash to high tech parks and supply chain management -
government and businesses in the region has embraced technology. Never before have there been so much interest and opportunities in technology in Asia
- Chua Tiow Chye, CyberCity Shenzhen
Ascendas (formerly known as JTC) is one of the pioneer of industrial park in Asia. The company has made foray into IT parks throughout the region - in Singapore, India and various parts of China, including CyberCity in Shenzhen. Physical
communities for entrepreneurs, world class infrastructure and liberal government policies are the pre-conditions in building successful IT hubs. What does CyberCity in Shenzhen has to offer and what can one expect from IT parks in the region.
- Octopus , Mr Kenneth Tan, CFO
Operating and building out the largest and most successful cash card in the region. Building an all-in-one, online and offline cash card for Hongkong and perhaps the region.
- Tony Au, founder of ABC Multiactive
- Raymond Y. Chiu, Vice President of Business Development,
Asia Pacific Region and Japan, iAnywhere Solutions Inc.
The state of mobile banking in Asia. There far are more mobile devices than PCs, it's going to be more m-finance than e-finance. What are the key initiatives
that banks in Asia has in place and what are their major decisions ahead.
- Zhang XN of HiChina - the largest web hosting company in China since 1996.
The Chinese Internet business has been wooed by the money man - from IP phone, to ISPs to Portals and to Data Centers, where is it really headed to
- Joseph Poon, SAR1
Topic: Digital Commerce
- How digital commerce will evolve in Asia/Hong Kong enabled by new technologies
- The essential elements for conducting digital commerce
- Current hurdles/challenges faced by e-merchants
- Solutions available in the market for overcoming the hurdles
- Outlook for digital commerce in Asia/Hong Kong in the forthcoming years
||Semantic Web - Eric Miler
The Semantic Web is a vision:
The idea of having data on the Web defined and linked in a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications. In order to make this vision a reality for the Web, supporting standards and technologies must be designed to enable machines to make more sense of the Web, with the result of making the Web more
useful for humans. The WWW10 Semantic Web Developers Day Track is designed to highlight and present innovative technologies that are being developed that provide the foundation for this vision.
Eric Miller, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
Ralph Swick, W3C Semantic Web Advanced Development Lead
- Edd Dumbill, XML.com
- James Hendler (University of Maryland and Chief Scientist, Information Systems Office, DARPA)
Ontologies on the Web: The DAML+OIL project
This presentation will focus on ongoing efforts with the DAML+OIL language, an ontology mark-up language for web documents based on RDF which was developed under support from both US and EU funding agencies. Specific focus will be on the importance of ontologies for agent-based computing and other web applications and
how DAML+OIL provides a basis for addressing these issues. An overview and demonstration of DAML+OIL applications will be provided. New initiatives to extend DAML+OIL to provide semantic web service descriptions will also be discussed.
- Art Barstow (HP/W3C), Jose Kahan (W3C), Marja-Riitta Koivunen (W3C), Ralph Swick (W3C)
Annotea: A Generic Annotation environment using RDF/XML
Annotea is a general Web annotation system being developed as part of the W3C Se
mantic Web advanced development work to build novel applications of RDF and othe
r Semantic Web tools. Annotea was first deployed publicly in November 2000. In t
his presentation the Annotea development team will describe the architectural de
sign decisions they made when using RDF to model annotations of Web documents. C
lient implementations of Amaya will be demonstrated and plans for future directi
ons will be described.
- Eric Prud'hommeaux (W3C)
RDFdb and Algae: A Generic RDF Datastore and Query Language
This presentation will focus on a discussion of a reusable RDF database and query language for supporting general RDF applications. Specific focus will be on design and optimization of the system, and the application of this in supporting
W3C's access control and annotation environment.
- Eric van der Vlist (Dyomedea)
Building a Semantic Web Site
Some of the semantic web and knowledge technologies can easily be used with today's technology to facilitate the navigation on medium sized web sites.This presentation is showing how one can build on keywords available in most of the XML formats to derive RDF Site Summaries, Topic Maps and pages classifications that are very helpful for navigating on medium or complex web sites.
- Dave Beckett (ILRT, University of Bristol)
Building Semantic Web Applications with Redland
This presentation will focus on the author of the Redland RDF toolkit
experience in using this application framework to rapidly prototype and
build RDF databases, RSS 1.0 processors, web searching, collaborative work and o
ther semantic web applications.
- James Tauber (Bowstreet)
Redfoot: An RDF Application Framework
Redfoot is an open source framework for building distributed RDF-based
applications written in Python. At its core, Redfoot provides for parsing,
storing, querying, viewing and editing RDF. Added to this is a PHP-like system for building web sites entirely driven by RDF data and the beginnings of a P2P architecture for Redfeet to share and discover new
information. This talk will overview the history and architecture of Redfoot and
demonstrate some websites that are beginning to make use of it.
- Edd Dumbill (XML.com)
Panel Discussion: Killer Apps for the Semantic Web
The W3C's Semantic Web Activity aims to build the Semantic Web through a partner
ship between specification and software development work. Over the last year the
number of tools for creating applications using Semantic Web technology, especi
ally RDF, have increased encouragingly. What is missing, though, are the "killer
applications" that will drive widespread adoption of SW technology and fuel the
network effect. This session will bring together developers of existing SW soft
ware and involve the audience to help identify key parts of the SW software infr
astructure that need to be created in order to allow everybody to participate in
the Semantic Web.
||Voice Browser - Dave Raggett
- Dr Alex Leung, CEO Infotalk
Voice Recognition for Asian languages
- Todd Elvins, CTO of Indicast
personalization of voice applications and how this minimizes the need for user interaction. In particular,
he will discuss Indicast's next-generation "MindReader Voice Engine"
which enables different styles of voice interaction for different types of content.
- Xuedong Huang, General Manager, Speech.Net, Microsoft
Add Speech Experience to the web applications -- the Microsoft .Net approach
- Kim Stephens
Demonstration of IBM's Home Page Reader V3.0, a talking Web browser for person who are blind or have low vision.
Final Session - Country/Market Presentation
- Hongkong - Mr Charles Mok, Chairman HKIT Federation, CEO dots21.com
- Singapore - Mr Roger Yuen MD, CNET Networks Asia
- Korea - Mr Sam Ahn, Director of Global Marketing G2Mobile
- China - Mr Zhang XN