About This Camp

The APNG Camp is a venue where future Internet leaders of the Asia Pacific region learn from and work with experts from different sectors. The camp fosters discussion, collaboration, and multidisciplinary research among participants and mentors centered on digital society and its opportunities from Asian perspectives.

Theme


Exploring Generative AI and

Its Transformative Impact on the Future


Venue


Room-408 (Activities Room), 4th Floor, Office of Computer Services (Infront of KU Home), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Abstract

This lecture delves into how AI is reshaping our world. It discusses the significant changes AI brings to jobs, society, and economics. A key focus is on Universal Basic Income as a solution to job losses due to automation, suggesting changes like shorter work weeks and shared ownership to adapt. The importance of using AI ethically and the role of governments in ensuring a smooth transition into this new era are also emphasized, alongside addressing the global impact of these changes.


Speaker's Bio

Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 under Fulbright Scholarship. He joined the Bangkok-based Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 1979, retired as AIT President in 2018 and is currently AIT Emeritus Professor. He returned from his retirement in 2019 to serve as the Founding Executive Director of a specially established Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (ScII) with unique curriculum to groom talents for the changing world of digital era. Professor Worsak was inducted into the Royal Society of Thailand’s Academy of Science in 2016, the AIT Hall of Fame in 2019 and Chulalongkorn Engineers Hall of Fame in 2022.


Professor Worsak is part of the pioneer team in the early-stage development of Finite Element Methods under Prof R.L.Taylor and Prof. T.H.R. Hughes in 1974-1978 during his Ph.D. study at University of California at Berkeley. He has extensive research experiences in Structural Engineering, Matrix Method of Structural Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Computational Mechanics. His publication record includes 50 refereed journal articles, 2 books, 2 book chapters, 117 conference papers, 14 papers in conference proceedings.


Prof. Worsak has received a number of awards which include amongst others, “Fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM)” at its 2006 World Congress in Los Angeles, USA., the Fumio Nishino Medal, which is the highest award given by the East Asia Pacific Conferences on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC)."

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With the rapid growth of information and communication technology during the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), a transcendental journey of massive digital transformations constantly shaping the landscape of human civilization faster than ever. Especially Artificial Intelligence (AI), being one of the top pillar of this transcendental journey ignited the growth of machine intelligence as well as data driven language model to extend the digital services in more natural form at the needs of the society. Beyond AI, Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) in the recent time has rapidly permeated various facets of society, including education, youth culture, and future career prospects, catalyzing a paradigm shift in how individuals learn, interact, and prepare for the upcoming careers. This technical invited talk intends to delve into the profound impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the spheres of education, youth culture, and future career landscapes. The talk will cover the basics of Generative AI with its impact on Education, Youth Culture and Future Career and present different scenarios covering the innovation needs with data privacy and security. Different country context will also be shared from the perspectives of Generative AI with upcoming challenges to sustainable Generative AI society of the future.


Speaker's Bio

Professor Syed Akhter Hossain joined as the Dean , Faculty of Science and Information Technology and Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University, one of the top leading digital university of Bangladesh from 1st July 2023. Prior to joining DIU, Professor Hossain served as the Dean, School of Science and Engineering and Head, Department of CSE at Canadian University of Bangladesh from Jan 2022 to June 2023 and as Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh from Jan 2021 to Dec 2021. Professor Hossain served as Professor and Head of the CSE department at Daffodil International University from 2010 to December, 2020. Professor Hossain obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Electronics with Gold medal and distinction and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering with a post doctoral research in automation and artificial intelligence. As Erasmus Mundus post doctoral fellow he contributed in the area of Informatics and Industrial Engineering with University Lumiere Lyon 2 in France. During the time period of 2010 to 2020 at Daffodil International University, he transformed the Department of Computer Science and Engineering with several mileage from a small size to a size very big of today. During this timeframe from 2010 to 2020, he developed core competency of CSE students in competitive programming, developed research goal and achieved a significant ranking of the department in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other research area engaging students in research, relentlessly worked to empower students and teachers of the department, connecting to industry including ICT division, BHTPA, BASIS, BACCO, ISPAB all relevant industries including ITEE of Japan, created massive collaborations among other asian and European universities and full blown vibrations in the education of CSE, achieved accreditations for the CSE program twice and perform significantly in transforming students and teachers into professionals of the 21st century. In this timeframe he also established core concept of CSE alumni integration in the department and strong foundation of co-curricular activities of students in Computer and Programming Club (CPC) and Girls Computing Programming Club (GCPC) which helped the phenomenal growth of the department of today. He hosted many national and ACM ICPC regional programming contests as contest director. He has more than 30 years of working experience in industry, education, research and training. He is actively involved in research guidance/ research projects/ research collaborations with Institutes/ Industries and has more than 250 publications/ presentations and his work is listed in ACM, DBLP, IEEE Explore and other research databases. He works closely with the ICT Division of the Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and IT of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.


He received several national and international awards for his outstanding contribution in ICT education, innovative projects for the visually impaired people. He also received other International awards for his scholastic works specially for the contribution of machine translator for Bangla Braille used by the visually impaired society. He received best researcher award in the year 2019 from the university. He was awarded ACM DeBalsi outstanding contribution award in 42nd ICPC World Finals in the year 2022. His current research interests includes Machine Learning and AI with Natural Language Processing.

Abstract

Considering the capabilities of generative AI to engage in interactions and provide answers to diverse queries, its influence on conventional educational systems is significant. This has led to mixed reactions, with some educational institutions hesitating to integrate AI into classrooms. However, the advent of AI in education is inevitable and demands prompt attention. It is imperative to develop new educational assessments and learning methodologies that incorporate AI effectively. AI holds the potential to be an invaluable asset for students eager to expand their knowledge, offering guidance and elucidation of complex concepts. Conversely, for students whose primary goal is merely to pass exams, AI might become a means to complete assignments with minimal personal learning. This dichotomy suggests a future where society is divided into those proficient in collaborating with AI and those who lag behind. Such a divide could exacerbate social disparities. Therefore, it is critical for the education system to undergo immediate transformation to ensure that the majority of students are equipped to both work with and learn from AI.


Speaker's Bio

Wirote Aroonmanakun is an associate professor in the department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, and the director of Sirindhorn Thai Language Institute. He was awarded the National Outstanding Researcher Award 2023 from the National Research Council of Thailand for his expertise in Thai corpus and language processing research. He has been a key contributor to the development of the Thai National Corpus and has played a pivotal role in the creation of essential tools for Thai language processing, notably the TLTK Python package.

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In this presentation, we will embark on a journey through the transformative landscape of Generative AI, exploring its impact on diverse industries and societal realms. The session will commence with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Generative AI, setting the stage for an insightful exploration of case studies and real-world applications. We will delve into compelling case studies that showcase the practical success stories of Generative AI across industries such as finance, healthcare, and creative arts. These examples will highlight the pivotal role of Generative AI in pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and problem-solving. While celebrating its achievements, the presentation will also address the ethical dimensions of Generative AI. Topics of discussion will include the challenges of bias, fairness, explainability, and accountability, emphasizing the importance of responsible development and deployment. By examining these ethical considerations, we aim to contribute to a framework that ensures Generative AI evolves ethically and aligns with societal values. Furthermore, the talk will explore the collaborative synergy between humans and Generative AI, shedding light on successful partnerships that amplify creativity and productivity. The audience will gain insights into the evolving regulatory landscape, privacy concerns, and future trends that will shape the trajectory of Generative AI.


Speaker's Bio

Professor Dr. Sam Goundar is an International Academic having taught at twelve different universities in ten different countries. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology at RMIT University in Vietnam, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at The University of Fiji and Visiting Professor of Data Science at SRM University, Chennai India. He is a former Affiliate Professor of Information Technology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru (Peru) and Research Fellow of United Nations University. He was invited as a Visiting Professor and Researcher at Hassan 1st University, Morocco (June-July 2019) and Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia (June-July 2018). He regularly gets invited as a Keynote Speaker to international conference, to Chair the conferences, and to facilitate Faculty Development Programs at universities. He has 125 publications in journals and as chapters in books (many of them indexed by Scopus and Web of Science). He has written and edited eighteen books that has been published and a few more book projects are in progress. He also reviews book proposals for publication decisions for many reputable publishers and is the Book Series Editor for others. He currently supervises 3 PhD students and a number of PhD and Master students have successfully completed their thesis under his supervision. He is also on the PhD examination panel for many international universities and regularly reviews and examines PhD thesis. He has been successful in getting internal and external grant funding and currently works on and supervises research projects on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cyber Security and Educational Technologies.

Speaker's Bio

Athena is a Stakeholder Engagement Manager at ICANN, deepening ICANN’s relations with stakeholders in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, she works with key stakeholders such as governments, country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) operators, and Internet researchers, to explore ways in which ICANN can contribute to the improvement of local and regional Internet infrastructure.


Prior to joining ICANN, Athena worked for the Singapore Government, covering customs regulations, economic and cyber diplomacy over a span of 7 years.


Athena holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from the National University of Singapore. She speaks English, Mandarin, and conversational Russian.

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Fellowship


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Our Fellows
Nationality
1 Albin Raj Maskey Nepal
2 Fu-Jen, Hsueh Taiwan
3 Gokul Sri. R India
4 Hsu Htoo Nandar Aung Myanmar
5 Jedsadakorn Suma Thailand
6 John Gilbert D. Ora'a Philippines
7 Jose Carmelo B. Cueto Philippines
8 Kantinan Boonyingsathit Thailand
9 Kanyawee Praditpong Thailand
10 Khun Sint Phoo Wai Myanmar
11 Kritsada Kruasena Thailand
12 Lalindra Perera Sri Lanka
13 Lam Thi My Duyen Vietnam
14 Magallanes, Gilbert Clause H. Philippines
15 Min Maung Maung Myanmar
16 Mingjun Lu China
17 Napat Thammachot Thailand
18 Nicharee Chamnanpan Thailand
19 Nikesh Balami Nepal
20 Nikhil Gehlot India
21 Norapat Saema Thailand
22 Nurfaridah Indonesia
23 Pamica Srimora Thailand
24 Pattarapon Klaykul Thailand
25 Phetsamai Lor Anouphap Lao
26 Potsawat Thinkanwatthana Thailand
27 Prasanna M India
28 Punnatud Duengkae Thailand
29 Raquiba Sultana Bangladesh
30 Rin Rosa Cambodia
31 Rohith Sai. A India
32 Sabio, Cylene J. Philippines
33 Salute Khumyunn Thailand
34 Sameer Gahlot India
35 Sana Nisar Pakistan
36 Shodai Asaoka Japan
37 Siriwat Huntra Thailand
38 Socheata Sokhachan Cambodia
39 Tananchanok Phanpermjaroenkit Thailand
40 Thalagalage Adeepa Devinda Gunawardhana Sri Lanka
41 Trairat Sabaichai Thailand
42 Vilathep Sisouvong Lao
43 Wickrama Koralalage Sandamini Hansamali Karunarathna Sri Lanka
44 Worakorn Koonawootrittriron Thailand
45 Yoshida Satoshil Japan
46 Zahil Chuduang Thailand

APNG offers a limited number of Fellowships to individuals from Developing, Least Developed Country (LDC), or Small Island Development State (SIDS) economies in the Asia Pacific region, as listed on the United Nations Website. These fellowships provide the opportunity to attend and participate in the 16th APNG Camp, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from February 24th to 25th, 2024.


The APNG Fellowship program places particular emphasis on achieving gender and geographical diversity.


Objectives

Criteria

Commitment

To successfully complete the APNG Camp program, participants are required to commit to approximately 12-14 contact hours on February 24-25, 2024, in addition to a 3-hour orientation session on the evening of February 23, 2024.


Key Dates
Round-1 Applications
Open: Monday, December 18, 2023
Close: Friday, January 26, 2024, at 23:55 UTC +9
Review: January 27 - 31, 2024
Fellows Announcement: Monday, February 05, 2024

Round-2 Applications
Open: Monday, February 05, 2024
Close: Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 23:55 UTC +9
Review: Begins Monday, February 05, 2024
Fellows Announcement: Ongoing from Monday, February 05, 2024

Fellowship Package

Selections

A dedicated selection committee meticulously reviews all applications and selects candidates deemed best suited for the on-site fellowship. The committee aims to provide opportunities to individuals from a diverse range of organizations and geographical locations within the Asia Pacific region.


The decisions of the selection committee are final, and the chosen applicants are notified individually. The list of selected Fellows is also published on the APNG Camp website.


Any other questions or concerns should be addressed to the Selection Committee by email to fellowships[at]apngcamp[dot]asia




Sponsorship


As a non-profit community-based group run by volunteers from various organizations. APNG’s vision and mission is to advance the development and use of various Internet technologies to better the opportunities of the Next Generation leaders of the Asia Pacific region. APNG is grateful for the continuing support of our current sponsors and look forward to building new partnerships with mutual interest in the Asia Pacific region ICT development. The APNG Annual Sponsorship offer a great value-added branding opportunities for partners throughout the year, while supporting APNG’s various community outreach activities including the quarterly APNG Webinars as well as the annual APNG Camp and the annual APNG Seminar which are held in conjunction with the APRICOT and APNIC conferences.


Your support for APNG will allow us to continue to make a difference in the AP region. APNG community activities focus on helping the next generation leaders to advance in the right direction with the right mind-set for personal, professional, and community development.


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We welcome sponsorship from all interested organisations, associations, groups and services. Sponsoring the APNG activities will provide an outstanding networking opportunity to profile and promote your business, products and services to key Internet stakeholders and users within the Asia Pacific region.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some FAQs. If you have any other queries please contact us.

What is a APNG camp?
The APNG Camp is a venue where future Internet leaders of the Asia Pacific region learn from and work with experts from different sectors. The camp fosters discussion, collaboration, and multidisciplinary research among participants and mentors centered on digital society and its opportunities from Asian perspectives.
You may participate as an attendee or as a presenter. Presenters should submit their papers here, which will be reviewed by the Program Committee for approval. Registrtion to join the camp will open soon!
The APNG Camp 16 theme for 2024 is "Exploring Generative AI and Its Transformative Impact on the Future" The topics that will be discussed by the camp speakers will be listed here soon after they are finalized.
Anyone can register and join as a camp attendee. Fellows who want to present their CFPs should meet the following criteria:
  • Applicant age under 35 years.
  • Currently pursuing studies or graduated in an ICT course at a recognized education institution or employed by an Internet related company.
  • Provides clear evidence of strong motivation for attending the APNG fellowship program.
  • Demonstrates interest and knowledge in APNG activities
  • A willingness to contribute to APNG Camp as a resource person or trainer in future.
  • A willingness to present one’s own culture, heritage, traditions, and costume.
Do I need to pay to attend?
The APNG 16th CAMP is FREE for all registered attendees.
Attendees who complete the three-day camp will receive a certificate if they have actively participated in the activities as deemed by the Program Committee.
As APNG CAMP 2024 is hosted in Bangkok, Thailand which will be conducted purely FACE TO FACE, attendees are recommeded to follow the official guidelines of the government of Thailand for own safety.
The speakers for this camp are fellows aged 35 and below who are currently pursuing studies or graduated in an ICT course at a recognized education institution or employed by an Internet related company. There will be invited experts and changemakers who will deliver keynote and latest industry developments. Accepted speakers will be published on this website soon.

APNG Camp Team

Sunyoung Yang

Chair, APNG / APNG Camp

Khan Md. Mahfuzus Salam

Co-Chair, APNG / APNG Camp

Ashik Rajbhandari

Technical Chair, APNG / APNG Camp

Emil R. Kaburuan

Member, APNG / APNG Camp

Kotaro Kataoka

Member, APNG Camp

Yuka Kataoka

Member, APNG Camp

Phyo Thiri Lwin

Member, APNG Camp

Pavel Farhan

Member, APNG Camp

Alice Lau

Member, APNG Camp