IIAI AAI 2012 Keynote Speeches
ESKM 2012 Keynote Speech
"Towards a social memory: human experience mining and semantic social networks"
Sung Hyon Myaeng
Sung Hyon Myaeng
Web Science & Technology Division, Department of Computer Science, KAIST
Daejeon, Korea
email:myaeng [at] kaist.ac.kr
Dr. Sung-Hyon Myaeng is currently a professor of Computer Science and the head of Web Science & Technology Division at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), which is sponsored by the WCU program of Ministry of Education, Science, & Technology. He is also the Director of KAIST-Microsoft Research Collaboration Center (KMCC). Previously he was on the faculty at Syracuse University, USA, where he was granted tenure. He earned his MS and Ph. D. from Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA in 1985 and 1987, respectively.

His current research interests are: information retrieval (esp. contextual ad searching, mobile searching, & text analysis for unconventional search criteria), text mining (opinion mining, trend analysis, relation extraction, & categorization), and context-aware computing including extraction and use of commonsense knowledge, especially in human activities.

He has been on editorial boards of international journals including ACM Transactions on Asian Information Processing (TALIP) and Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (JCOPL), both as an associate editor, and Information Processing and Management. He also has served on program committees of many reputable international conferences in the areas of information retrieval, natural language processing, and digital libraries, including his role as a co-program chair for ACM SIGIR, 2002 and 2008.

In 2008, he won an award from Microsoft Research, based on global competition for the RFP 'Beyond Search - Semantic Computing and Internet Economics'. Recently in 2011, he received an outstanding faculty contribution award from KAIST for increasing its visibility through his international activities. He received Digital Innovation Award from Hankookilbo (Korea Daily) in 2002 for the development of a new technique called Virtual Document Digital Library System.

IRIM 2012 Keynote Speech
"Internal Quality Assurance and Improvement of Universities Utilizing Institutional Research"
Masashi Sekiguchi, Ph.D.
Masashi Sekiguchi
Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University
812-8581, JAPAN
tel: +81-92-642-7226
email: office [at] ir.kyushu-u.ac.jp
(Institutional Research Office)
Masashi Sekiguchi, Ph.D., is a professor of the graduate school of law and the subhead of institutional research office at Kyushu University. Professor Sekiguchi is one of the pioneers and leaders of Japanese university evaluation and accreditation. He has been working for japanese university evaluation and accreditation from 2000, as an external member of JUAA and NIAD, and an external review member of some japanese national universities. At the dawn of Japanese university evaluation, he published a practical manual of university evaluation for educational improvement from Kyushu University Press in 2004.

LTLE 2012 Keynote Speech
"Conceptions of learning in technology-enhanced learning environments"
Prof. Chin-Chung Tsai
Chin-Chung Tsai
Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
#43, Sec.4, Keelung Rd., Taipei
106, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-27376511
Fax: 886-2-27376433
E-mail: cctsai[at]mail.ntust.edu.tw
website: http://www.cctsai.net
Chin-Chung Tsai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. He received a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and a Master of Science degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. He completed his doctoral study also at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1996. From 1996-2006, he joined the faculty at Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He is currently a chair professor at Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: cctsai[at]mail.ntust.edu.tw). He is now also the co-editor for the journal Computers & Education. His research interests deal largely with epistemic beliefs, science education, and Internet-based instruction. In the past 5 years, he has published more than 50 papers in English-based international journals.

Studies about students' conceptions of learning have received much attention among educators, as these conceptions may guide students' learning processes and then outcomes. Research evidence also indicates that these conceptions are related to the learning context or environment under investigation. In this talk, I will share a series of studies investigating students' conceptions of learning in technology-enhanced learning environments. The studies cover students' conceptions of web-based learning, ubiquitous learning and learning by online peer assessment. The relationships between these conceptions of learning and their approaches to learning are also addressed in this talk.