Volume 6 Issue 7 - November 21, 2008

Research Express@NCKU Nov. 21 ~ Nov. 27, 2008


【NCKU R&D Forum】

  • Speaker:Dr. Won Zon Chen, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA
    Date:4 Dec. 2008
    Venue:Lecture Hall, Department of EE
    Topic:Sense and Avoid (SAA) Technology for Unmanned Aircraft (UA)
    Speech Info:
      Use of unmanned aircraft (UA) has been quickly grown for military applications and explosive growth also expected for commercial applications. However, for these growths to be realized UA must be fully integrated with manned aircraft and be allowed to "file and fly" like manned aircraft. One technological barrier for such full integration is the lack of an onboard sense and avoid (SAA) system capable of providing UA with the ability to autonomously detect and avoid collisions with other aircraft.
      This talk will describe the SAA problems/needs, various candidate technologies, an overall system-of-system solution approach, and recent flight test results. Advanced virtual prototyping via hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) ground laboratory for software development and system integration will also be briefly discussed.

    For more information, please contact: Ms. Grace Cheng (Mail: kaicheng@mail.ncku.edu.tw; Office: +886 6 2757575 ext.50926)
    Online Registration:  http://www.ncku.edu.tw/~rand/ord/R&D_forum.html

Recent Events at NCKU

  • International Symposium CIB-W096 2009 Taiwan
    Date: November 02-03, 2009

    About CIB-W096

    Leading research into architectural management is the CIB’s working group W096 Architectural Management. CIB W096 was established in 1993 following the first conference dedicated to Architectural Management, held in the UK in 1992. Since this time the commission has been active in the area, with regular international conferences, meetings and published conference proceedings.

    The Architectural Management working group brings together researchers and practitioners concerned with the whole life cycle of building and construction projects. Recently the members of the working group have concentrated on achieving value for stakeholders and this work has led to a focus on integrated design teams and improved communications. Active working areas are; revaluing design, communicating design, inclusive design, design management, design integration, design management education and revaluing architectural practice—all with an underlying sustainable agenda.

    The commission members have recently produced a book Architectural Management: international research & practice (Eds. Emmitt, Prins, Otter, 2009, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford), which provides a state of the art report into the rapidly evolving Architectural Management field. For further information about CIB W096 please visit: http://www.bwk.tue.nl/CIB-W096/ .For more information about CIB please visit: http://www.cibworld.nl/website/
  • Mobile Museum—The Beauty of Contemporary Wood Sculpture
    Date: November 11th to December 14th
    Time: 8:30 to 17:00
    Venue: NCKU Art Center
  • Photography Exhibition of College of Planning and Design
    Date: November 11th to November 28th
    Place: Library Room, College of Planning and Design
  • Call for Papers : 2009 International Conference on Multi Development and Application of Language and Linguistics (MDALL II)
    May 15th-16th, 2009
    Nation Cheng King University Tainan City, Taiwan

    Organizer: Graduate Institute and Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Cheng Kung University
    Conference Venue: Shiou-Chi Building (Building 26) on Kuang-Fu Campus, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan.
    Theme: Research and Practice of Corpora
    Official Language: English

    2009 Multi Development and Application of Language and Linguistics (MDALL II) is a conference dedicated to the mission to provide forum for linguists around the world to gather together to share the knowledge and vision. This time our theme is Research and Practice of Corpora that focuses on the following topic areas:

    1.Compiling a Corpora
    2.Learner Corpora: Design, Development and Applications
    3.Multilingual Corpora: Linguistic Requirements and Technical Perspectives
    4.Contrastive Corpus Linguistics
    5.Corpora And Language Teaching
    6.Corpus-Based Approaches to Figurative Language
    7.E-Learning, M-Learning, And U-Learning With Corpora
    8.Corpus- or text-based lexicography
    9.Corpus-based studies of any language level in any language
    10.The Web as a corpus
    11.Applications of computer-aided text analysis in non-linguistic fields (market research, advertising, media studies, sociology, psychology, etc.)
    12.Other corpus related issues

    Important Dates

    Deadline for abstract submission November 15th, 2008 (extended to: November 30th, 2008
    Acceptance notification to authors December 15th, 2008 (extended to: January 20th, 2009
    Deadline for submission of full paper March 1st, 2009
    Deadline for early registration April 15th, 2009
    MDALL 2009 May 15th-16th, 2009

    Abstract and Submission

    Abstracts should be at most one page long with one-inch margins and typed in at least 11-point font. An optional second page is allowed for references. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author. The abstract should be submitted via Internet as listed in the conference website below. Please visit the section of “abstract submission” in the website. In addition, the basic information should be provided when you submit the abstract, and please also refer to the website.

    Contact Information:
    Person:Cherry, Wang (assistant)
    Email: mdall09@conf.ncku.edu.tw
    Tel: 886-6-2088605
    Fax: 886-6-238-7730

    Address: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature No.1, Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan City 70101, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Free European Films Shown Islandwide
    Since 2005, the European Economic and Trade Office and INFINE team up to organize the Taiwan European Film Festival (TEFF). This activity, which is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to allow new audiences to discover the beauty and diversity of Europe through the eyes of European filmmakers. The 2008 edition will present 10 films from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Spain. Each movie will be shown in DVD format in 15 universities and cultural centers around Taiwan (Free entrance).
    For plot summery of the films, please visit, http://www.infine-art.com/eufestival/englishindex.html
    Full schedule can also be accessed from this webpage.
  • 2008 Movie Festival
    The Media Center is going to show movies every Friday from November 7 to December 26. Starting from 7:00 p.m. on Fridays at Auditorium(B136). Welcome to enjoy it.

    Nov.21 Escape From Huang Shi
    Nov.28 The Bucket List
    Dec.5 What The Snow Brings
    Dec.12 The Grocer's Son
    Dec.19 The Orphanage
    Dec.26 The Pope's Toilet

    Media Service Ext. 65790. em65790@email.ncku.edu.tw
  • Cello Recital by Prof. Reiner Ginzel
    Date and Time: 19:30 Wednesday November 26th 2008
    Venue: Cheng-Hsin Hall, College of Medicine, NCKU
      Cello/Reiner Ginzel
      Piano/Mei-Ling Chian
    To request for tickets: 1F, Student Activity Center, Kung-Fu Campus, NCKU Art Center

    Reiner Ginzel gained valuable impulses by working with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Hans Werner Henze. After working as a solo cellist for many years in various top German orchestras, he has been named professor at Munich’s college of theater. He is especially passionate about chamber music.

The others

  • I Love Kaohsiung Blog Photo and Article Contest
    Period: October 6th to November 20th 2008

    This contest is open to all. Please use on-line submission system. There is no restriction on number of submission items. The contest is divided into “Photo” and “Article” groups.

    Evaluation criteria:
    Uniqueness in theme and expression: 70%
    Comprehensiveness (photo/article): 20%
    Artistic skills (photo/article): 10%

    Photo Group:
    Please recommend your most valued people, event, things and sights with explanation no more than 200 words. The photo should be in JPG format, less than 1Mb. The recommended size is 800*600. Please submit an explanation in words no more than 200 words.

    Article Group:
    Please write your personal itinerary of Kaohsiung. The word range is 500-1500 words, with up to 5 pictures (JPG format, less than 1Mb, recommended size 800*600).

    1. 1. Master First Prize (One person for each group)
      Travel Kit (Hotel stay coupon for two people + Two pieces of Kaohsiung MRT Standard Card + Two boat tickets for the Love Boat + Two Riverside Beverage Coupons)
    2. 2. Master Elite Prize (Two people for each group)
      Dream Mall Movie Tickets + Ferris Wheel Tickets
    3. 3. Participation Lucky Draw (10 people)
      Kaohsiung MRT Standard Card (NT$ 100 value)
      All participants are eligible to enter this lucky draw.
    4. 4. E-Card Forward Participation Prize(10 people)
      NT $ 100 7-11 Coupon
      All E-Card Forward participants are eligible to enter this lucky draw.
    5. 5. Blog Paste Participation Prize (10 people)
      A piece of elegant gift.
      All people who paste event announcement stickers in the blog until the last day of the event are eligible for this lucky draw.
    6. 6. Enthusiastic Contributor Prize (20 people)
      A piece of elegant gift.
      All people who submit more than 10 pieces of work and be approved can be awarded this prize. We will distribute only a limited number of gift items.

  • The 9th Taipei Poetry Festival 2008

    For more information, please visit:

    Hung-Hung Fesrival Curator

    With poetry as our messenger, the Taipei Poetry Festival has opened many a door to different cultures of the world for the readers to hear the real polyphony there is. This year, the focus is on the Asian poetry scene. With many years of efforts behind us, the Taipei Poetry Festival finally succeeded in inviting two distinguished guests, renowned Korean poet Kim Hyesoon and Chinese post-obscure poet Yu Jian. Indeed, the Taipei Poetry Festival has gladly taken up the responsibility to bridge the gaps between Taiwan and the world, the elite and the proletariat. Also, it is among our goals to obscure the lines of demarcation existing between different literary and art forms while pursuing the ultimate ideal of a harmonious existence with no heed to all manmade boundaries - be it class, race, or gender. This year, in addition to continuing with Poetry in Motion - a call for poetry films - which was met with enthusiastic response last year, there are special screenings of film by world-renowned poets Gao Xingjian(高行健) and Yu Jian(于堅), stage performance Midaregami - Tangled Hair: A Poem of Light and Shadows(亂髮), and a recital by Wang Yujun(王榆鈞), winner of the first prize at the Taipei Poetry Competition 2006. Moreover, there will be an activity called Poetry Reading for All in collaboration with the Guling Street Book and Art Fair and the Nanhai Gallery as well as various interdisciplinary exhibitions, with the aim to bring the Taipei Poetry Festival closer to the local communities.
  • Joint Conference of 2008 Winter Workshop on Economics with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents
    and The 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance

    Date:December 5-7, 2008
    Conference venue:Kainan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    contact:Dr. Ryuichi Yamamoto (Program Chair)
    Conference information can be checked on http://www.aiecon.org/wehia/
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