Asian School on Computer Science streamed to CanalAVIST Members

AIT’s Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab) organized the Asian School on Computer Science held on 15-16 November 2009 at the AIT Conference Center. The Asian School of Computer Science is conducted annually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The annual school provides short courses conducted by leading experts in the field of computer science apart from enabling local participation from the Asia Pacific region.

Dr. Giovanni Pau served as the lecturer during the ASCS. He is a Research Scientist at the Network Research Lab,   Computer Science Department, UCLA.  His research interests include vehicular networks and mobile computer network environments, including both wired and wireless (ad hoc) networks, with a focus on the design, implementation, and performance evaluation.

In 2008, Giovanni Pau and Paolo Lutterotti  are the Recipients of the 2008 Qualnet University Program award of Distinction at the “Qualnet World 2008” for the 2008 best innovation in Network Simulation.

On its 20th “class”, ASCS focused on Vehicular Networks and DTN. On a technical note, the challenged internetworking concept is trying to cope with its flaws, which is encountered in the present internet and network connections. The stability of network topology in ad-hoc network (Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Mobile) and reliability in internet are now matters of concern. The intermittent connection between nodes along the path might cause TCP/IP to malfunction. PEP might help with limitations but still, the issues remain. The other approach is by implementing DTN. DTN provides virtual store-and-forward mechanism to accommodate disruption in internetworking. DTN was first introduced in interplanetary project, which wanted to extend the network connection to Mars. The topology must be delay-tolerant due to the propagation time from Earth to Mars. The idea was successfully adopted and adapted in variety of networks configurations. The DTNRG reference implementation can be widened into many future applications including the future internet.

The class of 36 was comprised of graduate students and researchers from universities, institutions and organizations in the field of information technology and computer science. The 20th Asian School is a pre-conference activity of Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC) 2009 which was held on 18-20 November 2009 in Pullman Bangkok King Power.

CanalAVIST broadcast the 20th ASCS to remote participants from Konkuk University (Korea), University of Sydney (Australia), University of Indonesia and with the help of SOI Asia, to Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET Bangladesh). CanalAVIST utilized high quality digital video (DVTS) and Mobile VClass which was developed in intERLab, AIT. An additional 23 participants joined the class remotely through live streaming: 7 from Korea, 13 from Indonesia, 3 from Bangladesh.

CanaAVIST streams high quality video through the Euro-Asian high speed research and education network TEIN3 in ASEAN and worldwide to deliver a top-quality remote presence experience to higher education and research institutions in an efficient and affordable manner. A part of the ASEAN Virtual Institute of Science and Technology (AVIST), and the ASEAN Science and Technology Research and Education Network Alliance (ASTRENA) under the ASEAN Committee for Science and Technology, CanalAVIST provides channels for seamless education, teaching, training, conferencing, lectures and talks through ASEAN countries and beyond, for researchers and students.

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