First Digital Democracy Conference Bangkok

This conference aims to explore a wide field of digital democracy from different points of view. We would like to initiate a new multidisciplinary research field to explore the arising issues related to digital democracy, especially in Southeast Asia.

Furthermore, we would like to reach policy makers and IT-professionals, in order to cross communicate between both groups, especially in the issues concerning the use of information and communication technologies and strategies in political and governance processes.

This one day conference consists of public and invited sessions. The morning session is open for the public with six 20-minutes talks on different topics concerning digital democracy. The afternoon session will be a discussion round in a closed group with invited guests. We would like to brainstorm new ideas for further field building in digital democracy and research tracks. Engaging trans-disciplinary ideas to formulate a cluster of knowledge excellence in digital technology and democratization.

The conference will be in Thai

Program (Tentative)
Date: November 20, 2012
Public session: Room 310, Maha Chakri Building

9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45 Introduction and opening remarks
Dr. Jittiporn Chaisaingmongkol
Speaker session hosted by Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana
9:50 – 10:10 Socialization of digital technologies: Digital divide
Dr.Kasititorn Pooparadai, NECTEC
10:10 – 10:30 Net Neutrality
Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University
10:30 – 10:50 Digital security
Dr. Teeranan Nandhakwang
10:50 – 11:10 New media and hate speech
(Speaker to be announced)
11:10 – 11:30 Countering Hate Speech: Wikipedia as a
Socio-technical Solution?
Dr. Chanchai Chaisukkosol
11:30 – 11:50 Institutionalization of digital politics: ON-OFF line
Sombat Boonngamanong
11:50 – 12:00 Closing remarks for public session

12:00 -13:00 Lunch

Invited session: Room 815, Maha Chakri Building
13:00 – 14:30 Roundtable discussion I hosted by
Pichate Yingkiattikun
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break
14:45 – 15:45 Roundtable discussion II hosted by
Pichate Yingkiattikun
15:45 – 16:00 Closing and concluding remark by
Dr. Soraj Hongladarom

Organized by Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Siam Intelligence Unit (support by Thai Health Promotion), Thai Netizen Network and Noviscape Consulting Group

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