Keynote Speakers

Keynote I

Dr. Chayodom Sabhasri

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chayodom Sabhasri

Associate Professor
Former Dean, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University Thailand

Title: Decision Making in the New Normal

ABSTRACT:Digital ages and modern technology critically affect people’s social and economic behavior. Modern information technology has changed human and social behavior. The world in the 21st century has become inextricably interwoven and interconnected through social media instead of face-to-face communication. In the past, such communication technology as website is used to disseminate information for people to read. However, today’s information technology is so powerful that we do not even know an individual who accesses our personal data and the purpose for which the data is accessed. The technology advances also come with excessive loads of information that members of society have to choose to believe or follow. The accurate and reliable information, and high quality and timely information are not free. Modern library with highly experienced librarians will serve the important task by providing the reliable and useful information both for the society to use in education arena and for the government institution to adopt in their decision making process.   
Behavioral economics studies the effect of psychological, social, and emotional factors on decision making by individuals and institutions. They impact through different ways of behavior and it can be observed through experiments. The flows of information, both high quality and low quality, definitely affect psychologically and emotionally both individuals and policy makers when making a decision. The decision with rationality to optimize the economic choice may be now only the application of bounded rationality. Predictive Analytics will be an important decision-making tool for individuals and policy-making instrument for policy makers.
Modern education needs an “Active Library”, which shall have data collection functions such as statistics, text, space, and connection data. In the meantime, it shall be equipped with the tools of Predictive Analytics, which provides future information for individuals, organizations, and policy makers in decision making and strategy planning process.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: After his B.Econ at Chulalongkorn University, Chayodom Sabhasri completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. He began his academic career at Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand since 1994. He served as the Director for Chulalongkorn Economics Research Centre during 2000-8 and the Director of Interdisciplinary Department of European Studies from 2006 to 2012. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, from 2012 to 2016. In the past, he was also an academic advisor to several financial institutions. In addition to his teaching and research career, he is now serving in the advisory team for Assistant Minister of Education, the Performance Agreement Committee (PAC), Ministry of Finance, to access all State-Owned Enterprises, and the Chulalongkorn University Council.

In the past 20 years, he has published over 70 books, projects, and academic papers. Those researches concentrate on economic integration as well as the Asian Economic Crisis. An important work on the economic integration, as being selected as a member of the joint ASEAN and China research team, was to support the ASEAN Secretariat for the report on “Forging Closer ASEAN-China Economic Relationship in 21st Century” as a foundation for the ASEAN and China Free Trade Area (ACFTA). The Department of Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Commerce, also assigned him to study and monitor the impacts of the ACFTA on trade and investment. Additionally, he involved in other several Thailand’s FTA agreements such as Australia and Japan.

His related works to international trade and investment include the Cross-border Trade and Trade Facilitation between Thailand and other GMS countries, the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreement for the Agricultural Sector, the Impacts of AEC on the Thai Steel Industry, the Strategic Plan for the Mekong-Ganga Economic Cooperation, the Assessment of Remedies Measures on Thailand FTAs, the Improvement of the JTEPA Utilization Rate, and the AEC and its Impacts on the International Production Networks. The most recent work is on regional value chains, and international trade and investment policies to narrow development gaps and promote sustainable development among CLMV after the establishment of the AEC in 2015.


Keynote II

Prof.Dr.Makiko Miwa

Prof. Dr. Makiko Miwa

The Open University of Japan

Title: Education and Practices of Library & Information Profession in Digital Lives

ABSTRACT:Information world has shifted to digital world in last 50 years. People who search, evaluate and use information have changed to digital natives as well. How librarians and information professionals have responded to such drastic turn? This keynote presentation will overview the transformation of information world triggered by the digitization and prompted by the Internet, examine the ongoing changes in libraries and information services from literature and experiences in order to identify the consistent advantages and strengths of librarians and information professionals. Let us think ahead of our mission of serving digital lives by keeping our strength theoretically and practically. 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Makiko Miwa is currently a professor at Faculty of Liberal Arts & School of graduate Studies, the Open University of Japan and an emeritus professor at Department of Cyber Society & Culture, the Graduate University of Advanced Studies, Japan. She received her Ph.D., with Doctoral Prize, from School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA. Apart from teaching experience in Library and Information Science for decades, Dr. Miwa is also a committee member in regional and international conferences: Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practices (A-LIEP) and American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). She has been internationally recognized for her publications and research in the areas of information behavior, education and training for information professionals and digital literacy.


Keynote III

Jane Greenberg

Prof. Dr. Jane Greenberg

Drexel University

Title: Sharing Restricted Data: Challenges, Protocols and Implications for Digital Libraries

ABSTRACT: Data sharing between different stakeholders in industry, research, and academia often involves excessive use restrictions due to legal documentation, policies, and privacy concerns. Well-intentioned data sharing plans frequently fail due to prohibitive investment requirements and protracted negotiations. This keynote presentation will examine these challenges, and consider the role of digital libraries in addressing current obstacles. The talk will highlight work being pursed through “A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing” initiative, an NSF Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEHDIH) Spoke initiative, where we are creating a licensing model for sharing closed and not necessarily free data, and developing a prototype software platform that enforces data sharing conditions and restrictions.  The presentation will address the larger context, including barriers, evolving perceptions about data sharing, metadata, and inciting change. 


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Jane Greenberg is the Alice B. Kroeger Professor and Director of the Metadata Research Center ( at the College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University. Her research activities focus on metadata, knowledge organization/semantics, linked data, data science, and information economics. She serves on the advisory board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) and the steering committee for the NSF Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDIH).  She is a principal investigator (PI) on the NSF Spoke initiative, ‘A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing,’ and the lead PI the Metadata Capital Initiative (MetaDataCAPT’L) and the Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) linked data project.  She is also a co-PI for Drexel’s NSF Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (NSF-I/UCRC), Center for Visualization and Decision Informatics (CVDI).  Her research has been funded by the NSF, NIH, IMLS, Microsoft Research, National Library of Medicine, Library of Congress, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, among other organizational and private sponsors. She has received numerous awards and honors for her research and leadership; most recently she was recognized as a 2016 ELATE at Drexel® Fellow, a 2014 Data Science Fellow at the National Consortium for Data Science, and, in 2012, she held a Chair of Excellence at the University of Carolos III, Madrid.






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