Program

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009  

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Arrival and Registration

 

7:00 PM


Opening Ceremony and Reception


Chairman’s Opening Remarks:
           Professor Evan Duggan,
           Executive Director,
           Mona School of Business,
           UWI, Mona

Message from ITS:
           Professor Erik Bohlin,
           Chairman,
           International Telecommunications
           Society (ITS)

UWI Welcome Remarks:
           Professor Gordon Shirley
           Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal,
           UWI Mona Campus

Cultural Performance:
           Children of the Drums – Montego
           Bay

Keynote Address:
          The Hon Daryl Vaz, M.P.,
          Portfolio Minister of  
          Information and
          Telecommunications,
          Jamaica

Closing Comments:
           Professor Evan Duggan

 

Wednesday June 24, 2009  

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Opening Plenary

Chair:
           Dr. Hopeton Dunn,
           Director,
           Telecommunications Policy and
           Management (TPM) Programme,
           Mona School of Business,
           UWI, Mona

Speakers:
           Ambassador the Honourable
           Dr. Richard L. Bernal OJ


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM


Coffee Break

 


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


CONCURRENT SESSION 1:

 
Panel A  
 

How can you get more Economic Growth out of your ICT? Take Care of your Digital Divide
Presenter: Alain Bourdeau de Fontenay

 
 


Is the European Broadband Public Spending a Sensible Project? The Opportunity Cost Concept and Implications of the Input-Output Analysis
Presenter: Erik Bohlin, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology

 
 


IClosing the Gap: The Digital Divide in the Caribbean Region
Presenter: Keston Pierre

 
 


The Role of Telecentres in Creative Communications: A Content Analysis of Telecentre Media Products
Presenter: Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

 

 
Panel B  
 

Demand-based Factors for Broadband Migration: The Cases of Japan and Thailand
Presenters: Manit Satitsamitpong, Waseda University, Japan;
                    Tokio Otsuka, Waseda University, Japan;
                    Toshiya Jitsuzumi, Kyushu University, Japan;
                    Hitoshi Mitomo, Waseda University, Japan

 
 


Interactions between Broadband Internet Access Service Choices and Mobile Phone Service Choices
Presenter: Akihiro Nakamura, Tezukayama University, Japan

 
 


Broadband over Powerlines as a General Purpose Communications Infrastructure in Developing Economies: A Research Agenda
Presenter: Maurice L. McNaughton, Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies

 
 


Critical Factors for Two Types of IPTV in Broadband Network
Presenter: Masashi Ueda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

 
 


An Assessment of the Handset-Based End-User Research Process
Presenter: Hannu Verkasalo

 

 
Panel C  
 

Regional Harmonization of Telecommunications Regulatory Frameworks outside the European Union: a Case of the Gulf Cooperation Council States
Presenter: Tomas Lamanauskas, Telecoms Regulatory Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

 
 


The Case for Mobile Portability in Jamaican Market
Presenter: Paul Golding, University of Technology, Jamaica

 
 


Spectrum Re-allocation Fee Assessment in Korea
Presenter: Jungsuk Oh, Seoul National University, Korea

 


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Lunch

 


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


CONCURRENT SESSION 2:

 
Panel A  
 

Tele-medicine and e-Health; A Case Study on the Role of ICT’s in Providing Alternative Healthcare Access to Women
Presenter: Odetta Alexander

 
 


MediNet: A Health Care Management System Based on Mobile Telephony
Presenter: Permanand Mohan, UWI St. Augustine, T&T

 
 


International Comparative Study on e-Claim in Healthcare Field
Presenter: Daisuke Yamakata, Tokyo Medical & Dental University

 
 

Towards a Knowledge Infrastructure – Harnessing the Opportunities for the Healthcare Sector
Presenter: Gunjan Mansingh, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

 
Panel B  
 


Perspectives on IT Project Success: A Learning Opportunity for the ICT sector
Presenter: Corlane Barclay, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

 
 


Using Ontologies for Disaster Recovery Planning for Enterprises in Small Island States
Presenter: Lila Rao, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

 
 


Assessing Jamaica’s ICT Sector Resilience In An Economic Crisis
Presenter: Allison Brown, Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

 


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Coffee Break

 


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Plenary Panel Discussion


Topic:
           Innovation and Regional
           Development: The Role of Providers

Chair:
           Mr. Mervyn Eyre
           Chief Executive Officer
           Fujitsu Transaction Solutions (Ja.) Ltd.

Panel Members:
           Digicel representative
           Flow representative
           Lime representative
           Claro representative

Discussant:
           Dr. Maurice McNaughton
           Director
           Centre of Excellence
           Mona School of Business, UWI


Thursday June 25, 2009  

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Plenary 2

Topic:
           Caribbean Issues in ICT Policy and
           Technology

Chair:
           Dr. Elaine Wallace,
           University of Technology, Jamaica

Presenters:
           Dr. Hopeton Dunn
           Director,
           Telecommunications Policy and
           Management (TPM) Programme,
           Mona School of Business,
           UWI Mona

           Mr. Ken Sylvester
           Executive Officer
           Caribbean Knowledge & Learning
           Network (CKLN), Grenada


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM


Coffee Break

 


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Workshop 1


Topic:
           Open Source and Telecoms

Chair:
           Dr. Daniel Coore,
           Head, Department of Computing,
           The University of the West Indies

Presenters:
           Dr. Sameer Verma,
           Associate Professor of Information
           Systems
           San Francisco State University
           San Francisco

           Mr. Peter Quinn,
           Group CIO,
           National Commercial Bank,
           Jamaica

           Mr. Joe McKinson,
           Microsoft Jamaica


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


Lunch

 


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


CONCURRENT SESSION 3:

 
Panel A  
 

Wireless Technologies for NGN in Emerging Countries: An Assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean
Presenter: Arturo Robles-Rovalo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

 
 


m-Government for Market Access Facilitation
Presenter: Kevon Andrews, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago

 
 


Mobile Phone Banking and Micro Finance; Assessing Jamaica’s State of Readiness
Presenter: Vennecia Scott, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

 
 


M-Commerce
Presenter: Animesh Srivastava, College of Engineering & Technology, India

 
Panel B  
 

Web Security: A Cross-Sectional View of Businesses Operating in Jamaica
Presenter: Curtis Busby-Earle, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

 
 

E-government: Facilitating Increased Demand for Access to Government Information
Presenter: Claudette Thomas, Ministry of Water and Housing, Jamaica

 
 


Using Wireless Technology for the Distribution of Lecture Notes and Resources at a University
Presenter: Michael Hosein

 
 


Analysis of Student Usage Patterns in a Virtual Environment for Learning Tertiary-Level Mathematics
Presenter: Fariel Mohan, University of Trinidad & Tobago

 


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Coffee Break

 


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Workshop 2


Topic:
           GIS-Enabled Mobile Applications

Presenter:
           Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee,
           Director,
           Mona GeoInformatix


Friday June 26, 2009  

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Morning Plenary

Topic:
           Innovation, People and Development

Chair:
           Dr. Lila Rao-Graham
           Director
           Academic Programmes
           Mona School of Business,
           University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Presenters:
           Prof. J.P. Shim

           Mr. Phillip Paulwell

           Mr. Patrick Casserly

           Representative of the Caibbean
           Telecommunications Society (CTU)

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Closing Plenary and Appreciation

 

Presenters:
           Professor Evan Duggan,
           Executive Director,
           Mona School of Business, UWI

           Professor Erik Bohlin,
           Chairman,
           International Telecommunications Society (ITS)