Final program of IFIP conference at SENAI, Brazil next February

Tak Utsumi (
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 16:56:21 -0500 (EST)

<<November 6, 1996>>

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1) ATTACHMENT I below is the final program of the International Conference
of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) to be
held at SENAI in Florianopolis, Brazil from February 3 to 5, 1997.

(2) ATTACHMENT II below is an excerpt of our paper "Low Cost
Teleconferencing for Affordable and Accessible Electronic Distance
Education" which will be presented during our one day workshop on
February 3.

When the funds will be available from the InfoDev of the World Bank, we
will conduct various demonstrations in the afternoon of the February
3rd, as described in the excerpt.

(3) I highly commend you to attend this conference.

(4) Hope to see you there.

Best, Tak


International Conference

Information Technology for Competitiveness -
Experiences and Demands for Education and Vocational Training

IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing)
Working Group 9.4: Information Technology in Developing Countries

in cooperation with

- UNESCO Brasilia
- DSE German Foundation for International Development, Bonn
- CIET International SENAI Center for Education, Labour and
Technology Transfer, Rio de Janeiro
- SBC Brazilian Computer Society, Rio de Janeiro
- UFSC Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis
- CTAI/SENAI Technology Center for Automation and Informatics, Florianopolis

Coordinates: Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil
Location: CTAI/SENAI - Centro de Tecnologia em Automacao e Informatica
Date: February, 3 - 5 1997

Monday, February 3: Tutorials

Tuesday, February 4: plenary sessions in the morning,
parallel working groups in the afternoon

Wednesday, February 5: plenary sessions in the morning,
parallel working groups in the afternoon

Aim of the Conference

- To establish a better understanding for the need of international
cooperation within Mercosul, South America and engaged countries between
training institutions in the field of information technology and
telecommunication for education and vocational training via computermediated
communication, multimedia, Internet, videoconferencing, etc.

- To support small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to improve regional and
global competitiveness by introducing information and telecommunication
technology for networking

- To exchange experiences, strategies, challenges with the new approach of
Internet services

- To improve links and cooperation between universities, training centers and

- To look at different sectors for understanding the interrelationship between
innovation, training, and competitiveness

President of International Program Committee

Guenther Cyranek
CTAI - Centro de Tecnologia em Automacao e Informatica
Rodovio SC 401, No 3730, Saco Grande
88032-000 Florianopolis - Santa Catarina

Tel /Fax +55-48-238 51 77

International Program Committee
Alaciel Almeida, Brazilian Internet Society, Brasilia, Brazil
Sergio Arruda, CTAI/SENAI, Florianopolis, Brazil
Chrisanthi Avgerou, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom
Subhash Bathnagar, Indian Management Institute, Bombay, India
Ricardo Baeza-Yales, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Gui Bonsiepe, Polytechnic Cologne, Germany
Guenther Cyranek, CTAI/SENAI, Florianopolis (Chairman), Brazil
Marilene Garcia, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pertti Jaervinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Lea Fagundes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Renata LaRovere, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jaime Nascimento, CTAI/SENAI, Florianopolis, Brazil
Paulo Krahe, CIET - International SENAI Center for Education, Labour and
Technology Transfer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Antonio Castro Lechtaler, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Claudio Menezes, UNESCO, Brasilia, Brazil
Joerg Meyer-Stamer, German Development Institute, Berlin, Germany
Francois Nicolet, SI Informatique, Zurich, Switzerland
Afonso Orth, PUC Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Ary Plonski, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Victor Prochnik, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ricardo Reis, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fanny-Michaela Reisin, Technical College, Berlin, Germany
Silene Seibel, Instituto Euvaldo Lodi, Florianopolis, Brazil
Judith Sutz, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay
Eduardo Testart Tobar, Group Eight, Vina del Mar, Chile
Takeshi Utsumi, Global University, New York, USA
Raul Wazlawick, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil

Organizing Committee at SENAI/CTAI
Elisabeth Schirmer
Guenther Cyranek
Marco Aurelio Medeiros
Margarete Pereira
Natalino Uggioni
Osnilda Leite
Selma Kowalsky Fernandes
Sergio Roberto Arruda
Wolney Andrade (Coordinator)


IFIP Publisher Chapman & Hall, London, UK

Monday, February 3: Workshops

08:30 Opening for Tutorials/Workshops:
Jaime Nascimento, Sergio Arruda, Director CTAI

09:00 - 12:00, Lunch, 14:00 - 17:00

A. Computer Supported Cooperative Work - Case Studies
[CSCW] Concepts for CSCW, Experiences in SME, Demonstration with NOTES
Joerg Allmann, Notes Development, Hannover, Germany
Karl-Heinz Roediger, University of Bremen, Germany

B. Low Cost Teleconferencing for Affordable and Accessible
[Tele] Electronic Distance Education
Utsumi Takeshi, Global University in the U.S.A.,
Flushing, NY, USA
Roger Lee Boston, Distance Education / College without Walls,
Houston, TX, USA
W. R. Klemm, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
Jim Miller, SYNECTICS, Seattle, USA

C. Services for Vocational Training via Internet - Virtual Concepts
[Train] Carlos Seabra, Centro de Estudos de Informatica e Educacao -
CIESP, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

14:00 - 17:00 (free of charge)

D. Internet Services for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).
[SME] Introduction and Demonstration
Sergio Charlab, Internet World, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SME Electronic Commerce on the Internet:
Tools, Telecommunication Infrastructure, Costs

Tuesday, February 4: plenary sessions, working groups

08:30 Opening: Jaime Nascimento, Sergio Arruda, Director CTAI;
Ot=E1vio Ferrari, Director SENAI Santa Catarina

09:00 Challenges and Opportunities in the Information Society for Training
Alexandre Figueira Rodrigues, National Director of SENAI,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10:00 Break

10:30 Networks for Cooperation within Latin America
IT and Technology Transfer between Universities, Training
Institutions and SMEs
Alberto Albertin, Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School
Ary Plonski, Cooperacao Universidade Empresa,
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

11:30 Informatisation of Social Security System in Uruguay - A Case Study
Judith Sutz, Universidad de Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay

12:15 Lunch

12:15 First IFIP 9.4 Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean:
Chrisanthi Avgerou, Chair of IFIP WG 9.4, London School of Economics, UK
Renata LaRovere, Institute of Economics, Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14:00-16:30 Parallel Working Groups on IT implications

1 A- Textile and Clothing Industry
2 A- Telecommunication Needs for Information Society
3 A- Mechanical-Electrical Industry
4 A- Software-Export: Strategies and Results
5 A- Cooperation Brazil - Africa

1 A: Textile and Clothing Industry
[Tex] Chair: Elisa Justino, Polo Avan=E7ado T=EAxtil e Confec=E7=E3o,=
Blumenau, Brazil

14:00 Brazil and Apparel Production - Competitiveness through High Tech ?
Hans Prayon, Vice-Presidente de Sindicato das Industrias des Fiacao,
Textilage e Vestuario de Blumenau, Brazil

14:30 The Role of Information Technology for the Competitiveness of Textile
and Clothing Industry in Chile
Eduardo Testart Tobar, Group Eight, Vina del Mar, Chile
Jorge Sepulveda Haugen, Mercados Ambientales, Chile
Alejandra Zapata Beghelli, Santa Maria University, Chile

15:00 Technological Changes:
Implications for Training in the Textile and Clothing Sector
Lucio Taboada Tenan,
Centro de Tecnologia da Industria Quimica e Textil
CETIQT; Robert Hirschler, UNIDO, CETIQT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15:30 Work Organisation and IT Skills in Dressmaking
Karl-Heinz Roediger, University of Bremen, Germany

16:00 Internet for Training in Clothing Industry:
A Case Study on Fashion Information
Eduardo d'Avila, Guenther Cyranek, Leticia Burigo Tomelin,
CTAI, Florianopolis, Brazil

2 A: Telecommunication Needs for Information Society
[Telecom] Chair: CTAI, Florianopolis

14:00 Telecommunications in LDCs:
Issues that Must be Resolved in the Next 5 Years
Joseph Ben-Dak, United Nation Development Program - UNDP,
Global Technology Group, New York, USA

14:45 Benefits and Costs of Using Satellites for Ecological Management
Werner Brede, Free University Berlin, Germany

15:30 Telecommunications Infrastructure for an
Interactive Multimedia Services Network
Geraldo Ernesto Mondardo, Marcos de Souza Silva, TELESC,

3 A: Mechanical-Electrical Industry
[El-Mec]Chair: CIET, Rio de Janeiro

14:00 Impacts of EDI on jobs and qualifications in the automobile industry
Paulo Bastos Tigre, Institute of Industrial Economics,
CIET Research Project, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14:45 The Application of the Anthropocentric Production Systems
Concepts in Service Sectors
Tarcisio P. Trindade, University of Maringa, Brazil
Lidia M. Segre, Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Itana M. S. Gimenes, University of Maringa, Brazil

15:15 An Alternative Approach in Technology Education:
The Concurrent Engineering Laboratory
Milton Borsato, Federal Center for Education in Technology,
Curitiba, Brazil

15:45 Training: Proportional Hydraulics in Industrial Hydraulic Circuits
Natalino Uggioni, CTAI, Florianopolis, Brazil

4 A: Software-Export: Strategies and Results
[SW-Exp]Chair: IEL, Florian=F3polis

14:00 Software Export from India: Bridging the Person Power Gap
Subhash Bathnagar, Indian Institute of Management, Bombay, India

14:45 The Brazilian SOFTEX 2000 Program
Sergio Andrade, SOFTEX 2000, Campinas, Brazil

15:15 The Role of Information Technology on the Establishment of Competitive
Software Enterprises in a Global Market
Fabio Silva, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

15:45 Software-Export: Strategies and Results in Latin America
Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 A: Cooperation Brazil =96 Africa
[BR-AF] Chair: Guenther Cyranek, CTAI, Florianopolis

14:00 Cooperation in the Field of Information and
Telecommuication Technologies:
Opportunity for Partnership between Developing and Developed Countries
Claudio Menezes, UNESCO, Brasilia, Brazil

14:45 Cooperation Programs with Portuguese Speaking African Countries
Renate Stille, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brasilia, Brazil

15:15 Technical Cooperation within SENAI System with
Portuguese Speaking African Countries
Ricardo Machado de Azevedo e Souza, Donald Nelson Uhlig,
SENAI, National Department, National and International
Cooperation Advicery - ANIC, Brasilia, Brazil

15:45 Project to Implement the Internet in Angola
Aristides Cardoso F. Safeca, Ministry of Transport and
Communication, Luanda, Angola
Pedro Mendes de Carvalho, Amilcar Frederico Safeca, Project Internet
in Angola, Technical University Dresden, Germany

16:30 Break

17:00-19:00 Panel
Global Information Infrastructure -
Winners and Loosers of the Information Society.
Case Studies and Strategies
Moderator: Sergio Charlab, Internet World, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Argentina Access to and Use of Information in Internet.
The Case of Argentina
Carlos Correa, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brazil Observations on the Brazilian Telephony Services Expansion Plan
Victor Prochnik, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cuba A Broad Diffusion of Knowledge about Internet will Permit
the Major Use of its Possibilities in Cuba
Mirta Valdes Morris, National Center for Automated Information=2 0
Exchange =96 CENIAI, Havanna, Cuba

Guatemala The Dawn of the Internet Era in Guatemala
Grete Pasch, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Carmen Valdes, Guatemala

Wednesday, February 5: plenary sessions, working groups

09:00 The Learning of Cooperation and Autonomy:
A New Paradigm of Human Ressources
Edla Maria Faust Ramos, UFSC-Edugraf, Florianopolis, Brazil
Lea Fagundes, Laboratorio de Estudos Cognitivos
do Instituto de Psicologia da UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

10:00 Training Issues in an Information Society: The Case of Europe
Chrisanthi Avgerou, Tony Cornford, Katerina Nicolopoulou,
London School of Economics, United Kingdom

11:00 Break

11:30 A SENAI Approach for Educational Technology
Selma Kowalsky Fernandes, Guenther Cyranek, CTAI, Florianopolis, Brazil

12:15 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Parallel Working Groups on IT implications

1 B: Information Technology for Business
2 B: Telecommunication Needs & Internet Applications
3 B: Mechanical-Electrical Industry
4 B: Networked Teaching and Learning
5 B: Cooperation Brazil =96 Africa

1 B: Information Technology for Business
[Business] Chair: Victor Prochnik, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro

14:00 Challenges of Information Technology Diffusion Policies for
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Renata LaRovere, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14:30 Developing a Platform for Implementing Cooperative Enterprise Concepts
Francisco E. D. Pereira, Marcius F. H. de Carvalho,
Mauro F. Koyama, Olga F. N. de Araujo,
Foundation Technical Center for Informatics, Campinas, Brazil

15:00 An analytic Framework for Evaluating Marketing Information Systems
Elmano Pontes Cavalcanti, State University of Paraiba, Brazil
Luiz Clementino Vivacqua de Oliveira, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

15:30 How far Can a Web Site Go?
Jairson Vitorino do Santos, Alessandro Barbosa Lima,
Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

16:00 A System for Prospection and Analysis of Market and Technology
Information System
Jose Eduardo Fiates, Horacio Pinho Amarilho,
CELTA, Florianopolis, Brazil

16:30 Factors Influencing IT Applications in Small and Medium Scale
Industries in Developing Countries
Lalith Munasinghe, D. P. W. Jayawardena,
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

2 B: Telecommunication Needs and Internet Applications
[Internet] Chair: CTAI, Florian=F3polis

14:00 Leading Steps by Use of ICTs: The Role of IDRC as Knowledge Broker
Alicia Richero, International Development Research Centre (IDRC),
Montevideo, Uruguay

14:45 Public Internet Kiosks in Third World - The hiperNet Project
Luiz Fernando Bier Melgarejo, UFSC-EDUGRAF, Florianopolis, Brazil
Marcio Marchini, OTI, Ottawa, Canada

15:30 Internet's Video Conferencing Tools: A Distance Educational Approach
Cesar Olavo de Moura Filho,
Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
Mauro Oliveira, Federal Technical School, Fortaleza, Brazil

16:15 Virtual University. The Experience at UFSC with Training,
Retraining, Qualifying, and Formation of Hand Labor
for the Globalized Economy
Ricardo Miranda Barcia, Federal University of Santa Catarina
(UFSC-PPGEP), Florianopolis, Brazil

3 B: Mechanical-Electrical Industry
[El-Mec] Chair: CTAI, Florianopolis

14:00 Revitilizing Training and Learning in Industries in Brazil
Jose Armando Valente, Jaures Mazzone, Maria Cecilia Calani Baranauskas,
NIED-UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil

14:30 Knowledge-Based System for Advanced Manufacturing
System Design Verification
Denis Borenstein, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

15:00 Jonas - The Jonah agent in a computer-based learning system
M. Cec=EDlia C. Baranauskas, Marcos Augusto Francisco Borges,
State University of Campinas, Brazil

15:30 Educational Framework for the Development of Mechanical Manipulators
Adriana Souza, Alexandre Moretto Ribeiro, Andre Adami, Carine Webber,
Cristian Koliver, Getulio Lupion, Greice Viecelli, Heitor Strogulski,
Helena Grazziotin Ribeiro, Jose Eduardo Bussmann, Lia Claudia Matte,
Ricardo Vargas Dorneles, Robson Rodrugues Lemos, Ruben Gerardo Sellanes,
Sandra Rovena Frigeri, University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil

16:00 Development of Didactic CNC Machine Simulator
Alessander Pires Oliveira, Fernando Schirmbeck, Janer Gon=E7alves Esteves,
Juarez Poletto Jr., Marcelo Cohen, Nilo Cesar Oliveira Guimaraes,
Mechatronics Technological Center, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

16:30 Professional Training:
Theory and Practice in Microcontrollers Used in Industry
Joao Roberto Lorenzett, SENAI, CTAI, Florianopolis, Brazil

4 B: Networked Teaching and Learning
[Net Learn] Chair: Marilene Garcia, Escola da Futura, University of Sao=

14:00 The Role of Computer Networks in Development
and the Challenge for Teacher Training Systems in Developing Countries
Horst Lazarek, Techical University Dresden, Germany
Afonso I. Orth, PUCRGS, UNISINOS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

14:30 Interaction Models for the Operatory Analysis of Cooperative
Computacional Environments
Patricia Alejandra Behar, Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa,
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul,Porto Alegre, Brazil

15:00 A Networked Environment for Inquiry-Based Learning
Credine Silva de Menezes, Orivaldo de Lira Tavares,
Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil

15:30 Content Analysis in a Remote Learning System Based on a Computer Network
Cirano Iochpe, Adriana Silveira de Souza, Andrea Schneider Maranhao,
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

16:00 A Strategy for the Elaboration of Distance Education Courses:
Towards Virtual Academies on the WWW
Marcello Peixoto Bax, Jo=E3o Paulo Kitajima,
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

16:30 Enhancing Distance Learning through Student Control
Julika Siemer, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

5 B: Cooperation Brazil - Africa
[BR-AF] Chair: Guenther Cyranek, CTAI, Florianopolis

14:00 Formal Education, Vocational Training and the Internet in Mozambique
Venancio Massinge, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

14:30 Experience of the United Kingdom Open University
with Open Learning in Developing Countries
Simon Bell, Andy Lane, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

15:00 Systems of Exchange of Long Distance Formation:
Speech, Cognition, Evaluation
Patrick Chardenet, Consulat General de France, Sao Paulo, Brazil

15:30 A Case Study for Cooperation with Africa
Vocational Training via Internet in French speaking African Countries
Bernard Dumont, University of Paris - Denis Diderot, France

16:00 Panel with speakers of both sessions:
Neccessary Steps for Cooperation

17:00 Break

17:30-18:30 Institutions for Professional Training
in Latin America and the Caribbean:
Preparing for Technological Development
Pedro Weinberg, Centro Interamericano de investigacion y
documentacion sobre formacion profesional - CINTERFOR,
Montevideo, Uruguay

Plenary Discussion


Conference Secretary

Elisabeth Schirmer
Rodovia SC-401, No 3730 - Saco Grande
88032-000 Florianopolis - Santa Catarina
Tel /Fax +55-48-238 51 77

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GLH/Brazil on February and August, 1997
(Diagram is omitted here.)

Many less developed countries are without good telephone network, let alone
advanced telecommunication infrastructure such as Internet access. After a
highly successful demonstration of ShareVision's interactive connections from
CTAI/SENAI in Florianopolis, Brazil with UNESCO/Paris, Houston Community
College and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. via an analog INMARSAT-A
satellite on July 26, 1996, a series of GLH will be held at the international
conferences organized by the IFIP/Working Group 9.4 and 9.5 at CTAI/SENAI from
February 3 to 5, and from August 11 to 13, 1997, respectively.

This GLH will demonstrate inexpensive high-speed wireless telecommunication
network to access worldwide Internet (even from individual home) for global
electronic distance education and telemedicine consultation and diagnosis with
high-resolution images and graphics, and also 3D web teaching materials, thus
bringing economic advantage to them. Major objectives are;

* To demonstrate high-speed wireless telecom technology [Diagram 2.1]:
CTAI/SENAI will be connected by spread spectrum wireless units at 2 Mbps
with an Internet node at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
which already have 2 Mbps connection with other major Brazilian
universities through Brazilian inter-university Internet network and
with the U.S. The local hub at CTAI/SENAI will then be connected with
personal computers at local residents' homes by another kind of less
expensive spread spectrum wireless unit at 2 Mbps. The existing local
packet-radio network will also be connected with this UFSC and
CTAI/SENAI connection. The objective is to demonstrate the possibility
of extending Internet inexpensively from an academic hub to nearby high
schools, libraries, public organizations, hospitals, governmental
facilities, and then even to local residents (e.g., teachers and
students) home, etc. If successful, this scheme will accelerate the
spread of distance education and telemedicine in remote/rural
regions/areas, and save considerable investments for hard wiring them by
telecom industries, especially in developing countries, and also solving
the last-mile problem.

* To demonstrate the high-speed wireless telecom network with
videoconferencing with colleagues around the world and accessing World
Wide Web (multimedia with audio, video, 3D animation) of GLOSAS
KNOWLEDGEBASE via Internet. The objective is to demonstrate the
possibility of gathering experts from anywhere around the world (even
where there is no adequate POTS) -- yet, without spending much costs.
If successful, this will lead to the possibility of telemedicine
consultation (among many others) from remote areas of Brazil (or
anywhere else) to worldwide experts.

* To initiate a technology transfer of HiperNet of UFSC to the University
of Coimbra in Portugal. The UFSC is now operating HiperNet, as a desire
to design and implement groupware software that would help people to
search for information, and produce knowledge and, above all, interact
in a constructive way. This is a hypermedia storage, capable of
containing sounds, bitmaps, texts, digitized video, or other forms of
media that can be stored and transferrable using the existing network
support. This HiperNet extends Internet at low speed (2.4 to 19.2 Kbps)
to several high schools, a few dozen homes of packet-radio licensees,
and public locations where local user can come and retrieve web and
access e-mail with friendly forum software for citizens discussions free
of charge. This technology is to be transferred to Coimbra University
in Portugal, which is now forging ahead to create a GLOSAS/PORTUGAL with
Portugal Telecom, Center Region Coordination Commission, Health
Ministry/Department of Computing/Telemedicine Project, Development
Telematics Association for Coimbra.

* To demonstrate the connection of digital video compression units (e.g.,
PictureTel, etc.) with the high speed wireless telecom network. The
demonstration at the IFIP international conference in August, 1997 will
connect televideo units (desktop computer type with TCP/IP protocol) at
SENAI and the UFSC via the high-speed wireless telecom network which
will be established on the occasion of the IFIP February conference at
SENAI. This connection will exchange high resolution images of
pathology and/or radiology for telemedicine diagnosis. The digital
video compression unit at the UFSC will also connect with a computer
which has a BeingThere (and/or QuickTime) televideo capability via the
UFSC's Brazilian inter-university Internet. This will enable
participation of medical experts scattered around the world. We also
plan to broadcast this GLH through Brazilian domestic and INTELSAT
international satellites, as obtaining support, endorsement from
UNESCO/Paris headquarters (IFIP is a NGO under UNESCO), the United
Nations, INTELSAT/Project ACCESS, and EMBRATEL of Brazil. The objective
is [1] to demonstrate such connection for global telemedicine
consultation, diagnosis and education in remote/rural areas, and [2] to
demonstrate the possibility of gathering worldwide experts with
televideo system via Internet for joint consultation and discussion.

* To initiate the establishment of a model city of global electronic
distance education in Latin America, as the initial pilot project of
Global (electronic) University System. This may be emulated in many
other Latin American countries and also in the Distance Education/9
countries (DE9) of Learning Without Frontiers program of UNESCO/Paris.
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D. *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
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* President, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA) *
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