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

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

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

Jane Greenberg is the Alice B. Kroeger Professor at College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, USA. She received an M.S. (specialization in bibliographic control) from Columbia University’s School of Library Service and her Ph.D. from Department of Library and Information Science, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests cover metadata, ontological engineering, data science, knowledge organization and information retrieval.

Dr. Greenberg is actively engaged in research on metadata. She currently serves as director of CCI's Metadata Research Center, a senior scientist at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham North Carolina, and a 2014 Data Fellow at the National Consortium for Data Science. Also, she is a senior associate researcher in Knowledge Organization in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is the project investigator (PI) on the Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) initiative, and a co-PI of the Dryad repository for data underlying scientific published research. She has published mainly in the areas of metadata and semantic technology.