From Thailand

APAN 57 | 29 JANUARY - 2 FEBRUARY 2024



With the utmost respect and warm regards, we extend our formal welcome to the 57th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN57), an event of paramount significance, set to unfold in the captivating city of Bangkok, Thailand, from the 29th of January to the 2nd of February 2024.

APAN57 is a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering excellence in advanced networking and research infrastructure across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It is a gathering that unites visionaries, experts, and thought leaders from diverse fields, converging in pursuit of innovation, knowledge dissemination, and international collaboration.

As we commence this remarkable journey in the heart of Thailand, we are not only embracing the rich cultural heritage of this vibrant nation but also embarking on a shared voyage towards the frontiers of technology and human achievement. This conference is a convergence of intellectual rigor, scientific inquiry, and global connectivity.

Throughout the five days of APAN57, you will have the privilege of immersing yourself in an agenda that spans the spectrum of human ingenuity – from groundbreaking technological advancements to solutions for critical global challenges. The knowledge shared and connections forged during this event will serve as catalysts for progress and transformation in our rapidly evolving world.

In the tradition of Thai hospitality, we encourage you to approach every interaction with respect, open-mindedness, and cultural appreciation. Thailand’s rich tapestry of history and traditions will provide an inspiring backdrop for forging new relationships and deepening existing ones.

The success of APAN57 hinges on your active participation, your dedication to excellence, and your unwavering commitment to the noble pursuits of advanced networking and research. Together, we will illuminate the path forward, advance the boundaries of human knowledge, and strengthen the bonds that unite our global community.

We are deeply honored to have you join us for this momentous occasion, and we look forward to the intellectual stimulation, collaboration, and camaraderie that APAN57 will undoubtedly offer. Let us embark on this journey with enthusiasm and a shared vision for a brighter, interconnected future.

Thank you for gracing us with your presence. Let the 57th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network in Bangkok, Thailand, be a resounding success, and let it leave an indelible mark on the landscape of advanced networking and research.

Welcome to APAN57!


Keynote Speakers

Seishi Ninomiya​

Field Phenomics Laboratory, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo.​

Dr. Seishi Ninomiya is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo, where he studied plant breeding, plant physiology, applied statistics, and computer science. He is one of APAN Agriculture Working Group founders. After serving as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, a laboratory head at the National Institute of Agro-Environmental Science, and a research director at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) Japan, he returned to the University of Tokyo as a professor. He has long been a leader in interdisciplinary research between computer science and agricultural science, including plant phenomics. He has been involved in many major national research projects as well as many international collaborative research projects. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded the Japan Agronomy Prize, the highest award for agricultural research in Japan. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Plant Phenomics, a professor at Nanjing Agricultural University, President of CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering), and a member of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Technology Council under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.