The South East Asian Regional Computer Confederation conference (SEARCC 2005) started today in Sydney and runs until Friday.
Senator Abetz just opened the government stream with a speech featuring chip cards for government use. He said that he hoped government officials would soon be issued with a standardized smart ID card.
At SEARCC 1998 in Darwin I demonstrated the Defence Home Page. This time I don't have a presentation to give, so I thought I might strap my wireless modem on the miniature bicycle and do some "live" reports from the conference.
Getting here was an adventure in itself I rode the bicycle to the Sydney Light rail, folded the bicycle and rode the tram to the conference venue at Darling Harbor. That worked well with the bike fitting in the tram luggage space and the conference cloak room accepting it.
Any suggestions as to what from the program would be worth reporting on? Some items which got my attention were: Ministerial Panel to discuss ICT policy, Wearable Technology for Disaster Relief, and Companies Ready Networked Software Research Initiative.
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