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Conference on security opens today

ELECTRONIC ARMOR The three-day seminar will focus on Taiwan's strategic security position and its contribution to peace in the region

CNA , TAIPEI

President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the 37th International Carnahan Conference on Security and Technology slated to open at the Grand Hotel today, officials from National Central University, co-sponsor of the event, said yesterday.

Chen will address the opening session of the three-day conference on Taiwan's strategic security position and its contribution to peace in the Asia-Pacific region, the authorities said.

More than 400 opinion leaders and specialists in security technology from 14 countries, inclu-ding former US vice president Al Gore, will participate in the conference, which has "E-security" as the theme of discussions to manifest the significance and urgency of this issue within the "E-society."

Senior government officials, including Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) and National Security Council Secretary-General Kang Ning-hsiang (康寧祥), are also expected to take part in the confe-rence.

Other internationally-renowned experts who are scheduled to deliver keynote speeches are Chen Hsin-chun (陳炘鈞), a professor in the field of artificial intelligence at the University of Arizona, who will speak on the topic "Crime and Intelligence Data and Visualization for E-Security: the Coplink Experience."

Henry Lee (李昌鈺), an internationally-acclaimed forensic scientist, will speak on "The Challenge and Changes of New Technology," while Jim Chang (張敬義), director of the US Army Research Laboratory, will deliver a speech on "Security Technology in the Objective Force."

Opinion leaders and specialists from the US, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt and Taiwan will take part in the conference, the sponsors said.

A total of 33 research papers completed by specialists from Taiwan and abroad will be displayed at the conference.

This year's conference is being jointly sponsored by the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Lexington Section; the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society; National Central University, the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology and a number of other organizations.

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