analytic models, big data analysis, and information
extraction (see figure 7). Displayed in figure 7 is the
Smart Province pilot project, 4 proposed by the
Governor of Nakhon Nayok in 2012. This challenging project, supported by NECTEC and Kasetsart University in alignment with the Ministry of
ICT’s strategy Smart Thailand 2020, aims to
demonstrate the accomplishment of AI and ICT
research investments over the last 25 years.
Today, as a result of collaborations among universities, private organizations, and the government sector, the number of killer applications for
various public services is growing, as evident in
Smart Health, Smart Education, Smart Tourism,
Smart Energy, Smart Home, and Smart Agriculture.
It is a good sign that the Ministry of Information
and Communication Technology has seen the
importance of integrated service innovation leading to the development of Smart Government and
better quality of life for Thai people as a whole.
1. See the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, 2011. Flagship Projects (in Thai). Available at
2. See www.ustar-consortium.com.
3. See www.sri-thailand.org.
4. See www.ny-thailand.net.
Center of Excellence: Unified Knowledge Engineering
and Language Engineering. 2010. Knowledge Engineer-
ing and Language Engineering Roadmap. In Annual
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U.; and Andres, F. 2013. Driving Connected Government
Implementation with Marketing Strategies and Context-Aware Service Design. Paper presented at the 13th European Conference on Government (ECEG13), Varese,
Italy, 13–14 June.
Kawtrakul, A.; Sriswasdi, W.; Wuttilerdcharoenwong, S.;
Khunthong, V.; Andres, F.; Laovayanon, S.; Jenkollop, D.;
Narkwiboonwong, W.; and Pusittigul, A. 2008. Cyber-Brain: Towards the Next Generation Social Intelligence.
Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Agriculture Information and Information Technology,
IAALD, AFITA, WCCA 2008, Tokyo, Japan, August 24–27.
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Asanee Kawtrakul is currently an associate professor in
language and knowledge engineering technologies at
Kasetsart University and a senior consultant with
NECTEC. She obtained a B.Eng. and M.Eng. in electrical
engineering (honors) from Kasetsart University in Thailand and a D.Eng. in information engineering from
Nagoya University, Japan. Her current research focuses
primarily on language technologies to support knowledge acquisition and management, utilization and
knowledge service. She has led various large-scale
research projects related to country strategy such as Agricultural Knowledge Service, Smart Health Project, Smart
City Project, and others. She also leads the Natural Language Processing and Intelligent Information System
Technology Laboratory (NAiST) at Kasetsart University.
She has published more than 90 papers and books.
Prasong Praneetpolgrang received a B.Sc. (1st Hons) in
electrical engineering from the Royal Thai Air Force Academy, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1987, a Master’s degree in
computer engineering, 1989, a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, 1993, and a Ph.D. degree in computer
engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, Florida, USA, in 1994. He currently has the rank of associate
professor at the Faculty of Information Technology, Sri-patum University, Bangkok, Thailand. His research interests are in the areas of computer and information security, trust management and it governance, e-commerce,
and cloud applications. Prasong Praneetpolgrang has
more than 100 published articles and books in these
areas. He has served on program committees of both
international and national conference on computer science and engineering, information technology, and e-business. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. He is listed
in Who’s Who in the World in Information Technology. In
addition, he received ASEAN Outstanding Engineering
Achievement — Contribution Award in 2013.
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