Big Data and Digital Technology Workshop – Thailand

Date: 16th – 20th September 2019

Location: Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Host: NARIT – National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand

This workshop will discuss how the techniques and technologies being used and developed in radio astronomy to handle the big data aspects of the field can be applied to other fields in industry and commerce to generate economic development in LMIC countries. It will be hosted by NARIT in Thailand where researchers are already involved in several big data initiatives. Experts will be invited from the UK, Australia, South Africa and Colombia among others. This workshop will provide an opportunity to bring together these separate projects and share the experiences so far and discuss new directions for collaboration across continents. It will also be an opportunity for countries who are just beginning to develop radio astronomy to be exposed to the development possibilities in this sphere.

Local Organising Committee
  • Utane Sawangwit – Chair
  • Siraprapa Sanpaarsa – Deputy
Scientific Organising Committee
  • Rene Breton, University of Manchester, UK – Chair
  • Mark Thompson, University of Hertfordshire, UK – Deputy
Further information on this conference, including the timetable, a list of abstracts and the presentations (where available), can be found on the NARIT event website.
List of Attendees
  • Dr Tshiamo Motshegwa, University of Botswana
  • Mauricio Suarez, National Astronomical Observatory, Colombia
  • Shaoguang Guo, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China
  • Dr Zara Randriamanakoto, SAAO, South Africa
  • Dr Dayang NurFatimah, University of Malaysia, Sarawak
  • Eduardo Gomez, BIOS, Colombia
  • Dr Nadeem Oozeer, SARAO, South Africa
  • Dr Happy Sithole, CSIR, South Africa
  • Dr Nassim Seghouani, CRAAG, Algeria
  • Darwin Mena, National Polytechnic School, Ecuador
  • Muhammad Taufik, Indosat Ooredoo
  • Dr Premana Premadi, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Dr Yusuf Muhammad, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Sebastian Laborde, ANTEL, Uruguay
  • Dr Rene Breton, University of Manchester, UK
  • Linzi Stirrup, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof Mark Thompson, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Dr Alfredo Santillan Gonzalez, UNAM, Mexico
  • Dr Demetrio Garcia Nocetti, UNAM, Mexico
  • Dr German Chaparro, ECCI, Colombia
  • Dr Domingos Barbosa, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal
  • Dr James Mullaney, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Dr Tossapon Boongoen, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
  • Dr Natthakan Iom-on, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
  • Dr Utane Sawangwit, NARIT, Thailand
  • Dr Siraprapa Sanpa-arsa, NARIT, Thailand
  • Setthawut Thongmee, NARIT, Thailand
  • Sulisa Chariyalertsak, NARIT, Thailand


Conference photo taken in front of the Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai, 17th September 2019