The 15th SCA Conference in Ancient city of Siem Reap will address how Asian countries can join hands in the closer and rapid communication arising from ASEAN Economic Community to help alleviate poverty problems, so as to improve the living standard of peoples and culture exchange of the people, and how ASEAN Integration 2015 can be achieved to meet the goals. Thus, the join Board Meeting and the International symposium within two days in Siem Reap entitled “Science and Technology for Culture” wise practices will be defined as actions, tools, principles or decisions that contribute significantly to the achievement of environmentally sound, socially equitable, culturally appropriate and economically sound development in all ASEAN members. In order to attempt a clarification of this very general definition, a list of characteristics will be proposed to further define wise practices; these will subsequently modified during electronic discussions. These characteristics will provide a framework for evaluation, and are as: long-term benefit; capacity building and institutional strengthening; technology and knowledge transfer; culturally respectful; sustainability and transferability; interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial; strengthening local identities; regional dimension; documentation and evaluation.
Keynote speakers will provide overviews of the main topics along with papers and posters of all participants.
Group discussion I:
− Contribution of S&T to culture, architecture and design
− Preservation of culture through technology
(Presentations are expected to focus on experiences in using S&T in culture preservation. Sub topics include:
Identification, protection and preservation of cultural heritage around the world to be of outstanding value to humanity,
ICT based compilation of databases on cultural properties,
Causes of deterioration and technology for surveying, preserving, and restoring tangible cultural property
Current and future trends concerning cultural properties.)
Group discussion II:
− Biodiversity, Natural resources management and Geoscience
− Disasters, Environmental engineering, and Hydrology
Subtopics include Water resource management, Green energy, Environmental engineering, Hydrology and Biodiversity Natural disaster, Man-made disasters and Disaster Management.
Group discussion III:
− Humanity and Applied Anthropology
− Sustainable tourism through Green economics
Applied anthropology is a term to define an activity intended to produce a desired socio-cultural condition that optimally will improve the lives of people concerned. Tourism should be considered from an Anthropological viewpoint and may be related to Ancients and Moderns history and the impact of voyages of discovery on history and culture.