GIS Taiwan 2011 (Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan) (GIS Taiwan 2011)

Venue: National Taiwan University

Location: Taipei, Other, Taiwan

Event Date/Time: Jul 11, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 15, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 04, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 04, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 04, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Mar 04, 2011
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GIS Taiwan / About GIS Taiwan
As students studying in National Taiwan University, which is the most privileged university in Taiwan, it is our responsibility to reciprocate the society which has offered incalculable amount of resources to cultivate leaders of the next generation.

Taiwan possesses great energy in academic and corporate innovation. Our development in information technologies, medical sciences and industrial designing has considerable influence on the international community. These advantages have prompted our awareness to improve the welfare of the global village.

It is our belief that through an international conference, an opportunity can be offered to university students as us to gather innovative ideas on the land of Taiwan. Through exchanges and discussions, pragmatic experiences can be acquired, and effective solutions can be generated to address current issues in a feasible manner.

Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan(GIS Taiwan) aims to provide a platform for future leaders to ignite the creativity of the participants and to initiate possibilities of a better world.


Standing on the basis of Taiwan, GIS Taiwan seeks to gather present and potential future leaders of the world to share their forward looking, concrete and innovative ideas and awareness on both regional and global scale. Further, through discussing feasible and effective approaches to the challenges and trends the global community faces, we wish to see actions being taken in a sure-footed manner.


To provide a Taiwan-based platform for global interaction.
To share views and responses from all parts of the world to major global challenges today.
To integrate theories and practice of various academic disciplines, thereby making a difference through political, technological and commercial channels.
To form a global network between students and leaders of the world, in the prospect of this borderless network would serve as a think tank.
To become the bridge through which students are connected to governments, enterprises and the third sector.
To enhance regional awareness of participants, thus stimulates the development of potential regional actions.

We hope that GIS Taiwan would initiate ideas and expand the attendees’ horizons in this ever-changing global community. Through our symposium, we hope that we can make our Earth, the planet on which all things lives, a better place.

Conference Information

National Taiwan University, GIS Host Team

July 11th-15th, 2011

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

80 students will be selected through an essay competition. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students, and must not be born prior to 1977.

Topic and Subtopic:
The topic for the GIS Taiwan 2011 is:
What is the Catch Catching at Web?
The three subtopics are:
Killer Apps and the Soft Power of Nations
Who Controls the Internet?
Individual Agents on the Internet


No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan(R.O.C)

Additional Information

More Information about GIS Taiwan 2011: Official Language: English will be used during the conference as the official language. Application Deadline: All the Applications must be submitted via the official website. Applicants' essays must be uploaded by March 4th, 2011 to be eligible for the competition. Announcement of Results: Qualified participants will be notified via e-mail in early April of 2011. Covered Expenses: The expenses of accommodation and meals are covered. Additionally, subsidy of flight tickets are offered to international students according to the location of their university.