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Re: Manthan Award 2008

From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:03:34 +0100
Message-ID: <4908CFA6.5090503@w3.org>
To: Arun Kumar <kkarun@in.ibm.com>
CC: public-mw4d@w3.org

Arun,
congratulation !!

I believe it could be interesting to have a presentation of your system. 
Would-you be able to do a short (15-20mn) presentation to the group in 
one of the next teleconferences ?
(the next one is next monday, and then nov 17)

Best
Stephane
Arun Kumar a écrit :
> Hi All,
> 
>       You would be pleased to know that our 'VoiKiosk' solution recently
> won The Manthan Award South Asia 2008 in the special 'Juror's Distinction
> Category'. I had the privilege to receive the award on behalf of IBM and
> our field partner Byrraju Foundation in a glittering ceremony in New Delhi,
> India a few days ago.
> 
> Details of the award, the ceremony and the VoiKiosk system are available
> from the following links:
> 
> - The Manthan Award :  http://www.manthanaward.org/
> 
> - The Citation : http://www.manthanaward.org/section_full_story.asp?id=669
> 
> - The Ceremony : http://www.manthanaward.org/showGalPic.asp?imageID=812
> 
> - The VoiKiosk Solution : An early description is available at
> http://www2008.org/papers/pdf/p1123-agarwal.pdf. . A more detailed report
> on the field pilot has been submitted for publication and is under review.
> In brief, traditional 'Internet Kiosks' are meant to be effective and cheap
> information delivery channels by providing shared access to PC and Internet
> through a trained intermediary (i.e. the Kiosk operator). However, such
> Kiosks suffer from several drawbacks due to reasons such as low density,
> illiteracy, lack of local content on Web etc., and others cited in the
> literature. VoiKiosk overcomes many of these problems by providing a
> channel for uploading and delivering local content in local language over a
> simple telephone call.
> 
> 
> thanks and regards
> Arun Kumar
> 
> ------------------------------------------
> Research Staff Member,
> IBM India Research Laboratory,
> 4, Block - C, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj,
> New Delhi - 110 070, India,
> Email: kkarun@in.ibm.com
> Tel: +91-11-66192100 / +91-11-41292100
> Fax: 91-11-26138889
> http://www.research.ibm.com/people/a/arun
> 
> World Wide Telecom Web :
> http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/arun_kumar.WWTW.html
> 
> 
> 

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