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Re: Manthan Award 2008

From: Arun Kumar <kkarun@in.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:55:57 +0530
To: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Cc: public-mw4d@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF59EFBE0D.C0B7ED6F-ON652574F1.0074516B-652574F1.0074E4CA@in.ibm.com>

Thanks Stephane.

>> 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 ?

Sure, Definitely. Though I can do the presentation in the next call on
coming Monday, I would prefer to do it on Nov 17th primarily because Nov 3
we have the deadline for submissions to the World Wide Web Conference for
next year. Hope that is fine with you.

thanks and regards
Arun Kumar

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IBM India Research Laboratory,
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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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