In cooperation with Department of World Heritage, Luang Prabang (DPL), Lao PDR, Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Tech, organized an International Workshop on Impact of Mobile Learning Application and Riverbank Landscape Management with Drone, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.
The Tokyo Tech and DPL Joint workshop was organized on 6th September, 2016. Eighteen experts and graduate students participated in the workshop. Headed by Professor Yume Yamaguchi, Tokyo Tech research project members, Mr. Poong and Mr. Yu joined the presentations of the workshop. Started by the Deputy Director’s opening remarks, the workshop was divided into two sections. First section covered the final version of the mobile learning application to raise preservation awareness of residents in world heritage site of Luang Prabang and its impact study result. Questions concentrated in the method to expand its application covering wide range of users in Luang Prabang. The possibility to collaborate with UNESCO to extend this experience to Great Mekong Region was also discussed. Second session included the analysis on riverbank landscape management covering 1.5 km along Mekong River. Discussion focused on how to interpret the trend of changing landscape both on greenery and architectural buildings. The analysis results plan to be utilized to create further management plan by DPL. The progress of both research interventions were highly appreciated by the local government and further collaboration was reconfirmed. Further discussion was organized on 7th September and agreed for Tokyo Tech and DPL to develop new research application on GIS for landscape management for the submission this fall.