The following was written in 2005. It is almost 9 years that the three topics have taken
some minor changes. The e-Platform idea is still a concept that is not fully realized,
even the word 'platform' has been used to promote a one-stop web location that one can
conduct activities that are consumer-targeted. We have push that concept to services in
the cloud ('services cloud') to lower the entry barrier with metered IT services and
services are SaaS to serve multiple e-Platforms.
what we want to do | who are we
As far as the subtopics are concerned, cyber logistics is still lacking, big data give
excitement to decision making, and AOLA and Technology in Mathematics are lost in
beer drinking. Focus is shited to NFC and smartphone after a successful project that
implement both RFID and its associated IT technology in a garment supply chain.
RFID is, from my perspective, again in the back burner. Anyhow, we are off
research-based projects. [January 12, 2014]
From 2008 to present time (2014), we finished the privacy and security research (a ReBAC concept was created), completed a 2 year project that enabled RFID technology in a garment supply
chain from the ground up (supply chain issues, SCOR-based mapping, hotspot design and implementation,
a visibility platform for on-demand and on-target visibility to any supply chain user), and we started
we HKSAR funded research grants on e-Services and heteromorphism.
company begins its building process in mid-January of 2005.
We will make available resources that we have created over
the years for use soon. At first, we mainly will provide information
and research results with respect to three topics, namely,
e-Platform (cyber logistics, collaborative decision making
and AOLA-Author Once Learn Anywhere), Technology in Mathematics
Education, and RFID technologies.
would be foolish to think we can do what we like to achieve
without the help and participation of others. But at this
point, we like to establish the foundation before anyone could
and would contribute voluntarily. Nonetheless, your opinions
and suggestions are most welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org).
are two people that believe future fun lies in 'any-to-any
communication' (any2any communication). From the
entertainment point of view, instant messaging tools such
as icq (P),
and MSN Messenger
(P), has been aggregating a great number of users. This may
be due to both the personalizational spread of computers,
buoyed by the awareness of the Internet contributed by the
World Wide Web, and the commercialization of the Internet
where a new customer base can be built virtually. Nonetheless,
the fun of communication is no doubt realized and enhanced.
These instant messaging tools offers one2many or even n2n
in some cases, but yet to reach the any2any status. Product
protection could be one of the reasons why can't any of the
tools can communicate with users of the other tools. Third
party software has tried to bridge that gap.
social networking phenomenon aggregates online users to community
as defined by the networking tools available at the site.
The trust connectivity (one of the four dimensions defined
in Any-2Any) is established and controlled by a user that
is transitive in nature if approved.
and mobile technolgies no doubt play an important role if
such communication can be carried out anywhere
and anytime. The any2any
realization may take a bit more thinking before we could even
comment on if current and emerging technologies are sufficient
and if not, what lack of. The any2any concept
encapsulates a number of dimensions that are practiced and
enabled now in an one2one environment. Yet, when in any2any,
the views are not as clear as one could conjure in a short
time. And, there are not many scholarly articles written about
any2any in our perspective.
did some research on what to call our company. We had 'Intelligence
in Motion' and that led to 'i2go.' But that was the brand
name of an electronic product (MP3 Player for CARS?). So,
we go with the current name.
Chu, S. was trained as a 'computer scientist' (wow, big word!)
in the mid-70's (B.S. from USU ,
& M.S. & Ph.D. from VT ),
taught in an American university for 12 years, run away with
a Full Professor in Computer Science designation and quitted
in the late 90's. He is one of the two founders of ATCM, Inc.
that manages the ATCM
Conferences. Year 2006 marks the 11th conference, hosted
at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University here in Hong Kong,
and also his last year to be involved in such endeavour. He
spent a bit over 6 years in an university in Hong Kong, worked
with 3 other founding members to establish the
of Cyber Logistics. He learned some business concepts
and gained some understanding of 'logistics' and wrote a book
with the founding members on '4th
Party Cyber Logistics for Air Cargo.' He decided
that January 1, 2005 marked his dive into a final run on realizing
his goal of sharing knowledge for the benefit of mankind (wow,
big big idea). Here are a few projects he participated in
over the years (since 2000 till 2007):
- [2008-2011] to be added soon...
-  The e-Commerce Era paper appeared in the March
issue of Information & Management
two projects (one of which I did not do much!!) - one concerning
how should an airport position itself to draw both passenger
and cargo, and the other is on the issues of e-government
-  Co-wrote a number of proposals to be hopefuls in
the year 2007: 1) enterprise SC applications, such as WMS,
ERP - do they fit the Asia-Pacific supply chain practics?
2): can SCOR be used to articulate the differences in supply
chain practices of the western world and this region? 3)
can SCOR be a base model to articulate RFID technology influences
in supply chain processes? 4) how do 2) and 3) play in Taiwan?
5) on-demand entitlement services for RFID-based data and
information sharing, and what is the complexity of the services
if other third party agents are in the playing fields such
that the shared information can be both enriched and on-target?
and 6) will there be room for AOLA-based learning?
Co-led the development of a research model for data sharing
in a supply chain; details cannot be released.
Led in the development of a RFID-driven supply chain with
other universities; a distribution center, based on the
4th party platform design and Kerry Logistics some practices,
was built, linking up with a retail store; this project
Participated in the pilot study of business integration
of RFID technologies; proposed three major issues: 1) information
agents with the RFID-space - how to react and when to integrate;
2) privacy and security schemes to enable ad hoc RFID-based
information sharing; and 3) RFID adoption in industries
- a garment industry aspect.
Participated in the study of the manufacturing processes
of a trims and accessories corporation; was looking at the
prospects of using RFID technology for possible business
Participated in IT aspects of the study entitled "An
IT and Economic Study on the Future of Hong Kong Air Cargo
Industry: Long-term Impact of WTO Accession and Direct Links,"
funded by a HKSAR government agency.
Led the study on standards and protocols for the Digital
Trade and Transportation Network (DTTN).
other founding member of this company goes by the name of
Toufin. Not much information can be reviewed
about Toufin because she is still under oath working in some
technology company. She spent her early years making others
miserable by winning most of the European youth tennis tournaments.
She was trained as a 'computer scientist' also (oh no, two
nerds but good nerds!!), along with a formal MBA training.
share the same vision, and agree with most of the ways we
like to shape the company.