July 4, 2007
De La Salle University–Manila
2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
The 9th Science and Technology Congress is an annual event organized by the Colleges of Computer Studies, Education, Engineering and Science.
The Congress aims foster research in Science and Technology. Specifically, it serves as a venue for discussing current issues in Science and Technology. Among the past themes presented in the Congress was on Ethics for Researchers and Engineers, and the Role of Education, Science, Engineering and Computing in National Development. The Congress is also a venue for disseminating research projects of students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the past years, students have taken the lead role during the technical parallel sessions by being the oral presentors. This year, the Congress aspires to develop interest in the study of science and technology in today's youth.
The theme for this year's Congress is Asset Management in the Digital Age. In recent years, there is growing awareness on the role of innovation for economic development. Innovation is brought about primarily by research efforts both at the industry and the university, with research results of the University eventually commercialized by its industry partners. Because of innovation, an emerging area of discussion among technology practitioners is asset management and intellectual property. The Congress aims to present a two-fold perspective on Asset Management – management of intellectual property and commercialization, and protection of digital assets through information and network security.