While the developed countries have progressively explored the areas on humanoid, nanotechnology and information and communications, these advanced studies, new ideas and fresh insights remain largely inaccessible to many in developing countries. However, there are many who have diligently persevered to continue their own explorations and studies on these advanced technologies despite problems with access to more recent information and funding scarcity or limitation. It is also seen that these advances in technology will have tremendous impact on the environment and the way we manage processes and operations. These thoughts have led to holding of the first Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information and Communication Technology, Environment and Management Conference (HNICEM ) in Manila in 2003. Since then, a second conference was organized in 2005 and another is being planned for 2007.
The conference provides an international forum that brings together respected leaders, researchers and practitioners. The conference offers the latest developments in these areas of research and provides a window for future directions. The papers are organized according to the areas of Robotics and Humanoids; Communication and Control; Information Technology; Nanotechnology; Environment; and Manufacturing and Management.
The PAASE conference is a bi-annual activity organized by Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering Conference that intends to share scientific information and promote collaboration among local and international Filipino science and technology researchers. Its 26th edition is currently being organized and tentatively set for Feb. 2007.
The DLSU Science and Technology Congress is avenue for researchers in the country to present their work to the science and technology community. It is now on its 8th year. The theme of this year's Science and Technology Congress of De La Salle University is "Ethics in Science and Technology". Selected papers on current ethical issues in research and development will be the highlights of the congress. It is also a venue for disseminating the findings of scientists, faculty members and students from academic and research institutions in Metro Manila. Spearheaded by the four colleges of De La Salle University-Manila, the Science and Technology Congress aims to promote the exchange of information, knowledge and expertise that contribute towards national growth.
The ASEAN Chemical Engineers as well as some Japanese Chemical Engineers organized a symposium for the ASEAN chemical engineers since 1994. This is called "Regional Symposium of Chemical Engineering - RSCE". The primary objectives of this symposium is to serve as venue for the dissemination of the research output done by chemical engineers, to establish linkages among the chemical engineers in the ASEAN region, and lastly, the need for Japan to strengthen ties with ASEAN countries.
This is being done every year with the following countries organising the said symposium: Philippines - 1994, Thailand - 1995, Indonesia - 1996, Malaysia - 1997, Philippines - 1998, Thailand - 1999, Singapore - 2000 and Indonesia - 2001. The organizing committee included International Advisory Committee in the different ASEAN countries to coordinate with the local chemical engineers. This activity is supported by the universities, government agencies and professional organization of the chemical engineers in their respective countries. There are about 150 - 250 participants every year and about 150 research outputs are being presented during the symposium.