Dear Distinguished Scholars, ANPOR, APCA & FICL members,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the twelve annual ANPOR Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the sixth Asia Pacific Communication Alliance (APCA) annual conference. This year’s event, we graciously welcome a new partner, the Forum for Innovative Collaborative Learning (FICL) of St. Paul University Manila; the event will be co-organized by the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research, Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance, and the St. Paul University Manila, with support of the Center for Asian Public Opinion Research & Collaboration Initiative (CAPORCI), Chungnam National University (CNU), Institute of Arts and Sciences,
In answering the fast-evolving artificial intelligence technology, this year’s conference on the theme “AI and the Future of Academic Research: Challenges and Opportunities.” allows us to cherish the spirit of ANPOR and APCA in the post-new normal ecology once again outside our core discipline of journalism and public opinion to a convergence academic discipline and research.
After three years locked down and limited mobility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now entering a normal new knowledge transfer across continents where physical mobility can no longer clip our face-to-face interaction, the literary imagination between us is growing— the number of colleagues eager to share and exchange their thoughts increases. We will continue to have lively debates and the “knowledge production community.”
Collaboration between ANPOR and APCA, one of the largest pan-Asian Alliances of social science researchers and educators, provides a genuine network of colleagues and friends. Our quarterly journal, the Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research, listed in several databases, such as SCOPUS, Google Scholar, KCI, Web of Science, and DOAJ, will celebrate its entry to the second decade (volume no.13) in 2024. Thanks to the spirit of teamwork of “Anporian” for their dedication and hard work, ANPOR could not have come this far without a strong partnership.
We sincerely thank our iron ladies, Prof. Dr. Changfeng Chen, the APCA President, and Sr. Ma. Evangeline Anastacio, SPC, St. Paul University Manila President; APCA and FICL members for their faith in academic collaboration and firm support. Special thanks to Prof. Dr. Sung Kyum Cho, the ANPOR founding president, and Prof. Dr. Kwanpyo Bae, Director of CAPORCI, for their untiring support; last but not least to all participants. Through this collaboration, the 2023 ANPOR-APCA-FICL Annual Conference hopes to engage academics from across the regions with the central theme of AI and the future of academic research.
Please be safe. I look forward to seeing what we will achieve next: new conferences, new research projects, new collaboration opportunities, and new members and countries joining us in our mission. Thank you very much.
President of ANPOR
Visiting Professor, St. Paul University Manila