The 3rd President of ADADA, 2011-2015

First, we would like to thank all members for their generous contributions towards the Asia Digital Art and Design Association’s activities.

At the 10th International Conference of Asia Digital Art and Design Association held at Asia University in Taiwan on December 7th, 2012. There is a total of 139 research presentations such as oral presentations, poster presentations, art work exhibits from Taiwan, South Korea, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Netherlands and Japan. In each session, a lively discussion was expanded with the background of Asian cultures. At keynote speech, we were able to have Peter Frank Patchen, the Chair of the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute, USA, Alen Lai at Blue Sky Studios, which created the Ice Age series of animated features, Martin Honzik at the Future Lab of the Ars Electronica Center (AEC) in Austria. The executive committee of Taiwan was well prepared and made tremendous efforts and we were able to hold a very successful international conference.

At the international council was held at the same time by the board members South Korea, Taiwan and Japan, the overview of the Journal “International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design” was approved. The journal is published 4 times a year (April, July, October, January) and new modifications allow people to post and browse everything online. Active future promotion has also been confirmed. This Journal consists of 2 categories “Original Article” and “Art paper” and its primary language is English. By that, we aim to make this journal into an academic information magazine of digital arts and design with the background of Asian cultures supported and utilized by designers, artists and researchers all over the world. We encourage all members to take advantage of this journal.

In addition, as for the annual international conference, a decision has been made to hold the conference in South Korea in 2013.

Finally, this association is run by the membership fees that members pay. For those who have not yet paid, please be sure to make the payment for the 2012 membership fee as soon as possible.

Thank you.

President of Asia Digital Art and Design AssociationProf. Kiyoshi TomimatsuKyushu University,JapanJanuary 22, 2013