Call for papers

The 15th APIRA International Conference and the 3rd Big Data Forum will be held in Macao, from November 4 to 6, 2018.

It is focused on exploring the internet development and trend in the Asia-Pacific region and brings the industrial leaders, policy makers, professionals and scholars together to share and discuss their research and professional results and viewpoints.

The themes include:

  1. Big data
  2. Smart city
  3. Internet statistics


Call for papers & presentations: September 10, 2018 – October 15, 2018

Arrival: November 4, 2018 (Sunday)

Forum & Conference: November 5, 2018 (Monday)

Departure: November 6, 2018 (Tuesday)

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IPv6 technology trend prevailing, convert ASAP to seize opportunities

In the online world, the connection and message transfer of every device relies on unique internet protocol (IP) addresses to keep data transfer from getting mixed up; but with the rapid development of global internet, the number of networked devices is growing at an exponential rate. Also, the development of innovative technologies in recent years, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Vehicles (IoV), has also helped cause the number of IPv4 address available to be almost depleted.

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Adjustment of the WHOIS service in response to the implementation of GDPR

Taiwan Network Information Center
Adjustment of the WHOIS service in response to the implementation of GDPR

March 29, 2018

In response to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Union (EU), starting from April 25 of 2018, the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) may make certain necessary masking adjustments to the results of the WHOIS inquiries regarding EU registrants.

EU registrants may contact TWNIC if the registrant wishes to restore the display of its WHOIS information back to the original format. Latest information on TWINIC’s WHOIS service will be made available at

2017 Taiwan Wireless Internet Usage Survey Explored the Digital Society Development in Taiwan

The lifestyle of being constantly connected to the Internet has sped up the development of a digital society. To further understand digital society development in Taiwan, the research topic of 2017 Taiwan Wireless Internet Usage Survey was specifically set as “Explore the Relationship between the Usage of Wireless Internet and the Development of Digitalized Society in Taiwan.”

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2017 Taiwan Internet Forum on Internet Trends

Photo from 2017 Taiwan Internet Forum (the left to the right): Sunny Yeung from Telstra in Australia; Philip Tseng, the  Executive Vice President of Far Eastone; Ting-I Chan, the Chairperson of NCC; Kuo-Feng Lin, the Executive Vice President of Chunghwa Telecom; Hiroki Kawabata from JPNIC; Ai-Chin Lu, Vice CEO of TWNIC; and George Kuo, the Services Director of APNIC.

From December 12-15, 2017, the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) held 2017 Taiwan Internet Forum to discuss Internet trends. This forum was a joint event with 2017 Global IPv6 Summit in Taiwan, 29th TWNIC IP Open Policy Meeting, 2017 TWNOG, 2017 Network Security Seminar, and 2017 Taiwan Youth Internet Forum. Continue reading “2017 Taiwan Internet Forum on Internet Trends”

APNIC 44 in Taichung

One of the most important conferences in the Internet community of the Asia Pacific region, APNIC 44 in Taichung, was taking place from September 7 to 14 in Taichung, Taiwan.

The group photo in the APNIC 44, from the left to the right: Sanjaya, Deputy Director General of APNIC; Ai-Chin Lu, Vice CEO of TWNIC; Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC; Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Chair of Executive Council of APNIC; Tan Ho Chen, Minister of MOTC; Chia-Lung Lin, Mayor of Taichung City Government; Long-Song Lin, Chairman of TWNIC; Yau Jr Liu, Director General of Economic Development Bureau of Taichung City Government; and Ching-Teng Hsiao, Consultant of Taichung City Government.

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