<<April 26, 2000>>

Ms. Christina Higa <chris@elele.peacesat.hawaii.edu>

Ricky Zheng <stan@elele.peacesat.hawaii.edu>

Dear Christina and Ricky:

(1)  Many thanks for your msgs of 4/17th.

(2)  Your fax format is too small to fill-in.  Your Excel sheet was also scrambled.

     Therefore, I am sending you pertinent information in ATTACHMENT I below.

     I would greatly appreciate it if you can kindly excerpt necessary info
     from it and fill-in the form at your end.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(3)  Pls view this session with your PC and RealPlayer plug-in via Internet,
     as accessing <http://www.amazonsat.com.br> and clicking  Ao vivo" on the
     left top of its home page, though it is in Portuguese.

     Anyone in South America:

     Pls get the coordinates of BRAZILSAT from Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior, if
     you wish to view this session from the satellite.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

1.   Name of Teleconference Coordinator:

     (a)  In New York:

          Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
          43-23 Colden Street
          Flushing, NY 11355-3998
          Tel: 718-939-0928
          Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email)

     (b)  In Manaus, Amazona, Brazil:

          Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
          Adjunct Professor
          Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
          University of Amazonas - Brazil
          C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
          +55-92-644 23 22
          Fax: +55-92-644 23 84

     (c)  At the workshop site:

          Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior
          Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
          Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
          Av. Andre Araujo
          n 1555 - Aleixo
          CEP 69060-000
          Manaus, Amazonas
          Tel: 092-642-1900 e 642-1672
          Fax: 092-642-2625

2.   Name of Teleconference:

     International Workshop on Technology and Distance Education for
     Sustainable Development of the Amazonia, Manaus - AM - Brazil, May 31
     and June 1 and 2, 2000

3.   Phone Number:

          See above.

4.   Fax Number:

          See above.

5.   Coordinator's E-Mail Address:

          See above.

6.   Date of Teleconference:

          May 31, 2000

7.   Start Time of Teleconference:

     7:00 am to 7:30 am (Hawaii time)

     (a)  Testing:

          7:00 am to 7:30 am (Hawaii time),

          1:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EDT and Manuas time),

     (b)  Telemedicine demonstration:

          7:30 am to 8:30 am (Hawaii time),

          1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (EDT and Manuas time),

     (c)  Videoconferencing:

          8:30 am to 9:30 am (Hawaii time),

          2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (EDT and Manuas time),

8.   End Time of Teleconference:

     8:30 am to 9:30 am (Hawaii time)

9.   Teleconference Type (Select only one):

     (a)  Continuours Presence

     (b)  Voice Activated

     (c)  Chair Control

     <<Christina: I don't quite understand the above, but I think it should be Continuous Presence.>>

10.  Special Notes:


11.  Purpose of Teleconference:

     In the first part of this teleconferencing session, a live telemedicine
     echocardiography will be demonstrated at the conference.  An
     echocardiograph signal of a patient in Manaus with 3D imaging of his
     heart will be sent to doctors at the University of Michigan for
     diagnosis, in order to open the eyes of local decision-makers for the
     value of broadband approach.

     The second part of this teleconferencing session will show the cutting
     edge multimedia web technology and a wonderful features of Tennessee
     Renaissance Center -- particularly of its splendid planetarium with
     staggering laser show of universe and constellations in space, in such a
     way that a children in Manaus can control the show via Internet.  This
     session also includes a presentation of an advanced simulation program
     for a distance learning from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

     This will be accomplished through Amazonas resources, Agilent
     Technologies echocardigram, EcoTech's 3D imaging software and video
     conferencing equipment and transmitted with streaming audio/video via
     Internet throughout the world and with analog TV via Embratel satellite
     throughout South America.

     See more at


     "Draft of Travel Grant Application to the NSF for the Manaus Mini-Workshop - March 30, 2000" and
     "Support letter for NSF travel grant application [Manaus Mini-Workshop] - April 6, 2000",
     both of which can be found at <http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve/global-univ-2000.html>.

12.  Participating Site Information (List the Sites).

     (1)  Manaus site:

          Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior
          Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
          Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
          Av. Andre Araujo
          n 1555 - Aleixo
          CEP 69060-000
          Manaus, Amazonas
          Tel: 092-642-1900 e 642-1672 -- Emergency phone during session
          Fax: 092-642-2625

     (2)  University of Michigan:

          Lori Brossia
          734-936-2257 -- Emergency phone during session
          Timothy Pletcher
          Director, Research and Business Information Systems
          The University of Michigan Health System
          4251 Plymouth Road
          Am Arbor, MI 48105
          Fax: 734-936-6689

     (3)  The Renaissance Center

          Bob Spencer
          The Renaissance Center
          855 Highway 46 South
          PO Box 608
          Dickson, TN  37056
          615-740-5522 -- Emergency phone during session
          Fax: 615-740-5618

     (4)  University of Tennessee:

          Mr. Ric Lichtwardt
          Telemedia Services Manager
          Division of Continuing Studies and Distance Education
          440 Communications Building
          University of Tennessee
          Knoxville, TN, 37996-0346
          Mobil: 865-414-7600 -- Emergency phone during session
          Fax: 865-974-6629

     (5)  Universidad de Costa Rica

          Prof. Jose Brenes Andre
          President of Consta Rica Fulbright Association
          Escuela de Fisica
          Universidad de Costa Rica
          San Pedro
          COSTA RICA
          Tel: +506-207-5019 -- Emergency phone during session
          Fax: +506-225-5511

     NOTE to Christina:

     Pls allow following parties if they request to join in this session with
     receive-only mode via PEACESAT;

     (6)  University of Guam

          Mr. Bruce R. Best
          Research Associate
          University of Guam
          Box 5278 UOG Station
          Mangilao, Guam 96923
          Fax: 011-671-734-8377
          <<04/22/1994>>for short msg;

     (7)  LBJ Tropical Medical Center

          Sandy Ilaoa
          LBJ Tropical Medical Center
          P.O. Box LBJ
          Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
          Fax: 684-633-1869
                      List of Distribution

Ms. Christina Higa
Associate Director
Telecommunications and Information Policy Group
Social Sciences Building #713B
University of Hawaii
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: +1-808-956 7224
Fax: +1-808-956 8019

Ricky Zheng
State Telehealth Access Network (STAN)

* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education  *
* Founder of CAADE                                                   *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education)      *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of     *
*   Global University System (GUS)                                   *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.               *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu;  Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676             *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/                            *

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