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[Feb.01,2012]The 2nd General Meeting and The Seminar were
held on December 5, 2011 in Seoul

1. Time & Date

13:30, December 5 (Mon), 2011

2. Place

Conference Room North 203A, Conference Center, COEX, Seoul

3. Schedule

  • 13:30 – 14:50 AICF General Meeting
  • 15:00 – 17:50 AICF Seminar
  • 18:30 – 21:00 AICF Dinner (hosted by Korea)

4. Details

(1) AICF General Meeting
  • Participants :
Japan --
Ohyama (AICF Chairman), Lee (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Takami (Hitachi), Kamoi (Toshiba), Iino (Sony), Uemura (Toppan Printing) and Shibata (Sharp and the AICF Secretariat)
Korea --
Ki Han Lee (Professor, Seoul Women’s University)
Singapore --
Lin Yih (Digital Applied Research and Technology)
  • Proceedings of the General Meeting :
    1. Opening address by the AICF Secretariat (Mr. Shibata from NICSS) and Chairman Ohyama
      First, gratitude was expressed to Professor Lee (Seoul Women’s University), host of the 2nd AICF General Meeting, for his help with holding of the meeting in such a great place as COEX. Then, the meeting was called to order.
    2. Confirmation of the goals and action policies
      With the dissolution of the old AICF in November 2010 and the establishment of the new AICF, the goals and action policies discussed last year in Singapore were expressly stated and confirmed as listed below.
      (Goals)
      • - Update country reports and exchange opinions about them
      • - Report technological trends in individual countries related to IC cards, e-government, transportation systems and standardization of various matters
      (Action policies)
      • - Make efforts to harmonize related regulations stipulated in Asian countries
      • - Maintain and strengthen information exchange and friendly relations and, for that purpose, hold the General Meeting once every year
    3. Confirmation of each country's representative
      NICSS, IC Card R&D Center and IDA International have been confirmed as the representatives of Japan, Korea and Singapore, respectively. However, Singapore said they wanted to consider changing the country's representative from IDA International to Singapore ITSC.
      • * After the General Meeting, on December 13, the intention of officially changing the representative was declared by email. A logo of Singapore ITSC has been received, too.
    4. Confirmation of the AICF organization
      It was confirmed without objection.
    5. Report on actions (taken between November 11, 2010 and December 4, 2011)
      • - November 11, 2010: The 1st General Meeting of the new AICF was held.
      • - April 5, 2011: The new AICF’s website was opened.
      (Raised issues)
      • * Revision and update of the AICF website
        Singapore suggested the AICF website be updated so that they can tell their superiors what kind of association the AICF is. This matter will be considered by Japan.
      • - November 10, 2011: With refunding to IDA (Singapore), disposition of the old AICF’s surplus fund has been completed.
      • * Regarding the disposition of the remainder of the fund collected from individual member countries at the time when the AICF was founded, Japan explained, with a separate material, the particulars, the amount distributed to individual countries and the expected result of liquidation. Both Singapore and Korea agreed on the liquidation plan.
    6. Host of the next AICF General Meeting
      During the discussion about who should host the next General Meeting, Japan suggested it should be held in Japan in consideration of how member countries have taken turns hosting it. This was unanimously approved. As for the timing, Japan suggested two choices: March or autumn. Singapore and Korea said either would be fine with them. Japan will consider and suggest the time and place.
    7. Other issues
      • - Korea proposed a motion to encourage China to join. The AICF had contacted Mr. Frank Xu (Chairman of the Smart Card Forum of China) as a prospective member, but he had not met its expectations. So, China Union Pay (CUP), a bank card member, was selected instead. Korea asked Japan to contact CUP, saying Korea would send Japan a business card of the person to be contacted.
      • * Chairman said there was a connection with the China Institute of Technology, too. He also pointed out defining the scope of actions of the AICF is important. So, the participants agreed to define the goals clearly, consider who should be invited from China and report to each other later.
      • - Korea handed out a separate material and made a presentation about future actions of the AICF: establishing Asia standards for the Asia Tour Card and IC cards and working to make them the world standard.
        The participants discussed and exchanged information about the current situation with each other. Transportation systems are under discussion in TC204. The other day, a conference on conformance of transportation was held in Tampa. TC204 works to develop specification of higher software levels for a higher level of infrastructure than that discussed in TC68, and the terminals support all the cards.
      • * Chairman indicated the basic direction for continued discussion about Asia standards in the AICF and suggested business be taken into consideration. Korea said they were currently developing NFC standards and would develop an official proposal and present it at the next General Meeting.
    8. Summary of action items
       ActionResponsibilityTimescale
      1Consider update of the AICF websiteJapan 
      2Consider the time and place for the next General Meeting and notify the other membersJapan 
      3Define the AICF goals clearly and consider who should be invited from ChinaAll 
      4Continuously discuss Asia standards in the AICF with business taken into considerationAll 
      5Develop an official proposal on Asia standards and present it at the next General MeetingKoreaNext General Meeting
(2) AICF Seminar
  • The seminar was held with an attendance of about 60.
    1. Introduction of new ID number and my portal for audit of access log (Chairman Ohyama)
    2. Introduction to Korean transportation system cards
      1. WBS AFC Standard SW Solution Development (Jae Gwan Park)
      2. Trend of Transportation Card Industry in Korea (Seung Hyeon Oh)
      3. Introduction to Hi-pass & Smart Tolling System (Seung Hwan Lee)
    3. Report on the current situation in Singapore (Lin Yih)
      • - The current condition of CEPAS, SSID and NFC was reported.