InternetNZ contributes to growth of Internet knowledge in NZ

A blog post from Andrew Cushen, Outreach and Engagement Director at InternetNZ
14 November 2018

We are very excited to announce the successful applicants for the latest conference attendance funding round. 

$15,000 was available to fund individuals or organisations attending conferences and events related to the development of the Internet. We are pleased to be able support these individuals with their growth of knowledge and networks in the Internet space.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

Dr William Liu from Auckland University of Technology ($1,875.00)

To attend the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) ASIA PACIFIC 2018 - Innovating for Resilience which focuses particularly on information systems in the context of the four priorities of the Sendai Framework (2015-2030) for disaster risk reduction. 

William will be presenting two posters: 

 1. Disaster eHealthcare Initiative at AUT
2. 5G for Rural and Low-income Areas (5G4RL).

Nils Pokel from Nelson Provincial Museum ($550.00) and Laura Jamieson ($350.00)
To attend the National Digital Forum 2018 in Wellington. The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a network of people and organisations working together to enhance New Zealand’s digital interaction with culture and heritage.


Lina Hao from Victoria University of Wellington ($3,500.00)
To attend the 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) which is the premier conference on the leading edge of theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking.

Lina will be presenting a paper on “Self-Optimizing scanning parameters for seamless handover in IEEE 802. 11 WLAN.”


Dr Kathleen Kuehn from Victoria University of Wellington ($3,589.00)
To attend the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). The HICSS conference provides a highly interactive working environment for a broad matrix of stakeholders to exchange ideas around the areas of data, information, analytics, and system sciences.

Kathleen Kuehn

“I’ve been trying to attend HIVSS for several years now but haven’t had the means until now…so I’m beyond thrilled for the opportunity! I look forward to bringing back fresh insight on new tech/internet developments from a global perspective and sharing them with the internet community in Aotearoa New Zealand."


Dr Ulrich Speidel from University of Auckland ($3,600.00)
To attend the IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom). As a peer-reviewed research conference, it covers practically all areas of electronic communication, including a large number of Internet-related topics.

 Dr Ulrich will be presenting a paper on the research about satellite simulators, which InternetNZ supported in 2016.


Prof Paul S. Pang from Unitec Institute of Technology ($3,600.00)
To attend the 2018 AI x Cybersecurity Summit associated with the 2018 International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security (AICS 2018). The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of cybersecurity, promote the potential of industrial application, and give young researchers exposure to the key issues related to the topic and to ongoing works in this area. 

 Paul will be presenting “Constructing Enterprise Cybersecurity BigData, Moving Cybersecurity Research to Data Science.”


Our conference attendance funding round for 2018-19 was launched on 6 July 2018 with applications closing on 21 August 2018.

Community grants are an important part of our work to support the community who are developing and using the Internet to benefit Kiwis.

More information about our community funding.