14 October 2009

Day 1 (for me, Day 3 for the rest) -- Trieste, Italy

Today's my first full day at "Scientific Information in the Digital Age: Access and Dissemination" at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. I've been invited by Iryna Kuchma of eIFL, to give two long sessions broadly marked as "Open Science and Science Commons Project."

The first will give an introduction to Creative Commons and Science Commons, then segue into our work regarding access and dissemination of content (OA, access to research materials, etc). Data sharing issues will be the focus of Friday's presentation. From what I've been told, the event is in the style of a workshop, with representatives from various developing countries in attendance (less than 50 from the participant list). It's hosted by UNESCO.

Here's the program:

Scientific Information in the Digital Age: Access and Dissemination

ICTP – Trieste, Italy from 12 to 16 October 2009

PROGRAM Workshop

Mon 12 Oct 2009
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* 08:30 – 11:15 Registration and Administrative Matters
* 11:15 – 11:30 Opening Address – SDU Team (ICTP)
* 11:30 – 12:30 Introduction to Open Access – Iryna Kuchma (eIFL.net)
* Lunch
* 14:00 – 15:00 Open Repositories – Iryna Kuchma (eIFL.net)
* 15:00 – 16:00 PLOS, Semantic Enrichment Tools, Database and Literature Integration – Philip Bourne (UC San Diego, USA)
* 16:00 – 16:15 ICTP Computer Facilities – Johannes Grassberger (ICTP)
* Coffee Break
* 16:45 – 17:45 How the Internet Works – Les Cottrell (SLAC, USA)

Tue 13 Oct 2009
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* 09:00 – 10:00 How the Internet is Performing – Les Cottrell (SLAC, USA)
* Coffee Break
* 10:30 – 11:30 Network Measurements – Les Cottrell (SLAC, USA)
* 11:30 – 12:30 Setting up the repositories, Policies and Legal Issues, Expanding Content and Increasing Usage – Iryna Kuchma (eIFL.net)
* Lunch
* 14:00 – 15:00 Content Management in a Web 2.0 Environment – Philip Bourne (UC San Diego, USA)
* 15:00 – 16:00 DSpace software I – Iryna Kuchma (eIFL.net)
* Coffee Break
* 16:30 – 17:30 DSpace software II – Iryna Kuchma (eIFL.net)

Wed 14 Oct 2009
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* 09:00 – 10:00 Case Studies/Presentations by Participants I
* Coffee Break
* 10:30 – 12:30 Case Studies/Presentations by Participants II
* Lunch
* 14:00 – 15:00 Open Science and Science Commons Projects I – Kaitlin Thaney (Science Commons, USA)
* 15:00 – 16:00 Open Source Journal Management and Publishing Systems I: PKP Software – James MacGregor (SFU, Canada)
* Coffee Break
* 16:30 – 17:30 Open Source Journal Management and Publishing Systems II: Open Journal Systems – James MacGregor (SFU, Canada)
* 19:00 Get Together Reception

Thu 15 Oct 2009
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* 09:00 – 10:00 Quantifying the Digital Divide as seen Through the Internet – Les Cottrell (SLAC, USA)
* Coffee Break and Group Photo
* 10:30 – 11:30 e-Math and e-Physics for Africa I – Anders Wandahl (physics.golonka.se)
* 11:30 – 12:30 scivee.tv: Science Community Site – Philip Bourne (UC San Diego, USA)
* Lunch
* 13:30 – 14:00 YOUnipr: A Video Server 2.0 – Sara Valla (Servizio Supporti Informatici per la Didattica e E-Learning, Univ. Parma, Italy)
* 14:00 – 15:00 ePrints Software I – William Nixon (Univ. Glasgow, UK)
* 15:00 – 16:00 ePrints Software II – William Nixon (Univ. Glasgow, UK)
* Coffee Break
* 16:30 – 17:30 Automated Open Webcasting with Linux I – Livio Tenze (Univ. Trieste)
* 17:30 – 18:30 e-Learning and Science – Donald Clark (UK)

Fri 16 Oct 2009
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* 09:00 – 10:00 e-Math and e-Physics for Africa II – Anders Wandahl (physics.golonka.se)
* 10:00 – 11:00 _Automated Open Webcasting with Linux II _ – Livio Tenze (Univ. Trieste)
* Coffee Break
* 11:30 – 12:30 Open Science and Science Commons Projects II – Kaitlin Thaney (Science Commons, USA)
* Lunch
* 14:00 – 15:00 e-Learning and Generation Y – Donald Clark (UK)
* 15:00 – 16:00 ICTP Diploma Course On-line – Carlo Fonda (ICTP-SDU)
* 16:00 Final Discussion and Certificates to Participants

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Only a few hiccups so far, with a significant amount of participants traveling here (myself included) luggage-less thanks to Alitalia. Other than that, there's a remarkable view of the Adriatic about 30 steps out of the Guesthouse, which puts you right on the water. Here's hoping the logistical aspect works itself out. Stay tuned.

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