Sunday, July 13, 2008

Science in the 21st Century: Science, Society, and Information Technology

Science in the 21st Century: Science, Society, and Information Technology
September 8th-12th 2008, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario


Times are changing. In the earlier days, we used to go to the library, today we search and archive our papers online. We have collaborations per email, hold telephone seminars, organize virtual networks, write blogs, and make our seminars available on the internet. Without any doubt, these technological developments influence the way science is done, and they also redefine our relation to the society we live in. Information exchange and management, the scientific community, and the society as a whole can be thought of as a triangle of relationships, the mutual interactions in which are becoming increasingly important.

[http://www.science21stcentury.org/]

TOPICS

Web/Web 2.0.

  • Communication, Social and Information Networks, Wikis, Blogs, Information Overflow, and the Illusion of Knowledge

Globalization

  • Collaboration and Competition in the Scientific Community, the Global Village, the Limits of Growth, Science and Democracy

Open Access

  • Scientific Publishing, Science Journalism, Framing, and the 'Marketplace of Ideas'

Sociology

  • Ethics, Morals, Trends, and Their Impact on Scientific Directions, Organization of Our Communities, Fragmentation, Feedback, Selection, and the Ivory Tower.

Miscellaneous and Other

  • Teaching, Information Storage, Resilience and the Next Generation

PROGRAM

Preliminary Schedule (July 11st)

MONDAY / SEPTEMBER 8 2008

9:15 / REGISTRATION

9:45 / Hossenfelder, Sabine / Opening/

10:00 / Hossenfelder, Sabine / Introduction

11:00 / Orzel, Chad / Talking to My Dog about Science: Weblogs and Public Outreach

12:00 / LUNCH

14:00 / Distler, Jacques / Blogs, Wikis, MathML: Scientific Communication

15:00 / COFFEE BREAK

15:30 / Willinsky, John / Open Access Is Public Access

16:30 / Discussion / The Fall of the Ivory Tower: Science Gets Closer to the Public

18:00 / RECEPTION

19:00 / Pang, Alex / Mapping Science in the 21st Century

TUESDAY / SEPTEMBER 9 2008

10:00 / Hannay, Timo / TBA

11:00 / Ginsparg, Paul / Next-Generation Implications of Open Access

12:00 / LUNCH

14:00 / Nielsen, Michael / Cultural Openness and Its Connection to Online Innovation in Science

15:00 / COFFEE BREAK

15:30 / Odlyzko, Andrew / The Evolution of Scholarly Communication and the Supreme Power of Inertia

16:30 / Discussion / The Future of Scientific Collaboration

18:00 / Meeting (Alice Room) / IT Tools for Science

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 2008

10:00 / Collins, Harry / TBA

11:00 / Fuller, Steve (per video) / TBA

12:00 /LUNCH

14:00 / Kaiser, David / Toil, Trouble, and the Cold War Bubble: Physics and the Academy since World War II

15:00 / COFFEE BREAK

15:30 / Smolin, Lee / Science as an Ethical Community

16:30 / Discussion /Power and Progress: Democracy and Ethics in Science

19:00 /CONFERENCE DINNER

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 2008

10:00 / Noveck, Beth / TBA

11:00 / Weinstein, Eric / TBA

12:00 / LUNCH

14:00 / Wellman, Barry / Networked Individualism and the Triple Revolution: Networks, Internet and Mobility

15:00 / COFFEE BREAK

15:30 / Börner, Katy / 21st Century Science Maps

16:30 / Discussion / Information Flow and Overflow: How the Internet Changes Our Lives

19:00 / Discussion / Scientific Utopia: Alternative Forms of Scientific Institutions

FRIDAY / SEPTEMBER 12 2008

10:00 / Wilson, Greg / Can the Web Make Scientists Brush Their Teeth?

11:00 / Neylon, Cameron / Science in the Open /or/ How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Blog

12:00 / LUNCH

14:00 / Zivkovic, Bora / Summary / Closing Discussion

15:00 END OF CONFERENCE

[http://www.science21stcentury.org/program.html]

ABSTRACTS

[http://www.science21stcentury.org/abstracts.html]

PARTICIPANTS

[http://www.science21stcentury.org/participants.html]

REGISTRATION

[http://www.science21stcentury.org/registration.html]

HOST

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

[http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/]

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