"Developing Country Access to On-line Scientific Publishing", 4-5 October 2002

From: Peter Suber <peters_at_earlham.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 17:40:46 +0100

Please inform your colleagues interested to participate in a

          Round Table on

          Sustainable Alternatives
          4-5 October 2002, Trieste, Italy


This is an open round table among scientists, decision-makers, journalists,
electronic publishers, content providers, information and communication
technology experts, donors and non-profit organizations working on the
dissemination of science and the transfer of knowledge and technology
towards developing countries.

The goal is to bring together all interested parties to analyse, share
experiences, promote ideas and discuss

       * innovative technological tools,
       * the digital divide,
       * licensing issues,
       * concrete strategic alternatives to support scientists working in
remote areas and having low-bandwidth, or
expensive access to on-line database services and the Internet.


           = Please send us a draft of specific subjects for the debate =

                 General enquiries on the round table can be sent to


The round table will be held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for
Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. The Abdus Salam ICTP has a world-wide
reputation as a research centre that has as its mission the promotion and
support of science in the developing world.

To register, please edit the registration form available at


and send it to the above e-mail address before October 2002. There is no
registration fee for attending this activity.

Local Organizers: Enrique Canessa, Hilda Cerdeira (ICTP)

International Advisory Committee:

- IUPAP Working Group on Communications in Physics:
            Martin Blume (APS), Ian Butterworth (Imperial College),
            Franck Laloe (ENS), S. Ushioda (Tohoku University) &
            Hilda Cerdeira (ICTP)
- Sir Roger Elliott, ICSU
- Carol Priestley, INASP
- Minella Alarcon, UNESCO
- Mohamed Hassan, TWAS

Sponsors: The Abdus Salam ICTP, TWAS, UNESCO, IUPAP, ICSU

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