web science in Athens conference updates

Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line

Athens, Greece, 18th–20th March, 2009

A list of the accepted papers for Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line [ http://www.websci09.org ] is NOW available!

* The papers accepted for presentation are listed at:
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler/AcceptedPres.htm

* The papers accepted for posters are at:
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler/AcceptedPosters.htm

Apparently, this might be a good chance for the skeptical ones to have a second thought about registering for the Conference 🙂

* Jacques Bus confirmed as Keynote Speaker at «Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line»

Jacques Bus is Head of Unit, D4 – ICT for Trust and Security DG Information Society, European Commission. ICT for Trust and Security in the IST Program includes Research and technology Development for Network and Information System Security, Trustworthy Computing and DRM, Biometrics, Identity management and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.

* Michael Marmarinos confirmed as Speaker at «Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line»

A renowned actor and theater director; he has taken part in most of the «Diplous Eros» theater company presentations. He has played major parts under the direction of Roula Pateraki, Yannis Houvardas, Antonis Antipas, Ploutarhos Kaitatzis, Spiros Evangelatos, in plays by Koltes, Euripides, Daggermann. As remarkable moments as a director one can note classical plays such as «Medea» (Euripides), «Elektra» (Sophocles), «Agamemnon» (Aeschylus), «Romeo & Juliet» (W. Shakespeare). Since 2006 he is the president of the board of the International Theater Institute in Greece.

* Konstantinos Bita (aka KBita) confirmed as Speaker at «Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line»

KBita is an established artist; musician, composer, performer. In 1992 he formed the electronic band Stereo Nova, with which he recorded five official albums. In 1996, Stereo Nova disbanded and he began to pursue a solo career. He has composed music for documentaries, movies, and theatrical plays, and received international attention for his contribution to the Opening Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.


* Web Science Workshops
(to run at «Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line»)

* Workshop on Understanding The Impact of the Web on Scholarly Communication (UIWoSC)
More info: http://webscience.org/wiki/UIWoSC

* Second Web Science Curriculum Workshop (WSCW2)
More info: http://webscience.org/wiki/WSCW


Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line is the first conference devoted to the scientific study of socio-technical aspects of the Web as a standalone artifact. The conference will be held at the Theatron, at the Hellenic Cosmos of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, in Athens, Greece, March 18th – 20th, 2009.

Web Science focuses on understanding, designing and developing the technologies and applications that make up the World Wide Web. However, the WWW does not exist without the participation of people and organizations. Now that a significant proportion of everyday life is spent on-line in many countries, it makes sense for the first Web Science conference organized by the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) to be dedicated to the presentation of research into society on the Web.

– Conference Website:
http://www.websci09.org

– Official Web Science Conferences Group:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61090490999

– Official «Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line» Event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=47716486894

wsc_2009_athens

web science in Athens

Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line

Athens, Greece, 18th–20th March, 2009

wsc_2009_athens

Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line is the first conference devoted to the scientific study of socio-technical aspects of the Web as a standalone artifact. The conference will be held at the Theatron, at the Hellenic Cosmos of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, in Athens, Greece, March 18th – 20th, 2009.

Web Science focuses on understanding, designing and developing the technologies and applications that make up the World Wide Web. However, the WWW does not exist without the participation of people and organizations. Now that a significant proportion of everyday life is spent on-line in many countries, it makes sense for the first Web Science conference organized by the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) to be dedicated to the presentation of research into society on the Web.

Thematic areas

How do people and organizations behave on-line – what motivates them to shop, date, make friends, learn, participate in political life or manage their health or tax on-line? Which Web-based designs will they trust? To which on-line agents will they delegate? How can the dark side of the Web – such as cybercrime, pornography and terrorist networks – be both understood and held in check without compromising the experience of others? What are the effects of varying characteristics of Web-based technologies – such as security, privacy, and network structure, the linking of data – on on-line behavior, both criminal and non-criminal? And how can the design of the Web of the future ensure that a system on which – as Tim Berners-Lee put it – democracy and commerce depends remains ‘stable and pro-human’?

WWW Forum

The WWW Forum is the opening event of the Web Science Conference 2009 – Society On-Line. During the WWW Forum, Tim Berners-Lee, WWW Inventor and Top Agenda Setter will discuss with the public and famous scientists and politicians the following themes:

Web Science and Research

Web Technology and Practice

Web for Society

How can we learn from people in socially or economically deprived communities? How the Web can better serve them? In which ways can we leverage the Web to empower people, especially in under-served populations, by lowering barriers to life-critical services? Can we ensure the Web is accessible and useful to people, including people with disabilities, from different cultures, and language and literacy skills that span the range of the Earth’s population? Which methods do we need to implement in order to study and understand how the Web works in order to anticipate and ensure its future? Can we understand how to make the Web stable and secure, and to mitigate threats and weaknesses? Is it possible to promote the development of technology and standards that foster creativity, collaboration, communication, and commerce?

Keynote Speakers

Tim Berners-Lee (WWW Inventor)


A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim Berners-Lee is the 3COM Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also heads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG). He is co-Director of the new Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK. He directs the World Wide Web Consortium, founded in 1994.

In 1989 he invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

In 2001 he became a fellow of the Royal Society. He has been the recipient of several international awards including the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize and Germany’s Die Quadriga award. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is the author of “Weaving the Web”.

Joseph Sifakis (Turing Award 2007)

Joseph Sifakis is a CNRS researcher and the founder of Verimag Laboratory, in Grenoble, France. He holds the INRIA-Schneider endowed industrial chair since September 1st 2008. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Athens and Computer Science at the University of Grenoble.

Verimag is a leading research laboratory in the area of critical embedded systems. It developed the underlying theory and technology for the SCADE tool, used by Airbus for the design and validation of its critical real-time systems, and is becoming a de facto standard for aeronautics. Verimag has a lasting and strategic collaboration with ST Microelectronics, France Telecom R&D, and Airbus, through which numerous results on validation and testing have been transferred.

Joseph Sifakis is recognized for his pioneering work on both theoretical and practical aspects of Concurrent Systems Specification and Verification. He contributed to emergence of the area of model-checking, currently the most widely-used method for the verification of industrial applications. His current research activities include component-based design, modeling, and analysis of real-time systems with focus on correct-by-construction techniques.

Joseph Sifakis has broad experience with industry, notably though joint projects with partners such as Astrium, the European Space Agency, France Telecom, ST Microelectronics and he has also been active for many years in consulting.

Joseph Sifakis is the Scientific Coordinator of the European Network of Excellence ARTIST2 on Embedded Systems Design. This network gathers 35 of the best European teams in the area, and aims to produce innovative results for cost-effective design of dependable embedded systems. It will also promote innovative methods safe and secure systems, notably through cooperation with key European industrial partners such as Thalθs, Airbus, Ericsson, Philips, and ST Microelectronics.

Joseph Sifakis is the director of the CARNOT Institute “Intelligent Software and Systems” in Grenoble.

Joseph Sifakis is a member of the editorial board of several journals, co-founder of the International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV) and a member of the Steering Committee of the EMSOFT (Embedded Software) conference. He is a member of Academia Europea and a member of the French National Academy of Engineering.

Joseph Sifakis has received with Ed Clarke and Allen Emerson for their contribution to Model Checking, the Turing Award for 2007. He is also the recipient of the CNRS Silver Medal in 2001.

Η συμμετοχή των νέων και τα νέα μέσα του διαδικτύου

Το Εθνικό Συμβούλιο Νεολαίας (Ε.ΣΥ.Ν) διοργανώνει εκδήλωση-συζήτηση, κατά τη διάρκεια του Money Show και στα πλαίσια του Forum Ευρωπαίος Πολίτης, το Σάββατο 20 Δεκεμβρίου 2008 στο Ξενοδοχείο Athens Hilton, Αίθουσα Σαντορίνη, και ώρα 19.00.

Η εκδήλωση αποτελεί μέρος εκδηλώσεων που πραγματοποιούμε κάθε χρόνο για ζητήματα που αφορούν τους νέους και το θέμα της συγκεκριμένης συζήτησης θα είναι  «Η συμμετοχή των νέων και τα νέα μέσα του διαδικτύου».

Οι βασικοί ομιλητές θα μοιραστούν μαζί μας τις σκέψεις τους για το πόσο επηρεάζουν τα νέα μέσα τη συμμετοχή των νέων στα κοινά και πως αλλάζει για τους νέους η πολιτική διαδικασία μέσα από αυτά.

Οι προσκεκλημένοι ομιλητές της εκδήλωσης είναι:

Νίκος Δρανδάκης – nylon.gr & sync.gr, social media consultant

Αχιλλέας Ιωακειμίδης – Dorabak.gr web team

Κώστας Κουκόπουλος – e-rooster.gr & greekliberals.net

Νίκος Κόσσυφας – προγραμματιστής & μέλος g700.blogspot.com

Παναγιώτης Βρυώνης – vrypan.net & ΠΑΣΟΚ social media consultant

Ασημάκης Βαλαβάνης – Ινστιτούτο για την Έρευνα και Μελέτη των Επιστημών του Διαδικτύου

Νεκτάριος Συλλιγαρδάκης – προγραμματιστής & nsyll.net

Συντονίζει ο Θοδωρής Καραουλάνης (fileleytheros.wordpress.com), Αντιπρόεδρος του Εθνικού Συμβουλίου Νεολαίας.

Η διάρκεια της εκδήλωσης θα είναι 1:30 ώρα (19:00-20:30). Η κάθε εισήγηση θα έχει διάρκεια από 5 λεπτά ως 10 λεπτά το ανώτερο, ώστε να υπάρξει περιθώριο για συζήτηση με το κοινό. Ο χώρος της εκδήλωσης μπορεί να φιλοξενήσει μέχρι 100 άτομα, οπότε παρακαλούμε για την επιβεβαίωσή σας και για την έγκαιρη προσέλευση.

Μάθε παιδί μου Ιντερνετ « Ντενεκεδου-Πολη

ίσως είναι περισσότερο χρήσιμο να εξασκηθούμε στην επικοινωνία, στην κριτική και συνδυαστική σκέψη, στην αναζήτηση και στην επιλογή και όχι στον περιορισμό των πληροφοριών.

via Μάθε παιδί μου Ιντερνετ « Ντενεκεδου-Πολη

Arianna Huffington: I’m Ready to Declare a Winner in the 2008 Race

all the arguments have been made. And I am ready to declare a winner in the 2008 race.

The Internet. (The other winner will have to wait until Tuesday night).

From the way campaigns connect to supporters, to the way those campaigns are covered, to the way voters decide who to vote for, 2008 has delivered the first truly 21st century presidential race. And election night promises to fortify the Internet's victory.

via Arianna Huffington: I’m Ready to Declare a Winner in the 2008 Race

The ’08 Race – A Sea Change for Politics as We Know It – NYTimes.com

It has rewritten the rules on how to reach voters, raise money, organize supporters, manage the news media, track and mold public opinion, and wage — and withstand — political attacks, including many carried by blogs that did not exist four years ago. It has challenged the consensus view of the American electoral battleground,

via The ’08 Race – A Sea Change for Politics as We Know It – NYTimes.com

γρήγορο internet στο πρώην ξερονήσι

Έχουν φτιάξει ένα απλό αλλά καταπληκτικό blog

Παλεύουν με τον καιρό και την απομόνωση…

Ζητούν κάτι που εμείς θεωρούμε δεδομένο…

Ας βοηθήσουμε όπως μπορούμε τα παιδιά στον Άη Στράτη

ΥΓ: το βρήκα στο «όλα στα κάρβουνα» ενώ το αναπαρήγαγε ο vrypan, η ψιλικατζού, η λαπούτα, ο νικόλας,