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Science and Technology in the Quest for a Better World

In co-operation with the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
and the Italian National Committee of CODATA

CODATA 2000 Schedule

CODATA 2000 is a special event in the new millennium that addresses the important interdisciplinary issues in scientific and technical data management and dissemination.


CODATA 2000's four symposia bring state-of-the-art knowledge about the most important data fields today and address the major issues related to the importance and use of scientific and technical data in 21st century research and development. Each symposia features several thematic sessions, along with interactive round-table discussions, poster sessions, and technical presentations. Please click the symposium link of interest to view specific information.

Symposium I on Data, Information and Knowledge:
Principles, Methodologies, Systems and Policies

Symposium II on Data, Information and Knowledge:
Biodiversity and the Life and Medical Sciences

Symposium III on Data, Information and Knowledge:
Earth and Physical Sciences, Engineering and Industry

Symposium IV on Data, Information and Knowledge:
Environment and Renewable Energy

One of the many highlights of CODATA 2000 is its exciting line-up of plenary talks.

CODATA 2000 takes place on 15-19 October 2000 at the Grand Hotel Dino, 28042 Baveno, Italy.Telephone: 0323 / 922201, Fax: 0323 / 924515.

The Conference Board Chair is Jacques Dubois, Past President of CODATA.

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Just announced!

IPR WorkshopWorkshop on the European Directive
on the Legal Protection of Databases
A Focus on Science and Technology

14 October 2000, Baveno, Italy
Sponsored by the ICSU/CODATA Ad hoc Group on Data and Information

Specific information about this workshop is here, including hotel and registration forms.

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As a participant of the CODATA 2000 conference and/or related workshops, you will receive many important benefits, including:

  • The major interactive forum for the exchange of new ideas and developments in all fields of data, information and knowledge
  • Contact with the leaders in science and technology responsible for defining and meeting the data requirements of the 21st century science and engineering
  • A powerful scientific voice in the debates on data access, as well as review of the impact on current and future legislation in this area
  • Analysis of the effects of new data, information and knowledge on future ST work organisation, emphasising data and knowledge sharing requirements and the creation of virtual laboratories
  • Increased awareness of the role of S&T data in complex society problems, i.e., environmental, agricultural, medical, social and economic data integration

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For more information, please contact:

CODATA Secretariat
51 Boulevard de Montmorency, 75016 Paris
Ph: +33 1 45 25 04 96 
Fax: +33 1 42 88 14 66
CODATA web page:

This page last updated September 21, 2005