for the 19th International CODATA Conference

Berlin, Germany — 7-10 November 2004

World Summit on the Information Society Session

CODATA website

CODATA 2004 Proceedings Index
Data Archiving
Data Quality
Data Visualization
Environmental Informatics
Gas Hydrates
Infoscience Today
Knowledge Discovery
Multi-disciplinary Data Projects
Open Scientific Communications
Publication and Citation of Scientific Data
Scientific Data for Economic Development
Scientific Informatics in EurAsia
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Submission/Publication Guidelines

Organization Committees
The International Scientific Program Committee
The Scientific Advisory Committee
The Local Organization Committee

Scientific Program
Program at a Glance
Final Detailed Program Book [large pdf file - you may want to right-click and save to your computer]
General Information About the Program


World Summit on the Information Society: The Scientific Road to Tunis
Chair: Krishan Lal, Indian National Science Academy, CODATA

** Please view the CODATA-WSIS pages; these include many of the presentations in this session. **

Open Access for All: A Required Step towards a Society of Shared Knowledge
His Excellency Adama Samassekou
PrepCom of WSIS, African Academy of Languages

UNESCO and the WSIS Process
Axel Plathe, Senior Program Specialist, Information Society Division,
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Science and the World Summit on the Information Society
Carthage Smith, Deputy Executive Director
International Council for Science (ICSU)

WSIS online
Bertrand de la Chapelle

Cherishing the Memory of Science: Towards International Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding
Peter Schröder, Co-ordinator for Information Policy, The Ministry of Education and Science, The Netherlands

Past, Present and Future of Science in the Information Society

Wesley Shrum, Louisiana State University
Scientific Event Tunis


Following the oral presentations the following roundtable discussion will take place

Chair: R. Chen, CODATA

  • CODATA activities
  • Outlining the three projects of the ICSU Grant
  • Brief description of our partners to date

The main focus of the discussions will be on Project one, i.e., the Preparation of the International Workshop in Europe in 2005 to highlight the new opportunities brought about by e-science and some of the challenges that must be addressed to enable e-science to reach its full potential.

A detailed background document on this Project will be circulated to participants one week prior to the meeting, together with a list of questions that will be discussed during this roundtable discussion.

In addition to the above speakers, there will be representation from the following scientific communities:

Other relevant links:



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