Science in the 21st Century

Conference Date: 
Monday, September 8, 2008 (All day) to Friday, September 12, 2008 (All day)


Science, Society, and Information Technology
Times are changing. In earlier days, we used to go to the library, today we simply search and archive our papers online. We have collaborations by email, hold seminars by telephone, organize virtual networks, write blogs, and make our seminars available on the internet. Without a doubt, these technological developments influence the way science is done, and redefines our relationship with the society we live in. Information exchange and management, the scientific community, and society as a whole define a tightly connected triangle of relationships, the mutual interactions in which are becoming increasingly important.


  • Web/Web 2.0.
    Communication, Networking, Wikis, Blogs, Job searches, 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

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