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Re: [ossig] WSIS Tunis

Dear colleagues
I'd like to know about other events of interest at WSIS, and if others on this list will be there.  We have a delegation from Indiana University attending, and I will be participating in two events:

The Past, Present, and Future of Research on the Information Society, a pre-WSIS (13-15.11) event organized by several academic bodies 


and another session organized by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, 

The Role of Computer Science and Engineering Professions in Achieving
WSIS Goals,
a Panel & Discussion organized by Computer Professionals for Social
Responsibility ( http://www.cpsr.org )

Tunis, Tunisia
16 November 2005
11:00 - 13:00
Le Kram in the Summit Venue

This is Parallel Event of the World Summit of the Information Society
Second Phase in Tunis,
16 - 18 November 2005  ( http://www.itu.int/wsis ).

This panel will examine the central role that the computer science and
professions play in shaping the information society and how they can
serve in
helping to realize the goals set by WSIS.

All WSIS attendees are invited to participate in the session.

Jeff Ooi will be there, too.  How about you, Khairil?


On Nov 8, 2005, at 4:33 AM, Khairil Yusof wrote:

On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 21:04 +0800, Molly Cheah wrote:

Below is the link to debriefing notes on WSIS Geneva Phase, useful in 
preparation for the Phase 2 in Tunis starting 14th November 2005.

Just to let you know that IOSN-APDIP will be there and there will be a
FOSS and Development session with various United Nations agencies
represented by UN JIU, RMS, Perens, Mark Shuttleworth and others on a
panel moderated by The Economist.

At Tunis this year, there is well organised effort at least from UN
development agencies to highlight the importance of FOSS for developing

David Hakken
Information Ethnographer
Professor of Social Informatics
School of Informatics
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47406

"Creating intellectual property is the essence of what we do at Microsoft..."--Microsoft press release, August, 2005