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[Nettime-nl] ict & de rest van de wereld (maastricht, maart 2002)

From: Jeroen de Kloet <jeroen.dekloet {AT} infonomics.nl>
Organization: International Institute of Infonomics <www.infonomics.nl>
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Dear listmember,

Herewith I would like to draw your attention to the conference
"Global E-Quality - Rethinking ICTs in Africa, Asia and Latin
America." The conference, organized by the International
Institute Of Infonomics, will take place from March 25 - 27, 2002
in the historic city of Maastricht (The Netherlands).

A brief introduction

Today's world can very well be considered to be a wired one,
encapsulated by what is known as the World Wide Web. As the
digitisation of society unfolds, there is an increasing need to
know whether bytes indeed travel freely across the world. What
are the consequences of the digitisation of society at a global
scale? What happens when global bytes arrive at particular local
sites? Will this enhance e-quality globally? This work-conference
will confront these issues by analysing Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs), with a particular focus on the
Internet, in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Global E-Quality will bring together scholars, policy makers,
NGOs and innovative thinkers from around the world. The
conference is dialogue-driven; its main format will be a series
of workshops chaired by leading experts in the field. The number
of participants will be limited in order to facilitate an open
and in-depth debate. We suggest that you register as early as

The Programme

Monday 25 March
08.30 - 10.00:    Registration
10.10 - 11.00:    Opening address by Louk Box, Professor in
                   International Cooperation, Maastricht
11.30 - 13.00:    Plenary Panel "ICT and Higher Education"
13.00 - 14.00:    Lunch
14.00 - 15.30:    Parallel workshops: Education
      Workshop 1:  E-learning & the Virtual Campus
      Workshop 2:  E-research
16.00 - 17.00:    "Access to ICT, the African state of play" by
                   Maria A. Beebe, Senior Associate for Global
                   Networks, Centre to Bridge the Digital Divide,
                   Washington State University
17.00 - 19.00:    Drinks

Tuesday March 26, 2002
10.00 - 11.00:    "ICT and its Impact on Politics in China" by
                   Guo Liang, Associate Professor of the
                   Philosophy Department of the Chinese Academy of
                   Social Sciences, Beijing, China.
11.30 - 13.00:    Parallel workshops: Politics
      Workshop 3:  E-Politics
      Workshop 4:  The Digital Divide
13.00 - 14.00:    Lunch
14.00 - 15.30:    Parallel workshops: Development
      Workshop 5:  E-Development
      Workshop 6:  International Cooperation
      Workshop 7:  Back to the Future
19.30 - 22.30:    Conference Dinner

Wednesday March 27, 2002
10.00 - 11.00:    "The Knowledge Society - A View from the
                   Periphery" by Gilson Schwartz, Visiting
                   Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies,
                   University of São Paolo, Brazil.
11.30 - 13.00:    Plenary closing session: A research agenda for
                   the immediate future
Afternoon:        Lunch & farewell

The Gallery of Ideas

Prior to the conference, participants will present their views
on-line in the Gallery of Ideas, you can already find reports on
Internet in Asia and in Africa there. Please visit the website
for more information:


Global E-Quality is being organised by the International
Institute of Infonomics, a new venture of the University of
Maastricht and Hogeschool Zuyd, sponsored by the European

Feel free to forward this announcement to other lists and

In case you require further information after visiting the
website, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With kind regards,

Jeroen de Kloet


Dr. ir. Jeroen de Kloet
International Institute of Infonomics
PO Box 2606
6401 DC Heerlen
The Netherlands
t +31-(0)45-5707690
f +31-(0)45-5706262
e jeroen.dekloet {AT} infonomics.nl
w www.infonomics.nl

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