Conference Program
. Last updated: November 10th, 2005
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  Monday - November 14th, 2005
   
 
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Renaissance Tunis Hotel: World Forum Registration Desk
  IRFD World Forum Registration
   
 
 
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Room: Utique
  Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address
Digital Divide, Global Development and the Information Society
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. Welcome Remarks
. by Dr. Neville S. Arachchige Don, President, International Research Foundation for Development
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. Keynote Address: Bridging the Digital Divide - The Role of Indigenous People
. by Mr. Pelin Walis, Minister, Council of Indigenous Peoples, The Executive Yuan, Taiwan
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8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Room: Utique
  Plenary Session: Information Society, Governance and the Role of Parliament
. Moderator: Dr. Neville S. Arachchige Don, President, International Research Foundation for Development, USA
. Information Society Paradox: A Text and Context for an Integrated Development Approach and Sustainable Governance
. Dr. Neville S. Arachchige Don, President, International Research Foundation for Development, Cambridge, MN, USA
. Digital Divide that Should Not Be...
. Dr. Abdul Moyeen Khan, MP, Minister of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
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. Privacy and Security in an Information Age
. Dr. Amitai Etzioni, Professor, Institute for Communication Policy Studies, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
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. Information Society and the Role of Parliament
. Dr. Osmo Kuusi, Special Adviser to the Committee for the Future, Parliament of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
 
  10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Morning Break for Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
  Compliments of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) - Environment and Human Settlements Division and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Division of Early Warning and Assessment
 
 
10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Room: Utique
. Panel 1: Capacity Building for Electronic Information Tools and the Environment
  Organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) - Environment and Human Settlements Division and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Division of Early Warning and Assessment
. Moderator/Panel President: Mr. Chris Jarvis, Freedom of Information Policy Manager, Environment Agency of England and Wales, and Chairman, UNECE Task Force on Electronic Information Tools
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. Environmental Information Sharing Under the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity-Building
. Mr. Gerald Cunningham, Coordinator, UNEP Infoterra Network (UNEP-DEWA)
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. Recommendations on the More Effective Use of Electronic Information Tools to Provide Public Access to Environmental Information: The Aarhus Clearinghouse for Environmental Democracy
. Mr. Michael Stanley-Jones, Environmental Information Management Officer, UNECE
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. Developing Electronic Networks in EECCA Countries
. Mr. Oleksandr Svirchevskyy, Expert Advisor, UNECE Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Ukraine
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. Experience with the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register Virtual Classroom in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Region
. Ms. Tatiana Terekhova, Fellow and Administrator, PRTR Virtual Classroom, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
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. Interactive Tools for Environmental Reporting and Cost Analysis: The Protocol on PRTRs Cost Model
. Ms. Laura Altinger, Economic Analyst, UNECE
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. E-tools Capacity Building in Central Asia
. Mr. Rustem Bigarinov, Information Programme Manager, The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC - Kazakhstan)
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. National Applications of ICT to Promote Public Participation: Public Registers and Local Area Environmental Information Systems in Belarus, Russian Federation and the United Kingdom
. Mr. Chris Jarvis, Freedom of Information Policy Manager, Environment Agency for England and Wales, UK
 
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  12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - LUNCH
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room: Utique
. Panel 2: Transfer of Information Technology and Knowledge: Development and Underdevelopment - I
  Organized by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
. Moderator: Robin Mansell, Professor & President, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), London School of Economics, London, England, UK
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. Alleviating Inequality: Struggles Over ICT Financing Mechanisms
  Robin Mansell, Professor & President, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), London School of Economics, London, England, UK
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. New Policy Approaches for Information Societies: Globalization, Communication Governance and the Public
  Marc Raboy, Professor; and Jeremy Shtern, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
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. Redressing e-Exclusion and Social Divergence in an Era of Technological Convergence
  Hopeton S. Dunn, Chair, Communication Policy and Technology Section, IAMCR, and Director, Caribbean Programme in Telecommunication Policy and Management, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
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. Beyond the Tech-Fix: New Potentials and Barriers to Leapfrogging Development in the Knowledge Economy
. Paschal Preston, Founder, STeM Research Centre and Professor, School of Communication, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Ireland
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. From Capacity to Presence: Research for Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Reform in the Internet Age
. Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director, LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Sujata Gamage, Coordinator, The Education Forum @ The Pathfinder Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room: Thapsus
. Panel 3: The Geographical Dimension of the Information Society
  Organized by the IGU Commission on the Geography of Information Society
. Moderator: Aharon Kellerman, Chair, IGU Commission on the Geography of the Information Society
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. The Geography of the Information Society: An Overview
. Aharon Kellerman, Chair, IGU Commission on the Geography of the Information Society, and Professor, Department of Geography, University of Haifa, Israel
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. The eAtlas Perspective: Territorial Dimensions of the Information Society
. Emmanuel Eveno, Professor, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail, GRESOC, France
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. Services Geolocalized in the European Metropolises: Towards a Possible Inflection of Urban Mobilities?
. Philippe Vidal, Maitre de Conferences, Universite Le Havre, France
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. Integrating the Social Sciences and Engineering for a Better Information Society: the Bridging Role of Information Geography
. Maria Paradiso, Professor, Universita del Sannio, Centre of Excellence on Software Technologies and DASES, Benevento, Italy
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. New Territories of the Identity. ICT Networks, and Cultural Identities - Regional Minorities and Diasporas
. Henry Bakis, Universite de Montpellier III et UMR ESPACE, France
 
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  4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Afternoon Break for Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Room: Carthage
. Session 1: Scientific Innovation, Knowledge Economy & Management, and the Information Society
. Moderator: Pelin Walis, Minister, Council of Indigenous Peoples, The Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan
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. Modern ICTs in Contemporary Science: New Opportunities and Challenges
. Elena Z. Mirskaya, Professor, Russian Academy of Science, Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia
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. Indigenous People and Global Connection
. Pelin Walis, Minister, Council of Indigenous Peoples, The Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan
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. Civil Engineering Education for Information Society: A Case Study
. Satya Pal Bindra, Director, Research & Development, International Energy Foundation; Muheddin S. Tughar, Civil Engineering Department, Margeb University, Tripoli, Libya
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. Innovation and Competitiveness in the Information Economy: "Leapfrogging" Strategies for Developing Countries
. Mahendhiran Nair, Associate Professor, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor
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. Process Reengineering through ICT Interventions in Haryana Board of School Education, India
. Rakesh Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Rohtak, Haryana, India
 
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Room: Néapolis
. Session 2: Information Communication Technology, e-Commerce and the Business Environment
. Moderator: Narine Abazian, Head of Business Planning and Financial Analysis, ArmenTel
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. The Role of ICT in Bridging the Gap Between Strategy to Execution
. Narine Abazian, Head of Business Planning and Financial Analysis Division at Armenia Telephone Company (Armen Tel)
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. Human Resource Planning & Control for Energy Industry in Libya: Meeting the Challenge
. Satya Pal Bindra, Hussein Lahmar, and Nagia M. Bouazzi, Margeb University, Civil Engineering Department, Al-Garaboli, Libya
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. Overview and Analysis of the ICT Development in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Technical and Legal Perspectives
. Hurriyah El Islamy, Doctoral Student, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; and Adlin bin Hisyamuddin, Head of PKI, Central Informatics Organization, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
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4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Room: Thapsus
. Session 3: The Role of ICT in Economic Growth and Socio-Economic Development - I
. Moderator: Kuo Wei Wu, Board Member, Asia Pacific Network Information Center, Taipei, Taiwan
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. ICT as Catalyst for Development: Strengths and Weaknesses
. Edvins Karnitis, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Latvia
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. Broadband Demand Aggregation to Accelerate Regional Economic Development
. Ed Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Adit North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK
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. How are Mobiles Empowering Local Communities in Developing Countries?
. Chaitali Sinha, Research Officer, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada
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. The Influence of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors upon Using Information Technology among More, Moderate, and Less Developed Countries in the Globe
. Ashraf Ragab EL-Ghannam, Senior Researcher, Department of Rural Sociology, Agricultural Extension & Rural Development Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Egypt
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. ICT, Knowledge Networks, and Poverty
. David Prosperi, Professor, & Iliana Mizinova, PhD Student, Department of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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. The Ideology Underneath the Technology: Chilean Microenterprises and Public ICT Policies
. Dorothea Kleine, Doctoral Student, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, UK
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. Information Society and Quality of Life
. Kuo Wei Wu, Board Member, Asia Pacific Network Information Center, Taipei, Taiwan
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. Opening the Gates of Opportunity for Arab People
. Najat Rochdi, Regional Director, ICT 4 Development in the Arab Region - ICTDAR, UN Development Programme, UNDP
 
 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Room: Thyna
. Session 4: Transfer of Information Technology and Knowledge - Development and Underdevelopment - II
. Moderator: Dr. Lu Lancelot, Associate Researcher, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan
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. New Forms of Structural Inequalities in the World, Regional Sub-globalization and Dependent Modernization of the Balkans
. Ljubisa Mitrovic, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis, Serbia and Montenegro
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. Digital Opportunity Initiative (DOI) for Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan
. Dr. Lu Lancelot, Associate Researcher, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan
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. Open Source Software, Digital Divide, and Development
. Giampaolo Garzarelli, Professor, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; Bjorn Thomassen, Lecturer, Department of International Relations, The American University of Rome, Italy; and Yasmina Reem Limam, Affiliate, Faculte de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Nabeul,Tunisia
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. Have-nots in the Global Academy: The Information Society and the Digital Divide in the Academic Workplace
. Catherine Cassara and Laura Lengel, Associate Professors, School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
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. Encountering the National Variations of the Information Society: The Peculiarities of the 'Greek Case'
. Dimitris Boucas, Researcher, London School of Economics, London, England, UK
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. The Urgent Need to Rewire and Reboot the WSIS Machine
. Amy West, ARTICLE 19, Manchester, CT, USA, and Audrey Selian, PhD Candidate, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Manhasset, NY, USA
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. Providing Universal Access to Basic Telecommunication Services in Developing Countries - An Institutional Economics Approach
. Thorsten Scherf, Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries (ICDC) at the University of Marburg, Germany
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  Tuesday - November 15th, 2005 - Renaissance Tunis Hotel
   
 
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Room: Carthage
. Session 5: Geographical Information Systems and Sustainable Information Society
. Moderator: David R. Smith, Associate Professor of Geography, Kernan Robson Chair in Government, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, USA
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. New Cartographic Technologies and their Potential to Map Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use
. Claudio Aporta, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
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. Environmental Information Management and Reporting in the Czech Republic
. Jaroslav Racek, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Informatics, Massaryk University in Brno; Jiri Hrebicek, Committee Member, Information Systems in Waste Management, Ministry of Environment; Thomas Pinter, Vice Dean, Faculty of Informatics, Massaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
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. Spatial Portals: Adding Value to Spatial Data Infrastructure
. Winnie Tang, CEO, ESRI China (Hong Kong), Ltd., Hong Kong , and Jan Selwood, Project Manager, ESRI China (HK), Ltd.
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. The Digital Divide and Geographic Information Systems: The availability and accessibility of GIS technology to the Global Community
. David R. Smith, Associate Professor of Geography, Kernan Robson Chair in Government, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, USA
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8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Room: Neapolis
. Session 6: Social Stratification and the Digital Divide
. Moderator: Mike Cushman, Research Fellow, Department of Information Systems, London School of Economics, London
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. The Experience of Non-users of Computers and their Aspirations for their Use:
. Report of a Study in South London
. Mike Cushman, Research Fellow, and Ela Klecun, Lecturer, Department of Information Systems, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, UK
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. Digital Divide and Digital Opportunity in Taiwan
. Chien Wen-Yin, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, and United Daily Poll Center, National Taiwan University, Chung-Ho City, Taipei, Taiwan; and Chen Yu-Hua, Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, Department of Agriculture Extension, Taipei, Taiwan.
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. Four Cities and the Mobile Phone-Similarities and Disparities in the Finnish Youth's Mobile Usage
. Sakari Taipale, Junior Lecturer in Development and the International Cooperation, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
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. User Orientation of Online Public Services in the European Union: Towards Social Inclusion in the Information Society
. Hans Lamp, Karsten Gareis, Tobias Hüsing, Empirica - Society for Communications Technology Research, Bonn, Germany
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8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Room: Thapsus
. Session 7: e-Governance, Culture and Politics in an Information Age
. Moderator: Johannes Britz, Dean & Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
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. Trial Simulation to Solve the Optimum Combination of Polls for the Highest Voter Turnout Rates
. Toshihide Ito, Professor, & Ryota Natori, Associate Professor, Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Kansai, Japan
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. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs): Transnational Networks and their Support to Indigenous Human Rights and Self-Determination
. Ramiro Jordan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Jorge Garcia, Community and Planning Department; Simoni Valadares, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
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. Privacy, Human Rights and Technology
. Hurriyah El Islamy, Doctoral Candidate, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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. Les Peuples Auchtoctones Dans Societé de la Información au Chili
. Judith Gálvez-Díaz, Professor, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
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. Official Publications in Spain: Is the Web the Path to Information in Public Domain?
. Luis Fernando Ramos Simón, Professor and Iuliana Botezan, Assistant Professor, Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain
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. Information Society, Knowledge Society - Possible Without Freedom of Information?
. Peter Johan Lor, Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and Secretary General, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Johannes Britz, Dean and Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, and Visiting Professor, School of Information Technology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
 
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  10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Morning Break for Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
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10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Room: Carthage
. Session 8: Issues and the Role of Media in an Information Age
. Moderator: Richard C. Vincent, Professor of Communication, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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. Role and Place of Media in Development: Analysis Applied to Morocco
. Karima Ragala, Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche en Sciences de L'Information et de la Communication - GERSIC, University Paul Cezanne, Aix-en-Provence, Morocco
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. NWICO and Other Media-Related Events at UNESCO and the ITU, and Implications for the WSIS: Reflections of the Legacy and Present Summit Agenda and Activity
. Richard C. Vincent, Professor of Communication, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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. Reinventing Public Service Broadcasting in Europe: Prospects, Promises and Problems
. Johannes Bardoel, Chair of Media Policy, Department of Communication, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Leen d'Haenens, Catholic University of Leuven/Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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. Indigenous Digital Media and Cyber-Sovereignty in the Pacific Northwest or Native North America
. Adam Fish, Executive Director for the Center for Landscape and Artefact, Nespelem, Washington, USA
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. Information is Power: Building an Interface to the New Information World
. Michael Gasser, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department; Ahmet Hamed, Masters Student, Computer Science Department; Stephen Hockema, Postdoctoral Fellow, in Psychology and Cognitive Science; Amr Sabry, Associate Professor, Computer Science Department; Matthew Kane, PhD Student and Associate Instructor in Computer and Cognitive Science, Computer Science Department; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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. Message Bazaar and Cultural Interference
. Mehdi Mohsenian Rad, Lecturer, College of Culture and Communication, Imam Sadegh University, Tehran, Iran
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. Scientific News and Popular Science: Their Images and Foundations in Russian Based Electronic Mass-Media
. Dimitri A. Bayuk, Senior Researcher, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
 
 
10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Room: Néapolis
. Session 9: Digital Divide - Development Policies and Action
. Moderator: Dr. Lee Yen-Sung, President, Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories, Taiwan
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. The Program of Actualization of Teachers in Education
. Pedro Tinoco, Executive President, Fundacion Cisneros; Irene Hardy de Gomez, Director of the AME Program, Fundacion Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela
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. Digital Divide in Indigenous Groups
. Wang Chiu-I, Director, Council of Indigenous Peoples, Taiwan
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. Public Policies Against the Digital Divide in Andalusia
. José Maria Rodriguez Sánchez, Director General of Innovation and Public Administrations, Innovation, Science and Business Government Office; Pilar Rodriguez Lopez, General Director, Infrastructure and Technological Services, Innovation, Science and Business Government Office; Jose Manuel Pérez Yruela, Professor, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Social Studies of Andalusia, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC),José Manuel Robles Morales, Researcher, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Andalusia, Spain
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. Developing National ICT Strategy: Algorithm Based on Chaos Theory
. Muhammad Suryanegara, University of Indonesia, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jakarta, Indonesia
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. Information Society Policies to Fight Multiple Divides: the @LIS Case
. Fabio Nascimbeni, Research & Development Manager, MENON Network EEIG, Brussels, Belgium
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. Informed Policy Making in Education Reform
. Massoud Moussavi, Senior Information Officer, The World Bank, Maryland, USA
 
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  12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - LUNCH
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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room: Carthage
. Session 10: Digital Education, Distance Learning and the Creation of the Information Society - I
. Moderator: Mrs. Sandra Federici, Director, Africa e-Mediterraneo, Sasso Marconi, Italy
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. Glocal Youth: Texts and Contexts in the North and South of the World
. Sandra Federici, Director, Africa e-Mediterraneo, Sasso Marconi, Italy
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. Access for all? Unpacking the Complexities of Access to ICTs for Diverse South African Higher Education Students
. Cheryl Brown, Researcher and Laura Czerniewicz, Director, Center for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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. Which Plans to Reduce the Digital Divide? Policy Evaluation and Social Interaction
. Raffaele Miniaci, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and the Faculty of Statistics, University of Podova, Italy; Maria Laura Parisi, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Brescia, Italy
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. Unassisted Learning-Promoting Computer Literacy in Previously Disadvantaged Areas of South Africa
. Ronel Smith, Project Manager; Grant Cambridge, Communications Engineer; and Kim Gush, Electronic Engineer, CSIR Information Society Technologies Center, Pretoria, South Africa
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. Reference Groups Among Internet Users: A Theoretical and Methodological Approach
. Ardeshir Entezari, University of Allameh Tabatabaei, Tehran, Iran
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. Transitioning from Computer Training to Information Literacy: A Case Study of an Open Admission College
. Mirella R. Shannon, Interactive Arts and Media Faculty, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
 
 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room: Néapolis
. Session 11: The Role of ICT in Women's Participation in Development
. Moderator: Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Leader of the Opposition of Bangladesh Parliament; President, Bangladesh Awami League & Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh
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. The Role of ICT in Women's Participation in Development
. Sheikh Hasina, Leader of the Opposition of Bangladesh Parliament; President, Bangladesh Awami League, and the Former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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. Gender and Education: From Oral Traditions, Culture to ICTs - A UNESCO-Datamation Foundation Case Study
. Chetan Sharma, Founder, Datamation Foundation Trust, Delhi, India
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. Promoting Women's Rights and Children through Access to Information
. Najat Rochdi, Regional Director, ICT 4 Development in the Arab Region - ICTDAR, UN Development Programme, UNDP
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. New Dynamics of Networking among Women's Organizations in Asia
. Yukie Hori, Doctoral Student, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
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. Gender and the Digital Divide in Greece: Issues of Women's Access to ICTs
. Eleni Vonda, Head of Documentation and Gender Statistics Department, Research Centre for Gender Equality (KETHI), Greece
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. Saudi Women and the Internet: Gender and Culture Issues
. Maryam Oshan, PhD candidate, Research School of Informatics, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, Holywell Park, United Kingdom
 
 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room: Thapsus
. Session 12: Presentation of Case Studies - Best Practices and Experiences of ICT Application for Development
. Moderator: David J. Grimshaw,The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, Warwickshire, UK
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. From Northern Village to Global Village: Lessons in e-Health and e-Education from the Arctic
. Heather E. Hudson, Professor and Director, Telecommunications Management and Policy Program, School of Business and Management, University of San Francisco, California
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. Information Communication Technologies for Development and Knowledge Sharing
. David J. Grimshaw, International Team Leader, New Technologies; Surmaya Talyarkhan, Knowledge Sharing Adviser (former), Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, Warwickshire, UK
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. A Replicable and Low-cost ICT Capacity Building and Support Model (eRiding Experience from Selected Successful Cases Around the Globe)
. Toni Eliasz, Executive Director, Ungana-Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
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. Application of an Expert System for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in Libya: A Case Study
. Abdul-Rahman Ali Almgadmi, Engineering Faculty, Omar S. Abufayed, Engineering Faculty; S.P. Bindra, Engineering Faculty, Al-Khomsa University, Garaboli Branch, Garaboli, Libya
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. ICT4D Stakeholder Co-ordination and Co-operation: Evidences from a Tanzanian-German Co-operation
. Fernanda Scur, International School of New Media at the University of Lübeck, Germany
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. Who is "developed" and who is not? When "outsourcing" happens from "third" to "first" world contexts
. Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, and Annapurna Mamidipudi, Dastkar Andhra, Hyderabad, India
 
 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room: Thyna
. Session 13: The Role of ICT in Economic Growth and Socio-Economic Development - II
. Moderator: Royal D. Colle, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
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. Mobilizing Digital Resources for Social Change and Development: A Role for Universities
. Royal D. Colle, Professor Emeritus, and Ronald Ostman, Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
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. Corporations, NGOs and IT Training: Blending private and nonprofit approaches to achieving socio-economic outcomes
. Chris Coward, Director; Raul Roman, Research Associate; Maria Garrido, PhD Candidate, Department of Communication; Beth Kolko; Andy Gordon, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
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. Achieving the MDGs through the Use of Information and Communication Technologies
. Evika Karamagioli, Grants Coordinator, access2democracy, Athens, Greece
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. ICT Diffusion and Theories of Structural Transformation: A Cluster Analysis
. Michelle Commosioung, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
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. Information Technologies and Employment in Serbia
. Gordana Stojic Atanasov, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis, Serbia and Montenegro
 
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  4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - End of day Coffee, Tea and Refreshments
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  Wednesday - November 16th, 2005 - International Trade Centre of Kram
   
 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Room: Kasserine at the International Trade Centre of Kram
. WSIS Parallel Event - Digital Divide, Global Development & the Information Society
. Chair: Dr. Neville S. Arachchige Don, President, International Research Foundation for Development
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. Panelists:
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. Dr. Neville S. Arachchige Don, President, International Research Foundation for Development, Cambridge, MN USA
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. Prof. Royal D. Colle, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
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. Mr. Jyrki Katainen, Chair, Committee for the Future, Parliament of Finland
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. Mrs. Jutta Urpilainen, Member, Committee for the Future, Parliament of Finland
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. Mr. Kyösti Karjula, Member, Committee for the Future, Parliament of Finland
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. Dr. Lin Fern-Ching, Chairman, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan
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. Mr. Pelin Walis, Advisor, Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business, Taiwan
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. Dr. Amitai Etzioni, Director, Communitarian Network, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA
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. Dr. David J. Grimshaw, International Programme Manager, Intermediate Technology Development Group, UK
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. Dr. Paschal Preston, Founder, STeM Research Centre, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
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. Dr. Richard C. Vincent, Professor, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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. Dr. Abdul Moyeen Khan, Member of Parliament, Minister of Science and Information & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh