[PLUG] Fwd: [Tugindia] Announcement: National Workshop on FOSS in Science

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Subject: [Tugindia] Announcement: National Workshop on FOSS in Science
Date: Tuesday 14 November 2006 19:24
From: Vimal Joseph <vimalekm at gmail.com>
To: TUGIndia Mailing List <tugindia at tug.org>

Dear All,

FOSS in Science [www.space-kerala.org/fsc] is a national workshop
being organised by the Union Christian
College[http://www.uccollege.edu.in/], Aluva, Kerala State, in
collaboration with the Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing
and Employment (SPACE)[www.space-kerala.org] and Free Software
Foundation of India (FSFI)[www.gnu.org.in].

The three-day workshop will focus on the relevance of Free and Open
Source Software (FOSS) in science education, scientific research and
scientific computing. This is the first such workshop to be conducted
in India, and is aimed at introducing FOSS to college teachers,
doctoral students, research workers and others.

The workshop will have as speakers, eminent FOSS experts from leading
institutions like IIT Bombay, TIFR, Institute of Plasma Research,
Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Free Software Foundation of India and
Geological Survey of India. Participants will also have an opportunity
to get hands on experience in using some of the software that is
introduced by the speakers. A CD containing the GNU/Linux operating
system, along with a number of applications that can be used in
scientific research, will be given to all participants. The CD may be
used to install the software on any number of computers and may also
be freely copied and distributed.

Schedule
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Dates January 4 to 6, 2007
Detailed schedule available at workshop website:
 http://www.space-kerala.org/fsc

Venue
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Union Christian College, Alwaye, Ernakulam, Kerala

Registration:
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Last date: December 15, 2006

Please see the registration page (http://www.space-kerala.org/fsc) for
more details

FOSS in Science Mailing list
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Please join the online discussion mailing list for FOSS in Science at
http://mm.gnu.org.in/mailman/listinfo/foss-in-science

About Union Christian College, Alwaye
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Union Christian College, established in 1921, is a premier educational
institution in Kerala imparting quality higher education. The idyllic
campus, spread out in 42 acres, is located close to the banks of River
Periyar, Aluva, hardly 8 kms from the Kochi International Airport.

The college has made significant contributions over several decades in
providing to the society and industry talented and dedicated
individuals who have strived untiringly for the national objectives of
peace, freedom and prosperity. The present eminence is a function of
its history, tradition, quality of academic output and contributions
to public life.

About SPACE
---------------------

SPACE, the Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and
Employment is a registered society that has members from academia, IT
industry, professional societies such as IEEE and Computer Society of
India, and IT Administration of the Government of Kerala. The vision
of SPACE is to promote Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in
academics, governance and individual use, and supporting the use FOSS
for employment generation in Kerala.

About FSF India
-----------------------

FSF India, Free Software Foundation of India is a non-profit
organisation committed to advocating, promoting and propagating the
use and development of swatantra software in India. Its goal is to
ensure the long term adoption of free software, and aim for the day
when all software will be free. This includes educating people about
software freedom and convincing them that it is the freedom that
matters.

Press contact
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To get more information about this Workshop, please
contact Bruce Mathew at the Union Christian College (+91 9447209932) or
Vimal Joseph at the SPACE (vimal (at) space-kerala.org)

regards,

~vimal
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