9-13 Dec.

SIS-Forum @ ICT4D

... where Science meets the Information Society


Science Tree stand

SIS-Forum Concept
Scientific Programme


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Scientific Programme of the SIS-Forum Science Tree stand

Download all Project descriptive Leaflets (pdf, 900 KB)

Foreword to the Programme

a novel concept


Welcome to the SIS-Forum!

The SIS-Forum (Science and Information Society Forum) is a novel concept. Neither totally an exhibition nor totally a conference, it is a moment and a place where scientists meet and present their projects to the Information Society.

It capitalizes on the conference concept, by inviting projects through a peer-review process, as well as on the principle of exhibitions, where presenters are available during timeslots to respond to visitor questions and establish contacts for further collaboration.

complementary to RSIS

The exhibition on the ICT4D platform  is the first instantiation of the SIS-Forum concept. It is a complementary event to the RSIS conference organized at CERN the 8th  and 9th  December 2003.

an e-event

The SIS-Forum is an electronic-based event. It consists of digital demonstrations and presentations of projects and activities, all focusing on science's leading role in driving the development of the information society.

42 projects, 5 themes


Forty-two projects from thirty two organizations world-wide have been invited. They are organized into 5 themes: Education and Culture; Health; Development, Environment, Risks; Fundamental Sciences and Enabling Technologies; CERN in the Information Society.

Come and see how the digital divide can be measured on line, how young artists in Geneva have developed video clips to explain health best practices to young people in developing countries, how Particle Physics software can help Medicine, how using the Grid can transform the way students learn science, how on-line training on Fish Health Management in used in Philippines, how the World Cultural Heritage can be supported from Space, how CERN is  uncovering secrets of Universe: Anti-matter and the LHC experiments and many more.


Enjoy the visit to the SIS-Forum at ICT4D.


Francois Fluckiger,

SIS-Forum Manager



SIS-Forum  ...  where Science meets the Information Society ...

The SIS-Forum is a forum: It is a moment and a place where scientists meet to present their projects and activities.

The SIS-Forum is a novel concept: it is neither totally an exhibition nor totally a conference. 

  • It capitalizes on  the conference concept, by selecting projects to form a programme, combining invitations and peer-review selections from submissions to a conventional call (called Call for Content, CfC).

  • It uses the principle of exhibitions, where presenters do not deliverer scheduled speeches to a seated audience, but are available during timeslots to respond to visitor questions, demonstrate on demand what their project is, establish contacts for further collaboration, ...

42 projects

32 institutions




The scientific programme in organized around Five Central  Themes.

  1. Education and Culture

  2. Health

  3. Development, Environment, Risks

  4. Fundamental Sciences and Enabling Technologies

  5. CERN in the Information Society

In addition to demonstrations of invited and selected projects, the forum will highlight key moments of RSIS , and publicize the results of the conference.

Five Central  Themes

Space and time organization

  • Each theme is associated with a physical Thematic Pillar on the stand.

    •  This is called "Space Division Multiplexing".

  • Each project part of a  theme is allocated a series on non-consecutive timeslots on the physical Thematic Pillar.

    • This is called "Time Division Multiplexing".

Institutions presenting projects


As a result of the Call for Content and Selection process, scientists from 32 different institutions are invited to present their project or activity.

32 institutions worldwide


Last edited: 15-Dec-03 .                                                                                                           
Francois Fluckiger