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The Internet Global Summit - A Net Odyssey - Mobility and the Internet

The 11th Annual Internet Society Conference
5-8 June 2001 - Stockholmsmässan - Stockholm, Sweden

Uses of the Internet Summit

Summit Commitee: Anne Villems, David Lassner, Rolf Nordhagen, Bill Wright, Bob Hata

Uses of the Internet Summit The Uses of the Internet Summit will include sessions on e-commerce, medical knowledge, prize-winning stories from developing countries, community technology centers, education and mobile learning environments, youth on the Internet, and indigenous groups. There will be special Friday sessions on disabilities issues and imagining the future of the Internet.

US16 June 11:00-12:30
Stories from Developing Countries
The Stories Project is a contest sponsored by the World Bank and IICD in Holland to collect the most compelling applications of information technology for the developing world. The winners are announced at this session.
Moderator: George Sadowsky, ISOC
Panelists: Title of Presentation
Franck Martin, SOPAC, Fiji The Internet and the Fiji and Solomon Coups (U85)
US2 6 June 14:00-15:30
Youth and the Internet
Young people from Llano Grande Center in Elsa, Texas, in the rural border area between Mexico and the US, present projects in oral history, community radio, digital video, and a Spanish language institute .
Chair: Francisco Guajardo, Llano Grande Center, USA.
Virginia Rodriguez
Jose Hinojosa
Cecilia Garza
Daniel Guajardo
US3 6 June 1600
Art & Activism on the Net
Technologists as artists and activists using wireless and the Internet will discuss their projects for collaborative music creation, art and activism.
Moderators: Geert Lovink,
Institute for Applied Autonomy, Pittsburgh, USA
Gretchen Schoel, College of William and Mary, USA Blues, global jams, and the Play of Identity Across Cultures On-Line
Marita Liulia, Medeia Ltd. Finland
Gerbrand Oudenaarden, Engage Tactical Media, Netherlands  
US4 6 June 11:00-12:30
Mobility and Learning
The intersection of mobile wireless networks and learning technologies presents exciting new opportunities and challenges for students and educators.
Moderators: Jim Williams EDUCAUSE
Alberto Escudero Pascual, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Kista - IT University Wireless Network -Privacy in mobile internetworking
Jose Silvio, UNESCO, Venezuela Virtual mobility and lifelong learning on the Internet
US5 6 June 14:00-15:30
Urban Design and Cyberspace
Distance is not dead, but new technologies are causing architects and planners to rethink the design of physical and public spaces, which take on new meaning in a world that is spending more time in front of a screen.
Moderators: Mark Wilson, Michigan State University, USA
Anthony M. Townsend, Taub Urban Research Center, New York University, USA The Persistence of Place: Mobile Internet and the Use and Design of Urban Public Spaces
Mark Wilson, Michigan State University, USA Death of Distance/Rise of Place: The Impact of the Internet on Locality and Spatial Organization
Matt Locke, Kirklees Media Centre, UK; Social Technologies and Urban Space: presenting recent artistic commissions using mobile technologies.
US6 6 June 16:00-17:30
Creating Online Communities of Medical Knowledge and Trust: Tales from Two Continents
People with cancer and African malaria researchers: what do they have in common? They are communities of users or potential users of communications technology as tools to a greater good. These same people are often isolated from one another and from useful resources by geography, distance, and disease in industrialized and rural areas behind barriers erected by fear, hierarchies, and the remnants of colonial empires. Who are these users? What are the technologies that support them? Where are they in the broad scheme of development and how are they creating new paradigms - new ways of doing science, new ways of dealing with disease?
Moderators: Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine, USA
Bernard Glassman, informatics futurist, USA National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Mike Jensen, consultant South Africa
Henry Lieberman, Senior Scientist, MIT Media Lab
George Sadowsky, consultant USA
US7 7 June 16:00-17:30
Questioning the Telecenter Movement
Telecenters or community technology centers have been providing public access to computing and networked resources for more than 30 years, but in the past few years thousands of pilot projects, franchises, and grass roots efforts have been opening their doors in urban and rural areas all over the world. This panel will look at the challenges, the hype, the successes and failures of the different models.
Moderators: Raul Roman, Cornell University, USA
Royal Colle, Cornell Univ. USA
Anastasia Nakkazi, UNESCO, Uganda
Bill Murray, Small World Connections, UK
Johan Ernberg, 7Cs WorldBridge Consultants, Switzerland
Michel Menou, London City University, UK
Paula Uimonen,Stockholm University, Sweden
Gáspár Mátyás, DirectorTelecottage Public Benefit Company, Hungary
US8 7 June 14:00-15:30
Indigenous and Diaspora Groups and the Internet
Indigenous group including those who have been displaced by wars and politics are using the Internet in different ways to help preserve their cultures and facilitate communications. This session is a discussion between Maori, Tatar, and Sami Internet users about the benefits and challenges of the Net.
Moderators: Steve Cisler, USA
Kemal Altintas, Bilkent University, Turkey e-TATARS: Virtual Community of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora
Robyn Kamira, Maori Representative, New Zealand
Aanta Heikka Forsgren, Forest Sami Representative, Sweden
US9 7 June 16:00-17:30
Equity of Access: Solutions and problems
Access to the benefits of ICT has many components: connectivity, training, physical access, and cost. Practitioners from around the world present solutions to problems facing all of us in both developing and developed nations.
Moderators: Bill Wright, ITC, USA
Dirk Koning Community Media Center, Grand Rapids USA Community Multi-Media Centers
Adrian Bates, VICNET, Australia Birth of the Association Cooperative
Klaus Frey, U. of Parane, Brazil Exploring the Internet in favor of sustainable community development
V.K.S. Samaranayke, Univ. of Colombo, Sri Lanka Benefits of Internet to Rural Communities: A Sri Lankan initiative based on inexpensive solutions
Tatsuya Yamamoto The Japanese IT Support Policy toward Development countries - Implication from Bangladesh and Malaysian Case
US10 7 June 11:00-12:30
Using Today's Internet for Tomorrow's Education: The Ends of the Spectrum
Three papers that represent strikingly different examples of creative approaches to using technology to enhance students' learning.
Moderators: Jacqueline Brown, U. of Washington, USA
Timothy W. Luke, Virginia Tech, USA The On-Line Master's of Arts in Political Science; Development and Support for Low Cost, High Accessibility, Worldwide Online Education
Robert Rallo, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain JLE2: Towards An Ims Compliant Distributed Learning Environment
US11 7 June 14:00-15:30
Ecommerce in Developing Countries
Developing country IT specialists and entrepreneurs in startups will discuss Implications, concerns and barriers found by young start-ups when developing e-commerce initiatives (technical, policy, risk, funding issues). The panel will explore the involvement of ISOC in addressing these issues, make recommendations and explore best practices.
Moderators: Rosa Delgado, SITA Switzerland
Michael Minges, ITU, Switzerland The Relevance of Mobile Internet for Developing Countries
Madanmohan Rao,, India Community Networks in Emerging Economies: Local Applications of Global Networks"
Mohammed-Sani Abdulai, CICT, Ghana
Alpha Bah, UNDP, North Korea
US12 7 June 11:00-12:30
Origin of the Users: An Evolutionary Taxonomy of Internet Users
The panel will present specific but representative case studies or general trends derived from broad experience in developing countries that describe how an individual user's or group of users' concept of and use of the Internet changes over time and with increasing exposure.
Moderators: Mary Fontaine, AED, Washington USA
Steve Dorsey AED, USA
Richard Fuchs, IDRC Canada; Kristi McBride, FutureWorks, Canada
Nils Zurawski U. of Münster,Germany Internet Usage Around the World
Chitra Radhakishun United Nations Trade Development, Switzerland
US13a 8 June 8:30
Disabilities and General Issues
The Panel will discuss disability issues as related to the Internet on an International basis. This will range from General accessibility issues, to legal and policy issues, to specifics on accessibility issues and the Internet as they have appeared in an international arena. There will also be a short presentation on implementing accessibility on medium to large organizations.
Moderators: Mike Burks AT&T USA
Tom Worthington, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd, Australia Olympic Failure: A Case for Making the Web Accessible
Cynthia Waddell, Accessibility Center of Excellence, USA
Riina Reinumagi, Univ. of Tartu, Estonia Internet Usage Around the World
YJ Park, MINC, Singapore
US13b 8 June 14:00
Disabilities and Education
There are critical issues involved with education and people with disabilities. This panel will explore some of those issues on a worldwide basis.
Moderators: Mike Burks AT&T
Lim Kin Chew, Enable2000, Singapore
David Yong,Jurong Garden School, Singapore
Taylor Kearns International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet, USA
Cynthia Waddell Accessibility Center of Excellence, USA
US14 8 June 8:30
What is the state of e-commerce since the Internet investment bubble has deflated?
Moderators: Scott Gunn, USA
Greg Adamson, ICL, Scotland Dancing With Dinosaurs
Roland E. Schmid, Univ. of St. Gallen, Switzerland How Process Portals Simplify Life
Bo Harald, Nordea Group Management, Finland
US15 8 June 14:00
Future Uses of the Internet
This session brings together people within public and private R&D structures, who are active in trying to identify, experiment and evaluate future Internet uses based on broadband, mobile and pervasive access, new user interfaces and terminals, etc. It will allow participants to exchange visions of where Internet uses will go, but also of how we can help these uses emerge and how experiments and evaluation methods should allow users to self-appropriate technological innovation in unforeseen ways.
Moderators: Daniel Kaplan FING / ISOC France
Franck Boissiere, European Commission, Belgium
B.Svante Eriksson, Ericsson, Sweden
David Macneil, CANARIE, Canada
Laurent Ponthou, France Telecom R&D, France
Mark Reschor John Meyer, CommerceNet, USA
Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker, Gigaport, Netherlands
Jean-Pierre Tubach, RNRT, France
Pierre Bouchard, RISQ (Canada)
Jean-Claude Guedon, Université de Montreal (Canada)

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