Cross-Border e-Science and Research Partnerships for Shaping Better Information and Knowledge Societies

IUST Research Center for ICT Strategic and International Studies (ICT-SIS)

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Session 162

14:30–16:15, Thursday, 22 March 2018 Popov Room 1, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs 

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have considerably affected the ecosystem of science, technology and innovation in past two decades and a new paradigm for science has been emerged called e-Science. Large scientific data sets and highly distributed scientific networks as well as flexible and scalable computing power are the most important technological aspects in this new paradigm which have continuously grown. Collaboration in level of scientists, research labs and universities has considerable effects on the way in which research is conducted and on the innovation process. It seems the borders are gone and the partnership will be one of the most important issues that should be considered in future.

The outcome document for the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) reconfirms the importance of e-science and scientific cooperation and effective use of scientific information and data, in the future of the Information and Knowledge Societies. In previous WSIS documents, including Geneva Declaration of Principles, Tunis Agenda, e-Science and the central role of science in the development of the Information and Knowledge Societies have been emphasized.

This workshop focuses on the partnership in the sphere of e-Science, research and innovation in the Information and Knowledge Societies. After reviewing the subject of e-Science in WSIS documents, the panelists from academia and international technical bodies will discuss about different aspects of cross-border partnerships in e-science ecosystem and their impacts on shaping the future of the Information and Knowledge Societies.


Dr Hadi Shahriar Shahhoseini, Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran.


• Dr Hadi Shahriar Shahhoseini (Workshop Organizer), Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran.

• Dr Eun-Ju Kim, International Telecommunication Union, ITU.

• Dr Gilles Falquet, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

• Dr Kaveh Bazargan, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran.

• Dr Alireza Yari, ICT Research Institute, Iran.

• Dr Younes Shokrkhah, University of Tehran, Iran.

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C7 e-Sci logo C7. ICT Applications: E-science


Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation logo Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy logo Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 13: Climate action logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Life below water logo Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Life on land logo Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development



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