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NISCAIR-DST-ICSTI International Conference

"Digital Economy: The Space for Science and Technology Information"

Jointly organized by
CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information
19-20 September 2019

September 19, Thursday

Opening Address: Dr. S.K. Varshney, Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Special address: Mr. Evgeny UGRINOVICH, Director, International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information

Guest of Honour: Dr. Avanish K. Srivastava, Director, CSIR- Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal

Guest of Honour: Dr. Denzil John Godin, MLA, Government of Uttar Pradesh Chief Guest: Dr. R.S. Sangwan, Director, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research

Chair: Prof. Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR-NISCAIR

Scientific Session I: Science and Technology Information in the Digital Age: A Global View

Mr. Evgeny UGRINOVICH, Director, International center for scientific and technical information (ICSTI)

International SYSTEM for Digital STI Resources Integration iScience4ALL

Dr. Sai Baba, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru

From Providing Information Resources to Knowledge Networking: Making the Transition in the Digital Era

Prof. I.V. Malhan, Central University of Himachal Pradesh

Science Communication in the Emerging Digital Media Landscape

Dr. (Ms) Olga Andreeva

ICSTI as a Centre of Power for Scientific and Technological Information in the Digital Age

Scientific Session II: Information Literacy and Information Revolution

Chair: Dr. G. Radhakrishnan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi

Dr. Kalachand Sain, Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

State-of-the-art Seismic Techniques for Subsurface Imaging

Dr. N. Muruguan, Former Director, All India Radio

Challenges in Percolating Information Revolution to Rural Masses

Dr. Ankuran Datta, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam

Anatomy of the Digital Health Communication Portals in Addressing India’s Health Crisis: Are they Digitally Diligent?

Scientific Session III: Regulating Information Flow

Dr. Arul Aram, Anna University, Chennai

Empowerment Through Social Media During the Chennai Floods of 2015

Dr. O.P. Dewal, IGNOU, New Delhi

Regulating Information Flow: A Perspective from Community Media

September 20, Friday

Scientific Session IV: Scientific Journals in the Open Digital Environment

Dr. Ranjana Aggarwal, Director, CSIR-NISTADS

Bridging the Gender Divide through Digital Technology

Dr. C.M. Nautiyal, Consultant (Science Communication), INSA, New Delhi

The Value of Journal and of Scientists

Dr. Arvind Dubey, Shakun Clinic

Open Access in India with Special Reference to Medical Journals Published in India

Scientific Session V: Scientific Ethics and Open Access

Dr. Finarya Legoh, Indonesia

Problems and Challenges of Open Access Scholarly Communication

Dr. Arvind Mishra, Secretary, Indian Science Fiction Writers' Association

Digital Economy and Social Media: Perspectives on Indian Agriculture and Allied Sectors

Dr. C.S. Raghav, ICAR-KVK

Application of Internet and Associated Digital Communication Technologies in Indian Agriculture

Scientific Session VI: Infrastructure for the Digital Economy

Dr. Asheesh Shah, Formerly French Embassy

Challenges to Digital Economy

Dr. Denzil John Godin, MLA, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Transforming India by Revolutionary Ideas and Opportunities

Dr. Navneet Singhal, International Science Communicator

Usher in & Nurture Science & Technology Notion in the Society Using Digital Economy’s Tools, Techniques & Meme

Panel Discussion on “S&T Information Literacy: The Role of Intermediaries” and Summing Up

Chair: Prof. Krishan Lal, Former Director, CSIR-NPL and Former President, INSA

Mr. Evgeny UGRINOVICH, Director, International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information

Dr. Olga V. ANDREEVA, Counselor to ICSTI Director

International Science Literature and Film Festival

Organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, and Vijnana Bharathi, the International Science Literature and Film Festival was coordinated by CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (CSIRNISCAIR) and Vigyan Prasar as a part of the 4th India International Science Festival.

The three-day event had an interesting mix of sessions that included panel discussions on science literature and science films; workshops on filmmaking, communicating science to the public and visualising and designing science cartoons; interactions with authors and filmmakers; screening of science films, and an International Science Book Fair.

International Science Literature and Film Festival
International Science Literature and Film Festival

Visit of Delegation from Royal University of Bhutan

Royal-University-of-Bhutan

A five-member delegation from the Royal University of Bhutan led by Prof. Yangka, Director General, Royal University of Bhutan visited CSIR-NISCAIR on 11 July 2018 and discussed the possible areas of mutual cooperation in science communication.