Application of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) In Science Teaching and Research

Posted on Sat 03 April 2010 in misc

Acharya Narendra Dev College (University of Delhi) in association with NRCFOSS, Anna University Chennai Organises a Workshop on Application of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) In Science Teaching and Research

Date: 14 – 15 April 2010 Venue: Acharya Narendra Dev College Time: 9: 30 a.m to 4: 30 p.m Govindpuri, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019

The workshop aims to acquaint and train the participants in the various generic and discipline specific free/open source software useful in Science teaching and research. Besides an introduction to FOSS, Linux and other Open Source Computing and Internet tools common to all participants, the workshop would have parallel sessions on specific FOSS tools for teaching and research in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science.

Registration: Email us at [email protected] gmail.com Registration fee: Rs 200/­ through DD (non­refundable) favoring Principal ANDC, and payable at New Delhi, may be sent to the College address given above. Last date of registration: 10th April 2010 Workshop coordinators: Savithri Singh (ANDC), C. N. Krishnan (NRCFOSS) Organizing Committee: M. S. Rajeswari, Sarita Kumar, Neeti Misra, Sunita Narang Harita Ahuja, Subhash Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Pankaj Khanna Workshop Secretariat: Jatin Lamba Phone: 26294542

National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) is a multi­institutional Project funded by the Dept. of Inf. Tech., Ministry of Comm. & Inf. Tech., Government of India ­ http://nrcfoss.org.in/. This workshop is being organised jointly with NRCFOSS at AU­KBC Research Centre, Anna University Chennai – http://nrcfoss.au­kbc.org.in/

DAY 1: 14/4/10 9.30 – 11.00

Session I Session Title : Inauguration Venue Type : Seminar Hall No. of Participants : Around 100 11.00 – 11.20 Tea 11.30 – 1.00 – Session II (Combined)

Session Title : Use of Linux Desktop & OpenOffice Venue Type : Computer Lab Requirements : Lab with 100 seats and systems with CD/DVD drives, Projector & whiteboard. No. of Participants : Around 100 1.00 – 2.00 Lunch 2.00 – 3.15 - Session III (Combined) Session Title : Linux Installation Venue Type : Computer Lab Requirements : Lab with 100 seats and systems with CD/DVD drives, Projector & white board. No. of Participants : Around 100 3.30 – 5.00 - Session IV (5 parallel sessions [maths,phy,chem,Bio & Comp.Sci) Session Title : Introduction to domain specific FOSS tools( 4 to 5 nos) Venue Type : Computer Lab Requirements :5 Labs with 20 seats and systems with CD/DVD drives, Projector & white board. No. of Participants : Around 20 each DAY 2: 15/4/10 9.30 – 1.00 – Session V (5 parallel sessions [maths,phy,chem,Bio & Comp.Sci) Session Title : Live demo on domain specific FOSS tools ( 4 to 5) Venue Type : Computer Lab Requirements : 5 Labs with 20 seats and systems with CD/DVD drives, Projector & white board. No. of Participants : Around 20 each 2.00 – 3.15 - Session VI(Combined) Session Title : Customisation of FOSS tools Venue Type : Computer Lab Requirements : Labs with 100 seats and systems with CD/DVD drives, Projector & white board. No. of Participants : Around 100 3.15-3.30 Tea 3.30 – 4.30 Session VII Session Title : Wrap up/Certificate Distribution Venue Type : Seminar Hall No. of Participants : Around 100