Posted: October 6, 2007

Virtual nanotechnology conference

(Nanowerk News) Next week, on October 12, is the registration deadline for the 2007 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Arkansas.
The Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology (VC-NST) is in fact a conference, but more than a conference.
A typical face-to-face conference will take place on October 21-25 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.
Together with its face-to-face counterpart will be a joint virtual conference run in real-time, providing an advanced collaborative environment for participants from every corner of the world to share their knowledge while carrying on their regular scholarly duties and without the expense of physically traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas. By using the computers and phones in their offices or homes, through the Internet VC-NST participants will be able to present their research on big screens and speakers during the conference in Fayetteville.
This is a new type of platform for the rapid dissemination of information on the important scientific achievements by nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers worldwide. With latest screen sharing techniques, every VC-NST presenter is offered the opportunity to deliver their research to additional thousands of audience members and receive their responses, both in real time. Now, audiences are not limited to conference attendees alone as with a conventional conference.
VC-NST conference programs will utilize the extraordinary possibilities of the current course of technological revolution and explore the unlimited possibilities of the future.
Because this is an experiment in a new form of conference, the organizers seek further comments and suggestions.
Zhiming M. Wang, [email protected] (Conference Chair).
Bo-Kuai Lai, [email protected] (General Chair).
Source: University of Arkansas