To: Hans HAUBOLD/VIENNA/UNO/UNOV
Date: 12/07/2010 02:58PM
Subject: Premier book on "m-Science" - Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A premier open book on "m-Science".
Trieste, Italy (Dec 2010)-- The Science Dissemination Unit (SDU)
of the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics
(ICTP) is pleased to announce the release of its premier open
book on "m-Science: Sensing, Computing and Dissemination". The
book is released under a Creative Commons license and has been
written by experts in an effort to engage the scientific
community, engineers and scholars worldwide in the design,
development and deployment of the newest mobile applications. The
goal is to create awareness on the huge possibilities of Mobile
Science (or "m-Science" in short), as well as to motivate a new
generation of learners, scholars and scientists to participate in
the challenges of the rapidly developing new field of m-Science.
As the examples in this open book demonstrate, people are using
mobile technology in powerful new ways to carry out scientific
research, to share results and to disseminate knowledge in
affordable ways. This includes data gathering, analysis and
process of data, and access to on-line services and applications
directed to nurture scientists and scholars using mobile phones,
tablets, netbooks, etc.
The book gives a balanced mix of technical detail, general
overview, societal impact and a sense of the possible. It
underlies all the creative ways that people are finding to use
mobile devices for doing m-Science. The book also aims to give
concrete, hands on, practical information about how to actually
get started with mobile science yourself: ranging from
spectroscopy, sensing and supercomputing to programming and
education. It also gives interesting background and statistics.
The 267 pages long book can be read on-line, or be freely
downloaded from the website: http://m-science.net/book
We invite you to share this information with your colleagues,
friends and students.
[ ICTP Science Dissemination Unit e-mail: sdu[at]ictp.it ]