[CODATA-international] Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, to give a keynote at International Data Week 2018

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Mon Jun 18 01:33:56 EDT 2018

The organisers and programme committee are very pleased to announce that
Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the Founding Director of the
Bibliotheca Alexandrina,  and notable thinker on international science
matters, will give a keynote presentation at the International Data Week
2018, 5-8 November, Gaborone, Botswana

*ISMAIL SERAGELDIN <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliotheca_Alexandrina>*,
Founding Director of the *Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA)
<https://www.bibalex.org/en/default>*, the new Library of Alexandria,
inaugurated in 2002, is currently, Emeritus Librarian, and member of the
Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria. He is advisor to the
Egyptian Prime Minister in matters concerning culture, science, and
museums. He serves as Chair and Member of a number of advisory committees
for academic, research, scientific and international institutions,
including as co-Chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC),
and serves on the Advisory Committee of the World Social Science Report for
2013 and 2016, as well as the UNESCO-supported World Water Scenarios (2013)
and the executive council of the Encyclopedia of Life (2010) and Chairs the
Executive Council of the World Digital Library (2010).  He has held many
international positions including as Vice President of the World Bank
(1993–2000). He also co-chaired the African Union’s high level panel for
Biotechnology (2006) and again for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
in 2012-2013, and was a member of the ICANN Panel for the review of the
internet future (2013).

For more information about Ismail Serageldin, please see

We will be announcing other confirmed keynotes over the next few days!

*The deadline for proposals for papers and abstracts for the SciDataCon
component of International Data Week is fast approaching (Deadline 25 June)*

   - Submit Abstracts for Papers and Posters:
   - Call for Papers and Posters:
   - Provisionally Accepted Sessions:
   - Themes and Scope of SciDataCon:



*International Data Week 2018: deadline for papers and poster abstracts for
SciDataCon, 25 June:* consult the Call for Papers
<https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/call_for_papers/> and
the Accepted
Sessions <https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/>.

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