Information relative à la First European Community Networks conference (3-5 juillet 1997)

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FIRST EUROPEAN COMMUNITY NETWORKS CONFERENCE.
ECN'97
How to Put People First at the Information Society?
Milano
July, 3-5 1997.
promoted by:
BCNet, Barcelona Civic Network (http://www.bcnet.upc.es)
RCM, Rete Civica de Milano. (http://www.rcm.unimi.it)
organized by:
the Regione Lombardia
the University of Milano, Dept. of Computer Science
AIREC (Associazione Informatica e REti Civiche) Lombardia

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
Community networks are developing at different regions, cities and villages
of the European Union as a volontary, grassroot movement which purpose is
giving to the citizen, especially the less favored one, the opportunity to
participate actively in the building of the Information Society. This
movement is based in the best civic traditions of creativity, solidarity
and cultural diversity of each of the European Union's countries, regions
and cities. American and canadians pathed the way years ago.
In the other side, the European Commission is developping an strategy that
stresses the idea of " People First", in order to building an authentic
European way to the Global Information Society.(http://www.ispo.cec.be/infosoc/legreg/docs/peopl1st.html).
Finally, many European municipalities and regions are establishing webs
with city information, establishing estrategies towards "digital cities"
.
Consortiums like "Telecities" or Teleregions go in that direction. Some
kind of cooperation with the civic sector is needed.
We think it is time to make a first attempt to coordinate our efforts in
order to share experiences and draw some new perspectives. The volontary,
citizen-based approach to the IS can be an effective way to achieve some goals as civic training and
democratic participation, complementing the market and the public
Administration efforts. This first conference is a meeting for running
Community Networks and for the community networking sector (professionals,
local officials engage in participation policies,...) in Europe. Our goal
is ending with some practical ways of cooperation.
Two community efforts, BCNet and RCM, want to join our forces in
promoting the first European Community Networks Meeting. The EPITELIO
Network project (http://www.eurosur.org/epitelio) is our common framework.
The Regione Lombardia and the Department of Computer Science, together with
AIREC (Associazione Informatica e REti Civiche) Lombardia they recently
promoted, make their resource available to organize the Conference.
The Conference is organized in a first day of Introduction and presentation
of the experiences of Community Networking in Europe, and a series of
Roundtables for encouraging the discusion of some topics of major relevance
for the development of community networking.
You are all invited to participate.
GOALS:
-Knowing the state of the art of community networks efforts in the EU.
-Setting up a working definition of community networks.
-Discussing differents strategies to coordinate CN
-Establishing a consortium of CNs in EU.
PARTICIPANTS:
-Directors of running CNs in the EU.
-Promoters of new CNs efforts.
-Developpers of community services.
-Sponsors institutions.

TOPICS:
-State of the art of community networking in Europe
-Community networks and community networking: Looking for definitions.
-Community networks and telecities: setting an agenda for public-volontier
partnership.
-The role of companies in community networking.
-Establishing an open consortium

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE.
Veronique Clerk.
VECAM
vecam@globenet.org
Fiorella de Cindio (Conference Co-Chair)
Director of Rete Civica de Milano
decindio@dsi.unimi.it
Joost Flint.
Director Digital City Foundation of Amsterdam
joost@dds.nl
Leda Guidi.
Iperbole. Bologna
com@comune.bologna.it
Heikki Korpinen
Free-Net Finland
korpinen@freenet.hut.fi
Miquel Mulquin.
Director of Communities on Line Forum
michael@communities.org.uk
Artur Serra. (Conference Co-Chair)
Director of BCNet,
artur@ac.upc.es
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Chair
Marzio Tremaglia
Assessore Trasparenza e Cultura
Regione Lombardia
Conference Office
email: airec@dsi.unimi.it
tel. +39-2-55006 291 (at AIREC)
tel. +39-2-6765 3747 (at Regione Lomabrdia, Direzione Cultura)
fax +39-2-6765 2698

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
July 3th, Thursday:
9:30-13:00
THE PRESENTATION
Opening of the Conference. Authority Addresses
The meaning of this conference
- Fiorella de Cindio, RCM;
- Artur Serra, BCNet)
Declarations of interest
- Marzio Tremaglia, Regione Lombardia, Assessore Trasparenza e Cultura
- EC Representative
Break. Coffee
Invited Speakers:
Steve Cisler, Apple Technology Group
Doug Schuler, Seattle Community Network
Break. Lunch.
14:30-18:30
COMMUNITY NETWORKS IN EUROPE: The situation from the experience. (I)
NEDERLAND
Joost Flint
The Experience of DigiStaat.
FINLAND
Heikki Korpinen
Freenet Finland, overview of the Finnish freenet movement.
FRANCE
Veronique Klerk
Ville Numerises en France: the VECAM consortium.
UNITED KINGDOM.
Michael Mulquin,
Communities On Line UK. An overview to the CNs in UK
Break. Coffee
SPAIN
Manuel Sanroma
TINET, the first Spanish freenet.
Artur Serra
BCNet, building a community network in a metropolitan area.

ITALY
Fiorella de Cindio,
the Rete Civica de Milano and other RC in Lombardia
Leda Guidi,
Bologna, the Iperbole experience.
Gigi Tagliapietra
ONDE the Garda Lake Civic Network, a network in a small town.

JULY 4th, friday.
COMMUNITY NETWORKS IN EUROPE: The situation from the experience. (II)
Eero Riikonen
Outline of a developing Finnish experiment- The INSP Programme
Irene Neilson
The Internet Express in Liverpool
Macri Puricelli
PoloEst - A Community Network in the Provincia di Venezia.
EU PROJECTS.
Sean O Siochru
The Cedis Project
L. Navarro, Andres Dochao
The Epitelio Project
Break. Coffee
COMMUNITY NETWORKS: THE ISSUES
What CNs are and what could be: research challenges.
Roundtable, chaired by: Artur Serra, BCNet
Break. Lunch.
Community networks and public services.
Roundtable, chaired by: Leda Guidi, Iperbole
Break. Coffee

Community networks and company services. What role of companies in CNs?.
Roundtable, chaired by: Fiorella De Cindio, Univ of Milano and RCM

JULY 5th, SATURDAY.
9:30 - 13:00
COMMUNITY NETWORKS: THE ISSUES (cont.)
Community networks: designing computer systems for communities. Roundtable,
chaired by: Leandro navarro, UPC
Break. Coffee
Community networks: organizing an european paltform.
David Wilcox, The International Association of Community Networking.
Debate on the organization of a European Community Networks Alliance
(ECNA). Proposals
-Goals
-Estructure
-Action Plan
-Follow up.
Break. Lunch.
14:30 - 16:00
GENERAL DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS
Artur Serra
Departament Arquitectura Computadors.
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya.
Campus Nord. Gran Capita, s/n , Modul D6-008
Barcelona 08034
tel, +34-3-4017182
fax, +34-3-4017055
artur@ac.upc.es
http://www.ac.upc.es/homes/artur