Source – ISU:
17th ISU Annual International Symposium
ISU Central Campus, Strasbourg
5th – 7th March 2013
SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND TELE-REACH:
BENEFITTING HUMANITY ON EARTH AND BEYOND
ISU’s next symposium, the seventeenth in a series, will address ‘Tele-reach’ where we use this term to refer to technologies and applications which allow remote presence, participation, interaction or control. The emphasis here will be placed on exploring the role that space can play in broadening and sustaining the ‘reach’ of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems to benefit humankind in areas such as education, healthcare and environmental management. Looking beyond the socio-economic benefits here on Earth we will widen the scope to include fields such as tele-presence and tele-operation of remote equipment both on Earth and in space.
Six half-day sessions, all held in plenary, will address:
Symposium17Tues. 5th March:
1. Tele-Reach Needs, Current Provisions and Future Plans
Wed. 6th March:
4. Tele-Reach and the Environment
Thurs. 7th March:
5. Other Applications of Tele-Reach on Earth and in Orbit
6. Political, Economic, Legal and Ethical Challenges
At the end of each session a Panel Discussion will provide further opportunities for questions and for interactions by participants. A Poster Session will be held on the first evening in conjunction with the Symposium Reception and posters will then be displayed prominently throughout the following two days.