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The Digital Object Architecture (DOA) is a very general architectural approach to managing information on the net, much as the Internet architecture was a very general approach to interconnecting networks and computers. The Lecture reviews key attributes of the open architecture in the context of its application to information management on the Internet. It also presents the role of the DOA in the handling of institutional as well as personal and/or proprietary information, along with the way in which organizations can both protect and share information in the future.
In his lecture, Zewail stressed on the importance of primary education and maintained that education should not be based solely on memorization. He highlighted the role of family in the educational process, especially at an age of what he called “electronic invasion”, and in providing a suitable atmosphere for inspiration and creativity. By quoting success stories from other developing countries, namely India in technology, China in Education, and South Korea in economy, Zewail called for optimistic hopes for a better future.
Dr. El-Sayed spoke about the importance of materials throughout the ages; the hype about nanomaterials, its origin, and potential applications. He defined nanoscience as the process of making and studying nanostructure; and nanotechnology as the usage and application of nanoscience. He also spoke about gold properties and the potential difficulties facing nanotechnology applications. He also briefed his research work on gold nanoparticles and the usage of gold in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer tumors.
Prof. Boasson tackled the current deteriorated situation of software development, highlighting the reasons for the failure to achieve the goals of the two NATO workshops of 1968, that were set to solve the software crisis back then. He shed some light on the possible approaches to get back on track to reliable software development.
The Documentation of the Ministry of Awqaf Drawings
This is an ongoing joint project between the BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) and the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments). The main objective is to document and classify the information from a collection of about 450 drawings and plates from the Ministry of Awqaf. These drawings, which are of m...
For the past five years, the Egyptian Center for the Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CultNat) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), together with IBM, have been working to bring the awe-inspiring experience of Egypt to the world through a project known as ‘Eternal Egypt.’ It represents a...
Digital Manuscript Library
The publication of digital manuscript sets comes in conformity with the BA's mission to adopt modern digital technologies. The Digital Manuscript Library project aims at publishing the manuscript treasures of Arabic heritage in digital form. The year 2007 witnessed the release of the fifth and sixth sets of the Digital Man...
Access to Knowledge (A2K)
In fulfillment of its mission as a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge and for dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and people, the BA has developed a growing interest in issues relating to access to knowledge (A2K), promotion of innovation and creativity, and intellectual property (IP)...
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global project to bring together, on infinitely expandable web pages, information about all of the approximately 1.9 million species of plants, animals and microorganisms on Earth. As a collaborative effort of tens of thousands of people with expertise around the world, the EOL project a...
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