Springer, Thomson Reuters To Honor Scientists At Israel Info 2010 Technology Conference
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem ---- April 6, 2010 …. Teldan Information Systems, Israel's leading supplier of scientific, technological and business information, will host both Springer, the world's largest scientific publisher, and Thomson Reuters' Science division at the "Israel Info 2010" Annual Technology and Information Conference Exhibition.
Israel's largest technology, information, Web 2.0 conference and exhibition, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary, will take place on May 3-5 at the Tel Aviv Hilton
Organized by Teldan Information Systems, the Israel Info 2010 conference is a prestigious annual event in the information industry and hosts dozens of professional seminars, attended by leading local and international lecturers. Last year the Israel Info technology conference was attended by more than 1,600 professionals.
The Springer event is on the occasion of a special seminar "Digital books, Electronic Readers - Towards the Breakthrough". The seminar will discuss issues such as the position of several different digital consumer spaces, survey the various devices for reading e-books, examine the copyright issues of this medium and discuss the role of libraries in light of this reality.
Springer, the world's largest scientific publisher, will host and lead in this seminar a panel and discussion with the participation of senior Israel researchers whose works have been published by Springer, as well as other researchers and writers in the field of electronic publishing.
The Thomson Reuters event follows the company's continued research into Israel's prolific scientific output. The research, carried out on the Web of Science platform, identifies leading scientists based on their citation statistics. The four most cited Israel scientists will be presented with a prize and a special plaque by Eric-Jan van Kleef, director of Academic and Government area.
The "Israel Info 2010" Conference and Exhibition provides a wide variety of unique and innovative seminars participants showcasing new products, technologies and tools. The event is held with the participation of Israel's universities, public and private colleges as well as high-tech companies and startups.
Israel is about to celebrate its 62nd year as the only free democracy in the Middle-East.
Among the many featured seminars to be held at Israel Info 2010: mobile platforms - content and information on mobile devices, i.e. - cellular phones, the required technologies and the social implications.
Knowledge Management in the Medical Sector - solutions and tools for managing knowledge and information as implemented in Israel's HMOs (Clalit and Maccabi Health Services).
Personalization of Knowledge - Web 2.0 and 3.0 techniques for tailoring content to individual preferences, based on the users' activities on the web, in social networks, with smartphones and offering appropriate recommendations.
Social Networks - the various types of social networks including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Google groups, searching information, moving from information to knowledge and the databases behind these networks.
Information Overload - addressing the phenomenon including how to effectively handle electronic mail, social networks including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, organizational IO, information filtering systems and recommendation engines.
Among the participating organizations: Google Israel, Yahoo Israel, IBM, STKI, the Israel Internet Society, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Maccabi Health Services, Clalit Health Services, Israel Museum, Dead Sea Works, Elbit El-Op, Bynet Software Systems, Delta, Israel Archives and Information Association, the Yad Vashem Library, Keren Kayemet LeIsrael, Reuters Israel, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Haifa University, Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Open University, Weizmann Institute of Science, the National Library, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Mofet Institute, Holon Mediatheque Library, IsIt Fact Verification Software and the Leyden Internet Marketing, SEO and Digital Pr Group.
Israel may be a small country, but its contribution to the world of technology has been immense.
Israel has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America.
The roots of Israel’s high-tech achievements lay in its veteran defense industries. Stemming from the new country’s need to defend itself from Islamic Jihad, in the earliest days of the state, companies like Israel Aviation Industries (IAI), Rafael, Elbit and Tadiran began producing advanced technologies for defense products for the IDF; eventually growing into an international export industry of defense-related products.
Today, these Israel technology companies spearhead the latest high-tech in weapons systems and continue to set new standards for technologically advanced defense systems around the world. In the 1970’s, as it became clear that Israel’s technological expertise could be applied to uses far beyond the military, defense giants spun off companies to develop and produce civilian products.
At the same time, international firms established local research and development centers in Israel. These multinationals include Motorola, IBM, DEC, and National Semiconductors and exposed Israelis to the rapidly expanding fields of telecommunications and semiconductors.
Perhaps the most significant presence in Israel is Intel. Israel ingenuity has contributed significantly to Intel’s world dominance. The world's largest chip maker relies on Israel talent for many of its breakthroughs. It was at the Intel facilities in Haifa and Petach Tikva that the Intel Pentium M chip was created. Pentium M lies at the heart of the Centrino - the collection of wireless components that Intel made synonymous with Wi-Fi broadband access. Without Centrino, there would not be any Internet cafes or hotels for clients to surf the Web on wireless networks while sipping coffee or relaxing with room service.
Other important companies that rely heavily on their Israel development facilities are Cisco, Microsoft and Google. Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft - Israel.
The number of homegrown Israel companies has mushroomed. With thousands of high tech companies and startups opening practically every day, Israel has the highest concentration of technology companies in the world outside of Silicon Valley.
Israel is known throughout the world for its excellence in the field of innovation and technological entrepreneurship. The Technological Incubators Program, operating under the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor since 1991, has had a major contribution in creating an entrepreneurial culture in Israel, specifically a technological entrepreneurial culture.
In 2008, Israel had the 50th highest gross domestic product and 31st highest gross domestic product per capita (at purchasing power parity) at $202.6 billion and $28,474, respectively. In 2007, Israel was invited to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which promotes cooperation between countries that adhere to democratic principles and operate free market economies.
Established in 1978, the Teldan Group is a leading supplier of business, scientific and technological information, offering a full range of information products and services to libraries, information centers , universities, corporations, R&D, hospitals and medical centers, industrial companies and government and defense organizations. Teldan's subsidiaries produce databases, content and information management tools, eResource Access and Management systems, with activities in 15 countries.
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