In response to the internet revolution in electronic publishing and communication, the CEIC was formed in 1998 to monitor such developments and advise the IMU and, through it, the worldwide mathematics community.

ICM2014 web page for Invited ICM Panels

8/18, 18:00-19:30

A discussion of MOOCs and new developments in online education, and their impact on mathematical research, teaching, and education throughout the world. This session will be held in conjunction with the “How Can We Teach Better” panel/round table to be organized by ICMI.

Moderator: James Davenport, *University of Bath, UK*

- Bill Barton,
*The University of Auckland, New Zealand (pdf)* - Robert Ghrist,
*University of Pennsylvania, USA (video)* - Matti Pauna,
*University of Helsinki, Finland (pdf)* - Angel Ruiz,
*Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica (pdf)*

background material:

- MOOCs — A Preliminary Report for CEIC/IMU/ICMI (Bill Barton)
- MOOCs and the Future of Mathematics (Robert Ghrist)
- J. Fowler and T. Smith, Musings on MOOCs, Notices of American Math. Society (2014)

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8/19, 18:00-19:30

The panel will discuss current issues in mathematical publishing, including such topics as journal rankings and metrics, open access, publishing costs and ethics, the Cost of Knowledge boycott, new models of publishing, epijournals, and related developments.

Moderator: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, *European Research Council, Belgium*

- Rajendra Bhatia,
*Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India and Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea* - Jean-Pierre Demailly,
*Institut Fourier, France* - Chris Greenwell,
*Elsevier, The Netherlands* - Thomas Hintermann,
*European Mathematical Society Publishing House, Switzerland* - Nalini Joshi,
*University of Sydney, Australia (pdf)* - Ravi Vakil,
*Stanford University, USA*

background material:

- IMU/CEIC Best Current Practices for Journals (2010)
- IMU/ICIAM blog on mathematical journals
- IMU/ICIAM Working Group Report on Journal Ranking (2011)
- The Cost of Knowledge
- Recommendation on the evaluation of individual researchers in the mathematical sciences
- Epi-journals
- T.C. Bergstrom, P.N. Courant, R.P. McAfee, and M.A. Williams, Evaluating big deal journal bundles, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., US (2014)
- Open access - four opinions, European Math. Society Newsletter, March, 2014, p. 39-43
- A. Odlyzko, Are libraries and open access becoming irrelevant?, Notices American Math. Society (2014)
- J.-P. Demailly, Episciences: a publishing platform for open archive overlay journals, European Math. Society Newsletter, March, 2013, p. 31-32
- K. Fowler, Do mathematicians get the author rights they want?, Notices American Math. Society (2012)
- D. Arnold and K. Fowler, Nefarious Numbers, Notices American Math. Society (2011)
- P. Olver, Journals in flux, Notices American Math. Society (2011)
- J. Ewing's shared material on Publishing
- R. Bhatia, Future of Mathematics Publishing

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8/20, 18:00-19:30

A presentation and discussion of the World Digital Mathematics Library, covering recent initiatives funded by the Sloan Foundation, including a workshop at the National Academy of Sciences in 2012, a Report issued by the National Research Council in March, 2014, and future prospects.

Moderator: Peter Olver, *University of Minnesota, USA*

- Thierry Bouche,
*Institut Fourier, France (pdf)* - Ingrid Daubechies,
*Duke University, USA* - Gert-Martin Greuel,
*University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (pdf)* - Patrick Ion,
*Mathematical Reviews, USA* - Rajeeva Karandikar,
*Chennai Mathematical Institute, India (pdf)* - June Zhang,
*Peking University, China**(pdf)*

background material:

- Developing a 21st Century Global Library for Mathematics Research
- Digital Mathematics Library: A Vision for the Future, Endorsed by the General Assembly of the International Mathematical Union (2006)
MSRI Workshop on the World Digital Mathematical Library (2005)

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