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.

CEIC sponsored Panel Discussions at ICM2014

ICM2014 web page for Invited ICM Panels


"Mathematical Massive Open Online Courses" (M-MOOCs)
       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

  1. Bill BartonThe University of Auckland, New Zealand  (pdf)
  2. Robert GhristUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA (video)
  3. Matti PaunaUniversity of Helsinki, Finland (pdf)
  4. Angel RuizUniversidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica (pdf)

Panel brief

background material:

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"The Future of Mathematical Publishing"
        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

  1. Rajendra Bhatia, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India and Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
  2. Jean-Pierre DemaillyInstitut Fourier, France
  3. Chris Greenwell, Elsevier, The Netherlands
  4. Thomas HintermannEuropean Mathematical Society Publishing House, Switzerland
  5. Nalini Joshi, University of Sydney, Australia (pdf)
  6. Ravi VakilStanford University, USA

Panel brief

background material:

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"The World Digital Mathematics Library" (WDML)
      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

  1. Thierry Bouche, Institut Fourier, France (pdf)
  2. Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University, USA
  3. Gert-Martin GreuelUniversity of Kaiserslautern, Germany (pdf)
  4. Patrick Ion, Mathematical Reviews, USA
  5. Rajeeva Karandikar, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India (pdf)
  6. June Zhang, Peking University, China (pdf)

Panel brief

background material:

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See the video