Encuentros 2012 central theme: the challenge of knowledge-based development.
Encuentros 2012 is an excellent platform to communicate your research to a wide audience.
The central theme of the Encuentros Paris 2012 Conference will be the exploration of alternatives to effectively integrate Chilean scientists and from other nationalities, trained abroad, into the process of economic and social progress in Chile. This subject converges with the analysis of global issues as international mobility and the contribution of knowledge to the development of emerging countries.
Our scope goes beyond a theoretical analysis of this subject, proposing a conference simultaneously focused in practical ways of implementing this goal. Specifically, we propose a gathering space for academics, public institutions and private companies, thus promoting the establishment of cooperative projects among Latin America, Europe and North America.
Social activities have an important place in the program for Encuentros 2012. We provide you with the perfect setting to exchange ideas and to augment your contacts network.
Promoting innovation through a multidisciplinary program.
Communications will be organized in seven thematic sessions, creating an encouraging environment for
intellectual exchange among dissimilar fields of research:
The proposals for each session will be selected by a scientific committee, including talks by senior professionals and ample space for emerging young researchers (check Speakers). There will also be keynote lectures, as well as as interdisciplinary workshops.
You are welcome do download our Encuentros 2012 Booklet! There you will find all relevant information about this year's Encuentros, including the full program and information about our speakers, organizers, sponsors, supporters, and donors.
The following descriptions are indicative, communications related to the proposed subjects can be accepted even if their contents are not explicitly mentioned here.
SPECIAL SESSION 1
Brain Gain: return of skills and human capital
This session aims to discuss and reflect on the challenges and opportunities, which Latin American researchers, students and professional -with international training- face in the professional and academic field at the moment of returning back to their home country. During this session the speakers will share practical information, tips, advices and recommendations on the return of knowledge and skills acquired abroad back into Chile, as well as for the return of human capital. Some of the speakers of this session are: Dr. Mario Rosemblatt, Executive Director of Fundación Ciencias para la Vida; Dr. María José Navarrete, a young researcher in the academia who will share some insider tips in process of returning to Chile; Dr. Patrice Vermeren, Executive Director of the French-Argentine Center of Studies of the UBA; and Molly Pollack, Executive Director ChileGlobal at Fundación Chile.
Alvaro Bustos, email@example.com
Juan Pablo Hontavilla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristian Hernandez, email@example.com
The special session Science and Entrepreneurship is part of the interest of the organizing committee to bring forward all efforts with the capability of making a difference in the development of our country, putting highly qualified “brains” to work and making true entrepreneurial ideas which could, with a bit of help, become successful business projects. Through the session, the main topics regarding “Science and Entrepreneurship” will be discussed. We will go from the concept of entrepreneurship to how to protect the intellectual property, stepping into all relevant information. At last, we would like to open a round table, having as guests successful entrepreneurs with whom we will go deeper into what it is like to be an entrepreneur and scientist at the same time, and how to survive to the adventure. We hope you´ll enjoy it!
Natural sciences are the basis for applied sciences using an interdisciplinary approach that shares a number of cross-discipline fields, this include a broad variety of disciplines such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences (including Geology, Geophysics, Soil Science, Hydrology, Oceanography, Glaciology, Atmospheric sciences,among others).
In a world changing constantly, research in these areas is fundamental to understand the different environmental consequences due to the human activity and its impact on biodiversity and sustainability.
In this context, the development of renewable energies technologies -energies derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly- has became a big challenge. The replacement of carbon and its derivates as main energy source is a major concern of the XXI century. Different renewable energy obtaining technologies are in a constant development, including Eolic, Hydric, Solar, Biomass, Bio fuel and Geothermal energy, and their market will continue growing.
Climate change concerns, coupled with high oil prices, peak oil and increasing government support, are pushing towards a revolution on renewable energies legislation all over the world, by giving incentives on production, commercialization and usage.
We encourage young scientists to present their work concerning the different natural sciences and the development of renewable energies with the aim of having an open debate, particularly analyzing what the Chilean challenges are.
The objective of this session is to integrate academic work and scientific knowledge on the current medical and life science debate, focusing on current research areas in Chile.
The session will host Chilean and non-Chilean postgraduates to present and share its academic work and results and discuss with experts from Europe and worldwide.
We invite all health researchers and life scientists interested in the medical global trends and its implication on Chilean contexts to apply an abstract of their work under the following topics: Cardiology, Clinical trials, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine based on evidence, Nephrology, Neurosciences, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Nutrition, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Public Health, Pulmonary/Critical Care and Surgery.
This session will address different scientific fields mainly those of engineering and general sciences with practical applications. We look forward to bringing together the most diverse scientific knowledge and academic work applied in industrial processes in Chile or related with it.
We encourage the scientific community to apply to this session, Interdisciplinary and Applied Sciences, especially those coming from Fermentation, Enzymes, Bioprocess and Genetic Engineering, Cell and Tissue culture, Molecular Biotechnology, Food Technologies and similar fields.
Economy, Sociology and Public Policies
Carlos Villalobos, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Session Economy, Sociology and Public Policies seeks to promote an academic debate and exchanges of opinions on economics, sociology and public policies related to relevant development issues, aiming to place Chile in the centre of the discussion. The session aims to contribute to re-think public policies regarding inequalities, poverty and other socio-economic topics such as education and law reforms which are being discussed intensively during the current manifestations in Chile.
We expect to receive academic works from all session related fields, however we invite all researchers with focusing on issues oriented to improve quality of life in developing countries. We welcome all contributions to the current Chilean public policy debate. Some of the session’s topics are: Poverty, Inequalities, Social exclusion, Labor markets, Vulnerability, Gender issues, Sustainable development, Political economy, Institutions and Discrimination.
Architecture, Urban Studies and Geography
Modern human beings are urban dwellers. The city is both a product and a conditioner of modern life. From this perspective, the post-fordist city and the so called city-regions are the “operational zone” of major human developments. This session centers its focus upon current research topics on urban and regional issues presenting Chile as the common thread. Increasingly, cities and urban regions, with their issues and players, must be acknowledged and taken into account of important dimensions of all major academic discussion. In that dimensions this session looking for the exchange and debate of the follow topics and his contribution with the current Chilean concern.
Urban Cultures/Subcultures, City Risk/Risk City, The Digital City, Urban Governance, Ethnically diverse City, Infrastructure and Society, Sustainable Planning, Polarization, Segregation in the Globalized World, Surveillance Society/ The City of Surveillance, Postfordism, Postmodern City and New Economy, Regional and City-Economy, Economic and Forced Migrations, Megacities, Sustainable Architecture, Neighborhood/Urban Regeneration and Housing Policies.
This session aims to deal with main issues of education and communication worldwide and illustrate its links with the contemporary Chilean society. By means of the experience and works of the Chilean young scientists abroad wee seek to provide different points of view and generate propositions in order to resolve subjects like the education crisis, among others. We invite papers that examine this kind of topics from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, including approaches from media and cultural studies, among others. We have a particular interest in the effect of information technologies in education and its application to Chile. Papers may address a specific part or multiple aspects of the session theme.
We welcome, among other topics, studies of : Specific educational innovations (for example methodological innovations in learning), Learning outcomes and competences in education, Digital learning resources, Impact of ICTs in education policy and practice, Histories and case studies which relate education and communication in a variety of scales, The effect of new media in the classroom, The role of media literacy and media education, Pedagogy and didactics with ICT, Multi-disciplinary methods for educational research, Methodological considerations of the role of new media in education, Education for democratic citizenship and civic education, Media and democracy, Audience and media consumption, Children as media consumers, Media convergence and media transition, Creativity and collaboration in the Digital Age and Communication research.
Information Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics
Isabel Berna, email@example.com
José Manuel Brito, firstname.lastname@example.org
In a changing world that is globalized, networked, faster and complex, the new technologies play a crucial role in development. In this context, the new knowledge from basic sciences to applied sciences and engineering are expected as a main source for further advances where integration, diversity and innovation are indispensable.
We would like to invite to this session all researchers currently working in technological development and its integration from fundamental to applied sciences, specially in the area of information technologies, since they have been featured by OECD as major driver of research, innovation, growth and social change.
Researchers from the fields of physics, mathematics, informatics, mechatronics, engineering and related areas are expected. People from the field of mathematics are particularly welcome in this session that intends to emphasize the importance of this field as a common basis for further scientific development.
City of Lights Tour
Join us on an tour for conference participants and their companions to
enjoy some of the tourist attractions of the “City of Lights” as the
Eiffel Tower, the hill of Montmartre or the Latin Quarter. We are
preparing the most interesting and economic alternatives to explore
together the secret charms of Paris. Online registration will be soon