Free and Open Source Software In Science
4-6 January, 2007
Union Christian College, Alwaye, Kochi Kerala
FOSS In Science (Post Workshop)
A National Workshop on Free Software in Science was held at the Union Christian (UC) College during January 4-6, 2007.There were about one hundred participants including students, teachers and researchers from various parts of India.
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. P K Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor of CUSAT and was presided by Mr. Satish Babu, Executive Secretary, SPACE, Trivandrum.
There were several presentations on various topics including Scientific Computing and Data Visualization using Python and Mayavi, Free Software for Mathematics,Advanced Modeling using Free Software tools and Libraries,Free and Open Source GIS.
Prof. Nagarjuna spoke about Gnowledge and Symantic Web; Dr. V. Sasikumar talked about LaTeX and Free Software tools in Scienctic Computing
Prabhu Ramachandran (who developed MayaVi) presented a talk on the use of Python programming and MayaVi for scientific data visualisation;
Ajith Kumar of Inter University Accelerator Centre demonstrated Phoenix (an acronym for Physics through Home Made Equipment and Innovative Experiments) which is a small piece of equipment that can be interfaced with a computer and an experimental set up (and both the hardware and software are Free);