Today HBCSE launched the SELF Platform for the community. Prof. Arvind Kumar, Centre Director, HBCSE, began the event by welcoming the participants and informing about the research and development work at HBCSE. Dr. Nagarjuna gave an introductory talk about the SELF Project. Prof. Shobo Bhattacharya, Director TIFR, launched the SELF Platform by joining as a user at http://www.selfplatform.eu
We had organized two special lectures on the occassion. A keynote address on FOSS & Collaborative Culture was delivered by Prof. D. B. Phatak,Subharao M. Nilekani Chair Professor, Kanwal Rekhi Institute of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. A special lecture on Semantic Web and Collaborative E-learning was delivered by Prof. G. Sivakumar,Professor and Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
Later the SELF Team conducted a live demo of the SELF Platform explaining its features. The developers team are Nagarjuna, Bipin, Prasanta, Divya, Rajiv, Rakesh, Debarshi, Alpesh, Saurabh, Meena.
The event concluded by vote of thanks and high tea.
We had a good number of audience (about 100) comprsing of teachers, educaitonists, students, scientists, people from free software community, etc. alongwith media.