The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe's largest, general science meeting and is held in a leading Europe city every two years. The first meeting was held in Stockholm in 2004, followed by Munich (2006), Barcelona (2008) and Turin (2010). Dublin was awarded the honour of hosting ESOF in 2012, following an open competition. Copenhagen will host then event in 2014. ESOF is an interdisciplinary, pan-European meeting, held under the auspices of Euroscience, which aims to: Showcase the latest advances in science and technology; Promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy; and Stimulate and provoke public interest, excitement and debate about science and technology.
The World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. It began in 1994 at CERN and is organized by the International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee (IW3C2). The Conference aims to provide the world a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardization of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The conference brings together researchers, developers, users and commercial ventures-indeed all those who are passionate about the Web and what it has to offer. www2012 will focus on "openness" in web technologies, standards and practices, and will showcase the best of the region's technology and culture.