The organization of such an important congress as the 14th CLMPS is an occasion to fill the gap between the academic world and the general public. By organizing conferences, exhibitions and other events throughout 2011, it is our wish that people in Nancy come to be interested in our domains of research. At the same time as the Congress, we will organize several talks and debates for the general public, on topics related to general problems of science, technology and society, for which we plan to invite worldwide known specialists. We hope that such debates will show that the academic world is ready to participate in discussions which may concern every citizen. Of course, this will only be a success if the academic world and the general public enter into dialogue.
In order to facilitate interaction between the Congress participants and a wider audience, the general public events will not take place during the Congress sessions, but rather at the end of the afternoon or early on in the evening.
A special scientific committee has been created. Its role is to imagine and carry out the general public events.