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May/June 2011
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


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May/June 2011


In Print

  • New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation, by Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, published by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), March 2011.

    "This report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a 'promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena,' describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered."

  • Managing and Sharing Data: best practice for researchers, by Veerle Van den Eynden, Louise Corti, Matthew Woollard, Libby Bishop and Laurence Horton, published by the UK Data Archive, University of Essex, May 2011.

    "To support researchers in producing high quality research data for long-term use and in meeting ESRC's more stringent Research Data Policy requirements, the UK Data Archive has revised and expanded its popular and highly cited Managing and Sharing Data: best practice for researchers, first published in 2009."

  • Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest, Stephen A. Merrill and Anne-Marie Mazza, Editors, National Academy Press, 2010, ISBN-10: 0-309-16111-8.

    "Thirty years ago federal policy underwent a major change through the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which fostered greater uniformity in the way research agencies treat inventions arising from the work they sponsor....As a result of the Act's passage, patenting and licensing activity from such research has accelerated. Although the system created by the Act has remained stable, it has generated debate about whether it might impede other forms of knowledge transfer. Concerns have also arisen that universities might prioritize commercialization at the expense of their traditional mission to pursue fundamental knowledge – for example, by steering research away from curiosity-driven topics toward applications that could yield financial returns. To address these concerns, the National Research Council convened a committee of experts from universities, industry, foundations, and similar organizations, as well as scholars of the subject, to review experience and evidence of the technology transfer system's effects and to recommend improvements. The present volume summarizes the committee's principal findings and recommendations."

  • The role of microfilm in digital preservation, by Heather Brown, John Baker, Walter Cybulski, Andy Fenton, John Glover, Paul Negus, Jonas Palm of the International Microfilm Collaboration working group.

    "The DCC's Digital Curation Reference Manual is designed to help data custodians, producers and users better understand the challenges they face and the roles that they play in creating, managing and preserving digital information over time....Drawing on a risk management perspective, this installment introduces the complementary role that microfilm, and particularly computer output microfilm (COM), can play within the broad spectrum of digital preservation. It provides some international examples of current and best practice and highlights some technical issues relating to standards."

  • Digital Preservation Policies: Guidance for Archives: Final report. First edition 2011, the United Kingdom National Archives. Crown copyright 2011.

    "The National Archives has developed guidance on the need for a digital preservation policy. It discusses the main success criteria for a policy and its relation to other policy areas."

  • CONTENTdm Cookbook Recipes for metadata entry for UofL Digital Initiatives, by Rachel Howard, Digital Initiatives, University of Louisville, March 21, 2011.

    "This document is intended as a guide to data entry and descriptive cataloging for University of Louisville (UofL) digital projects using CONTENTdm software. It will be updated as modifications in the software and/or metadata schema necessitate."

  • Social Business Roadmap, Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), 2011.

    "One of the challenges is that organizations often do not know how to implement social processes and technologies effectively. AIIM has developed a Social Business Roadmap based on research, feedback from early adopters, and the work of a task force led by noted author and futurist Geoffrey Moore (Crossing the Chasm). The Roadmap...describes key steps organizations should take to implement social technologies effectively, rapidly, and in a way that achieves a business purpose."

  • Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2010: Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors, by Matthew P. Long and Roger C. Schonfeld, Copyright 2010 ITHAKA (This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.)

    From the Executive Summary to the report: "The Ithaka S+R Library Survey of academic library directors in the United States was conducted in fall 2010. Our aim was to learn about the strategic direction library administrators are planning for their organizations as well as their views on service offerings and collections. This report of findings is intended to give the library community a better sense of important trends and help senior leaders benchmark their plans against their peer institutions."

  • Scan and Deliver: Managing User-initiated Digitization in Special Collections and Archives, by Jennifer Schaffner, OCLC Research; Francine Snyder, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Shannon Supple, University of California at Berkeley. A publication of OCLC Research, April 2011, © 2011 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

    "This report details the work of the RLG Partnership Working Group on Streamlining Photography and Scanning and its result – a flexible, tiered approach to delivering digitized materials that acknowledges differences in user needs, collections, institutions, and resources. This tiered workflow for user – initiated digitization consists of four main steps: review, decide, scan, and deliver."

  • What's New, Issue 35, April 2011, Digital Preservation Coalition, April 2011.

    "In this issue:

    • What's on, and What's new
    • Editorial: Aiming for Obsolescence (William Kilbride, DPC)
    • Who's who: Sixty second interview with Gareth Knight, Digital Curation Specialist, King's College London
    • One world: Max Kaiser, Bettina Kann, Sven Schlarb (Austrian National Library); Christoph Becker, (Vienna University of Technology); Hannes Kulovits (Austrian State Archives)
    • Featured Project: Kate Fernie (MDR Associates) tells us about the DigiCurV project
    • Your view: Commentary, questions and debate from readers"
  • Working Group Connection, April 2011, published by NISO.

    "Working Group Connection is a quarterly supplement to the monthly NISO Newsline e-newsletter, published in January, April, July, and October. Working Group Connection provides the latest news from NISO's working groups and committees. Working Group Connection will keep you up-to-date on the progress of all of the standards and recommended practices in development and maintenance, letting you know both what is new and what is forthcoming."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (May 2011), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • An overview of Personal Archiving Day at the Library of Congress
    • A recap of the Newspaper Archive Summit
    • New reports available: The Center for Research Libraries describes digital newspaper production; and new reports on Preserving Legislative Data
    • Videos from two recent webinars are now available:
    • Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories and a Recollection Workshop"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (April 2011), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • The Library of Congress generates buzz at the 2011 South By Southwest Music and Media Conference
    • Learn about how the Library of Congress will celebrate Preservation Week 2011 (April24-20) -- and watch a video preview of the events
    • Read an overview of Siva Vaidhyanathan's recent talk at the Library of Congress on his book, The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry)
    • News from recent conferences: Computers in Libraries 2011 and Screening for the Future 2011
    • A new pilot project focuses on preserving state government legislative information"
  • ERCIM News 85, Special theme: Unconventional Computing Paradigms, April 2011.

    "ERCIM News is the magazine of ERCIM. It reports on joint actions of the ERCIM partners, and aims to reflect the contribution made by ERCIM to the European Community in Information Technology. Through short articles and news items, it provides a forum for the exchange of information between the institutes and also with the wider scientific community. ERCIM News is published quarterly."

  • Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), Special Issue: Year in Review and State of the Standards, Winter 2011, Volume 23, Issue 1.

    "Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ), NISO's quarterly print magazine, includes feature articles on timely standards-related topics, spotlight articles on a NISO member organization, updates on NISO activities, status of all NISO standards in development, and national and international library and information standards news....This issue (V23N1) is NISO's first open access issue of Information Standards Quarterly and is now available on the NISO website. The full issue as well as individual articles are available for free download in PDF format."

  • LIBRES, Volume 21, issue 1.

    "LIBRES is an international refereed electronic journal devoted to new research in Library and Information Science."

  • Information Research, Volume 16, No 1, March, 2011.

    "Information Research is a freely available, international, scholarly journal, dedicated to making accessible the results of research across a wide range of information-related disciplines. It is privately published by Professor T.D. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Sheffield, with in-kind support from Lund University Libraries, Lund, Sweden and from the Swedish School of Library and Information Science."


Point to Point

  • casts from the Webwise 2011 Conference, held March 9 - 11, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland

    "Webcasts of the 2011 WebWise Conference on "Libraries, Museums, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Research, Education, and Practice" are now available online."

  • Maximising online resource effectiveness, Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) 2011.

    "Society vies for the users' attention, how can we ensure that the resources that are being created through public funds reach and engage with their constituent audiences? The reports, guides and case studies [at this site] summarise the key principles in maximising your online effectiveness and present a condensed version of the highly successful series of workshops commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by JISC Netskills in 2010."


Calls for Participation

  • 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2012, 4 - 7 January 2012. Call for papers for Digital Libraries [A Minitrack of Digital Media: Content and Communications]. The submission deadline is 15 June 2011.

    "Since the advent of high speed internet access and inexpensive storage, libraries around the world are building repositories of their books, papers, and other works which can be digitized or which were born digital. Repositories are growing rapidly in scope and number, for example, Project Gutenberg, Google Book Search, the Internet Archive, the World Digital Library, and many others. HICSS papers must contain original material, and not be previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere. Abstracts are optional. You may submit a paper to only one minitrack."

  • International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES 2011), 21 - 24 November 2011, San Francisco, California, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 20 June 2011.

    "The International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end."

  • OnTheMove (OTM) Academy 2011, 17 - 21 October 2011, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 22 June 2011.

    "The OnTheMove federated event is unique at providing an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to meet and understand recent developments on Cloud Computing Infrastructures, The Internet of Things, or Cyberphysical Systems, Business Process Modelling in the Networked Enterprise, and Semantic Web 2.0 and Social Computing for the Enterprise, and to interact with colleagues in adjoining related fields."

  • 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), 23 - 27 October 2011, Bonn, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 23 June 2011.

    "ISWC is the major international forum where the latest research results and technical innovations on all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented."

  • Fourth Workshop on Very Large Digital Libraries, September 29, 2011, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 June 2011.

    "The fourth edition of the Workshop will focus on the problems emerging from the marriage of 'very large' Digital Libraries and 'very large' Data Archives, in an attempt to manage, combine and interlink datasets with publications. Such problems include metadata definition, annotations, search, preservation, provenance, metadata aggregation, etc."

  • 10th European NKOS Workshop, 28 - 29 September 2011, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 26 June 2011.

    "The 10th European NKOS workshop at TPDL explores the potential of Knowledge Organization Systems, such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases. These tools attempt to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the semantic web. The workshop provides an opportunity to report and discuss projects, research, and development related to Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services in next-generation digital libraries. A further objective is to systematically engage in discussions in common areas of interest with selected related communities and to investigate potential co-operation. TPDL (succeeding ECDL) is the established venue for reporting on European NKOS activities, complementing the US series of workshops. The workshop allows major projects to report results, newcomers to interact with established people in the field and discussion of topical issues, requiring consensus or coordination, including standards efforts, to take place."

  • International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives, September 29, 2011, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 30 June 2011.

    "The Semantic Digital Archives Workshop aims at promoting and discussing sophisticated knowledge representation and knowledge management solutions specifically designed for improving Archival Information Systems. Over the past couple of decades, digitally created content has come to permeate all aspects of our lives and the life cycle of these objects is increasingly exclusively digital. Therefore, sustainable long-term curation perspectives for our digital cultural heritage are essential."

  • 4th International Conference on eHealth , 21 - 23 November 2011, Malaga, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2011.

    "The specific aim of the upcoming 4th eHealth conference is research into social networks for epidemic intelligence, a new rapidly emerging field bringing together data mining, web intelligence, social networks and Web 2.0 technologies to assist public health and field epidemiology. As in previous years, eHealth 2011 will bring together experts from academia, industry and global healthcare institutions such as WHO and ECDC to stimulate cutting-edge research discussions, share experience with real-world healthcare service providers and policy makers, as well as provide numerous business opportunities."

  • iPRES 2011 - 8th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, 1 - 4 November 2011, Singapore. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2011.

    "iPRES 2011 will be the eighth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in preserving our digital heritage."

  • Fifth International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR'11), 12 - 14 October 2011, Izmir, Turkey. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 July 2011.

    "[This conference] aims at becoming the main event for researchers in the area of metadata and semantics with an inter-disciplinary focus. The conference welcomes submissions from any disciplinary domain in which meta-descriptions of digital resources are used, defined or standardized (e.g. biology, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, etc.)."

  • 7th International Digital Curation Conference, 5 - 7 December 2011, Bristol, United Kingdom. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 July 2011.

    "Digital curation manages, maintains, preserves, and adds value to digital information throughout its lifecycle, reducing threats to long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence and enhancing usefulness for research and scholarship. IDCC brings together those who create information, those who curate and manage it, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes."


Goings On

  • Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2011, 13 - 17 June 2011, Ottawa, Canada.

    "The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL enhances the tradition of conference excellence already established by the ACM and IEEE-CS by combining the annual events that these professional societies have sponsored on an annual basis, the ACM Digital Libraries Conferences and the IEEE-CS Advances in Digital Libraries Conferences. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term "digital libraries", including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."

  • Web Archive Globalization Workshop, 17 June 2011, Ottawa, Canada.

    "This workshop will bring together major players in Web archiving to identify the technological and sociological barriers in the way of universal, automated access to Web archives worldwide and to develop short and long-term goals for overcoming these barriers. We hope to enlist participants in showcasing ideas, tools, and methodologies that can assist in globalizing and integrating disparate web archives. Through plenum discussions and small group sessions, we hope to develop actionable research agendas and persuade interested students to join in our efforts."

  • Eleventh International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2011), 20 - 24 June 2011, Paphos, Cyprus.

    "ICWE 2011 aims at promoting research and scientific excellence on Web Engineering and at bringing together scientists and practitioners interested in technologies, methodologies, tools, and techniques used to develop and maintain Web-based applications and to enable and improve the dissemination and use of Web-related content."

  • 7th Cern Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, 22 - 24 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland.

    "This workshop is aimed at those involved in the development of Open Access (OA) repositories and who can influence the direction of developments – either within their institution, their country or at an international level – that includes technical developers of OA bibliographic databases and connected services, research information policy developers at university or library level, funding bodies concerned with access to the results of their research, OA publishers,and influential researchers keen to lead OA developments in their own field."

  • 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 22 - 24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

    "ELPUB2011 will bring together both researchers and practitioners to discuss digital publishing and mobile applications along with their implications for scholarly communication, information services, e-learning, e-businesses and digital cultural heritage sector. Digital publishing software and applications for mobile devices will be highlighted along with the integration of their functional capabilities such as location awareness with digital resources. Methods by which digital content can be repurposed for mobile devices and mobile users will also be discussed, as they have different browsing, reading and viewing habits."

  • 6th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP6) Conference, 27 - 30 June 2011, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

    "This...conference has grown out of an increasing interest in using the best available evidence in health libraries to improve library and information practice more generally. Previous EBLIP conferences have been practical, friendly and inspirational in getting people involved in evidence-based practice. In 'Valuing Knowledge and Expertise', the stimulating and varied EBLIP6 programme of workshops, presentations and discussion has been specifically designed to appeal to library and information practitioners who may have previously thought that evidence based practice wasn't for them. It will provide a practical and accessible forum for librarians and information practitioners from all sectors to discover and disseminate evidence that may contribute to decision-making in professional practice."

  • METS Workshop: The Basics and Beyond, 27 June - 1 July 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

    "Although continuous, this hands-on workshop consists of three modules, any of which may be taken independently:

    • The first module (Monday) offers a thorough introduction to METS, including an overview of all of its high level features.
    • The second module (Tuesday and Wednesday) delves deeply into the heart of METS: the flexible mechanisms it provides for encoding, organizing, and representing digital content of various kinds and for different purposes. It also looks at tools that can facilitate the implementation of METS and how their use may affect encoding decisions.
    • The third and final module (Thursday and Friday morning) explores strategies for implementing METS in a production environment, and provides participants with the opportunity to strategize about the implementation of METS within their own environments. Several in-depth case studies from institutions using METS in production environments will be presented."
  • LIBER 40th Annual General Conference: Getting Europe ready for 2020: the library's role in research, education and society, 29 June - 2 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

    "The Programme Committee has invited original presentations and posters on one or more of the following topics:

    • Opening up access to content through (mass) digitisation
    • Innovative business models for dissemination of scientific data
    • Measuring the impact of scholarly communication
    • User behaviour and the users' demand for services
    • Enhancing the resource discovery experience
    • Advancing information literacy and skills
    • Digital preservation
    • Mobile devices and applications
    • New roles and partnerships
    • Marketing research libraries"
  • 1st European Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval, 4 July 2011, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

    "Human-Computer Information Retrieval, was a phrase coined by Gary Marchionini in 2005 and is representative of the growing interest in uniting both those who are interested in how information systems are built (the Information Retrieval community) and those who are interested in how humans search for information (the Human-Computer Interaction and Information Seeking communities)."

  • 13th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011 (ISSI 2011), 4 - 8 July 2011, Durban, South Africa.

    "The ISSI 2011 Conference will provide an international open forum for scientists, research managers and authorities, information and communication related professionals to debate the current status and advancements of informetric and scientometric theory and applications, with emphasis on the progress of scientometrics and science in developing countries."

  • Third International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT 2011), 11 - 13 July 2011, Macau, China.

    "In the last few years, the landscape of digital technology applications projects for the various disciplines in humanities, social sciences, and sciences appears induced by many initiatives. For the creation of research clusters, the research community has thousands of databases, websites, local computing clusters, and web-based tools around individual themes, interests and projects. In most cases, these tools and resources are and were created to meet the specific needs of a particular community. In many cases, the funding and support for these critical initiatives is fragile and temporary, and directed in piecemeal fashion. There is a need to provide concerted efforts in building federated digital technologies that will enable the formation of network of digital technologies."

  • AdMIRe 2011: 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research, 11 - 15 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

    "The 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Music Information Research (AdMIRe 2011) will serve as a forum for theoretical and practical discussions of cutting edge research in the fields of Web mining for music information extraction, retrieval, and recommendation as well as in mobile applications and services."

  • The 2011 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011), 11 - 15 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

    "This conference serves as a forum to promote the exchange of the latest advances in multimedia technologies, systems, and applications from both the research and development perspectives of the circuits and systems, communications, computer, and signal processing communities. An Exposition of multimedia products, animations and industries will be held in conjunction with the conference."

  • 6th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies (ICSOFT), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

    "The purpose of the ICSOFT 2011, the 6th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information technology and software development. The conference tracks are 'Enterprise Software Technology', 'Software Engineering', 'Distributed Systems', 'Data Management' and 'Knowledge-Based Systems'."

  • International Conference on Data Communication Networking (DCNET), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

    "The purpose of DCNET 2011 is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on communication networking between computer systems or other digital devices....DCNET encompasses a diversity of aspects, from network architecture and protocols, to network management, monitoring and control, performance analysis, sensor nets, services over networks, LANs and WANS, to higher education in the data communication field."

  • International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

    "[This conference] aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in e-Business technology and its current applications. The mentioned technology relates not only to more low-level technological issues, such as technology platforms and web services, but also to some higher-level issues, such as context awareness and enterprise models, and also the peculiarities of different possible applications of such technology. These are all areas of theoretical and practical importance within the broad scope of e-Business, whose growing importance can be seen from the increasing interest of the IT research community."

  • International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2011), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

    "ICETE 2011 is a joint conference aimed at bringing together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information and communication technologies, including data communication networking, e-business, optical communication systems, security and cryptography, signal processing and multimedia applications, and wireless networks and information systems. These are the main knowledge areas that define the six component conferences, namely: DCNET, ICE-B, OPTICS, SECRYPT, SIGMAP, and WINSYS, which together form the ICETE joint conference."

  • International Conference on Optical Communication Systems (OPTICS), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

    "The purpose of OPTICS 2011, the International Conference on Optical Communication Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on any of the optical communication components of an optical communication system, or the system itself."

  • International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications (SIGMAP), 18 - 21 July 2011, Seville, Spain.

    "The purpose of SIGMAP 2011 is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of Signal Processing, including theory and practice in the field of telecommunications, image, video, audio, biometrics, etc., and Multimedia Applications related to representation, storage, authentication and communication of multimedia information."

  • 9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2011, 19 - 22 July 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "Relationships between Education/Training and Information/Communication Technologies (ICT) are increasing acceleratingly, sometimes in unexpected ways, with original ideas and innovative tools, methodologies and synergies. Accordingly the main purpose of EISTA 2011 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both areas, in order to support the bridging process between education/training and ICT communities."

  • The 15th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2011, 19 - 22 July 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The purpose of WMSCI 2011 is to promote discussions and interactions between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues, ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. The conference organizers are particularly interested in fostering the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business, and the industrial community."

  • The 5th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics: IMSCI 2011, 19 - 22 July 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "One of the main purposes of IMSCI 2011 is to bring together academics, professionals, and managers from the private and the public sectors, so they can share ideas, results of research, and innovative services or products, in a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector forum. Educational technologies, socio-economic organizations, and socio-political processes are essential domains among those involved in the evolving co-adaptation and co-transformation between societies and cultures on the one hand, and between informatics and cybernetics (communication and control) on the other hand. "

  • The 4th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2011, 19 - 22 July 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "A group of scholars, professionals and consultants, in the field of engineering, considered the possibility of initiating a publishing process and organizing a conference where presentations would not be reduced to one of the Engineering's dimensions, but to foster the participation of academics, practitioners and managers in the three dimensions of Engineering, in the same conference, or in the same publication, so they can synergistically interact with each other. The IMETI conference is the consequence of this purpose."

  • 4th International Symposium on Academic Globalization: AG 2011, 19 - 22 July 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The purpose of AG 2011 is to bring together scholars, educators and practitioners with the objective of exploring, reflecting and sharing ideas with regards to the impact that the Globalization Phenomena is having or might have on universities (research, teaching and continuing education), and vice versa: the impact that academia is generating, or could generate on the phenomenon of globalization."

  • 3rd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2011, 19 - 22 July 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    "The Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Peer Review: ISPR 2011 thinks that the multi-disciplinary approach of The 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2011 (and its collocated conferences and symposia) and the ICT orientation of many of their participants, might be a fertile context for academics and researchers who can help, through their experience and knowledge, their reflections, research, ideas and opinions, to identify solutions, innovations and support systems for more effective peer reviewing approaches, models, and methodologies."

  • IADIS International Conference: Informatics 2011, 20 - 22 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The IADIS Informatics 2011 shall host fundamental topics on Informatics. In addition, its scope is not just limited to fundamental theory, but it should also cover the impact of Informatics on society and human life, and it shall furthermore complement theory foundations with technical considerations and practice."

  • IADIS International Conference: e-Health 2011, 20 - 22 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "This conference aims to draw together information systems, practitioners and management experts from all quadrants involved in developing computer technology to improve healthcare quality.

  • IADIS International Conference: e-Commerce 2011, 21 - 23 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The IADIS e-Commerce 2011 conference is a major international and interdisciplinary event for researchers, academics, industry specialists, practitioners & students interested in the advances in, and applications of, e-Commerce. Participants will have an opportunity to present and observe the latest theories, models and results in these areas. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to this new business paradigm."

  • IADIS International Conference: Telecommunications, Networks and Systems 2011, 20 - 22 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "IADIS Telecommunications, Networks and Systems 2011 conference covers theory, design and application of computer and telecommunication networks and systems. During recent years there has been an impressive increase in the use of networked applications and networks are now key resources in any information system configuration. Wireless and fixed-line networks complemented by a growing range of mobile devices are having a significant impact on the way we run our lives and our businesses."

  • IADIS International Conference: Collaborative Technologies 2011, 22 - 24 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The IADIS Collaborative Technologies 2011 is focused on issues related to the concepts, theory, modeling, specification, implementation and evaluation of collaborative systems, technologies and their 'wider' applications in the information society. It pays particular attention to the 'wider' dimension as a mean to diversify it and broaden the applicability and scope of the current body of knowledge in the area of applied collaborative domain including emerging and next generation methods and technologies. The aim is to cover both technical and non-technical aspects of the collaborative nature of today's information society, as well as, prompt future direction for the advancement of the community."

  • IADIS International Conference: e-Learning 2011, 20 - 23 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The IADIS e-Learning 2011 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within e-Learning. This conference covers both technical as well as the non-technical aspects of e-Learning."

  • IADIS International Conference: Intelligent Systems and Agents 2011, 24 - 26 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The IADIS Intelligent Systems and Agents conference addresses in detail two main aspects: intelligent systems and agents. The conference has the intention to provide a contribution to academics and practitioners. So, both fundamental and applied researches are considered relevant."

  • IADIS International Conference: Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2011, 24 - 26 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2011 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within Interface Culture and Design with a particular emphasis on the affective aspects of design, development and implementation of interfaces and the generational implications for design of human and technology interaction."

  • IADIS European Conference: Data Mining 2011, 24 - 26 July 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The European Conference on Data Mining (ECDM'11) is aimed to gather researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, computational intelligence, pattern recognition, databases and visualization. ECDM'11 is aimed to advance the state of the art in data mining field and its various real world applications. ECDM'11 will provide opportunities for technical collaboration among data mining and machine learning researchers around the globe."

  • International Conference on e-Health Services and Technologies (ICEHST), 25 - 27 July 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.

    "The main focus of ICEHST is on e-Health services and their related technologies, with a particular stress on the modeling of complex e-Health technology-driven service-provisioning systems. The target of ICEHST is to address the fundamental modeling challenges related to e-Health services. In approaching such services though, we are mainly concerned with Tele-Monitoring and Tele-Treatment, as two essential directions of supporting healthcare through advanced technology."

  • International Conference on Green Computing (ICGREEN), 25 - 27 July 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria.

    "ICGREEN 2011 focuses on the role of computing, or information technology, to accomplish more eco-responsible behavior of people. The conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in both computing and the possible impact of computing on the environment, and who are committed to work on the development of eco-effective technologies and technology applications."

  • 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2011), 28 - 31 July 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

    "The purpose of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modeling and Control, and Industrial Engineering, Production and Management."

Deadline Reminders

  • Online Educa Berlin, 30 November - 2 December 2011, Berlin, Germany. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 1 June 2011.

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