The Future of Supercomputing: An Interim Report, Committee on the Future of Supercomputing, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council, National Academies Press
"Supercomputers are systems that provide significantly greater sustained performance than is available from contemporary mainstream computer systems...The performance of supercomputers should be measured in terms of the time required to solve problems of interest. Some problems...can be broken down into subproblems that can be solved independently and the results easily combined later. Thus, a collection of PCs that are intermittently available and are connected by a low-speed network such as the Internet can exhibit supercomputing performance...For such problems, a computational grid can replace a conventional supercomputer. However, many important problems requiring high-performance computing...do not admit to that kind of decomposition. While these problems can be solved using parallelism, dependencies among the subproblems necessitate frequent exchange of data and partial results, requiring significantly better communication...between the computation and data storage loci than that achieved by network-connected PCs"
"This report focuses mostly on the latter kind of problem and, hence, on 'one machine room' systems. To achieve high performance on problems of interest, such supercomputers need not only the ability to perform operations at a high rate but also support for high-bandwidth, low-latency internal communication, large memories, and high-performance I/O subsystems. They also need suitable software, both high-quality systems software such as compilers and operating systems and well-tuned applications software...To maintain focus, this report does not address networking (i.e., the external communication requirements of supercomputers) except to note its importance, nor does the report address special-purpose systems such as signal processors."
For further information, please see <http://nap.edu/catalog/10784.html>.
NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), (NSF 04-2)
A revised version of the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) (NSF 04-2) is now available. The new GPG will be effective for proposals submitted on or after October 1, 2003. This document supercedes all prior versions of the GPG.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the NSF Policy Office at 703-292-8243 or by e-mail to <email@example.com>.
The Information and Data Management Program, as well as other programs in the Information and Intelligent Systems Division (http://www.cise.nsf.gov/iis) are changing the two annual deadlines of November 16 and March 1 (per NSF 01-156), to ONE proposal submission deadline. Regretfully, we do not know when that deadline is going to be, as most of the new program announcements are awaiting the final approval. Since a program announcement must be posted 3 months prior to the deadline, so if the announcements are approved today, the deadline would be on December 25, i.e., the Christmas Day. Given that most academic institutions are closed for the Holidays, it is more likely that the proposal submission deadline will be sometime in early January.
Please keep checking the IIS Web site for new developments, and/or subscribe to the NSF Custom News Service at: <http://www.nsf.gov/home/cns/start.htm>.
"Online Registries: DNS and Beyond", by Esther Dyson. In Release 1.0, Volume 21, No. 8, September 2003.
In the September issue of Release 1.0, Esther Dyson, the founding chairman of ICANN, writes about online registries and includes some very positive remarks about the Handle System® and digital object architecture developed by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). In her abstract she notes, "...most of the governance questions about active, external registries are still unresolved. The 'experiment' of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) oversight of the DNS is still not conclusive, but ENUM and to some extent ONS rely on the DNS. Meanwhile, the Handle System and its 'digital object architecture,' developed by Bob Kahn (who also has much of the Internet's architecture to his credit), offers both better technology and 'lessons-learned' governance..."
In the body of her article, Dyson states, "One of CNRI's leading initiatives is the 'digital object architecture' and its implementation through the system of unique, persistent identifiers it calls handles. The Handle System is somewhat like the DNS, in that it provides a registry to find things online. But it has important differences, says Kahn: 'While the DNS registers machines [with domain names], the Handle System registers digital objects. The DNS served its purpose well, but now we have something better and different, with persistence and location independence.'..."
Dyson continues, "...The Handle System has been operational since 1994, and growing steadily, with somewhere upwards of 10 million handles now registered...Although the implementation is complex, its use is not. The result is as simple as, say a Pobox.com or alum.XXX.edu email account/ID that you can keep for life (updating the information behind your unchanging e-mail ID to point to the new address.)"
Online access to Dyson's full article is available only to Release 1.0 subscribers, though single issues may be purchased at <http://www.edventure.com/release1/>. The abstract is available via open access at the same address.
Innovation in Information Technology, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council, National Academies Press
"Progress in information technology (IT) has been remarkable, but the best truly is yet to come: the power of IT as a human enabler is just beginning to be realized...The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board has often been asked to examine how innovation occurs in IT, what the most promising research directions are, and what impacts such innovation might have on society. Consistent themes emerge from CSTB studies, notwithstanding changes in information technology itself, in the IT-producing sector, and in the U.S. university system, a key player in IT research...In this synthesis report, based largely on eight CSTB reports...CSTB highlights these themes and updates some of the data that support them."
For further information, please see <http://nap.edu/catalog/10795.html>.
Information Technology (IT)-Based Educational Materials: Workshop Report with Recommendations, Committee of Achieving Compatibility in IT-Based Educational Materials, National Academy of Engineering Committee on Engineering Education, National Research Council, National Academies Press
"One of the most persistent themes in education today is a call for new practices and new strategies to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. Concerns about the quality of STEM education reflect the general feeling that many opportunities for improvements through the use of information and communication technologies (IT) have not been realized...A number of broad national initiatives have been launched to advance IT-based education, but so far IT-based teaching and learning is characterized by 'islands of innovation,' rather than overall change...These initiatives have created a community of innovators, however, [who have] generated tools, products and services. We have a window of opportunity to assemble highly advance IT-based systems in support of education in a relatively short time if we can coordinate our efforts and agree on a strategic vision for the future..."
"This workshop...is an attempt to take advantage of the window of opportunity to promote a national discourse on the future of IT-based educational initiatives in post-secondary STEM education. The outcome of these initiatives might also have significant implications for K-12 and continuing education."
For further information, please see <http://nap.edu/catalog/10768.html>.
The charter issue of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin is now available. Produced by the IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) the Bulletin is planned to be a biannual magazine of themed issues that will feature articles of interest to members of the IEEE TCDL and others in the digital library community.
Richard Furuta, Texas A&M University, is the guest editor of this first issue of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin, which is a special issue on user interfaces. Articles include:
Membership in the IEEE TCDL is open to all, at no charge, whether members of IEEE or not. The content of the IEEE TCDL Bulletin is provided via open access at <http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/current>.
"The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) announces the on-line availability of its latest publication, Assessing Preservation Needs: A Self-Survey Guide. This exciting multi-media project was funded by a Library Leadership Grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). NEDCC also receives major funding for its Field Service Program from the National Endowment for the Humanities".
"...the purpose of this guide is to help small to medium-sized institutions with limited preservation experience and budgets to design a program ensuring that their historical collections survive in usable condition as long as possible. In an effort to make this important information available at no cost to anyone at anytime, NEDCC has posted the text on its Web site at <http://www.nedcc.org>.
A hardcopy edition of the guide can be ordered for $15.00. See <http://www.nedcc.org/news/selfsurvey.htm>.
The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain: Proceedings of a Symposium, Julie M. Esanu and Paul F. Uhlir, Editors, Steering Committee on the Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain, Office of International Scientific and Technical Information Programs, Board on International Scientific Organizations, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council, National Academies Press
"The body of scientific and technical data and information (STI) in the public domain in the United States is massive and has contributed broadly to the economic, social, and intellectual vibrancy of our nation. The 'public domain' can be defined in legal terms as sources and types of data and information whose uses are not restricted by statutory intellectual property laws or by other legal regimes, and that are accordingly available to the public for use without authorization. In recent years, however, there have been growing legal, economic, and technological pressures that restrict the creation and availability of public-domain informationscientific and otherwise. It is therefore important to review the role, value, and limits on public-domain STI."
"In light of these rapid and far-reaching developments...the 'Symposium on the Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain' [was held on September 5-6, 2002 in Washington, D.C.]. The meeting brought together leading experts and managers from the public and private sectors who are involved in the creation, dissemination, and use of STI to discuss (1) the role, value, and limits of making STI available in the public domain for research and education; (2) the various legal, economic, and technological pressures on the producers of public-domain STI and the potential effects of these pressures on research and education; (3) the existing and proposed approaches for preserving the STI in the public domain or for providing 'open access' in the United States; and (4) other important issues in this area that may benefit from further analysis...The main question addressed by the symposium participants was, 'What can the S&T community itself do to address these issues within the context of managing its own data and information activities?' Enlightened new approaches to managing public-domain STI may be found to be desirable or necessary, and these need to be thoroughly discussed and evaluated. The primary goal of this symposium, therefore, was to contribute to that discussion, which will be certain to continue in many other fora and contexts."
For further information, please see <http://nap.edu/catalog/10785.html>.
Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Wesley M. Cohen and Stephen A. Merrill, Editors, Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council, National Academies Press
"This volume assembles papers commissioned by the National Research Council's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) to inform judgements about some of [the intellectual property right patent-related] institutional and policy developments made over the past two decades. The chapters fall into three areas. The first four chapters consider the determinants and effects of changes in patent 'quality'...Quality refers to whether patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) meet the statutory standards of patentability, including novelty, non-obviousness, and utility. The fifth and sixth chapters [of Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy] consider the growth in patent litigation, which may itself be a function of changes in the quality of contested patents. The final three chapters explore controversies associated with the extension of patents into new domains of technology, including biomedicine, software, and business methods."
For further information, please see <http://nap.edu/catalog/10770.html>.
Fair Play and Fair Pay, Seminar Reports
"Organised jointly by the Electronic Publishing Specialist Group and the Copyright Licensing Agency [CLA], the conference 'Fair Pay and Fair Play' was hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Arts and therefore took place as an ICA event."
At the CLA web site, you can find materials from all the talks given as well as audio recordings as MP3 files that can be downloaded. Also available are slides (as PowerPoint or Acrobat) from most of the speakers, and full texts from two of the speakers.
"Note: These downloadable files appear by permission of the speakers, who retain copyright." Users are asked to refrain from forwarding the files or posting them on web sites, but they may provide links pointing to the content on the CLA website at <http://www.epsg.org.uk/meetings/copyright2003/index.html>.
Who Goes There?: Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy, Stephen T. Kent and Lynette I. Millett, Editors, Committee on Authentication Technologies and Their Privacy Implications, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council, National Academies Press
"The growth of technologies that ease surveillance, data collection, disclosure, aggregation, and distribution has diminished the obscurity and anonymity that are typical of every day interactions...This report examines authentication technologies through the lens of privacy. It is aimed at a broad audience, from users (both end users and organizations) of authentication systems, to people concerned with privacy broadly, to designers and implementers of authentication technologies and systems, to policy makers...Rather than presenting an encyclopedic overview of the various technologies or an indepth treatise on privacy, this report explores the intersection of privacy and authentication, which raises issues of identification, authorization, and security."
For further information, please see <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10656.html>.
"The Golden Age of Plywood", OCLC presentation by Ken Klingenstein, OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series
"DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, October 3, 2003 � In a recent presentation on the OCLC campus, Dr. Ken Klingenstein, project director, Internet2 Middleware, discussed the emergence of middleware infrastructures in higher education, and tools that allow consistent campus implementations to support inter-institutional collaborations. His presentation slides and an audio recording of the presentation are now available on the OCLC Research Web site. The slides are in PDF format, the recording is mp3."
For more information, please see <http://www.oclc.org/research/announcements/2003-09-15.htm
Developing Digital Libraries for K-12 Education, edited by Marcia A. Mardis
"Written for digital library researchers and developers, this is the first book devoted exclusively to digital libraries for K-12 education. Although many studies, reports, and articles have explored how digital collections, services, and communities (the components of a digital library) have transformed the university environment, little research has been done on the educational potential and possible implementation challenges for digital libraries (DL) for K-12 users. Helping to fill this void, this volume brings together the research and implementation work of authors united by the common mission of transforming K-12 education, including Brewster Kahle, Allison Druin, Stuart Sutton, Elliot Soloway, and many more. Each of these authors has taken the "best practices" of the DL community and applied those principles to DLs designed for the K-12 domain."
"The book is organized into three main parts that address key components of DLs: collections, services, and community-building processes. Authors discuss design and implementation considerations for developing rich collections for K-12 DL users, the potential of DLs to support K-12 teaching and learning with rich collections and innovative tools and services, and the unique challenges K-12 DLs face in building community and promoting integration."
For further information, please see <http://www.ericit.org/books.shtml#DevelopingDigital>.
Interoperability between Information and Learning Environments - Bridging the Gaps, DRAFT - Version of June 28, 2003, A Joint White Paper on behalf of the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Coalition for Networked Information, by Neil McLean and Clifford Lynch
"The primary purpose of this paper is to explore potential interactions between information environments and learning environments, with emphasis on work that needs to be done involving standards, architectural modelling or interfaces in order to permit these two worlds to co-exist and evolve more productively. The emphasis here is on mapping the territory at a relatively superficial level, to identify questions and issues and to make some suggestions about what groups might most usefully undertake work in the various areas."
For further information, please see <http://www.imsglobal.org/DLims_white_paper_publicdraft_1.pdf>.
Point to Point
"The ERPAePRINTS Service is an Open Archive set-up for the Electronic Resource Preservation and Access Network (ERPANET) in conjunction with DAEDALUS to provide an ePrints preservation and access facility for the cultural and scientific heritage community....ERPANET is creating a coherent platform for proactive co-operation, collaboration, exchange and dissemination of research results and experience in the preservation of digital objects. The dominant feature of ERPANET is the provision of a virtual clearinghouse and knowledge-base on state-of-the-art developments in digital preservation and the transfer of that expertise among individuals and institutions."
For further information, please see <http://daedalus.lib.gla.ac.uk/>.
Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information, Marian Dworaczek
"The Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information and the accompanying Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography deal with all aspects of electronic publishing and include print and non-print materials, periodical articles, monographs and individual chapters in collected works. This edition includes 1,556 titles. Both the Index and the Bibliography are continuously updated."
For further information, please see <http://library.usask.ca/~dworacze/SUBJIN_A.HTM>.
"The huge growth in the availability and choice of resources to support learning, teaching and research can make the business of finding quality resources relevant to your subject area both time consuming and frustrating. To make life easier, the JISC Resource Guides support staff and students engaged in higher education activities by directing them to a selection of key, high quality resources in seven subject areas...Resources and services highlighted in the JISC Resource Guides are designed to support learning, teaching and research at all levels of higher education."
"Each Guide is compiled by a dedicated Resource Guide Adviser who, in consultation with subject-based advisory groups comprising librarians, academics and other relevant parties, selects the key resources for the subject area and presents them in both print and Web format...Advisers offer a programme of outreach activities in response to your subject needs, including hands-on workshops and training events. They also play a crucial role in soliciting community feedback, helping to ensure that communication about the provision and use of resources and support and advisory services remains two-way. The seven subject areas are:
For further information, please see <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=resguides>.
Calls for Participation
ICME 2004, IEEE 2004 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 27 - 30 June 2004, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2003.
"The IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME) is an annual joint activity of the Circuits and Systems Society, the Communications Society, the Computer Society, and the Signal Processing Society of IEEE. This annual event brings together more than 500 researcher, engineers, and students to discuss the state-of-the-art research, technology and applications in multimedia. In addition to paper presentations, the ICME 2004 features distinguished keynote speeches, tutorials, and poster presentations. Continuing the spirit of the conference series, the ICME 2004 will also host industrial exhibitions and academia research demonstrations."
"We invite contributions describing research, development and applications in the following, and related, areas: Audio, speech, image, graphic, and video processing; Content-based information retrieval and pattern discovery; Hardware and software for multimedia systems; Integration of media, art, and multimedia technology; Intelligent multimedia signal processing; Location aware multimedia systems; Multimedia communications and networking; Multimedia computing systems and appliances; Multimedia database and digital libraries; Multimedia human-machine interface and interaction; Multimedia security and content protection; Multimedia standards and related issues; Signal processing for media integration; Virtual reality and 3-D imaging; Wireless multimedia."
"ICME 2004 will include a number of special sessions on cutting-edge topics related to emerging multimedia research and especially in fast developing areas that are in an embryonic phase...Tutorials will be held on June 27th...Exhibition participants should be industrial or research organizations. Each exhibitor will receive an acknowledgement in the conference program. Demonstrations should be research projects from universities or research organizations. A two-page paper for the demonstration will be included in the CDROM proceedings."
For further information, please see <http://www.icme2004.org/>.
PAKDD 2004, 8th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 26 - 28 May 2004, Sydney, Australia. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 9 December 2003.
The conference "provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, databases, statistics, knowledge acquisition and automatic scientific discovery, data visualization, causal induction and knowledge-based systems. The conference calls for research papers reporting original investigation results and industrial track papers reporting real data mining applications and system development experience. The conference also solicits proposals for tutorials on crucial technologies of knowledge discovery and data mining, and calls for workshop proposals focusing on specific new challenges and emergency issues of knowledge discovery and data mining."
For further information, please see <http://www.deakin.edu.au/~pakdd04/>.
Information Architecture Summit 2004 - Breaking New Ground, ASIS&T, 28 - 29 February 2004, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of case studies, presentations, tutorials and panels is 31 October 2003. The deadline for submission of posters is 5 December 2003.
"Some of us in the IA field are solidifying the IA foundation, digging deeper, while others are pushing the boundaries working with other fields and platforms. In both cases, we are breaking new ground. The ASIS&T IA Summit 2004 is seeking submissions from information architecture practitioners and researchers that support this theme. If you are developing the IA practice in your organization by documenting methods, applying IA principles to new platforms and devices like interactive TV or handheld devices, using techniques from related disciplines in your day-to-day work or researching the latest ways to connect people and content, we want to hear from you."
"We encourage submissions by students, developers and designers, work of a specialized nature, work concerning new features, design elements, methods or processes, controversial topics, and work in progress. We are especially interested in receiving submissions from speakers in our field who have not presented at the Summit in the past, including academics, professionals in related fields and information architects who have not yet had the opportunity to share their knowledge. We want to invigorate our conference with new thoughts."
For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA04/index.html>.
CALIBER 2004, Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutions, Road Map to New Generation of Libraries Using Emerging Technologies, INFLIBNET, 11 - 13 February 2004, New Delhi, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2003.
"INFLIBNET Centre has been organizing CALIBER every year in different parts of the country in collaboration with different universities since 1993. This convention in India provides a unique forum to the library and information professionals, teachers, IT professionals, consultants and users involved in automation and networking of libraries as well as information providers to come together and interact on the subjects of mutual interest. The 11th CALIBER in the series, for the year 2004, has been themed Road Map to New Generation of Libraries Using Emerging Technologies and will be hosted by Jamia Millia Islamia. The official language of the convention will be English."
For further information, please contact V.J. Vijayakumar at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
5th ICICTE, International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, 1 - 3 July 2004, Samos Island, Greece. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2003.
"The 5th ICICTE conference will seek to address the many challenges and new directions presented by technological innovations in educational settings. Providing keynote speakers, plenary sessions, workshops, and forums with a focus on integrating technology into all facets of education, the conference will provide participants with a forum for intensive interdisciplinary interaction and collegial debate. Those attending ICICTE Samos 2004 will leave with an excellent overview of current thinking and practices in applications of technology to education. Thematic streams will include alternative processes, procedures, techniques and tools for creating learning environments appropriate for the twenty-first century."
"INEAG has issued a call is for papers for plenary sessions examining the theoretical and practical applications of technology in education at all levels in both the public and private sectors. All proposals and papers are peer reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee."
For further information, please see <http://www.ineag.gr/ICICTE/>.
PDC 2004, Participatory Design Conference 2004, Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices, 27 - 31 July 2004, Toronto, Canada. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions is 1 January 2004.
"Participatory Design (PD) is a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies and social institutions more responsive to human needs. A central tenet of PD is the direct involvement of people in the co-design of the systems they use."
"The overall theme of the 2004 conference, Artful Integration: Interweaving media, materials and practices grows out of the earlier papers, books and proceedings of the PDC conferences. It recognizes that an essential ingredient in design practice is the working together of multiple, heterogeneous elements. Whereas conventional design approaches emphasize the role of the designer and the creation of singular products, artful integration calls attention to the collective interweaving of people and artefacts to achieve practical, aesthetic or emancipatory syntheses. The conference will include the inauguration of an award for participatory design, named the Artful Integrators Award."
"We are particularly interested in submissions that address the participatory design of computer applications and services (e.g. community networks, WiFi, ICT infrastructure) but we are also interested in other relevant areas, such as citizenship, community development, e-democracy, open source, architecture, media, or art in which people are strongly involved in the development of the social / technological systems they use."
For further information, please see <http://www.cpsr.org/conferences/pdc2004/index.html>.
JCDL 2004, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Global Reach and Diverse Impact, 7 - 11 June 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2004.
"The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is an international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. 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; digital preservation and archiving; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing."
"The intended community for this conference includes those interested in aspects of digital libraries such as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; usability evaluation; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics."
"Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of disciplines and professions involved in digital library research and practice, including computer science, electrical engineering, information science, information systems, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practices, technology, education, medicine, intelligence analysis, social sciences, and humanities. All domains academia, government, industry, and others are encouraged to participate as presenters or attendees."
"In addition to the listed digital library research topics, JCDL 2004 encourages submission of papers that illustrate digital library's global reach and diverse impact. Examples include (but are not limited to): major national or cross-regional digital library projects; case studies exemplifying successful international collaboration and impact; innovative cultural preservation and dissemination projects aimed at preserving unique and indigenous knowledge; the development and use of digital library technologies for national (and international) security; digital library research for intelligence and security informatics; digital library techniques, content, and services based on cyberinfrastructure; digital library research for enhancing e-learning and education; and other novel and high-impact digital library projects."
For further information, please see <http://www.jcdl2004.org/>.
ETD 2004, 7th International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Distributing knowledge worldwide through better scholarly communication, NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations), 3 - 5 June 2004, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2004.
"The Seventh International Conference on Electronic Theses and Dissertations is organized by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD). The NDLTD initiative is an open federation of 172 member universities and supporting organizations, including research institutions and private companies. NDLTD activities focus on universities, libraries, faculties and graduate students in order to support authoring, indexing, archiving, retrieving and dissemination of electronic theses and dissertations worldwide. NDLTD's goal is to improve graduate education by encouraging students to produce electronic documents, use digital libraries, and understand publishing issues."
"Special emphases of ETD 2004 are: Supporting creators of scholarly electronic documents in many disciplines; Building ETD initiatives that create value for the university, the student and the faculty member; Encouraging collaborative efforts among institutions."
"At ETD 2004 stakeholders in the graduate education process can attend a 'track' of sessions that addresses the issues that are relevant to their interests. Stakeholders include graduate program administrators, academic librarians, faculty, computer systems specialists, students, and publishers."
For further information, please see <http://www.uky.edu/ETD/ETD2004/>.
SIGGRAPH 2004, 31st International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 8 - 12 August 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions is 21 January 2004.
"Experts teach all this and more. Creative adventurers show 2004's most advanced achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. And you acquire the inside data you need to succeed in this amazing industry."
Consider submitting a proposal if any of the following apply to you:
For further information, please see <http://www.siggraph.org/s2004/conference/index.php?pageID=conference>.
ICETE 2004, International Conference on E-Business and TElecommnications Networks, 25 - 28 August 2004, Set�bal, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2004.
"Main Topic Areas:
For further information, please see <http://www.icete.org/index2.htm>.
IMLS FY2004 Library and Museum Grants Announcements and Program Deadlines. Call for Grant Proposals. The deadlines are indicated below.
"The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners...IMLS helps museums and libraries reach people of all ages, in all regions [of the United States]. If you are interested in applying for awards, reviewing grant applications or currently have an IMLS award, this is your one-stop service center."
For further information, please see <http://www.imls.gov/grants/dedln/index.htm>.
Making Historical Content Available on the Web, 1 December 2003, London, United Kingdom.
"The main aims of the workshop are:
"The intended audience is librarians and other professionals who work in memory organizations, and who want to know more about what digitisation can do for the materials in their care. A basic grasp of some digitisation concepts will be assumed: what bits and bytes are, basic knowledge of the web and how to use it, knowledge of cataloguing and metadata. The workshop is introductory, and is intended to give a broad overview of practical and strategic issues, types of materials and how they can be digitised and made available, with a final session on how to get started and where to find more information, and on some of the strategic and organizational issues that need to be thought through in the process of making historic materials available on the web. It will be largely examples based, drawing on a very wide range of projects and materials from all around the world. The workshop will not be hands-on, but will be delivered by experienced presenters and it will be highly interactive, offering participants plenty of opportunity to ask questions and enter into discussions."
To register for the workshop or to obtain further information, please contact Carmel Banfield at the OCLC PICA Birmingham, United Kingdom office via:
Email <[email protected]>
Tel +44 121 456 4656
Fax: +44 121 456 4680
Online Information 2003, 2 - 4 December 2003, London, United Kingdom.
"Online Information 2003 is the event where the world of information content, management and delivery converge attracting an international audience of over 11,000 visitors and over 280 exhibitors."
This event is for "anyone who uses, manages or sources information for business or research purposes...Visitors will be able to source and compare hundreds of the latest information content sources and content management solutions from around the world."
For further information, please see <http://www.online-information.co.uk/>.
Content Management Europe 2003, 2 - 4 December 2003, London, United Kingdom.
Co-located with Online Information 2003, Content Management Europe will consist of:
"Who should visit?"
For further information, please see <http://www.cme-expo.co.uk/>.
2003 International Conference on CYBERWORLDS, 3 - 5 December 2003, Singapore.
"Cyberworlds are information worlds being formed on the web either intentionally or spontaneously, with or without design. As information worlds, they are either virtual or real, and can be both. In terms of information modelling, the theoretical ground for the cyberworlds is far above the level of integrating spatial database models and temporal database models. This conference will deal with large distributed information worlds in the web as well as methods and tools used for creating such worlds."
"The conference topics include the following areas: Philosophy, Ethics, Law and Security of Cyberworlds; Distributed Simulation and Distributed Virtual Environments; Shared and Virtual Worlds; Intelligent Agents; Datamining and Warehousing; Cyberbusiness; Cyberlearning; Cybermuseums; Cyberinformation; Geometric Modelling and Visualisation for Cyberworlds."
"CW2003 will provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from around the world to share the latest research, ideas, and developments in these fields. The conference will consist of formal paper sessions, tutorials, industrial seminars and hands-on demonstrations where research groups and vendors will show the state-of-the-art in the field."
For additional information, please see <http://www.ntu.edu.sg/sce/cw2003/cw2003.htm>.
Syllabus Fall 2003, 5th Annual Boston-area Education Technology Conference, Trends and Transformations: The New Educational Enterprise, 8 - 10 December 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
"Syllabus Fall 2003 will feature informative sessions relevant to technology for teaching and administration in higher education institutions. College-level faculty, department chairs, administrators, and IT directors will want to participate. The conference will provide a setting for exploring technologies in context along with a collegial atmosphere for exchanging strategies and best practices with peers."
"The three-day event will incorporate a range of session types, from in-depth skill development seminars, to highly strategic panel discussions and visionary keynotes. Breakout sessions will be offered in five timely conference tracks."
For further information, please see <http://www.syllabus.com/conf/index.asp>.
ICADL 2003, 6th International Conference of Asian Digital Libraries, Digital Libraries: Technology and Management of Indigenous Knowledge for Global Access, 8 - 11 December 2003, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Digital libraries are a critical component of the emerging distributed knowledge environments that will provide people with global access to virtually all areas of knowledge. ICADL 2003 is the sixth in a series of annual Asian Digital Libraries conferences."
"Submissions [were] invited from prospective authors with interests on the indicated conference topics and related areas of application. Research and conceptual based papers, case studies, realistic implementations and critical reviews [were] considered for the conference. The Conference language is English."
For further information, please see <http://www.ftsm.ukm.my/icadl2003/index.html>.
Focus on Access: a Workshop on Building Digital Collections and Services, 10 - 12 December 2003, Cape Town, South Africa.
"The University of Cape Town Centre for Information Literacy is hosting a three-day Workshop aimed at middle and senior management of libraries and information services in higher education, commerce and research...Three themes will be pursued:
For further information, please see <http://www.ched.uct.ac.za/cil/dils/focus/>.
WISE 2003, 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, 10 - 12 December 2003, Rome, Italy.
"The growth of the Web has dramatically changed the way information is accessed and managed, thereby opening the door to exciting new scenarios for the widespread consumption and exchange of information...Along with the excitement, there is also the recognition of an urgent need for effective and efficient tools for information consumers, who must be able to easily locate, manage and exchange disparate information, ranging from unstructured documents and pictures to structured, but often hidden, record-oriented data."
"The aim of this conference is to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners to share their knowledge in the rapidly growing area of Web technologies and methodologies. We [have selected] submissions that address both fundamental issues of Web data management and issues related to the development and management of Web-based applications."
"A related but more specialized conference, The New Computing Paradigm for the Networked World, on web services and service-oriented computing is being held shortly after WISE in Trento, Italy."
For further information, please see <http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~wise03/dinamico/>.
CODATA / ERPANET Workshop on the Selection, Appraisal and Retention of Scientific Data, 15 - 17 December 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.
"ERPANET and CODATA are pleased to announce a joint International Archiving Workshop on the Selection, Appraisal, and Retention of Scientific Data...The aim of the workshop is to identify and discuss the key scientific, technical, management, and policy considerations for the successful implementation of appraisal and selection guidelines and retention policies. The workshop will also provide a networking opportunity for participants to meet with other researchers, data managers, information specialists, archivists, and science policy experts across disciplines and national boundaries."
"One of the major [goals] for this workshop is to provide and international forum to exchange information about data archiving policies and practices across different scientific, institutional, and national contexts. This seminar is aimed at all people involved in the creation and management of scientific data."
For further information, please see <http://www.aib.it/aib/aibcur/age/w0312/a031217.htm>.
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2003 Task Force Meeting, 8 - 9 December 2003, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"Twice each year, representatives from the member organizations of the Coalition for Networked Information gather for Task Force Meetings. The meetings are designed to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects."
"Project Briefings are the heart of every Task Force Meeting. These briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as outlined in each year's Program Plan. Architecture and standards, economic challenges, and innovations in teaching and learning are among the topics that consistently engage CNI members' interests."
"Plenary Sessions held at the beginning and end of each meeting include presentations of CNI's latest initiatives as well as insights from national and international leaders in the networked information community."
"A few weeks before each meeting, CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch provides a 'Roadmap' that highlights key issues and events."
For further information, please see <http://www.cni.org/tfms/2003b.fall/index.html>.
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Special issue on Hypermedia beyond the Desktop. Call for papers. The deadline for submission is 20 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.comp.glam.ac.uk/pages/research/hypermedia/nrhm/call.htm>.
Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, 20 - 22 October 2003, Berlin, Germany. For further information, please see <http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/index.html>.
Intellectual Property in Academia 2003, a UMUC (University of Maryland University College) asynchronous online workshop series, 22 October - 5 November 2003; Workshop 2, 10 November - 21 November 2003; and Workshop 3, 10 February - 28 February 2004. For further information, please see <http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/ipa>.
ASIS&T 2003 Annual Meeting, Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back, 20 - 23 October 2003, Long Beach, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM03/>.
ISWC2003, 2nd International Semantic Web Conference, in conjunction with K-CAP 2003, 20 - 23 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. For further information, please see <http://iswc2003.semanticweb.org/>.
K-CAP 2003, 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, held in conjunction with ISWC2003, 23 - 26 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. For further information, please see <http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2003/>.
EEI21 - 2003, Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century (EEI21) Symposium, 23 - 26 October 2003, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.memphis.edu/ethics21/03eei/>.
ISMIR 2003, 4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, 26 - 30 October 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. For further information, please see <http://ismir2003.ismir.net/>.
8th International Conference on Interlending and Document Supply, 28 - 31 October 2003, Canberra, Australia. For further information, please see <http://www.nla.gov.au/ilds/>.
The Next Generation of Access: OpenURL and Metasearch, two one-day workshops, National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 29 - 30 October 2003, Washington, DC, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/MS-2003_workshop.html>.
RCDL 2003, 5th National Russian Research Conference, 29 - 31 October 2003, Saint Petersburg, Russia. For further information, please see <http://www.rcdl2003.spbu.ru/en/news.html>.
DLKC'04, International Symposium on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Communities in Networked Information Society, 2 - 5 March 2004, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.kc.tsukuba.ac.jp/dlkc/>.
Information Architecture Summit 2004 - Breaking New Ground, ASIS&T, 28 - 29 February 2004, Austin, Texas, USA. Call for case studies, presentations, tutorials and panels. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.asis.org/Conferences/IA04/index.html>.
CFP2004, 14th Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy, 20 - 23 April 2004, Berkeley, California, USA. Call for Proposals. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.cfp2004.org/>.
Gulbenkian Prize for UK Museums and Galleries. Open to all registered museums and galleries in the UK. Call for Entries. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.gulbenkian.org.uk/prize/>.
EEE 2004, International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), 29 - 31 March 2004, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://bikmrdc.lm.fju.edu.tw/eee04>.
ECIR'04, 26th European Conference on Information Retrieval, 5 - 7 April 2004, Sunderland, United Kingdom. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://ecir04.sunderland.ac.uk>.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Complete applications (including transcripts and references) must be postmarked to CLIR by 14 November 2003, or by 1 November 2003 if mailed from outside the US. For further information, please see <http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html>.
ALLC/ACH Joint 2004 Conference - Computing and Multilingual, Multicultural Heritage, Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities, 11 - 16 June 2004, Göteborg, Sweden. Call for Participation. The deadline for submissions is 3 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.hum.gu.se/allcach2004/>.
MM '03: 2003 11th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on MultiMedia, 2 - 8 November 2003, Berkeley, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.acm.org/sigmm/mm2003/>.
DOA/OBASE/CoopIS 2003, International Federated Conferences, "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing", 3 - 7 November 2003, Sicily, Italy. For additional information, please see <http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/>.
WRSM 2003, Workshop on Reliable and Secure Middleware, 3 - 7 November 2003, Sicily, Italy. Part of DOA 2003. For additional information, please see <http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~priya/DOA2003/WRSM.html>.
ACM CIKM 2003, 12th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 3 - 8 November 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. For details and additional information, please see <http://bit.csc.lsu.edu/~cikm2003/>.
Off the Wall and Online: Providing Web Access to Cultural Collections, NorthEast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), 4 - 5 November 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.nedcc.org/owolnv/owol1.htm>.
EDUCAUSE 2003 Annual Conference, Balancing Opportunities, Expectations, and Resources, 4 - 7 November 2003, Anaheim, California, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.educause.edu/conference/annual/2003/>.
IADIS International Conference WWW - Internet 2003, 5 - 8 November 2003, Algarve, Portugal. For additional information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2003>.
MCN 2003, Museum Computer Network 31st Annual Meeting, Balancing Museum Technology and Transformation, 5 - 8 November 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.mcn.edu/Mcn2003/confmain/index.html>.
23rd Annual Charleston Conference - Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition: The Games People Play, 5 - 8 November 2003, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.katina.info/conference/>.
ECEL 2003, 2nd European Conference on eLearning, Management Centre International Limited (MCIL), 6 - 7 November 2003, Glasgow, United Kingdom. For further information, including a list of suggested topics for papers, please see <http://www.mcil.co.uk/ecel/2p-ecel2003-home.htm>.
EC'04, ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, ACM Special Interest Group on E-Commerce (SIGecom), 17 - 20 May 2004, New York, New York, USA. In conjunction with WWW2004, the 13th International World Wide Web Conference. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 7 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://research.microsoft.com/acmec04/>.
E-Learn 2003, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 7 - 11 November 2003, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. For further information, please see <http://www.aace.org/conf/eLearn/call.htm>.
First International Workshop on Web-based Collaboratories (Wbc-2003), From Centres Without Walls to Virtual Communities of Practice, 8 November 2003, Algarve, Portugal. In connection with IADIS 2003. For further information, please: see the full Call at <http://www.iadis.org/icwi2003/WbC2003.asp> or; contact Hanne Albrechtsen, Workshop Chair, at <[email protected]>.
WBC 2004, IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2004, 25 - 26 March 2004, Lisbon, Portugal. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 10 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.iadis.org/wbc2004>.
Open Online Access to Research, Norwegian Council for Higher Education (UHR) Seminar, 11 November 2003, Oslo, Norway. For further information, please see <http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Temp/oslo.htm>.
Support Building a Network of Partners. Call for Partnership Projects. The application deadline is 12 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/index.php>.
Trusted Digital Repositories for Cultural Heritage, ERPANET, 17 - 19 November 2003, Rome, Italy. For further information, please see <http://www.erpanet.org/>.
AVI 2004, Advanced Visual Interfaces, 25 - 28 May 2004, Gallipoli (Lecce), Italy. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.di.uniba.it/~avi2004>.
VRD 2003, The Virtual Reference Desk 5th Annual Conference, "Reference Roundup", 17 - 18 November 2003, San Antonio, Texas, USA. For additional information, please see <http://www.vrd.org/> or contact <[email protected]>.
FUTUREGROUND, Design Research Society (DSR) 2004 International Conference, 17 - 21 November 2004, Melbourne, Australia. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 28 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://futureground.monash.edu/papers.html>.
SIS 2004, 22nd Annual Convention and Conference of Society for Information Science, Digital Information Exchange: Pathways to Build Global Information Society, 21 - 23 January 2004, Chennai, India. Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.cenlib.iitm.ac.in/sis2004>.
Challenges for a Ubiquitous Identity, 23 - 30 April 2004, Bilbao, Valencia, Spain. Call for Communications. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2003. For further information, please see <http://www.ciberart-bilbao.net/congreso_en.htm>.
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