Global Conferences 2009

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February 2009

2009-02-03/05: 9th International Bielefeld Conference in the Conference Venue of Bielefeld

The International Bielefeld Conference 2009 provides insights in the future of eLibraries, based on the threefold interdependency of service, technology, and economics. The Bielefeld Conferences have proved to be a forum for internationally renowned and trendsetting speakers to stimulate strategic discussions among scholars, information specialists, publishers, library managers and patrons from all over Europe and beyond.
Program
Registration

May 2009

2009-05-18/21: Open Repositories 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia

Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. Through the format of blending open user group meetings for DSpace, FedoraFlexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture, and Eprints, followed by general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues, Open Repositories attempts to create an opportunity to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today's world.

Submission Deadline for Conference Proposals (Presentations or Panels) and Workshops: February 02, 2009
Submission of User Group Proposals: March 06, 2009
Submission of Poster Proposals: March 19, 2009
Program
Registration (opens January 15, 2009)

2009-05-26/29: IASSIST/IFDO 2009 in Tampere, Finland

IASSIST's 35th annual conference is hosted by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive and the University of Tampere, and the main conference venue is the beautiful Tampere Hall. The conference will be a joint effort between IASSIST, the International Association of Social Science Information Service & Technology, and IFDO, the International Federation of Data Organisations for the Social Science. We invite all professionals working in and with information technology, data services and data archiving to Tampere to enjoy the inspiring conference and the glorious summer light of Finland!

Call for Papers: October 2008
Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 26, 2008
Program
Registration (opens January 2009)

2009-05-26/29: QQML2009 in Chania, Crete, Greece

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (QQM) are proved more and more popular tools for Librarians, because of their usefulness to the everyday professional life. QQM aim to the assessment and improvement of the services, to the measurement of the functional effectiveness and efficiency. QQM are the mean to make decisions on fund allocation and financial alternatives. Librarians use also QQM in order to determine why and when their users appreciate their services. This is the start point of the innovation involvement and the ongoing procedure of the excellent performance. Systematic development of quality management in libraries requires a detailed framework, including the quality management standards, the measurement indicators, the self-appraisal schedules and the operational rules. These standards are practice-oriented tools and a benchmarking result. Their basic function is to express responsibly the customer (library user) -supplier (library services) relationship and provide a systematic approach to the continuous change onto excellence. The indoor and outdoor relationships of libraries are dependent of their communication and marketing capabilities, challenges, opportunities and implementation programmes.


June 2009

2009-06-10/12: 13th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB 2009) in Milano, Itlay

Electronic publishing via the Internet is continuously changing its shapes and models, challenging traditional players to adapt to new contexts. Innovative technologies enable individuals, scholars, communities and networks to establish contacts, exchange data, produce information, share knowledge. Open access sources and commercial players make contents available for a heterogeneous audience in diversity of environments, from business to private life, from educational and cultural activities to leisure time, and in a large variety of devices, from personal computers to mobile media.
New opportunities and new needs challenge us to rethink electronic publishing, to innovate communication paradigms and technologies, to make information not just a flat equivalent of a paper but a truly digital format, to allow machine processing and new services, to face the future of mobile life. The ELPUB 2009 conference will focus on key issues in e-communications, exploring dissemination channels, business models, technologies, methods and concepts.
Three distinguishing features of this conference are: broad scope of topics which creates a unique atmosphere of active exchange and learning about various aspects of scholarly communications and electronic publishing; combination of general and technical issues; and a condensed procedure of submission, revision and publication of proceedings which guarantees presentations of most recent work. ELPUB 2009 will offer a variety of activities, such as workshops, tutorials, panel debates, poster presentations and demonstrations. Social events and sight-seeing tours will also be available to participants.



2009-06-22/23: ISKO UK Conference 2009 in London, England

In our networked world, enabling easy access to multiple services and resources is often reliant on a team effort involving specialists from very different backgrounds – website design, knowledge engineering, audio and video engineering, linguistics, computer science, etc. This Conference aims to bring together people from all the diverse specialisms that contribute to integrated information systems and services.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 01, 2008
Deadline for Full Paper/Poster Submission: May 01, 2009
Registration (opens February 01, 2009)



2009-06-22/23: Berlin Open '09 in Berlin , Germany

Open Source – und darüber hinaus

Eine Tagung über Innovation und Offenheit

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Getreu dieser Definition will die Berlin Open'09 Politikern, Unternehmern und Wissenschaftlern sowie allen anderen Interessierten Strategien der Offenheit in einigen ausgewählten Bereichen vorstellen. Die Fachkonferenz wird bekannte und weniger bekannte Erfolgsgeschichten über Offenheit als Innovationsprinzip erzählen.

2009-09-27/10-02: ECDL 2009 in Corfu, Greece

The 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries, under the general theme "Digital Societies", plans to host a special track on Content managed in Digital Libraries.
ECDL 2009 Leaflet
ECDL 2009 Poster

Workshops, Tutorials and Panels Submission Deadline: February 27, 2009
Papers, Posters, Demonstrations Submission Deadline: March 21, 2009


2009-09-30/10-02: Third International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research in Milan, Italy

As the first two editions, the third International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR'09) aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who share a common interest in metadata, its representation, its semantics and its diverse applications to Information Systems.
Topics
Registration

Full and Short Paper Submission Deadline: March 15, 2009


October 2009

2009-10-05/06: 6. International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2009) at California Digital Library (CDLCommon Data Link) in San Francisco, CA, USA

iPRES 2009 will be the sixth in the series of annual international conferences that bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our scientific and cultural digital heritage.


2009-10-07/08: Open-Access-Tage in the three-country triangle Germany-Switzerland-Austria

The third Open Access Days will focus on OAOpen Access-related activities in the German-speaking regions. The conference is being organised by open-access.net and the University of Konstanz in cooperation with the Helmholtz Association, the Max-Planck Society, the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINIDeutschen Initiative für Netzwerkinformation) and the universities of Linz and Zurich.

  • Program
  • Registration
  • Paper Submission Deadline: March 20, 2009
  • Poster Submission Deadline: June 30, 2009

2009-10-12/16: International Conference on Dublin Core an Metadata Application in Seoul, South Korea

DCDublin Core-2009 will focus on linked data and the enabling of the Semantic Web. Conference participants will explore the conceptual and practical issues in breaking the constraints of data silos and connecting pieces of data, information, and knowledge. Metadata is a key to these processes supporting publishing and interlinking structured data on the Semantic Web. There is a growing interest in the metadata community in connecting existing and future data contained in silos within and across organizations in a meaningful way that supports extraction and correlation of the data. The linking of data from disparate data silos presents technical and social challenges that will be explored at DCDublin Core-2009 through full papers, project reports, posters, special sessions and workshops.

  • Program and Possibility for Registration are coming soon.
  • Papers/Reports/Posters Submission Deadline: May 8, 2009

2009-10-27/29: XV Inter-American Meeting of Librarians, Documentalist and Agricultural Information Specialists (RIBDA 2009)in Lima, Peru

The main purpose of the meeting is to carry out a debate on Open Access innovations in agricultural and environmental information and share progress in the free transfer and dissemination of knowledge through the Open Access movement(OAOpen Access) for agricultural, environmental and related sciences in the inter-American community and worldwide.



November 2009

2009-11-02/03: Open Access 2009 in Accra, Ghana

The University of Ghana, Legon in collaboration with The Royal Swedish Institute of Technology (KTH) and Ghana Academic and Research Network (GARNET) will host the 7th International Conference on Open Access in Accra Ghana from 2nd to 3rd November 2009. There will be a preliminary meeting on the 1st November, 2009 ushering the OAOpen Access conference, and will focus on Regional Research Education Networks (RRENs) , by bringing together key players in West and Central African Universities and other participants who may share their experience in forming RRENs; it is expected that this meeting will lead to the formation of the West and Central African Research Education Network (WACREN).
Registration
Call for Papers

2009-11-26/27: International Symposium: Academic Online Ressources - Assessment and Usage in Lille, France

The symposium aims at highlighting the frontline research of library and information scientists and LIS professionals and at getting a large and precise understanding of online information usage assessment and to discuss the challenges.

The symposium is also a forum to compare and debate on different theoretical and methodological approaches. The invited communications should cover the whole range of questions related to the evaluation of online information resources in academic and research environments – e.g. economical, political, scientific, documentary aspects and so on.


December 2009

2009-12-02/04: Berlin7 Open Access Conference La Sorbonne, Paris, France

The 7th Berlin Open Access Conference will take place at the Sorbonne in Paris. As well as taking stock of past activities, the conference will focus on the question of how to get the different communities more actively involved.


2009-12-02/04: 5th International Digital Curation Conference "Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity" in London

In partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) we are holding our 5th International Digital Curation Conference in London on the theme "Moving to Multi-Scale Science: Managing Complexity and Diversity". It will comprise a mix of peer-reviewed papers, invited presentations and international keynote speakers. Further details to follow.


2009-12-02/04: 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT 2009) in Graz

The 4th International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (SAMT '09) targets at narrowing the large disparity between the low-level descriptors that can be computed automatically from multimedia content and the richness and subjectivity of semantics in user queries and human interpretations of audiovisual media - The Semantic Gap.
We invite the following types of contributions:


2009-12-09/11: Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH2009) in Rotterdam, NL

Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is a new bi-annual international conference on digital heritage and the opportunities it offers to cultural organisations. Triggered by changes in society, heritage organisations face many challenges and need to make strategic decisions about their services.

DISH2009 aims at sharing knowledge about and experiences with digital strategies. What roles do cultural heritage institutions have in a networked society? What is the impact of digitisation on these organisations? Why are certain digital services more successful than others? Which business models are suited to the cultural heritage sector? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in senior keynote speakers, presentations, debates and workshop.


2009-12-09/11: 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science (e-science 2009) in Oxford, UKUnited Kingdom

Scientific research is increasingly carried out by communities of researchers that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries.
The e-Science 2009 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling ITInformationstechnik technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest research and product/tool developments and to highlight related activities from around the world.


2009-12-14/15: Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature (GL11) in Wahington D.C, USA

Over the past 15 years, Grey Literature has developed from a millennium movement to a well defined field in information studies. This process has been considerably influenced and shaped by results of research issuing from the International Conference Series on Grey Literature. The Eleventh Conference in this series will endeavor to piece together traditional features inherent to grey literature with more recent elements both technology and policy driven. In any field of science and technology, information and knowledge aggregated in research must be made available beyond the limits of any one specific information community, and as such, should be openly accessible to net citizens. This principle related to grey literature, requires that its uses and applications in diverse subject areas benefit information society as a whole. Furthermore, net citizens must acquire a sense of safeguard and security that the grey resources on which they come to rely have passed some level of corporate governance. In piecing the various components and facets of grey literature together, GL11 hopes to depict a virtual image of the Grey Mosaic.


2009-12-15/16: CULTURAL HERITAGE online in Florence, Itlay

Internet continues to have an impressive impact on cultural heritage and humanist communities by affecting the way they work, use, exchange and produce knowledge. New architectures and radically different paradigms arise continuously engendering a deep rethinking of traditional roles and tasks. Though a continuous increase in ICT use has spread in the cultural heritage community, cultural institutions have been slower to adopt new technologies for cultural, economic and organizational reasons. Today it seems that users not only are able to adapt to technological changes faster than cultural institutions, but they are also driving innovation, by proposing new ideas and building up new paradigms of knowledge production. Nowadays innovation is coming from the users, whereas in the past they were the recipient.

In order to keep abreast of the rapidly growing technology trends, archives, libraries and museums must be more involved in the dialogue between ICT developers and final users, starting from the way cultural institutions create and share digital resources.

The conference will start on the 15th of December with keynote lectures that investigate user needs and expectations, analysing how to better involve users and the cultural heritage community in creating and sharing digital resources. Special attention will be devoted to the viability of a sustainable approach for the long term preservation of digital contents from the user perspective. The focus will not be on specific detailed technology aspects but rather on real benefits and practical opportunities, evaluating limits and risks, for both users (e. g. researchers, students, tourists and citizens), and cultural institutions.

The plenary session on the 16th will start with the presentation of national and international scenarios, followed by two thematic sessions with scientific speeches selected through a Call for Papers, that will ascertain the advancement of the research on the relationship user-institution towards the development of cooperative Web 2.0 tools and on sustainable digital preservation policies.