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November/December 2010
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In Print

Point to Point

Calls for Participation

Goings On

Deadline Reminders


C L I P S   A N D   P O I N T E R S

November/December 2010


In Print

  • Research Data: Who will share what, with whom, when, and why? Christine L. Borgman, University of California, Los Angeles, August 2010.

    From the Abstract: "The deluge of scientific research data has excited the general public, as well as the scientific community, with the possibilities for better understanding of scientific problems, from climate to culture. For data to be available, researchers must be willing and able to share them. The policies of governments, funding agencies, journals, and university tenure and promotion committees also influence how, when, and whether research data are shared....Four arguments are examined: to make the results of publicly funded data available to the public, to enable others to ask new questions of extant data, to advance the state of science, and to reproduce research. Libraries need to consider their role in the face of each of these arguments, and what expertise and systems they require for data curation."

  • Mobile Strategy Report Mobile Device User Research, Rachael Hu, User Experience Design Manager & Alison Meier, Mobile Strategy Intern, California Digital Library, August 18, 2010.

    "This report encapsulates the findings and recommendations from a mobile device user research project conducted summer of 2010 by the California Digital Library."

  • Collaboration Contexts: Framing Local, Group and Global Solutions, by Günter Waibel, OCLC Research, © 2010 OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., August 2010.

    From the Introduction to the report: "Collaborations can form in different settings: local (within a single institution), in a group setting, or in a seemingly unbounded environment that we'll call 'global.' These collaboration contexts provide the scaffolding for our 'Leadership Through Collaboration' forum, which will feature panels exploring each of these contexts in greater depth. [This report] is an attempt to sketch out the benefits and limitations inherent in each of these settings as a high-level guide to the trajectory of our event, as well as a resource in its own right for assessing collaborative activities."

  • Digital Asset Management (DAM) Planning/Implementation Survey (8/1/10 - 8/31/10) (2010), Michael J. Bennett, UConn Libraries Published Works. Paper 24.

    Abstract: "An online survey was conducted from 8/1/10 through 8/31/10 to better assess the current landscape of Digital Asset Management systems (DAM) among cultural heritage institutions. Questions posed attempted to gauge the perceived overall DAM needs and the success and/or failure of current software systems in providing for such features. Topics touched upon by respondents also included institutional buy-in and overall scope planning."

  • Keeping Research Data Safe Factsheet: Cost issues in digital preservation of research data, prepared by Charles Beagrie Ltd and JISC, September 2010.

    "The A4 four-page factsheet is intended to be suitable for senior managers and others interested in a concise summary of our key findings. It will be relevant to all repositories and institutions holding digital material but of particular interest to anyone responsible for or involved in the long-term management of research data."

  • Toward Better Usability, Security, and Privacy of Information Technology: Report of a Workshop, Steering Committee on the Usability, Security, and Privacy of Computer Systems; National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2010.

    Description: "Despite many advances, security and privacy often remain too complex for individuals or enterprises to manage effectively or to use conveniently. Security is hard for users, administrators, and developers to understand, making it all too easy to use, configure, or operate systems in ways that are inadvertently insecure." (This book may be purchased in paper format or read online free of charge.)

  • Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, by Members of the 2005 'Rising Above the Gathering Storm' Committee, National Academies Press 2010.

    Description: "In the face of so many daunting near-term challenges, U.S. government and industry are letting the crucial strategic issues of U.S. competitiveness slip below the surface. Five years ago, the National Academies prepared Rising Above the Gathering Storm, a book that cautioned: 'Without a renewed effort to bolster the foundations of our competitiveness, we can expect to lose our privileged position.' Since that time we find ourselves in a country where much has changed—and a great deal has not changed....Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited provides a snapshot of the work of the government and the private sector in the past five years, analyzing how the original recommendations have or have not been acted upon, what consequences this may have on future competitiveness, and priorities going forward. In addition, readers will find a series of thought- and discussion-provoking factoids—many of them alarming—about the state of science and innovation in America." (This book may be purchased in paper format or read online free of charge.)

  • Proceedings of a Workshop on Deterring CyberAttacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy, Committee on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options; National Research Council, National Academies Press 2010.

    Description: "In a world of increasing dependence on information technology, the prevention of cyberattacks on a nation's important computer and communications systems and networks is a problem that looms large. Given the demonstrated limitations of passive cybersecurity defense measures, it is natural to consider the possibility that deterrence might play a useful role in preventing cyberattacks against the United States and its vital interests. At the request of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Research Council undertook a two-phase project aimed to foster a broad, multidisciplinary examination of strategies for deterring cyberattacks on the United States and of the possible utility of these strategies for the U.S. government." (This book may be purchased in paper format or read online free of charge.)

  • The Rise of Apps Culture, by Kristen Purcell, Roger Entner, Nichole Henderson, Pew Internet and American Life Project, September 2010.

    "Some 35% of U.S. adults have software applications or 'apps' on their phones, yet only 24% of adults use those apps. Many adults who have apps on their phones, particularly older adults, do not use them, and 11% of cell owners are not sure if their phone is equipped with apps....This report is based on a Pew Internet telephone survey of 2,252 U.S. adults age 18 and older, conducted by Princeton Survey Research International between April 29 and May 30, 2010. The sample included 1,917 adult cell phone users, 744 of whom were contacted on their cell phones. The margin of error is +/- 2.4 percentage points for results based on the total sample of adults, and +/- 2.7 percentage points for results based on cell phone users."

  • Americans and their gadgets, by Aaron Smith, Pew Internet and American Life Project, October 2010.

    "In recent years the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, and consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for 'anytime, anywhere' access to news, information, friends and entertainment....This report is based on the findings of a daily tracking survey on Americans' use of the Internet. The results in this report are based on data from telephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International between August 9 and September 13, 2010, among a sample of 3,001 adults, age 18 and older."

  • General guidelines for selecting data for preservation, SURF Foundation, November 2010.

    "Although a great deal of research data should be preserved, either for use/reuse or to validate research results, that is not true of all such data. To determine which research data are valuable sources or resources for research, [SURF has] developed a set of general guidelines in the form of this checklist."

  • The 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition, by L. Johnson, H. Witchey, R. Smith, A. Levine, and K. Haywood, © 2010, The New Media Consortium (2010).

    From the Executive Summary to the report: "The internationally recognized series of Horizon Reports is part of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe. This volume, the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition, examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment."

  • Preserving Virtual Worlds Final Report, by Jerome P.McDonough, Robert Olendorf, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Kari Kraus, Doug Reside, Rachel Donahue, Andrew Phelps, Christopher Egert, Henry Lowood, and Susan Rojo, © 2010. (This report is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.)

    "The Preserving Virtual Worlds project is a collaborative research venture of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Linden Lab, conducted as part of Preserving Creative America, an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress. The primary goals of our project have been to investigate issues surrounding the preservation of video games and interactive fiction through a series of case studies of games and literature from various periods in computing history, and to develop basic standards for metadata and content representation of these digital artifacts for long-term archival storage."

  • e-Journal Archiving for UK HE Libraries - A White Paper (Draft). Prepared by Charles Beagrie Limited for JISC, October 2010.

    "The aim of this white paper is to help universities and libraries implement policies and procedures in relation to e-journal archiving which can help support the move towards e-only provision of scholarly journals across the HE sector. The white paper is also contributing to complementary work JISC and other funders are commissioning on moving towards e-only provision of Journals."

  • The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age. Commissioned for and sponsored by the National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress. Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Publication Number 148. August 2010. 169 pp. $30. (The report may be downloaded free of charge in PDF format from the CLIR web site.)

    From the Abstract: "This is the first comprehensive, national-level study of the state of sound recording preservation ever conducted in the U.S. The authors, Rob Bamberger and Sam Brylawski, have produced a study outlining the web of interlocking issues that now threaten the long-term survival of our sound recording history. This study tells us that major areas of America's recorded sound heritage have already been destroyed or remain inaccessible to the public. It suggests that the lack of conformity between federal and state laws may adversely affect the long-term survival of pre-1972-era sound recordings in particular. And, it warns that the continued lack of national coordination among interested parties in the public and private sectors, in addressing the challenges in preservation, professional education and public access, may not yet be arresting permanent loss of irreplaceable sound recordings in all genres."

  • The ARL 2030 Scenarios: A User's Guide for Research Libraries, Association of Research Libraries, October 2010.

    From the Introduction: "This user's guide was developed to advance local planning at ARL member libraries. It is written for library leaders writ large and for anyone leading or contributing to research library planning processes. You do not need advanced facilitation skills to benefit from this guide, but facilitators charged with supporting scenario planning will find the detailed designs particularly helpful. For leaders, planners, and facilitators alike, the user guide introduces the ARL 2030 scenarios and explains many of the ways you can strengthen your institution's planning using the ARL 2030 Scenarios."

  • Riding the Wave: How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data. Final Report to the European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, October 2010. (David Giaretta, director of the APA, was the rapporteur for the report.)

    "The report describes long term scenarios and associated challenges regarding scientific data access, curation and preservation as well as the strategy and actions necessary to realise the vision. The High-Level Group is composed of twelve top-level European experts in different fields of science and is chaired by Prof. John Wood, also chair of ERAB."

  • DPC Case Note: Practical Preservation: West Yorkshire Archive Service accepts a digital collection, by Alexandra Eveleigh of University College London and published by the Digital Preservation Coalition, October 2010.

    "Digital Preservation can be intimidating for organizations which have previously been used to managing and collecting paper archives. In this case note, staff from West Yorkshire Archives Service report on their experience in taking their first large digital archive. This made them confront new problems and new ways of working, they conclude that If we try we may fail; if we don't try we will certainly fail."

  • Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship, Joint Information Systems Committee, 2010.

    "The UK's JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee, supporting the use of ICT in Higher and Further Education) has recently released a new report, Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship, looking at the value and impact of digitised resources. Written by Simon Tanner of King's College London, it considers four broad areas in which the creation of digitised resources have has a significant impact."

  • ERCIM News, No. 83, Special Theme: Cloud Computing, October 2010.

    "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."

  • Primary Source, Vol. 12, No. 9, October 2010, Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

    "Primary Source provides brief articles to alert readers to new information about IMLS grants, monthly highlights of best practices, and important agency news with hotlinks to more detailed information on the IMLS web site."

  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (September 2010), Library of Congeress.

    "In this issue

    • The Geospatial Multistate Archive and Preservation Partnership engages industry at the 2010 ESRI International User Conference
    • Abbie Grotke of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program Web Archiving Team talks about web archiving projects at the Library of Congress
    • A new video in the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Video Series is available: 'Physical and Digital Preservation of the Waldeseemuller Map'
    • David Brunton of the Library of Congress Repository Development Center talks about software development activities
    • The European Planets project is featured in the latest 'On the Leading Edge' profile
    • A recent Computerworld article examined some of the issues surrounding archival storage"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (October 2010), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • Highlights from Best Practices Exchange 2010
    • The Library of Congress participates in a public event, 'Save Our African American Treasures,' to offer advice about preserving personal digital collections
    • Two NDIIPP-supported projects recently released software tools that can assist digital preservation practitioners and researchers: MozillaFox and the PeDALS Email Extractor for Outlook
    • A recap of a recent Smithsonian Institution forum, 'Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration'
    • 2010 Digital Preservation Award shortlist announced
    • ContextMiner, a tool free tool that enables users to collect links to blogs and online videos, wins an award for Best Political Science Website or Software
    • Upcoming Fall Events: DLF Fall Forum, Reimagining the Archive Symposium,
    • the 6th International Digital Curation Conference, and CNI Fall 2010 Meeting"
  • Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (November 2010), Library of Congress.

    "In this issue:

    • PREMIS (metadata) for digital preservation
    • News from a recent conference (iPRES2010), meetings (International Internet Preservation Consortium), and workshop (Digital Preservation Coalitions) held in Vienna, Austria
    • Profile of Digital Preservation Pioneer Nancy McGovern
    • A recap of a recent Smithsonian Institution forum, 'Yours, Mine, Ours: Leadership Through Collaboration'
    • Recaps from a talk by Robert Darnton at the Library of Congress and the Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Preservation meeting
    • Announcements: CNI Fall Meeting (registration deadline Nov. 12), a new survey about digital preservation education needs, and the Library and Archives Canada Format Registry File Format Guidelines for Preservation and Long-term Access are available online"
  • Code4Lib Journal, Issue 11, September 2010.

    "The Code4Lib Journal exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future."

  • LIBRES, Volume 20, issue 2.

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

  • LIBER Quarterly, the Journal of European Research Libraries, Vol. 20 (2010), No. 2.

    "LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) is the main research libraries network in Europe. LIBER aims at representing the interests of European research libraries, their universities and their researchers."

  • What's New Issue 30, October 2010, Digital Preservation Coalition.

    "In this issue:

    • What's New and What's On for October
    • Graham Pryor (DCC): Preservation Progress through Harmony
    • Shane Start (British Library): 60 Second Interview
    • William Kilbride (DPC): Review of iPres 2010"
  • What's New Issue 31, November 2010, Digital Preservation Coalition.

    "In this issue:

    • What's New and What's On for November
    • Who's who: Sixty second interview with Laura Molloy, HATII, University of Glasgow
    • One World: Dr Dinesh Katre, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
    • Editorial: Here Comes the Tide, William Kilbride, DPC Executive Director"

Point to Point

  • Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography, Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

    "This bibliography presents over 1,100 selected English-language scholarly works useful in understanding the open access movement's efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature. The bibliography primarily includes books and published journal articles. A limited number of book chapters, conference papers, dissertations and theses, magazine articles, technical reports, and other scholarly works that are deemed to be of exceptional interest are also included."

  • Dare to share: long-term collections management. Presentations from the conference are now available.

    "This one day conference examined how libraries and other research institutions can benefit from integrating preservation into broader, long-term collections management strategies, with a particular emphasis on collaborative preservation ventures. Speakers from the UK and abroad presented current thinking on hybrid collections; using collection strengths to inform integrated strategies for resource allocation; how digitisation affects what we keep; protecting investment in digitisation projects; the carbon footprint of preservation; and whether the UK Research Reserve should or could be used as a model for other library materials."

  • OPENSIGLE, GreyNet, 2010.

    "For over 15 years now, GreyNet has sought to serve researchers and authors in the field of grey literature. To further this end, GreyNet signed-on to the OpenSIGLE Repository and in so doing seeks to preserve and make openly accessible research results originating in the International Conference Series on Grey Literature. GreyNet together with INIST-CNRS designed the format for a metadata record, which encompasses standardized PDF attachments for full-text conference preprints, PowerPoint presentations, abstracts and biographical notes. All eleven volumes (1993-2009) of the GL Conference Proceedings are now available in the OpenSIGLE Repository."


Calls for Participation

  • ARPN Journal of Systems and Software. Call for papers. This is an general call without a deadline.

    "ARPN Journal of Systems and Software is a scholarly online, open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and fully refereed journal, dedicated to the latest advancement of all theoretical and scientific aspects of Systems and Software engineering. The objectives of the journal are to promote and publish original high quality research and to provide a forum to the researchers and industry practitioners for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experience."

  • 3rd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011), 24 - 27 May 2011, Athens, Greece. Call for papers. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 December 2010.

    "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."

  • IMLS Calls for Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Applications. The deadline for proposals is 15 December 2010.

    "The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) invites proposals from libraries; archives; and library agencies, associations, and consortia for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) grant program."

    "Application guidelines and instructions are available here. Please direct any questions about the program to Kevin Cherry, senior program officer, 202-653-4662, kcherry@imls.gov; Mary Alice Ball, senior program officer, 202-653-4730, mball@imls.gov; or Karmen Bisher, program specialist, 202-653-4664, kbisher@imls.gov."

  • Fourth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2011), 4 - 6 August 2011, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 December 2010.

    "The Fourth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2011) is a forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in the areas of Computer Communications, Communication networks, Communication Software Communication Technologies and Applications, and other related themes."

  • International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU) 2011, 6 - 9 May 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 4 January 2011.

    "CSEDU 2011, the International Conference on Computer Supported Education, aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU 2011 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world."

  • 13th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference 2011 (ISSI 2011), 4 - 8 July 2011, Durban, South Africa. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 15 January 2011.

    "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."

  • 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, 3 - 5 August 2011, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 19 January 2011.

    "Each year [this] conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design, delivery, and management of distance education/training."

  • Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2011, 13 - 17 June 2011, Ottawa, Canada. Call for full papers, workshops, tutorials, and panels. The submission deadline for these is 23 January 2011.

    "The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries is a major international forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term 'digital libraries', including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions and organizations; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and accessing digital content; theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing; and theory and practice of use of managed content in science and education."

  • 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), 8 - 11 June 2011, Beijing, China. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 25 January 2011.

    "The purpose of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances and business applications of information systems. Six simultaneous tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Enterprise Information Systems Applications, including Enterprise Database Technology, Systems Integration, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Analysis and Specification, Internet Computing, Electronic Commerce, Human Factors and Enterprise Architecture."

  • ACM Hypertext 2011 Conference, 6 - 9 June 2011, Eindhoven The Netherlands. Call for papers. The submission deadline for workshop and tutorial proposals is 29 December 2010. The submission deadline for short and long papers is 29 January 2011.

    "The ACM Hypertext Conference is the main venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypermedia theory, systems and practices. The Web, Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Social Networks and collaborative hypermedia environments are all manifestations of the success of hypermedia research."

  • Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Semantic Web and Reasoning for Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries. Call for papers. The submission deadline is 31 January 2011.

    "This special issue solicits contributions to the open problems of publishingcultural content on the Semantic Web, such as innovative techniques, tools, case studies, comparisons, and theoretical advances. The papers should consider and present contributions towards representing semantic aspects of cultural heritage information in the web environment, i.e. aspects of modeling, creating, aggregating, managing, publishing, and using content on the Semantic Web in the cultural heritage field."

  • UMAP 2011 -- 19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, 11 - 15 July 2011, Girona, Spain. Call for papers. The submission deadline for tutorial and workshop proposals is 24 December 2010. The submission dealine for papers is 31 January 2011.

    "This conference spans a wide scope of topics related to user modeling and personalization, including tailoring of search results, recommending products, Web usage mining and collaborative filtering."


Goings On

  • Conference on Texts and Literacy in the Digital Age, 16 - 17 December 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands.

    "Texts and Literacy in the Digital Age is a two-day conference jointly organised by the Leiden University (Book and Digital Media Studies), LIBER, Tiele-Stichting and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands)...The conference will bring prominent and inspiring speakers together in order to address the changes in scholarly communication within the humanities and social sciences, and more importantly, what these changes mean to authors, intermediaries and users."

  • XML Development: From Markup to Application, 3 - 6 January 2011, Washington, DC, USA (Registration deadline 15 December 2010).

    "Taught by Matthew Gibson, an experienced XML instructor and developer and Director of Digital Programs, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, this four-day workshop will explore XML with a specific focus on fundamentals of design, markup, and use. Participants will use XML and related technologies in the creation of a prototype digital publication."

  • Forty-fourth Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences, 4 - 7 January 2011, Kauai, Hawai'i, USA.

    "HICSS-44 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find 'very helpful – lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion.' HICSS sessions are comprised primarily of refereed paper presentations; the conference does not host vendor presentations."

  • 2nd International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2011), 7 - 9 January 2011, Mumbai, India.

    "IC4E is an international forum for state-of-the-art research in e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning....It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and E-Learning. It also serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners working in those areas."

  • METS Workshop: The Basics and Beyond, 10 - 14 January 2011, San Diego, California, USA.

    "This workshop is aimed at people who work in digital and physical libraries and would like to gain knowledge and skills for organizing the many and disparate component parts of individual digital resources."

  • International Conference on Digital Library Management (ICDLM), 11 - 13 January 2011, Kolkata, India.

    "The conference aims to provide an international forum for sharing advanced thoughts and experiences focusing on digital libraries and its management. All public libraries, special libraries, and academic libraries are expected to gain and exchange knowledge, skills, and expertise from this event."

  • 4th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS), 26 - 29 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing is to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple areas of knowledge, including biology, medicine, engineering and other physical sciences, interested in studying and using models and techniques inspired from or applied to biological systems."

  • 4th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF), 26 - 29 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Health Informatics is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to healthcare and medicine in general and to the specialized support to persons with special needs in particular. Databases, networking, graphical interfaces, intelligent decision support systems and specialized programming languages are just a few of the technologies currently used in medical informatics."

  • 4th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies(BIOSTEC 2011), 26 - 29 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of BIOSTEC is to bring together researchers and practitioners, including engineers, biologists, health professionals and informatics/computer scientists, interested in both theoretical advances and applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics and other engineering tools in knowledge areas related to biology and medicine."

  • 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics (BIOINFORMATICS), 26 - 29 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems and information technologies to the field of molecular biology, including for example the use of statistics and algorithms to understanding biological processes and systems, with a focus on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Areas of interest for this community include sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and other related fields."

  • 4th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (BIODEVICES), 26 - 29 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices is to bring together researchers and practitioners from electronics and mechanical engineering, interested in studying and using models, equipments and materials inspired from biological systems and/or addressing biological requirements. Monitoring devices, instrumentation sensors and systems, biorobotics, micro-nanotechnologies and biomaterials are some of the technologies addressed at this conference."

  • 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), 28 - 30 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

    "The purpose of the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas. Two simultaneous but strongly related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work within the area of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general, including web applications, on one hand, and within the area of non-distributed AI, including the more traditional areas such as Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception and also not so traditional areas such as Reactive AI Systems, Evolutionary Computing and other aspects of Computational Intelligence and many other areas related to intelligent systems, on the other hand."

Deadline Reminders

  • IS&T Archiving Conference, 16 - 19 May 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Call for papers. The submission deadline has been extended to 21 November 2010.

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