Pursuant to prior discussions about the need for a research
policy on Wikipedia, WikiProject Research is drafting a
policy regarding the recruitment of Wikipedia users to
participate in studies.
At this time, we have a proposed policy, and an accompanying
group that would facilitate recruitment of subjects in much
the same way that the Bot Approvals Group approves bots.
The policy proposal can be found at:
The Subject Recruitment Approvals Group mentioned in the proposal
is being described at:
Before we move forward with seeking approval from the Wikipedia
community, we would like additional input about the proposal,
and would welcome additional help improving it.
Also, please consider participating in WikiProject Research at:
University of Minnesota
I am doing a PhD on online civic participation project
(e-participation). Within my research, I have carried out a user
survey, where I asked how many people ever edited/created a page on a
Wiki. Now I would like to compare the results with the overall rate of
wiki editing/creation on country level.
I've found some country-level statistics on Wikipedia Statistics (e.g.
3,000 editors of Wikipedia articles in Italy) but data for UK and
France are not available since Wikipedia provides statistics by
languages, not by countries. I'm thus looking for statistics on UK and
France (but am also interested in alternative ways of measuring wiki
editing/creation in Sweden and Italy).
I would be grateful for any tips!
Sunny regards, Alina
European University Institute
For the last week or so I am getting the following error when trying to
use the http://wikidashboard.appspot.com/ tool: "403: User account
expired. The page you requested is hosted by the Toolserver user
wiki_researcher, whose account has expired. Toolserver user accounts are
automatically expired if the user is inactive for over six months. To
prevent stale pages remaining accessible, we automatically block
requests to expired content. If you think you are receiving this page in
error, or you have a question, please contact the owner of this
document: wiki_researcher [at] toolserver [dot] org. (Please do not
contact Toolserver administrators about this problem, as we cannot fix
it---only the Toolserver account owner may renew their account.)"
I've tried contacting the owner, and send an email to PARC
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PARC_%28company%29> (it's their project,
per the logo seen at the project page ) through their web form, but so
far - nothing. Can anyone help to contact them?
The tool is useful not only for research (I've used and I am sure so
have others here); it is also one of the tools used by Good Article
reviewers (and linked from
Why we allow toolserver tools used by the community to expire in such a
confusing way is beyond me.
Piotr Konieczny, PhD
[Apologies for multiple copies]
CICM 2014 - Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics
July 7-11, 2014 at University of Coimbra, Portugal
First Call for Papers
As computers and communications technology advance, greater
opportunities arise for intelligent mathematical computation. While
computer algebra, automated deduction, mathematical publishing and
novel user interfaces individually have long and successful histories,
we are now seeing increasing opportunities for synergy among these
areas. The Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM)
offer a venue for discussing these areas and their synergy.
CICM has been held annually as a joint meeting since 2008, colocating
related conferences and workshops to advance work in these subjects.
Previous meetings have been held in Birmingham (U.K. 2008), Grand Bend
(Canada 2009), Paris (France 2010), Bertinoro (Italy 2011), Bremen
(Germany 2012) and Bath (U.K. 2013).
This is a call for papers for CICM 2014, which will be held at the
University of Coimbra, 7-11 July 2014, following the 10th
International Workshop on Automated Deduction in Geometry.
The principal tracks of the conference will be:
Calculemus (Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning)
Chair: James Davenport
DML (Digital Mathematical Libraries)
Chair: Petr Sojka
MKM (Mathematical Knowledge Management)
Chair: Josef Urban
Systems and Projects
Chair: Alan Sexton
The local arrangements will be coordinated by the Local Arrangements
Chair, Paedro Quaresma (U. Coimbra, Portugal), and the overall
programme will be organised by the General Program Chair, Stephen Watt
(U. Western Ontario, Canada).
The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag
as a volume in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).
As in previous years, it is anticipated that there will be a number
co-located workshops, including one to mentor doctoral students giving
Abstract submission: 28 February 2014
Submission deadline: 7 March 2014
Reviews sent to authors: 4 April 2014
Rebuttals due: 8 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 14 April 2014
Camera ready copies due: 25 April 2014
Work in progress and Doctoral Programme submissions:
Submission deadline: 28 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2014
Camera ready copies due: 26 May 2014
Conference: 7-11 July 2014
Track Calculemus: Symbolic Computation and Mechanised Reasoning
Calculemus 2014 invites the submission of original research
contributions to be considered for publication and presentation at the
conference. Calculemus is a series of conferences dedicated to the
integration of computer algebra systems (CAS) and systems for
mechanised reasoning like interactive proof assistants (PA) or
automated theorem provers (ATP). Currently, symbolic computation is
divided into several (more or less) independent branches: traditional
ones (e.g., computer algebra and mechanised reasoning) as well as
newly emerging ones (on user interfaces, knowledge management, theory
exploration, etc.) The main concern of the Calculemus community is to
bring these developments together in order to facilitate the theory,
design, and implementation of integrated mathematical assistant
systems that will be used routinely by mathematicians, computer
scientists and all others who need computer-supported mathematics in
their every day business.
All topics in the intersection of computer algebra systems and
automated reasoning systems are of interest for Calculemus. These
include but are not limited to:
* Automated theorem proving in computer algebra systems.
* Computer algebra in theorem proving systems.
* Adding reasoning capabilities to computer algebra systems.
* Adding computational capabilities to theorem proving systems.
* Theory, design and implementation of interdisciplinary systems for
* Case studies and applications that involve a mix of computation and
* Case studies in formalization of mathematical theories.
* Representation of mathematics in computer algebra systems.
* Theory exploration techniques.
* Combining methods of symbolic computation and formal deduction.
* Input languages, programming languages, types and constraint languages,
and modeling languages for mathematical assistant systems.
* Homotopy type theory.
* Infrastructure for mathematical services.
Track DML: Digital Mathematical Libraries
Mathematicians dream of a digital archive containing all validated
mathematical literature ever published, reviewed, properly linked, and
verified. It is estimated that the entire corpus of mathematical
knowledge published over the centuries does not exceed 100,000,000
pages, an amount easily manageable by current information
The track objective is to provide a forum for the development of
math-aware technologies, standards, algorithms and formats for the
fulfillment of the dream of a global digital mathematical library
(DML). Computer scientists (D) and librarians of the digital age (L)
are especially welcome to join mathematicians (M) and discuss many
aspects of DML preparation.
Track topics are all topics of mathematical knowledge management and
digital libraries applicable in the context of DML building, including
the processing of mathematical knowledge expressed in scientific
papers in natural languages:
* Math-aware text mining (math mining) and MSC classification
* Math-aware representations of mathematical knowledge
* Math-aware computational linguistics and corpora
* Math-aware tools for [meta]data and fulltext processing
* Math-aware OCR and document analysis
* Math-aware information retrieval
* Math-aware indexing and search
* Authoring languages and tools
* MathML, OpenMath, TeX and other mathematical content markup
* Web interfaces for DML content
* Mathematics on the web, math crawling and indexing
* Math-aware document processing workflows
* Archives of written mathematics
* DML management, business models
* DML rights handling, funding, sustainability
* DML content acquisition, validation and curation
* Reports and experience from running existing DMLs
Track MKM: Mathematical Knowledge Management
Mathematical Knowledge Management is an interdisciplinary field of
research in the intersection of mathematics, computer science, library
science, and scientific publishing. The objective of MKM is to develop
new and better ways of managing sophisticated mathematical knowledge,
based on innovative technology of computer science, the Internet, and
intelligent knowledge processing. MKM is expected to serve
mathematicians, scientists, and engineers who produce and use
mathematical knowledge; educators and students who teach and learn
mathematics; publishers who offer mathematical textbooks and
disseminate new mathematical results; and librarians and
mathematicians who catalog and organize mathematical knowledge.
The track is concerned with all aspects of mathematical knowledge
management. A non-exclusive list of important topics includes:
* Representations of mathematical knowledge
* Authoring languages and tools
* Repositories of formalized mathematics
* Deduction systems
* Mathematical digital libraries
* Diagrammatic representations
* Mathematical OCR
* Mathematical search and retrieval
* Math assistants, tutoring and assessment systems
* MathML, OpenMath, and other mathematical content standards
* Web presentation of mathematics
* Data mining, discovery, theory exploration
* Computer algebra systems
* Collaboration tools for mathematics
* Challenges and solutions for mathematical workflows
Track Systems and Projects
The Systems and Projects track of the Conferences on Intelligent
Computer Mathematics is a forum for presenting available systems and
new and ongoing projects in all areas and topics related to the CICM
* Deduction and Computer Algebra (Calculemus)
* Digital Mathematical Libraries (DML)
* Mathematical Knowledge Management (MKM)
The track aims to provide an overview of the latest developments and
trends within the CICM community as well as to exchange ideas between
developers and introduce systems to an audience of potential users.
Electronic submission is done through Easychair
All papers should be prepared in LaTeX and formatted according to the
requirements of Springer's LNCS series (the corresponding style files
can be downloaded from http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).
By submitting a paper the authors agree that if it is accepted at
least one of the authors will attend the conference to present it.
Submissions to the research tracks (Calculemus, DML, MKM) must not
exceed 15 pages in the LNCS style and will be reviewed and evaluated
with respect to relevance, clarity, quality, originality, and impact.
Shorter papers, e.g., for system descriptions, are welcome. Authors
will have an opportunity to respond to their papers' reviews before
the programme committee makes a decision.
System descriptions and projects descriptions should be 2-4 pages in
the LNCS style and should present
* newly developed systems,
* systems not previously been presented to the CICM community, or
* significant updates to existing systems.
Systems must either be available for download or currently executable
by the general public as a web application.
Project presentations should describe
* projects that are new or about to start,
* ongoing projects that have not yet been presented to the CICM community or
* significant new developments in ongoing previously presented projects.
Presentations of new projects should mention relevant previous work
and include a roadmap that outlines concrete steps. All project
submissions must have a live project website and should contain links
to demos, videos, downloadable systems or downloadable datasets.
Accepted conference submissions from all tracks will be published as a
volume in the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)
by Springer. In addition to these formal proceedings, authors are
permitted and encouraged to publish the final versions of their papers
Work-in-progress submissions are intended to provide a forum for the
presentation of original work that is not yet in a suitable form for
submission as a full paper for a research track or system description.
This includes work in progress and emerging trends. Their size is not
limited, but we recommend 5-10 pages.
The programme committee may offer authors of rejected formal
submissions the opportunity to publish their contributions as
work-in-progress papers instead. Depending on the number of
work-in-progress papers accepted, they will be presented at the
conference either as short talks or as posters. The work-in-progress
proceedings will be published as a technical report, as well as online
Chair: David Wilson (University of Bath, UK)
CICM is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to meet
established researchers from the areas of computer algebra, automated
deduction, and mathematical publishing.
The Doctoral Programme provides a dedicated forum for PhD students to
present and discuss their ideas, ongoing or planned research, and
achieved results in an open atmosphere. It will consist of
presentations by the PhD students to get constructive feedback,
advice, and suggestions from the research advisory board, researchers,
and other PhD students. Each PhD student will be assigned to an
experienced researcher from the research advisory board who will act
as a mentor and who will provide detailed feedback and advice on their
intended and ongoing research.
Students at any stage of their PhD can apply and should submit the
following documents through EasyChair:
* A two-page abstract of your thesis describing your research
questions, research plans, completed and remaining research,
evaluation plans and publication plans;
* A two-page CV that includes background information (name,
university, supervisor), education (degree sought, year/status of
degree, previous degrees), employments, relevant research experience
(publications, presentations, attended conferences or workshops,
Submission Deadline: 28 April 2014.
General chair: Stephen Watt (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
James Davenport, University of Bath, UK (Chair)
Matthew England, University Of Bath, UK,
Dejan Jovanović, SRI, USA
Laura Kovács, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Assia Mahboubi, INRIA, France
Adam Naumowicz, Institute of Informatics, U. Bialystok, Poland
Grant Passmore, U. Cambridge and U. Edinburgh, UK
Florian Rabe, Jacobs University Bremen. Germany
Claudio Sacerdoti Coen, University of Bologna, Italy
Freek Wiedijk, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
(Other invitations pending)
Petr Sojka, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ (Chair)
Akiko Aizawa, NII, University of Tokyo, Japan
Łukasz Bolikowski, ICM, University of Warsaw, Poland
Thierry Bouche, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, france
Yannis Haralambous, Inst Mines-Télécom - Télécom Bretagne, France
Janka Chlebíková, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, UK
Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Jiří Rákosník, Institute of Mathematics AS CR, CZ
David Ruddy, Cornell University, USA
Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham, UK
Frank Tompa, University of Waterloo, Canada
Richard Zanibbi, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Josef Urban, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Chair)
Rob Arthan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
David Aspinall, Univerity of Edinburgh, UK
Michael Beeson, San Jose State University, USA
Claudio Sacerdoti Coen, University of Bologna, Italy
Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Johan Jeuring, Open Universiteit Nederland and Universiteit Utrecht, NL
Peter Jipsen, Chapman University, USA
Cezary Kaliszyk, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Michael Kohlhase, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Christoph Lange, University of Birmingham, UK
Paul Libbrecht, Weingarten University of Education, Germany
Ursula Martin, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Bruce Miller, NIST, USA
Adam Naumowicz, University of Bialystok, Poland
Florian Rabe, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Alan Sexton, University of Birmingham, UK
Enrico Tassi, INRIA, France
Stephen Watt, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Makarius Wenzel, Université Paris-Sud 11, France
Freek Wiedijk, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Systems & Projects track
Alan Sexton, University of Birmingham, UK (Chair)
Christoph Lange, University of Bonn, Germany
Jesse Alama, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Rob Arthan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Deyan Ginev, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Jónathan Heras, University of Dundee, Scotland
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge, UK
Predrag Janičić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Christoph Lüth, DFKI and University of Bremen, Germany
Bruce Miller, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
Hendrik Tews, TU Dresden, Germany
I am starting this thread in the hope that some of the great Wiki
researchers on this list could advise me on a data collection problem.
Here is the question: for a each of 120 Wikipedia admins (for whom I have
the usernames and unique numeric ids), I would like to reliably count the
number of times they (i) deleted a page (ii) undeleted (i.e. restored) a
page (iii) protected a page (iv) blocked a user and (v) unblocked a user.
Those types of edits all correspond to a specific "action" in the Wikipedia
API documentation page (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php): action=delete,
action=undelete, action=protect, action=block and action=unblock.
I don't know, however, what would be the best strategy to go about
collecting those edits. Does anyone have an idea about which data
collection strategy I should adopt in this case? Is there a way to query
the Wikipedia API directly, or should I look for some specific markers in
the edit summaries?
I would be very grateful for any advice of feedback!
Thanks much for your attention and time. :)
* with apologies for cross-posting *
*ACM Web Science 2014 Conference* *Call for Workshops*
June 23-26, 2014
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
websci14.org · @WebSciConf · #WebSci14
Deadline for workshops submission: January 17th, 2014
Notification of abstracts acceptance: January 31st, 2014
Workshops Date: June 23 2014
*Call for Workshops*
The Web is the largest information network ever devised. It opens a
universally accessible space for communication and knowledge sharing, with
vast effects on society that we are just starting to grasp. Web Science is
the emerging field that studies the structure, function and evolution of
the WWW to ultimately unravel the social potentials and consequences of
this ubiquitous network.
The Web Science conference will start with a number of workshops that will
promote in-depth discussions with the goal of understanding how people,
organizations, applications, and policies shape and are shaped by the Web.
In agreement with the spirit of the conference, the workshops are intended
to create opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion around themes that
are central to the study of the Web.The list of themes includes, but are
not restricted to,
1. Methods for data mining and network research;
2. The study of social dynamics (i.e. political campaigns, censorship)
using Web data;
3. The relationship between technical design and individual behaviour (i.e.
the impact of by-default design on privacy);
4. The future of the Web in an era of increasing mobile applications;
5. The incentives and limits of regulation;
6. Participatory systems and crowdsourcing;
7. The dynamics of information creation (supply) and consumption (demand)
and its relation to real world events.
We will give priority to proposals that approach their topic from the
perspective of various disciplines, spanning the divide between the social
and computer sciences. Workshops can be designed as half or full day
events, and they can have a mixture of panel presentations and invited
speakers, but presentations should reflect the diversity of approaches that
characterize the multidisciplinary nature of Web Science.
Workshops proposals should contain the following information:
1. Title summarizing the theme of the workshop.
2. Details of the organizing committee, including names and institutional
3. Max two-page description about the relevance, motivation and goals of
4. Schedule of panels and talks (half or full day).
5. Names of potential invited speakers.
6. Selection criteria for papers to be presented.
7. Workshop website URL (advisable).
It is the prerogative of workshop organizers to decide whether to have an
open call for papers or arrange panels by invitation only, as well as
deciding the duration (full or half-day event) of the workshop. Proposals
should include as many details as possible about speakers and talks: they
will be evaluated by their coherence and ability to address the stated
Is is the organizers’ responsibility to advertise their event, constitute a
workshop program committee to review and select papers, manage the review
process and possibly arrange for selected papers to be published in a
special issue of a to-be-identified journal.
We advise proposals to have, at the time of submission, a website
describing the workshop and, if applicable, information about similar
events held in the past. Selected workshops will be linked from the main
Proposals should be submitted in pdf format through Easychair to:
The Web Science workshop chairs will review each submission and select
those with the higher scores on originality and relevance of the proposed
topic, its interdisciplinarity, rigor of the review process, coherence with
the conference aims, and potential to attract a large audience .
* January 17th 2013: Proposal Submissions
* January 31st 2013: Notification of acceptance
* February 15th 2013: final website due
Sandra González-Bailón, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (PA), USA
Alessandro Flammini, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN), USA
Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
For information, please contact websci2014ws(a)easychair.org
School of Informatics - Indiana University
919 East Tenth st.
47405 Bloomington IN
tel +1-(812)-856 1830
THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL AAAI CONFERENCE ON WEBLOGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA (ICWSM-14)
SPONSORED BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
* Abstracts Due: January 15, 2014 (by 11:59 pm PST)
* Full Papers Due: January 22, 2014 (by 11:59 pm PST)
* Acceptance Notification: March 10, 2014
* Conference: June 1-4, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
The International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) is a
forum for researchers in computer science and social science to come
together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn
about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of
online social media. This overall theme includes research in new
perspectives in social theories, as well as computational algorithms for
analyzing social media. ICWSM is a singularly fitting venue for research
that blends social science and computational approaches to answer important
and challenging questions about human social behavior through social media
while advancing computational tools for vast and unstructured data.
ICWSM, now in its eighth year, has become one of the premier venues for
computational social science, and previous years of ICWSM have featured
papers, posters, and demos that draw upon network science, machine
learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and
political science. The uniqueness of the venue and the quality of
submissions have contributed to a fast growth of the conference and a
competitive acceptance rate of 20% for full-length research papers
published in the proceedings by the Association for the Advancement of
Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
For ICWSM-14, in addition to the usual program of contributed technical
talks, posters and invited presentations, the main conference will include
a selection of keynote talks from prominent social scientists and
technologists. Building on successes in previous years, ICWSM-14 will also
hold a day of workshops and tutorials in addition to the main conference.
SUMMARY SUBMISSION GUIDELINE
Full paper format: Full paper submissions to ICWSM are recommended to be 8
pages long, and must be at most 10 pages long, including figures and
references. The final camera-ready length (between 8-10 pages) for each
full paper in the proceedings will be at the discretion of the program
chairs. All papers must follow AAAI formatting guidelines.
Poster and demo paper format: Poster paper submissions to ICWSM must be 4
pages long, including figures and references. Demo paper submissions to
ICWSM must be 2 pages long, including figures and references. All papers
must be follow AAAI formatting guidelines.
Anonymity: Paper submissions to ICWSM must be anonymized.
Social science track with only abstracts in the proceedings: We will be
continuing the “social science” track at ICWSM-14 following its successful
debut in 2013. This option is for researchers in social science who wish to
submit full papers without publication in the conference proceedings. While
papers in this track will not be published, we expect these submissions to
describe the same high-quality and complete work as the main track
submissions. Papers accepted to this track will be full presentations
integrated with the conference, but they will be published only as
abstracts in the conference proceedings.
* Computational approaches to social media research including
* Natural language processing
* Text / data mining
* Machine learning
* Image / multimedia processing
* Graphics and visualization
* Distributed computing
* Graph theory and graphical models
* Human-computer interaction
* Social science approaches to social media research including
* Sociology and social network analysis
* Political science
* Media studies and journalism
* Interdisciplinary approaches to social media research combining
computational algorithms and social science methodologies
TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA include
* Weblogs (posts, comments, and/or social shares)
* Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn)
* Microblogs (e.g., Twitter, Tumblr)
* Wiki-based knowledge sharing sites (e.g., Wikipedia)
* Social news sites and websites of news media (e.g., Huffington Post)
* Forums, mailing lists, newsgroups
* Community media sites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr, Instagram)
* Social Q & A sites (e.g., Quora, Yahoo Answers)
* User reviews (e.g., Yelp, Amazon.com)
* Social curation sites (e.g., Reddit, Pinterest)
* Location-based social networks (e.g., Foursquare)
TOPICS INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO)
* Psychological, personality-based and ethnographic studies of social media
* Analysis of the relationship between social media and mainstream media
* Qualitative and quantitative studies of social media
* Centrality/influence of social media publications and authors
* Ranking/relevance of blogs and microblogs; web page ranking based on
* Social network analysis; communities identification; expertise and
* Collaborative filtering
* Trust; reputation; recommendation systems
* Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and
* Subjectivity in textual data; sentiment analysis; polarity/opinion
identification and extraction, linguistic analyses of social media behavior
* Text categorization; topic recognition; demographic/gender/age
* Trend identification and tracking; time series forecasting
* Measuring predictability of real world phenomena based on social media,
e.g., spanning politics, finance, and health
* New social media applications; interfaces; interaction techniques
* Social innovation and effecting change through social media
* Social media usage on mobile devices; location, human mobility, and
* Organizational and group behavior mediated by social media; interpersonal
communication mediated by social media
* Studies of digital humanities (culture, history, arts) using social media
Eytan Adar, University of Michigan
Paul Resnick, University of Michigan
Munmun De Choudhury, Microsoft Research
Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute
Alice Oh, KAIST
Brian C. Keegan, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Lazer Lab
College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University
iConference 2014: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 15, 2013
4-7 March, 2014, Berlin, Germany
Registration is now open for iConference 2014, with discounted early rates available through December 15; standard rates apply thereafter. Register now for the lowest available rate!
iConference 2014 will bring together scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. This is our ninth annual conference and the first to be held in Europe. Organized under the banner ‘Breaking Down Walls | Culture, Context, Computing’, iConference 2014 will provide an inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement. All information field practitioners are welcome; affiliation with a member-iSchool is not required.
• A compelling program of peer-reviewed Papers, Notes, and Posters.
• Thought-provoking Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement.
• Keynote addresses from Tony Hey of Microsoft Research and Melissa Terras of the Department of Information Studies, University College London.
• Myriad opportunities for socializing and networking with premier thinkers in the information field. Social events include our Opening Reception at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, private gala dinner at the world-renowned Naturkunde Museum Berlin, two networking-oriented Poster Sessions, a Farewell Reception, and multiple shared meals and breaks throughout.
• Unique opportunities for career mentoring and growth, including a Doctoral Colloquium (invitation only), an Early Career Colloquium (open to all) and a Professional Development Seminar (also open to all).
• A Social Media Expo presented by iSchool student teams and sponsored by Microsoft Research.
• The opportunity to personally experience Berlin, one of the most historic and compelling cities in Europe.
iConference 2014 is presented by the iSchools organization and hosted by The Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; the program is administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. The presenting sponsor is Microsoft Research, with additional funding from De Gruyter and Springer. The conference takes place 4-7 March, 2014.
More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
Syracuse University Phone: +1 (315) 443-1676
School of Information Studies Fax: +1 (815) 550-2155
348 Hinds Hall Web: http://crowston.syr.edu/
Syracuse, NY 13244-4100 USA