Monthly Archives: February 2009


Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, we would like to inform you of the:

28-31 July 2009    
Venice, Italy    

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and the International Journal of the Arts in Society provide an intellectual platform for the arts and art practices, and enable an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world –  in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

The 2009 Arts Conference will coincide with the Venice Biennale, and will be held in conjunction with featured exhibitions and programs.  The occasion of the Venice Biennale provides an opportunity for the Conference to serve as a node in the larger phenomenon of fairs, festivals, and their networks.   As such, the Arts Conference aims to discover what values, instincts and common ground may exist within the arts and their practices and sites of reception around the world. Your participation shapes the Conference itself.

The theme of this year’s Conference is Art and Transnationalism. It focuses dialogue on the arts and art practices that may be situated within the context of international art expositions, festivals and biennials which are engaged with the transnational production of art and its global distribution networks. The scope is deliberately broad and ambitious. Our times demand nothing less than interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. The breadth of the Conference and the Journal, however, are without prejudice to finely grained discussion of specific, local and grounded practices.

Plenary speakers include:
* Judy Chicago, Artist, Author, Educator.  Founder, first feminist art program in the USA (1971), and co-founder of CalArts Feminist Art Program.  Her groundbreaking work, “The Dinner Party,” is now part of the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Musem and its new Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
* Dr. Tomasz Wendlund, Artist; Director, MEDIATIONS Biennale, Poland; Lecturer, Sommer Akademie in Rheinau, Switzerland.
* Barbara Fischer, Faculty, Curatorial Studies, University of Toronto, Canada; Curator for Mark Lewis at the Canada Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.
* Aaron Levy,  Founding Director of Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA; Curator, “Into the Open: Positioning Practice,” for the
US Pavilion of the Venice Bienale’s 11th Architecture Exhibition, 2009.
* Dr. Nancy Mithlo, Faculty, Art History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Curator/Co-Founder of numerous Native American exhibitions and projects to create a presence at the Venice Bienale, from 1999-2009; Co-Curator of “Requickening” Project with the University of Venice.

Please continue to visit the Conference website as additional plenary speakers are added to the Conference program.

In addition, the Arts Conference will also include numerous individual paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by artists/practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the Conference Call for Papers.  Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Arts in Society.  If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registration options are also available which allow you to submit a paper for possible publication in the Journal. 

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this Conference, we also encourage you to present on the Conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the Conference website for further details.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 12 March 2009.  Future deadlines will be announced on the Conference website after this date.  Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website –

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope that you will be able to join us in Venice in July 2009.

Yours sincerely,

Tressa Berman, Ph.D.    
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on the Arts in Society and International Journal of the Arts in Society

International Information Management Association

Call for Papers

20th Annual Conference , International Information Management Association ,
12-14 October 2009 , Prairie View A & M University , Houston, Texas USA

Theme: Integrating Technology ~ Home, Workplace and Community

The International Information Management Association (IIMA) annual
conferences promote the dynamic exchange of ideas among leading researchers,
educators, developers and practitioners who share their research and
disseminate innovations in education, business and government. The 20th
Annual Conference of the IIMA is devoted to presenting and examining
information technology issues in our global networked environment.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

* Distance learning and innovative teaching techniques

* Electronic commerce applications and innovations – public and private

* Web issues, technology, and tools

* ERP and manufacturing issues

* Networks and wireless technologies

* International, cultural, ethical and societal implications

* Database, SOA, Knowledge Management and Intelligent systems

* Organizational issues and case studies

* Business Process Re-Engineering

* Security, privacy, legal and ethical issues

* BioMedical & Clinical Informatics

* Accounting Application and Auditing

* Global Impacts on Economics

* Gaming and Simulations

* Software Engineering

* Sports Knowledge Management & Data Mining

Submission of Papers:

Submissions to IIMA 2009 must not already have been published in a journal,
presented at another conference, or be currently under consideration for
publication or presentation elsewhere. All submissions will be reviewed by
the track chairs, program committee and selected reviewers. All reviews are
double blind. The editorial board will make the final determination whether
the accepted papers are published in the IIMA 2009 Proceedings or qualify
for publication in the journal Communications of the IIMA. The
Communications of the IIMA is a refereed, serial publication of IIMA that is
registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN: 1543-5970 print copy &
ISSN: 1941-6687 on-line)

Format of Submitted Papers:

Papers should follow the style recommended by the American Psychological
Associations (APA) Publication Manual. The language of the conference and
related publications is English. Each accepted paper must be presented at
the conference and be accompanied by paid registration. Each submitted paper
must include an abstract and must conform to the following format: First
Page: Title, authors, address, phone, fax, email address, abstract. Second
and subsequent pages: Title, full manuscript (limited to 25 double-spaced
pages). Accepted conference papers will be notified by May 1, 2009.

Please submit electronic copy in Word format to the Program Chair, Dr.
Douglas Goings, no later than April 1, 2009. Any
submission that is received after the deadline, exceeds length requirements,
or does not adhere to the format will be rejected without review.

Submission Panel or Workshop:

The conference will feature sessions on topics of special interest. To
propose a panel, contact the program chair and provide the session topic and
a list of 3-5 potential panelists. To propose a workshop, contact the
program chair with a short description of the proposed workshop.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2009

Conference Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2009

Final Version Due: July 1, 2009

CIIMA Journal Notification: Rolling Acceptance

For more information, style guidelines, and fee schedule: visit the IIMA

For more information, style guidelines, and fee schedule: visit the IIMA
website: (Revised November 2008

4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions


The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009), Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section, November 9­12, 2009, London, UK (                                 
The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009) is co-sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Section. The ICITST is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practical implementation of secured Internet transactions and to fostering discussions on information
technology evolution. The ICITST aims to provide a highly professional and comparative academic research forum that promotes collaborative excellence between academia and industry. The objectives of the ICITST are to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry, promote research esteem in secured Internet transactions and the importance of information technology evolution to secured transactions. The ICITST-2009 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.
All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE and fully indexed by IEEE Xplore.
All the ICITST papers are indexed by DBLP.
The topics in ICITST-2009 include but are not confined to the following areas:
*  Application of agents
*  Application security
*  Blended Internet security methods
*  Biometrics
*  Boundary issues of Internet security
*  Broadband access technologies
*  Challenges of content authoring
*  Data mining security
*  E-society
*  Globalisation of information society
*  Government, and corporate Internet security policy
*  Internet architecture
*  Infonomics
*  IPSec quality of services
*  Patentability
*  Regulation, self-regulation, and co-regulation Web services
*  Secured database systems
*  Synchronising e-security
*  Technology-enabled information
*  Trust, privacy, and data security
*  Wireless transactions
*  Context-Awareness and its Data mining for Ubi-com service
*  Human-Computer Interface and Interaction for Ubi-com
*  Smart Homes and its business model for Ubi-com service
*  Intelligent Multimedia Service and its Data management for Ubi-com
*  USN / RF-ID for Ubi-com service
*  Network security issues, protocols, data security in Ubi-com
*  Database protection for Ubi-com
*  Privacy Protection and Forensic in Ubi-com
*  Multimedia Security in Ubi-com
*  Quality of Service Issues
*  Authentication and Access control for data protection in Ubi-com
*  Information visualization
*  Web services
*  Service, Security and its Data management for U-commerce
*  New novel mechanism and Applications for Ubi-com
*  Information Management
*  Multimedia Information Systems
*  Information Retrieval
*  Natural Language Processing
*  Digital Libraries
*  Data and Information Quality Management
*  Data Grids, Data and Information Quality
*  Database Management
*  Web Databases
*  Temporal and Spatial Databases
*  Data Mining
*  Web Mining including Web Intelligence and Web 3.0
*  E-Learning, eCommerce, e-Business and e-Government
*  Web Metrics and its applications
*  XML and other extensible languages
*  Semantic Web and Ontology
*  Human-Computer Interaction
*  Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
*  Knowledge Management
*  Ubiquitous Systems
*  Peer to Peer Data Management
*  Interoperability
*  Mobile Data Management
*  Data Models for Production Systems and Services
*  Data Exchange issues and Supply Chain
*  Data Life Cycle in Products and Processes
*  Case Studies on Data Management, Monitoring and Analysis
*  Security and Access Control
*  Information Content Security
*  Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Security
*  Distributed information systems
Extended Abstract Submission Date                       April 30, 2009 
Paper Submission Date                                   May 31, 2009
Proposal for Workshops and Tutorials                    April 30, 2009 
Notification of Workshop Acceptance                     May 15, 2009 
Proposal for Industrial Presentation                    April 30, 2009 
Notification of Extended Abstract Acceptance/Rejection  May 15, 2009 
Notification of Industrial Presentation Acceptance      May 15, 2009
Notification of Paper Acceptance/Rejection              June 30, 2009 
Camera Ready Paper Due                                  September 1, 2009 
Author Registration                                     September 15, 2009 
Early Bird Attendee registration                        October 01, 2009 
Conference Dates                                        November 9-12, 2009 

Honorary Chair
Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, UK
General Chairs
Godfried Williams, University of East London, UK
Ion Tutanescu, University of Pitesti, Romania

General Vice-Chairs
Kevin J. Lü, Brunel University, UK
Shi-Cho Cha, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC

Technical Program Chair
Emmanuel Hooper, Harvard University, Harvard MIT Yale Scholar, USA
Bernd Markscheffel, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

International Chairs
Nicu Bizon, University of Pitesti, Romania
Titus Olaniyi, London South Bank University, UK
Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shizuoka University, Japan

Poster and Demo Chair
Fred Mtenzi, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Local Arrangements Chairs
Alex Logvynovskiy, University of East London, UK
Cyril Azenabor, University of East London, UK

Post-Conference Tour Chair
Babatunde Ali-Alao, University of Greenwich, UK

Research Student Forum Chairs
Taiwo Ayodele, University of Portsmouth, UK
Terry Walcott, University of East London, UK

Publication Chairs
Charles A. Shoniregun, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Maaruf Ali, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Publicity and Workshop Chair
Galyna Akmayeva, Wessex Institute of Technology/University of Wales, UK

Industrial Chair
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA

Steering Committee Chair
Charles A. Shoniregun, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

Steering Committees
Paul Hofmann, Vice President Research, SAP Labs, USA
Brendan O’Shea, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Liang-Jie (LJ) Zhang, IBM T. J. Watson Research Centre, New York, USA
Maaruf Ali, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Dragana Martinovic, University of Windsor, Canada
Victor Ralevich, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Ali Al-Dahoud, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Charles Winer, Purdue University Calumet, USA

Technical Program Committee members names and their affiliations are available at

Building Bridges, Being Bridges: Is Our Women’s Studies Teaching Still Truly Interdisciplinary?

The 2009 MMLA convention will be held in St. Louis Nov. 12-15.  The 
Women’s Caucus has several sessions.  Please consider submitting to 
this pedagogy-focused session:

Women’s Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest I

“Building Bridges, Being Bridges:  Is Our Women’s Studies Teaching 
Still Truly Interdisciplinary?”

At the heart of Women’s Studies is a commitment to an 
interdisciplinary perspective and theory.  How do we continue to enact 
the spirit of this core value?  Papers are welcome on any topic which 
addresses the how, what, when, where, and why of Women’s Studies 
teaching as an interdisciplinary project.  Composition?  Literature?  
Film?  Within any one class–or among classes which comprise a major 
or minor?
Abstracts to Linda S. Coleman by 4/15/09,
Linda S. Coleman
English Department
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, Il. 61920

Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home

Fellow Immersion Alums,

Call for Poster Sessions:  Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home

Saturday July 11, 2009 3:30-5:30

ALA Annual Conference in Chicago 

Alumni of the Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program are recognized as leaders in teaching lifelong learning skills, improving techniques for assessing learning outcomes and in creating environments of discovery. The four Immersion Tracks are: Teacher Track, Program Track, Intentional Teacher Track, and the Assessment Track.

The ACRL Immersion Alumni Program Planning Working Group is looking for individuals or groups who have participated in the Information Literacy Immersion Program to submit an application for a poster session. The purpose of the poster sessions will be to provide an informal forum for the exchange of ideas and research related to the Immersion experience. Apply to share your successes and challenges at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference.

Poster presenters will have 30 minutes to present after the 60 minute panel session.

Application Procedure

Poster sessions will be refereed by the Working Group. We encourage alumni to participate; refereed posters aid tenure track librarians with promotion and tenure.  

Poster session topics might include but are not limited to:

  • How you applied your Immersion experience to transform your teaching and information literacy programs;
  • How you sustained momentum and enthusiasm when you got back from the Immersion program;
  • Significant learning experiences you gained from the program;
  • Demonstrated student learning outcomes through successful assessment strategies;
  • Leadership roles you have cultivated in your library and campus community as a result of participation in the Immersion Program.

Poster session proposals should include:

  1. Name(s) of presenter(s)
  2. Poster title
  3. Learning outcome(s) for viewers
  4. Location(s) and year(s) of Immersion Program attended
  5. Summary of poster content (150-200 words)

Criteria for refereed poster session acceptance include:

  • Originality, significance and relevance of the topic;
  • Development of ideas;
  • Contribution to Information Literacy research through a theoretical or practitioner framework;  -OR-
  • Implications to research, practice, and/or Information Literacy policy;
  • Opportunities to interact with the viewers delineated;
  • Strength of learning outcomes presented in proposal.

Poster proposals will be reviewed and selected by the committee. Send proposals as an attached word document to  Betty_Braaksma@UManitoba.CA

The deadline for submission is April 13, 2009. Peer review of submissions will be completed in April – May and notifications of acceptance will be sent on or before May 11, 2009. 



Julie Planchon Wolf
Reference & Instruction/Nursing Librarian
Serving Cascadia Community College and the University of Washington Bothell
(425) 352-3452


Western CONTENTdm Users Group – 3rd Annual Meeting

University of Nevada, Reno

June 4 & 5th

Pre-Conference workshops June 3rd

Hosted by

University of Nevada Reno

Reno, Nevada


Call for Proposals


Please consider participating in 2009 as part of a panel discussion, as a speaker or as a lightning session presenter. Proposals are needed by March 13th, 2009.


Suggested topics include but are not limited to:


*        Audio and video projects

*        Publicizing your collection

*        Funding your collection

*        Metadata practices

*        Workflow models

*        Campus wide or multi-institution collaborations

*        Web templates and interface customization8

*        Non-newspaper text projects (including OCR extension, compound object documents/monographs, PDFs)

*        Collections Management & configuration

*        Cool customizations of your collections

*        File-wrangling; JPEG2000, audio, video, VR

*        Digital archiving and preservation of digital collections

*        Licensing, intellectual property and digital rights management

*        Institutional repositories / organizational archives

*        Programming & Application building (APIs, widgets, add-ons)

*        Reports and statistics (generation and use)


Proposals may be submitted for a 40-min presentation; a 30-minute breakout session; 5-minute lightning round participant, or a presentation as a member of a panel discussion.


Please submit proposals to Megan Peacock at

Deadline for submissions is March 13th, 2009.

Questions, please contact Angie Beiriger at


To submit proposal(s) please provide the following information:










Program Title

Target Level of Audience (user): Beginner or Intermediate/Advances

Type of program (40 minute presentation, 30 minute breakout session, Panel Presentation – topic (proposal submitter will coordinate the panel); Panelist (will participate as a panelist, preparing a 10 minute presentation), or Lighting-Round participant (will present 5-minutes on topic of choice))

To maximize your use of LITA-L or to unsubscribe, see



Are you an LIS student interested in activism and the struggle for social justice? Do you stay awake at night thinking about how your politics might inform your professional practice?

The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in the Summer 2009 issue of Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $300 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the 2009 American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, IL. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner.


Think you might be interested? Here’s the fine print:

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant’s name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word or RTF format, to bravermansubmissions at Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on May 1, 2009.

5. The $300 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to a progressive cause at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chair of the selection committee, Marcel LaFlamme, at mlaflamme at

Detailed information regarding Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available on this site.

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook

Call for Authors

 Work is beginning on the 2010 edition of EMTY.

This volume has been published for 34 years providing a timely snapshot of issues in the field of Instructional Technology,
Library and Information Science, and School Library Media.
You can read more about the 2009 edition at:
In particular we are seeking submissions for the section on School and Library Media. 
Your research can make a valuable contribution in identifying current trends in libraries for the coming year.
Manuscripts should be research or scholarly in nature and consist of 3000-5000 words in APA style.
The audience for our book includes academic professionals and faculty, IT researchers, librarians and K-12 practitioners
(especially media specialists and technology coordinators).
Topics can be theoretical, empirical, or practical, but the material must be scholarly in tone.



For more information, contact S. A. Jones – email

Currently accepting chapter proposals (title, abstract, 1-2 page summary).
Full manuscript due April 15, 2009.


Stephanie. A. Jones, Ph.D.

Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology
University of Georgia
Editor, Educational Media and Technology Yearbook or

Age and Affect: Fear, Denial, Fantasy

MLA 2009, Philadelphia, PA, 12/27-30 2009

Abstract Deadline 5 March 2009

 Age and Affect:  Fear, Denial, Fantasy

 The Age Studies Discussion Group of the Modern Language Association seeks
papers on age and affect for a slotted panel at the 2009 MLA conference. 

Chronological age and the processes of aging often elicit strong emotions
from individuals at any stage of life.  We are interested in papers on
affective responses to age in literature, film, popular culture, or any
other media.  Some possible topics might include:

Gender, Age, and Affect

Marketing Youth

Sexuality, Eroticism, and Aging

Futurity, Negativity, and the Affects of Age

Age and Anxiety

Age, Affect, and Aesthetic Form

Joyful Aging

Coming of Age

Affects of Childhood or Adolescence

Age and Anger

Pain and the Aging Body

Mirrored Affect

Kairosis in the Reifungsroman

Please send 250-500-word abstracts by 5 March to


American Society for Engineering Education Spring 2009 Northeast Conference

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The Spring 2009 Northeast ASEE Conference will be held on April 3-4, 2009
at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A. This
year’s conference theme is: Engineering in the New Global Economy.

In the coming years, our world will continue to face economical,
environmental and energy related problems. How is Engineering and
Engineering Technology Education responding to the needs of our society and
the world? This will be the theme for an exhilarating and thought provoking
weekend of professional workshops, presentations, and discussions at the
University of Bridgeport.

The ASEE Northeast Section is soliciting faculty papers, student papers and
student posters which address the various challenges and paradigms in this
technological world through research and instructional programs in
Engineering and Engineering Technology education. There are three
conference tracks:

1. Regular/ faculty papers
2. Student papers and
3. Student posters

The deadline for abstract submission is February 27th, 2009. Prospective
authors are invited to submit their abstracts online in Microsoft Word or
Adobe PDF format through the conference website at

Suggested conference topics are listed below. Other innovations in course
and laboratory experiences and assessments are also most welcome for

• Chemical and Biological Engineering
• Civil & Environmental Engineering
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Engineering Technology/ Community Colleges
• Industrial, Automation and Manufacturing Engineering
• Engineering Technology and Community Colleges
• Innovations In Engineering Education
• First Year Experiences
• K-12 Education (Engineering Curriculum Integration)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Computer Science and Information Technology
• Women in Engineering and Computer Science
• Robotics
• Service Learning
• Sustainability
• Design Projects
• Engineering and Technology in the Liberal Arts
• Systems Engineering
• Globalization
• Ethics
• Diversity In Engineering
• Multidisciplinary Research
Paper and other Proposal Submissions


Prospective authors are invited to submit their abstracts online in
Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format through the website of the conference at Proposals for special sessions,
tutorials, worskshops and exhibitions are also weclcome. Please check the
conference website regarding instructions for these proposal submissions.
Important Dates

Abstracts due                        27th February, 2009
Acceptance notification              6th March, 2009
Final manuscript & Registration due  20th March, 2009
Sarosh Patel
ASEE NE 2009 Technical Support Team
University of Bridgeport
221 University Avenue       
Bridgeport, CT 06604, U.S.A.