Monthly Archives: July 2011

Create.OK.Lead: Ignore Barriers to Your Creativity, Start Leading Your Library

The Oklahoma chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (OK-ACRL) and the Oklahoma chapter of the Special Libraries Association (OKSLA) are now accepting conference proposals for their Fall 2011 Create.OK.Lead: Ignore Barriers to Your Creativity, Start Leading Your Library conference at Oklahoma State University’s Advanced Technology Research Center on Friday, November 4, 2011.


Are you an innovative educator?

Are you known for your creative class assignments or structures?

Do you do a lot of work on team leadership or collaboration?

Are you an advocacy champion?


This year OK-ACRL and OKSLA are combining forces to bring you a conference on the theme of creativity and leadership. Submit a 200 word abstract along with contact information of presenters by September 9, 2011 to Word document attachments or plain text emails are acceptable; please put “Create.OK.Lead presentation proposal” in subject line.


Final selection of presenters will be made by October 14, 2011. Presentation topics may include: Creativity in the classroom, team leadership and/or collaboration and advocacy strategies.


Questions? Just email us at


Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15, 2011

Full Case Submission Deadline: January 15, 2012


A book edited by Dr. Russell G. Carpenter, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky University, USA


To be published by IGI Global:



University Business magazine, in its recent “Collaboration Station” issue published in May, 2011, documented the recent flurry of reinvented spaces and new construction that caters to students and university populations. In it, they recall the uninviting environments of yesterday and look toward the future of designing higher education learning spaces. Higher education spaces are undergoing radical transformation in an attempt to respond to the needs of 21st-century learners and a renewed interest in collaboration that spans beyond the walls of departments, colleges, and libraries. Meanwhile, libraries, media labs, and other central higher education initiatives are reinventing their spaces through remodeled centers and full-scale renovation projects. Likewise, some involve new, collaborative practices that respond to the ways that students, faculty, and staff communicate, research, and learn in the 21st century. Universities are drawing from successful reinvented corporate environments as they design their new spaces, libraries are becoming centralized hubs for collaboration and information design, and the information commons concept has taken on a new meaning for higher education leaders.


This collection invites representatives from higher education, K-12 education, a range of industries, and the corporate sector to ask questions about the future of higher education spaces, collaborative partnerships, and technologies that serve to develop new environments or reinvent previously unused or underused ones. The editor invites single authored and collaboratively written articles from a diverse range of innovative higher education and corporate partners to offer perspectives on ways in which technology, collaborative efforts, and creative thinking can be leveraged to envision new and redesigned higher education spaces.


Overall Objective of the Book

Cases on Higher Education Spaces seeks to assemble major innovations in the design of higher education spaces through a collection of cases written by scholars, directors, and other leaders involved in developing or re-envisioning learning environments. This volume brings together representatives from a diverse range of areas in higher education, including libraries, communication centers, writing centers, digital media labs, learning commons, and new hybrid initiatives that integrate several of these areas in the design of innovative and technologically sophisticated learning spaces. The collection seeks to accomplish the following objectives:

1) Offer readers useful background information about the current climate of innovative, technologically sophisticated design for learning spaces to create a context for the articles in this volume.

2) Provide instructive case studies of effective and emerging collaborative spaces in higher education, K-12, and industry so that these areas might create a dialogue with one another and readers might draw comparisons.

3) Provide higher education leaders with concrete information about the needs of collaborative, technologically sophisticated spaces and the value of reinventing outdated ones. 

4) Provide insights for university leaders and administrators to increase emphasis on collaboration and technology in the development of innovative spaces appropriate for 21st-century literacies and learning.

5) Offer well-theorized speculation about the future of technologically sophisticated higher education spaces based on historical trends and projections about innovations, technologies, and collaborations. This speculation can help shape the future of collaboratively designed spaces and help stakeholders from campus and industry prepare for coming challenges and opportunities.


Target Audience

Higher education and K-12 faculty, staff, students, and administrators; leaders of innovative spaces and initiatives, who collaborate within and in partnership with educational institutions and have an interest in integrating technologies to facilitate that cooperation. Higher education leaders interested in developing 21st-century learning environments or reinventing previously unused or underused ones.


With its parallel emphases on higher education spaces, technological advancements, collaborative relationships, creative innovation, and engaging pedagogy, this collection will serve as a resource for academic administrators, instructors, librarians, and industry leaders. The range of texts in this collection will include practical essays that provide educators and administrators with the strategies necessary to implement their own innovative learning spaces, theoretical pieces that will help readers develop useful ways of thinking about collaborative efforts that pave the way for designing innovative spaces, and speculative essays that anticipate new directions in higher education spaces, educational technology, and collaborative relationships.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Proposals for cases of 7-8,000 words might include any one topic or multiple threads. Topics of interest might include but are not limited to any of the following:

• innovative, successful collaborative higher-education spaces with an emphasis on best practices for uses of technology

• approaches to space design through collaboration and use of technology to shape experience

• strategies for developing a socially engaged and technologically sophisticated collaborative space for the future

• collaborations between/among library, learning commons, knowledge commons, writing centers, communication centers, digital media labs, and new emerging hybrid spaces

• designing innovative, recently developed, or in-progress spaces that involve collaboration and/or innovations in the use of technology, along with pedagogies for those spaces

• national and international theoretical possibilities and perspectives for innovative learning spaces

• sustainability in the design of collaborative, technologically-sophisticated spaces

• K-12 spaces that have emerged through collaboration and involve the use of technology

• innovations in corporate models for the design of technology-rich spaces for collaboration or cases that resulted through collaboration with implications for higher education


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit 2-3 page proposals describing the objectives and approach of each proposed case. The final deadline for proposals is November 15, 2011, but the editor will begin reviewing proposals and providing feedback immediately. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 9, 2011 and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters will be due on January 15, 2012. All submitted chapters will undergo a double-masked review process. Contributors may also be invited to serve as reviewers for the project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.


Important Dates

November 15, 2011:   Proposal Submission Deadline

December 9, 2011:     Proposal Acceptance and Rejection Notifications Sent

January 15, 2012:       Full Chapter Submission

March 31, 2012:          Review Results to Authors

April 30, 2012:             Revised Chapters Due

May 15, 2012:             Final Acceptance Notifications

May 30, 2012:             Submission of Final Chapters


Editorial Advisory Board Members:



Inquiries, proposals, and submissions can be sent electronically in MS Word to:

Dr. Russell G. Carpenter

Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Assistant Professor of English

Eastern Kentucky University


ICCS 2012 International Conference on Computational Science Empowering Science through Computing

****************************************************** * ICCS 2012 * International Conference on Computational Science * "Empowering Science through Computing" * Omaha, Nebraska, USA * June 4-6, 2012 * * ****************************************************** The ICCS conference is the prime annual event in Computational Science. This interdisciplinary conference on modelling and simulation of real-world phenomena will draw academic and industry leaders from all relevant fields. ICCS intends to provide a forum to disseminate world leading research in the field of (scientific) Computational Science and in particular to highlight the role which modeling and simulation plays in future scientific discovery. The focus of ICCS has always been to enable scientists through the development of computational techniques and technologies. At the centre of this are the thematic workshops which are intended to present more focused research in various areas of Computational Science, such as Computational Biology and Computational Physics. This is not limited to the hard sciences and we would specifically like to encourage 'new' areas such as Computational Sociology and Psychology. Thematic workshops organized by an expert in a particular area constitute the core of the conference. With this mail we are soliciting proposals to organize a workshop for ICCS 2012. For further details please visit: Details of previous workshops and conferences are available here: "ICCS 2012: Empowering Science through Computing" is hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. ---------------------------------- The ICCS 2012 Proceedings will be published by Elsevier in the Procedia Computer Science open-access series. In addition selected papers will be published in various peer reviewed Journals. Important dates: Workshop proposals October 15, 2011 Paper submission opens September 15, 2011 Full papers submission January 9, 2012 Notification of acceptance of papers February 9, 2012 Conference Chairs Hesham Ali, Yong Shi Workshop Chair Michael Lees Scientific Co-chair Jack Dongarra Scientific Chair Peter Sloot Michael LEES (Asst Prof) | ICCS Workshop Chair | Division of Computer Science Nanyang Technological University | N4-02c-76, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 Tel: (65) 6790-6277 GMT+8h | Fax: (65) 67919414 | | Web: 

7th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – VISIGRAPP 2012



7th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications – VISIGRAPP 2012




February  24 – 26, 2012

Rome, Italy



Important Deadlines:


Regular Paper Submission: October 11, 2011

Authors Notification (regular papers): December 2, 2011

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: December 15, 2011


Sponsored by


INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication



The purpose of VISIGRAPP is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances

and applications of computer vision, computer graphics and information visualization.



VISIGRAPP is composed of three co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas.



– GRAPP: International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (












    * Geometric Computing

    * Modeling and Algorithms

    * Fundamental Methods and Algorithms

    * Scene and Object Modeling

    * Solid and Heterogeneous Modeling

    * Surface Modeling

    * Modeling of Natural Scenes and Phenomena

    * Physics-based Modeling

    * Sketch-based Modelling

    * Image-based Modeling

    * Multi-resolution Modeling

    * Texture Models, Analysis, and Synthesis

    * Reflection and Illumination Models

    * Model Validation

    * CAGD/CAD/CAM Systems

    * Anthropometric Virtual Human Models




    * Systems and Software Architectures for Rendering

    * Rendering Hardware

    * Rendering Algorithms

    * Real-time Rendering

    * Image-based Rendering

    * Volume Rendering

    * Point-based Rendering

    * Lighting and Appearance

    * Shadows, Translucency and Visibility

    * Non-photorealistic Rendering, Painting-like Rendering, Drawing

    * High-Performance Computing and Parallel Rendering

    * Audio/Sound Rendering




    * Animation Systems

    * Animation Algorithms and Techniques

    * Animation Languages

    * Animation from Motion Capture

    * Character Animation

    * Behavioural Animation

    * Human Figure Animation

    * Facial Animation

    * Animation of Particle Systems

    * Crowd Simulation

    * Plausible Motion Simulation

    * Animation and Simulation of Natural Environments

    * Special Effects

    * Real-time Visual Simulation

    * Motion Control

    * Physics-based Animation

    * Image-based Animation

    * Knowledge-based Animation

    * Modeling and Simulation for Education and Training

    * Motion Synthesis

    * Retargeting of Motion Capture Data

    * Animation Retargeting




    * Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments

    * Distributed Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

    * Collaborative Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments

    * Virtual Tours

    * Virtual Humans and Artificial Life

    * Real-time Graphics

    * Graphics in Computer Games

    * Collision Detection

    * Graphical Interfaces

    * Mobile Interfaces

    * Advanced User Interfaces

    * Hardware Technologies for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments

    * Interactive 3D Graphics and Immersive Systems for Servers, Desktop and Thin Clients

    * Interactive 3D Graphics for Mobile Devices Like Smart phones, PDAs and UMPCs

    * Non-Desktop Interfaces

    * Sketch-based Interfaces

    * Virtual Reality Tools and Languages (X3D, VRML, Java3D, OpenGL, …)

    * Integration and Interoperation Between 3D Documents and Web/Multimedia Technologies, including the Semantic Web

    * E-Learning Applications and Computer Graphics

    * Games for Education and Training

    * Evaluation of Human Performance and Usability in Virtual Environments




    * Social Agents and Avatars

    * Emotion and Personality

    * Autonomous Actors

    * Artificial Inteligence based Animation

    * Social and Conversational Agents

    * Inter-Agent Communication

    * Social Behavior

    * Gesture Generation

    * Emotional and Social Interaction with Virtual Agents




– IVAPP: International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (




   * Analytical Reasoning

   * Biomedical Visualization and Applications

   * Databases and Visualization, Visual Data Mining

   * Flow Visualization

   * GPU-based Visualization

   * Graph Visualization

   * Hardware for Visualization

   * Image/Video Summarization and Visualization

   * Information and Scientific Visualization

   * Interactive Visual Interfaces for Visualization

   * Interface and Interaction Techniques for Visualization

   * Internet, Web and Security Visualization

   * Interpretation and Evaluation Methods

   * Knowledge-assisted Visualization

   * Large Data Visualization

   * Mathematical Foundations of Interactive Visual Analysis

   * Multi-field Visualization

   * Parallel Visualization

   * Perception and Cognition in Visualization

   * Presentation Methods

   * Software Visualization

   * Spatial Data and Non-Spatial Data Visualization

   * Time-varying Visualization

   * Uncertainty Visualization

   * Usability and Visualization

   * Vector/Tensor Field Visualization

   * Virtual Environments and Data Visualization

   * Visual Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery

   * Visual Representation and Interaction

   * Visualization Applications

   * Visualization Taxonomies and Models

   * Visualization Algorithms and Technologies

   * Visualization Tools and Systems for Simulation and Modeling

   * Volume Visualization


– VISAPP: International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (







    * Image Formation, Acquisition Devices and Sensors

    * Device Calibration, Characterization and Modeling

    * Multimodal and Multi-sensor Models of Image Formation

    * Image Enhancement and Restoration

    * Image and Video Coding and Compression




    * Early and Biologically-inspired Vision

    * Color and Texture Analyses

    * Shape Representation and Matching

    * Features Extraction

    * Segmentation and Grouping

    * Image Registration

    * Visual Attention and Image Saliency




    * Content-based Indexing, Search, and Retrieval

    * Machine Learning Technologies for Vision

    * Object and Face Recognition

    * Object detection and Localization

    * Categorization and Scene Understanding

    * Face and Expression Recognition

    * Event and Human Activity Recognition

    * Cognitive Models for Interpretation, Integration and Control




    * Stereo Vision and Structure from Motion

    * Optical Flow and Motion Analyses

    * Image-based Modeling and 3D Reconstruction

    * Tracking and Visual Navigation

    * Active and Robot Vision

    * Video Surveillance and Event Detection

    * Vision for Robotics




    * Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics

    * Digital Photography and Online Photo Sharing

    * Camera Networks and Vision

    * Document Imaging in Business

    * Entertainment Imaging Applications

    * Medical Image Applications

    * Pervasive Smart Cameras

    * Human and Computer Interaction



These three concurrent conferences are held in parallel and registration to one warrants delegates to attend all three.




VISIGRAPP 2012 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.





All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (

A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.




Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session.




Jos� Braz, Polytechnic Institute of Set�bal, Portugal



Please check further details at the conference website (

Future of Academic Libraries in Florida

Florida Association of College and Research Libraries
Fall 2011 Annual Program Call for Proposals


The Florida Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) is conducting their annual fall program on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, 2011 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.  For more information on the program, please see our site at:


The main topic of this year’s program is “Future of Academic Libraries in Florida”.  We are excited to announce our keynote speakers will be Jim Morris and Shirley Hallblade, Co-Chairs of the statewide Task Force for the Future of Academic Libraries in Florida.


FACRL invites you to submit paper presentations (45 minutes) and poster sessions under the following themes:


A: Return of Investment (ROI) in Academic Libraries


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B: Content Delivery and User Expectations


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C: Constant Change….Constant Opportunity


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PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Proposals may be submitted by a single speaker or a panel of speakers. To be considered as a presenter, please provide the following:

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Please mark your proposal with a subject line “FACRL annual conference proposal” and email to Anjana H Bhatt at  no later than Monday, August 8, 2011.  Acceptance letters will be mailed on or before Monday, August 22, 2011.


A final copy of the presentation or the final poster session abstract must be submitted on or before Monday, October 17, 2011 for inclusion in the conference brochure and the web site.



Library 2.011 conference

the future of libraries in the digital age

A message to all members of Library 2.0

(With sincere apologies for an additional email.  The previous email picked up the sentence periods in the hyperlinks, and so clicking on them gives an error message.)

This is our official call for presentations for the Library 2.011 conference, November 2 – 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free to attend. We encourage all to participate, and ask that you share this information where appropriate. Presentation submission instructions are at

The Library 2.011 conference will be a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries.  The conference strands are at the bottom of this email. Session proposals will be posted on the conference website, and we encourage making comments to and connecting with others based on their session proposals, as well as “voting” for session using the “like” button on the submissions. Session proposals are due September 15, and session acceptances will be communicated by September 30.

You may submit more than one session, but priority will be given to providing as many presenters as possible the chance to present before accepting additional sessions from a particular presenter. Sessions should be planned to be at least 20 minutes or more in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). Presenters will be responsible for being familiar enough with the program to present. There is very good recorded training we will send you, as well as providing a number of live training sessions where you can ask questions.  To practice you can also sign up for the free 3-person Collaborate room at  Please note that all sessions will be recorded and quickly made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (for more information, see By submitting to present you are agreeing to these terms.
Session proposals are to be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at

Additionally, there are other ways to also participate in the conference!  
  • If you want to be a conference volunteer, be sure to join the volunteer group at  Volunteers will help us to advertise/promote the conference as broadly as possible, and will also be needed to help moderate actual conference sessions.  You can either be familiar with Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate, and the event platform), or we will have training sessions to help you become familiar if this is something you would like to do.
  • If you’d like to apply to be on our international advisory board, please sign up at The advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in their regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference.  
  • Your organization can also apply to be a conference partner!  We actively encourage non-commercial organizations that are primarily or substantively focused on libraries, librarians, librarianship, or library programs to become conference partners at Organizations will be listed with a link, logo, and a short description and will be provided with a “spotlight” speaker session in the conference. There are no financial obligations for being a partner organization. Our goal for the conference is to have it be a milestone event, bringing together organizations and individuals from all over the world–so in return for recognizing organizations as partners, we ask that they actively promote the conference to their membership, and encourage participation as well as presentations submissions. Please let your organizations know about this opportunity.
We are very excited about this conference, and look forward to your participation!

Thank you,

Dr. Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Jos� State University

Steve Hargadon
Web 2.0 Labs
Phone:  916-283-7901
More Information:


STRAND 1: “Libraries” – The Roles of Libraries in Today’s World
Example Topics: 
  • Libraries as community centers
  • Libraries as learning commons
  • Serving distributed and distance users
  • The library as a space versus the library as a service
  • Library privatization issues
STRAND 2:  “Librarians & Information Professionals” – Evolving Professional Roles in Today’s World
Example Topics:  
  • Librarians as Leaders
  • Library and Information Professional Careers in a Networked and Changing World
  • Embedded librarians
  • Applying library and information science skills in a variety of venues
  • Advocacy and building influence (professionally and institutionally)
STRAND 3: “Information Organization”
Example Topics:
  • Social organization of information
  • Subject gateways, online catalogs, and portals
  • Metadata:  creation, storage, management, dissemination, harvesting and aggregating
  • RDA
  • Library automation / management software / integrated library systems
STRAND 4: “Access & Delivery”
Example Topics: 
  • Digital media and the e-book revolution
  • Social networking use (social networking media for outreach and service promotion, location-based mobile social networks, etc.)
  • Emerging technology use (augmented reality, QR codes, mobile apps and delivery, etc.)
  • The changing roles of publishers
  • Working with vendors in the digital age
  • Conflicts between privacy and freedom of speech in a hyperlinked world
  • Measuring and assessing:  determining the effectiveness of access and service delivery
  • Outsourcing
STRAND 5: “Learning” – Digital Age Learning Cultures
Example Topics: 
  • New learning models and the role of the librarian and information professional
  • The growth of individualized and self-paced learning
  • Multiliteracies :  digital literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, information literacy
STRAND 6: “Content & Creation” – Changes in Accessing and Organizing Information
Example Topics: 
  • From Information Consumption to Co-creation and Production
  • Digital copyright and licensing
  • Open educational resources
  • Open Source Software
  • Multimedia creation and gaming spaces

Visit Library 2.0 at:

Embedded Librarian Best Practices: You can do it, we can help

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting conference presentation proposals  on embedded librarianship  for the American Library Association Annual Conference to be held in Anaheim, California in June 2012. The DLS program will be Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8:00 am.

The program is entitled “Embedded Librarian Best Practices: You can do it, we can help,” and the committee is seeking librarians who have a successful model for embedding in online classes. Presenters will be required to provide a twenty-minute presentation detailing their model and then be available for a Q & A period.

If you are interested in presenting, please send a 200 word description of your model and a recent CV to Lora Baldwin at Proposals are due Friday, September 16, 2011, with a decision to be made by late September.


November 23-25, 2011

Acapulco Beach Club and Resort Hotel, Kyrenia – North Cyprus

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit proposals for the “Global Education Conference”, which aims to provide a platform where latest trends in education are presented and discussed in a friendly and multinational environment. Proposals can be either in Turkish or English and for papers, panels, rountables, posters/demonstrations, and workshops. Furthermore if  the presenter is unable to attend the oral presentation, the virtual presentations and video presentations are available. The deadline for abstract submission is 11 November 2011 and for full article submission 18 November 2011.   

GEC’11 conference is supported by Cyprus International University, Sakarya University, İzmir University, Pegem-A publishing and will take place on November 23-25, 2011 at the Acapulco Beach Club and Resort Hotel, Kyrenia, North Cyprus. All full paper presentations will be published in an online proceeding book of GEC’11 and the selected papers will be published in:

* The Online Journal of Global Education – TOJGE (,

* The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology – TOJET ( (SSCI),

* International Online Journal of Educational Sciences – (IOJES) (,

* The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education – TOJNED (,

* Educational Administration-Theory and Practice- (,

 * Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction- (


For more information please visit the official conference website ( If you require further information, please contact us on

We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing ideas with you.

Yours Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Pehlivan

President of the GEC-2011

IATLIS 2011Conference: LIS Education, Research and training (LISERT): Vision 2020

Call for papers: IATLIS 2011Conference

Theme: LIS Education, Research and training (LISERT): Vision 2020

Many issues and concerns have evolved in last few years in a rapidly
changing scenario of LIS Education, Research and training (LISERT).
Library Education is now more than100 years old in India, and it is
time to take stock of the present situation to develop a vision for
the near future. In order to discuss these issues and concerns, IATLIS
has decided to organize the XVIII IATLIS National Conference on the
theme ‘LIS Education, Research and Training: Vision 2020’ in 2011.

Sub-themes: These sub-themes are not exhaustive, rather indicative only.

1        Critical analysis of 100 years of Library education in India
to develop a sustainable vision for future.

2        Relevance of LIS education to job-market.

3        LIS Education – modes and methods

4        LIS Research and publication

5        Continuous Professional Education and Training

6.       Impact of ICTs on LIS Education and Research

7.       Restructuring of LIS Education

8.       Partnership and collaboration

9.       Faculty and infrastructural requirements with special
reference to developing learning resources in Indian languages.

10.     Accreditation and quality control in LIS Education

Articles and research papers on the above sub-themes and other topics
related to the theme are invited to reach the IATLIS headquarters in
hard copy and also as an email attachment latest by 31 August 2011 at
the following address:
The General Secretary
Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science
C/o Department of Library & Information Science
First Floor, Arts Block no. 1,
Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002 Punjab INDIA.

International Conference on Health Informatics – HEALTHINF 2012






February  1 – 4, 2012

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal



Important Deadlines:


Regular Paper Submission: July 25, 2011

Authors Notification (Regular Papers): September 29, 2011

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: October 20, 2011



Technical Co-sponsored by:


ESEM (European Society for Engineering and Medicine)

BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society)

IEEE EMB (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)

IEEE Portugal EMBS Chapter (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)



In cooperation with:

AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)



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. Mobility and ubiquity in healthcare systems, standardization of technologies and procedures, certification, privacy are some of the issues that medical informatics professionals and the ICT industry in general need to address in order to further promote ICT in healthcare. In the case of medical rehabilitation and assistive technology the use of ICT has had important results in the enhancement of the quality of life, contributing to a full integration of all citizens in the societies they are also part of.



HEALTHINF 2012 is part of the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Tecnologies (BIOSTEC 2012) that has 3 more conferences with very strong synergies between them, namely:


– BIODEVICES: International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (


– BIOINFORMATICS: International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (


– BIOSIGNALS: International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (


These four concurrent conferences are held in parallel and registration to one warrants delegates to attend all four.




Jos� C. Pr�ncipe, University of Florida, U.S.A.

Richard Bayford, Middlesex University, U.K.

Jan Cabri, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

Mamede de Carvalho, Institute of Molecular Medicine – University of Lisbon, Portugal

Franco Docchio, Universit� degli studi di Brescia, Italy

Miguel Castelo Branco, University of Coimbra, Portugal




All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.

All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (

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A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.



Best paper awards will be distributed during the conference closing session.

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Carlos Correia, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal

Hugo Gamboa, CEFITEC / FCT – New University of Lisbon, Portugal



Emmanuel Conchon, University of Toulouse, IRIT/ISIS, France




    * e-Health

    * Telemedicine

    * Medical and Nursing Informatics

    * Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT

    * Interoperability

    * Semantic Interoperability

    * Confidentiality and Data Security

    * Knowledge Management

    * Databases and Datawarehousing

    * Datamining

    * Decision Support Systems

    * Wearable Health Informatics

    * Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications

    * Evaluation and Use of Healthcare IT

    * Physiological Modeling

    * Cognitive Informatics

    * Affective Computing

    * Therapeutic Systems and Technologies

    * Healthcare Management Systems

    * Human-Machine Interfaces for Disabled Persons

    * Development of Assistive Technology

    * ICT, Ageing and Disability

    * Practice-based Research Methods for Healthcare IT

    * Electronic Health Records and Standards

    * Software Systems in Medicine

    * Pervasive Health Systems and Services

    * e-Health for Public Health

    * Clinical Problems and Applications

    * Data Visualization

    * Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning







Rob van der Mei, CWI Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yves A. Lussier, University of Chicago, United States

Hiroshi Arisawa, Yokohama National University, Japan

Filippos Azariadis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Adrian Barb, Penn State University, United States

R�mi Bastide, ISIS, France

Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands

Egon L. van den Broek, Human-Centered Computing Consultancy / University of Twente / Radboud UMC Nijmegen, Netherlands

Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France

Cristina De Castro, Ieiit-cnr, Italian National Research Council, Italy

James Cimino, NIH Clinical Center, United States

Carlos Costa, Universidade de Averio, Portugal

Donald Craig, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Amar K. Das, Stanford University, United States

Anna Divoli, University of Chicago, United States

Stephan Dreiseitl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg, Austria

Jos� Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal

Christoph M. Friedrich, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund, Germany

Ioannis Fudos, University of Ioannina, Greece

Jonathan Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Enrique J. G�mez, Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid, Spain

Alfredo Go�i, University of the Basque Country, Spain

David Greenhalgh, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Nicolas Guelfi, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Chun-Hsi Huang, University of Connecticut, United States

Anastasia Kastania, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Georgios Kontaxakis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Athina Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Baoxin Li, Arizona State University, United States

Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy

Nicolas Lom�nie, Universit� Paris Descartes, France

Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain

Emilio Luque, University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB), Spain

Paloma Mart�nez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Alice Maynard, Future Inclusion, United Kingdom

Gianluigi Me, Universit� degli Studi di Roma “tor Vergata”, Italy

Sai Moturu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Erik M. Van Mulligen, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands

Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, United States

Nobert Noury, University of Lyon, France

Chaoyi Pang, The Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO, Australia

Danilo Pani, University of Cagliari, Italy

Jos� J. Pazos-arias, University of Vigo, Spain

Rosario Pugliese, Universita’ di Firenze, Italy

Juha Puustj�rvi, University of Helsinki, Finland

Arkalgud Ramaprasad, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

Nickolas S. Sapidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Akio Sashima, AIST, Japan

Arash Shaban-Nejad, McGill University, Canada

Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark

Zoran Stevic, University in Belgrade, Serbia

Abdel-Rahman Tawil, University of East London, United Kingdom

Francesco Tiezzi, Universit� degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Adrian Tkacz, BioMedical-IT, Poland

Alexey Tsymbal, Siemens AG, Germany

Aristides Vagelatos, RACTI, Greece

Xiang Sean Zhou, Siemens Medical Solutions, United States

Andr� Z�quete, IEETA / IT / Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal


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3rd International Workshop on Medical Image Analysis and Description for Diagnosis Systems – MIAD 2012



Workshop Chair:

Khalifa Djemal

University of Evry Val d’Essone





Please check further details at the conference website (