Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Queensborough Community College Library, CUNY and ACRL/NY invite you to an Academic Publishing Workshop (professional development opportunity not a call for papers)

Date:  Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Place:  Queensborough Community College, CUNY

Kurt R. Schmeller Library

222-05 56th Ave., Room 302

Bayside, NY  11364

Are you new to the academic publishing world?

Have you completed a conference presentation, research, or teaching

project that you would like to turn into a publishable article?

Are you just beginning your research and have a project in mind for which

you need to develop a literature review for your article?

This workshop will provide resources to help begin preparing your scholarly article for publication. It will provide you with resources to help you develop a literature review on your topic, assist you with selecting a journal to publish your article, and provide tips on sending your article in for publication. You will also look at common reasons why journals reject articles, and gain hands-on experience with using the Library’s resources.

***  Hands-on time to start your research and print out articles will be part of the  Workshop.

Join Dr. Barbara Bonous-Smit and Prof. Suzy Sciammarella for a Library Workshop on  academic publishing.


Directions to Queensborough Community College:



Keystone Digital Humanities

Please consider submitting a proposal to participate in the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference:

The Keystone Digital Humanities conference will be held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, July 22-24, 2015.

Proposals are now invited for the following, in all areas of digital humanities:

  • Long presentations (20 minutes)
  • Short presentations (7 minutes)
  • Project showcases (10 minutes)

Presentations may take the form of interactive presentations, short papers, project demos, or panel discussions. We welcome proposals from emerging and veteran students, teachers, and scholars.

In addition, we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Miriam Posner, Coordinator and Core Faculty of the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA, will be presenting the keynote lecture, “What’s Next?: The Radical, Unrealized Potential of Digital Humanities.”

The community will be invited to vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The 10 proposals with the highest scores are guaranteed a slot at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Please send your name, email address, and a proposal of 200-300 words to The proposal deadline is January 2, 2015, and community peer review will run from January 15-February 15. Proposers will be notified by March 1.

CAiSE Doctoral Consortium

The CAiSE Doctoral Consortium is intended to bring together PhD students working on foundations, techniques, tools and applications of Information Systems Engineering and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty in a supportive environment, as well as to participate in a number of plenary sessions with Information Systems academics.

Submission must be made through the conference management system available at:

Paper submissions deadline: March 31, 2015

Accepted papers will be published in the CEUR proceedings ( CEUR proceedings are indexed in DBLP.

Also, this submission might allow PhD students (in case of acceptance of their DC paper) to candidate for a future CAiSE PhD Award after their viva.

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-17

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in Fall 2015 for a two-year appointment (Sept 2015-June 2017).
In year one of the fellowship, GRID Postdoctoral Fellows work closely with the planning of the GRID Research Seminar.  This is a 6-8 week seminar held during spring term on an interdisciplinary topic with a gender focus.  Dartmouth Professor Aimee Bahng will direct the Spring 2016 seminar, “Gender Matters: Feminist Ecologies and Materialities.” Applicants for the fellowship may be from any academic discipline, provided that their research has a strong gender-related emphasis and bears a direct relation to the topic of the seminar.  Please visit our website for more information on “Gender Matters.  While scholars at any stage of their career are eligible, we especially encourage applications from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, especially scholars with strong theoretical expertise and interdisciplinary training.
The Gender Research Institute is Dartmouth College’s flagship center for interdisciplinary gender-based research.  The Institute’s mission is to promote and support gender-based research by providing a productive meeting ground where academics, teachers, community leaders, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together with the Dartmouth community at large to address issues of profound social relevance.  This is highlighted in our most important annual event, our spring seminar.  Recent topics have been “Seeds of Change: Gender, Scholarship, and Social Change” (Spring 2013), “Times of Crisis” (Spring 2014), and “Just Words-Free Speech and Social Change” (upcoming Spring 2015).
In addition to their work with the faculty leader, postdoctoral fellows will also be required to teach one class during their first year in residence, WGST 96: Advanced Research in Women’s and Gender Studies, an experimental course that runs parallel to the GRID seminar for interested students.  In year two, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to serve as liaisons and mentors for the incoming postdoctoral fellow, help with the editing of a publication with the research of the seminar participants, serve as support for the new research seminar, and conduct their own research.
The appointed fellow will receive an annual stipend of $55,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, a first-year computer allowance of $2500, and enjoy full use of library research resources.  Dartmouth College provides numerous college-wide forums for interdisciplinary conversations and supports a solid cohort of postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Deadline: Applications for the 2015-17 fellowship must be received on or before December 10, 2014.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  Please submit: (1) a letter of application outlining your research, objectives for the postdoctoral fellowship years, and teaching experience; (2) a CV; (3) a writing sample; and (4) two letters of support to Interfolio at
Please direct questions to:<>.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to diversity.

The Big Deal: 3rd Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization

May 28-29, 2015

Milwaukee, WI

The role of ethics in knowledge organization has moved from the background to the foreground. Objectivity and literary warrant alone have been shown to be insufficient for ethical knowledge organization. Ethical concerns have been demonstrated in the roles of exclusivity and point-of-view, the relationship between literary and cultural warrant, in the creation of knowledge organization systems that embrace socio-political symbolism, and in the evolution of standards and professional best practices for the implementation of knowledge organization. Following the success of conferences held in 2009 and 2012, The Knowle​dge Organization Research Group joins with the Center for Information Policy and Research of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to present the Third Milwaukee Conference on Ethics in Knowledge Organization. We welcome papers and posters on any aspect of ethics and knowledge organization including but not limited to: bibliographic standards, cataloging and indexing best-practices, classification, controlled vocabulary, technology, the professions, cultural, economic, political, corporate, international, multicultural and multilingual aspects of knowledge organization.

Keynote Speakers:

Tina Gross, Catalog Librarian/Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University

Joe Tennis, Associate Professor, University of Washington, and President, International Society for Knowledge Organization

Call for Papers


We invite submission of proposals which will include name(s) of presenter(s), title(s), affiliation(s), contact information and an abstract of 750 words for papers; 300-500 words for posters.


All abstracts will be published on the website of the UWM, Knowledge Organization Research Group (KOrg). Full papers will be published in a special issue of Knowledge Organization.


Submit proposals via email to Inkyung Choi:


Abstracts due: February 16, 2015

Notification of acceptance by: March 16, 2015

Full papers due: July 16, 2015



The Program Committee:


Melissa Adler, University of Kentucky, USA

Jihee Beak, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Allyson Carlyle, University of Washington, USA

José Augusto Chaves Guimarães, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil

Jane Greenberg, Drexel University, USA

Birger Hjørland, The Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark

Lynne C Howarth, University of Toronto, Canada

Joyce Latham, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Patrick Keilty, University of Toronto, Canada

Hur-Li Lee, Conference Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Jens-Erik Mai, The Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark

Steven J. Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Hope A Olson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Sandra Roe, Milner Library, Illinois State University, USA

Richard Smiraglia, Conference Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Joe Tennis, University of Washington, USA

Michael Zimmer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA


Sponsored by:

UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies

The Center for Information Policy Research

The Knowledge Organization Research Group

Special Issue on Knowledge-based Software Engineering in Science of Computer Programming Journal

Call for Papers

Special issue publication date: March 2016


Knowledge-based technologies provide a consistent and reliable basis to face the challenges for organization, manipulation and visualization of the data and knowledge, playing a crucial role as the technological basis of the development of a large number of information systems. On the other hand, software engineering comprises different processes and techniques that support the specification, development, and maintenance of software. Knowledge-based software engineering is focused in automating the software engineering life cycle, software engineering resources which are shifting towards knowledge acquisition and the automated reuse of expert knowledge for developing software artifacts. Knowledge in software applications is becoming more significant because the domains of many software applications are inherently knowledge-intensive and this knowledge is often not explicitly dealt with in software development. This impedes maintenance and reuse. Moreover, it is generally known that developing software requires expertise and experience, which are currently also implicit and could be made more tangible and reusable using knowledge-based or related techniques. Examples of approaches that are directly related to this tendency are knowledge engineering, ontologies, conceptual modeling, domain analysis and domain engineering, business rules, workflow management, to mention but a few.

Nowadays, enterprises handle different types of knowledge that are often inter-related, and which must be managed in a consistent way. For instance, software engineering involves the integration of various knowledge sources that are in constant change. Therefore, tools and techniques are necessary to capture and process knowledge in order to facilitate subsequent development efforts, especially in the domain of software engineering. With the use of new proposals on how using the knowledge in a multitude of ways and in all phases of software development can be advantageous.


This special issue aims at exploring the recent advances in the application of knowledge-based technologies in Software Engineering area soliciting original scientific contributions in the form of theoretical foundations, case studies, techniques, tools, and applications of knowledge-based software engineering theory and practice.


The topics of this special issue include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge Representation in Software Engineering
  • Knowledge Acquisition in Software Engineering
  • Knowledge driven Software Engineering
  • Case-based reasoning in Software Engineering
  • Ontology Engineering in Software Engineering
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Semantic Data Models
  • Semantic Service Oriented Architectures
  • Natural Language Processing applied to Software Engineering
  • Applications and Case-studies
  • Decision support methods for software engineering
  • Development processes for knowledge-based applications
  • Empirical/evaluation studies for knowledge-based applications
  • Knowledge engineering for process management and project management
  • Knowledge management for business processes, workflows and enterprise modeling
  • Knowledge technologies for service-oriented systems, Internet of services and Internet of things Knowledge-based methods and tools for software engineering education
  • Knowledge-based methods and tools for testing, verification and validation, maintenance and evolution in software engineering
  • Knowledge-based methods for software metrics
  • Knowledge-based requirements engineering, domain analysis and modeling
  • Methodology and tools for knowledge discovery and data mining



Instructions for authors

Papers submitted must have not been published previously or under consideration for publication, though they may represent significant extensions of prior work. Manuscripts should be submitted online at (see the EES User Guide for Authors). Authors should select “SI on KB Soft. Eng.” in the EES platform when they will be asked for type of submission. All submissions will be peer-reviewed following the double-blind review process. The objective is to apply very high standards of acceptance while ensuring fair, timely and efficient review cycles.


Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline:                     March 15, 2015

Notification of review:                                     July 15, 2015

Revision due:                                                 October 15, 2015

Notification of Final Acceptance:                      December 15, 2016

Camera-ready paper submission deadline:       January 15, 2016

Expected publication:                                     March 2016


Guest Editors

Rafael Valencia-García, Universidad de Murcia, Spain (

Giner Alor-Hernández, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, México (

Giner Alor Hernández, Ph.D.  Profesor Investigador División de Estudios de Postgrado e Investigación Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba Avenida Oriente 9 No. 852 Col. Emiliano Zapata C. P. 94320 Tel/Fax (272) 72 57056  Orizaba, Veracruz, México 

The 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies – ICALT2015

Hualien, Taiwan, July 6-9, 2015

Deadline: January 20th, 2015

Track 1: Digital Systems for Open Access to Education and Learning (i-OPENLearn@ICALT2015)

Track Program Chairs

          Michail N. Giannakos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

          Carlo Giovannella, Universita’ di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

          Ray Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

          Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece [Co-ordinator]

          Ramesh C. Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

          Panagiotis Zervas, CERTH & University of Piraeus

Track Description and Topics of Interest:

Over the past years, openness in education and learning has become a key issue in Technology-enhanced Learning, with several initiatives that have been developed worldwide. Currently, Open Access to Educational Resources (mainly, academic courses and learning objects) Initiatives are turning to mainstream policies and practices. Nowadays, key research challenges for the future of openness initiatives involves open access to resources, practices, tools, services, people and spacesin an effective and interoperable manner, as well as strategic approaches like crowd collaboration and making practices. The main objective of the i-OPENLearn@ICALT2015 track is to bring together researchers and practitioners to present their research results and to debate about future research directions in the area of Open Educational Resources and Open Access as well as more generally on openness in education and learning.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

          Cloud Services and Architectures for Open Access to Education and Learning

          Open Standards and Federated Repositories for Education and Learning

          Open Learning Eco-systems and PlatfomsOpen Learning Processes and Methodologies

          Open Linked Data for Education and Learning

          Massive Open Online Courses – Open Educational Resources and Practices

          Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs and other openness initiatives

          Open Flipped Classrooms : Pedagogical Design, Policies, Practices

          Interaction Design in Open Education and Learning

          Novel competences and roles for openness in education and learning

          Strategies and Policies for Open Access in Education and Training

          Cultural issues and social innovation related to openness in education and learning

Members of Track Program Committee

          Michail N. Giannakos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

          Carlo Giovannella, Universita’ di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

          Ray Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

          Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece

          Ramesh C. Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

          Panagiotis Zervas, CERTH & University of Piraeus

          Tore Hoel, Oslo University College, Norway

          Rory McGreal, Athabasca University, Canada

          Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

          Christian M. Stracke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

          Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University ‘St. Kl. Ohridski’, Bulgaria

          Kateryna Synytsya, International Research and Training Centre UNESCO, Ukraine

          Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

          Martin Llamas-Nistal, Universida de Vigo, Spain

          Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, UK

          Francis Brouns, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

          Wolfgang Greller, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

          Stephen Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

          Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Ecuador

          Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand

          Jon Mason, Charles Darwin University, Australia

          Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet, Belgium

          Jun Hu, Eindhoven University of Technology, Taiwan

          Weizhan Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

          Kumiko Aoki, The Open University of Japan, Japan

          Grainne Conole, University of Leicester, UK

          Robert Schuwer, Open University of Netherlands, Netherlands

          David Porter, BC Campus, Canada

          Avgoustos Tsinakos, Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece

          Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece

          Sandhya Kode, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India

          Li Zhang, Northumbria University, UK

          Yuan-Jen Chang,  Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

          Wolfgang Nejdl, University of Hannover, Germany

          Chien Ching Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

          Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria

          Daniel Russell, Google Inc, USA

CCLI 2015: Teaching and Reaching Your Students in Environments of Rapid Change

POSTER PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Friday, December 12, 2014

CONFERENCE DATE: Friday, April 17, 2015California Conference on Library Instruction is a one-day conference held in lovely Northern California. This year’s annual program, co-sponsored by the Sonoma State University Library, will be held on campus in the Cooperage on Friday, April  17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s CCLI program, “Teaching and Reaching Your Students in Environments of Rapid Change,” will explore new and practical ways to craft innovative experiences for learners. Think about the buzz words of today: maker, hack, design, engage, community, framework, scalable, ethical, sustainable. These are some of the ways librarians are working with library instruction.

What ways are you are approaching instruction in environments of rapid change? We’re looking for your best instruction plans, how you’re adapting to new modes of learning, creative ways you’re reorganizing and assessing your work, your unconventional curriculum, your quirky exercises, your strategic advocacy tactics (for these programs on your campus), and what you have learned from your failures.

Interested in presenting a poster? Read about submission guidelines and submit your poster proposal via the CCLI website at

The deadline for poster submissions is Friday, December 12, 2014. All individuals submitting poster proposals will be notified in January 2015. Submitted poster proposals will be subject to a peer-review process. Presenters will be required to register and pay for the conference. A PDF copy of your poster for the conference materials page is also requested.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you!​

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Margot Hanson,

CCLI Poster Session Committee

Girls Studies

Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research is a peer reviewed, open access journal that publishes the work of undergraduate students on topics such as the socialization of female adolescents, gender expectations, identity, body image, the impact of media on girls, and girl empowerment. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature as well as from across the disciplines–for example, from Sociology, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, Art, and Feminist Theory (to name a few)– are welcomed.

The aim of Girls Studies is to provide a forum for undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines to engage in conversations of gender and equality, particularly as it relates to the field of girls studies. It is our hope that, by participating in this particular academic discourse, these students will critically engage in these issues beyond their undergraduate studies, either in graduate work or in their professional lives.

We invite undergraduates of any institution to submit the following:

• Editorial, opinion, or perspective essays

• Research papers

• Reviews of relevant media (books, movies, television)

Likewise, we encourage those who work with undergraduate students to urge revision of course assignments with the aim of submission to Girls Studies.

Further information can be found, and submissions made, at our website (

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Heather Hahn ( or Dr. Allan Nail (, editors.

Please forgive any cross-posting, but we did want to remind you about a call for proposals that we have open for K-12 librarians (or first year experience librarians looking at high school/college transitions) at our upcoming colloquium: Research Relevance: K-12 Library Instruction for the 21st Century
will take place June 24-25, in Palo Alto, CA. If you happen to be
coming to ALA Annual in San Francisco, we hope you can pop into town a
bit early to join us!

are looking for innovative, hands-on sessions examining essential
information skills and/or strategies and pedagogy to best support
today’s learners. Preference will be given to sessions emphasizing
participatory, collaborative structures that provide attendees with
resources for use at their sites. W
e will be accepting submissions through Friday, November 28, 2014.

Conference information and starter topic ideas, as well as the form to submit a session proposal:

you want to come and explore these topics with us without running a
session, registration will open in January. You can sign up for updates
here as well.

Questions? Email