Call for Papers - 3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World

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Fri Jul 22 02:32:16 EDT 2011

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3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,
September 19-21, 2012, Ankara, Turkey
Symposium web site: 
E-Science and Information Management 
(First Call for Papers)
The "3rd International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World" (or IMCW2012), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, will take place in Ankara, Turkey, from 19-21 September 2012.  
“E-Science and Information Management” being the main theme, IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management. “E-Science” is defined as collaborative, networked and data-driven science.  Researchers have to get access to large, distributed data sets on, say, global warming or gene sequences, and use a set of tools and technologies for data processing and information visualization. Vast amounts of data need to be collected, curated, stored, managed, and preserved to ensure perpetual access to them over the Internet.   
E-Science has implications for both researchers and information professionals such as librarians and data archivists.  Both groups need information management and computational skills to deal with massive data sets along with some understanding of intellectual property rights, open access and data literacy issues, among others.  Few schools in the US and elsewhere are already offering graduate degrees in “E-Science Librarianship” and one is likely to come across ads of job descriptions for “cloud librarians”.  
As organizers, we thought this is an opportune time for IMCW2012 to review the challenges for research libraries and information professionals in the the collaborative, networked, and data intensive e-science environment.  Such challenges range from developing data repositories for e-science to using digital tools for data processing and visualization, and from collection development and management to reference services and information literacy.  Because IMCW2012 coincides with the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University, to commemorate this event we organized an international ex libris competition with the theme “information management”.  The winning art works of ex libris will be exhibited during the symposium.
Main topics of the Symposium include (but not limited with) the following: 
Data Management Challenges in E-Science  
Data Life-cycle in E-Science  
Information Discovery, Organization, and Retrieval in E-Science
Information Management and E-Science 
Information Architecture for E-Science 
Education for Information Management and E-Science
Scholarly Publishing, Open Access and Digital Repositories in E-Science 
Digital Preservation of Scientific and Cultural Heritage
Social and Cultural Issues and E-Science
In addition to papers, short papers (pecha-kucha), posters, workshops and panels on e-science and information management, general papers on information management are also welcome.  Student papers and posters will also be considered.  Please use the template available in the Symposium web site to prepare your contributions and proposals, and send them to us using the Conference Management Software (openconf).  Accepted papers and posters will appear in the proceedings book to be published by Springer under its CCIS series (pending) and the Symposium web site.
Important Dates
First Call: July 2011 
Second Call: October 2011 
Third Call: December 2011 
Last date to send papers and posters: 23 January 2012 
Authors notification: 19 March 2012 
Final papers submission and registration: 7 May 2012 
Symposium: 19-21 September 2012 
Looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the Symposium. 
Yaşar Tonta, Chair of the Organizing Committee 
Serap Kurbanoğlu, Chair of the Programme Committee
Hacettepe University 
Department of Information Management
06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: 0312 297 82 00
Faks: 0312 299 20 14
E-posta: tonta at, serap at 
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