Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Knowledge Management Section joint with Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group
- 14 January 2019, 16:44
Theme: "Artificial intelligence and its impact on libraries"
22 August 2019
Ionian University, 72, Ioannou Theotoki Str., 49100 Corfu, Greece
Satellite Meeting focus
Artificial Intelligence creates new possibilities for humans to leverage machines and complete complex tasks, sometimes tedious, repetitive, and even dangerous, with much-improved accuracy and speed. Its potential in advancing societies and in benefiting lives seems only subject to the limits of the imagination but at the same time introduces ethical and socioeconomic concerns. Artificial Intelligence (AI) generally envisions more technology and fewer people. It is reasonable to predict that AI will mainstream in several critical areas including information services soon; therefore, libraries must pay attention to its impact.
The satellite conference will be a showcase and discussion forum for how AI implementation can be used successfully to improve and to manage library processes in libraries and organizations. In addition, the event intends to bring together practitioners and experts from a wide variety of institutions to share knowledge and demonstrate AI research, especially to discuss areas of human/computer interaction or the intersection of “man and machine” .This discussion is meant to relate to the 2019 IFLA Conference theme, “Libraries: Dialogue for Change.”
Authors are invited to submit proposals for the Satellite Meeting that illustrate both research projects and results, but more importantly tell a story of how the implementation changed human roles, activities, and process events. The papers selected in this session should provide a series of vibrant examples of AI as it applies to information services in organizations, including contributions and potentials to librarianship.
Possible Topics for Proposals
(Not limited to):
– Predictive Analytics
– Machine Learning
– Automated classification/tagging
– Image scanning/interpretation
– Deep Learning
– Recommender Systems
– Natural Language
– Processing Crowdsourcing
– Text generation/analytics
– Process Optimization/Automation
– Virtual Agents
– Decision Management
– Internet of Things (IoT)
– Smart Fulfilment/Delivery System
– Intelligent Discovery System
How to submit a proposal
Proposals should include:
– An abstract of paper approximately 500 words
– A summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words.
Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 11 March 2019 and indicate “KM Satellite Proposal” in the subject line to:
with a copy to
Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the IFLA KM Satellite Conference Organizing Committee. Selection will be based on proposal content and fit to the conference theme.
Selected presenters will be notified by 28 March 2019.
All proposals must be received by 11 March 2019.
The deadline for the final version of the full papers accepted for the session is 14 May 2019.
Papers should be original work in English (or in one of IFLA’s official languages, with an English translation attached) not published elsewhere. They should be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages using a standard 12-point font. The language of the Satellite Meeting will be English. Presenters will have 20 minutes in the programme session to deliver their papers, and time will be allowed for an open forum to allow audience interaction. Authors must present their papers at the IFLA KM Satellite Conference for the paper to be published in the IFLA Library. Use of PowerPoint or other visuals is encouraged. In accordance with IFLA’s Open Access Statement, all papers must be made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses are the responsibility of the authors/presenters
Please note that no financial support can be provided by IFLA or the IFLA KM Section to assist prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the understanding that the expenses of the attending the Corfu Satellite Conference and the WLIC Athens conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the authors(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. At least one author will be expected to attend conference to deliver the paper.
The Satellite Conference is free of charge, but registration is still required. It is possible that lunch and refreshments on the day of the Satellite Conference will be provided.
Additional information about the IFLA Knowledge Management (KM) Section can be found online via the following:
Program Chair: Sylvia Piggott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Chair: Xuemao Wang, SIG Convenor (email@example.com)
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.