Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Knowledge Management Section with the Information Technology Section and the Big Data Special Interest Group
- 30 January 2019, 17:50
Theme: "Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining to transform knowledge management and information services in libraries and information organizations"
The IFLA Knowledge Management Section in cooperation with the Information Technology Section and the Big Data SIG invite librarians, knowledge managers, information scientists and other interested information technology professionals to submit proposals for the joint Open Forum to be held during the 85th IFLA WLIC, in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019. In line with the Congress theme, “Libraries: dialogue for change”, the standing committees are organizing a session on the theme of “Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining to transform knowledge management and information services in libraries and information organizations”
Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a pervasive impact on many aspects of our lives. From data mining that helps us better understand consumer behavior to machine learning that allows robots to perform functions humans either cannot or do not want to do themselves, AI is already having a major impact in our day-to-day lives.
In this joint open session, we are soliciting papers and presentations that showcase practical applications of how AI and data mining are currently being used to transform traditional knowledge management and information service practices in libraries and other information agencies.
Example topics that fall under the broad scope of this call include projects or work related to:
– Predictive analytics to improve information service provision
– Data mining that enhances knowledge discovery
– Machine learning that informs decision management
– Deep learning to improve automated classification of knowledge
The proposal must be the original work of the author(s), not under consideration for publication elsewhere and should be written in English (or in one of the official IFLA languages with an English translation attached).
The proposal must contain:
– Title of proposed paper and presentation,
– Abstract of the proposed paper and presentation (no more than 350 words),
– A summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words,
– Author(s) email address
Please email proposals, with the subject line “KM/IT Joint Open Session Proposal” in the subject line by 15 March 2019 to the co-chair of the joint open session:
Dr. Frank Cervone
15 March 2019: Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
30 March 2019: Notification of acceptance/rejection of papers
1 June 2019: Deadline for Submission of Full Papers
All proposals will be evaluated by a joint refereeing team of the IFLA Knowledge Management and Information Technology standing committees.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the joint Open Session program in Athens. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s) and presenter(s) of accepted papers. All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors and presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors and presenters of accepted papers. If expenses are a concern, check with your national professional association(s) to see if they are able to help fund your attendance. IFLA provides a small number of grants for conference attendance which may also be available at the Conference Participation Grants webpage.
Papers submitted for publication should be in English (or in one of the official languages of IFLA with an English translation attached). Papers should be approximately 5,000 words excluding references. The language of the open session will be English; simultaneous translation will not be available. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.