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CFP: Classification at a Crossroads: multiple direction to usability, 29-30 October, The Hague

From: Aida Slavic <aida@acorweb.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:19:42 +0000
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==================== LAST CALL FOR PAPERS=======================

CLASSIFICATION AT A CROSSROADS - MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS TO USABILITY
International UDC Seminar 2009

The Hague, 29-30 October 2009

The 2009 Seminar will explore how new developments in information standards and
technology influence and affect applications and services using classification
and its relationship to other systems.

Two eminent keynote speakers will address the conference: Prof. Karen Markey,
School of Information, University of Michigan, a well known author and
researcher in the area of improving online information systems and Dan Brickley,
an advocate and developer of W3C Semantic Web technologies, who founded and
chaired the Semantic Web Development Group from 1999-2005. (see more 
http://www.udcc.org/seminar2009/speakers.htm)

The conference programme will highlight many ways in which classification use
can be improved. Attention will be paid to the applications of classification
schemes, UDC in particular, in supporting multilingual access, user-friendly
representations of classification in resource discovery and application across
distributed systems.

Papers are invited from classification researchers and practitioners on the
following topics:

1. classification and semantic technologies
2. classification in supporting information integration
3. verbal and multilingual access to classification
4. classification authority control and library systems
5. visual representations/interface to classification
6. experiences with classification outside the traditional library environment

Contributions may include conference papers and posters. To read more about the
conference and its theme and to submit your abstract, please go to the
conference website: http://www.udcc.org/seminar2009/index.htm.

Contributions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee consisting of an
international panel of classification experts. Proceedings of the conference
will be published in Extensions and Corrections to the UDC, 31 (2009). A
selection of the best papers will be considered for publication in Knowledge
Organization, the leading peer-reviewed journal in the field.

IMPORTANT DATES:
01 Feb 2009    Abstract submission deadline
01 Apr 2009    Notification of acceptance
31 Jul 2009    Full papers/posters submission

CONTACT:    seminar2009@udcc.org

ORGANIZER: The seminar is organized by the UDC Consortium (UDCC) and hosted by
The National library of The Netherlands. UDCC is a non-profit organization,
based in The Hague, established to maintain and distribute the Universal Decimal
Classification (UDC) and supports its use and development.

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