Invitation to take part of the InSciT2006 Conference

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I International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies, InSciT2006
October 25th-28th, 2006

Dear colleague,

On behalf of the organizers, you are cordially invited to send abstracts of your best research for presentation at the forthcoming 1st International Conference on Multidisciplinary Information Sciences and Technologies (InSciT2006) that will be held in October 2006 in
Information Science is the interface of a number of scientific disciplines, all related to the diverse aspects of the information access, management, retrieval and usage. A number of approaches to the same object of study, the information, converge in this space: technological, mathematical, linguistic, and cognitive aspects as well as those related to the Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing or Human-Computer Interaction, organizational aspects and so on. All these approaches shape the wide range of domains which must interact in order to find the solutions to the problems we all face when deploying and improving these information systems.
InSciT2006, with a strong multi and inter disciplinary focus, aims at creating a forum in Spain where gather together researchers and practitioners coming from the widest range of knowledge domains involved in the study of information.

We seek submissions related to any aspect of
information sciences and technologies
, particularly those which link a number of topics included in the programme (see below). Research and Applications articles should be of high quality, reporting original research and contributions to
information science
Submissions must include a title and a 500 word extended abstract of the proposed paper. Abstracts will be refereed. An abstract template is available to help you produce your abstract as well as a submission form to submit it to the conference.
will be published in the proceedings and presented at the conference.
may be in English or Spanish. Deadline for abstracts is
May 1
, 2006
.. Approval will be notified 10-15 days after abstract reception. Final
(3000-4000 words) must be received in camera-ready form by
June 30, 2006

Dr. Donald H. Kraft
Louisiana State University
.. Editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, JASIST. (Title to be announced)
Dr. Wolfgang Glanzel
, Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven
.. Co-Editor of Scietometrics (Title to be announced)
Dr. Felix de Moya Anegon
University of Granada
.. Main researcher of SCImago Research Group. (Title to be announced)

Abstract submission:
May 1
, 2006
Full Paper submission for publication:
June 30
, 2006

Major topics include the following (accompanied by some subtopics), for a comprehensive list of topics covered by InSciT2006 visit:

Information Retrieval

Formal models and methods and language models
Information needs, seeking, searching, and uses
User interfaces for IR systems
Ubiquitous IR and
Web IR systems
Digital Libraries
Emerging Concepts of Digital Libraries, Digital Resources, Digital Content, Digital Objects
Distributed digital collections
User Studies and System Evaluation
Digital Library Applications
Social, organizational and economic issues
Hypertext and Hypermedia Systems

Web Hypermedia Technologies

Linking vs Relationship: relationship concepts and models


Hypertext and hypermedia tools

Hypermedia and The Semantic Web

Metadata design and semantics

Ontologies, vocabularies and thesauri

Metadata-based information retrieval and browsing
Electronic Publishing

Electronic publishing research (platforms, systems, software)

Scholarly communication and electronic publishing

Self-archiving, repositories, disciplinary archives and Eprints
Knowledge and Information Management

Knowledge and Information Extraction

Content Management in organizational environments
Science and Information Mapping

Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Research Performance

Studies of Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity and Research Collaboration

Knowledge Mapping and Visualization
Data Mining

Distributed data mining

Collaborative filtering/personalization - usage mining - user access patterns discovering and interpreting

Data manipulation: clearing, integration, transformation, compression, reduction
Human-Computer interaction

Interface Design for Digital Libraries, IR systems, and in general for multimedia information systems

Cognitive models used in information processes

Ergonomics in HCI
Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning
Fuzzy Logia
Artificial Neuronal Networks
Intelligent Information Retrieval
Relevance evaluation using IA techniques
Natural Language Processing

Discourse processing

Language understanding

Linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language

Human language technologies
Information Visualization

Information visualization environments

Visual data modelling

Application areas of visual information systems
Social Networks

Social Network Analysis

Communities of Practices

Social Networks in organizational contexts

Data Models and Database Design

Distributed and Multidimensional Databases

Multimedia Database Systems

Proceedings Book
All accepted papers to be presented at InSciT2006 will be published as book chapters in the Conference Proceedings Book, which will be jointly edited by the
and the Open Institute of Knowledge. This volume will be distributed amongst the attendees during the conference. Furthermore, every paper will be published in the Open Digital Library, currently being developed by the Open Institute of Knowledge, and made available to be read on-line so as to maximize its international visibility and impact.
The title of the publication is expected to be "Current Research in Information Sciences and Technologies. Multidisciplinary approaches to global information systems" and it will contain an Interantional Serial Book Number (ISBN).
International Journals special issues
In addition, a selected number of accepted papers will be considered, under amendment / extension in order to meet journal requirements, for publication in several collaborating international journals, with which InSciT2006's Organization is currently reaching agreements. These set of papers, selected by the international advisory committee after the conference, will be of high-quality (break-through work) and a new round of a very strict review will follow. This is intended to maximize the international visibility and impact of papers presented at InSciT2006. Please refer to the conference website for details.

The Virtual Symposium is intended for those researchers interested in participating but unable to attend to InSciT2006. Virtual participants will contribute submitting their presentations in a power point (PPT) compatible format that will be exposed at the computer area, located alongside the poster and surrounding areas. Virtual participation will be considered in the same way as the physical one, that is, each virtual presentation will have an associated paper published in the Conference Proceedings. Also, the full documentation set, including the proceedings as well as presentation certificates will be sent by post to their authors.

InSciT2006 organization will publish and distribute, jointly with the hand program, a booklet where the participating research groups can publish its achievements. This is intended to promote contacts among the participants and find possible partners for future collaboration in research projects or calls for collaborative EU research funds, i.e. within Framework Programs. In addition, interested students attending to InSciT2006 will be encouraged to publish their CV in order to find PhD tutors from abroad.

For issues regarding Commercial Exhibition and Sponsorship, please refer to the Conference website.

Thank you in advance and do not hesitate to contact us for any suggestion or inquiry.
We would also appreciate it if you could disseminate this Call for Papers within your Department or Institution.

Dr. Vicente Guerrero Bote
InSciT2006 Conference Chairman

Borja Gonzalez
InSciT2006 Secretariat

Received on Sunday, 12 March 2006 04:18:33 UTC