Main topics of the Symposium include (but not limited with) the following:

Challenges of Information Management in the Digital Age

  • Developing digital information services
  • Semantic information management
  • Information management in the cloud
  • Distributed collection management and licensing
  • Innovative information management
  • Collaborative information management
  • Infrastructures and networks for information management
  • Systems, tools and services for information management
  • Virtual research environments and information management
  • Community of practices
  • Data ownership
  • Data security
  • Long-term stability of data
  • Privacy
  • Economies of scale

Cloud-based Information Services

  • Web-based services
  • Data-centric services
  • Services lifecycle management
  • Information management in the cloud
  • Web scale information discovery through the cloud
  • Data aggregation and data repositories in the cloud
  • Innovative uses of cloud-based information services
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for Information Management
  • Platforms as a Service (PaaS) for Information Management
  • Applications as a Service (AaaS) for Information Management
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) for Information Management
  • Storage as a Service (SaaS) for Information Management
  • Everything as a Service (EaaS) for Information Management

Information Discovery, Organization, and Retrieval Beyond the Cloud

  • Information discovery and identification
  • Information representation
  • Information search, indexing and retrieval
  • Curation, preservation and long-term access
  • Mobile information retrieval
  • Metadata harvesting
  • Metadata extraction
  • Metadata management
  • Metadata interoperability and standards
  • Ontology development
  • Ontology mapping
  • Mining large data sets

Information Architecture for Cloud-based Information Services 

  • Information architecture and web design for the cloud
  • Grid Networks, services and applications
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Designing usable cloud services
  • Information usability
  • Interaction design for cloud services
  • Information visualization tools

Scholarly Publishing, Open Access and Institutional Repositories 

  • Scholarly publishing process
  • Open access
  • Institutional repositories beyond the cloud
  • Digital libraries beyond the cloud
  • Data warehouses and federated databases beyond the cloud
  • E-publishing
  • Open science
  • Open access to publicly funded scientific information
  • European Infrastructure for e-Science Digital Repositories (e-SciDR)

Digital Preservation of Scientific and Cultural Heritage Beyond the Cloud

  • Digitization of scientific and cultural heritage
  • Digital science museums and digital exhibitions
  • Digitization of 2-D and 3-D scientific and cultural heritage objects
  • Digital re-discovery of culture
  • The European Digital Library, Europeana, beyond the cloud
  • Permanent archiving of digital scientific and cultural heritage beyond the cloud

Social and Cultural Issues Beyond the Cloud

  • Digital information policies
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Digital rights management
  • Legal and cultural issues
  • Value of information (VOI)
  • Information quality standards

Education for Information Management 

  • Blended librarianship
  • Cloud librarianship
  • E-science librarianship
  • Data curation education
  • Information stewardship
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Environmental informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Digital humanities, arts and e-social sciences
  • Support services for researchers, students and general public
  • Life-long learning
  • Information literacy