Abstract Submission Extended

Dear Colleagues:

Due to a number of requests received, the deadline to submit abstracts to IMCW2013 has been extended to March 14, 2013.

IMCW2013: The 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World will take place in Limerick, Ireland, this year (September 4-6, 2013). The main theme is “Beyond the Cloud: Information…Innovation…Collaboration…” The keynote speakers are Dr. Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI); Marshall Breeding, Independent consultant and author of Cloud Computing for Libraries; and Christian Verstraete, Chief Technologist, Cloud Strategy Team at HP. The proceedings book will be published by Springer under its Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Please see the final (third) Call for Papers for more information.

Looking forward to your contributions and participation.

IMCW2013 Organizing Team
Hacettepe University Department of Information Management, Turkey
Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Marshall Breeding

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant, speaker and the author of Cloud Computing for Libraries (Neal Schuman, 2012) will speak at the 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World to be held in Limerick, Ireland, from September 4 to 6, 2013. Mr. Breeding’s keynote speech, entitled “Cloud Computing: A New Generation of Technology Enables Deeper Collaboration”, will concentrate on the use of cloud computing in settings of higher education and libraries, and use examples from academic libraries to illustrate the opportunities offered by the cloud computing technologies.

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Clifford Lynch

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), will be the keynote speaker of the 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World to be held in Limerick, Ireland, from September 4 to 6, 2013.  Dr. Lynch’s keynote address will be centred on the main theme of the symposium, “Beyond the Cloud: Information…Innovation…Collaboration…”  He will address the opportunities and challenges introduced by the cloud computing, discuss its implications on information management and contemplate on how to design and develop innovative and collaborative information services beyond the cloud.

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IMCW2013 First Call for Papers


4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,

September 4-6, 2013, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Beyond the Cloud: Information…Innovation…Collaboration…


IMCW2013: The “4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World” will take place at the Strand Hotel (http://www.strandhotellimerick.ie/) in Limerick, Ireland, from September 4-6, 2013.

Cloud computing has transformed the ways in which both individuals and enterprises make use of  IT services and network infrastructure within the last decade.  Everything including infrastructure, platforms, applications, software, data, and communication is now seen “as a service”.  Information, the life-blood of scientific progress, economic growth and social development, is mostly produced, disseminated, used, shared and re-used in digital formats nowadays.  Science, industry and business enterprises tend to become “information” enterprises in that even “money” as matter gets converted to “bits” so as to be stored digitally in computers and transmitted as “information” over the network.  Enterprises have tended to spend well over 70% of their time and money to support the information technologies (IT) and network infrastructure. Now they embrace cloud-based services to manage information more efficiently and effectively. As information managers we must now look Beyond the Cloud, collaborate in order to innovate and inspire while trying to predict what the future holds.

Using cloud-based services increases efficiency, provides cost savings, and enables “collective intelligence” to flourish.  Not-for-profit memory instutions such as libraries, archives, and museums are also making use of cloud-based services.  To name a few, OCLC’s WorldCat, HathiTrust, OAISTER, and Europeana are providing web scale discovery services and aggregated data repositories accessible through the Net.  Yet, information organizations and memory institutions should go beyond the cloud-based services to reap the full benefits of the digital age.

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