Lindsay, John M | 5 Jun 12:15 2008

FW: Reminder: Agenda for Information Retrieval, 26 June - London

this has popped up in a few places, but not yet here

From: Taxonomy on behalf of Aida Slavic
Sent: Wed 04/06/2008 20:44
Subject: Reminder: Agenda for Information Retrieval, 26 June - London

***Apologies for cross-posting***

This a reminder about the half-day ISKO UK event "Agenda for Information
Retrieval" to be held on 26th June, at University College London.

If you would like to attend please book your place on the events webpage

We would like to invite you to an open meeting of the British Chapter of
International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO UK) entitled

"Agenda for Information Retrieval" in London,

26th June 2008 15:00 - 19:00 (registration starts 14:30).

Venue: University College London, Engineering Faculty, Roberts Building G06

Cost: 10 GBP  (students and ISKO members free!)

Three eminent speakers Stephen Robertson, Brian Vickery and Ian Rowlands
will address issues that have dominated the information retrieval agenda
since the 1950s, and still present challenges and opportunities for the
future. Questions from the audience will be encouraged and ample
discussion time will be provided.
This ISKO UK event is organized in cooperation with UCL's School of
Library, Archive and Information Studies (SLAIS).

For full details on the venue, programme and to book your place at the
event visit

*Brian Vickery will take a look back at the development of information
retrieval, and some of the problems it has faced. A chemist at the start
of his career, Brian Vickery has had enormous influence on knowledge
organization since 1952, as one of the founder members of the
Classification Research Group. He served also at the (then) National
Lending Library in Boston Spa, the University of Manchester Institute of
Science and Technology, and from 1966 to 1973 as Research Director of
Aslib. This post was followed by ten years as Director of the School of
Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London.
Despite his formal retirement in 1983, Brian has continued working and
writing actively in the information field ever since.
* For the last ten years Stephen Robertson has been a researcher at the
Microsoft Research Laboratory. He previously spent twenty years at City
University, where he started the Centre for Interactive Systems Research
and still retains a part-time professorship. His work on probabilistic
theory underpins the algorithms behind every serious search engine
today. He is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge; he won the Tony Kent
Strix award in 1998 and the Gerard Salton award in 2000. Stephen will
give a non-technical overview of some current concerns of core IR
research, in particular on the use of different kinds of evidence in
searching and ranking.

*Ian Rowlands will ensure we see the issues from the all-important
perspective of the user. He is the author of the recently published
report on searching behaviour of the ‘Google generation’, commissioned
by JISC and the British Library.  Ian is Senior Lecturer at SLAIS, UCL,
and a member of its CIBER research group. He was formerly at City
University from 1993, leading the MSc Information Science course, and
before joining City worked for Pira International, a contract research
organisation . His teaching interests are in scholarly communication,
journal publishing, bibliometrics and research methods.

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Lindsay, John M | 19 Jun 12:12 2008

(ir) FW: Information Science / New Journal news from SAGE

apols for x-posting, but some might not have seen the following, which rather strangely appeared on infosys
I'm going to wait for the snail to avoid much tree culling
but a lot here needs unpicking
From: Information Systems topics on behalf of Phillips, Dave
Sent: Tue 17/06/2008 12:22
To: INFOSYS-RESEARCH-fDUS8cNZx2iCaHgSGLfdjA@public.gmane.orgUK
Subject: Information Science / New Journal news from SAGE

Journal of Information Science (JIS) – Special Issue

To mark 50 years since the founding of the Institute of Information Science, the August issue of JIS (Volume 34, Issue 4) will feature an article by the great Eugene Garfield (the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information) entitled “How I learned to love the Brits”.  In addition to the article by Eugene Garfield we also say a warm welcome back to Alan Gilchrist, founding editor of JIS who makes a return almost 35 years since the first issue appeared.  Click here to download abstracts/the full pdf  articles from this special issue, which is available online first at


Information Science Journals - Free Access throughout July and August 2008

We are delighted to announce that SAGE will be running a free trial to its entire portfolio of Information Science journals throughout July and August.  If you would be interested in signing up to this free trial (which would give you access to journals such as the IFLA Journal, Journal of Information Science and Information Development) then please visit this page (from the 1st of July) to sign up for the free trial.  Alternatively please email to be informed when the trial goes live.


NEW TO SAGE - Millennium: Journal of International Studies

The first SAGE issue of Millennium will be out in August.  This issue, Volume 37 issue 1 is the next step in the Millennium adventure following the entire back file appearing on Sage Journals Online back in March this year.  For more information about this journal (how to subscribe, how to submit a paper and to download articles) please visit


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Alex Dubinsky | 20 Jun 09:14 2008

CfP: IES-2008: Ukraine, Vinnytsia, October 7-11, 2008 (submission date: June 25, 2008)

Vinnytsia National Technical University (Vinnytsia, Ukraine)
Baku State University (Baku, Azerbaijan)
Stefan cel Mare University”of Suceava (Suceava, Romania)
USF “Association of Support and Development of Information Technologies”(Ukraine), CDM A/S
(Klampenborg, Denmark), Ltd “Art-Master”(Kyiv, Ukraine)

(Last call for papers)


Ukraine, Vinnytsia, VNTU, October 7-11, 2008

Transfer to informational society influences our life substantially, changing habitual foundations
and notions. Informational technologies are becoming more and more intellectual, thus providing
computer solutions to “typically human” tasks and the Internet has erased informational
boundaries between countries and continents. At the same time, people are getting more and more
dependent on the computers which has a serious physiological influence

The main objectives of the conference:
·       discussion of new scientific and practical results of application of the Internet and computer
technologies in science, education and industry;
·       exchange of ideas, search for common research directions and strengthening of cooperation between
educational, scientific and industry institutions and communities;
·       demonstration of practical achievements of conference participants in the form of presentation,
master – classes and practical seminars; 
·       analyses of scientific, pedagogical and psychological aspects of the development of Internet and
informational technologies;
·       establishing new contacts, attracting young generation to the scientific research.

Informational society and Internet;
Educational and scientific information nets;
Internet and computer technologies in the education and scientific researches;
The education techniques on computer science and software engineering for talented students; 
Distance education;
Computer graphics and Web-design;
Mobile computer networks; 
Intelligent informational technologies; 
Distributed control systems; 
Internet in social and political science, economics and marketing;
Customer relationship management systems (CRM-systems);
Internet in ecology and health care;
The psychology of cyber space;
Internet and speech technologies;
Information protection in information and telecommunication systems;
Software and hardware for Internet;
Telecommunication technologies;
Fiber-optic technologies for informational networks.

October, 7-11, 2008, Vinnytsia National Technical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Every person can participate directly in the work of the Conference, or distant by means of Internet. We
plan the whole exposition and discussion of the Conference materials on our site We plan videoconference during the plenary meetings, organizing chats and
forums. In case of distant participation, authors will be provided with the opportunity to present their
inventions at the Conference with the use of Internet resources for distance communication.

The Conference working languages are Russian, Ukrainian and English. 

The following activities are planned along with the plenary session and section sessions and workshops:
·       presentation of software and hardware, methods and practical approaches to the solution on the main
Conference topics;
·       workshops/tutorials on the distance education, new information and computer technologies in the
education and research; computer graphics and Web- design etc;
·       trade exhibition of new books of the Conference participants.

Full texts of the papers will be placed on-line in Conference working languages in the electronic
Proceedings on the University Publishing site as well as them will be published in the Conference
Reports, containing new scientific results will be published before the Conference starts in
specialized issues: 
·       „Visnyuk VPI” - 
·       „Informational Technologies and Computer Engineering ” -
·       “Optoelectronic Information-Power Technologies” -
Electronic catalogue of completed technical decisions, software and services in the spheres directly
related to the Conference work, will be provided. 

The Conference participants will be accommodated in city hotels and University dormitories.

The full registration fee makes up 60 euros that includes: the allowance to the Conference, the
Proceedings book, free entrance to the cocktail party and coffee-breaks, a trip in the dendrologjcal
park "Sofievka". Distant participation in the Conference - 20 euros.
Cut down registration fee for the CIS participants and distant CIS participation
The participants from the Partner Institutes benefit by the contractual facilities. The information
about the bank account will be placed on the Conference site. 

The "Who is Who" reference book will be published. Please, send a photo of 5x6 cm (jpg file 300 dpi) and the
English text up to 50 words with information about your practical and scientific interests and your
contact information (tel., e-mail, URL).

Next Deadline of paper submission June 25, 2008
Notification of Acceptance June 30, 2008 
Circulation of the Conference Program September 10, 2008 

Must be presented in a free form, 1-2 pages format A4 and must contain the name of the event, subject, names of
the authors, contact information, required technical means, area, number of working places and other

The recommended length of the paper is 2-4 pages of typewritten text in WinWord, font Times New Roman, 10
pt., abstract contains 10-15 lines, 8 pt. It is allowed to submit the reports in different working
languages for the publication in electronic catalogue. Please see denials at the Conference site.
209 reports of 351 participants from 16 countries were presented at the previous Conference IES-2006.
Within the frameworks of the Conference were held workshops, master – classes, round work table
discussions on distant education and psycho diagnosis. 

We look for national and international sponsors and offer you the following options:
to include you into the Organizing Committee;
to place your trademark and trade name on all the Conference materials;
to include the topics you are interested in Conference program;
to make an exhibition of your products and a presentation of materials;
to organize scientific and practical seminars on your topics;
to include your advertising materials to the package of a participant’s information materials;
to place advertising materials about your products and projects in the ConferenceProceedings.

The programme of the conference includes visit to the institutes, faculties, scientific laboratories
and art museum of the VNTU. There are planned excursions to the city as well as visit to N.I. Pirogov museum
(Vinnytsia) and arboretum ”Sofievka” (Uman). 

Conference secretariat – Olesya Dyachok
Skype: olesya.dyachok
conf.ies2008 (at)
Conference coordinator - Volodymyr Mesyura
acm2006 (at) 

Adrian GRAUR, Romania 
Abel MAGERRAMOV, Azerbaijan
Oleksandr PACHEV, Ukraine

Azerbaijan:     Ali ABBASOV, Rasim ALIGULIYEV, Alekper ALIYEV, Telman ALIYEV 
Belarus Michael DOLINSKY
Brasil  Francisco Javier RAMIREZ-FERNANDES
Bulgaria        Emilia TODOROVA
Denmark Thomas BLOMBERG, Maryna SKRYGONYUK
France  Christophe CHAILLOU, Laurent GRISONI 
Great Britain   David BURTON, Michael LALOR
Greece  Efstathios ZACHOS
Georgia Teodor ZARKUA
Israel  Arkadiy KOGAN
Latvia  Larisa ZAITSEVA
Macedonia       Stevo BAZINOVSKI
Moldova Victor ABABIJ
Portugal        Valentyna VASYLENKO
Romania Stefan-Gheorghe PENTIUC, Nicolae TAPUS
Russian Federation      Andrey BORZYH, Andrey MANOILO, Andrey ZAVARZIN
Ukraine Olexiy AZAROV, Serhij DOVGALETS, Alexey DUBINSKY, Miroslav BOTSULA, Volodymyr GRABKO,
Oleksandr KHOSHABA, Volodymyr KUHARENKO, Volodymyr MESYURA, Oleksandr POLYAKOV, Tetiana TAGAYEVA,

You are welcome! 

Alexey Dubinsky     

Andrew MacFarlane | 27 Jun 11:01 2008

Minutes of BCS IRSG AGM 2008

Dear members

Attached are the draft minutes for the last AGM held in April.

If you have any comments, or if you attended and have corrections, please
forward them to me.


!     Dr. A. MacFarlane, Senior Lecturer, Room A304E,     !
!       Centre for Interactive Systems Research           !
! Dept. Of Information Science,  City University London   !
!         Northampton Square, LONDON EC1V 0HB             !
!   Tel:+44 (0)20 7040 8386   Fax:+44 (0)20 7040 8584     !
!       URL:            !
!       Blog:           !
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Lindsay, John M | 1 Jul 11:24 2008

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in case others havent seen
Colleagues may be interested in the outputs of the ISKO UK event
"Agenda for Information Retrieval" that took place last Thursday (26
June) in London. These are available from

Of particular interest may be the opportunity to hear talks of our
eminent speakers Brian Vickery, Stephen Robertson and Ian Rowlands.

Kind Regards

Aida Slavic

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