Call for participation: “Information Science Trends: Search Engines and Information Retrieval” (Hamburg, Germany, April 26)

The European Chapter (EC) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is seeking for your contribution! We invite you to the research and networking seminar on “Information Science Trends: Search Engines and Information Retrieval” in Hamburg.

The event is part of the series on Information Science Trends. The events focus on a certain research topic introduced by invited speeches from research and industry. Additionally, they will provide networking space to energetically share ideas and interests from the fields of information science and related disciplines.

Participants who wish to contribute are asked to submit abstracts and short presentations about their research and projects. Everyone from researchers to students and practitioners can join!

Participation is not restricted those presenting. Registration for the event is now open, please see below.

Our first event will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany. Confirmed speakers include Prof. Olof Sundin (Lund University, Sweden), Tom Alby (data scientist at Euler Hermes, Germany) and Prof. Dirk Lewandowski (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany).

The event  focuses on Search Engines and Information Retrieval. Apart from the invited talks, we invite you to present your current projects, research or practical case studies. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Retrieval research on web search engines, web services, professional information services, social media
  • Information seeking behaviour
  • Information retrieval
  • Discovery systems
  • People interacting with search systems
  • Searching in the library and other scientific contexts
  • Understanding user behaviour

Submission guidelines:

Please submit your extended abstract (up to 1,000 words including references) in English. Submissions are due on: March 31, 2019. Please send your submission to

Accepted abstracts will be presented in the form of short talks (15 mins.).


Participating in this event is free. Please register at

We are happy to answer any questions regarding this event. Please send an e-mail to: or any of the ASIST European Chapter officers:

Dirk Lewandowski,

Aylin Ilhan,

Isabelle Dorsch,

Fabian Odoni,

Tamara Heck,


Libraries And Information Institutions in the Digital Age (LIDA 2020) is looking for contributions covering a range of topics related to Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Information Institutions. LIDA 2020 will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia under the theme of:

“Reshaping Identity in The Digital Age:
People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics”

You can find more information and submit your contribution here:

Call for Papers: Special Issues Education for Information

The Journal Education for Information will be publishing several Special Issues, with two of them having (extended) deadlines in January:

Innovative approaches in (L)IS education (Jan 15 2019)

Engaging with Open Science in Learning and Teaching (Jan 31 2019)

Both Issues will be edited by members of the Eurpean Chapter. For further information, please see the full Call for Papers on IOS website or click on the files linked above.

Education for Information


Call for Papers: Special Issue on Engaging with Open Science in Learning and Teaching

A special Issue of “Education for Information :

Technology has impacted almost all aspects of our lives today, and education is no exception. Technology enhanced learning and teaching (TELT) has changed the way universities, in general, and learning and teaching specifically, operate today. The increasing adoption of TELT coupled with emerging philosophies of openness have brought additional opportunities and challenges to learning and teaching around the world. Openness is an overarching concept or philosophy that is characterized by an emphasis on transparency and free, unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision-making rather than a central authority (Peters, 2014).

This new philosophy has encouraged the development of an open culture that is reaching scales never imagined before. Today, many stakeholders in education, such as governments, researchers, educators and students, have engaged in developing open initiatives, including open policies, open content, open education, open source software and so forth. Educators and learners have access to a large volume of open resources. Researchers have also benefited from having access to large volumes of data available in open access repositories all over the world – data that was previously held by only a few, now can reach anyone interested in manipulating them and thus making new discoveries not only in science, medicine, but also in learning and teaching.

One important element of openness is open science, which is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional. It encompasses practices such as publishing open research, campaigning for open access, encouraging scientists to practice open notebook science, and generally making it easier to publish and communicate scientific knowledge (Wikipedia, 2018). Although open science is frequently seen as related to research, its philosophical foundations and dilemmas are very similar to other aspects of openness closely associated to learning and teaching, such as open education (Schuwer, 2017). However, recent developments and studies have realised the potential of open science to enhance many aspects of learning and teaching (some examples are Open Data as OER, Study on Open Science, Open access scholarly publications as OER, Open science, open access and open educational resources: Challenges and opportunities, Data in Education, Open Data in Schools. Despite the examples above, the application of open science in learning and teaching is still very limited. In addition, most of the work conducted in open science is focused on data, infrastructure and publications rather than practices. This the main rational for this call for contributions to a Special Issue on Engaging with Open Science in Learning and Teaching.

In this Special Issue we call for contributions that explore and discuss the impact of open science on learning and teaching, including new pedagogical approaches, strategies and policies, capacity building, and what opportunities and challenges it brings for educators, students and learning institutions. We invite papers from the Information and Communication Disciplines (ICDs) and beyond, from diverse educational systems, including higher education, schools and technical vocational education and training (TVET). Submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed and can include literature discussion and analysis, conceptual and empirical papers, case studies, quantitative and qualitative research, related to the following topics.

Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Philosophical and theoretical approaches to openness and open science in teaching and learning
  • Students’ perspectives on and students’ roles in open science
  • Ethics and practicalities of open science in educational systems, including higher education, schools and TVET
  • Examples of implementation of open science in learning and teaching within ICD disciplines, and beyond.
  • The impact of openness and/or open science in curriculum design and development
  • Policies and the politics of open science in education
  • Open science and the scholarship of learning and teaching
  • Assessing learning supported by openness and open science
  • Perspectives and theories on student learning through open science
  • Capacity building for open science in education

The special issue will be free of charge. It is co-edited by Tamara Heck (Information Centre for Education, DIPF Frankfurt – German Institute for International Educational Research) and Carina Bossu (Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania).

Questions, comments and inquiries can be directed to either  or

Style guidelines for Education for Information are available here:

Submissions are due Dec 15th 2018. They can be submitted via the journal’s submission system: Please state in the cover letter that your submission is a contribution to the Special Issue on Engaging with Open Science in Learning and Teaching. Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed.


Founded in 1983, Education for information (EFI) is a quarterly refereed academic journal publishing research articles on issues related to the teaching and learning of information scientists and professionals for an information society. EFI welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to pedagogy and learning in the information and communication disciplines (ICD) such as Library and Information Science, Communication and Media studies, Journalism, Archival studies, Museum studies, Psychology, Cognitive science and Digital Humanities.

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Call for Papers: 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2018)

21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2018)

St. Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus, 30-31 October, 2018

(*** In conjunction with ISMIS 2018 ***)


The 21st International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2018) provides
an open forum for intensive discussions and exchange of new ideas among
researchers working in the area of Discovery Science.

The scope of the conference includes the development and analysis of
methods for discovering scientific knowledge, coming from machine
learning, data mining, intelligent data analysis, big data analysis as well as
their application in various scientific domains.

We welcome papers that focus on the analysis of different types of massive
and complex data, including structured, spatio-temporal and network data.
We particularly welcome papers addressing applications. Finally, we would
like to encourage contributions from the areas of computational
scientific discovery, mining scientific data, computational creativity and
discovery informatics.

DS 2018 will be co-located with ISMIS 2018, the 24th International
Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems. The two conferences
will be held in parallel, and will share their invited talks.


We invite submissions of research papers addressing all aspects of
discovery science. We particularly welcome contributions that discuss the
application of data analysis, data mining and other support techniques for
scientific discovery including, but not limited to, biomedical, astronomical
and other physics domains. Applications to massive, heterogeneous,
continuous or imprecise data sets are of particular interests. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to:

• Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods
• Ubiquitous knowledge discovery
• Data streams, evolving data and models
• Change detection and model maintenance
• Active knowledge discovery
• Learning from text and web mining
• Information extraction from scientific literature
• Knowledge discovery from heterogeneous, unstructured and
multimedia data
• Knowledge discovery in network and link data
• Knowledge discovery in social networks
• Data and knowledge visualization
• Spatial/temporal Data
• Mining graphs and structured data
• Planning to learn
• Knowledge transfer
• Computational creativity
• Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management
• Biomedical knowledge discovery and analysis
• Machine learning for high-performance computing, grid and
cloud computing
• Applications of the above techniques to natural or social sciences


Papers may contain up to fifteen (15) pages and must be formatted
according to the layout supplied by Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science series. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or
be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal,
nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the DS
2018 review process

Authors can submit their papers electronically via our submission page
through Easychair: .


The DS 2018 proceedings will be published by Springer in LNAI
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) and will be available at the

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit their extended versions to
the Machine Learning journal (
published by Springer. Fast Track Processing will be used to have them
reviewed and published.


• Paper Submissions due: 28th June 2018
• Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 18th July 2018
• Camera-Ready Versions of Accepted Papers: 28th July 2018
• Author Registration: 31st Juy 2018
• Early Non-Author Registration: 10th September 2018
• Late Non-Author Registration: after 10th September 2018


General Chair
• George Angelos Papadopoulos (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Program Committee Co-Chairs
• Larisa Soldatova, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
• Joaquin Vanschoren, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Maturity and Sustainability of Open Governmental Data


dg.o 2018: 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research

Theme: Governance in the data age
Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
30 May – 1 June, 2018 (Wednesday – Friday) 
Email: dgo2018(at)
Twitter handle: #dgo2018 



Maturity and Sustainability of Open Governmental Data

Track Chairs: Dr. Tobias Siebenlist  and  Dr. Agnes Mainka
Department of Information Science
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

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Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan to be Editor-in-Chief of Education for Information

EUChap Advisor Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Education for Information.

Current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Jamshid Beheshti says “I am delighted that Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan has agreed to be the new Editor-in-Chief of our journal, taking over at the beginning of 2018. Until then she and I will work together on the journal”.

Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan is Full Professor at the School of Journalism & Communication of Aix-Marseille University and member of the IRSIC research team in France.

ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Copenhagen – CfP

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2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Copenhagen, Denmark | Oct. 14-18, 2016\

Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology
Information science and technology shape, and are shaped by, decisions, practices and policies that impact people, groups, organizations, governments and societies throughout the world.  The Annual Meeting (AM) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding how information and technology mediate the creation and use of knowledge within and across cultures and enhance lives.  Paper, poster, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes are welcome.
The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).
Important Dates: (all deadlines are midnight, Greenwich Mean Time)

Submission of papers due: 17 April 2016
Notification regarding submitted papers:  23 May 2016
Submission of “revise & re-submit” papers due:  3 June 2016
Notification regarding “revise & re-submit” papers:  23 June 2016
Camera-ready accepted papers due:  25 July 2016

Panels and Workshops
Submission of panels and workshop proposals due:  3 May 2016
Notifications regarding submitted panels and workshops:  15 June 2016
Camera-ready accepted panels and workshop descriptions are due:  25 July 2016

Submission of posters due: 24 June 2016
Notifications regarding submitted posters: 30 July 2016
Camera-ready accepted posters are due: 10 August 2016
Submission site:
Final versions of accepted workshops and tutorials must be formatted according to guidelines provided at:

ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference

University of Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016

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The field of human information behaviour and practice is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contributing to this field of investigation.

ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The unifying characteristic, which we see as essential in developing a programme is the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines.  Thus, papers that deal solely with technological aspects of system design, for example, will not be appropriate for the conference.

Themes of the conference include the following:

  1. Theories and models of information behaviour and information practice, including conceptualizations of the cognitive, affective, social and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
  2. Research approaches and methodologies, both interpretative and positivist, employing either qualitative or quantitative methods.
  3. Information behaviour and information practices in specific contexts:  e.g., in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, business, industry, the public services and government, the emergency services); in everyday life, and in virtual social networks (including social media, gaming and virtual worlds as arenas for information exchange).
  4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
  5. Information use and value: the nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision making
  6. Information behaviour and analytics (social media and enterprise analytics).
  7. Organizational structures and processes and information behaviour and practices.
  8.  The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
  9. The mediation of information behaviour: how human or software agents can respond to information needs.
  10.  The design of information delivery systems to meet information needs generally, or in organizational or disciplinary contexts, including social media and Web 2.0 developments such as blogs, wikis, e-learning platforms and open access information resources.
  11. The communication of information to users: relationship between communication theory and information behaviour, including, for example, the relationship of information architectures to information seeking behaviour and the design of information products based on sound communication principles.
  12.  Crossdisciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science, management science and information systems.

For the 2016 Conference we shall be particularly interested in papers in any areas that address the connection between information research and information behaviour and practices. Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.


Important Dates

Workshop proposals

  • Deadline for suggestions for workshops is extended to: February 15, 2016
  • Notification of Workshop proposal acceptance: February 29, 2016

Full and Short Papers and Posters

  • Deadline for submissions of Full and Short Papers and Posters is extended to: March 20, 2016
  • Notification of Full and Short Paper and Poster acceptance: April 30, 2016
  • Deadline for revised manuscripts (Full and Short Papers): May 31, 2016
  • Notification of Full and Short Paper and Poster final acceptance: June 15, 2016

Doctoral Workshop

  • Submission for Doctoral Workshop attendance: March 10, 2016
  • Notification of Doctoral Workshop acceptance : April 17, 2016
  • Deadline for final modified submission for Doctoral Workshop: June 20, 2016
  • Doctoral Workshop: September 20, 2016


  • Early bird Registration ends: July 15, 2016
  • Late Registration ends: August 20, 2016
  • Conference main programme: September 21-23, 2016


Paper Format

 Full papers

The maximum length of a full paper is 5 500 words (excluding the list of references). Full paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work.The full paper should be prepared by following the author guidelines (

 Short papers

ISIC 2016 also solicits short papers. Similar to full papers, short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Characteristics of short papers include:

  • A small, focused contribution
  • Work in progress

The maximum length of a short paper is 2 000 words (excluding the list of references). The short paper should be prepared by following the author guidelines (

Poster presentation

Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring “give and take” with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However, the topic should be relevant to the themes of the conference specified above.

Poster presentations at ISIC2016 will be competitive and if your proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed in a poster session during the conference. You will be expected to present your poster at that time. At least one author for each accepted poster must register for and attend the conference.

The format for the Poster proposal should follow the guidelines:

( )


We invite proposals for Workshops to be held at the ISIC 2016 Conference. All proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the ISIC2016 Conference Organisation Office ( ) as a .pdf document, no later than February 15, 2016. Please follow the guidelines for Workshop proposals (


Paper presentation

Paper presentation format in the conference includes 30 minutes for full papers and 20 minutes for short papers.

 Doctoral Workshop

We also invite doctoral students to submit an application for participation in the Doctoral Workshop held in conjunction with the Conference on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

Please follow the guidelines for Doctoral Workshop Submission


Conference proceedings

Full and short papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in Information Research –   a peer-reviewed international electronic journal (

CfP Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA)

Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA): 13-17 June 2016, Zadar, Croatia

Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts (up to 1500 words); poster, panel, demonstration, workshop, dissertation (PhD forum) and student showcase abstracts (up to 750 words) to the conference Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA) which will be held at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 June 2016.

Deadline for all abstract submissions is 1 February 2016.

Call for Papers