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[ecrea] CfP: 13th International Symposium of Information Science

Wed Nov 07 02:42:03 GMT 2012

13th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI) in Potsdam

Submission deadline for papers: 12th of November 2012

In 2013 the biennial central conference of the German Higher Education Association for Information Science (HI) is to be held by the Information Sciences Department of University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH) in collaboration with the American Society of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Taking place under the slogan: "Information Sciences between Virtual Infrastructure and Material Lifeworlds“, the symposium will run from the 19th to the 22nd of March 2013 and seek to explore the bridging between traditional computer science topics and new approaches from interface design, activity theory and cognitive science.

Keynote presentations from the likes of Diane Sonnenwald, President of the symposium’s US-American association partner, Alfio M. Gliozzo from the IBM Watson Research Center and well-known technological futurologist Alan N. Shapiro will introduce the key topics.

The conference programme will comprise more than 10 topics blocks for which long and short papers, panel discussion, posters and student/doctoral thesis presentations can be submitted up until the 12th of November 2012 via the symposium website at

Papers are welcome topics including those listed below:

Information science

* New definitions / How necessary is Information Science?
* Metadata vs. Index / Information Retrieval
* Information Science vs. Web Science

Virtual Infrastructure

* Information Analytics
* Information Engineering
* VRE (Virtual Research Environments)
* Digital Libraries

Material Lifeworlds

* Information Competence
* Information Didactics / Media Didactics
* Practice Turn in Information Science
* I-Commerce / Digital Commerce

The latest research findings from the various fields of the information sciences in Germany and internationally will feature and highlight the progression the information sciences have undergone over the last two years, while an anonymous approval process conducted by proven national and international specialists guarantees a symposium of outstanding quality. English-language papers are welcome, and the conference languages are German and English.

The highlight of the symposium has often been the awarding of the Gerhard Lustig Prize, named after one of the founders of information science in Germany, for the best student thesis on information science from 2011– 2012. The selected papers will receive their accolades at a special evening event.

To coincide with ISI2013, various information science events will take place at FH Potsdam immediately prior to and following the symposium: the annual conference of the German chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO), FH Potsdam’s yearly I-Science Day organised in collaboration with the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI e.V.) and “frei<tag>”, the BarCamp from library sciences e-journal LIBREAS.

Further information on the conference can be found at

Event time and location

Wednesday 20th to Friday the 22nd of March 2013 / Pre-symposium conferences, workshops: Tuesday 19th of March 2013

University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Potsdam, Main Building, Kiepenheuer Allee 5, 14469 Potsdam


Prof. Dr Hans-Christoph Hobohm, Faculty of Information Sciences, Fachhochschule Potsdam, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 4, 14467 Potsdam, Tel: +49 (0)331-580-1514

Judith Pfeffing, Faculty of Information Sciences, Fachhochschule Potsdam, Pappelallee 8-9, 14467 Potsdam, Tel: +49 (0)331-580-2602

Email: (isi2013 /at/

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