Showing posts from June, 2007

Semantic Web and Web 2.0

Workshop on the Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics will be held in September 28, 2007 at the University of Augsburg. In their email to ASIS they mentioned that "... the Semantic Web enables programs/agents toautomatically understand what data is about, and therefore, bridge the, so-called, semantic gap between the ways in which users request web resources and the real needs of those users, ultimately improving the quality of web information retrieval. Multimedia information has always been part of the Semantic Web paradigm, but, in general, has been discussed very simplistically by the Semantic Web community.
List of toics which are covered in the workshop are Multimedia ontologies, Media ontology learning, Multimedia extraction and annotation, Semantics-based search and integration of multimedia and digital content, Emergent semantics, Folksonomies, Genre detection, Semantics enabled multimedia applications (including search, browsing, retrieval, visualization), Semantics enabled…


The Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 07) will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications on context. The conference will include paper and poster presentations, system demonstrations, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. For more information have a look at this address.

International Journal of Web Information Systems

I just learned about a new journal called "The International Journal of Web Information Systems (IJWIS)" which seeks to present visionary concepts and stimulating ideas in web information systems at both the theory and application levels. The journal's topics of particular interest are Metadata and ontologies, Web semantics architectures, applications and standards, Language and representation issues of web semantics, Migrating existing information, Web mining, Web search and information extraction, Web structure/linkage mining, Applications of web mining and searching, Web databases, Web data integration, Web schema management and Web media. IJWIS is part of Emerald.

Journal of Web Librarianship

The Journal of Web Librarianship is currently seeking manuscripts for a special issue 'Library Websites: Evaluation and Usability Studies'. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2007.


The latest issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) was published recently and is accessible at this address. EBLIP is an open access journal in LIS and I am a member of its Editorial Advisory Board.

Contextualization of Web Searching

I have developed another paper based on my PhD research which is now accepted to publish in The Electronic Library, Vol. 26, No. 1, scheduled to appear in April 2008. My paper's title is Contextualization of Web Searching: A Grounded Theory Approach.

ICDIM 2007

The Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2007) will be held from 28 to 31 October 2007 in Lyon, France. This is a multidisciplinary conference on digital information management, science and technology. The main topics which are included in the themes are Information Management, Multimedia Information Systems, IR, Digital Libraries, Data and Information Quality Management, Data Grids, Data and Information Quality, Database Management, Temporal and Spatial Databases, Data Mining, E-Learning, eCommerce, eBusiness and eGovernment, Web Metrics and its applications, Semantic Web and Ontology and etc.

Grounded Theory in Isfahan

Last week I went to Isfahan to deliver a presentation at the conference of Challenges of Information Science at Isfahan University on last Wednesday. The title of my presentation was "What is Grounded Theory and What is Its Application?" I talked about the nature of Grounded Theory and how we can use this methodology in our research.
Also, yesterday I had another presentation in Tehran about "The Role of the Invisible Web on Information Accessibility of Biomedical Databases" at The School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research which is the oldest and largest center of health studies in Iran. A group of academic staff, researchers and PhD students of the school attended the presentation.