Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

With pleasure we invite you in Limerick, Ireland (23-26 May 2017) for the 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017http://www.isast.org) which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

This is the ninth year of the conference which brings together different disciplines on library and information science; it is a multi–disciplinary conference that covers the Library and Information Science topics in conjunction to other disciplines (e.g. big data, open data and open source, innovation and technological transfer, management and marketing, statistics and data analysis, information technology, human resources, museums, archives, special librarianship, etc).

The conference invites special and contributed sessions, oral communications, workshops and posters.

Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.

Main topics

The emphasis is given to the models and the initiatives focus on the  Data.

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

1.                   Data Mining, content analysis, taxonomies, ontologies

2.                   Open Data, Open Access, Analysis and Applications

3.                   Big Data and its Management

4.                   Information Ethics

5.                   Information and Knowledge Management

6.                   Synergies, Organizational Models and Information Systems

7.                   Multimedia Systems and Applications

8.                   Computer Networks and Social Networks,

9.                   Health Reference and Informatics

10.               Information Technologies in Education

11.               Decision making in service innovation

12.               STM information development

Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at:  [log in to unmask] or from the electronic submission at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page: http://www.isast.org/abstractsubmission.html

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;

b. full papers (not exceeding 9,000 words);

c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);

 

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page: http://www.isast.org/.

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines: http://www.isast.org/

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).

Student submissions

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2017 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: [log in to unmask]  

Important dates:

Deadline of abstracts submitted: 20 December 2016

Reviewer’s response: in 3 weeks after submission

Early registration: 30th of March 2017

Paper and Presentation Slides: 1st of May 2017

Conference dates: 23-26 May 2017

Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals.

QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at [log in to unmask]. Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.

For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.isast.org or contact the secretary of the conference at : [log in to unmask]

Looking forward to welcoming you in Limerick,

With our best regards,

On behalf of the Conference Committee

Anthi Katsirikou, PhD

Conference Co-Chair
University of Piraeus Library Director
Head, European Documentation Center
Board Member of the Greek Association of Librarians and Information Professionals

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