Friday, February 24, 2017

Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference announcement and call for proposals

The San Jose State University School of Information has announced the Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference. There will be three topic-specific conferences held throughout the year, with each three-hour event featuring an opening and closing keynote session and crowd-sourced presentations. Registration is free.

Library 2.017: Expertise, Competencies and Careers will be held on March 29, 2017, 12-3pm Pacific Daylight Time.
All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators from around the world are invited to attend and participate in the March web conference sponsored by the American Library Association’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” campaign.

Moderated by Dr. Julie Todaro, ALA president, the opening keynote panel of thought leaders will explore competencies, careers and successful practices for 21st century information professionals.
The keynote dialogue will be followed by 10-15 crowd-sourced 30-minute presentations. The call for proposals for these sessions is now open.

The two additional web conferences will take place in June and October and cover the topics of digital literacy and makerspaces.

Held entirely online, the Library 2.017 web events are free to attend. The global conference was co-founded in 2011 by Dr. Sandra Hirsh of the San Jose State University School of Information and Steve Hargadon of The Learning Revolution. Recorded sessions from past conferences are archived and freely available.                                 

More information, including speaker biographies, proposal guidelines and registration, is available on the conference website at library20.com.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Call for International Leads Editor

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) seeks a volunteer editor for International Leads commencing July 2017. The IL Editor serves a two-year term, renewable once,  which begins immediately following the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

International Leads (IL) is the official publication of the International Relations Round Table (IRRT). The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing members news, brief articles and reviews that help them understand and react appropriately to recent developments in international librarianship. It seeks items of timely value and emphasizes current reports and programs undertaken by the Association and the IRRT. IL is published quarterly, edited by a member volunteer and uploaded to the IRRT website by the IRRT Webmaster.

The Editor of International Leads is responsible for publication of the International Relations Round Table quarterly newsletter including size, content, layout, typography, and other aspects of formatting. The Editor reports to IRRT Publications Committee and IRRT Executive Board. Previous issues are available on the IRRT website at:

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.
  • Have responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO).  
  • Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles.
  • Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication.  Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles.
  • Edit and proof manuscript copy.
  • Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.
  • Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.
  • Attend IRRT Publications Subcommittee and IRRT Executive Committee meetings at ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings.

Qualifications:
  • Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.
  • Membership in the International Relations Round Table.

More information about the IL Editor’s responsibilities and the editorial statement are available on the IRRT website at: http://www.ala.org/irrt/intlleads/edstatement/editorialstatement

Send inquiries and applications to Colleen Schalm at cmares@ualberta.ca
Application deadline is March 31, 2017.
Applications should include a brief statement about your interest in the position and a description of your skills and background relevant to the position, particularly your experience in publishing and/or journalism, as well as a current resume or CV.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Deadline extended! Call for Proposals for Presentation at the ALA Annual IRRT Chair's Program

Call for Proposals (CFP) for Presentation at the IRRT Chair's Program at ALA Annual Conference


The American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Chair's Program Committee invites proposals for participation in a panel presentation that will take place at the annual ALA conference in Chicago. The panel presentation will be featured in the IRRT Chair's Program session.

Each year, the IRRT Chair's Program features speakers presenting on a specific theme related to international relations and the library. This year, the theme for the IRRT Chair's Program is:


Acting for Humanity: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Libraries

In 2015, 150 world leaders, with support from the United Nations Development Programme, adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fight against injustice, poverty, inequality, and climate change. This program will address how we, as librarians and libraries, can take action to better the lives of all people and protect our planet.

The Chair's Program Committee seeks proposals from speakers who will be part of a panel that will describe and share the following:

  1. How individuals, libraries, or library associations are providing programming and education to advance peace and justice, alleviate poverty and hunger, reduce inequality, increase women’s rights and political participation, or protect the environment.
  2. How individuals, libraries, or library associations are working with their governments, communities, and/or partners to advance peace and justice, alleviate poverty and hunger, reduce inequality, increase women’s rights and political participation, or protect the environment.

Examples of topics (presentations are NOT limited to these topics; creativity is welcomed and encouraged):

          Promotion of sustainability either through practice or community outreach
          Providing programming or services promoting gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls
          Providing programming or services that encourage political participation from historically underrepresented groups
          Fighting poverty and hunger, allowing all to live with dignity
          Promoting policies or practices that support sustainable long-term management of natural resources on land or water
          Taking action on climate change
          Creating partnerships, programming or services that promote education, literacy, basic human rights and quality of life
          Providing programming and services, or promoting policies and practices, to those within the justice system. For example, promoting government transparency and accountability, including the reduction of corruption, violence in society, and the enforcement of laws.


International librarians, library administrators, and library partners are especially encouraged to submit proposals.

Presentation Format:
The panel presentation will immediately follow the brief IRRT Chair's Business Meeting, which will begin sharply atMonday, June 26, 1:00 p.m. Each panel presentation will be between 15-20 minutes. Applicants are encouraged to consider creative and effective presentations to connect attendees with the topic.

Deadline:
All proposals must be submitted by February 22, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:
Proposals should include:
  1. Title of the presentation
  2. A 150- to 250-word biography of the presenters/panelists
  3. Name, title, institutional affiliation, and full contact information of the presenters/panelists
  4. An abstract of 300-500 words, describing the focus of the presentation, on a separate sheet that does not include the name and affiliation of the presenter or presenters

Proposals should be submitted electronically (as a single Microsoft Word or PDF attachment) to Jeremiah Paschke-Wood at jpaschkewood@email.arizona.edu.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Call for Papers - Seventh International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology

Call for Papers

Seventh International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2017)

Luton, UKAugust 16-18, 2017(www.dirf.org/intech)


The INTECH 2017 (seventh edition) will be held at Luton, UK during August 16-18, 2017 and it offers the opportunity for institutes, research centers, engineers, scientists and industrial companies to share their latest investigations, researches, developments and ideas in area of Innovative Computing Technology, which covers huge topics.

The INTECH intends to address various innovative computing techniques involving various applications. This forum will address a large number of themes and issues. The conference will feature original research and industrial papers on the theory, design and implementation of computing technologies, as well as demonstrations, tutorials, workshops and industrial presentations. 
 
This conference (INTECH 2017) will include presentations of contributed papers by invited keynote speakers.

Conference papers will include innovative computing paradigms in the following topics:

Network and Information Security Innovative Computing Systems and Applications in S & T domains such as –
  • Algorithms Applied Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
  • Broadcasting Technology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Data and Network mining
  • Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
  • Database Systems
  • Digital Image/Video Processing
  • E-Learning, e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government
  • Electronics Environmental modeling and precision agriculture
  • Fault Classification and Pattern Recognition
  • Green Computing
  • Grid computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent Condition
  • Monitoring Mobile network and systems
  • Multimedia and Interactive Multimedia Payment Systems
  • Peer-to-peer social networks
  • Precision Farming Web Farming Signal Processing Soft Computing: Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems, optimization algorithms Software Engineering Intelligent Farming: Web farming, Web irrigation Ubiquitous Computing User Interfaces,
  • Visualization and Modeling
  • Virtual Reality Visualization
  • Web services
  • WWW Applications and Technologies
  • XML and other Extensible Languages
  • The INTECH proceedings will also be indexed by dblp. All the papers will be reviewed and the accepted papers in the conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore for indexing and will be indexed in many global databases.In addition, all the accepted papers (for Journals) will be published in the following special issues journals after substantial revision and modification


In addition, selected papers after complete modification and revision will be published in the following special issues of journals.

Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM) (Scopus and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC) (Scopus and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering  (Scopus and EI Indexed)
International Journal of Big Data Intelligence
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Management and Decision Making (Scopus/EI)
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (Scopus/EI)
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Scopus)

Programme Committees

General Chairs


Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Imran Sarwar Bajwa, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Program Chairs

Jack Fernando Bravo-Torres, Universidad Polit├ęcnica Salesiana, Ecuador
Francesco Piccialli, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
Aziz El Janati El Idrissi, Mohammed V Agdal University, Morocco

IMPORTANT DATES


Submission of papers:    June 01, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:    July 01, 2017
Camera Ready:    August 01, 2017
Registration    August 01, 2017
Conference:    August 16-18, 2017

Paper submission at http://www.dirf.org/intech/paper-submission/
Contact: intech@dirf.org  OR intech@socio.org.uk

Call for Papers - InfoSec2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia | June 29-July 1, 2017

InfoSec2017 Invitation


CALL FOR PAPERS and PARTICIPATION in The Third International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (INFOSEC2017) to be hosted by Faculty of Management, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 29-July 1, 2017. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.



Submission Deadline: May 19, 2017

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:


Cyber Security

-Distributed and Pervasive Systems Security
-Enterprise Systems Security
-Formal Methods Application in Security
-Hardware-Based security
-Incident Handling and Penetration Testing
-Legal Issues
-Multimedia and Document Security
-Operating Systems and Database Security
-Privacy Issues
-SCADA and Embedded systems security
-Secure Software Development, Architecture and Outsourcing
-Security for Future Networks
-Security in Cloud Computing
-Security in Social Networks
-Security of Web-based Applications and Services
-Security protocols
-VOIP, Wireless and Telecommunications Network Security

Digital Forensic

-Anti-Forensics and Anti-Forensics Techniques
-Cyber-Crimes
-Data leakage, Data protection and Database forensics
-Evidentiary Aspects of Digital Forensics
-Executable Content and Content Filtering
-File System and Memory Analysis Multimedia Forensic
-Forensics of Virtual and Cloud Environments
-Information Hiding
-Investigation of Insider Attacks
-Large-Scale Investigations
-Malware Forensics and Anti-Malware techniques
-Network Forensics and Traffic Analysis Hardware Vulnerabilities and Device Forensics
-New threats and Non-Traditional Approaches

Information Assurance and Security Management

-Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
-Corporate Governance
-Critical Infrastructure Protection
-Decidability and Complexity
-Digital Rights Management and Intellectual Property 
-Protection Economics of Security
-Fraud Management
-Identity Management
-Laws and Regulations
-Security Policies and Trust Management
-Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Risk Management

Cyber Peacefare and Physical Security

-Authentication and Access Control Systems
-Biometrics Applications
-Biometrics standards and standardization
-Cyber Peacefare Trends and Approaches
-Electronic Passports, National ID and Smart Card Security
-New theories and algorithms in biometrics
-Social Engineering
-Surveillance Systems
-Template Protection and Liveliness Detection


Best Regards,


Sandra Evans

Conference Manager,


The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)
20/F, Tower 5, China Hong Kong City, 
33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Email:    sdiwc@sdiwc.net

Phone Numbers :

from outside USA 001-202-657-4603
from Inside  USA 202-657-4603

See more of the upcoming SDIWC Conferences at:www.sdiwc.net

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Policy and Research Officer opening at IFLA Headquarters

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is looking for a new Policy and Research Officer to work on Internet governance and digital issues.
The Internet plays an indispensable role in achieving key library objectives – access to information, freedom of expression, individual empowerment. But for it to do so, risks must be managed. The open architecture of the Internet is challenged by both public and private actors. Individuals face threats to their privacy from companies and governments.
Visit www.ifla.org/node/11190 for more information on key areas of responsibilities, and instructions on submitting an application. The closing date is 27 February 2017. IFLA advises interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible due to an expected high volume of applications.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

PLA forms new task force on equity, diversity and inclusion

CHICAGO — On Saturday, Jan. 21, at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the Public Library Association (PLA) Board approved the creation of a PLA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Co-chaired by Richard Kong, director, Skokie (Illinois) Public Library and Amita Lonial, principal librarian, San Diego (California) County Library, the task force has been charged with developing a strategic and coordinated approach for PLA related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The task force will explore methods and consider resources to be developed that will allow PLA to take a multifaceted approach. Task force activities include but are not limited to: making recommendations for how EDI content is integrated into PLA programs; elevating successful libraries as models to generate and share best practices; identifying ways PLA might influence equity and inclusion within public libraries; and helping libraries serve diverse communities and staff.
“The current political and social climate is shining a harsh light on just how much we fall short of a truly equitable, diverse, and inclusive profession and society,” said Kong. “It is imperative that we take an honest look at this reality and take concrete steps to bring long-lasting, meaningful changes that will advance equity, diversity and inclusion in both our profession and the communities we serve.”

Lonial added, “Public libraries have a legacy of embracing and advancing social justice. Recent events have libraries asking what that looks like in this political moment and how we can more authentically engage our core values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Our hope is that the task force can help to facilitate that dialogue and provide concrete tools and resources for public libraries of all types and sizes to participate and go deeper.”

Public libraries have a unique and unparalleled ability to bring people and knowledge together. PLA is committed to its core values of openness and inclusiveness and supports the recent statement from the American Library Association (ALA), opposing the new administration’s policies that contradict core library values. The PLA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will work to strengthen the organization’s commitment to its core values, while ensuring issues of EDI remain a top priority.
The task force will report to the PLA Board of Directors at least twice per year. After two years, the board will review the work of the task force and recommend continuation, sunsetting, or creation of a standing committee. The task force will meet at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago (Illinois) and work virtually beforehand. Appointments are currently being finalized.

For more information, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

Monday, February 6, 2017

IFLA issues invitation to submit funding proposals for International Advocacy Programme




As part of the International Advocacy Programme (IAP), IFLA is launching a call for proposals to request funding to implement regional or national awareness-raising and capacity building activities in 2017 and 2018.
The activities planned should show how libraries contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda, and encourage governments to recognize libraries as partners to achieve the 17 SDGs by including them in National Development Plans.

These activities involve, for example:
* Bringing together a smaller number of associations in the region to form alliances or partnerships in pursuit of SDG advocacy;
* Development of materials and events e.g. in conjunction with conferences and in-country meetings to support awareness-raising around the UN 2030 Agenda;
* Awareness raising and capacity building workshops for relevant stakeholders that focus on implementing the UN 2030 Agenda at the regional level as well as specific country issues and positions;
* Workshops to assist librarians to develop the skills of collecting data and stories to show how libraries are contributing to the UN SDGs;
* Assistance workshops facilitated by experts on different issues in the SDGs who can provide advice or research relating to advocacy, or support meetings with policymakers.

For countries who have participated in the IAP Regional Workshops, the proposal should go beyond the awareness-raising and advocacy activities that they have committed to plan and implement as part of their agreements signed with IFLA.

Who is eligible to apply?

IFLA invites all countries to apply. Applications submitted by library associations, national libraries, and public libraries sector representatives will be given preference. Activities that work across countries or a region are encouraged. Proposals including countries that haven’t participated in the IAP Regional Workshops will be given preference.

What are the deadlines?

* 3 March 2017 – Deadline for sending the proposals
* 21 April 2017 – Successful applicants will be notified
* 1 May 2017 to 31 July 2018 – Activities will be conducted by successful applicants
* Applicants will be expected to submit a final evaluation report within one month of the conclusion of their proposed activities but ultimately by 30 September 2018.

View the call for funding proposals online, including more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a sample proposal and a template for download: www.ifla.org/node/11167