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Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society


Pehar, Franjo; Schlögl, Christian; Wolff, Christian
Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society, 2015. (znanstvena urednička knjiga).


Naslov
Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society

Autori
Pehar, Franjo ; Schlögl, Christian ; Wolff, Christian

Izvornik
Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI 2015), Zadar, Croatia, 19th – 21st May 2015

Vrsta, podvrsta
Ostale vrste radova, znanstvena urednička knjiga

Godina
2015

Ključne riječi
Information science; Networked society

Sažetak
Editors’ Note The International Symposium on Information Science (ISI) is a biannual gathering of scholars, researchers, and students of information science in Europe and beyond who share a common interest in critical information issues in contemporary society. The conference series originated in the German-language information science community and has become more and more international in recent years. This time, the 14th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI 2015) takes place in Zadar, Croatia, from May 19 to May 21, 2015 and is jointly organized by the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar and the German Academic Association for Information Science (Hochschulverband Informationswissenschaft e.V.), in association with the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).The 14th ISI in Zadar also marks the 25th anniversary of this conference series, as the first ISI took place in Constance, Germany, in 1990. ISI 2015 happens at a time of ongoing changes in our networked society. Recent internet developments have made it possible to access ever rising amounts of data and efficient analysis tools to empower users to identify patterns which extend human minds (big data). Easy-to-use web services also allow users to be producers of information, a development which is subsumed under the term “social web.” Furthermore, science makes extensive use of collaboration, information sharing and information distribution all of which are available through network technologies. These changes have a considerable effect on both information science and practice and will be discussed at ISI 2015. Accordingly, “Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society” was determined as the guiding theme for ISI 2015. More than 110 contributions were submitted in the following categories: long and short papers (research articles), panel discussions, posters, doctoral as well as student presentations. Many thanks to all contributing authors! The 70 submitted research articles underwent a double-blind peer review. Each article was evaluated by at least two members of the program committee which consisted of more than 70 members from 19 different countries. We would like to thank the reviewers for their time and energy to help improve papers and posters. Finally, 39 research articles were accepted on the basis of reviewers’ assessments which correspond to an acceptance rate of approximately 55%. This percentage shows that many interesting submissions had to be rejected for space and time limitations. From the beginning of ISI conference series, junior scientists have been included in the symposium. One key element is the so-called “Gerhard Lustig Award” (GLA) which is granted to the best master thesis in information science and related disciplines. The extended abstracts of seven master theses (only one thesis could be submitted by a supervising professor from each institution), which were pre-selected from 15 submissions by a jury, can also be found in the proceedings. They will be presented at ISI 2015 in a separate session and the top three will receive financial rewards. Many thanks to both, the jury members, as well as the GLA sponsors (DIPF – German Institute for International Educational Research), FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, and ZBW – German National Library of Economics, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics). In addition, short papers of doctoral theses outlining core ideas and methodological approaches are included in the proceedings. A conference like ISI 2015 could not have taken place without the extensive support of the organizing institution and the scientific community. First of all, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to the University of Zadar for hosting the conference. In particular, the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar contributed the lion’s share of efforts to the success of ISI 2015. The organizers especially want to thank Ante Uglešić, rector of the University of Zadar, and Ivanka Stričević, head of the Department of Information Sciences, whose support made the success of the conference possible. Thanks also goes to the students who were responsible for setting up the conference venue and facilities: Kristina Gašpar, Ivana Halužan, Vedran Ivančić, Danijel Mofardin, Jakov Marin Vežić, and Josip Subašić. Our gratitude also extends to the members of the information science community, in particular the board members of the German Academic Association for Information Science, who were in charge of various chair roles and always provided valuable feedback. Since key players in the preparation of ISI 2015 were spread over three countries, the great spirit of cooperation between the institutions involved needs mentioning. We would also like to thank the Association for Information Science and Technology for assisting our endeavors to attract colleagues from all over the world. Special thanks also goes to Werner Hülsbusch (vwh publishers) for printing proceedings in a timely fashion. In our opinion, information science can only succeed to take its designated role in information society in Europe if a Europe-wide platform for the exchange of ideas can be established on a general information science level. A pan-European general information science conference series like ISI could, in particular, help promote information science research in those countries where it is not broadly institutionalized yet. We hope that ISI 2015 in Zadar is an additional step in that direction. We would like to wish all participants of ISI 2015 an interesting and inspiring conference. We hope that the conference will be able to stimulate their research in many ways. Franjo Pehar, Christian Schlögl & Christian Wolff

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti



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Autor s matičnim brojem:
Franjo Pehar, (271174)