13th Conference on Professional Information Resources


About the Conference

The 13th annual conference of INFORUM that deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes will be held from May 22 to May 24, 2007 in Prague. Since 2003 the original territorial focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia has been expanded to the other Central and Eastern European countries and it has become the main event in this field in the region. The conference is attended especially by information professionals from special and public libraries, private corporations and state agencies, IT managers, physicians, lawyers, university teachers and students.

Important dates

January 2007 Call for Papers announcement
12.2. 2007 Call for Papers deadline
28.2. 2007 Paper's acceptation notification
1.3. 2007 Registration for the conference
31.3. 2007 Early birds registration and payment expiration
30.4. 2007 Registration cancellation
7.5. 2007 Standard registration and payment expiration
21.5. 2007 Conference workshops
22. 5. 2007 10 a.m.Official opening of the exhibition
22. 5. 2007 11 a.m. Opening session
23. 5. 2007 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Social events
24. 5. 2007 4 p.m.Conference closing

Organizers

The conference is organized by Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., the leading distributor of electronic information resources in the Czech and Slovak Republic, and the University of Economics. The social evening is organized in co-operation with the National Library of the Czech Republic.

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Background

The INFORUM (hence called "Infomedia") started in 1995 as the main side-event of BookWorld, the book fair in Prague, and was the first conference on professional information resources in the Czech Republic. The event moved from the Prague Exhibition Area to the freshly opened New Auditorium of the University of Economics. It also changed it's name to INFORUM at the same time.

Last year 615 participants were registered at INFORUM, 62 papers and 11 posters were delivered and 27 companies presented their products at the exhibition.

INFORUM 2006 participants by the type of institution:

INFORUM 2006 participants by the type of institution

Committee

The conference programme is prepared by the committee whose members are information specialists working on the areas covered at the conference.

INFORUM 2007 Awards

Since 1999 INFORUM Awards have been awarded to the best Czech and Slovak projects concerning electronic information resources and relevant products. The awards will be announced at the INFOCONCERT.

Exhibition

The INFORUM has been complemented by an exhibition that will be taken place in the foyer of the New Auditorium. Presenting companies include:

  • publishers of professional electronic information resources
  • agreggators and online vendors
  • web services providers
  • producers of library software and related products
  • hardware and software suppliers

Live videobroadcasting from the conference

Live videobroadcasting covering the programme of the INFORUM 2007 conference will be available at www.ikaros.cz and on INFORUM website.

In case of videobroadcasting, you could choose between the original commentary of the speaker and its simultaneous interpretation. The official languages of the conference are Czech and English.

The project is implemented by the Ikaros professional electronic journal in cooperation with organisers of the conference - Albertina icome Praha and University of Economics in Prague and kindly supported by Blackwell Publishing and Cosmotron. Technical support is provided by CESNET.

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Contact

If you need further information on the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.
Štěpánská 16
110 00 Praha 1
tel.: +420 222 231 212
fax: +420 222 231 313
conference programme, speakers, posters, registration, social events: Ms. Andrea Kutnarová
exhibitors and sponsors, workshops, INFORUM website: Ms. Jana Machonská