The 14th annual conference of INFORUM that deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes will be held from May 28 to May 30, 2008 in Prague. The conference is internationally-attended - 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.
|January 2008||Call for Papers announcement|
|21.2. 2008||Call for Papers deadline|
|10.3. 2008||Paper's acceptation notification |
|March 2008||Registration for the conference|
|7.4. 2008||Early birds registration and payment expiration|
|7.5. 2008||Registration cancellation|
|7.5. 2008||Standard registration and payment expiration|
|27.5. 2008||Conference workshops|
|28. 5. 2008 10 a.m.||Official opening of the exhibition|
|28. 5. 2008 11 a.m.||Opening session|
|29. 5. 2008 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.||Social event|
|30. 5. 2008 1 p.m.||Conference closing|
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.
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 639 participants were registered at INFORUM, 56 papers and 16 posters were delivered and 30 companies presented their products at the exhibition.
The conference programme is prepared by the committee whose members are information specialists working on the areas covered at the conference.
The main three-day conference programme is composed of several topic sessions that include also invited papers and company/product presentations in order to provide participants with overall overview of the given topic.
The conference is usually accompanied by workshops organized on Tuesday May 27, before the official opening of the conference.
The INFORUM social evening, which is co-organized by the Czech National Library and supported by Thomson Scientific – Dialog, will take place in the historical Klementinum Palace - the seat of the Czech National Library - in the evening of Wednesday May 29. INFOPARTY - a buffet reception - will be held at the courtyard of Klementinum (or corridors in case of rain). For capacity reasons it is necessary to register to this event.
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 INFOPARTY.
The INFORUM has been complemented by an exhibition that will be taken place in the foyer of the New Auditorium. Presenting companies include:
Live videobroadcasting covering the programme of the INFORUM 2008 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 students of New Media Studies and kindly supported by Oxford University Press and SAGE. Multidata supports interviews with leading personalities attending Inforum, and interviews post production and archiving. Cosmotron supports technical equipment and photo-documentation.
Participation in the conference could be done by means of one or several of the following activities:
If you need further information on the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.
110 00 Praha 1
tel.: +420 222 231 212
fax: +420 222 231 313
conference programme, speakers, posters, registration, social events,exhibitors and sponsors, workshops, INFORUM website: Ms. Andrea Kutnarová