About the Conference
The 15th annual conference of INFORUM that deals with professional electronic information resources for research, development, education and business purposes will be held from May 27 to May 29, 2009 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 2009||Call for Papers announcement|
|23. 2. 2009||Call for Papers deadline|
|March 2009||Paper's acceptation notification|
|March 2009||Registration for the conference|
|6. 4. 2009||Early birds registration and payment expiration|
|30. 4. 2009||Registration cancellation|
|11. 5. 2009||Standard registration and payment expiration|
|26. 5. 2009||Conference workshops|
|27. 5. 2009 - 10 a.m.||Official opening of the exhibition|
|27. 5. 2009 - 10:30 a.m.||Opening session|
|28. 5. 2009 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.||Social event|
|29. 5. 2009 - 1 p.m.||Conference closing|
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 Vencovsky Aula of the University of Economics (former New auditorium). It also changed it's name to INFORUM at the same time.
Last year 578 participants were registered at INFORUM, 56 papers and 9 posters were delivered and 29 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 26, before the official opening of the conference.
The INFORUM social evening will take place in atrium at University of Economics in the evening of Thursday May 28.
INFORUM 2009 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 INFOPARTY.
The INFORUM has been complemented by an exhibition that will be taken place in the foyer of Vencovsky Aula (former 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
Online text reporting
Online text reporting covering the programme of the INFORUM 2009 conference will be available at www.ikaros.cz.
The project is implemented by the civic association of Ikaros, who is the publisher of the professional electronic journal under the same title, in cooperation with organisers of the conference and in cooperation with students of New Media Studies.
Ways of Participation
Participation in the conference could be done by means of one or several of the following activities:
- the submission of a paper
- recommending speakers in order to submit the paper
- active participation as an exhibitor
- sponsor of the conference
- conference participant
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 313conference programme, speakers, registration, social events: Ms. Andrea Kutnarovaexhibitorsand sponsors, posters,workshops, Inforum website: Ms. Klara Loukotova