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.

Important dates

January 2009Call for Papers announcement
23. 2. 2009 Call for Papers deadline
March 2009Paper'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

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.

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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 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.

Read what former participants have said about Inforum

 

INFORUM 2008 participants by the type of institution:

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INFORUM 2008 participants by country

Committee

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

Conference programme

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.

Workshops

The conference is usually accompanied by workshops organized on Tuesday May 26, before the official opening of the conference.

Infoparty

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.

Exhibition

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:

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 313conference programme, speakers, registration, social events: Ms. Andrea Kutnarovaexhibitorsand sponsors, posters,workshops, Inforum website: Ms. Klara Loukotova