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VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
June 24-26, 2014


The proposed conference with the theme " The International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2014) that will be held at VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 24-26, 2014. The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.
The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

• Access Controls
• Antenna Systems and Design
• Anti-cyberterrorism
• Assurance of Service
• Biometrics Technologies
• Channel Modeling and Propagation
• Cloud Computing
• Coding for Wireless Systems
• Computational Intelligence
• Computer Crime Prevention and Detection
• Computer Forensics
• Computer Security
• Confidentiality Protection
• Critical Computing and Storage
• Critical Infrastructure Management
• Cryptography and Data Protection
• Data Compression
• Data Management in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
• Data Mining
• Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Networks
• Digital Communications
• Distributed and Parallel Applications
• E-Government
• E-Learning
• E-Technology
• Embedded Systems and Software
• Forensics, Recognition Technologies and Applications
• Fuzzy and Neural Network Systems
• Green Computing
• Grid Computing
• Information Technology Human Resources
• Information Technology Infrastructure
• Information Technology Strategies
• Mobile Networking, Mobility and Nomadicity
• Mobile Social Networks
• Mobile, Ad Hoc and Sensor Network Management
• Multimedia Computing
• Multiuser and Multiple Access Schemes
• National Policies and Standards
• Network Security
• Optical Wireless Communications
• Peer-to-Peer Social Networks
• Quality of Service, Scalability and Performance
• Resource Allocation over Wireless Networks
• Security; Authentication and Cryptography for Wireless Networks
• Signal Processing Techniques and Tools
• Software and Cognitive Radio
• System Development and Implementation
• Technology Developments
• Technology Futures
• Wireless Communications
• Wireless System Architectures and Applications
• Wireless Traffic and Routing Ad-hoc Networks

All registered papers will be included in SDIWC Digital Library, and in the proceedings of the conference. 

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Important Dates:

Submission Deadline             : May 25, 2014
Notification of Acceptance     : June 04, 2014 or 4 weeks from the submission date
Camera Ready Submission   : June 14, 2014
Registration Date                  : June 14, 2014 however, it is recommended to do it few days before
Conference Dates                 : June 24-26, 2014

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

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Now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 33(4). The submission deadline is June 30, 2014.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women's Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal's website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:


Mission of IJICST:

The mission of the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) is to explore multidimensional relationships between Internet-based social interaction technologies and broadening the interdisciplinary body of knowledge pertaining to various aspects of existing and evolving interactive communication systems, applications, tools, and techniques. Fulfilling this mission, the journal offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and practices and brings together international experts from the fields and disciplines such as communication, human-computer interaction, social psychology, knowledge management, journalism and media, advertising, marketing, public relations, education, and law conducting research in social media, social computing, social informatics, interactive information systems and other areas of inquiry.

Coverage of IJICST:

IJICST seeks original contributions reflecting a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based social interaction technologies, including their applications, functions, and conceptualizations. The journal embraces an array of theoretical and investigative approaches ranging from empirical, interpretive, historical, discursive, critical, as well as other research perspectives and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Topics can be drawn from, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applications, platforms, components, devices, and interfaces of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Background, histories, and the development of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Concepts, contexts and trends of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Design and assessment of interactive communication systems and technology applications
  • Diffusion and convergence of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Ethical issues associated with interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on civil society
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on cultural diversity
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on organizations
  • Implications of adoption of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Innovative and creative applications of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and globalization
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and health communication
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and real-time interpersonal communication
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and the nonprofit sector
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies for business
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies for teaching and learning
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in higher and K-12 education
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in marketing and advertising
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in public relations
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in small group settings
  • Issues, viewpoints, and perspectives on interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Learning or work environments and spaces in interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Legal issues associated with interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Theories, design philosophies, visions, principles, and functionalities of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Usability of interactive communication systems and technologies

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines

Technology Speed-dating Session at ALA Annual

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LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year IG wants you to be a part of their technology speed-dating session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday June 28th 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!


What is technology speed-dating? Part informational, part discussion, completely useful. Several experts will be stationed around our meeting room and talk about a specific topic, software, piece of code, programming language, etc. to attendees for an allotted amount of time and then they will rotate to a different expert until our time ends. Depending on the number of experts we get to participate, the allotted amount may range from 3 to 10 minutes max; our back-up format, if needed, is lightning talks. Our session is 90 minutes but the technology speed-dating will be for 60 minutes and is meant to be a more casual, conversational, learning experience.

What are you knowledgeable in? Using Python or Ruby, Drupal or Wordpress? Have you written a useful script? Can you explain a code snippet to non-techies well? Have you modified a Kinect or other hardware for library purposes? Sign up to be an expert at our Library Code Year Interest Group meeting!

Get back to us by May 15th with your idea(s) to sign up to be an expert for our technology speed-dating. Also, consider forwarding this to someone you know, and are possibly thinking of right now, who would be a great expert too!




Emily Flynn

Metadata & eResources Librarian


Chris Strauber

Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian

Tisch Library, Tufts University

May 16-18, 2014


We would like to invite you to the International Conference on Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology which will take place on May 16 - 18, 2014, at Necmettin Erbakan University in Konya, Turkey. The conference will be organized in partnership with the International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IJEMST).

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, students, and administrators from different countries, and to discuss theoretical and practical issues in the fields of information and communication technologies in education, science education and mathematics education.

Your prospective, valuable contributions on this field will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee and the ones approved to be presented will also be published in the Proceedings.

We will be pleased to generate an atmosphere where you can share your expertise, experience, and resources with your colleagues.




Submission Of Abstracts

April 25, 2014

Notification Of The Results

April 30, 2014

Fulltext Submission

April 30, 2014

Conference Fee Payment

April 30, 2014



ACRL Preconferences @ 2015 ALA Annual Conference

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Call for Proposals


Share your knowledge with a national audience.  ACRL invites proposal submissions for half-day or full-day preconferences to be offered prior to the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.  Preconferences should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles.  Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged.


Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  Check out the call for proposals online for complete details.  Direct questions to Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522.


Margot Conahan

Manager, Professional Development

Association of College and Research Libraries
a division of the American Library Association

50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

312-280-2522; fax: 312-280-2520

Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 13-14, 2014

Join Facebook Pages of MISNC 2014

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Due:June 15, 2014
Author Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: August 1, 2014
Author Registration Due: August 1, 2014
Conference Date:September 13-14, 2014

Paper Submission:
The proceedings of MISNC will be published by book series of CCIS
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF through the conference website. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with proceedings. Submitted papers and will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three members of the international program committee and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers and demonstration descriptions will appear in the post-conference Book Series to be published by Springer (Expected LNBIP, pending approve).
Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a minimum 10 and maximum length of 14 pages (Using the Springer template All submissions should be formatted according to Springer guidelines (
Submissions must be entered into the Submission System (

Tracks and Topics:
In MISNC 2014, there are four main tracks in (but not limited to the topics in these tracks).
Track 1: Business, Management and Social Networks

E-commerce & Social Networks
Knowledge Management & Social Networks
Knowledge Networks
Word of Mouth Marketing
Financial Social Networks
Governance and Social Networks
Organizational Social Networks
Human Resource Management and Social Networks
Service Science and Social Networks
Other Related Topics...
Track 2: Social Networks Issues on Sociology, Politics and Statistics

Sociology & Social Networks
Politics & Social Networks
Statistics Modelling & Social Networks
Exponential Random Graph Models
Social Behavior Modelling
Culture Dynamics
Opinion Representation
Social Support and Social Networks
Influence Process
Other Related Topics...
Track 3: Information Technology for Social Networks Analysis and Mining

IT & Social Networks Analysis
IT & Social Networks Mining
LBS & Social Networks
Social Search
Web Mining, Web Service, Web Technology and Social Networks
Recommendation & Social Networks
Social Networks Extraction
Social Networks Construction
Community Detection
Big Data Issue of Social Networks Data Processing
Social Computing
Social Networking Website Development
Interface Design
Other Related Topics...
Track 4: Social Networks for Global eHealth and Bio-medics

Social Networks for Global eHealth
Social Networks for Bio-medics
Medical Networks
Social Media and Health
Health Community
Health Management and Social Networks
Biological Social Networks
Diffusion of Virus and Disease
Organ donation and Social Networks
Other Related Topics...
Other Topics:

Applications of Social Network Analysis
Terrorism, Crime Detection and Social Networks
Geography of Social Networks
Open Source Intelligence
Spatial Networks
Trust Networks
Security & Privacy Issues of Social Networks
Ethics Issues of Social Networks
Other Social Networks Related Topics...
Dr. I-Hsien Ting (丁一賢)
Associate Professor
Department of Information Management
International Master of Business Administration Program
National University of Kaohsiung

Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS

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CFP HICSS minitrack
Track: Internet and the Digital Economy
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 48, January 5-8, 2015, Kauai, Hawaii

Papers Due: June 15, 2014 via the HICSS conference system

This minitrack focuses on the sociotechnical dynamics and the ways in which the Internet affects people, groups, organizations, and societies. We are in particular interested in the impact of global, international, and cross-cultural issues on ICT development, implementation and use across the globe.

Globalization has historically been tied to technological innovation, and the present era of a networked information society is no different. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends, families, and cultures no matter where they are. The issues surrounding global, international, and cross cultural issues in Information Systems (IS) attracted much scholarly attention and have been explored under myriad contexts.

The minitrack welcomes submissions that relate to all aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The minitrack is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives. We are interested in empirical and theoretical work that addresses these and related socio-technical issues. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Research that considers the impacts of cultural values (e.g. on adaptive user interfaces)
* Research on global Cloud sourcing strategies
* Cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons of ICT adoption, use and development (e.g. Internet diffusion and impacts compared between different economies)
* Effects of global social computing on organizational work organization and practices (e.g. pricing strategies)
* Issues relating to globally distributed teams (e.g. the adoption and use of social media by cross-national virtual teams, worker motivation, and human error diversity)
* Issues relating to Internet adoption and the digital society at the national level (e.g. digital infrastructure sophistication across countries)
*Issues relating to global knowledge management (e.g. different knowledge-sharing cultures in multi-national corporations)
*Issues relating to cross-national legislation and regulation (e.g. implications of different regulations governing Green IT in the EU vs. US or Asian countries)
* Issues relating to global ICT governance (e.g. sustainable strategies for standardization and harmonization in evolving business networks)
* Single country studies showing implications for other locations or results different from other contexts (e.g. impact of ICT policies on a transition economy)
* Multi-country studies of ICT adoption, use, and development (e.g. e-commerce adoption involving multiple countries)

* Global impacts of big data on governments, multinational companies, NGOs and other organizations

Minitrack Organizers:

Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington;

Edward W.N. Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Institute for Information Management and Control, Vienna, Austria;

Erran Carmel, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington D.C.;

27-29 August 2014, Barcelona, Spain

The Internet of Things (IoT) vision is to provide a dynamic and global
network infrastructure which is characterized by intelligent and self
configuring capabilities. IoT is considered as an integral part of the
future Internet. It is based on interoperable communication protocols in
order to enable the interaction and integration of virtual as well as
physical Things such as computers, smart devices, sensors, cars,
refrigerators, food packages, medicines, etc. Things can be seamlessly
integrated into the information network and interaction can be made
through the provision of intelligent interfaces. In not so distant
future, IoT will be forcing its way into every aspect of our lives and
technologies including smart homes, smart cities, environment and
nature, green energy, food, medicine, automotive, aerospace and
aviation, telecommunication, and so on.

IoT is generally characterized by real world and small Things, limited
capacity, constrained devices and the consequential issues such as less
reliability, security and privacy. Cloud computing on the other hand
deals mainly with virtual world and has unlimited capabilities in terms
of storage and processing power. Thus cloud and IoT are the main
complementary aspects of the future Internet. IoT can benefit from the
unlimited capabilities and resources of cloud computing. Similarly,
cloud can benefit from IoT by extending its scope to deal with real
world things in a more distributed and dynamic manner.

The theme of this conference is to promote the state of the art in
scientific and practical research of the IoT and cloud computing. It
provides a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners
from academia, industry, and public sector in an effort to present their
research work and share research and development ideas in the area of
IoT and cloud computing.

Conference Tracks:

- Network Design and Architecture
- Software Architecture and Middleware
- Mobile Services
- IoT and Cloud Data Management
- Context Awareness in Cloud and IoT
- Security, Privacy and Reliability
- Performance Evaluation and Modelling
- Standards in Cloud and IoT
- Networking and Communication Protocols
- Machine to Machine communication protocols
- Smart Environment
- Industry Track
- General Track-Future IoT and Cloud Computing


All papers accepted for this conference will be published in the
conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference
Publishing Service (CPS). The proceedings will be submitted to the
IEEE-Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries. The
proceedings are also submitted for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI
(Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services;
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version
of their papers for special issues in international journals.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2014
Authors Notification: 30 May 2014
Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2014

Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Chairs:
Antonio Pescape, University of Napoli, Federico II, Italy
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Local Organising Chair:
Carme Quer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

International Advisory Committee:
Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT University, Australia
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Chonggang Wang, InterDigital Communications, USA

Track Chairs:

Track 1: Network Design and Architecture
Chair: Payam M. Barnaghi, University of Surrey, UK

Track 2: Software Architecture and Middleware
Chair: Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Track 3: Mobile Services
Chair: Danish Aziz, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany

Track 4: IoT and Cloud Data Management
Chair: Sylvain Kubler, Aalto University, Finland

Track 5: Context Awareness in Cloud and IoT
Co-Chair: Qiang Duan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Co-Chair: Honggang Wang, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

Track 6: Security, Privacy and Reliability
Chair: Jules F. Pagna Disso, EADS Innovations Works, UK

Track 7: Performance Evaluation and Modelling
Chair: Alessio Botta, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Track 8: Standards and Social Issues
Chair: Ivona Brandic, Technical University Wien, Austria

Track 9: Networking and Communication Protocols
Chair: Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece

Track 10: Machine to Machine communication protocols
Chair: Vamsi Krishna Paruchuri, University of Central Arkansas, USA

Track 11: Smart Environment
Chair: Elisabetta Farella, Universita di Bologna, Italy

Track 12:Green Cloud and IoT
Chair: José Luis Vázquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Track 13: Industry Track
Chair: Noel Portugal, Oracle Corporation, USA

Track 14: General - Future IoT and Cloud Computing
Chair: Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Workshop Coordinator:
Ruben Casado, Treelogic, Spain

Journal Special Issue Coordinator:
Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland

Publicity Chair:
Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Tartu, Estonia

Website Administrator:
Hatem Musbah Ibrahim, University of Bradford, UK

Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff

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Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Scarecrow Press, 2014)

Google has vast resources that are often insufficiently used by librarians or library users. To remedy this, chapters are sought for an anthology by practicing public, academic, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada for creative, practical approaches that use Google applications. Topics sought such as: Google as a Library Partner or Competitor; Using Google in Library Operations; Google+; Youtube; Picasa; Earth; Sky; Research.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help public, school, academic, special librarians, library consultants, LIS faculty/students, and technology professionals totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two short chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material, please. One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission no matter how many co-authors, discount on more copies.

Please e-mail titles of  2-3 specific topics each described in 2 sentences by March 31, 2014 with biography sketch(s); place GOOGLE and your Last Name on the subject line to:



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