Conferences around the World

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For information on ITI's conferences, turn to page 32.

October

14-18: Frankfurt, Germany (Messegelände). As the world's largest book fair, the annual Frankfurt Book Fair hosts more than 7,300 exhibitors from more than 100 countries to create the industry's most important global marketplace for books, media, rights, and licenses.

Site: Messegelände, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; contact: www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf

22-23: Ankara, Turkey (Ankara University). The International Symposium on Methodology and Research Methods in Library and Information Science provides a platform for researchers to discuss theoretical and applied research studies for today's needs.

Site: Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey; contact: http://bilgibelge .humanity.ankara.edu.tr/goal_eng.html.

November

4: London (Royal College of Pathologists). The ALPSP is sponsoring a special seminar called Going Green? Sustainable Publishing to offer advice on implementing a sustainable publishing policy. The brief, informative presentations will conclude with a breakout session to let attendees create their own environmental checklist based on the day's events.

Site: Royal College of Pathologists, 2 Carlton House Terrace, London, SWlY 5AF, UK; contact: www. alpsp.org/ngen_public/article. asp?id=228& did-47&aid=44492&st-&oaid-l.

6-11: Vancouver, British Columbia (Hyatt Regency). The theme of the 2009 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting is Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World. Topics include trends in information technology, new information product applications, and diversity in digital environments.

Site: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2R7; contact: www.asis.org/conferences.html.

15-20: Athens, Greece (Best Western Hotel Fenix). The Greece International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) is hosting the First International Conference on Creative Content Technologies, co-located with ComputationWorld 2009. Highlights of the conference feature the future of cloud computing, research and innovation, and infrastructures and technologies.

Site: Best Western Hotel Fenix, 1- 3 Artemisiou str., Glyfada, Athens, Greece; contact: www.iaria.org/conferences2009/CONTENT09.html.

December

1-3: London (Olympia Grand Hall). This year's Online Information and Information Management Solutions conference, sponsored by Incisive Media, features three tracks: the social web, the semantic web, and delivering value. All tracks offer insights from industry experts. A stellar lineup of keynoters will introduce each day, starting with thought leaders Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt on the semantic web, Blaise Cronin on understanding information science, Charlene Li on how organizations can harness the social web, and Stephen Arnold with a closing panel on the impact of cloud computing and open source on search and content. …