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Global Outlook

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Global Outlook

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CONFERENCES AROUND THE WORLD

JUNE

12-14: Madrid, Spain (Autonomous University of Madrid). The International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS'13) is part of a series designed to find intelligent ways to transform the web into a global reasoning and semantics-driven computing machine. Presentations will include physical cybersocial computing, contextual synchronization on social collaboration, and artificial intelligence.

For more information, see aida.ii.uam.es/wimsl3.

19-21: Geneva, Switzerland (University of Geneva). The 8th CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication (OAI8), run by CERN and the University of Geneva, offers both overviews and specific details on scholarly impact metrics, how altmetrics are empowering open publishing decisions, the interoperability of research data, and the gold open access infrastructure.

For more information, see indico.cern.ch/event/oai8.

26-29: Munich, Germany (Kardinal-Wendel-Haus). The LIBER 42nd Annual Conference: "Research Information Infrastructures and the Future Role of Libraries" will cover an array of topics ranging from crowd-sourcing and digital preservation to managing research data and scholarly communication research. The extensive lineup of speakers includes Peter Strohschneider, president ofthe German Research Foundation, and Jan Velterop, from Academic Concept Knowledge Ltd. (AQnowledge).

For more information, see liber2013.de.

27: Colombo, Sri Lanka (Maya hall of Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Mandiraya). …

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