Global Outlook: Conferences around the World
1-3: Sydney (Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre). At ALIA Information Online 2011, delegates, speakers, and vendors will discuss issues ranging from future technologies to search tools and digital asset management. Speakers include Michael Mace of Rubicon Consulting, Sebastian Chan of Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, and Sarah Houghton-Jan, digital futures manager for the San Jose Public Library.
Site: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, New South Wales 200O3 Australia; contact www.informationonline.com.au.
2-4: Washington, D.C. (The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel). The PSP 201 1 Annual Conference is a meeting for the Association of American Publishers' Professional/Scholarly Publishing division (PSP) that will examine the evolving roles of scholarly publishing, copyright, content technologies, and other topics. This year's keynote speaker is Robert W. Merry, publisher for Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (STRATFOR).
Site: The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; contact http://pspcentral.org/ events2/eventsAnnConf OOl.cfm.
9-12: Hong Kong (Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers). The Fourth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM2011) will cover research in search and data mining. The conference emphasizes practical and novel approaches to search, retrieval, data mining, algorithm design, analysis, and other areas. Keynotes will be presented by Christos Faloutsos, professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and Harry Shum, vice president of search product development at Microsoft.
Site: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; contact www.wsdm2011.org.
21-23: Innsbruck, Austria (University of Innsbruck). The Sixth Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM2011) will provide an overview of knowledge management, bringing together the different fields and areas where knowledge management is applied. Keynotes will be presented by several experts in the field, including Klaus Schredelseker of the University of Innsbruck.
Site: University of Innsbruck, Universitaetsstrasse 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; contact www.wm-konferenz2011.org/indexEN.html.
21-25: London (The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre). Search Engine Strategies London 2011, one of Europe's largest search marketing conferences, will focus on topics such as optimizing websites for crawling and indexing, using keyword analysis, and super ranking. Attendees will gain insight on becoming their own search marketing experts and have a chance to meet experts and prominent vendors in search marketing. …