The first ever ASIS&T European Workshop was held in the beginning of June in Cork, Ireland. The event was kindly hosted by Cathal Hoare (chair of the European Student Chapter) together with his colleagues Adrian, Lisa and Margot from the Department of Computer Science at the University College Cork.
This year's Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) conference was held in the beginning of April in Beijing. In spite of the somewhat distant venue, the conference collected a whole bunch of familiar faces (Daniel Löwenborg, Mike Rains and others) with interesting projects going on, and a number of new acquaintances.
I participate yesterday a panel on the Europeanisation of Information Science at the International Symposium in Information Science in Hildesheim, Germany as a representant and chair of the ASIS&T European Chapter. We had an interesting discussion on the existence of a European Information Science community, a need for one and possible means to create such a community.
The aim of the first ISSOME conference is to address new modes of information behaviour in different contexts focusing the effects of social media and technologies in the interactive web. The change process is not always straight forward and we need to underline what is really changing and what is only a trend. The conference will discuss skills needed to manage the new information platform and how to develop needed competencies in the information society.
CAA-SE (Swedish section of the international organisation Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, best known for its annual conferences) organised an interesting workshop on monday on the management of archaeological documentation.
Call for proposals and participation
ASIS&T European Workshop 2011 (AEW 2011)
1st-2nd June 2011 - Cork, Ireland
Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book: Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of thevirtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy. Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University.
New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise