News /SIS To Host Two International Conferences




SIS will host two international conferences in June:  JCDL 2008 (Joint Conference on Digital Libraries) and Hypertext 2008 (ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia).  The School is pleased to have the opportunity to welcome more than 400 faculty, researchers, students and industry professionals from all over the world to Pittsburgh.  JCDL will take place June 16-20; Hypertext will commence on June 19 and conclude on June 20.  Most conference events will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.

JCDL is the major international forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues.  The Conference is being chaired by Dean Ronald Larsen. The conference draws from a broad array of disciplines including computer science, information science, librarianship, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, technology, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. Topics of the sessions and workshops will cover such aspects of digital libraries as infrastructure; institutions; metadata; content; services; digital preservation; system design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; evaluation of performance; evaluation of usability; collection development; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; social, institutional, and policy issues; user communities; and associated theoretical topics.  For more details, visit

Hypertext is the acknowledged venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on linking. The Hypertext Conference provides the forum for research that considers links, their semantics, their presentation, the applications they have been put to, the knowledge that can be derived from their analysis and their effect on society. Professionals from academia, industry and the media will examine the incredibly diverse range of research areas linking people, places, and information. These research areas will be highlighted through a series of tracks: Information Linking & Organization; Social Linking; Applications of Hypertext; and Hypertext, Culture, & Communication.  For more information, visit