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Call for Papers for Satellite Meeting

Classification and Indexing Section

Florence, Italy

20-21 August 2009


Theme: “Looking at the Past and Preparing for the Future”

The IFLA Classification and Indexing Section is pleased to announce a satellite pre-conference which will explore the theoretical and methodological aspects of rethinking semantic access to information and knowledge and will offer a general survey of innovative projects deployed to cope with the challenges of the future, offering a unique opportunity for librarians, academics and other information professionals to be informed about the state of the art in subject indexing.

Librarians, academics and other information professionals around the world are invited to submit paper proposals for the satellite meeting, focusing on:

- Systems, tools and standards in subject indexing

- Retrieval in multilingual, multicultural environments

- Web indexing and social indexing


If you are interested in contributing, please send:


An abstract of 300-500 words in English including a title.

An outline of the presentation.

Brief biographical information of the author(s)/presenter(s) with current employment information.

Your mailing address.

All this by December 15, 2008 to: Patrice Landry at:


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The submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee of the Classification and Indexing Section Standing Committee. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the programme theme. Authors will be contacted by February 15, 2009.


For successful applicants the deadline for submission of full papers is June 15, 2009 to allow time for review of papers and all other organization needs. The papers must be original submissions, not published elsewhere, and should be no longer than 15 pages, double-spaced. Papers should be in English.

Presentations at the satellite meeting will be limited to approx. 20 minutes and will be a summary of the original paper and may use PowerPoint. The conference will be conducted in English and all presentations will be required to be in English.

Please note that no financial support can be provided. The expenses of attending the meeting in Florence will be the responsibility of the author(s) / presenter(s) of accepted papers.

For information on the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section, please see

For additional information on this call for papers, you may contact Leda Bultrini ([log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]t) or Patrice Landry ([log in to unmask]) by e-mail.








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