Keynote Speakers

Disciplinary contributions to Library and Information Science - where do new ideas come from?

Pertti Vakkari

Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences (ITC)

Tampere University, Finland

Dr. Pertti Vakkari is a Professor Emeritus of Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. His research interests include information seeking, task-based information searching, fiction searching, methodologies for evaluating interactive information retrieval, and the outcomes of public libraries. His work has appeared in the proceedings of numerous conferences, in edited monographs and journals such as Information Processing & Management and JASIST. He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Documentation, and Information Processing & Management. Vakkari has been member in several program committees of conferences like ISIC, IIiX , ECIR and TPDL. He received in 2012 ASIS&T SIGUSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior.

  • Research Areas

  • Information seeking

  • Task-based information searching

  • Information use during information search

  • Evaluation of interactive information retrieval

  • Fiction searching

  • Outcomes of public libraries

Global perspectives on Library Technology: Strategies for India and Beyond

Marshall Breeding

Each global region has unique circumstances for libraries and the technologies best suited to support their work and missions. Cultural and economic conditions vary in ways that impact affordable and appropriate technologies. Breeding will present an overview of the global library technology sector and highlight the options and opportunities for Indian libraries.

Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and the online directory of libraries on the Web. His monthly column Systems Librarian appears in Computers in Libraries; he is the Editor for Library Technology Newsletter, published through Library Technology Guides. From 2002 through 2021 he was the editor and contributor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by the American Library Association, and has authored the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries since 2014 and in Library Journal from 2002-2013. He has authored fourteen issues of ALA's Library Technology Reports, and has written many other articles and book chapters. Marshall has edited or authored eight books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries published by in 2012 by Neal-Schuman, now part of ALA TechSource . He regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations at library conferences on a wide range of topics.

Games for Crowd sourced Content Creation: A User Experience Perspective

Dion Goh

Associate Professor , Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research interests are in social media perceptions and practices, gamification techniques for shaping user perceptions and motivating behavior, and mobile information sharing and seeking. His latest projects deal with human computation games (HCGs), that is, the use of game design and game mechanics to harness collective human intelligence for task performance, as well as gamification and serious games for physical health, mental health and education.

Text Mining of unique phrases to measure scientific impact

Prof Pit Pichappan

Senior Scientist, Digital Information Research Labs., Chennai, India and also the Guest Professor at Zhejiang University, China

Prof Pit Pichappan has served as the Professor of Information Systems for over a decade and is currently attached to Digital Information Research Labs. He is the editor of the International Journal of Bioinspired Computing and Journal of Digital Information Management. He has been serving on the editorial board of eight reviewed journals. He has chaired more than 30 international conferences sponsored by IEEE, Springer, and IOS Press. His research includes Natural Language Processing, Text mining, database management, and science metrics.

IEEE Professional body knowledge and its benefits for progression

Dr Dharmasa P

National University of Science & Technology, Muscat

Dr Dharmasa is an IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Awardee USA and working as a Program Manager for MSc EE under Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at National University, Oman. He has published 31 papers in the International conferences and Journals. He is associated with international journals such as Be Press Canada, Bulgarian Academy, EU IET UK and IEEE USA and 04 (2 Indian plus 1 Australian plus 1 German) patents. He is an editor of most selling book Reinvention of Health Applications with IoT, Challenges and Solutions