Monday, January 16, 2006

I need a conference! v1.3

Latest update: Here's another conference just announced .

Update: Found a nifty list of conferences on the contentwrangler's blog. Will have to go through them properly later.

Now A has a functional requirement for all her master students: You have to publish something, or speak at a conference. I have been looking at various conferences, but unfortunately many of them are either too commercial/product oriented (like this one or this one), or they are not closely enough related to WCM (like this one and this one ). Perhaps I'm being too picky about it, and I'm quickly running out of time.

Any conference I apply for will have to be:
  • Not too expensive (the institute will probably not cover more than about 800€ plus travelling expenses to a certain limit)
  • Related to content management or web
  • Theoretically/academically focused (i.e. students and scholars attend)
  • Taking place within the next 6 months (very hard to submit a paper and be accepted in such a short timeline)

So if you have any ideas, please let me know.

The Gilbane Conference

San Francisco, April 24 - 26, 2006 (next one in November, submit by May)

No specific deadline for submittals, I doubt I'll get to speak at this one. Too industrial, high class.

LinuxTag
Wiesbaden, May 3-6, 2006
Also very industrial (but has a track on Information Web). Vendors presenting, buyers visiting. Deadline was a couple o' days ago.

The International Conference on e-Learning
Montreal, June 22-23, 2006
Very academic. Part of the ACI (I got an abstract accepted for an earlier KM conference, but did not submit the paper). Is about e-Learning, but CM is mentioned as a topic. Submission deadline was 12th of January.

The IASTED International Conference
Calgary, June 17-19, 2006
A wide range of topics. Academic. Ugly website, but this might be something. Deadline is 1st of March.
Fee is about 500€ I guess, strange payment model. Flight will probably be 8.000 NOK.

International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice

Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, June 26-29, 2006
A suggest this, but content management is not really inside the scope of this conference, I think. Seems to be running in parallell with -

International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering

Now this is more like it! Exactly within my scope. Submissions by 20th of February (5-8 pages).

There is no information about the fee. Flight will cost from 6.000 NOK (BA) to 10.000 NOK (KLM). No rooms available in the conference hotel. We're lookin at 30$ a night and up.


Open Source World Conference

This one is in Malaga, Spain. But it's in February, and the CFP deadline was in November.


The European Conference on Knowledge Management

Budapest, September 4-5, 2006
Another ACI conference. A bit outside my scope. Submission deadline by 14th of March.
Travelling expenses will probably be less than 4.000 NOK, accomodation pretty cheap too. Conference registration is 200€ (for students).


Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Cavtat/Dubrovnik (Croatia), August 28-September 1, 2006

A bit outside my scope.


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