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Conference: CIKM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

Increasingly, technical conferences are featuring topics that make them look like sociology conferences! The upcoming Conference on Information and Knowledge Management describes itself as targeted at the “database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems.” But the conference has a number of topics that focus on sociological themes:

  • Social Networks
  • Web 2.0
  • Link analysis and community discovery
  • Question answering
  • Information visualization and exploration
  • A good example of the increasing integration of the information and social sciences.
    Deadlines for the conference are coming fast: abstracts due: May 27, 2008, papers due: June 3, 2008.

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