International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT era (KNICT09)

Venue: Convention Centre

Location: G. S T Road, Vandalur, Chennai, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 24, 2009
Registration Date: Dec 31, 2008
Early Registration Date: Nov 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Nov 30, 2008
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Description

International Conference
on
Knowledge Networking in ICT Era
January 22 – 24, 2009


Jointly Organized by

Central Library
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
&
Society for the Advancement of Library & Information Science


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The revolution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across the globe made tremendous changes in all sections of the society. It also made a significant impact on the global knowledge economy, which reduced the gab between the information rich and poor and digital divide.

Social Networking is one of the emerging web technologies for collaborative social network services. Second-generation web technologies such as WEB 2.0, wikis, weblogs, podcosts, RSS feeds, LIB 2.0, social software provide opportunities for the researchers and technologists to create new community, partnerships between industries, academics and other institutions for knowledge creation and sharing.

Libraries/Information and Knowledge Management Centres exploit the new technologies for information processing, storage and retrieval, knowledge storage and dissemination, creating collaborative tools, designing user-friendly interfaces to provide customized services to the end users. These new tools facilitate for global partnership, networking of institutions for knowledge creation, preservation and sharing. Libraries and Knowledge centres are at the forefront of experimenting and implementing the new technologies for providing information to the people. Professionals need constant updating skills to manage knowledge resources in the changing environments. Information professionals need to enhance their capabilities and demonstrate their skills to manage the emerging technologies to provide information services to the end users.

The B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, India in association with SALIS (Society for the Advancement of Library & Information Science) organising this International conference to bring the IT sector, Academics and LIS professionals together for collaborative networks for knowledge creation and sharing for mutual benefits.

Objectives

The objectives of the conference are:

§ To discuss, understand, develop and implement emerging ICT tools and techniques for information management, bridging the digital divide for social empowerment.

§ To discuss, adapt and develop interactive applications using next generation web technologies for social networking and knowledge creation and sharing.

§ To discuss and understand, plan, initiate and implement Knowledge Management practices and strategies in different types of organization for knowledge sharing.

§ To design, develop and implement interactive user interfaces and applications using new web tools and services for collaborative information services.

§ To promote ICT, Information Literacy, HR skills and to empower students, professionals and communities to meet the challenges in the changing environment in the ICT era.

§ To bring the technologists, academics, intermediates and the end users together to discuss and implement innovative technologies for collaborative global partnership and networking among institutions.


CALL FOR PAPERS

Articles/papers are invited for presentation in the following themes (but not limited to) in conformance with the main theme. Original case studies, research, new ideas, innovations and reports on good practices will be given preference for presentation and publication.

Main Themes and Sub-Themes

1. ICT
Next Generation Knowledge Networks, ICT – New tools, Internet Technology and Applications, Mobile Networks & Services, Taking ICT to rural place, Future ICT technologies, Access, Security and Network Technology, etc.

2. Emerging Web Technologies
Wikis-WEB 2.0-LIB 2.0, RSS Feed, Web Blog, Podcasting, Ajax -CSS-Mashup, Interactive web applications using WEB 2.0 for information activities, etc.

3. Information Systems and Next generation Search engines
Information system: Processing, Management and Applications, Next generation search engines, Text mining- Data Mining, etc.

4. Content Creation and Management
Standards – tools & techniques, e-Publishing, Site management, etc.

5. Technology Enhanced E-learning - Virtual Learning Environment
Learning Management Systems (LMS), Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)), Components - Tools and Techniques for e-learning, Module- features – applications, Designing and Implementation of Web based Online Courses, etc.

6. Knowledge Management (KM)
KM: initiatives – Practices – Strategies – Vision, Cultural change in an Organisaiton. Business Process Reengineering, Implementation of KM in Software and corporate offices, etc.

7. Digital Library (DL) of the future
Design- Methodology-Standards- innovations -Requirements- Implementation, Open Access Initiatives (OAI)-Protocols and Standards, Institutional Repositories / Archives, e-Resources, Semantic Web- Ontology, etc.

8. Next generation Library Interfaces
New Web tools and techniques for information services, Global resource sharing, Redefining Library services, Creating LIB 2.0 applications using WEB 2.0, Electronic Document Delivery services, etc.

9. Security Systems and Implementation
RFID- Antenna- Reader- Standards, Smart card-Biometrics, Wireless networks-Mobile applications, Implementation – problems and solutions, etc.

10. ICT/Information Literacy
Standards and Models, IL Skill and assessment, early literacy and life long learning, Outreach programmes for capacity building, etc.

11. IPR and copyrights in the networked environment
IPR and copyrights, Information ethics, ICT ethics, privacy, Security, etc.

12. Capacity Building Initiatives and Strategies
Human Resources Development and Management, ICT Skill Development for the new environment, Leadership Skill-Soft Skills, Customer Service Management, Managing Information/Knowledge centers in changing environment, etc.

Pre - Conference Tutorial
Topic: e-Learning: Creating online virtual courses using Module
Date: 22.1.2009 (11.00 a.m.to 5.00 p.m) (theory & practical sessions)

Who Should Attend?

§ IT Professionals
§ Knowledge Workers
§ Information Specialist
§ Practicing Librarians
§ Technology Firms
§ Knowledge Managers
§ Content Manager
§ e-Publishing House
§ Students and Faculty members from
Engineering and other institutions

Resource Persons

Each session will focus on a specific emerging topic with special keynote address from an expert. Experts from multinational software companies, corporate houses, academic institutions from various parts of the globe have been invited to present papers in each session, which will also be included in the conference proceedings.

Submission of Papers

Authors are requested to submit abstract(s) on the main and sub themes of the conference. The abstract should be 250-300 words with minimum of 5 keywords. Accepted abstracts will be intimated to the author by e-mail. Authors are requested to submit two copies of full paper in IEEE format (double column - per sheet) on A4 size paper (Times Roman 12 points) in camera-ready form and also a softcopy on CD in MS-Word along with the Registration fee. Charts, graphs, photographs, if any, should be inserted at the proper place in the paper. The full paper should not exceed 8 pages of A4 size paper.

Papers without registration fee will not be accepted.

A declaration by the author(s) should be given separately stating that the paper has not been presented/published elsewhere. Papers accepted for presentation will be intimated to the corresponding author by e-mail. The decision of the Review Committee regarding the acceptance of the paper will be final.

Last date for submission of paper: 30.10.2008
Last date for Registration: 15.01.2009

Exhibition

Stalls are available for exhibiting information technology products and services

Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration(On or before 31.12.2008) Amount Registration(Between 01.01.09 and 15.01.09) Amount
Sponsored Candidates Rs.2000.00 Sponsored Candidates Rs.2500.00
Individuals Rs.1000.00 Individuals Rs.1500.00
Students (Regular) Rs.750.00 Students (Regular) Rs.1000.00
SARRC Countries Rs.2000.00 SARRC Countries Rs.2500.00
Other Countries US$100.00 Other Countries US$150.00

Tutorials : Rs.500/ in addition to the registration fee.

The registration fee may be paid through Demand Draft in favour of the “Organising Secretary, KNICT 09” payable at Chennai, India.

Accommodation

Chennai is a Metro city. Number of hotels (including Star category) are available near the conference venue ranging from Rs.300 to Rs.30000. Accommodation will be arranged only on request. Accommodation is also available in the college hostel (limited numbers) on twin basis for reasonable price. It will be done by first come first serve basis, on request.

Transport

B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College is on the Grant Southern Trunk (GST) road, Chennai, which is well connected by Air, Train and Bus. The college is about 15 km away from the Chennai Airport and 30 K.M from Chennai Central Railway Station. Sub-urban trains are available from Central Railway & Egmore railway stations to Tambaram station. The Call taxi, Auto, Bus facilities are available, frequently. The college is situated near Vandalur Zoological Park.

Transport will be arranged to pick-up the delegates, on request.

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College is one of the leading self-financing Engineering Colleges in India, started in the year 1984. Currently it offers 8 Undergraduate programmes, 8 Postgraduate programmes and seven of its departments are recognized as Research departments by the premier Anna University, Chennai for the award of M.S (by research) and Ph.D degree. This college has excellent infrastructure facility coupled with well-qualified and experienced faculty. Year after year, the motivated students of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College secure most of the top ten University ranks. All the programmes are accredited by National Board of Accreditation, AICTE. This institute is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, quality conscious premier institute in the Southern India.

The 2008-2009 academic year of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College is being celebrated as Silver Jubilee year. As a part of the celebrations, the Central Library is organizing this International Conference.

SALIS (Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science)

SALIS is a registered professional body, actively involved in the development of all spheres of Library and Information Science by organizing various professional programmes including seminars, lectures, and workshops on emerging areas. It has various chapters located at different places to provide services in the respective regions. One of the objectives of SALIS is to train the LIS professionals to handle the latest IT tools and techniques more effectively and efficiently in order to provide quality-based services.

About CHENNAI

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of Tamil Nadu state and is India's fourth largest metropolitan city. It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal with an estimated population of 6.98 million (2006). The 368-year-old city is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the world.

Chennai is the third largest commercial and industrial centre in India, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture. It is also a hub for south Indian classical music and dance performances.

Chennai is considered the automobile capital of India,’ with a major percentage of the automobile industry having a base here and a major portion of the nation's vehicles being produced here. This has led to Chennai being referred to as the Detroit of South Asia. Many multinational software companies are located in Chennai. It has also become a major centre for outsourced jobs from the West. The 12-kilometre long Marina Beach forms the city's east coast. Chennai is also one of the rare cities to accommodate a Zoological Park, the Guindy National Park, within its city limits.

Nearest Tourist Places

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Puducherry (erstwhile Pondicherry), Arabindo Ashram, Thirupathi, Thiruthani, Marina Beach, Crocodile park, Vandalur Zoo and Theme parks are some of the near by places to visit.

Temples: Many temples are located in and around Chennai.
Site seeing: A site seeing will be arranged on payment and prior request


COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Chief Patrons

Alhaj. Dr. B.S. Abdur Rahman, Chairman
Alhaj Abdul Qadir A. Rahman Buhari, Correspondent
Alhaj M K Mohmed Hassan, Treasurer

Patrons

Dr. V.M. Periasamy, Principal, BSACEC
Alhaj VNA Jalal, General Manager, AIIF
Dr. V. Sankaranarayanan, Director, BSACEC

Co-Patrons

Dr. T.R. Rangaswamy, Dean (Academic)
Dr. R. Ganesan, Dean (Research)
Dr. Mohamed Bilal, Dean (Planning & Development)

Convener

Dr. R. Raja Prabu, Professor in-charge/Library & Professor & Head/EEE, BSACEC

Conference Directors

Dr. Harish Chandra, Librarian, IIT - Madras
Dr. Manorama Srinath, Head (Rtd), DIS, University of Madras
Mr. A. Hariharan, SERC, Chennai

Organising Secretary

Mr. P. Panneerselvam, Librarian, BSACEC


International Advisory Committee

Dr. Ajit K. Pyati, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. Alan C Webb, C. University of Ulster, UK
Prof. Allireza Noruzi, University of Tehran, Iran
Dr. Diljit Singh, University of Malaya
Prof. Edward Proctor, Missouri State University, USA
Dr. Gorman G.E,Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr. Hari Srihari, K. Binghamton University, USA
Prof. Jay Bhatt, Drexel University, U.S.A.
Prof. Pradeepa Wijetunge, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dr. Rajwant S. Chilana, University of Illinois, USA
Prof. Reuben G P, Ministry Of Health, Sultanate Of Oman
Prof. Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

National Advisory Committee

Dr. Alli Sornam, Head/DLIS, Bishop Heber College, Trichy
Dr. Amudhavalli, Head/DIS, University of Madras
Dr. Anilkumar H, Librarian/IIM, Ahamadabad
Mr. Avudiappan, Director, Cannemara Public Library, Chennai
Dr. Goswami P R., Director/NASSDOC, ICSSR, New Delhi
Dr. Jagdar Singh, Professor/DLIS, Punjabi University
Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director/INFLIBNET, Ahamedabad
Dr. Karisidappa, Chairman/DLIS, Karnataka University
Dr. Lakshmana Rao, Head/DLIS, Osmania University
Prof. Malhan I V, Professor/DLIS, University of Jammu
Dr. Moorthy A L., Director/DESIDOC, New Delhi
Dr. Muralidhar S, Scientist ‘E’, CVRDE, Chennai
Dr. Nagarajan S, Head/DLIS, Annamalai University
Dr. Nithyanandam K, Special Officer/Anna University, Chennai
Dr. Prasad ARD., DRDO, Bangalore
Dr. Rajiyalakshmi D, Head/DLIS, Nagpur University
Dr. Suriya, Librarian, Annamalai University

Organsing Committee

Dr. Chinnasamy, Head/DLIS, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Dr. Ganesan A, Head/DLIS, Poondi Pushpam College, Tanjore
Mr. Jesudos Manalan, Librarian/BHC, Trichy
Dr. Krishnamoorthy G, Librarian, Anna University, Chennai
Dr. Kumaravel S, Madurai Kamaraj University
Mr. Kumaresan S C, Librarian/BITS Pilani, Dubai
Ms. Lata Suresh, Librarian, IIHM, Jaipur
Mr. Parisutharaj L, Librarian, NIT- Trichy
Ms. Sakthi Regha V, Librarian/MSSW, Chennai.
Dr. Sanjay Kataria, JIIT University, NOIDA, Delhi
Dr. Srinivasa Raghavan, Librarian/Bharathidhasan University, Trichy
Dr. Suriyanarayanan S, Librarian/SPC, Thirunelveli
Dr. Vinayakamoorthy P, Librarian/Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore

Working Committee

Ms. Chithrakala S.P, Chennai
Dr. Dominic J, Librarian/Karunya University, Coimbatore
Ms. Kamatchi S, Librarian/NKTCE, Chennai
Mr. Karunairaghavan K, Librarian/SPEC, Chennai
Mr. Pattabhi Raman T, Asst.Librarian/BSACEC, Chennai
Mr. Sankaran A, Deputy Librarian/The Hindu, Chennai
Mr. Selvantony A, Asst.Librarian/BSACEC, Chennai
Mr. Sivakumar G.G, Librarian/RMKEC, Chennai
Mr. Sivakumaren K.S, Asst.Librarian/MIT, Chennai
Mr. Srinivasan M.P, Asst.Librarian/BSACEC, Chennai
Mr. Swaminathan S, Librarian/SRCE, Coimbatore
Dr. Tamilchelvan M, Librarian/SKCET, Coimbatore
Ms. Vinitha P, Librarian/NEC, Kovilpatti
Dr. Yesudoss, P Asst.Librarian/SRM, Chennai

Address for communication (Paper(s) submission, Registration, Accommodation, Sponsorship, etc.)

Mr. P. Panneerselvam
Organizing Secretary – KNICT 09
B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
G.S.T. Road, Vandalur
Chennai - 600 048, India
(Near Anna Zoological Park)
Tel : +91-44-22751347/348/350/375
Fax : +91-44-22750520
Mobile: (0) 9841103912
Email : knict_crescentlib@crescentcollege.org, knict_crescentlib@yahoo.com
p_panneer@yahoo.com, pspanneerselvam@gmail.com

Venue

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Chennai
India
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Additional Information

Registration Fee Early Bird Registration(On or before 31.12.2008) Amount Registration(Between 01.01.09 and 15.01.09) Amount Sponsored Candidates Rs.2000.00 Sponsored Candidates Rs.2500.00 Individuals Rs.1000.00 Individuals Rs.1500.00 Students (Regular) Rs.750.00 Students (Regular) Rs.1000.00 SARRC Countries Rs.2000.00 SARRC Countries Rs.2500.00 Other Countries US$100.00 Other Countries US$150.00 Tutorials : Rs.500/ in addition to the registration fee. The registration fee may be paid through Demand Draft in favour of the “Organising Secretary, KNICT 09” payable at Chennai, India. Accommodation Chennai is a Metro city. Number of hotels (including Star category) are available near the conference venue ranging from Rs.300 to Rs.30000. Accommodation will be arranged only on request. Accommodation is also available in the college hostel (limited numbers) on twin basis for reasonable price. It will be done by first come first serve basis, on request.

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