DateDecember 13-15, 2012
PlaceUnion of Library and Information-media Studios, Tsukuba Campus Kasuga Area, University of Tsukuba
1 - 2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
RegistrationFree of Charge
OrganizerResearch Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba

The progress of networked information environments over the last decades has fundamentally changed our information and knowledge infrastructure. Our lives of today rely on the Internet to obtain information from various kinds of digital resources, e.g., from humanities and social sciences to science, technology and medicine, from conventional information resources to social networking services.
The purpose of this symposium is to discuss issues for linking information resources and people across communities and over time. The main topics of this symposium are digital archives and metadata, and global collaboration of information schools. This symposium will provide a forum to discuss these issues and share knowledge, technologies and experiences for building knowledge communities in the networked information society. This symposium will include invited talks by distinguished guests and sessions for graduate students to present their research and exchange ideas with participants.
This symposium is planned as a part of 10th anniversary of Research Center for Knowledge Communities and as a part of 40+101 anniversary of University of Tsukuba as well.


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Symposium Program Framework (tentative)

"Knowledge Communities" is Here ( PDF file is Here)

"Information Science Workshop 2012" is Here

December 13 (Thu)
Information Science Workshop 2012
December 14 (Fri)
Knowledge Communities
December 15 (Sat)
Knowledge Communities
Morning Opening
Research Project Reports at Research Center for Knowledge Communities
Invited Talks
Digital Archive and Metadata
Afternoon-1 Graduate students
and young researchers
session -1
Invited Talks
Information Schools and their Collaboration
Panel discussion
Afternoon-2 Graduate students
and young researchers
session -2
session -3
Invited Talks
Information Schools and their Collaboration
Evening Informal exchange session Informal exchange session

Invited Speakers

  1. Thomas Baker (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative)
  2. Gobinda Chowdhury (University Technology Sydney, Australia)
  3. Jane Greenberg (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA)
  4. Shoichiro Hara (Kyoto University, Japan)
  5. Emi Ishita (Kyushu University)
  6. Hao-Ren Ke (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  7. Ronald Larsen (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  8. Sue Yeon Syn (Catholic University of America, USA)
  9. Lampang Manmart (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Call for Presentations by graduate students

This symposium solicits graduate students and young researchers to present their research. Detailed call for presentations is available at