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December 2008

                                                       What’s Ahead for 2009
          CONFERENCE                                   by DONALD T. HAWKINS   |                                      sor at the University of Michigan School of Information,
         DATES FOR 2009                                                                                              will discuss media in all formats (print, video, and audio)

                                                             n my December 2007 column, I presented an in-depth      in his keynote address, Preservation in the Age of Google.
                 Internet@Schools East                       statistical analysis of the year’s conferences. Al-
                      March 30–31                            though I’m not doing that this year, I will note that
        Hyatt Regency, Crystal City • Arlington, Va.   665 information industry conferences—an increase of 86
                                                                                                                     Data Mining
                                                       (or 15%) over 2007—are listed in the ITI Conference Cal-         Data mining topics are included in the program of the
                  Computers in Libraries
                     March 30–April 1                  endar. I also mentioned 231 of them in Conference Circuit     IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM
        (Preconference workshops begin March 29;       throughout the year. As usual, the conference scene will      2008; and three simultaneous co-
          postconference workshops begin April 2)      resume after the holidays, but here are a few of the year’s   located workshops, which will be held Dec. 15–19 in Pisa,
        Hyatt Regency, Crystal City • Arlington, Va.   final conferences and some highlights for January 2009.       Italy: The First International Workshop on Semantic As-
                                                                                                                                pects in Data Mining (SADM’08; www-kdd
               Buying & Selling eContent                                                                              , the First Inter-
                        April 5–7                      Information Online in Australia                                          national Workshop on Video Mining (VM’08;
        Camelback Inn, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa         One of the major events on the information                  
                    Scottsdale, Ariz.
                                                       calendar is Information Online 2009, ALIA 14th                           VM2008/VM2008.html), and the Second Inter-
                 Enterprise Search Summit              Exhibition & Conference (Australian Library                              national Workshop on Domain Driven Data
                        May 12–13                      and Information Association; www.information-                            Mining (DDDM 2008;
          (Preconference workshops begin May 11), which will be held Jan. 20–22 in                Co-located conferences such
                Hilton New York • New York             Sydney, Australia. Held biennially, the confer-                          as these give attendees a chance to obtain a good
                                                       ence draws attendees from most of the Pacific                            overview as well as an in-depth look at a subject.
                   Streaming Media East
                                                       Rim countries and offers presentations from           Donald T. Hawkins
                        May 12–13
                                                       noted speakers in the information industry. It
          (Preconference workshops begin May 11)
                                                       also features a large exhibit hall with displays from lead-
                Hilton New York • New York
                                                       ing information vendors worldwide.                                  Accessing multimedia on the web has become an every-
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