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26 InformationToday December 2008 www.infotoday.com 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) I 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; http://icdm08.isti.cnr.it) 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 .isti.cnr.it/SADM/index.html), 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 www4.comp.polyu.edu.hk/~csdct/Conference/ 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; http://datamining.it.uts (Preconference workshops begin May 11) online.com.au), which will be held Jan. 20–22 in .edu.au/dddm08). 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- Multimedia Hilton New York • New York ing information vendors worldwide. Accessing multimedia on the web has become an every-
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