Widad Mustafa El Hadi

Widad Mustafa El Hadi, is Professor of Information and Document Studies at the University of Lille 3, where she is in charge of International Relations and of the Master Diploma program. She holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of Lyon 2, France and Habilitation from the University of Lille in 2004. Her main areas of interest are: theoretical approaches to knowledge organization; language & culture and their impact on knowledge organization; knowledge organization systems and their evaluation; cross-language and cross-cultural information retrieval, and, more recently, Digital Humanities and ethics in information & knowledge organization. She has been active in ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization since 1996, as co-founder of the French ISKO Chapter (with Jacques Maniez) and elected as the first ISKO-France president (1996-2001). She is currently ISKO-France president, elected, in November 2015. She publishes regularly on knowledge organization, digital cultures & digital humanities. She has supervised 18 doctoral theses on terminology; library and information science; information literacy; archiving and knowledge organization systems and Digital humanities. She is a member of a total of seven international journal editorial boards.

Presentation: Cultural Frames of Ethics, a Challenge for Information and Knowledge Organization

Henryk Rybiński

Henryk Rybinski is Full Professor at Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology at Warsaw University of Technology, where he teaches Databases and Intelligent Information Systems. His research is focused on intelligent systems, machine learning and text mining. It has covered theoretical aspects of information systems, as well as practical applications and implementation.
In 1990-2008 Henryk Rybinski was involved in running some more than 50 various information systems and database development projects for various organizations, including UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental bodies worldwide. In 2008-2016 he was the Director of The Institute of Computer Science at Warsaw University of Technology.
Since 2010 Henryk Rybinski has been involved in the development of the system OMEGA PSIR, which is used at WUT as WUT Knowledge Base. He is also involved in implementing OMEGA-PSIR at various Polish Universities.
Henryk Rybinski is author of several international publications. He took part in numerous program committees of national and international workshops and conferences and in several national and international (UE) research projects in collaboration with Universities and Research Centers worldwide.

Presentation: A new approach to institutional knowledge bases

Jela Steinerová

Jela Steinerová is a Professor of Library and Information Science and the head of the Department of LIS, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her main topics of interest are human information behaviour, information science theory and methodology, and scholarly communication. She participated in international projects on digital libraries DELOS, information management (ICIMSS), European curriculum in LIS, international encyclopaedia of LIS, workplace information (ENWI). Her research projects focused on relevance, information ecology, information behaviour in the digital environment. She published monographs on information retrieval, information products, human information behaviour, information strategies. She is a member of international editorial and professional boards of conferences (ECIL, CoLIS, ISIC) and journals and the editor of the annual review of LIS. She has organized several international conferences, since 2013 she organized annual international workshops Information Interactions in Bratislava. Recently she published a monograph on Information environment and scholarly communication: information ecologies (2018).

Presentation: Challenges of Information Infrastructures for Open Science and Academic Libraries

Tibor Koltay

Dr. habil. Tibor KOLTAY, PhD is Professor, Chair of the Institute of Learning Technologies Eszterházy Károly University, Jászberény Campus. He is also Principal Researcher of the Information Society research group that works under the auspices of the university’s Doctoral School of Education. He began his LIS career in 1981 at the Hungarian National Institute of Medical Information, then worked as director of different academic libraries. From 1992 to 2004, he was part-time LIS teaching staff member in different institutions and since then he has participated in continuing professional training of librarians. From 2004, he has been working as a full-time LIS teaching staff member at Szent István University, Faculty of Applied and Professional Arts (now part Eszterházy Károly University) and (until 2012) at the University of West Hungary.
In 1991, he studied one year at the School of Library and Information Science of Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, where he returned as a Fulbright Researcher in 2011. Professor Koltay also served as ERASMUS guest lecturer at five European universities. After a longstanding engagement with the study of abstracting, he turned towards information literacy and other related literacies, including data literacy, as well as the interdisciplinary relationships between the digital humanities and information science.
Professor Koltay has been the Hungarian coordinator of several, literacy-related international surveys. He is member of the editorial boards of “Zagadnienia Informacji Naukowej”, „Praktyka i Teoria Informacji Naukowej i Technicznej” and LIBER Quarterly. He is also active in the boards of “Information Science in the Age of Change” conferences, the “European Conferences on Information Literacy” and the “International Symposia on Information Management in a Changing World”.
His most recent publication is “Accepted and emerging roles of academic libraries in supporting Research 2.0”, published in 2019 in the Journal of Academic Librarianship (Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 75-80.)

Presentation: Data curation in academic libraries: Part of the digital revolution?

Emmanuelle Chevry Pébayle

Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, is a member of LISEC and the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Media Practices and digital social networks. She contributes to scientific outreach on the transmission of knowledge and heritage in a context of expanding media and technological tools in a knowledge and communication society. Her latest scientific articles focus on educational innovation (MOOC, reverse class) and the appropriation of digital social networks by library professionals.

Presentation: Embedded librarian in higher education for a pedagogical transformation

Horatiu Dragomirescu

Horatiu Dragomirescu is professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Haifa, Israel (2011), a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland (2013) and a visiting scholar at Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia (2015 – 2016). He is a member of the Romanian Academy’s Forum for the Knowledge Society, the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society (POSRS) and the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). He serves as a member of the editorial boards of “Információs Társadalom / The Information Society” (INFONIA, Hungary) and “International Journal for Applied Systemic Studies” (INDERSCIENCE, U.K.). His academic interests include economics of digital information and information society studies.

Presentation: The manifold impact of digital technologies upon the economic regime of information as resource and commodity