Keynote Speakers

Chris Biederman
Emitel, Ltd.
Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

Chris Biedermann has worked in a number of companies in the technology sector and is currently a management board member at Emitel Ltd. in Poland. In addition he has received a MBA from the University of Texas-Austin in 1994 and a B.S. from Lehigh University in 1989. His present studies are focused on researching solutions how to develop standardized communication protocols and machine learning principles for the Internet of Things.


Gerhard Budin
University of Vienna, Austria
Beyond Accessibility: “Operational Usability” in Virtual Research Environments and Open Learning contexts

Gerhard Budin holds a PhD in linguistics and Master’s degree in translation studies. Since 2005 Gerhard Budin has been full professor for terminology studies and translation technologies at the Centre of Translation Studies (CTS) at the University of Vienna. As its first director he founded in 2010 the Institute for Corpus Linguistics and Text Technology (ICLTT) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and he is a permanent member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has been Chair holder of the UNESCO Chair for Multilingual, Transcultural Communication in the Digital Age. Gerhard Budin’s research interests concern terminology studies, language technologies, machine translation and corpus linguistics, knowledge engineering and knowledge organization, digital humanities and research infrastructures. For the last 25 years Gerhard Budin has been active in national, European, and international research projects in the areas mentioned above. In the context of the CEF-ELRC (Connecting Europe Facility – European Language Resource Coordination) initiative he is technology national anchor point (NAP) for Austria.


Maciej Dziubecki
ALEPH Polska Ltd
Applying UX Principles to the Design of Library Discovery Services

Graduated from the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw – the MA in Marketing Communications. CEO of ALEPH Polska Ltd from the creation of the Company, that is from March 2001. Married, father of five: Tosia, Marianna, Franek, Helena i Felek. Through Family traditions always a heavy user of books and libraries.
Thanks to the Company engaged in many interesting projects in Polish libraries, pursued with use of Ex Libris solutions. Strong advocate of looking at the libraries with eyes of the users and preacher of Discovery and Delivery solutions as one-stop-shop for all library resources. Due to cooperation with international vendor have a chance to look at library services development in many places in the world, what allows for a broader view on challenges facing libraries in Poland.

Despite of engagement in popularization of modern IT solutions for libraries and family life, eagerly involves in sport: ice hockey, running, biking, skiing, windsurfing and many other. Recently, to even own surprise, fascinated by spin fishing angling.


Laurence Favier
University of Lille3-Charles de Gaulle, France
Social influence and information evaluation

Laurence FAVIER is Professor of information and communication sciences at University of Lille3-Charles de Gaulle (France). She teaches library and information science. Her main research interests are: knowledge organization, history of documentation and e-government. In these fields she’s focused on: social aspects of information organization, use and practices (crowdsourcing, collaborative information filtering, social influence, research infrastructures and digital humanities, interoperability issues to facilitate communication of information between groups and disciplines) and the European tradition of document and documentation. Selected publications: Favier L. : Diderot et Otlet : quelques remarques sur deux contributions majeures à l’organisation des connaissances. AIDA Informazioni n°3-4 2016, (to be published);  Favier, L; Vinck D.; Mustafa El Hadi W. (eds.): L’interopérabilité culturelle. Communication 2016 vol.34/1 http://communica tion.revues.org/6606); Favier L. : Les Humanités numériques et l’évolution des infrastructures de recherche : quels enjeux pour l’organisation des connaissances ?; 10ème Colloque ISKO-France, Strasbourg 5-6 novembre 2015, Systèmes d’organisation des connaissances et humanités numériques; Favier L.: The Library as Place in the Digital Age. In: B. Sosińska-Kalata et al. (eds..) Information science in the change: conceptions, methods, research, practices. Miscellanea Informatologica Varsoviensia vol. VII, 195-207; Favier L.; Mustafa El Hadi. L’interopérabilité des systèmes d’organisation des connaissances : une nouvelle conception de l’universalité du savoir ? ». In : Recherches ouvertes sur le numérique. Editions Hermès, Traité des sciences et techniques de l’information 2013 .23-38 ; Favier L.; Mustafa El Hadi W.: From text to image: the concept of universality in Knowledge Organization systems designed by Paul Otlet and the International Institute of Bibliography. In: Categories, Contexts and Relations in Knowledge Organization. Proceedings of the 12th International ISKO (International Society of Knowledge Society) Conference, 6-8 August 2012, Mysore, India.Würzburg: Ergon Verlag 2012, 220-229.


Tibor Koltay
Eszterházy Károly University Jászberény, Hungary
Beyond literacies The evolving landscape of library support to Research 2.0

Dr. habil. Tibor KOLTAY, PhD Professor, Chair of the Institute of Learning Technologies Eszterházy Károly University in Jászberény, Hungary. Since 1981 he worked as an information officer, then as director of different academic libraries. From 1992 to 2004 he was also involved in part-time LIS teaching activities in different institutions. From 2004, he has been working as a full-time LIS teaching staff member at Szent István University and (until 2012) the University of West Hungary. Since 2004 he won eight research scholarships, including a Fulbright Research Scholarship to the School of Library and Information Science of Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Prof. 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, still maintaining his interest in the interdisciplinary relationships between linguistics and information science.
His most important recent publications are Abstracts and Abstracting. A genre and set of skills for the twenty-first century. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, in 2010; The media and the literacies: media literacy, information literacy, digital literacy. Media Culture & Society, 33(2), 211-221, in 2011, Data literacy: in search of a name and identity. Journal of Documentation, 71(2), 401-415 in 2015, Are you ready? Tasks and roles for academic libraries in supporting Research 2.0. New Library World, 117(1-2), 94-104, Data governance, data literacy and the management of data quality. IFLA Journal, 42(4), 303-312, Research 2.0 and the Future of Information Literacy (with Sonja Špiranec and László Z. Karvalics) Oxford: Chandos Publishing, Library and information science and the digital humanities: perceived and real strengths and weaknesses. Journal of Documentation, 72(4), 781-792 in 2016 and Data literacy for researchers and data librarians. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 49(1), 3-14 in 2017.


Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Artificial Intelligence – The Vehicle of Innovation

Mieczysław Muraszkiewicz is a professor of computer and information science at the Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology. His main research has been focused on network information systems, cloud computing, mobile communication, knowledge representation and management, data mining and cognitive networks; he is also interested in matters of future and emerging technologies, network society, smart cities, innovation, and relationships between technology and culture. He has to his record over 120 publications that have been published or presented in peer reviewed international journals and/or conference proceedings, and 3 books. He was a supervisor of 17 Ph.Ds in the field of computer and information science. Muraszkiewicz has been a leader or member of over 55 ICT projects for UNIDO, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, World Bank, European Commission (EC), and for Austrian, Dutch, German, Polish, and Swedish companies and organizations in the field of telecommunications, business, industry, management, administration, education, culture, and librarianship, taking place in 45 countries. He was a co-ordinator and an evaluator of FP6 and FP7 projects for the EC in the area of ICT applications.


Widad Mustafa El Hadi
University of Lille 3 – Charles de Gaulle, France
Documentation and Information Science: On some forgotten origins of the French contribution

Dr. Widad Mustafa El Hadi is full professor at the Department of Information Science at the University of Lille 3, France, and a teacher and researcher on the 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. Prof. Mustafa El Hadi is a researcher at the Geriico Research Team, chair of the Sub team 4, “Knowledge Organization and Information Dissemination,” and she is also in charge of the International Relations and the Master Diploma program. Professor Mustafa El Hadi holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics (multilingual terminologies) from the University of Lyon 2, France, and, in 2004, she received her “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” (a specific French degree that allows to supervise Ph.D. students) in Information and Communication studies, at the University of Lille 3, France. Since then, Dr. Mustafa El Hadi has supervised 16 PhD thesis on terminology, Library and Information science, information literacy, and archiving and knowledge organization systems. She has students, collaborators, and colleagues around the world. Professor Mustafa El Hadi has been principal and co-principal investigator of three research projects supported by the AUF (Association des Universities Francophones), the French Ministry of Research (the Technolangue Project), and the ISCC-CNRS Institute des Sciences de la Communication, respectively. These projects involved evaluating terminology extraction tools and automated translation tools, and music information retrieval (1999-2001; 2003-2006, 2009-2010, respectively). Prof.. Mustafa El Hadi has been active in ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization) since 1996, as co-founder of the French ISKO Chapter (with Jacques Maniez), and as the first elected ISKO-France president (1996-2001). She is currently the French Chapter president, elected in November 2015. She is a member of a total of seven journal editorial boards and has a record of publications on knowledge organization, digital cultures & digital humanities.