Key Facts about the Conference

  • a three-day virtual conference,
  • free to attend, present, and publish,
  • 3 great keynote speakers
  • 1,000+ attendees
  • an ICT quiz with 500 euros prize award for the winner,
  • 1,000 euros prize award for the best paper,
  • respectful sponsors.
Key Facts about the Conference

Important Dates

  • Dates of the conference: June 29th – 30th, 2021
  • Deadline for abstract submission: December 1st, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31st, 2021
  • Deadline for workshop/training proposal submission: January 15th, 2021
  • Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is mandatory and number of places is limited. Deadline for registration June 20th, 2021
Important Dates

Keynote Speakers

We are glad to announce amazing keynote speakers! 

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Adrian FurnhamImpact of fast development of Information and communication technologies on work place of a researcher

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Adrian FurnhamImpact of fast development of Information and communication technologies on work place of a researcher

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Adeyinka TellaTechnological Advancement and Transformation of Libraries: a Glimpse into African Context

Adeyinka Tella is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and is currently a visiting researcher in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Before this time, Tella has been a Research Fellow in this same Department of Information Science at UNISA. Tella enrolled for a Ph.D. program through Commonwealth Scholarship in Oct 2005 at the University of Botswana and finished in Sept 2009. Tella is a Three times winner of Dr. TM Salishu Most Published Librarian Award by the Nigerian Library Association (2015, 2017, and 2018), and, a 2007 winner of Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA small grant for thesis writing for the Ph.D. students’ category. Tella has authored over 200 publications including articles in high-impact Web of Science/Scopus, and Scimago rated journals (SRJ), books, and chapter in books.

Adeyinka TellaTechnological Advancement and Transformation of Libraries: a Glimpse into African Context

Adeyinka Tella is an Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria and is currently a visiting researcher in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. Before this time, Tella has been a Research Fellow in this same Department of Information Science at UNISA. Tella enrolled for a Ph.D. program through Commonwealth Scholarship in Oct 2005 at the University of Botswana and finished in Sept 2009. Tella is a Three times winner of Dr. TM Salishu Most Published Librarian Award by the Nigerian Library Association (2015, 2017, and 2018), and, a 2007 winner of Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA small grant for thesis writing for the Ph.D. students’ category. Tella has authored over 200 publications including articles in high-impact Web of Science/Scopus, and Scimago rated journals (SRJ), books, and chapter in books.

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Carole GobleFAIR Computational Workflows

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Carole GobleFAIR Computational Workflows

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Chen ChaomeiDelineating the Scholarly Landscape of a Research Field

Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in the USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization (1473-8716; 1473-8724) and the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (2504-0537). He is the author of a series of books on visualizing the evolution of scientific knowledge as wells strategies and techniques for critical thinking, creativity, and discovery, including Representing Scientific Knowledge: The Role of Uncertainty (Springer 2017), The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006), Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the creator of the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature.
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Chen ChaomeiDelineating the Scholarly Landscape of a Research Field

Dr. Chaomei Chen is a Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University in the USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization (1473-8716; 1473-8724) and the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics (2504-0537). He is the author of a series of books on visualizing the evolution of scientific knowledge as wells strategies and techniques for critical thinking, creativity, and discovery, including Representing Scientific Knowledge: The Role of Uncertainty (Springer 2017), The Fitness of Information: Quantitative Assessments of Critical Information (Wiley, 2014), Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2011), Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer 2004, 2006), Mapping Scientific Frontiers: The Quest for Knowledge Visualization (Springer 2003, 2013). He is the creator of the widely used visual analytics software CiteSpace for visualizing and analyzing structural and temporal patterns in scientific literature.
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Two-hour pre-conference workshops/trainings will be organized at the conference

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ICTeSSH Program

This is a tentative ICTeSSH conference program. The final program will be published in March 2020. All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST = UTC + 2)

  • Day 1 28 June 2021
  • Day 2 29 June 2021
  • Day 3 30 June 2021
  • The conference online tool
09:00 AM - 10:30 AMA pre-conference workshop 1
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee break
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMOpening By Dragan Ivanovic

The conference opening ceremony

11:00 AM - 12:30 PMSession 1

Twelve papers should be presented in this session (7 minutes per presentation)

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
01:30 PM - 03:00 PMSession 2

Six papers should be presented in this session (15 minutes per presentation)

03:00 PM - 03:15 PMCoffee break
03:15 PM - 04:00 PMDelineating the Scholarly Landscape of a Research Field By Chaomei ChenKeynote speaker

Understanding the development of a research field is challenging but critical for a wide variety of professions and stakeholders. While one may find philosophical, sociological, historical accounts of the evolution of a field of research and interdisciplinary dynamics, delineating and communicating the state of the art of a research field remains to be one of the major bottlenecks in problem-solving and decision-making processes. In this talk, I will introduce how relevant theories from social sciences can be utilized in the design and application of an interactive visual analytic tool, CiteSpace, for computational and explanatory studies of research. I will demonstrate the theoretical and practical values of the types of visual analytic processes by presenting the findings of a few exemplar case studies.

04:00 PM - 04:15 PMCoffee break
04:15 PM - 05:00 PMNew Techniques of Assessment and Selection at Work By Adrian FurnhamKeynote speaker

This paper reviews various new approaches to assessing personality. These were divided into five areas: Big data; Wearable technology, Gamification, Video-Resumes and Automated Personality Testing. These were briefly described and the evidence for their psychometric properties considered. At this stage there is more absence of evidence, than evidence of absence, for their validity. There is limited research on these methods which may offer new and improved ways of assessing personality.

  • The conference online tool
09:00 AM - 10:30 AMA pre-conference workshop/training
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee break
10:45 AM - 12:30 PMSession 3

The seven papers will be presented in this session (15 minutes per presentation)

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMTechnological advancement and transformation of libraries: a glimpse into African context By Adeyinka TellaKeynote speaker

It is no longer news that advancement in technology has changed and is still changing the library landscape across the globe. Today, advanced technologies especially those ushered in by the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic technology, cloud computing, big data, internet of things, IoT, virtual and augmented reality, and others have all changed the way libraries operate. Traditional library tasks such as cataloging, circulation, and collection development, which were performed manually a few decades ago, have now been automated to a greater extent. The way user services are being rendered has also changed compared to what obtained in the past.  These changes seem to be more pronounced in developed nations such as the US, UK, Australia, and some other countries in Europe. In those nations, the changes seem to be prominent, well pronounced, and adequately communicated in form of research reports.  However, much of the transformation taking place in Africa librarianship seem not to be well known and communicated to the outside world. Examining the transformation taking place in the African Library landscape brought by advanced technology is considered to be of interest to the outside world.   In light of this, this presentation seeks to take a glimpse into what is happening in African librarianship by way of examining the changes that have taken place, the changes that are currently taking place, and then project into the likelihood of the changes that will occur in the future. The presentation will discuss the technology that libraries in Africa have used in the past, the ones currently being used, and the ones that will dominate the scene in times to come. The presentation will also delve into the past by looking at the way library services were rendered, the technologies used, and compare to the present to be able to project into the future.  Based on the findings of the study, recommendations will be made on how libraries in African can adequately compete and match up with their counterpart in the developed nations.

02:15 PM - 02:30 PMCoffee break
02:30 PM - 04:30 PMSponsors’ session By Sponsors delegates

Each sponsor will have a time slot for presentation of its products and platforms.

02:30pmPlatinum sponsor
03:10pm Gold sponsor 1
03:30pmGold sponsor 2
03:50pmSilver sponsor 1
04:00pmSilver sponsor 2
04:10pmSilver sponsor 3
04:20pmSilver sponsor 4
04:30 PM - 05:00 PMICTeSSH quiz By all attendeesDragan Ivanovic
  • Quiz with 500 euros prize for a winner
  • Everyone can participate, and there can be only one winner
  • Questions are related to the sponsors’ session presentations
  • Your email will be used as identifier
  • There will be 10 multiple choices questions
  • Be quick and accurate
  • Don’t forget to press submit button at the end
  • Link to the quiz will be posted in the chat box of the Zoom webinar
  • GOOD LUCK!!!
  • The conference online tool
09:00 AM - 10:30 AMSession 4

Twelve papers will be presented in this session (7 minutes per presentation)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AMCoffee break
10:45 AM - 12:30 PMSession 5

Seven papers should be presented in this session (15 minutes per presentation)

12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
01:30 PM - 02:15 PMFAIR Computational Workflows By Carole GobleKeynote speaker
02:15 PM - 02:30 PMCoffee break
02:30 PM - 03:45 PMPanel – Usage of ICT tools in SSHDragan Ivanovic

Discussion about usage of ICT tools in SSH. The list of panelists will be published before the conference.

03:45 PM - 04:00 PMClosing ceremonyDragan Ivanovic