ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIAL SESSION ON "SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION IN ECONOMICS"

The Artificial Intelligence Special Session on "Semantic Technology Applications in Economics" is organized by MIMOS BERHAD during the Knowledge Technology Week 2012 (KTW2012).

This special session is a focused session featuring talks of leading experts in the field and demo applications on real-world problems. A panel discussion is designed to provide a great opportunity for senior members of government departments, ministries and industrial players who are directly related to economics sector, to address the topic with the right depth, giving it proper visibility, and allowing time for discussion and networking.


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Speakers Profile

Prof. Klaus Tochtermann

Director
Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel

Professor for Computer Science
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

Since October 2000 he has been the director of Austria's first industry-based research institute on knowledge management Know- Center (www.know-center.at). From 2001-2007 Klaus Tochtermann was responsible for a budget of 21 Million Euro at Know-Center (40% from industry; 60% from federal government). In 2007 he managed to acquire further 25 Million Euro (45% from industry and 55% from federal government) for the continuation of Know-Center for the years 2008-2014. Since 2004 Klaus Tochtermann has also been head of the institute for knowledge management at Graz University of Technology. From 2007 to 2009 Klaus Tochtermann was also director of the Institute for Networked Media at Joanneum Research. With its 400 researchers distributed among 14 institutes, Joanneum Research is a state research institute which supports the state government and the local IT industry in developing their IT strategy including R&D projects (annual turnover of the institute 400.000 Euro; annual turnover of Joanneum Research as a whole 40 Mio Euro).

In 2001 Klaus Tochtermann founded the I-KNOW conference on knowledge management. With about 500 participants from about 30 nations I-KNOW has become the largest conference on knowledge management in Europe. Due to its unique concept it successfully bridges the gap between science and industry. This is also reflected in the fact that about 45% of the participants come from industry and 55% from science.

Since 2010, Klaus Tochtermann has been director of the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Kiel and Hamburg. He also holds a professor position for computer science at Christian-Albrechts- University Kiel (Germany). With an annual budget of 20 Mio Euro and more than 250 employees, ZBW maintains the world's largest library for economics.

Prof.Tochtermann has been member of the program committee of more than 100 international scientific conferences and he has more than 250 scientific publications; he gave more than 100 talks and keynotes to scientific and industrial audiences world-wide always with a strong focus on how to transfer scientific knowledge into true innovations for industry.

Kirsten Jeude

Metadata Manager
Department of Integrated Cataloguing and Acquisition
Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW), Hamburg

About 10 experiences in information management, including information delivery, document access, retrieval strategies, and metadata standards. Among others, Kirsten Jeude assists in the developing of ZBW’s Information Systems, such as EconBiz, and coordinates the exchange of datasets (ca. 5 Mio records). She takes also part in national and international working groups for the development of application profiles or mappings.

2005: Information Specialist 2005-2007: started as trainee, later coordinator of ZBW’s leading project for the digitization of the Press Archives of the Hamburg World Economy Archives (HWWA) and the Economic Archives of the Institute for World Economy (IfW) at HWWA. 2007-: Metadata Manager at Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW); As Metadata Manager she is an expert in Metadata Standards and Mappings Since 2012: Group Leader for quality management and library management projects

Dr Sharifah Khadijah Syed Agil

Head of Graduate Studies (Strategic Planning and Academic Quality)
Institute of Graduate Studies(IPSis), UiTM , Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Senior lecturer, Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Sharifah Khadijah Syed Agil is a member of academic staff from the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She started her career in the public practice and later on in the commerce and industry before joining the academic. She obtained her Ph.D from UiTM, read Master of Accountancy from Glasgow University after obtaining the Bachelor Degree and Diploma in Education from IIUM; and Diploma in Accountancy from UiTM. She was responsible for the establishment and implementation for the conduct of Malaysian Institute of Accountants Qualifying Examination (MIAQE). She has been involved in corporate training and has been on several occasions served as an adjudicator for the National Corporate Report Award (NACRA). She was one of the members of the Ethics Committee in MIA and currently serves on board of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants Ethics Standard Board to promote adherence to high quality professional and ethical standards, and convergence with international standards. Currently attach at Institute of Graduate Studies (IPSis), UiTM to handle matters on the institute’s strategic planning and academic quality for the postgraduates programs.

She initiated academic linkages between UiTM and Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW), being effort to put UiTM on the world map. Currently working on the UiTM/ZBW Network for partners’ recruitment into the network in Malaysia.

Since 2010, Klaus Tochtermann has been director of the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Kiel and Hamburg. He also holds a professor position for computer science at Christian-Albrechts- University Kiel (Germany). With an annual budget of 20 Mio Euro and more than 250 employees, ZBW maintains the world's largest library for economics.

Presentation

Presenter: Prof. Klaus Tochtermann, Kirsten Jeude and Dr Sharifah Khadijah Syed Agil

Title: Applications of Semantic Technologies for Scholarly Communications in Economics

Abstract: The workshop will present ZBW's most important online offers for scientific literature in economics. This includes the portal EconBiz Open for economic literature, the publishing service EconStor, the open access journal Economics as well as all background technologies (e.g. semantic technologies) and systems (e.g. the semantic thesaurus for economics).
  • EconBiz Open is the leading portal for scientific literature which integrates content from the most important repositories in economics. In total, EconBiz Open supports access to more than 1 Million publications in PDF.
  • EconStor supports researches to publish their papers in a repository. All papers published in EconStor will also be pushed to RePec, the world's largest Open Access repository for research papers in economics.
  • Economics is a leading Open Access Journal for Economics. Papers submitted to Economics will openly be discussed by the reviewers and the community prior to final acceptance.
This workshop has three goals:
1. Highlighting why common problems which are faced by researchers and students during their search for scholarly articles cannot be solved by using Google and Google Scholar. These problems can be overcome with using semantic-enhanced portals such as EconBiz.
2. Presenting advanced search features by the illustration of common search scenarios.
3. Introducing how researchers can publish their scholarly literature by using the Open Access infrastructure of EconStor.
4. Lessons learned from the perspective of UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) which is one the members of the EconBiz International Partner Network.

Demo I

Title: Presentation of EconBiz, One of the World's Largest Open Access Portals for Scientific Literature in Economics

Abstract: EconBiz Open is the leading portal for scientific literature which integrates content from the most important repositories in economics. In total, EconBiz Open supports access to more than 1 Million publications in PDF.

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Demo II

Title: Presentation of EconStor, ZBW's Open Access Publication Service

Abstract: EconStor supports researches to publish their papers in a repository. All papers published in EconStor will also be pushed to RePec, the world's largest Open Access repository for research papers in economics

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Organization Profile



                  National Library of Economics
             Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

The ZBW - German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world's largest specialist library for economics, with locations in Kiel and Hamburg. The mission of the ZBW is to procure and supply economic information and literature. The ZBW aims to offer its users comprehensive services that will facilitate efficient and effective utilisation of economics-specific information.

The German National Library of Economics procures economic literature and subject specific information from all over the world. The ZBW makes them available to users by interlibrary lending and document delivery as well as by local lending and uses them as the basis of its information services. The ZBW also engages in national and international projects to advance the development of new information services. The ZBW is a WTO depositary library and maintains a European Documentation Centre at both locations, in Kiel and Hamburg.

ZBW Fact and Figures
  • Holdings: 4.3 million books and other publications.
  • Number of current journal subscriptions: 31,742 titles.
  • Number of title records in the database ECONIS: 5.2 million.
  • Number of documents stored in the digital archive EconStor: 24,935
  • Number of staff: 260 persons.
  • Founding year: 1919.
  • Director: Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann
  • Financing: the ZBW is financed jointly by the federal and state governments.
  • Total annual budget: EUR 20.3 million.
For more information, please visit http://www.zbw.eu.



Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)


UiTM is Malaysia's largest institution of higher learning in terms of size and population. It has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 1956 and it is still growing. The university has expanded nationwide with 12 branch campuses, three satellite campuses, 9 city campuses and 21 affiliated colleges. With this vast network and a workforce of 17,000, the university offers more than 300 academic programmes in a conducive and vibrant environment. It is also home to some 172,000 students.

The University is committed to helping bumiputera students achieve the highest scholarly level and to prepare them for careers in public and professional practice in various fields. Its formation is based on a vision of outstanding scholarship and academic excellence that is capable of providing leadership in various arenas.

Although still a fledgling compared to other more established universities in the country, UiTM has earned a reputation as being one of Malaysia's innovative and entrepreneurial universities, as it has formed linkages with numerous and diverse industrial sectors. Hence, its relationships with the industries have enriched its research and innovation as well as its entrepreneurial culture.

Today, UiTM draws strength from the initiatives of its founding fathers, exploring and mastering various frontiers of knowledge as it works towards reaching greater heights and celebrating more accomplishments at home and abroad. The ultimate is to put UiTM on the world map.

For further details please contact:
Farouq H Hamed (MIMOS) / Norbaitiah Ambiah (MIMOS)
Fax: +60 3 8991 4212
Email: aiss@mimos.my