Context: Nature, Impact, and Role

5th International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Sciences, CoLIS 2005, Glasgow, UK, June 4-8, 2005. Proceedings

  • Fabio Crestani
  • Ian Ruthven
Conference proceedings CoLIS 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3507)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Papers

  3. Representing Context

  4. Context and Relevance in Information Seeking

    1. Elaine G. Toms, Heather L. O’Brien, Rick Kopak, Luanne Freund
      Pages 59-78
  5. Context and Information

  6. Contextualised Information Seeking

    1. Morten Skovvang, Mikael K. Elbæk, Morten Hertzum
      Pages 141-154
    2. Maristella Agosti, Nicola Ferro
      Pages 155-170
    3. Mustapha Baziz, Mohand Boughanem, Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles
      Pages 171-186
  7. Agendas for Context

  8. Context and Documents

  9. Workshops

    1. Jane Barton, R. John Robertson
      Pages 249-250
    2. Alex Bailey, Ian Ruthven, Leif Azzopardi
      Pages 251-251
  10. Back Matter

About these proceedings


CoLIS 5 was the ?fth in the series of international conferences whose general aim is to provide a broad forum for critically exploring and analyzing research inareassuchascomputerscience,informationscienceandlibraryscience.CoLIS examinesthehistorical,theoretical,empiricalandtechnicalissuesrelatingtoour understanding and use of information, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to research. CoLIS seeks to provide a broad platform for the examination of context as it relates to our theoretical, empirical and technical development of information-centered disciplines. The theme for CoLIS 5 was the nature, impact and role of context within information-centered research. Context is a complex, dynamic and multi- - mensional concept that in?uences both humans and machines: how they behave individually and how they interact with each other. In CoLIS 5 we took an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of context to help us understand and the theoretical approaches to modelling and understanding context, incorporate contextual reasoning within technology, and develop a shared framework for promoting the exploration of context.


Extensible Markup Language (XML) contextual information digital libraries information acquisition information engineering information extraction information retrieval information searching information sience library science metainformation organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabio Crestani
    • 1
  • Ian Ruthven
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of StrathclydeScotland
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer and Information SciencesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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