Upcoming Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Decision-makers and data wranglers will want to be aware of this upcoming event!
Artificial Intelligence: Finding Its Place in Research, Discovery and Scholarly Publishing  

Two Days of Programming: 
Wednesday, May 15, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8:30am - 3:00pm

Conference Venue: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Maps and Directions  (The hotel is immediately accessible from the King Street Station on the Metro!)

While a great deal of intelligent technology has already been developed and deployed in the scholarly publishing industry, the key to its success will be in synthesizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology with massive data, tools, varying business models and the underpinning frameworks that are beginning to change the way we seek out, discover, interact with and benefit from scholarship.

For publishers, AI provides easier and faster efficiencies in workflow—from detecting plagiarism to peer review. Government agencies and private funders are relying on it to ensure not only that the research be made available, but that the researchers fulfill grant requirements in following reputable standards, preserving integrity and objectives of a trusted process. For academic search engines, AI is providing a better search experience coupled with valuable insights and connections. And for researchers and the institutions that support them, AI has been pivotal in engineering tools that—through automation—support scholars and researchers in new ways of carrying out experiments and interpreting results.

Attendees will explore the application and implication of AI across all sectors of scholarship at this NFAIS-hosted conference Artificial Intelligence: Finding Its Place in Research, Discovery and Scholarly Publishing, on May 15 - 16, 2019 in Old Town Alexandria, VA. NFAIS provides stakeholders with a forum for insightful discussion and open dialogue about potential paths forward.

Confirmed speakers for this event include:

  • Dr. Daniel Vasicek, Data Scientist and Engineer, Access Innovations, Inc.
  • Dr. Bamini Jayabalasingham, Senior Analytical Product Manager, Elsevier
  • Sam Herbert, Co-founder, 67 Bricks
  • Greg Kloiber, Sr. User Experience Designer, ScholarOne Manuscripts, Clarivate
  • Bert Carelli, Director of Partnerships, TrendMD
  • Dr. Rosina O’Weber, Associate Professor, Department of Information Science, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
  • Ann Gabriel, Senior Vice President Global Strategic Networks, Elsevier
  • Amanda Wheatley, Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship and Sandy Hervieux, Liaison Librarian for Political Science, Religious Studies and Philosophy, McGill University
  • Karim Boughida, Dean of University Libraries, University of Rhode Island
  • James J. Vileta, Business Librarian, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Peter Ciuffetti, Director of Product Development, ProQuest
  • Dr. Aaron Halfaker, American Computer Scientist and a Principle Research Scientist, Wikimedia Foundation