PITTSBURGH: BUSINESS MEETING, OCTOBER 28, 1992
1. Present at the meeting: Raya Fidel; Phil Smith; Clare
Beghtol; Hanne Albrechtsen; Susanne
Humphrey; Matt Moore; Stephen
Hirtle; Judy Tessier; Jim Anderson;
Marcia Zeng; Barbara Kwasnik; Candy
2. Candy Schwarz tabled a report from the Chapters and Sigs
3. Plans for next year:
It was decided that the workshop has become a tradition
and should be held next year, perhaps with a different
format. Some suggestions for new formats were: have a
reactor for each paper; divide the day into separate
topics and have invited papers; ask each paper to focus
on a research dilemma; have questions and answers
transcribed and published; divide into small groups to
discuss different questions and report back to the
whole group. It was decided to put these possibilities
to members and ask for feedback and more suggestions.
An ad hoc committee for the workshop was formed.
Barbara Kwasnik will print the proceedings again. Phil
Smith will be responsible for PR and overall
coordination. Clare Beghtol, Judy Tessier and Raya
Fidel will read submissions and work with the authors.
b. SIG/CR program for next annual meeting:
The theme of the next annual meeting is Integrating
Technologies\ Converging Professions. The following
topics were suggested:
Filtering e-mail messages at the workstation
Demonstration of prototypes systems that have a
classification component, possibly with the HCI
Analysis of knowledge domains (Hanne will organize)
Query expansion/ad-hoc automatic indexing (Efthinius
Efthimiadis has indicated interest in organizing)
New knowledge sources and semantic maps in medicine
(Nancy Roderer has indicated interest in
Thesaurus revision (Matt Moore will organize)
Preliminary documentation for these sessions must be
submitted to Barbara Kwasnik no later than 15 Dec.
1992. Clare Beghtol will be responsible for this.
c. SIG/CR program for mid-year meeting. The theme of the
meeting is "Electronic Imaging: Clip Art to Virtual
Dan Russel at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center may be
interested in doing a session entitled "Making sense of
information: new technologies for locating,
structuring, processing and using information that seem
to work". Ray Schwartz may be interested in
organizing this session. It may also be possible to do
a joint session with the Arts and Humanities SIG.
4. Officers for next year:
Phil Smith will work on this.
Ray Schwartz will continue to do this. He will aim for
6 issues a year, but there will definitely be 4 issues.
Susanne has agreed to check e-mail addresses of
members. Possible suggestions for content were:
abstracts of papers presented at sessions; reports on
sessions; list of author and titles of workshop papers.
We hope to increase the personalization of the
newsletter as a recruitment tool.
6. Submitted by Clare Beghtol, November 3, 1992