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Keynote Speakers 

Professor Tom WilsonTom Wilson
Tom is Professor Emeritus, University of Sheffield and Visiting Professor at the University of Borås, Sweden, the University of Leeds Business School and Professor Catedratico Convidado in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal.

He is a leading international figure in information behaviour research and has conducted a number of practitioner studies in this field. He has been a visiting professor at universities in several countries and was Head of the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield for fifteen years. He has received a number of academic awards in recognition of his research and is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of the electronic journal, Information Research. ↩

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Steve KellingSteve Kelling
Steve is the director of information science for the Cornell (University) Lab of Ornithology Cornell University.  Steve is responsible for managing an extremely dedicated group of technology professionals who are bringing advances in Information Science (IT) to the field of Ornithology. 

Steve's primary interests and responsibilities revolve around four broad topics: the development of Internet data gathering tools for observational-based monitoring projects, the use of novel digital library strategies to create global communities of interested users centered around primary scientific references, the organization of the rich data resources of the bird-monitoring community and integrating these resources within existing bioinformatic infrastructures, and using unique computer science strategies to analyze the distribution and abundance of wild bird populations. 

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