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Keynote speakers

INFuture conference have a line-up of international keynote speakers discussing this year's theme "e-Institutions – Openness, Accessibility, and Preservation":


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Karen Anderson

Building trust and confidence through sustainable information systems research: towards a common future

The Information Systems research group at Mid Sweden University is the result of four separate groups, spread across three disciplines, artificially thrown together because we didn’t seem to fit into other developed research groups. The disciplines are: Archives and Information Science, Industrial Economy and Informatics. What we were seen to have in common was ‘information’.  
Shortly after this uncertain start, the University launched a demanding internal process for Assessment of Research and Coproduction (ARC13) over the previous five years. We didn’t have that much past together, so we set out to build ourselves a future, exploring our common interests as we gathered data for the evaluation. We pooled our research, hired a facilitator to help with a SWOT analysis, built trust within the group and achieved a remarkably good report from the external assessors. Participation in the multidisciplinary InterPARES Trust in Digital Records in an Increasingly Networked World Project has been an inspiring factor in the Archives and Information Science contribution to our new collaboration. Our Information Systems research group now focuses on five research challenges: Information value, quality, accessibility, sustainability and trustworthiness.  Now we are having fun exploring the possibilities, confident that our Information Systems research group has its own sustainable future.



Karen Anderson, PhD, is the Foundation Professor of Archives and Information Science at Mid Sweden University. She is the Director of the InterPARES Trust European Team and a member of the Information Systems research group and the Centre for Digital Information Management (CEDIF) at Mid Sweden University. Her research interests include implementation of trustworthy, standards-based digital recordkeeping systems; benchmarking information management practice and development of professional standards for sustainable long-term management of records.  She is an Editor-in-Chief for Archival Science, a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Public Information Systems and an expert member of the Swedish Standards Institute Technical Committee for Records Management.

Luciana Duranti

Luciana Duranti

Cyberspace: A Communal Place or a Place of Separation?

Cyberspace, or the 5th dimension, is regarded by most as a virtual space, though, as P. J. Rey states “real-virtual dualism is nothing more than a fiction.” The idea, he contends, comes from a refusal to accept the physical extension of digital information in computer terminals and other machines. Cyberspace is a physical space of separation between those who provide information and those who access it. Yet, many perceive it as a communal space where documentary facts, actions and memories are shared. As a result, policies that attempt to regulate the activities carried out in cyberspace, take two opposite directions: on the one hand they support open access, open data, transparent and open government, redundancy, and permanent preservation, and on the other hand they proclaim the right to oblivion, or to be forgotten, the right to privacy, the duty to confidentiality and secrecy, expungement of data or elimination of links, jurisdictional control of storage locations, as well as destruction of records after they have served their usefulness for the purposes they were generated. This keynote will discuss these directions in light of the findings of international research projects.



Dr. Luciana Duranti is Chair of Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, and a Professor of archival theory, diplomatics, and the management and preservation of digital records in both its master’s and doctoral archival programs. She is Director of the Centre for the International Study of Contemporary Records and Archives (CISCRA, http://www.ciscra.org) and of InterPARES, the largest and longest living publicly funded research project on the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records (1998-2018), the 4th iteration of which is called InterPARES Trust (http://www.interparestrust.org), the “Digital Records Forensics” Project, and the “Records in the Clouds” Project. She is co-Director of “The Law of Evidence in the Digital Environment” Project.


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Rafał Jaworski

Approximate sentence matching and its applications in corpus-based language research

Approximate sentence matching (ASM) is a technique of retrieving sentences from a large corpus that are similar to a given pattern sentence. One of the most important challenges in ASM is finding a good sentence similarity measure, which would reflect human intuition of sentence resemblance. Another challenge is designing a robust and scalable algorithm, capable of retrieving similar sentences from a large text corpus, using a given similarity measure.
This talk presents an author's algorithm for approximate sentence matching and sentence similarity computation. Its implementation is based on suffix arrays augmented by custom designed auxiliary data structures. In order to measure the sentence similarity it uses an improved version of Jaccard index.
The second part of the talk focuses on applying the sentence similarity measure in the task of building parallel corpora for under-resourced languages. This is achieved by selecting the most valuable sentences of a monolingual corpus by the means of cluster analysis.



Rafał Jaworski, a researcher and lecturer in computational linguistics. Holds a PhD degree in computer science and specializes in natural language processing. His main areas of interest include approximate searching, computer-aided translation, corpus-based research and theory of algorithms. Works as an assistant professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. In his free time likes riding a bike, playing guitar and practice basic acrobatics (though not all at once).