4.1170 ASIS 1991 Mid-Year Meeting: MultiMedia (1/70)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Mar 91 17:08:59 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1170. Wednesday, 20 Mar 1991.
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 91 13:31:10 PST
From: samia@violet.Berkeley.EDU (Samia Benidir)
Subject: ASIS Mid-Year
MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ASIS 1991 Mid-Year Meeting
APRIL 26-29, 1991
Santa Clara, California
Conference registration for people not members of ASIS:
$299 (members $190). [Note that since membership costs $85, one might
as well join ASIS, save money, and get a year of JASIS and BASIS
BUT THESE ARE THE EARLY REGISTRATION RATES FOR THOSE WHO REGISTER ON
OR BEFORE MARCH 21.
It goes up to $320 ($230) thereafter. Cheap rates for students ($30).
A fast way to register is to send a fax memo asking to be registered
with a credit card number (VISA or Mastercard), expiration date,
and signature to ASIS:
Fax US (301) 495 0810.
Voice phone (301) 495 0900.
Address: ASIS CONFERENCE REGISTER, P.O. Box 554, WASHINGTON DC 20044-0554.
Registration includes conference evening meal Saturday and admission to
a good amusement park with excellent roller coasters Sunday night!
The 20th ASIS Mid-Year Meeting will focus on one of the most
important new areas in information systems: Multimedia. Traditional
concerns with text and numerical data are being supplemented and may
ultimately be supplanted by increasing attention to the documentation
of objects, sounds, images, and moving images. Digitized sounds and
still, moving and 3-D images are being stored, indexed, retrieved, and
manipulated. Combinations of text with images and sounds are becoming
more common. These new developments promise to change the way we think
How are multimedia developments going to be used to provide
improved information services? What relevant experiences from art
collections, museums, engineering files, and photo, film and sound
archives can be used for digitized records? What new opportunities
and challenges will digitized forms of sounds and images bring?
Building better information services will require that we
effectively use images and sound in combination with test and numerical
data. To achieve these advancements we must make significant progress
in computing, data storage, and telecommunications. The 1991 ASIS
Mid-Year Meeting will present cutting-edge research and development in
the information sciences which build upon our experience with text and
data by adding access to sound and images. It will also explore current
and potential applications of this research.
On Friday April 26 from 8-5 there are a selection of workshops on
Thesaurus construction; interactive multimedia; hypertext; hypermedia;
how to survive as an information professional. These cost extra on the
$80 - $275 range depending on what one chooses and whether one is a member.
The conference proper begins with a reception Friday 6:30 pm.
The technical program begins 8:00 am Saturday 27th and runs through
Monday noon. No evening technical sessions.
Hotel accommodation is separate. Conference hotel is:
ASIS Midyear Meeting, Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College
Boulevard, SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, 95054. Best airport is San Jose.
Free shuttle from airport. If you fly direct you will probably have to
fly to San Francisco. If you stop in New York, Los Angeles, or
elsewhere, you could arrange to connect to San Jose. Hotel rates $70
per night per room single or double.