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DGI and Elsevier Grant Best Paper Award


Frankfurt - DGI and Elsevier honor Young Information Professionals (YIPs) with the “Semantic Web & Linked Data - Elements of Future Information infrastructures” Best Paper Award, to be presented at the first annual DGI conference on 7 October 2010.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis e.V. (DGI) will honor contributions from next-generation information professionals with the Best Paper Award. The award, funded with a grant from science publisher Elsevier, will be presented during the 1st annual DGI-conference, on 7- 9 October 2010, in Frankfurt. First, second and third Best Paper Awards will be given, along with cash prizes. The partnership between the DGI and Elsevier denotes the high interest that the Science, Research and Industry sectors have in supporting the next-generation information professionals.

The DGI-Conference 2010 deals with the theme “Semantic Web & Linked Data” and focuses on the establishment of future information infrastructures. These will have a crucial influence on how the “world” will be represented and understood. As the next generation will build upon what will be decided today, the call for papers for the Best Paper Award focuses on all Young Information Professionals, (e.g. trainees, students, post-graduates, and those newly appointed in the information sector.)

At the Conference, organized in cooperation with the Frankfurter Book Fair,YIPs will be offered the opportunity to present their contributions to an audience of information professionals. The selection of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize will be made by a jury of information professionals and conference attendees.

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About the DGI
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis e.V. (DGI) ( was founded in 1948, and it is the assemble of all German Information specialists. The DGI represents the interests of information professionals in their professional environment, general public and information policy and economy. With regards to news concepts, methods and instruments, the DGI shows perspectives for the provision of information services and new inroads into knowledge management. The strength of the DGI is on information competence and know-how related to information.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet ( and Cell (, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect (, Scopus (, Reaxys (, MD Consult ( and Nursing Consult (, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite ( and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review (, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier ( employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).


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