The 1st International Conference on IAKS Held in NUST


On October 11-12, the First International Conference on Information Acquisition and Knowledge Services (IAKS 2014) and the 6th workshop on Search Behavior and User Cognition were held in Nanjing University of Science and Technology, NUST, with Peking University, NUST, University of Pittsburgh, Wuhan University and Nanjing University being the hosts.


The opening ceremony was presided by Professor Hui Guangping, dean of Economical Management College, and Professor Qian Linfang, Vice president of NUST, and Professor Ma Feicheng, conference president and director of Information Resource Research Center within Wuhan University gave the opening speeches representing undertaker and sponsor respectively.

 Vice president Qian Linfang

Professor Ma Feicheng

Professor Hui Guangping

IAKS 2014 invited four world famous experts, Professor Ronald Larsen from University of Pittsburgh, USA, Professor Marchionini from University of North Carolina, USA, Professor Lai Maosheng from Peking University and Professor Wang Weijun from Huazhong Normal University to present keynote speeches, which involves the theory and application of big data, search behavior and cognition behavior.

Professor Ronald Larsen


Professor Lai Maosheng


The conference accepted 95 (87 English versions and 8 Chinese Versions) out of 200 received papers, which were classified into 8 sections, namely information search behavior, usage cognition, intellectual information search and knowledge excavation, social behavior and user-generated content, knowledge service and knowledge sharing, knowledge storage and knowledge management, group decision and social computering, and knowledge organization and knowledge expression, with about 70 representatives giving reports and more than 200 participants joining in the heated discussion. 


date: 10/16/2014

by: Jeremy