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Special Session
Special Session on
Managing Digital Data, Information and Records: Firm Responses to Hard Technologies
 - FR-HT 2018

18 - 20 September, 2018 - Seville, Spain

Within the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval - KDIR 2018


Sherry Li Xie
School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China

Brief Bio
Sherry L. Xie, MLIS (McGill University, Canada), MAS & PhD (University of British Columbia). Worked as librarian, archivist, and records manager in universities and governments in Canada and currently as: Professor, School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China; Associate Director, Center for Electronic Records Management Research; Research Fellow, Key Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Ministry of Education of China; and adjunct professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada. Members of the Legal Experts Group of the International Council on Archives, Association for Information System, the Sedona Conference and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model group. Current research interest includes digital records/ information and its management, freedom of information, digital evidence, personal information protection, and technology accountability. Has been participating in local and international research projects since 2003, and presented research findings, including keynote speeches, at more than 20 international conferences and has published 1 book, 3 book chapters, and more than 30 journal articles and conference papers.


This Special Session focuses on the findings and preliminary findings of two international projects: one, the InterPARES (International Research on Permanent and Authentic Records in Electronic Systems) project, supported by Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and two, the PAPIS (Pervasive Accountability to Pervasive Information Systems) project, the second phase of the Records-Centered Digital Information Management Theory and Mechanisms (DI{R}Mtm), supported by China’s Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities and the Research Funds of Renmin University of China (15XNL032). The InterPARES project has been examining the impact of digital technology on digital records since the 1990s and the PAPIS project aims at responding to the increasingly pervasive technology presence with a firm stance that takes the view of the general public.

Research that falls generally into the scope of managing digital information in today’s ever changing digital environment is also very much welcomed.

Topics of Interest
  • Responding to Digital Technology: the Path of InterPARES
  • Research on Balancing Theories and Mechanisms to Pervasive Information Systems: A Call for Collaboration
  • Trusting the Internet and Social Media Resources in the Post-Trust World
  • Managing Health Information in the Cloud
  • Following What Technology is Stating: News Summarization and Analysis
  • Technology and Information: The Development of Government Integrity in China
  • Technology, Health Information and Personal Data: the Setting up a Medical Treatment Partnership System in China


Paper Submission: July 16, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018 (expired)


Jenny Bunn, University College London, United Kingdom
Emna Chikhaoui, Law, College of Law Prince Sultan University Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Luciana Duranti, University of British Columbia, Canada
Donald C. Force, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Dinesh Katre, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), India
Özgür Külcü, Independent Researcher, Turkey
Guannan Liu, Beihang University, China
Yuenan Liu, Renmin University of China, China
Baojun Ma, Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Umi A. Mokhtar, Faculty of Technology and Information Science, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Manying Nie, information research, Research Institute of the State Archives Administration of China, China
Eun G. Park, McGill University, Canada
Corinne Rogers, InterPARES, Canada
Ian Song, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Tian Xia, School of Information Resource Manamgement, Renmin University of China, China
Menghui Yang, School of Information Resource Management, Renmin University of China, China
Jin Zhang, Management Science and Engineering, Jin Zhang, Business School, Renmin University of China, China
Mingyue Zhang, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS and Semantic Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


KDIR Special Sessions - FR-HT 2018