Presentations

Shiri, A. (2014) Conundrum of Big Data. ARMA International Edmonton Chapter. Edmonton, Alberta, October 14, 2014 (Invited).

Farnel, S. & Shiri, A. (2014) Metadata for Research Data. Presented at the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications. DC-2014, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Shiri, A. & Zvyagintseva L. (2014) Dynamic Query Suggestion in Web Search Engines: A Comparative Examination. Connecting Across Borders: Globalization and Information Science Research. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & Inaugural Librarians' Research Institute Symposium. . Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 28- 30th 2014.

Shiri, A. (2014) Sustainable Pedagogy through Learning Analytics. Encouraging Systems Thinking: The Creative Use of Technology In and Beyond University of Alberta Classrooms. International Week: Creating solutions for a Healthier World, University of Alberta, January 29, 2014.

Shiri, A. (2014) Exploring Information Ethics: A Metadata Analytics Approach. Paper presented at the Information Ethics Roundtable 2014: Information Ethics and Global Citizenship. University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, Edmonton, Alberta, April 24-26, 2014.

Shiri, A. (2013) Big Data Meets Linked Data: A Knowledge Organization Systems Perspective. Presented at the Special Interest Group on Classification Research (SIG/CR) at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, November 1-6, 2013.

Shiri, A. (2013) Researching Visual Vocabularies: A Conceptual Model. Questioning the Visual: Research Methods and the Problem of Perception (SIG/VIS). Panel presentation with Joan E. Beaudoin, Elaine Ménard, Christine Marie Angel, Andrea Copeland, Jenna Hartel, Brian O'Connor, Leslie Thomson. at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, November 1-6, 2013.

Shiri, A. & Rathi, D. (2013) Twitter Content Categorization: A Public Library Perspective. International Conference on Knowledge Management. ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, November 1-6, 2013.

Shiri, A. (2013) The Many Facets of ‘Query’ in Interactive Information Retrieval (poster). ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Association for Information Science & Technology, Montreal, November 1-6, 2013.

Shiri, A. (2013) Big Data and Learning Analytics: Tools for Educators. University of Alberta. Faculty of Education, Master of Educational Technoloy, EDU 575: Theory and Practice in Educational Technology, Wednesday March 20, 2013 (Invited talk).

Shiri, A. (2012) Typology and Analysis of Big Data: An Information Science Perspective. Presented at Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? Oxford Internet Institute. University of Oxford, September 20-21, 2012, St. Anne's College, Oxford, UK.

Shiri, A. (2012) Big Data: Myth or Reality? Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, December 5, 2012 (Invited talk).

Shiri, A., Stan Ruecker, S., Doll,L. Bouchard, M.and Fiorentino, C. (2011) An Evaluation of Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interfaces for Multilingual Digital Libraries. To be presented at the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), September 26-28, 2011, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany.

Shiri, A. (2011) Internet-based Methods and Tools for Conducting Research. University of Alberta Libraries, Novemeber 4, 2011. (Invited)

Samek, T. and Shiri, A. (2011) Knowledge Mapping of Social Responsibility in an Information Intensive Society: A Proposed Taxonomy. Presented at the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) Symposium, Provincial Archives of Alberta, October 1, 2011.

Shiri, A. (2011) Exploratory Interaction with Digital Libraries Using Visual Thesauri. School of Library and Information Studies,University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, January 26, 2011. (Invited)

Shiri, A. (2011) Internet-based Research Methods and Tools. Grant Macewan University Library. April 21, 2011.

Shiri, A. (2010) Confluence of Visualization and Semantics: Development of Thesaurus-Enhanced Visual Interfaces for Digital Libraries. School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, December 7, 2010. (Invited)

Shiri, A. (2010) Internet-based Research Methods and Tools. University of Alberta Libraries, June 7, 2010. (Invited)

Chatterley, T., Chambers, T., Shiri, A., Buckingham, J. and Dorgan, M. (2010) Investigation of information seeking behaviours of University of Alberta health sciences alumni and students. to be presented at the 34th Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference (CHLA/ABSC ), June 7-11, 2010, Kingston, Ontario.

Shiri, A. (2009) Exploration of Interdisciplinarity in Nanotechnology Queries: The Use of Transaction Log Analysis and Thesauri. Presented at the ASIS&T 20th Annual SIG CR Workshop: Bridging Worlds, Connecting People: Classification Transcending Boundaries, November 7, 2009 Vancouver, British Columbia.

Shiri, A. (2009) Metadata in Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. Presented at the Netspeed 2009 Conference, Ocotber 21-23, 2009, Calgary, Alberta. (Invited)

Shiri, A. (2009) An Examination of User Queries in a Nanotechnology Digital Library. Presented at the 37 th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science: Ottawa, May 28-30, 2009.

Shiri, A. (2009) Rich Information Interaction in Digital Libraries. Invited. School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. February 3, 2009. (Invited)

Shiri, A. (2009) Rich Information Interaction in Digital Libraries. Invited. Professional Development Day, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, February 6, 2009. (Invited)

Shiri, A.; Chambers, T.(2008) Information Retrieval from Digital Libraries: Assessing the Potential Utility of Thesauri in Supporting Users’ Search Behaviour in an Interdisciplinary Domain. To be presented at the 10th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization(ISKO). Montreal, 5-8 August 2oo8.

Ismond, K.P. ; Shiri, A. (2007) The Medical Digital Library Landscape. Presented at the Netspeed 2007 Conference, Calgary, Alberta, 17-19 October, 2007.

Shiri, Ali (2007) The Use of Metadata in Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries. Presented at the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-21, 2007 .

Shiri, Ali (2007) Trend Analysis in Social Tagging:An LIS Perspective. Presented at the 6th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop at the 11th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Budapest, Hungary, September 16-21, 2007.

Saumure, K.; Shiri, A. (2007) Knowledge Organization Trends: An Examination of the Post-Web Era. To be presented at the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO), University of Toronto, June 14-15, 2007.

Shiri, A.; Ruecker, S.; Rossello, X.; Bouchard, M.; Mehta, P. (2007) Development of A Thesaurus-enhanced Visual Interface for Multilingual Digital Libraries. Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science, Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries, K. Dalkir and C. Arsenault (eds.), Montreal, May 10-12, 2007.

Shiri, A. (2006) Knowledge Organization Systems in Canadian Digital Library Collections. Presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information (CAIS/ACSI) 2006 Annual Conference, June 1 - 3, 2006, York University, Toronto.

Anvik, K., Shiri, A., Rossello, X. and Ruecker, S. (2006) A Tabular Thesaurus Browser to Support Multilingual Queries. Presented at the Society for Digital Humanities Annual Conference. May 29 - 31, 2006 - York University, Toronto.

Shiri, A. (2006) The Use of Controlled Vocabualries in Interfaces to Canadian Digital Library Collections. Presented at the the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) 7th Informaiton Architecture Summit. March 23-27, 2006. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Shiri, A. (2006) New Information Environments: Digital Libraries and Subject gateways. University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. January 27.

Shiri, A. (2006) Knowledge Organization Systems in Canadian Digital Library Collections. School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. February 14.

Shiri, A. (2005) Thesaurus-enhanced Search Moves: An Evaluation of Search Term and Search Result Satisfaction. In Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World: Presented at the Canadian Association for Information Science 2005 Annual Conference, London, Ontario, June 2-4, 2005.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. "End-users Cognitive and Physical Moves in a Thesaurus-enhanced Search Environment: The Effect of Subject Knowledge". In Innovations through Information Technology. Presented at the Information Resources Management Association International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 23 - 26, 2004.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. "End-user Interaction with Thesauri: An Evaluation of Cognitive Overlap in Search Term Selection". Presented at the 8th International Conference of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), London, UK, 13-16 July 2004.

Shiri, A. Information and Knowledge Organization: Challenges and Issues. i-Lab Research Group, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Tuesday 25 May 2004.

Shiri, A. A. End-user Interaction with Thesaurus-enhanced Search Interfaces: An Evaluation of Search Term Selection. Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Tuesday the 11th November 2003.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C.; Chowdhury, G. Assessing the Impact of User Interaction with Thesaural Knowledge Structures: A Quantitative Analysis Framework. Presented at the 7th International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) Conference, Granada, Spain, 10-13 July 2002.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. User - Thesaurus Interaction in a Web-based Database: An Evaluation of Users' s Term Selection Behaviour, presented at Infotech Oulu International Workshop on Information Retrieval, Oulu, Finland, September 19-21, 2001.

Shiri, A. A. Thesaurus-aided Searching on a Web-based Database: A User-centered Evaluation. Paper presented at the 8th Irasnian Student Seminar in Europe, UMIST, Manchester, UK, May 2001.

Shiri, A. A.; Revie, C. Thesauri on the Web: Current Developments and Trends. Paper presented at Consultation for Agricultural Information Management (COAIM) Conference organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, 5-7 June 2000, Rome, Italy. (Invited paper)

Shiri, A.A. Thesauri on the Web and Their Applications. Presentation delivered at a Workshop organized by CAB International, 25 July 2000, Wallingford, Oxford UK. (Invited talk)

Shiri, A. Cybermetrics: A New Horizon in Information Research, presented at the FID 49th Conference and Congress, 11-17 October 1998, New Delhi, India.

Shiri, A. Building Blocks of an Effective Information Management Structure, Presented at the FID 49th conference and Congress, 11-17 October 1998, New Delhi, India.

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