The second International Data and Information Management Conference (IDIMC) was held by the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University on 12th and 13th January 2016.
The conference aimed to bring together researchers, managers and policy makers from academia, industry, government, commerce and the third sector. To follow on from the 2014 conference, ‘Making connections’, the overarching theme of this conference was ‘Exploring our digital shadow’.
The first day focussed on early career researchers, with a programme including a selection of workshops designed to hone skills in information management research. The second day comprised a series of invited and contributed papers and posters with a broad appeal across the sector. There were excellent networking opportunities throughout both days.
Exploring our digital shadow:
from data to intelligence
The information society and knowledge based economy rely on the organisation and retrieval of data and information; the processes associated with knowledge creation; and the knowledge required to design, develop and implement solutions that enable the exploitation of knowledge, data and information. With the ever-increasing growth in the volumes of data available digitally, how is society adapting to the challenges of extracting intelligence from the data and exploiting the available knowledge? Therefore, the overarching theme of this year’s conference was ‘exploring our digital shadow: from data to intelligence’, and papers were invited in the key areas of interest outlined below.