• Rahul Agarwalla
    CEO & Co-Founder, Knimbus.com India
    Topic: Libraries: The Node-Zero for Knowledge Networks

  • P Anandan
    Managing Director
    Microsoft Research, India

  • Jagdish Arora
    INFLIBNET Centre,
    Gujarat, India

  • Subbiah Arunachalam
    Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
    Topic: OA is gaining momentum and now the question is how soon will we reach universal OA

  • B S Baswan
    Former Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of HRD and Chairman Delhi Library Board

  • Sudha Bhattacharya
    Professor, Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  • Alejandro Bia
    CIO, DEMI, Miguel Hernández University, Spain

  • Frédéric Blin
    Heritage Collections and Preservation, National and University Library of Strasburg, France
    Topic: Cultural Heritage, Scientific Knowledge, Public Information: Digital Libraries and Identity

  • José Borbinha
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Lisbon Technical University , Portugal
    Topic: Digital Preservation

  • Heather Brown
    Assistant Director of Paper and Books at Artlab Australia

  • Raju Budhdharaja
    Consultant, National Library Board, Singapore and Consultant, Contentra

  • J K Chandira Deputy Director General (E), Doordarshan Kendra, Ahmedabad

  • Deepa Chandra Additional Director General, Doordarshan, New Delhi

  • Niladri Chatterjee Professor of Statistics and Computer Science Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
    Topic:Role of Natural Language Processing in Knowledge Management

  • Subroto Chattopadhyay Chairman The Peninsula' Foundation New Delhi

  • Jean-Marc Comment Head
    Technology Information Unit , Swiss Federal Archives, Switzerland
    Topic: Open Government Data: Swiss example of a pilot portal

  • Denise Troll Covey
    Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Topic: Changes in Publisher Support for Open Access: Laudatory or Predatory

  • Ramesh C Gaur
    University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  • Sudha Gopalakrishnan,
    Executive Director, Sahapedia, New Delhi

  • Dion Goh Associate Professor
    Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Topic: Oppurtunities and Challenges in Gamifying Mobile Information Sharing

  • Namita Gupta Topic: Building Digital Repository of NSTMIS Research Publications: A Case Study

  • Dinesh K. Gupta
    Director (Research), Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University India
    Topic: Universal principles of marketing and digital library services

  • Matthias L Hemmje FTK-Forschungsinstitut für
    Telekommunikation e.V

  • Debal C Kar
    University Librarian
    Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
    Topic : Digital Library of India

  • H K Kaul
    Director, DELNET, New Delhi

  • Hildrun Kretschmer
    COLLNET Coordinator & Honorary Professor Henan Normal University Xinxiang, China
    Topic: Foundation and Development of the Global Interdisciplinary Research Network "COLLNET": The Leading Role of India and China

  • Mangala Krishnamurthy
    Associate Professor
    Sarah & Eric Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering Library, University of Alabama, USA
    Topic: Impact of Library instruction in E-learning platforms : Faculty-Librarian collaboration

  • Anil Kumar
    Librarian and Head NICMAN, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

  • Alberto Laender Professor
    Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Topic: Problem of Author Name Ambiguation in Digital Libraries

  • Yan Quan Liu Professor
    Information and Library Science Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, USA
    Topic: Data Librarian, Its Education in ILS School

  • Akira Maeda Professor,
    Ritsumeikan University, Japan
    Topic: Multilingual Access to Diverse Digital Libraries and Archives: A Linked Data Approach

  • Nalini Mahajan
    Medical Library Director & Web Master
    Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital US
    Topic: Role of Medical Librarians in Building Digital Communities

  • Kavi Mahesh Professor
    Department of Computer Science, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore
    Topic: Ontology based Contents

  • Sanjaya MishraDirector
    Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi, India
    Topic: Role of Library and Information Professionals to Promote Quality of Teaching and Learning

  • Atsuyuki MorishimaProfessor
    Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Topic: L-Crowd: A Library Crowdsourcing Project by LIS and CS Researchers in Japan

  • Paul Nieuwenhuysen Professor
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Pleinlaan, Belgium
    Topic: Information discovery systems for scientific organizations

  • Vinay K Pathak Vice Chancellor, VMO University, Kota, India

  • A R D Prasad Head
    Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
    Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore, India
    Topic: Open Data Repositories & Linked Data

  • Michele Reilly Head of Digital Services
    University of Houston Libraries Houston, TX , USA
    Topic: We Built It Now What? Exploring users of University of Houston Digital Library Content

  • Gurdish Sandhu
    Associate Director
    (E-strategy & Information Services) University of East London UK
    Topic: Digital strategies for academic libraries in a rapidly changing information landscape

  • Ratna Sanyal
    Coordinator Universal Digital Library Project
    IIIT, Allahabad, India
    Topic: Natural Language Processng and Information Retrieval Techniques for Aggregative Digital Repositories

  • Francesca Schulze Metadata Specialist
    German National Library
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Topic: The “Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek” – Single access to digital cultural heritage in Germany.


  • Anna Maria Di Sciullo Head
    Department of Linguistics
    University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
    Topic: Natural Language Processing and Digital Libraries Prospects for the Future

  • Michael Seadle
    Professior & Director
    Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt Universitat, Germany
    Topic: 1. Permission to Archive: The Long Term of Orphaned Works.
    2. Inventing Knowledge: From Database to Semantic Web

  • Melissa Shaffer
    Director, Baker 2.0 Strategy and Infrastructure/Digital Content Programs
    Topic: Benefits of Forging Industry/Institutional Collaborations in Building Digital Library Collections

  • Subrata Sinha Director, National Brain Research Centre, India

  • K Srinivas
    IT Services
    Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
    Topic: Semnatic Web and Information Retreival

  • Ricardo da Silva TorresAssociate professor
    University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil
    Topic: Large-Scale Multimedia Digital Library Collections: Challenges and Research Opportunities

  • Felix N Ubogu University Librarian University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg , South Africa
    Topic: Building Digital Libraries in Africa: Current Developments

  • K Vageesh Deputy Director General, Programme, Music & Archives, AIR, New Delhi

  • Hannelore Vogt Director of the Public Library Cologne - The Mayor
    City Library of Cologne Germany
    Topic: "Social Computing, Digital Knowledge Management and the Transformation of Space Best Practice in Cologne Public Library, Germany "

  • Gulshan Wadhwa Professor
    Joint Director Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology New Delhi - 110003
    Topic: Integrating Digital Libraries for Networking in Bioinformatics

  • Ian Witten Professor
    Department of Computer Science University of Waikato New Zealand
    Topic: Semantic document representation: do it with Wikification


Guest speakers

  • Heather Brown
    Assistant Director of Paper and Books at Artlab Australia

  • Dilara Begum
    Head of Library
    East West University, Bangladesh
    Topic: Digital Library Network in Suth Asia: A Model for regional Cooperation

  • Dr. B. Sutradhar
    Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur,India