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Guest of honor

Peter Ingwersen is Full Professor from January 2006 in Information Retrieval at the Department of LIS in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is Affiliate Professor (Docent) at Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and is since 2004 member of the Executive Board of the He has carried out experimental research on cognitive aspects of user-system interaction and served in several Esprit projects as expert consultant to the EU Commission (SIMPR; FERMI). He participated in the three-year ESPRIT Long Term Research Workshop: MIRA on multimedia IR and evaluation. From 1996-2000 he was part of the Centre for Informetric Studies. Lately, he heads the TAPIR research group at the Royal School of LIS on text accessibility in interactive Information Retrieval as well as continuing the study of scientific communication patterns through citation analyses.

Reseach Awards:
2007    ISI/ASIST Award as Outstanding Teacher of Information Scince
2005    Derek de Solla Price Medal for his research in Scientometrics and Webometrics.
2005    Thomson Award of excellence in Denmark, being the internationally most highly cited Danish researcher in the social sciences.
2003    ASIST Research Award for his work on cognitive perspectives of Information Retrieval.
1994    ASIS, New Jersey Chapter Distinguish Lectureship Award.
1993    Jason Farradane Award (UK) for his contributions to Information Science.