CAMP’10 is the first international conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management is scheduled to be held in Shah Alam, Malaysia on 16 – 18 March 2010.   The conference is organised by PECAMP, the Malaysian society of Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management together with Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and is supported by the IEEE Malaysian Section and the IEEE Computer Society

The proceedings of CAMP’10 will be included in the IEEE Xplore database.

The conference welcomes paper submissions from researchers, practitioners and students worldwide, centred around the theme:

Exploring the Invisible World

Information Retrieval in support for Knowledge Management using computers has gained important status in accordance with the levels of abstractions on top of the computational layer, which has allowed data to give way to information.

The arrival of internet has brought a host of social tools as email, web conferencing and collaborative workspaces, allowing interpersonal interactions, dissolving social boundaries related to time and space. We now have virtual libraries, virtual shopping malls and even virtual communities.

A promising new challenge is to advance human conditions through a new platform that connects the real world to the invisible world, allowing virtual efforts around tasks and processes with the help of emerging technologies as augmented reality and computer-mediated communication media, which are capable of dissolving boundaries of identity as well.

To put the point across, we borrow the following words of motivation from Clay Shirky's recent book, Here Comes Everybody: the Power of Organising without Organisations:

It's when a technology becomes normal, then ubiquitous, and finally so pervasive it's invisible, that the really profound changes happen, and for young people today, our new social tools have passed normal and are heading to ubiquitous, and invisible is coming.

Nonetheless, the invisible world is still founded on knowledge and reality in the visible world; content is king. The management of knowledge and the retrieval of information are still issues to contend with.

CAMP’10 provides a forum for sharing research findings related to theory, development, application, and experience, gained through experimentation or well-reasoned analogies about  exploring the invisible world.