Consulting and Professional Activities
Conference and Related Professional Activities
Honors & Awards

Ronald L. Larsen
Dean & Professor

Conference and Related Professional Activities

Conference Chair, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2008

Program Committee, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2007, 2008

Sponsorship chair, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2006

Program Committee, European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), 2002, 2008

US delegate to DELOS 2004 workshop on digital library research directions, Corvara, Italy, July 2004

Tutorial Committee co-chair, European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), 2003

Program advisor and reviewer to Digital Libraries in the Classroom program (NSF and JISC) 2003 – 2007

Program advisor and reviewer for International Digital Libraries program (NSF and JISC), 2002 – 2004

ABET workshop on accreditation of Information Technology Education (March 2003), Washington, DC

Information Management Requirements Study Panel for Digital Libraries, Mission Operations, and Scientific Data Management (DARPA / NSF / NASA), conducted through the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS), 2001-02.

“Post-Millennial Digital Libraries: Multimedia, Multimodal, Multilingual,” Plenary speech at ACM SIGUCCS conference, St. Louis, MO, March 1999.

“Post-Millennial Digital Libraries,” EDUCOM conference, Orlando, FL, October 1998.

“Integrating Digital Library, Visualization, and Collaboration Technologies: Requirements and Challenges,” AAAS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 1998.

General chair, DARPA Information Management PI Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 1997.

“Saddle Points in Serials,” Keynote address at ALA ALCTS conference, Washington, DC, September 1997.

Co-sponsor and participant, Planning Workshop on Distributed Knowledge Work Environments, Santa Fe, NM, March 1997.

Program Co-chair, DARPA General PI Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 1996.

“Expanding Information Access; Evolution towards the Digital Library,” Summer Institute for Instructional Technologies, Wye Institute, August 1995.

“Accelerating Discovery, Preserving the Record; Scientific Communication in an Era of Digital Libraries,” NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, May 1995.

“Moving toward a Global Information Infrastructure,” First International Seminar on the Internet in Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 1995.

“ Maryland 's Sailor Project; Electronic Resources: What They Mean for Libraries, Library Services, and Library Users in the Age of the Virtual Library,” Delaware Library Association, October 1994.

“Electronic Resource Sharing,” PALINET Educational Seminar, April 1994.

" Seymour : Maryland 's Public Information Network... The Computer Communications Network Architecture," Maryland Library Association, May 14, 1993. ( Seymour was the precursor name for Sailor)

"Computer Networks & Libraries... Converging Paths for Information Services," Library of Congress, FLICC, January 12, 1993.

"The Network as the Computer?" American Library Association Annual Meeting, June 1992.

“National Library Resources at Your Fingertips; Making Your Internet Connection Count,” The Merit Networking Seminars, 1992.

(Inter)Networking: An Overview," an introduction to the Internet and information services available via the Internet, delivered to a wide variety of professional audiences, including the Library of Congress, World Bank, Society of Scholarly Publishers, and several library associations, 1988-1994.

"Networking Academic Libraries," an evolving presentation, delivered to a wide variety of professional audiences, including EDUCOM, the Snowmass Seminar on Academic Computing, the American Library Association, Kentucky Library Association, Texas Library Association, University of Alabama at Birmingham , the Memex Research Institute, Maryland State agencies, and individual colleges and universities, 1989-93.

Program Chair, First International Symposium on Space Automation and Robotics, sponsored by NASA and AIAA, Washington, DC, November 1988.

Program Committee and Session Chair, EDUCOM '88, Washington DC and University of Maryland College Park, October 1988.

Planning Committee and Session Chair, NET'88, sponsored by EDUCOM, Washington, DC, February 1988.

Panel Chair, Special meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Transportation Research Board on the topic of the potential role of artificial intelligence in the future air traffic control system, October 23, 1985.

Invited Participant, Space Station Automation and Robotics Panel Operations Group (ARPOG), providing advisory support to NASA Space Station Program Office through the University of California at San Diego, September 1986 - March 1987.

Organizing member, Industry/University Consortium for Basic Research supporting Space Automation and Robotics (C-SAR), Universities Space Research Association and the University of California at San Diego, September 19-20, 1985.

Invited participant, Space Station Task Force Summer Study, Stanford University, August 19-23, 1985.

NASA representative to Research Coordinating Committee, Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET), Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, 1984-1985.

Rapporteur, Computer and Information Technology Panel, Workshop on Aeronautics Technology Possibilities for 2000, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1984.

Session Chair, Aerospace Applications of Artificial Intelligence, ASME Computers in Engineering Conference, August 1984.

Treasurer, Performance '83 International Conference on Computer Performance Evaluation.

Session Chair, Parallel Processing Architectures for Image Processing, 1983 IEEE Conference on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, May 1983.

Program Chair, 1977 IEEE/NBS Computer Networking Symposium.

Session Chair for Network Architecture, IEEE/NBS Trends and Applications 1978: Distributed Processing.