Elections for Leadership Group  Each year, the VIVO Project holds elections as per its charter to name a new Leadership Group to begin July 1.  The Leadership selects it chair and vice chair, and names a Steering Group of its members.  The VIVO Leadership Group  sets the strategic direction for the project and is the primary governance group for the project.  The VIVO Steering Group assists the Leadership Group by preparing proposals and agendas and discussing operational issues as needed.

For more information on the elections see How is the VIVO Leadership Group Formed?

Please consider serving on the VIVO Leadership Group!

Early bird conference registration deadline May 27  To get the lowest possible rate for registration at the VIVO conference, please register by the early bird deadline of May 27.  The conference will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 4-6.  The organizers have received outstanding proposals and we expect to have a fabulous conference.  Your can register here:  http://bit.ly/2FWcRRt

The Local Organizing Committee has selected theHilton Hotelas our conference venue. You can also stay at the Hilton hotel where rates should be around 125 Euros per night. Alternatively, on-line sources such asbooking.comand similarweb-sitesoffer affordable luxury residential apartment accommodations located a short distance (3-5 blocks) from the conference center.

Knowledge Graph Conference Columbia University held its first 2019 Knowledge Graph Conference organized by the School of Professional Studies of Columbia University and chaired byFrançois Scharffe, May 7-8, 0219.  The conference brought together world experts to help people understand the benefits of knowledge graphs such as VIVO.  Juan Sequeda, who's travel reports we have featured here before, was an invited speaker and produced another wonderful travel report of this important event.  Please see http://www.juansequeda.com/blog/2019/05/11/2019-knowledge-graph-conference-trip-report/

Books for VIVO  Every couple of months we post a suggestion for books to read related to VIVO.  This month we are recommending a classic on open source projects, Kurt Fogel's Producing Open Source Software:  How to Run a Successful Free Software Project  The book is freely available on-line.  The chapters cover the main topics of an open source project such as VIVO.

Perhaps beach reading for your summer holiday/vacation.

Calls this week.  Looking to join a VIVO call?  All are welcome!  Call calendar is here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-calendar 



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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