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ICIC 2010 - The Meeting

The International Conference on Trends for Scientific Information Professionals.

For those in the sci-tech world, sharing best practices, networking and evaluating trends have become matters of considerable importance, and the annual ICIC Meeting & Exhibition is the significant forum for this, attracting over 200 attendees from the main sci-tech companies and information, service or software providers.

Started in 1989...

These exciting and highly respected annual conferences, that started in Montreux in 1989 and were subsequently held in Annecy, Nîmes, Barcelona and Nice, have always provided a barometer of the strengths and frailties of the world of sci-tech and patent information.

ICIC in Short

The conference lasts for two and a half days and features approximately 24 formal presentations, panels on topical matters, all interspersed with short new product information presentations. All sessions are plenary.

The conference normally begins with a reception on the first evening to enable attendees to begin to network with each other, and has a cocktail party on the second evening, with a conference reception and dinner and entertainment on the final evening. Lunches are taken at the conference venue, and breaks are designed to facilitate networking and interaction. A focused exhibition of approximately 25 stands is integrated within the conference. Attendance at these meetings is highly international, with no one nationality predominating. This year, the conference is being co-organised by Infonortics and Dr Haxel Congress and Event Management.

Subject Areas for 2010

The following subject areas are appropriate for this year's meeting. Presentations should not be product descriptions, nor should they merely describe one vendor’s product or services (there is an exhibition that is appropriate for this). The main consideration in selecting presentations will be their relevance and interest to either users or service providers in the evolving area of scientific, technical and patent information. The following list of main themes is not exhaustive, and all presentation offers will be considered.

  • Changes in the information environment for innovation and intellectual property
  • New data sources, and software (beta, or just launched -- particularly user experiences).
  • Collaboration or data collection via social media (wikis, blogs, etc)
  • Tools for competitive intelligence (e.g. mining tools, visualisation tools, analysis tools, etc)
  • Patents as challenges for search / mining / intelligence
  • Trends and comparisons in search engines for information retrieval
  • Experiences in outsourcing of search or data compilation




2020 09 19


AI-SDV is coming soon / Important update of the Corona situation in Nice

I am very sorry, but currently there are no good news from Nice: The southern city of Nice has banned public gatherings of more than 10 people and has restricted bar opening hours as France’s public health agency reported a record daily spike in infections and warned that deaths from Covid-19 are rising again for the first time since the nationwide lockdown had been lifted.

On Friday, 18th September, France registered 13,215 new infections 

The final decision whether we will host the hybrid meeting from Nice or from my office in Germany will be made on Thursday 1st October.

I encourage all our Exhibitors to invite all attendees to a seperate zoom, webex, google meet session during the coffee and lunch breaks for a break out sessions via the chat function in zoom. The Exhibitors are invited to use the chat function during the zoom session. I will promote this after every product presentation.

We still have 30 seats: Every registered Attendee may invite an additional virtual attendee free of charge. Our goal is that we will have about 100 attendees by 5th of October – 50 % more attendees than last year!



ICIC 2010 Brochure (pdf, 612.0 kB)