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SIGMET 2012 : 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology


When Oct 26, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012
Where Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2012
Notification Due Jun 8, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2012
Categories    bibliometrics   innovation   interaction   information

Call For Papers

75th Annual Meeting of the
American Society for Information Science and Technology

Information, Interaction, Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Constructing the Present, and Creating the Future
October 26-31, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland

Submission Site
Once you have prepared your submission according to the instructions, please deposit it into the submission system:

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of ASIS&T, this conference provides a great opportunity to reflect on our past and current research and practices and to chart potential pathways for the future. This year’s conference theme, Information, Interaction, Innovation, embraces our anniversary while encompassing the different threads we bring together in information science.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. Building on the successes of the 2010-2011 conference structures, ASIS&T 2012 offers an integrated program achieved through 3 reviewing tracks. Each track is supported by a team of co-chairs and respected reviewers to ensure high standards and quality. Reviewers, as experts in their fields, will assist with a rigorous peer-review process.

Submissions should be sent to the appropriate track as follows:

Track 1: Information
Including submissions related to metadata, information retrieval, organization of information, information management, knowledge management, classification, information architecture, copyright, bibliometrics and infometrics, data analytics, bioinformatics, and information policy.

Track 2: Interaction
Including submissions related to information behaviour, information sharing, human-computer interaction, collaboration, gaming, visualization, social informatics and social media.

Track 3: Innovation
Including submissions related to emerging technologies; Web 3.0; new practices, methodologies, applications and/or services in digital libraries, digital humanities, education, emergency response, e-Research and other contexts; cloud computing; new theories and paradigms in information science; foundations of information science.

Because each of these tracks represents a generic aspect of information science and technology, each may be focused by additional elements such as types of:
Organizations – schools, universities, research institutes, government, for-profit corporations, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations
Information – by topic, genre, type, size, medium, etc.
Technology – smart mobile phones, tablets and other personal computing devices, wearable technologies, blogs, wikis, ebooks, hypermedia, telepresence
Information consumers – from children to older adults, from front-line employees to managers to CEOs, from individuals to large groups
Information workers – librarians, database and system developers, information managers, information architects, archivists
Contexts – entertainment, edutainment, education, history, learning, health, science, etc.
Research theories and paradigms – including new emerging theories and evaluation of existing theories and paradigms
Methods – qualitative, qualitative, mixed, etc.

Types of Submission:
The Conference welcomes the following types of submissions:

1) Papers
Papers must report original, unpublished recent results substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis, or application. These papers should be reports of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly and professional journals. The maximum length for a paper is 10 pages, single-spaced. All submissions will be refereed, and accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings. Authors will choose their preferred track at submission time; the chairs reserve the right to re-track submissions as necessary.

2) Panels
Proposals for panels are invited on topics that include emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary professional areas. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers, but must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between panelists and audience members. Submit 2-4 pages that provide an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel. Proposals should also list panelists who have agreed to participate and indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panelist will offer. Proposals for Pecha Kucha-style presentations are encouraged.

3) Interactive Showcase
The interactive showcase is a vehicle for face-to-face presentations using traditional posters, short videos, or live demonstrations. These formats provide opportunities for interactive discussion and feedback about the work. Submissions are welcomed in areas related to any of tracks. Please submit up to 4 pages (about 1,250 words) for each form; a revised version of the accepted submissions will appear in the conference proceedings. As with papers, submitters will choose their preferred track at submission time; the chairs reserve the right to re-track submissions as necessary.

a) Posters offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Please note, however, that posters describing work that is simply a proposal will not be accepted.
Two types of posters are encouraged: contributed research posters presenting new and promising work or preliminary results of research projects; and contributed “best practices” posters presenting the results of design projects, practical implementations of an organization’s practices or industry innovations. The content of the poster should clearly point out how the application contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, and how it addresses key challenges, as well as the potential impact on the participant’s organization and/or practices in the field. Joint submissions from researchers and practitioners showing different perspectives on a single issue are particularly encouraged. Posters are expected to invite questions and discussion in a personal and less formal setting. Submissions for refereeing should be in the form of a proposal of up to 4 pages (about 1,250 words).

b) Demos offer a unique opportunity to present novel technology, including new devices, systems, or applications. Submissions should describe the technology and list required supporting equipment. We assume that most equipment will be supplied by the demonstrator, and reserve the right to turn down unreasonable requests.

c) Videos offer a unique opportunity to present the traditional poster or demo using a different medium. While videos may present research or demo a technology, they may also be used to describe a procedure or showcase a novel implementation.

4) Workshops and Tutorials
The purpose of workshops and tutorials is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, workshops and tutorials offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss work with an interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. In particular, SIGS are invited to submit proposals for half-day or full-day events on topics that are pertinent to the goals of the SIG. Proposals that are not SIG-related or sponsored are also welcome. Only one submission per SIG is permitted for a workshop, and additional participation fees will apply.

For more information, please contact:
Conference Chairs
Crystal Fulton (
Julia Hersberger (
Shanju L. Chang (

Local arrangements and logistics
Richard Hill (

Important Dates
1) Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials
Deadline for submissions: April 30th
Notification to authors: June 8th
Final copy: July 15th

2) Posters, Demos & Videos:
Deadline for submissions: June 10th
Notification to authors: July 20th
Final copy: August 9th

(All deadlines: midnight, Greenwich Mean Time)

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