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Hold the Date! June 9-11th, 2021, 2-5pm (BST)

The last year has seen dramatic changes in the way we approach our research. As COVID-19 cases rose, research laboratories, and data collection opportunities in-person all closed. The world went into lockdown. Our usual work activities were halted or pivoted online.  

After a year of change, it is time to reflect on the challenges and the opportunities we have experienced as a result of the pandemic.

The European Chapter (EC) and European Student Chapter (ESC) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) are seeking your contributions!

List of Topics

This event focuses on Information Science Research During COVID-19 and Post-Pandemic Opportunities and accepts submissions on practical projects, research or practical case studies, and conceptional ideas. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Social informatics in a pandemic
  • Information behaviour/practices during a pandemic
  • Retrieval for pandemic information
  • Information ethics and society during lockdown
  • Data in a pandemic
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), a pandemic opportunity?
  • Online and remote data collection
  • Ethical concerns around online research
  • Research collaboration during a pandemic
  • Researchers’ health and well-being during a pandemic
  • Funding challenges during COVID-19
  • Post-pandemic information science research 
  • Research dissemination and discourse during a pandemic

Submission Guidelines

Contributions may be a presentation talk (15 min) or a poster presentation (10 min; for students only). For all contribution submissions, we request an extended abstract (500-1,000 words, including references in APA format, and written in English).  You will find our template here

Submissions are due on: FridayMay 14th, 2021.
Please submit via Easychair. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed. 

We require all authors of accepted submission to upload their abstract  with a CC-BY 4.0 International License at Zenodo (community: Information Science Trends – ASIS&T European Chapter Series)

More information:


Cannot Give a Talk But Want to Attend?
Participation is not restricted to those presenting. If you do not want to present your work, you may want to join and listen to the talks. In this case, please register via: 

Click here for registration.

This event will be free for ASIS&T members this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Programme Committee

Crystal Fulton; Sheila Webber; Aylin Ilhan; Noora Hirvonen; Tamara Heck; Katrin Scheibe; Franziska Zimmer


All questions about submissions should be emailed to