2024 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals
2024 Annual Meeting | 25-29 October | Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Putting People First: Responsibility, Reciprocity and Care in Information Research and Practice
Information research and practice are embedded in diverse settings, from physical library, everyday life, and community spaces, to digital entertainment and social media, to online search systems. These real-world and virtual spaces consist of complex, interdependent relationships between people, information objects, and technologies that are mediated by local norms and practices and broader economic and political systems. As information scientists and practitioners, we are perpetually mindful of the people in the information-technology-people triad, even in the face of the dramatic rise of AI systems. We consider the ways in which human-designed and algorithmic systems represent individuals and communities, sometimes reinforcing and perpetuating stigma and discrimination. We see how biases embedded in social media, information retrieval, classification, and decision-making systems influence the flow of information in society. We understand that complex societal challenges (e.g., mis/disinformation, access to information, technological sustainability) involve but also transcend individual actions and dispositions. At the same time, empowering people with information, metaliteracy, and tools is vital for engendering systemic change, fostering creativity and innovation, and improving the quality of interactions with information systems. As the premier international conference in the field, the ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a forum to draw attention to and share the people-centred aspects of information research and practice. By putting people first, we make visible responsibility, reciprocity, and care in what we do and how we do it. We seek submissions that demonstrate how we put people first. Specifically, how do we demonstrate responsibility, reflexivity, and care in the creation and evaluation of information systems, programs, and services? How do we cultivate and maintain community and research partnerships? Lastly, how do our theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and day-to-day practices reflect people-first considerations?
The Annual Meeting will be a fully face-to-face meeting. No virtual attendance or presentations will be available (except for virtual workshops). No prerecording of presentations will be allowed.
PLEASE NOTE SUBMISSION DEADLINES ARE EARLIER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS. SUBMISSION SITE ALSO OPENS EARLIER.
- Submission of workshop proposals due: 9 April 2024, 11:59 PM EDT
- Notification regarding submitted workshops: 19 April 2024
Please note, all virtual workshops will be recorded. Please confirm with your speakers before submitting your proposal that they are willing to be recorded.
- Submission of paper proposals due: 9 April 2024, 11:59 PM EDT
- Notification regarding submitted papers: 16 May 2024
- Camera-ready accepted paper abstracts due: 4 June 2024, 11:59 PM EDT (only if you would like your paper published in the Proceedings, which is optional)
Panels and Alternative Events
- Submission of panel proposals due: 9 April 2024, 11:59 PM EDT
- Notifications regarding submitted panels: 6 May 2024
- Camera-ready accepted panel abstracts due: 4 June 2024, 11:59 PM EDT (only if you would like your panel paper published in the Proceedings, which is optional)
- Submission of poster proposals due: 29 May 2024, 11:59 PM EDT
- Notifications regarding submitted posters: 2 July 2024
- Camera-ready accepted poster abstracts due: 26 July 2024, 11:59 PM EDT (only if you would like your poster paper published in the Proceedings, which is optional)
- Proposal submissions due: 14 June 2024, 11:59 PM EDT
- Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 6 August 2024
Submission site will open 22 January 2024