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Chapter News, January 2024

Asia Chapter

Asia Chapter Name

The Asia-Pacific Chapter has changed its name to the Asia Chapter. When the ASIS&T Asia Pacific Chapter was originally established, it included the countries of Australia, the Philippines, and New Zealand. The Oceania Chapter was launched in the Fall of 2023, which now includes those three countries. Therefore, to more accurately reflect the countries included, the Asia Pacific Chapter will now be known as the Asia Chapter.

Asia Chapter Annual Regional Meeting

On December 23, 2023, the ASIS&T Asia Chapter  held its annual meeting. The conference's theme, "The Inheritance, Integration, and Innovation of Information Science in the Context of Artificial Intelligence Development," seeks to promote information science's advancement as well as its use and innovation in the artificial intelligence field. The conference is organized by the ASIS&T Asia Chapter Committee and held by the Department of Information Management, Peking University.

This year, the ASIS&T Asia Chapter called for papers from all over the world, with the participation of researchers from China, U.S., the Netherlands, Sweden, and Japan. The submitted papers were peer-reviewed by the conference organization and revised by the authors. Finally, a total of 23 papers were presented orally at the conference, covering a wide range of fields, including artificial intelligence, information behavior, open science, etc. Six sub-forums were set up for the conference, which were Developing LIS, Transformative Technologies, Health and Consumption, Diverse Social Media, Behavior in Action, and Novel Reading.

At the closing ceremony, Director Ding Nian of the Editorial Office of Data Information Management Journal, the supporting journal of the conference, read out the list of papers to be accepted. Prof. Zhao Yuxiang, the chair of the 2023–2024 chapter, announced that next year's annual conference would be held at Nanjing University.

Read more about the 2023 conference and find out more about the 2024 conference committee here.

Europe Chapter

ASIS&T AI SIG and the European Chapter are organising an online research symposium on AI.

We are inviting ECR and PhD student ASIS&T members to propose short presentations for a symposium on Artificial Intelligence, through this form.
The event will be held online on Monday 25th March 2024, 1-3 PM UK time
Deadline for proposals is 26th February 2024.
Notification of acceptance by 4th March 2024.
Registration is open online, with a deadline of 21st March 2024. Free to ASIS&T members. $5 for students; $10 for others.
Online symposium 25th March 2024.

A best presentation award will be made.

Topics of interest include:
  • User experiences of AI in everyday life and work
  • AI applications in libraries, archives and other information environments
  • AI ethics and responsible use
  • Generative AI
  • AI and knowledge discovery
  • AI literacy
  • AI in education

For questions and queries, please get in touch with Yuhua Wang, Andrew Cox

US Northeast Chapter (NEASIS&T)

The NEASIS&T Annual Conference 2024, Information Science & Technology Tools & Systems: Emerging, Migrating & Adapting, will take place on March 15 2024. Register here.