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SIG News, January 2024

SIG-AI (Artifical Intelligence)

Call for Nominations for the SIG AI Best Artificial Intelligence Published Paper Award

ASIS&T SIG AI announces a call for nominations for the SIG AI Best Artificial Intelligence Published Paper Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize the best paper published in the scope of SIG AI (see

Papers that have been published (i.e., not just accepted or in print) in any peer-reviewed scholarly publication (journal or conference) in the prior calendar year (2023) are eligible for the award. At least one author of a winning paper must be a member of SIG AI at the time of award. (Note that any member of ASIS&T may become a member of the SIG at any time.) The paper must address AI design, implementation and/or use in information science and technology as a central topic. Papers that report the results of empirical research, theoretical papers, and methodological papers are all eligible for consideration. Papers that apply AI techniques (e.g., using NLP to process data) but without a focus on design and implementation are not eligible.

Nominations for the award should be submitted by the deadline 17th April 2024. Papers can be nominated by any member of SIG AI, including the paper authors. The award will consist of cash prize and certificates from ASIS&T, to be presented at the Annual Meeting.

Submissions are via this form ( or (if you are unable to access the form) by email to giving the citation, a copy of the paper, and rationale for nomination, considering the award criteria: theoretical framework and/or conceptual relevance to AI design and implementation; strength and appropriateness of the methodology; significance and implications of the findings; originality; and clarity of expression.


ASIS&T AI SIG and the European Chapter 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

SIG-CMR (Classification and Metadata Research)

SIG-CR, formerly the SIG for Classification Research, has changed its name to SIG-CMR, the SIG for Classification and Metadata Research.

Minutes of the December 2023 business meeting are available here for SIG-CMR members.

SIG-III (International Information Issues)

SIG-III Winter School Webinars

SIG-III will be sponsoring the following three webinars as part of the Winter School:

  • "Enhancing Metacognitive Awareness & Metaliteracy Skills Towards Becoming a Self-Determined Researcher" with presenter Brenda van Wyk on 25 January at 11 AM EST. Please register here. Click here for more information about the webinar. 
  • "Information Ethics & Digital Wellness Toolkit" with presenter Naailah Parbhoo on 1st February at 11 AM EST. Please register here. Click here for more information about the webinar.

  • "Information Ethical Considerations of Generative AI: Research, Teaching & Learning" with presenter Marlene Holmner on 8th February  at 11:00 AM EST. Please register here. Click here for more information about the webinar. 


SIG-III International Café

Are you looking for an opportunity to have a chat and exchange ideas and stories about new year's resolution in 2024?
Would you like to share ideas on the last year's achievement and the new year's target on personal and professional life?
SIG-III International Cafe has organized its last informal meeting to provide these opportunities to all ASIS&T members. We invite all practitioners, faculty, and students to join us for an exciting hour and share with us about new year's resolution on Wednesday 24th January 2024 at 9:00 am EDT (Time zone Converter:
We meet on Zoom through the link:
Meeting ID:  913 706 2428
Passcode: 0940
SIG-III Winter Newsletter
The Special Interest Group for International Information Issues is pleased to share our Winter Newsletter, which can be viewed at