Call for Submission

 

This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use.  As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift.  ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.

We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes.  The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).

We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.


IMPORTANT DATES

Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials

Submission System opens:  Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Submissions due: Wednesday, 4 April, 2018
Notifications: Friday, 4 May, 2018
Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018

Visual Presentations
Submission System opens:  Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Submissions due: Tuesday, 15 May, 2018
Notifications: Friday, 15 June, 2018
Final publishable version due: Sunday, 15 July, 2018


SUBMISSION INFORMATION

The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site

All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:

AM18 Proposal Template

Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:

Tutorial Proposal Form


SUBMISSION TYPES

1) Papers:  Papers should discuss, analyze, critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

2) Panels: Proposals for panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions. Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panel proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted panel proposals will be published in the proceedings.

3) Visual Presentations: Submissions in the form of short papers are invited for visual presentation via poster, demonstration, video, etc. at the meeting. Visual presentations are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format.  Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting.

  • Length: Visual presentation proposals should be 2-pages in length, single spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted visual presentation proposals will be published in the proceedings.

4) Workshops: Workshops will be held before or after the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and 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. For more information on submitting a workshop, see the Workshop Guidelines.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3  pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Publication: Accepted workshop proposals will be published in the proceedings.

5) Tutorials: Tutorials will be held before or after the conference. Tutorials provide focused learning opportunities that will enable participants to develop a specific skill or competency.

  • Length: The maximum length for a tutorial proposal, including references, is 2 pages plus appendices using the Tutorial Proposal Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

6) Doctoral Colloquium: Keep watching this space for more  information on the Doctoral Colloquium


ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE

Conference Chair:
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada

Paper Co-Chairs:   
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin, Ireland

Panel Co-Chairs:
Rajesh Singh, St. John’s University, USA
Catherine L. Smith, Kent State University, USA

Poster Co-Chairs:
Julia Hersberger, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Workshops, Tutorials, local arrangements & logistics:
DeVonne Parks, ASIS&T Director of Meetings & Events
Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director

For more information, contact asistam18@asist.org.

More information about the conference can be found at www.asist.org\am18.