Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, 10 November and Wednesday, 15 November. Workshops combine several past ASIS&T events including the pre-conference SIG events. 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. In particular, SIGS are invited to submit proposals for half-day or full-day events on topics that are pertinent to the goals of the SIG.

Format of submission: Workshop proposals must be formatted according to the instructions provided in the ASIS&T Template and be no more than three pages.

Submission Submissions for workshops should include the following sections:

  • workshop title
  • workshop organizers
  • moderator and presenters
  • intended audience
  • the concept behind the workshop, i.e., its purpose and its topic; describe in a 100-200 words.
  • activities, and a projected schedule
  • names of the organizers and their credentials, and if applicable, the names of the workshop’s program committee members
  • estimated attendance (based if possible on similar events held in the past)
  • any additional requirements (beyond standard conference-supplied AV equipment);

Submit PDF to the conference submission site by 11:59 pm PT on Monday, 2 April, 2018.

Reviewing: Workshops will be assessed for relevance to ASIST, the anticipated interest in the topic and activities, the quality of the submission, and the availability of appropriate facilities.

Accepted Workshops: Accepted workshops will be notified by Friday, 4 May, 2018. Workshop moderators will have an opportunity to modify and update the description and resubmit by Sunday, 15 July, 2018.

Note: All moderators and presenters of this workshop must register to attend the workshop. Moderators and presenters must have registered for the event by the early bird registration date, or the workshop will be removed from the program.