INFORMATION… ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, ANY WAY

Information has been the root cause of significant changes in economic, social, scientific, political, and personal behaviours. But such changes are only realized when information is delivered to the right group, at the right place, at the right time, and in the right way. Information is so tightly woven into our professional and personal activities that we can forget that human choices, which are sometimes embedded in technology, drive how data is produced, stored, shared, preserved, managed, and consumed.

We invite original submissions to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting that will shed light on any aspect of information production, organization, discovery, analysis, storage, representation, retrieval, visualization, manipulation, dissemination, use, evaluation, management, and consumption. With a long tradition spanning more than 80 years, the ASIS&T community draws from and contributes to a wide variety of methods, theories, and approaches and we encourage authors to employ the best approach to address their information-centric research questions. Submissions that emphasise how the place, time, and the way in which information is delivered can galvanize or disenfranchise communities are particularly encouraged. Submissions can take the form of a paper, panel, workshop, tutorial or poster/visual presentation, and this year we will introduce an alternative event category.

Join a cadre of scholars and professionals from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the impact of information science and technology on individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and societies throughout the world.


CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Conference Co-Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois
Conference Co-Chair: Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma

Paper Co-Chair: VG Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan
Paper Co-Chair: Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney

Poster Co-Chair: Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde
Poster Co-Chair: Dan Wu, Wuhan University

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Joan Bartlett, McGill University
Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Pnina Fichman, Indiana University
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Mentoring
Papers due: 11:59 pm SST (UTC -11) on 11 March 2019
Feedback regarding submitted papers: 25 March 2019

Papers
Paper proposals due: 11:59 pm SST (UTC -11) on 10 April 2019
Notification regarding submitted papers: 16 May 2019
Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: 12 July 2019

Workshops &Tutorials
Workshop/Tutorial proposals due: 11:59 pm SST (UTC -11) on 10 April 2019
Notification regarding submitted proposals: 26 April 2019
Camera-ready accepted workshops due: 12 July 2019

Panels and Alternative Events
Panel and Alternative Events proposals due: 11:59 pm SST (UTC -11) on 28 May 2019
Notifications regarding submitted panels and alternative events: 17 June 2019
Camera-ready copy of accepted panels due: 12 July 2019

Posters
Poster proposals due: 11:59 pm SST (UTC -11) on 17 June 2019
Notifications regarding submitted posters: 23 July 2019
Camera-ready accepted posters due: 2 August 2019

Doctoral Colloquium
Doctoral Colloquium submissions due: 11:59 pm SST (UTC -11) on 15 July 2019
Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 26 August 2019


SUBMISSION TYPES

Paper Mentoring
A limited mentoring program is available for those who would benefit from feedback prior to submissions, and we encourage students and particularly community members outside of academe to seek early mentorship on a draft version of their long paper submission. These submissions will be paired with a mentor who will provide detailed feedback that can be incorporated into the paper before the deadline. The submissions should be formatted in using the long paper template but need not be anonymized.

Long Papers
Long papers should discuss, analyze, and 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 AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

Short Papers
Short papers are similar to long papers in terms of scope but may also report work in progress. 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 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

Workshops
Workshops will be held on the Saturday before the conference. A workshop provides a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggests 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 like a tutorial.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Workshop Length: One half day (9-1 or 2-6) or one full day (9-5)
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

Tutorials
Tutorials will be held on the Wednesday of the conference. Tutorials can be either internally facing to address the direct needs within the ASIST community, or externally facing which will attract new members to the association.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Tutorial Form.
  • Tutorial Length: One half day (9-1 or 2-6) or one full day (9-5)
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

Panels & Alternative Events
Proposals for 90-minute 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.

Proposals for 90-minute alternative events sessions are sought for highly interactive engagement which can include (but is not limited to) fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions. All proposals should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.

Panels and alternative events 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 and alternative events participants 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 AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panels and alternative events proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

Posters
Submissions are also invited for posters and visual presentations. Posters are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, data sets, methodological tools, or research that is best communicated in a poster format. Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting. Only one poster will be accepted per presenter. Visual Presentations require a laptop. Due to space constraints we are unable to accomodate visual presentations this year.

  • Length: Proposals for posters should be 2-pages in length, single-spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

  • archives, records, cultural heritage materials
  • altmetrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics
  • bioinformatics
  • business informatics
  • cultural informatics, cultural heritage informatics
  • community informatics, online communities
  • crisis informatics
  • data science, data analytics, data mining, social analytics
  • digital data curation, big data
  • digital humanities
  • digital libraries
  • digital youth
  • digital literacy, digital literacies, information literacy
  • e-learning, e-books, m-learning, education in information sciences
  • geographical information systems
  • health informatics
  • history, theory, and philosophy of information
  • human-computer interaction, human-technology interaction, usability
  • human information behavior; information seeking, needs and use; collaborative information seeking
  • ICT4D (information and communication technology for development)
  • information management, knowledge management
  • information architecture, information design
  • information ethics, computing ethics
  • information organization, knowledge organization, knowledge representation, metadata, classification
  • information policy, open access, information and society, Information security, information privacy
  • information retrieval, social information retrieval, multimedia information retrieval
  • information visualization, images and sound
  • international information issues
  • libraries, museums, other cultural institutions, information services
  • mixed methods research
  • personal informatics, personal information management
  • professional practice
  • qualitative research methods
  • quantitative research methods
  • scientific and technical information
  • scholarly communication and new modes of publishing
  • social media
  • social informatics, social computing, socio-technical design, user-centered computing, sustainable computing
  • text mining, natural language processing
  • ubiquitous computing
  • virtual reality, augmented reality

PRESENTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Please note that all presenters must register for and attend the meeting in person for at least the day of the presentation, regardless of the presentation format. Presenters that have not registered on or before the early bird registration deadline will be removed from the conference program and their paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.


TEMPLATE

Please download the ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting Template here: AM19 Proposal Template (https://www.asist.org/am19/wp-content/uploads/ASIST-2019-AM-Template-Final.docx)


SUBMISSION SITE

All submissions must be submitted here: Submission Site (https://www.conftool.org/asist2019/). The site will open for submissions 2 January 2019.