Skip to content

86th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Information Science and Technology 

27-31 October 2023
Novotel London West, London, UK 


Making a Difference: Translating Information Research into Practice, Policy, and Action 

The global citizenship is facing multiple challenges: recovery from the worst pandemic in a century, economic depression, existential threats from climate change, and the reversal of hard-won civil liberties. Information research is often undertaken to alleviate the effects of such challenges by improving decision-making, creating effective models of information provision, creating empathetic information services, designing infrastructures for open data, and understanding the power of information to develop human happiness, equality, and wellbeing. But how does our information research lead to these outcomes: how can we release the transformational power of information research and translate our findings into positive difference to how lives are lived? To achieve positive change, we need to consider what processes are effective in developing new ways of working with information, appreciate the challenges of translating excellent research into excellent practice and policy, and understand how to evaluate the difference we have made to the lives of others. As the premier international conference in the field, the ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a forum to assist in addressing these issues as we continue to push forward the positive contributions of information and technology.

Chair: Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Vice Chair: Heather O’Brien, University of British Columbia, Canada 


Paper Track
Chair: Vivien Petras, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Vice Chair: Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 


Panel Track
Chair: Alison Hicks, University College, London, UK
Vice Chair: Alex Poole, Drexel University, USA 


Poster Track
Chair: June Abbas, University of Oklahoma, USA
Vice Chair: Dana McKay, RMIT University, Australia 


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

We are keen to receive contributions of any type that align with the main conference theme of research being applied into practice. These papers should have the potential to stimulate discussion at the conference and produce transferable lessons to other researchers on how to create impact from research.

Contributions will be treated as a special category of full papers, short papers, or posters but will undergo the same rigorous review process. These papers should describe how library and information science research has been translated into a practice situation or policy outcome, and the resulting effects. Such papers should contain: a description of the underlying research, a description of mechanisms or processes by which the research was translated into concrete outcomes, a description of who was affected and in what way by these outcomes, and a reflection of the process of translating research into practice or policy. Authors may be describing a translation of their own research, or of L&IS research conducted by others; what we are interested in is the translation of research for societal uptake and impact.

Submissions of this type should use the keyword Research into Practice at submission time.


Panel organizers are highly encouraged to include at least one practitioner and/or individuals working in the information science & technology industry.



Submission of workshop proposals due: 18 April 2023, 11:59 PM EDT

Notification regarding submitted workshops: 28 April 2023

Please note, all virtual workshops will be recorded. Please confirm with your speakers before submitting your proposal that they are willing to be recorded.



Submission of paper proposals due: 18 April 2023, 11:59 PM EDT

Notification regarding submitted papers: 30 May 2023

Camera-ready accepted paper abstracts due: 14 June 2023, 11:59 PM EDT (only if you would like your paper published in the Proceedings, which is optional)


Panels and Alternative Events

Submission of panel proposals due: 18 April 2023, 11:59 PM EDT

Notifications regarding submitted panels: 30 May 2022

Camera-ready accepted panel abstracts due: 14 June 2023, 11:59 PM EDT



Submission of poster proposals due: 1 June 2023, 11:59 PM EDT

Notifications regarding submitted posters: 14 July 2023

Camera-ready accepted poster abstracts due: 31 July 2023, 11:59 PM EDT


Doctoral Colloquium

Proposal submissions due: 15 June 2023, 11:59 PM EDT

Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 11 August 2023

Submission instructions:

Submission site:

Submission site will open 1 February 2023

Watch the Conference Website for updates.