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2020 ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference (Online)

ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2020
December 12-13, 2020
School of Information Management, Wuhan University
Wuhan, China

Dear authors/contributors and potential participants,

In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee of the ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference has decided to virtually hold this conference. The new conference dates are set on December 12-13, 2020.

We aim to provide opportunities for both intellectually stimulating discussions and also socially engaging meetings during the virtual conference. Details about the arrangement of virtual presentations will be announced closer to the conference date. We are now calling for submitting papers/panel proposals. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Conference Manual (including Detailed Program)
Submission Instructions 

Organizing Committee
Keynote Speakers
Proceedings of 2020 ASIS&T Asia Pacific 
Regional Conference 



As an essential part of ASIS&T, the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference provides a platform to advance the information sciences and related applications of information technology, and support to information professionals and organizations within the Asia Pacific area. ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2020 aims to promote the multidisciplinary and ever-evolving area of information behavior and human-computer interaction. There are various kinds of users’ contextualized interactions with information, including information behavior, information practice, information seeking, information experience and so on. Human-computer interaction (HCI) refers to a multidisciplinary field of study focusing on the design and deployment of computer technology as well as the interaction between humans (users) and computers. Various information behaviors underlie user-information interactions, which can be transformed to useful patterns to optimize information consumption. Research on relevant topics would lay a key foundation for connecting users and designers.

The conference intends to provide an open platform for the information community to engage with the dynamism of the information field. It will provide an arena for researchers and practitioners to discuss the way people interact with information and technology in a myriad of contexts. The challenging work concerning contextualized information activities will be presented through papers, panel discussions and so on. Scholars, students, and professionals from information science, library science, communication studies, information management, education, management science, psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contributing to the research field are warmly welcomed.

Topics relevant to the conference include, but are not limited to the followings:

  • Contextualized Information Behavior
  • Information Behavior during Crises
  • Human-computer Interaction, Human-technology Interaction
  • User Experience and Usability
  • Information Seeking, Needs and Use
  • Search Tasks and Evaluation
  • Collaborative Information Seeking, Human Collaboration and Cooperation
  • Human-Aware Planning and Behavior Prediction
  • Information Architecture, Information Design
  • Information Ethics, Computing Ethics
  • Human Computer / Robot Interactions & Interfaces
  • Intelligent User Interface for Web Systems
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Dialogue System and Question Answering
  • Deep Learning for Information Representation
  • Recommendation Systems
  • Reasoning in Semantic System
  • Opinion Extraction and Trend Spotting
  • Evolution and Surveillance of Public Opinion
  • Simulating Humans
  • Explainable AI
  • Active Learning from Imperfect Labeling
  • Multi-instance/Multi-label/Multi-view learning
  • Information Extraction and Summarization
  • Community Informatics, Online Communities
  • Computing, Sustainable Computing
  • Data Mining, Text Mining and Web Mining in Data Intensive Environments (e.g. Social Media)
  • Data Science, Data Analytics, Social Analytics
  • Sustainability and Societal Impact of IS
  • Social Informatics, Social Computing, Socio-technical Design
  • IS in Healthcare
  • Health Information Behavior and Smart Health in COVID-19
  • Public Opinion Analysis in Emergencies/Crises


Best paper awards: The journal Data and Information Management will sponsor for two best paper awards for both long papers and short papers, one for each.

Best paper nominations: The journal Data and Information Management will sponsor for four nominations for both long papers and short papers, two for each.


Long Papers, Short Papers, and Panel Proposals

Submissions due: 15 August 2020
Notifications: 15 September 2020
Camera-ready due: 30 September 2020


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