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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.

Yours sincerely,

Organizing Committee

ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2020


 CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

THEME: INFORMATION BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

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

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLICATIONS

Accepted long and short papers and panel proposals will be included in the conference proceedings which will be published as special issue(s) in the Journal Data and Information Management. Besides, the outstanding papers accepted by the conference will be recommended to publish an extension in the following journals:


Awards

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.

SUBMISSION TYPES

  • 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, empirical evidence, 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. Long paper presenters will have 20 minutes to present their paper at the conference.
  • Length: The length for a long paper is expected be over 6000 words. Word counts are inclusive of all textual matter (body of the manuscript, tables, captions, references and appendixes), not counting abstract and keywords. All citations and references must be in APA format.
  • Template: Please use the template of Data and Information Management. Any tables, figures, or other graphics should be embedded in the document.
    • Peer Review: Submissions must be anonymized and will be refereed by a double-blind review process. Do not include any author names on the paper you upload.
  • 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. Short paper presenters will have 10 minutes to present their paper at the conference.
    • Length: The length for a short paper is expected be over 3000 words. Word counts are inclusive of all textual matter (body of the manuscript, tables, captions, references and appendixes), not counting abstract and keywords. All citations and references must be in APA format.
    • Template: Please use the template of Data and Information Management. Any tables, figures, or other graphics should be embedded in the document.
    • Peer Review: Submissions must be anonymized and will be refereed by a double-blind review process. Do not include any author names on the paper you upload.
  • Panel Proposals: 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 length for a panel proposal is expected be over 1000 words. Word counts are inclusive of all textual matter (body of the manuscript, tables, captions, references and appendixes), not counting abstract and keywords. All citations and references must be in APA format.
  • Template: Please use the template of Data and Information Management. Any tables, figures, or other graphics should be embedded in the document.
  • Peer Review: Panel proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

IMPORTANT DATES

Long Papers, Short Papers, and Panel Proposals

Submissions due: 31 July 2020

Notifications: 25 August 2020

Camera-ready due: 15 September 2020

Contacts:

E-mail: dim@whu.edu.cn

Conference Website:

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