Saturday, November 7

8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Beginning its second decade of successful and vibrant gatherings at the ASIS&T Annual Meetings, Special Interest Group/Social Informatics (SIG/SI) will once again deliver an SI Research Symposium to disseminate current research and research in progress that investigates the social aspects of information and communication technologies (ICT) across all areas of ASIS&T. Since 2004, established scholars, young researchers and doctoral students have shared more than 100 panels, papers and posters illuminating the intellectually challenging and engaging work of social informatics.

This year’s SI Symposium will assume a critical stance toward the symposium’s theme – Impacts of Social Informatics Research – though research on other related social informatics topics will also be included. The symposium defines social broadly to include critical and historical approaches as well as contemporary social analysis. It also defines technology broadly to include traditional technologies (i.e., paper), state-of-the-art computer systems and mobile and pervasive devices. In keeping with the theme of this year’s Annual Meeting, Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community, the symposium will also include work focusing on the impact of SI researchers’ activities on industry, government, local/national/global community groups, individuals, information systems and on other practice contexts.

Organizers:
Howard Rosenbaum and Pnina Fichman, Indiana University


Fees:
Early bird:  Non-Members $120, Members $100, SIG/SI Members $90
Regular:  Non-Members $135, Members $115, SIG/SI Members $105