ASIS&T 2017

80th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Information Science and Technology

Washington D.C. (Crystal City, Virginia), USA | Oct. 27-Nov 1, 2017
Submission Deadline (papers): April 23, 2017

Diversity of Engagement: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual Worlds

Twenty seventeen (2017) is a special year for the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) as we are reaching an 80-year milestone of our establishment. The theme of ASIS&T 2017 is focused on the diverse ways in which people from different backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines forge connections with each other, discover and use information, and engage with technology. We will address the opportunities and challenges of navigating through physical and digital/virtual realm with computers, tablets or smartphones to interact in work and everyday activities. Within this information environment, there also are those who choose to disengage, and those who have no access to or knowledge of technology, widening the digital divide. ASIS&T 2017 will provide an interactive platform for exploration of these complex and rapidly changing technological and socio-cultural developments.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding how information and technology mediate the creation and use of knowledge within and across cultures and enhance lives. Paper, visual presentation, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes are welcome. The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).


Important Dates:

(all deadlines are 11:59pm, Eastern Daylight Time)

Paper Mentoring Service- Submit

Submission of complete draft papers to the mentor service due: March 9, 2017
Mentors’ feedback on drafts: April 3, 2017

Papers – Submit

Submission of papers due: April 23, 2017 (new deadline)
Notification regarding submitted papers: May 29, 2017
Submission of “revise & re-submit” papers due: June 9, 2017
Notification regarding “revise & re-submit” papers: June 29, 2017
Camera-ready accepted papers due: July 24, 2017

Panels and Workshops- Submit

Submission of panels and workshop proposals due: May 2, 2017
Notifications regarding submitted panels and workshops: June 14, 2017
Camera-ready accepted panels and workshop descriptions are due: July 24, 2017

Visual Presentations (formerly Posters)- Submit

Proposals for visual presentations  should be 2 pages long (about 1,500 words) and adhere to the proceedings template. A proposal should explain the content and the format of the presentation. An audience should be able to experience each visual presentation (e.g., view, listen to, click or scroll through) in approximately 3- 5 minutes. Actual presentations (e.g., posters, video, audio, storify, etc.) should be prepared only after proposal is accepted.

Proposals due: June 23, 2017
Notifications regarding submitted proposals: July 29, 2017
Final visual presentations (camera-ready posters, links to videos, audio, Storify, etc.) for accepted proposals are due:  August 9, 2017

Doctoral ColloquiumSubmit

Proposal submissions due:  July 14, 2017
Notifications regarding submitted proposals:  August 25, 2017

Proceedings Template

All papers, panels and poster papers will be included in the Annual Meeting Proceedings. Please use one of these templates to prepare your submission. The template has the submission lengths and other details:

For more information, please contact:

Conference Chairs:
Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri, USA (
Naresh Agarwal, Simmons College, USA (

Paper Co-Chairs:
Sam Chu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland, USA

Panel & Workshop Co-Chairs:
Dania Bilal, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Nouf Khashman, Qatar National Library, Qatar

Visual Presentation Co-Chairs:
Kanwal Ameen, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Kyungwon Koh, University of Oklahoma, USA