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Call for Proposals

83rd Annual Meeting of the

Association for Information Science and Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

22 October - 1 November 2020

Call for Proposals


ASIS&T’s Vision “Establish a new information professionalism in a world where information is of central importance to personal, social, political, and economic progress,” is a call to action for the information professional community (researchers, practitioners, educators, students, stakeholders) to respond to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.  "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" that is an ambitious plan of action for sustainable, universal development.

Are ASIS&T members working as change agents actively addressing society’s grand challenges?  What is the impact of having access to information to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goal(s) (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, and what solutions are needed to tackle society’s associated grand challenges? The 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting will serve as a forum to co-learn, problematize, discover, design information work, scholarship, education, and innovation. Collaborations and interdisciplinary are cornerstones of a collective impact approach and such initiatives and experiences are welcome.

Join a cadre of scholars and professionals from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the impact of information science and technology on individuals, groups, organizations, governments and societies throughout the world.

Important Dates


Submission of paper proposals due: Closed

Notification regarding submitted papers: June 1, 2020

Layout-ready accepted paper abstracts due: June 15, 2020

Workshops & Tutorials

Submission of workshop and tutorial proposals due: Closed

Notification regarding submitted workshops and tutorials: May 18, 2020

Panels and Alternative Events

Submission of panel and alternative event proposals due: Closed

Notifications regarding submitted panels and alternative events: June 1, 2020

Layout-ready accepted panel and alternative event abstracts due: June 15, 2020


Submission of poster proposals due: Closed

Notifications regarding submitted posters: July 17, 2020

Layout-ready accepted poster abstracts due: August 3, 2020

Doctoral Colloquium

Proposal submissions due: Closed

Notifications regarding submitted proposals: July 17, 2020

Full submission instrucitons can be found here:

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Conference Chairs

Conference Co-Chair: Kendra Albright, PhDKent State University 

Conference Co-Chair: Bharat Mehra, PhDUniversity of Alabama  


Paper Co-Chair: Jia Tina Du, PhD, University of South Australia  

Paper Co-Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin 


Poster Co-Chair: Naresh Kumar Agarwal, PhD, Simmons University  

Poster Co-Chair: Virginia Ortiz RepisoUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid 


Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Spencer LilleyMassey University 

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Mega Subramaniam, University of Maryland  


Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Pnina Fichman, Indiana University  

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Jaya Raju, University of Cape Town 

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University 


Industry Series Co-Chair: Lynn Connaway, OCLC Research 

Industry Series Co-Chair: Jim Jansen, Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Accelerator Co-Chair: Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina  

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Accelerator Co-Chair: Joe Sanchez, Queens College