ASIS&T’s Asia Pacific Chapter and Taipei Chapter and the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong will be holding a Symposium on March 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  ASIS&T President, Lynn Silipigni Connaway will be one of the presenters at this event. The captioned symposium tries to equip research students and junior researchers to develop knowledge and ability in 1) designing and conducting a sound research, 2) writing a paper and submitting it to the ASIS&T 2017 conference  and 3) upgrading the conference paper into a Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (JASIST) journal article.

Participants are expected to be in one of the 3 stages outlined below & come prepared: (1). Design: research proposal, ethical concerns, etc.; (2). Conduct: executing the research plan, collect & analyse data with proper research methods; (3). Write-up: communicate research process & findings. When registering for the symposium, the registrant is highly encouraged to submit an abstract to form the basis for a fruitful discussion. Each participant will present the progress of his/her research at the symposium and experienced researchers will give feedback. The symposium will facilitate a close mentor and mentee relationship for all participants. Mentors and mentees are also encouraged to co-author papers for ASIS 2017 conference.