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2019-2020 SIG Officers

Chair, Abigail L. Phillips, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Xiaohua (Awa) Zhu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee


Kenneth Haggerty, Ph.D User Interfaces Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis

2018-2019 SIG Officers and Plans for 2018-2019

December 2, 2018

Welcome our new SIG IEP Officers: Kenneth Haggerty is moving from Chair-elect to Chair as Emad has stepped down as Chair due to a new professional opportunity! Congratulations to Emad on his new position with Indeed.com and to Kevin to being the new Chair of SIG IEP. Abby Phillips is the new Chair-Elect, moving up…

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Last Day to Submit: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

August 29, 2018

CFP: easychair.org/cfp/sigsiiepsm2018 The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in…

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REMINDER: CFP: ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

July 30, 2018

ASIST Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Vancouver Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018 The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars…

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The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium Workshop

May 22, 2018

The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in disseminating…

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The New Information State: Workshop Schedule

September 11, 2017

SIG Information Ethics & Policy 1/2 Day Workshop  October 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Abstract: In today’s milieu of fake news, misinformation, and generalized distrust of institutions, information ethics and policy affects everyone, across different information science research areas. In this workshop, we will analyze these changes to the informational state and…

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SIG IEP Workshop: The New Information State

July 1, 2017

Call for Participation: The New Information State: How Information Ethics and Policy Affects Everyone, sponsored by SIG-IEP,  ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Crystal City, Virginia Date: October 28, 2017 Abstract: In today’s milieu of fake news, misinformation, and generalized distrust of institutions, information ethics and policy affects everyone, across different information science research areas. In this workshop, we will analyze these…

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ASIS&T Press Release

February 9, 2017

On January 30, the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) President, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, and the ASIS&T Board of Directors expressed deep concern over President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order requiring a 90-day suspension of visas to nationals of seven nations. ASIS&T joins countless organizations in urging the lifting of the visa suspension. Moreover, ASIS&T’s…

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SIG IEP Call for Workshop Participation

January 27, 2016

Call for Participation: Advancing Information Ethics and Policy Education: Designing Curriculum for Diverse Contexts, sponsored by SIG-IEP and SIG-ED ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark Date: October 14, 2016 Organizers: Alan Rubel (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Shannon Oltmann (University of Kentucky, USA), A.J. Million (University of Missouri, USA), Lisa Nathan (University of British Columbia, Canada), Bryce Newell (Tilburg University,…

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SIG IEP Call for Nominations

October 22, 2015

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Internet Ethics and Policy (SIG IEP) is seeking nominations for officers for 2015-2016. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the following positions: • Chair-elect • Treasurer • Communications / Social Media SIG Information Ethics and Policy (IEP) helps ensure that ASIS&T members are aware of…

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Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions

May 20, 2015

First Annual Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group – Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) Best Student Paper Award Call for Submissions SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2015 The Special Interest Group for Information Ethics and Policy (SIG-IEP) (formally SIG-IFP) is proud to announce its first Best Student Paper Award. The winner will…

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