ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference

University of Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016

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The field of human information behaviour and practice is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contributing to this field of investigation.

ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The unifying characteristic, which we see as essential in developing a programme is the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice by organizations or disciplines.  Thus, papers that deal solely with technological aspects of system design, for example, will not be appropriate for the conference.

Themes of the conference include the following:

  1. Theories and models of information behaviour and information practice, including conceptualizations of the cognitive, affective, social and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
  2. Research approaches and methodologies, both interpretative and positivist, employing either qualitative or quantitative methods.
  3. Information behaviour and information practices in specific contexts:  e.g., in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, business, industry, the public services and government, the emergency services); in everyday life, and in virtual social networks (including social media, gaming and virtual worlds as arenas for information exchange).
  4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
  5. Information use and value: the nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision making
  6. Information behaviour and analytics (social media and enterprise analytics).
  7. Organizational structures and processes and information behaviour and practices.
  8.  The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
  9. The mediation of information behaviour: how human or software agents can respond to information needs.
  10.  The design of information delivery systems to meet information needs generally, or in organizational or disciplinary contexts, including social media and Web 2.0 developments such as blogs, wikis, e-learning platforms and open access information resources.
  11. The communication of information to users: relationship between communication theory and information behaviour, including, for example, the relationship of information architectures to information seeking behaviour and the design of information products based on sound communication principles.
  12.  Crossdisciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science, management science and information systems.

For the 2016 Conference we shall be particularly interested in papers in any areas that address the connection between information research and information behaviour and practices. Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.

 

Important Dates

Workshop proposals

  • Deadline for suggestions for workshops is extended to: February 15, 2016
  • Notification of Workshop proposal acceptance: February 29, 2016

Full and Short Papers and Posters

  • Deadline for submissions of Full and Short Papers and Posters is extended to: March 20, 2016
  • Notification of Full and Short Paper and Poster acceptance: April 30, 2016
  • Deadline for revised manuscripts (Full and Short Papers): May 31, 2016
  • Notification of Full and Short Paper and Poster final acceptance: June 15, 2016

Doctoral Workshop

  • Submission for Doctoral Workshop attendance: March 10, 2016
  • Notification of Doctoral Workshop acceptance : April 17, 2016
  • Deadline for final modified submission for Doctoral Workshop: June 20, 2016
  • Doctoral Workshop: September 20, 2016

Registration

  • Early bird Registration ends: July 15, 2016
  • Late Registration ends: August 20, 2016
  • Conference main programme: September 21-23, 2016

 

Paper Format

 Full papers

The maximum length of a full paper is 5 500 words (excluding the list of references). Full paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work.The full paper should be prepared by following the author guidelines (http://isic2016.com/?page_id=277)

 Short papers

ISIC 2016 also solicits short papers. Similar to full papers, short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Characteristics of short papers include:

  • A small, focused contribution
  • Work in progress

The maximum length of a short paper is 2 000 words (excluding the list of references). The short paper should be prepared by following the author guidelines (http://isic2016.com/?page_id=277)

Poster presentation

Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring “give and take” with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However, the topic should be relevant to the themes of the conference specified above.

Poster presentations at ISIC2016 will be competitive and if your proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed in a poster session during the conference. You will be expected to present your poster at that time. At least one author for each accepted poster must register for and attend the conference.

The format for the Poster proposal should follow the guidelines:

(http://isic2016.com/?page_id=277 )

Workshop

We invite proposals for Workshops to be held at the ISIC 2016 Conference. All proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the ISIC2016 Conference Organisation Office (isic2016@unizd.hr ) as a .pdf document, no later than February 15, 2016. Please follow the guidelines for Workshop proposals (http://isic2016.com/?page_id=812)

 

Paper presentation

Paper presentation format in the conference includes 30 minutes for full papers and 20 minutes for short papers.

 Doctoral Workshop

We also invite doctoral students to submit an application for participation in the Doctoral Workshop held in conjunction with the Conference on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

Please follow the guidelines for Doctoral Workshop Submission

(http://isic2016.com/?page_id=859)

Conference proceedings

Full and short papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in Information Research –   a peer-reviewed international electronic journal (http://www.informationr.net/ir/)

CfP Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA)

Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA): 13-17 June 2016, Zadar, Croatia

Authors are invited to submit paper abstracts (up to 1500 words); poster, panel, demonstration, workshop, dissertation (PhD forum) and student showcase abstracts (up to 750 words) to the conference Libraries In the Digital Age (LIDA) which will be held at the University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia, 13-17 June 2016.

Deadline for all abstract submissions is 1 February 2016.

Call for Papers

CfP: CoLIS9 in Uppsala June 27-29, 2016. Deadline Jan 15, 2016

We invite authors to submit research papers (up to 5000 words), short research papers (up to 3000 words), panels, workshops, alternative events and posters to the 9th conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) held in Uppsala, Sweden June 27-29, 2016.

Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines. It welcomes diverse contributions offering empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives. The 9th conference in the series is organised by the Department of ALM, Uppsala University and Division of ALM, Lund University.

Three keynote lectures by

  • Prof. Geoffrey Bowker,  University of California, Irvine, USA
    “Distributed and Potential Memory: remembering in an age of total recall”
  • Prof. Louise Limberg, University of Borås, Sweden
    “Analysing or synthesising Library and Information Science : Sketching past achievements, current happenings and future prospects”
  • Prof. Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    “Context” in context: twenty years of an everyday concept in LIS/IS

Consult the full Call for papers available at http://www.abm.uu.se/colis9/cfp for details about submissions, and the conference.

Deadline for all submissions (apart from the doctoral forum) is Jan 15, 2016.

Questions regarding paper submissions incl. posters should be directed to Dr. Isto Huvila (firstname.lastname@abm.uu.se). Questions regarding panels, workshops and other formats should be directed to Dr. Jutta Haider (firstname.lastname@kultur.lu.se).

Questions about the conference should be sent to the conference chair Kerstin Rydbeck (firstname.lastname@abm.uu.se) or the co-chair Olof Sundin (firstname.lastname@kultur.lu.se)

CoLIS9 is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoLIS9

Second CfP ASIS&T European Workshop, June 5-6, 2013 in Turku/Åbo, Finland

The second ASIS&T European Workshop will be held at Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland on the 5th and 6th of June 2013 (travelling on June 4 and the evening of June 6). The workshop is organised by the Department of Information studies, School of Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University and Department Cultural Sciences, Lund University in association with the European Chapter of ASIS&T. The workshop is an ideal cross-disciplinary forum to present and encounter work by researchers and professionals in the fields of information and library science, technology and related disciplines including archival science, museum studies, and information and knowledge management. The workshop will offer a unique networking opportunity where ideas and research can be discussed with fellow future luminaries of the field.

We invite all researchers and practitioners including senior and junior faculty members, researchers, Masters and PhD students and for instance, librarians, and information specialists, to submit research papers, position papers, panels and alternative events and posters to the workshop. All submissions should be in English. Submissions should be research or position papers not exceeding 3,000 words or extended abstracts describing panels, alternative events and posters of no longer than 1,500 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed double blinded.

All accepted papers will be published in an open access electronic conference proceedings volume in the series Skrifter utgivna av Informationsvetenskap vid Åbo Akademi. ISSN 2242-0495 ISSN-L 2242-0495.

Conference Themes

ASIS&T European Workshop is a general information science and technology conference with an aim of bringing together European and European based scholars and practitioners of information science in order to discuss current developments and European perspectives to information science research and practice. The general theme of the conference is “Digital information and institutions: changing practices of management and use” with a and the more specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to

* Changing roles, contexts and offerings of information institutions and services including libraries, archives, museums and other commercial and public institutions
* Critical and practical perspectives to information institutions and information in institutional contexts.
* Critical and practical perspectives to the management and organisation of information and knowledge
* Information systems and technologies
* Scholarly communication
* Information practices, behaviour, retrieval and use
* Digital libraries and archives
* Information literacy
* Document studies
* Evaluation, measurement and informetric research of digital information and institutions
* User perspectives to digital information and institutions
* Information perspectives to social media
* Theoretical and conceptual perspectives of information science

Keynotes

Professor Jens-Erik Mai, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark http://jenserikmai.info
Associate Professor Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario, Canada http://publish.uwo.ca/~pmckenzi/

Third keynote TBA

Submissions

Research papers

The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Submissions are welcomed in any of the topic areas indicated above. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the international programme committee on the basis of the originality of the research, clarity of presentation, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by the research, the validity and rigour of the methodology chosen, the significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to the field of information science and technology.

Research papers should be submitted as a document file (Word, RTF, OpenOffice, txt) and contain upto 3,000 words. Please use the first author’s surname as the filename. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. doe1.odf, doe2.txt.

The first page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more than 150 words. All submissions should be anonymous. No page should identify the authors or their affiliations. Authors who cite their previous work should refer to themselves in the third person, e.g. “Doe and Doe (1995) write”.

Position papers

Position papers should be submitted following the instructions for research papers. In contrast to research papers, position papers are used for presenting work in progress, theoretical and practical propositions and practical case studies. Position papers are invited both from researchers and practitioners.

Panels and alternative events

The proposals of panel discussions and other types of events (including, ut not limited to demonstrations, tutorials and showcases) should be done in the form of an extended abstract of up to 1,500 words describing the
* Type of event
* Title of event/session
* Names and affiliations of the organizers
* Expected/preferred number of participants
* Format of the event including a draft schedule and explanation of how the event will be of interest to the audience
* Purpose, goals and expected outcomes of the event
* Value for R&D
* Special requests and/or needs
The length of the special events can vary between (approximately) 15 to 60 minutes. Proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee.

Posters

Posters are visual presentations of research and practical work in progress. The posters should be designed for providing a brief overview of the work and as a starting point for informal discussions during a dedicated poster session when presenters are expected to stay by their posters and be available for discussion with workshop participants in an informal manner. Poster submissions should consist of an extended abstract of maximum 1,000 words. The emphasis of the proposals should be on the research problem and methods, and in case of practice oriented posters, on how the presented outcomes and work in progress can be useful in similar and related contexts.

How to submit

All submissions have to be submitted using the conference system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aew2013

Deadline

Deadline for all submissions in February 1, 2013

More information

http://blogs.abo.fi/aew2013/

Questions

Questions on the submissions should be directed to aew2013@abo.fi

CfP ASIS&T European Workshop, June 5-6, 2013 in Turku/Åbo, Finland

We invite all researchers and practitioners including senior and junior faculty members, researchers, Masters and PhD students and for instance, librarians, and information specialists, to submit research papers, position papers, panels and alternative events and posters to the workshop. All submissions should be in English. Submissions should be research or position papers not exceeding 3,000 words or extended abstracts describing panels, alternative events and posters of no longer than 1,500 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed double blinded.

All accepted papers will be published in an open access electronic conference proceedings volume in the series Skrifter utgivna av Informationsvetenskap vid Åbo Akademi. ISSN 2242-0495 ISSN-L 2242-0495.

Conference Themes
ASIS&T European Workshop is a general information science and technology conference with an aim of bringing together European and European based scholars and practitioners of information science in order to discuss current developments and European perspectives to information science research and practice. The general theme of the conference is “Digital information and institutions: changing practices of management and use” with a and the more specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Changing roles, contexts and offerings of information institutions and services including libraries, archives, museums and other commercial and public institutions
  • Critical and practical perspectives to information institutions and information in institutional contexts.
  • Critical and practical perspectives to the management and organisation of information and knowledge
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Scholarly communication
  • Information practices, behaviour, retrieval and use
  • Digital libraries and archives
  • Information literacy
  • Document studies
  • Evaluation, measurement and informetric research of digital information and institutions
  • User perspectives to digital information and institutions
  • Information perspectives to social media
  • Theoretical and conceptual perspectives of information science Submissions

Research papers
The conference encourages the submission of high quality research papers that have not been previously published and are not under review for another conference or journal. Submissions are welcomed in any of the topic areas indicated above. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Submissions will be reviewed by the members of the international programme committee on the basis of the originality of the research, clarity of presentation, the quality of the theoretical contribution made by the research, the validity and rigour of the methodology chosen, the significance of the results presented and the overall contribution to the  field of information science and technology.

Research papers should be submitted as a document file (Word, RTF, OpenOffice, txt) and contain upto 3,000 words. Please use the first author’s surname as the filename. If you are submitting more than one paper add a number after the surname, e.g. doe1.odf, doe2.txt.

The first page must contain the title of the paper and an abstract of not more than 150 words. All submissions should be anonymous. No page should identify the authors or their affiliations. Authors who cite their previous work should refer to themselves in the third person, e.g. “Doe and Doe (1995) write”.

Position papers
Position papers should be submitted following the instructions for research papers. In contrast to research papers, position papers are used for presenting work in progress, theoretical and practical propositions and practical case studies. Position papers are invited both from researchers and practitioners.

Panels and alternative events
The proposals of panel discussions and other types of events (including, ut not limited to demonstrations, tutorials and showcases) should be done in the form of an extended abstract of up to 1,500 words describing the

  • Type of event
  • Title of event/session
  • Names and affiliations of the organizers
  • Expected/preferred number of participants
  • Format of the event including a draft schedule and explanation of how the event will be of interest to the audience
  • Purpose, goals and expected outcomes of the event
  • Value for R&D
  • Special requests and/or needs

The length of the special events can vary between (approximately) 15 to 60 minutes. Proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee.

Posters
Posters are visual presentations of research and practical work in progress. The posters should be designed for providing a brief overview of the work and as a starting point for informal discussions during a dedicated poster session when presenters are expected to stay by their posters and be available for discussion with workshop participants in an informal manner. Poster submissions should consist of an extended abstract of maximum 1,000 words. The emphasis of the proposals should be on the research problem and methods, and in case of practice oriented posters, on how the presented outcomes and work in progress can be useful in similar and related contexts.

How to submit
All submissions have to be submitted using the conference system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aew2013

Deadline
Deadline for all submissions in February 1, 2013

More information
http://blogs.abo.fi/aew2013/

Questions
Questions on the submissions should be directed to aew2013@abo.fi