NOVEMBER 13-16, 2000

P oised on the edge of the new millennium, ASIS finds itself at an exciting point in the evolution of information science and technology.  We have made enormous strides in collecting, organizing, and disseminating information, but the increased potentialities only underscore the need for continued developments.  At this meeting, we will look at where we are today, how we got here, and where we are going.  We will celebrate our rich information heritage and our decades of accomplishment and consider how best to use the first principles of information science to guide our work in the century ahead.

O ur ability to transform data into information, and then into usable knowledge, can change the face of work, education, and life.   We have increasing capacity to generate or gather, model, represent and retrieve more complex and cross disciplinary data and ideas from new sources and at varying scales. The transformational power of information can only be capitalized upon through knowledge acquisition, classification, utilization and dissemination research, tools and techniques. "Knowledge management"  has a substantial and growing body of theory and practice.

T his conference will look at current (and imminent) knowledge creation, acquisition, navigation, retrieval, management and dissemination practicalities and potentialities, their implementation and impact, and the theories behind developments.  We will review the processes, technologies and tools.  We will also look at the appropriate or necessary operational policies, relevant legal issues (laws, legislation and the EU Directive), and international and domestic policies and regulations.

Following the successful topical arrangement for the 1999 meeting, the 2000 conference will again feature five tracks:

  • Knowledge Discovery, Capture and Creation (track coordinators Don Kraft and Bonnie Lawlor)- capturing tacit knowledge, data mining, collaboration, expert directories, intelligent systems employing usage patterns (e.g. search strategies) etc.
  • Classification and Representation (coordinators Merri Beth Lavagnino and Gary Marchionini) - interface design, metadata, information visualization, taxonomies, clustering, indexing, vocabularies and automatic indexing, etc.
  • Information Retrieval (coordinators Bill Hersh and Louise Su) - search engines, intelligent agents, browsing v. searching, navigation, knowledge/information architecture, data mining, etc.
  • Knowledge Dissemination (coordinators Julie Hurd and Bob Willard) -communication, publishing (including internet vs. intranet vs. Extranet), push v. pull, etc.
  • Social, Behavioral, Ethical, and Legal Aspects (coordinators Bonnie Carroll and Barbara Wildemuth)  - information acceptance vs. rejection, behavior modifications, policies and politics, value assessments, corporate and national information cultures, knowledge seeking behavior, training for effective utilization, managing knowledge management, legislative and
    judicial issues.

Call for Papers

Nancy K. Roderer

Richard Hill, Executive Director

Johns Hopkins University

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