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ASIS&T 2004 Annual Meeting; "Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts"

ASIS&T AM 2004

Providence, Rhode Island
November 13 - 18, 2004

Call for Papers

Scope of the Conference

Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts

American Society for Information Science & Technology 2004 Annual Meeting November 13-18, 2004, Providence, Rhode Island

The information society, especially after recent world events, is displaying an increasing tension between forces that encourage and discourage integration and cooperation. A major focus of this conference will be on conflicts and solutions involving many national and international information cultures, including social, professional, educational, and technological interests. These themes and others will be explored by plenary and invited speakers and through refereed presentations. Submissions on a wide variety of information and technology topics are solicited, including (but not limited to):

Social, ethical, political, legal, and economic issues: issues related to the role of information in society, such as information policy, access, security, privacy, and intellectual property, as well as the social uses and abuses of information technologies such as the Internet and World Wide Web in bridging or separating diverse communities.

Technologies for computing and networking: developments in technologies for communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing and management, and security in environments that may include academia, government, and commerce.

Information management, organization, and access: classification and representation, metadata, taxonomies, indexing, XML, information architecture, digital libraries, and digital preservation.

Information seeking and use: the role of information in professional and daily lives, use of various types of information technology, and social contexts of information seeking.

Information retrieval: information system performance, interoperability, search engines, natural language processing, data mining, intelligent retrieval, and multi- and cross-lingual retrieval.

Interactivity and usability: design and testing of human-computer interfaces, visualization, and personalization, for all types of information technology.

Information production and delivery: information product creation, publishing, media integration, dissemination, and access.


Contributed papers

Contributed papers present original, recent, formally conducted research and design projects or theoretical developments. These are generally reports of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly and professional journals. Contributed papers may be grouped by topic for presentation in contributed paper sessions or suggested for poster or special sessions. Submissions must be a maximum length of about 10 pages single spaced and include title, author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, and full text. Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.

Contributed posters

Contributed posters present new and promising work or preliminary results of research and design projects in a briefly worded and attractive display. Posters are expected to provide exposure for less developed work and to invite questions and discussion in a personal and less formal setting. Submissions must include title, author(s) and affiliations, and an abstract of up to 150 words (poster copy may be longer). Accepted abstracts will be published in conference proceedings.

Special sessions

Special or technical sessions present topics for discussion such as cutting-edge research and design, analyses of hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, reports on developing large-scale collaborative or other projects, and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary professional areas. Innovative formats that involve audience participation are encouraged. These may include panels, debates, forums, or case studies. Submissions must include title, sponsor(s), names and affiliations of participants (moderator, speakers, reactors, etc.), and a description of up to 500 words. Accepted descriptions will be published in conference proceedings.

Preconference sessions

Preconference sessions present topics such as theoretical research, management strategies, and new and innovative systems or products, typically for purposes of concept development or continuing education. Purely promotional programs are excluded. Formats may include seminars, courses, workshops, and symposia. Sessions are scheduled for half to a full day and may require a registration fee beyond the regular conference fee. Submissions must include title; sponsor(s) and/or speaker(s) with affiliations; duration (half or full day); intended audience and audience size (maximum); difficulty level (intro to advanced); description of up to 500 words including abstract, objectives, and brief speaker bio(s). Accepted descriptions will be posted on the ASIS&T Web site.



January 30, 2004 - Submissions due for contributed papers, special sessions, and seminars/workshops;
March 2, 2004 - Submissions due for posters;
April 2, 2004 - Authors/proposers notified of acceptance;
June 1, 2004 - Camera-ready copy due for conference proceedings

Who can submit

Individuals, special interest groups (SIGs), or institutions may make any type of submission. Proposers are welcomed from any academic, nonprofit, corporate, or government area in any part of the world. Proposers need not be members of ASIS&T. SIG chairs are encouraged to help coordinate proposals from their members.

Where and how to submit

All submissions are made electronically via a link from the ASIS&T Web site ( Details on acceptable file formats, citation style, and specific contact information required in the online submission form are on the Web page. Any problems with electronic submissions should be directed to:

Richard Hill, Executive Director ( Association for Information Science & Technology 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Fax: 301-495-0810 Phone: 301-495-0900

Refereeing procedures

All types of submissions will be refereed. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two committee members. Notices of acceptance or rejection will contain comments from referees. In the interests of achieving breadth and balance in the conference program and dealing with time and space constraints, the committee may suggest changing the type of submission (e.g., turning a paper into a poster) or merging or altering session titles and topics.


Template for Conference Proceedings - Contributed Papers
Guidelines for Panels
Guidelines for Posters

To view the submission guidelines, or to to make a submission to ASIS&T AM 2004, please visit the electronic page:

Go to ASIS&T AM 2004 Submission Page: ASIS&T AM 2004 Submissions

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