Information in a Networked World: Harnessing the Flow
ASIST 2001 Annual Meeting
J.W. Marriott Hotel
Washington, D.C.
November 3-8, 2001

Entering the new millennium, ASIST is at an exciting crossroads of multiple information networks. Careening into the crossroads, an incredible wealth of information and new technologies need to merge and converge for traditional and new uses.  Racing out from the crossroads, information is exploding in new, previously un-imagined, products, services, technologies and applications.  The 2001 ASIST conference will be an opportunity to examine, reflect on, and assess these information phenomena and the ways they are transforming real life, real users, and real needs.

In order to capture the breadth of the implications of networked information environments, papers and presentations are solicited in a wide variety of topical areas, including (but not limited to)

  • Technologies: Computer and network technologies supporting the sharing of intellectual artifacts, communication, collaboration, and e-commerce.
  • Information Discovery, Capture, and Creation: Data mining, intelligent systems, digital libraries, database design, knowledge management, distributed content authoring.
  • Classification and Representation: metadata, interface design, visualization, taxonomies, clustering, indexing, vocabularies, Web information architecture.
  • Information Retrieval: effectiveness, usability studies, search strategies, cross-language retrieval, multimedia retrieval.
  • Legal, Ethical, Cultural, Social, and Behavioral Aspects of a Networked World: policy and politics, ownership and control, privacy and protection, training and education, information seeking, user studies, bibliometric analyses, international issues.
  • Information Dissemination: publishing and use of e-journals and e-books, international and multilingual networks.
  • We are soliciting proposals for traditional scholarly paper presentations and panels of experts. In addition, we especially invite proposals for poster presentations and other innovative formats. The deadline for submission of poster proposals has been extended so that recent work can be presented at the conference. Contributors may specify their preferred format, but the committee reserves the right to make final decisions. 
  • Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to submit-annual@asis.orgFormats acceptable include ascii text or MS Word. If electronic submission is not possible two paper copies should be sent the address below.  Submission forms are on the ASIST web at:  http://www.asis.org/Conferences

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS:

  • Contributed Papers
    To submit a paper (maximum 20 pages), send the title and a draft of the proposed paper. Submissions must include the name, affiliation, complete address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author(s). All proposals are due by February 1, 2001.  Papers will be reviewed, and notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 1, 2001. Camera-ready copy for the Proceedings will be due by June 1, 2001. Note that this is a change in procedures, and that a full draft of the paper is required as the initial submission. Contributed papers may be grouped by topic and presented in sessions of 3-4 papers, combined into technical sessions at the discretion of the meeting coordinators, or suggested for poster or other such sessions.
  • Technical Panel Sessions
    Technical panel sessions can be developed by individuals, by ASIST Special Interest Groups (SIGs), by outside organizations, or collaboratively among different individuals or groups.  To submit a proposal, send the following information: Title; Sponsor(s); Name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the contact person who will coordinate the session; Names and affiliations of presenters and other participants (moderators, reactors, etc.); 500 word descriptive abstract of session.  Proposals for technical panel sessions must be received by February 1, 2001. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 1, 2001. Information for the technical program and camera-ready copy for the proceedings will be due by June 1, 2001. Individual technical panel session papers may be submitted to be refereed for inclusion in the Proceedings in full text rather than as abstracts. If this is desired the deadline for
    submission of the paper is February 1, 2001.
  • Posters
    Poster presentations are an important opportunity to present exciting new findings, ongoing work that has demonstrated promise, preliminary results, and work that is timely and still in a state to be influenced by questions and discussions.  To submit a proposal for a poster session, send the title, a 500-word description of the research to be represented in the poster. Submissions must include author's name, affiliation, complete
    address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address.  Proposals for poster sessions must be received by March 15, 2001. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 1, 2001. If the author(s) would like to have the poster abstract included in the Proceedings, camera-ready copy (maximum of two pages)  will be due by June 1, as will information for the technical program.
  • Special Sessions and Other Formats
    The program committee welcomes submissions from individuals or organizations for innovative types of sessions - debates, group participation sessions, demonstrations, tutorials, or other elements that would add to consideration of our present and future. To submit a proposal, send a session title, a 500-word descriptive abstract, and information about the contact person (name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address), and possible participants (if applicable).  Proposals for special sessions must be received by February 1, 2001. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 1, 2001.
    Information for the technical program and camera-ready copy for the Proceedings will be due by June 1, 2001.

WHERE TO SUBMIT
Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be submitted through this
linkIf electronic submission is not possible, two paper copies should be sent to:

Trudi Bellardo Hahn
     c/o Association for Information Science & Technology
     8555 16th Street, Suite 850
Silver Spring, MD 20910

SUMMARY OF KEY DATES
February 1 Contributed paper drafts and Proposals for SIG technical sessions or other special sessions due.

March 15 Proposals for poster presentations due. April 1Announcement of accepted/rejected papers and proposals. June 1All information for technical program and all camera-ready copy
for Proceedings due.

Executive Director
Association for Information Science and Technology
(as of Sept 27, 2000)
8555 16th Street, Suite 850
Silver Spring, MD  20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
PHONE: (301) 495-0900
http://www.asis.org