Schedule by Track


ASIS&T 2010 will consist of six tracks that span the breadth of information science:

Track 1 Information Behavior 
Information needs, information seeking, information gaps and sense-making in various contexts including work, interests or every-day life activities by individuals or groups. 

Track 2 Knowledge Organization 
Indexing, index construction, indexing languages, thesaurus construction, terminology, classification of information in any form, tagging (expert, user-based, automatic), filtering, metadata, standards for metadata, information architecture.

Track 3 Information Systems, Interactivity and Design
The design, use and evaluation of interactive information technologies and systems, including interfaces and algorithms.

Track 4 Information and Knowledge Management
Information and knowledge creation, transfer and use at the personal, group, organizational and societal levels. The management of the processes and systems that create, acquire, organize, store, distribute, and use information and/or knowledge. 

Track 5 Information Use
How people re-purpose existing knowledge from a variety of sources (scientific, humanities, news, family, friends, colleagues), forms (articles, books, video, audio, tweets), locations (work, home, in transit) and mediums (cell-phones, PDAs, digital libraries) to advance knowledge, solve problems, improve information literacy, and learn.

Track 6 Information in Context: Economic, Social, and Policy Perspectives
Copyright issues, policies and laws; information policy; privacy; personal rights vs. freedom of information; surveillance; regulation; international information flow& issues; spam.

Industry Track
Finding the Right Information: Search Industry Trends
With so many different search tools and experiences, how will search evolve and innovate? A panel of search industry experts will discuss the latest issues, trends, and opportunities for search. 

Because each of these tracks represents a generic aspect of information science, each may be focused by additional elements such as types of:

  • Organizations 
  • Information (by topic, genre, scale, medium, etc. )
  • Technology 
  • Information consumers 
  • Contexts 
  • Research theories and paradigms 
  • Methods 

Evaluation and measurement may be associated with almost any track. The size of each track will depend on the quality of submissions.