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ASIS&T 2011 Annual Meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana 
October 9-12, 2011

"Bridging the Gulf:  Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work"

Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings  

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. This year’s conference is stepping away from tradition and re-inventing our premier conference in the guise of an innovative “ASIST 2.0.” 


ASIS&T 2011 builds on the success of the 2010 conference structure and will have the integrated program that is an ASIS&T strength. This will be achieved using the six reviewing tracks pioneered in 2010, each with its own committee of respected reviewers to ensure that the conference meets your high expectations for standards and quality. These reviewers, experts in their fields, will assist with a rigorous peer-review process. 

Track 1 – Information Behavior
Chair: Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri 
Co-Chair: Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee
Information needs, information seeking, information gaps and sense-making.

Track 2 – Knowledge Organization
Chair: Diane R. Neal, University of Western Ontario 
Co-Chair: Margaret Kipp, University of Milwaukee
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 – Interactive Information & Design
Chair: Jim Jansen, Pennsylvania State University 
Co-Chair: Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan
How human beings use and communicate with information or computers, design of interactive technologies, algorithms, user interfaces, search & retrieval, personalization & recommenders, navigation, information architecture.

Track 4 – Information and Knowledge Management

Chair: Robert Sandusky, University of Illinois, Chicago 
Co-Chair: Kenneth R. Fleischmann, University of Maryland
Information and knowledge creation, transfer and use at the personal, group, organizational and societal levels; expertise, insights, and judgment in organizations; the management of the processes and systems that create, acquire, organize, store, distribute, and use information; knowledge capital; social networking; knowledge sharing and communities of practice; business intelligence; content management, document management; workflow management; collaboration systems; portals; groupware; information and knowledge preservation and storage.

Track 5 – Information Use
Chair: Mia Lustria, Florida State University 
Co-Chair: Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University
Nature of information and how information is used to help solve problems and aid decision making; information literacy, reading 

Track 6 – Economic, Social, and Political Issues
Chair: Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto
Co-Chair: Steven Jackson, University of Michigan
Copyright issues, policies and laws; information policy; privacy; personal rights vs. freedom of information; surveillance; regulation; international information flow & issues; spam 

For more information, please contact:
Conference Chairs
    Suzie Allard
    Lynn Silipigni Connaway (

Local arrangements and logistics
    Richard Hill