Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials 
  Submissions:  April 30, 2014
  Notifications:  June 11, 2014
  Final copies:  July 15, 2014

Posters, Demos & Videos:
  Submissions:  July 1, 2014
  Notifications:  July 30, 2014
  Final copies:  August 20, 2014

Alessandro Acquisti
Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University

Conference Chair:
Jens-Erik Mai

Program Chairs:
Melanie Feinberg
Jonathan Furner

Howard Rosenbaum
Pnina Fichman

Nadia Caidi
Lai Ma

Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities
77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting

October 31- November 4, 2014, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

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The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society. 

ASIS&T AM has an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas, and creating new technological and conceptual configurations -- all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. 

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&Tís many special interest groups: Arts & Humanities; Bioinformatics; Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts; Classification Research; Critical Issues; Digital Libraries; Education for Information Science; Health Informatics; History & Foundations of Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Information Architecture; Information Needs, Seeking and Use; Information Policy; International Information Issues; Knowledge Management; Library Technologies; Management; Metrics; Scientific & Technical Information; Social Informatics; and Visualization, Images & Sound.

The conference welcomes the following types of submissions:

Papers should discuss, analyze, critique theories and concepts or report original, unpublished research, substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis, or application. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, method, design, education or engagement, originality and level of innovativeness, and quality of presentation. Papers will be refereed in a double-blind process, and accepted papers will be published the digital conference proceedings. The maximum length for a paper is 10 pages, single-spaced. 

Proposals for panels, lightening talks, fishbowls, Pecha Kucha, etc. are invited on topics that include emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers, but must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between panelists and audience members. Submit 3-5 pages that provide an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel. Proposals should also list panelists who have agreed to participate and indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panelist will offer. 

Posters are a vehicle for face-to-face presentations and interactions using traditional posters, short videos, or live demonstrations. These formats provide opportunities for interactive discussion and feedback about the work. Poster presentations are expected to invite questions and discussion in a personal and less formal setting. Posters offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Please note, however, that posters describing work that is simply a proposal will not be accepted. Submissions for refereeing should be in the form of an extended abstract of up to 4 pages.

The purpose of pre-conference workshops, symposia, and tutorials is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, workshops and tutorials offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss work with an interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. In particular, SIGS are invited to submit proposals for half-day or full-day events on topics that are pertinent to the goals of the SIG. Proposals that are not SIG-related or sponsored are also welcome. Only one submission per SIG is permitted for a workshop, and additional participation fees will apply.

How to Submit
Potential presenters, please use this template to prepare your submission: PDF or Word.

For more information, please contact:
Conference chair: Jens-Erik Mai, University of Copenhagen (
Papers co-chair: Melanie Feinberg, University of Texas at Austin (
Jonathan Furner, UCLA (
Panels co-chair: Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University (
Pnina Fichman, Indiana University (
Posters co-chair: Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto (
Lai Ma, University College Dublin (
Workshops & tutorials, local arrangements, and logistics:
Richard Hill, ASIS&T Executive Director (
More about the conference and ASIS&T at:

Important Dates:
  Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials:
    Submissions: April 30, 2014
    Notifications:  June 11, 2014
    Final Copies:  July 15, 2014

  Posters, Demos & Videos:
    Submissions:  July 1, 2014
    Notifications:  July 30, 2014
    Final copies:  August 20, 2014