Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fwd: Announcement of the 2015 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest for Developing Countries

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce its 15th competition for papers to be submitted for the 2015 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO; November 6-10, 2015. (http://www.asis.org/asist2015/am15cfp.html)

Building from the overall conference theme, the theme for this year's paper contest is: "Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community".

This year's conference theme provides an opportunity for information science researchers – including academics and practitioner researchers – to discuss the impact of their research on industry, on government, on local/national/global community groups, on individuals, on information systems, on libraries/museums/galleries, and on other practice contexts. The theme highlights the introduction of a new conference focus on Applied Research, which recognizes that basic research in information science is also inspired by, and/or connected to, information practice contexts. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme from a global and/or international perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:

  • Impact on Individuals: information behavior; information retrieval; human-computer interaction; social media use; information literacy; etc.
  • Impact on Society: digital citizenship; cultural engagement; archival preservation; policy development; copyright; intellectual property; infometrics; information access; etc.
  • Impact on Organizations: information architecture; knowledge management; competitive intelligence; digital curation; records and archives management; etc.
  • Impact on Systems & Technology: cloud computing; digital libraries; automatic indexing; social tagging; classification; semantic web; database design; web usability; etc.
  • Impact on Information Contexts: health; education; law; environment; agriculture; business; etc.

Selection Criteria:

There will be up to three winners who will be selected by a panel of judges including: Maqsood Shaheen (IRC, US Embassy Islamabad), J.K. Vijayakumar (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), and, Innocent Awasom (Texas Tech University).

The judging criteria will be based on:

1. Originality of paper in the developing world and global information ecosystem (originality of the project described, etc.)
2. Relevance to the paper contest theme
3. Quality of argument, presentation and organization

Eligibility & Information for authors:

Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2009-2014 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and submitted in English. We encourage submissions from librarians, information and network specialists, and educators involved in the creation, representation, maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.

Award:

The award for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIS&T. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIS&T membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising for this competition, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference in Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, November 6-10, 2015. (http://www.asis.org/asist2015/am15cfp.html).

Style:

The international paper contest committee requires that submissions follow the International Information and Library Review instructions to authors. Detailed information is available under the heading, Guide for Authors at: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ulbr20&page=instructions#.VOw5ZUex4k0

Publishing opportunities:

Submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Information and Library Review, subject to the usual peer refereeing process, for that journal.

ASIS&T Copyright Policy:

ASIS&T will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other rights remaining with the author.

Deadline for submission of full papers: 

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5,000 words, by June 30, 2015, to Maqsood Shaheen at ShaheenMA@gmail.com, preferably as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.


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Maqsood Ahmad Shaheen
Chair
International Paper Contest Committee
Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (III)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
mashaheen@gmail.com

2 comments:

Sri Amudha S said...

Acc to the official website of ASIS&T, the deadline is April 30th. This blog posts shows it as June 30th..

So when is the actual deadline?

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