Call for participation: Beyond the cloud: Rethinking information boundaries: 76th Annual meeting of the american society for information science and technology

November 1–6, 2013|Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The continuing development of computing and mobile technology and the ongoing evolution of the web environment provide new ways for accessing, acquiring, retrieving and storing information which constantly defy traditional boundaries. With the growth of digital content, information objects are blurred, and they challenge information organization. As more people interact and exchange knowledge and information on the web and in the cloud, information environments are transformed and human interactions with information are shifting. As information use increases and becomes more complex, the need for meaningful integration and analysis is growing.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. The theme of the 2013 gathering offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology. Submissions are solicited for, but not limited to, the five tracks below.

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Track 1: Human Information Interaction – information retrieval; information behavior; human computer interaction; usability; e-science and distributed collaboration; virtual organizations; user modeling; mobile technologies

Track 2: Information Organization and Representation – metadata; taxonomies; information visualization; information architecture; digital libraries; indexing and abstracting; classification; social tagging; semantic web and ontology; social media

Track 3: Information Use & Analysis – information seeking and user studies; strategic, security and competitive intelligence; information and knowledge management; comparative analysis of information practices; information metrics (bibliometrics/informatics/webometrics)

Track 4: Information Preservation & Access – digital curation; big data; e-book; information quality; copyright, intellectual properties and related issues; information literacy

Track 5: Information Environments & Socio-Cultural Aspects – organizational and contextual issues; security and privacy; economics of information; social informatics; information policy; foundation of information science; digital humanities; web 3.0 and related technologies; cloud computing

Types of Submissions

As always, Annual Meeting organizers are soliciting contributions of the following types: original papers with unpublished research results; panels on topics either research- or practice-oriented; face-to-face presentations – i.e., posters presenting late-breaking results or work in progress; demonstrations of novel technology; videos presenting research or demonstrating technology – related to the tracks and that lend themselves to interactive discussion and feedback in an evening session; and workshops and tutorials to be offered after the Annual Meeting technical sessions conclude.

For full information on topics and submission process, please visit the ASIS&T website at

Conference Chairs

Chairs of the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting are France Bouthillier, McGill University, who can be reached at; and Boryung Ju, Louisiana State University,