Announcements

  • 10-14 November 2018

    Join speakers and attendees from around the globe in Vancouver, Canada, for our 2018 Annual Meeting. This invigorating, thought-provoking, and inspirational event showcases the latest advances in information science and exposes you to new research findings, approaches, and opportunities to help you in both academic and applied practice settings. The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has a rich history of providing the “latest and greatest” developments; together, we can find solutions, and make a difference in our workplace and through research. There will be new special events, pre and post confernce workshops, and informative sessions on popular topics. The schedule allows time for attendees to explore Vancouver and take advantage of the special events offered by ASIS&T.
  • CFP: ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium

    CFP: ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

    ASIST Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Vancouver
    Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018

    The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in disseminating misinformation have created anxieties in our society ranging from discussions about safety, job security, and the future of democracy. Understanding the impacts of emerging technologies requires a multidisciplinary, sociotechnical approach; accordingly, this line of investigation must inevitably engage with major questions regarding sustainability, privacy, human agency, equity, and the ethics and governance of information technologies.

    The Social Informatics, Information Ethics and Policy, and Social Media SIGs seek contributors for a full-day pre-conference workshop, the 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, 10 November, 2018 from 09:00 am - 05:00 pm during the ASIS&T annual meeting.

    We seek proposals for one panel and three papers, in the form of extended abstracts, that examine theories or propose practical solutions to problems of ethics and sustainability in our technologically-dependent lives. We are especially interested in proposals that critique technologies in relation to developing countries, or global perspectives on information policy.

    More Information & Submission Details here:
     https://easychair.org/cfp/sigsiiepsm2018
    CFP
  • SIG KM - New Communication Officer is searched

    Hi everyone,

    Are you interested in creating a newsletter? Are you familiar with Knowledge Management and a member of SIG KM?

    Great, please contact Jayne Sappington.

    Best,

    Aylin 

  • Call for Papers -- ASIS&T2018

    Deadline is April 2 for Workshop, Paper, Panel and Tutorial Submissions for ASIS&T2018.