The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) takes place between 6th and 10 November this year in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
I’m pleased to be working as a member of the conference programme committee alongside Lisa Given of Charles Sturt University (conference chair), Heather O’Brien of the University of British Columbia and Alison Brettle of Salford University (panel co-chairs), and Lynn Westbrook of the University of Texas and Michael Khoo of Drexel University (poster co-chairs).
My own role on the programme committee is to serve as papers co-chair with Dr Brian Detlor of McMaster University. Brian and I have enjoyed working together since I made a study tour of Canada in 2009. Although much of the work that we have undertaken has been at a distance, we have also been able to meet at various conferences in recent years, including the Sixth Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference (EBLIP6), which was hosted by the University of Salford in 2011.
In recognition that research is inspired by, and/or connected to, information practice contexts, the ASIST annual meeting theme this year is the impact of information science research, with a focus on its application in practice. The call for conference contributions therefore encourages submissions that present theoretical or applied research with results that demonstrate impact – be this on individuals, organisations, systems/technology and/or society – in a range of contexts, such as business, education, the environment, health, law etc.
The submission date for papers, panels, workshops and tutorials is 30th April 2015. For posters, demos and videos it is July 1st 2015. Full details of how to submit, including submission forms, are available from ASIST 2015 web pages.