[Asis-l] Call for papers - CAIS/ACSI 2005

Michael Nelson mnelson at uwo.ca
Wed Sep 22 13:53:41 EDT 2004

  Call for papers

Canadian Association for Information Science/L'association canadienne 
des sciences d l'information (CAIS/ACSI) 2005 Annual Conference, June 2 - 5,

Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World

Encompassing the broad spectrum from data to knowledge and investigating
opportunities and challenges of information science in a networked world,
the conference will feature four areas of investigation: 

Classification and Representation: 
Metadata, information visualization, taxonomies, classification, indexing.
Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery:  
Search engines, browsing, searching, navigation, data mining, Webometrics. 
Knowledge Evaluation and Dissemination: 
Informetrics, communication, publishing, value assessments, digital
Ethical, Cultural, Social & Behavioral Aspects: 
Policies and politics, corporate and national information cultures,
knowledge seeking behavior, training, knowledge management.

Panel Presentations: The 2005 conference may include panel presentations. If
3 or more presenters wish to form a panel for presentation on a particular
topic, please indicate that with your abstract submissions and suggest a
title for the panel. Abstracts submitted as part of a panel will be accepted
or declined for presentation as a panel. Therefore, individual abstracts
within a panel submission would not be considered for individual
presentation if a panel presentation is not accepted.
Conference proposal submission: Proposals for CAIS/ACSI 2005 should include
a title, be no more than 500 words long, and specify how they relate to one
of the areas within the conference program theme. Proposals with a clearly
articulated theoretical grounding and methodology, and those that report on
completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives
and methodologies are welcome. Proposals may be submitted in English or
French. Doctoral candidates are especially invited to submit a proposal for
the conference. Highest ranked papers will, with permission of the authors,
be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La
revue canadienne de l'information and bibliothéconomie with their abstracts
appearing in the proceedings.

Deadline for proposals is January 17, 2005. Proposals, including the name(s)
of the author(s), complete mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax
numbers, should be sent electronically in Word, WordPerfect or PDF to:
lvaughan at uwo.ca, or in print to:

Dr. Liwen Vaughan, Program Chair CAIS/ACSI
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
North Campus Building, Room 240
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7 
 (Phone: 519-661-2111 x88499	Fax: 519-661-3506)

Conference proposals will be refereed by the Program Committee. Authors will
be notified of the Committee's decision no later than 21 February 2005.
Papers to appear as full-text in the electronic proceedings must be
submitted no later than 15 April 2005. Abstracts of all papers presented at
the conference will also be published in an issue of the Canadian Journal of
Information and Library Science (with permission of the author(s)). There is
an award for the best student paper (see:

The CAIS/ACSI conference will be held from June 2 to June 4, 2005 as part of
the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social
Sciences, in London, Ontario, Canada. Please see the Federation website
(http://www.fedcan.ca/) for registration and accommodation details.
Michael Nelson, Associate Professor
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
North Campus Building, Room 240
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Phone: 519-661-2111x88507 Fax:519-661-3506  

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