[Asis-l] ASIST SIG HCI Research Symposium - 2nd Call
luanne.freund at utoronto.ca
luanne.freund at utoronto.ca
Tue Aug 5 09:47:35 EDT 2008
*Apologies for duplicate postings*
*2008 Research Symposium of the Special Interest Group on
Human-Computer Interaction (SIG HCI),ASIS&T
*Human Computer Interaction in Information Intensive Environments*
*A Focus on Groups and Collaborative Information Use*
*Sunday Oct. 26, 2008**, **8:30am-12:30pm***
*CALL FOR PARTICIPATION*
*Deadline **August 18, 2008***
This symposium will focus on the challenges of group and collaborative
use of information systems. How do groups of two or more members
access and use information, and what technologies best support these
activities? While social computing has emerged as a phenomenon among
distributed communities, we have yet to fully understand computing at
the group level, whether face-to-face, or in distributed environments;
synchronous or asynchronous. The following specific questions will be
discussed; however, we are seeking a wide range of perspectives on the
§ How do groups use highly interactive computing technologies to
access and use information?
§ What kinds of social interfaces provide the best support for
information interaction within groups?
§ What is the role of sociability in information access and use?
§ How do we study and evaluate highly interactive computing
technologies for groups?
§ Is usability the best paradigm for assessment of information systems
and interfaces to support group interaction?
The symposium will include a panel of experts who will discuss the
challenges pertinent to group-based access to and use of information,
a series of research paper presentations and a poster session. The
symposium will end with an award presentation for the best poster and
best paper, and a lunch. We have planned for an extended break and a
lunch for participants to talk with one another, share insights, and
perhaps hatch new collaborations and adventures.
*Submissions are welcome in two categories:*
1. Research papers: 3-4 pages (1,500-2,000 words)
2. Research posters: 1.5-2 pages (750-1,000) words
In both categories submissions should describe results from completed
or ongoing research projects related to the symposium topic.
Submissions should be emailed to hci at dal.ca <mailto:hci at dal.ca> by
August 18, 2008; applicants will be notified by September 5th.
Accepted submissions will be posted to the SIG website:
*Registration for the Symposium:*
Participants must register with ASIS&T at www.asis.org
<http://www.asis.org/> for the Symposium. Early registration for
ASIS&T ends on September 12, 2008.
Symposium Fees (including lunch): Before September 12, 2008: Members:
$80 Non-Members $90. After September 12, 2008: Members: $90,
Elaine Toms, Dalhousie University, etoms at dal.ca <mailto:etoms at dal.ca>
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland Baltimore County,
komlodi at umbc.edu <mailto:komlodi at umbc.edu>
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, luanne.freund at ubc.ca
<mailto:luanne.freund at ubc.ca>
*Symposium Organizing Committee*
Heather O?Brien, University of British Columbia, Canada (Poster Chair)
Brian Detlor, McMaster University, Canada
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia, Canada
Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Sandra Toze, Dalhousie University, Canada
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
The University of British Columbia
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Suite 470 - 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
E-mail: luanne.freund at ubc.ca
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