[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***

*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,  
Non-Members: $115
* *
*Symposium Co-Chairs*
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

Luanne Freund
Assistant Professor
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
Tel.: 604-822-0825
Fax: 604-822-6006
E-mail: luanne.freund at ubc.ca

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