[Asis-l] Digital dE-BiAsing Techniques for an Engaged Society (Debates)

Julien, Heidi heidijul at buffalo.edu
Mon Dec 7 09:04:59 EST 2015

Digital dE-BiAsing Techniques for an Engaged Society (Debates)
18th May 2016
Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
The call for papers for the first Debates conference closes on 19th February 2016.

The overall topic for the Debates conference is the issue of negative behaviours in online social media and how these can be analysed and addressed by the research community.

Keynote speakers are:

Professor Annemaree Lloyd - Professor Swedish School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Boras, Sweden

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky - Chair in Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol

Professor Heidi Julien - Professor of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo, USA

Carl Miller - Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos

Debates is a one-day conference with a difference:

*       Each keynote will set out their theme based around their main theoretical lenses which are then carried through into the strand

*       The invited speakers pick up the theme and then the pecha kucha's further articulate this (selected from the call for papers)

*       In the morning plenary the keynotes with invited speakers will lead a themed plenary with presenters and audience to identify possible research ideas and collaborations

*       The most promising ideas and collaborations are to be developed in outline and displayed on the unconference boards with a named lead

*       These then form the basis for the Unconference sessions in the afternoon

*       Conference committee members will have a roving brief to capture the highlights for the final plenary

*       The plenary will identify the research themes and collaborations that have emerged.

We are accepting abstracts for pecha kucha papers on the following themes:
The analysis and/or addressing the issue of negative online social media behaviours through the main theoretical lenses of:

*       Psychology - we would especially welcome papers on the use of mis-information theory

*       Information behaviour - abstracts on everyday information seeking will be particularly welcome

*       Information literacy - especially those papers that have an information practice focus

*       Policy studies - in particular papers focusing on where interventions need to be (policing, legislation or the social media companies) and/or how to influence decision-makers
Creative and educational approaches to this issue are also welcomed.
We are interested in hearing from early career as well as more established researchers.
Abstracts format

Guidance for contributors to prepare your submission:

Structured abstracts of 500 words with a title of no more than 15 words and references in Harvard style (references and keywords will not be included in the word count).

Headings for structured abstract as follows:

*       Purpose

*       Design/methodology/approach

*       Findings

*       Research limitations/implications

*       Practical implications

*       Originality/value

*       Keywords - up to 5

*       References
These will be double blind refereed. Those authors who have their papers accepted will be invited to submit a full article to a special edition of Online Information Review<http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/oir> (2014 Impact Factor: 0.918).
Authors who's papers are accepted for the conference will be given full instructions on how to create a pecha kucha presentation.
Authors will be notified of decisions by 11th March 2016.
Send your completed abstracts to: bc.debates.conference at northumbria.ac.uk<mailto:bc.debates.conference at northumbria.ac.uk> by 19th February 2016
For more information about the conference and to book your place, visit the conference page<http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/debates>.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Conference Website: www.northumbria.ac.uk/debates<http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/debates>

Heidi Julien, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo
526 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph: 716-645-1474 Fax: 716-645-3775
Email: heidijul at buffalo.edu<mailto:heidijul at buffalo.edu>
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." Leon Megginson

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