[Asis-l] REMINDER - Announcement of the 2015 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest for Developing Countries

Shaheen Maqsood mashaheen at gmail.com
Sun May 17 00:41:38 EDT 2015

Excuse me for cross-postings!

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of
the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to
announce its 15th competition for papers to be submitted for the 2015
Annual Meeting, which will take place in Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO;
November 6-10, 2015. (http://www.asis.org/asist2015/am15cfp.html)

Building from the overall conference theme, the theme for this year’s paper
contest is: “Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the

This year’s conference theme provides an opportunity for information
science researchers – including academics and practitioner researchers – to
discuss the impact of their research on industry, on government, on
local/national/global community groups, on individuals, on information
systems, on libraries/museums/galleries, and on other practice contexts.
The theme highlights the introduction of a new conference focus on Applied
Research, which recognizes that basic research in information science is
also inspired by, and/or connected to, information practice contexts.
Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects
of the theme from a global and/or international perspective. Topics
include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:

   - Impact on Individuals: information behavior; information retrieval;
   human-computer interaction; social media use; information literacy; etc.
   - Impact on Society: digital citizenship; cultural engagement; archival
   preservation; policy development; copyright; intellectual property;
   infometrics; information access; etc.
   - Impact on Organizations: information architecture; knowledge
   management; competitive intelligence; digital curation; records and
   archives management; etc.
   - Impact on Systems & Technology: cloud computing; digital libraries;
   automatic indexing; social tagging; classification; semantic web; database
   design; web usability; etc.
   - Impact on Information Contexts: health; education; law; environment;
   agriculture; business; etc.

*Selection Criteria:*

There will be up to three winners who will be selected by a panel of judges
including: Maqsood Shaheen (IRC, US Embassy Islamabad), J.K. Vijayakumar
(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), and, Innocent Awasom
(Texas Tech University).

*The judging criteria will be based on:*

1. Originality of paper in the developing world and global information
ecosystem (originality of the project described, etc.)
2. Relevance to the paper contest theme
3. Quality of argument, presentation and organization

*Eligibility & Information for authors:*

Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a
developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2009-2014 contests are not
eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and submitted in
English. We encourage submissions from librarians, information and network
specialists, and educators involved in the creation, representation,
maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.


The award for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIS&T. In
the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the
ASIS&T membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising for this
competition, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000
toward travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending
the ASIS&T Annual Conference in Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, November
6-10, 2015. (http://www.asis.org/asist2015/am15cfp.html).


The international paper contest committee requires that submissions follow
the International Information and Library Review instructions to authors.
Detailed information is available under the heading, Guide for Authors at:

*Publishing opportunities:*

Submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue
of the International Information
and Library Review <http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ulbr20>, subject to the
usual peer refereeing process, for that journal.

*ASIS&T Copyright Policy:*

ASIS&T will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers
submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other rights
remaining with the author.

*Deadline for submission of full papers: *

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5,000 words, by *June
30, 2015*, to Maqsood Shaheen at ShaheenMA at gmail.com, preferably as
Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.

Maqsood Ahmad Shaheen
International Paper Contest Committee
Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (III)
Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
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