[Air-L] ASIST SIG/CR Call for Panel Proposals for ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2011

Megan Winget megan at ischool.utexas.edu
Fri Apr 29 07:28:40 PDT 2011

(please excuse cross-posting)

Hello All:

The Classification Research Special Interest Group (SIG/CR) focuses on  
theoretical and practical issues surround the classification and  
representation of information for the purposes of organization,  
collection building, access, and preservation.

We are inviting proposals for panels and contributions to panels for  
submission to the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for  
Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The theme of this year's  
conference is "Bridgng the Gulf: Communication and Information in  
Society, Technology and Work," and will be held October 9-13, 2011 in  
New Orleans. We are interested in panels that address representation  
and classification issues related to any kind of material: text or non- 
text, multimedia, games, scientific information, data, metadata,  
specific implementations of metadata schemas, visualizations,  
authority, trust, collection building...we also welcome  
philosophically inclined panels as well as those that are more  
practical in nature.

Proposals should be formatted in accordance with the call for papers  
(which can be found at: http://www.asis.org/asist2011/am11cfp.html )  
but sent to me (Megan Winget - megan at ischool.utexas.edu) as attachments.

The deadline for panels to ASIST is May 31.

1) If you send me a fully formed panel proposal, I will submit to  
ASIST with support by SIG/CR. Please have these proposals to me by May  
2) If you send me a proposal for an individual panel contribution (but  
don't actually have a panel formed), I will attempt to facilitate  
collaboration between people with similar ideas to generate panel  
proposals. In order to do this and have enough time to then generate  
fully formed panel proposals, please have these individual paper  
proposals to me by May 16.

To reiterate the deadlines:

-If you have a panel idea, you've gotten your speakers lined up, and  
it's a done deal: May 27
-If you have an idea for a paper, but you don't have any other  
speakers in mind: May 16.

We must have all panel proposals to ASIS&T by May 31.

The ASIS&T call for panel proposals reads:

Proposals for panels are invited on topics that include emerging  
cutting-edge research and design, analyses of hot or emerging trends,  
opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques,  
and contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary professional  
areas. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers,  
but must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between  
panellists and audience members. Submit two to four pages that provide  
an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel. Proposals  
should also list panellists who have agreed to participate and  
indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panellist will  
offer. Proposals for Pecha Kucha style presentations, are encouraged.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to  
contact me (megan at ischool.utexas.edu) or Joe Tennis (jtennis at uw.edu)  
and we will be happy to help.

I'm looking forward to reading some interesting proposals!

Megan Winget
Chair, SIG/CR

Megan A. Winget, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Ste. 5.202
Austin, TX 78701-1213
Phone: 512.919.6100
Fax: 512.471.3971
web: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~megan/
email: megan at ischool.utexas.edu

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