Wednesday, November 10, 2004

CFP: Canadian Association for Information Science

CFP: Canadian Association for Information Science/L'association canadienne
des sciences d l'information (CAIS/ACSI)
2005 Annual Conference
Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World
Conference Location: London Ontario
Conference Dates: June 2-4, 2005
Deadline: January 17, 2005

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Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World

Encompassing the broad spectrum from data to knowledge and investigating opportunities and challenges of information science in a networked world, the conference will feature four areas of investigation:

Classification and Representation: Metadata, information visualization, taxonomies, classification, indexing.

Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery: Search engines, browsing, searching, navigation, data mining, Webometrics.

Knowledge Evaluation and Dissemination: Informetrics, communication, publishing, value assessments, digital libraries.

Ethical, Cultural, Social & Behavioral Aspects: Policies and politics, corporate and national information cultures, knowledge seeking behavior, training, knowledge management.

Conference proposal submission: Proposals for CAIS/ACSI 2005 should include a title, be no more than 500 words long, and specify how they relate to one of the areas within the conference program theme. Proposals with a clearly articulated theoretical grounding and methodology, and those that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives and methodologies are welcome. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. Doctoral candidates are especially invited to submit a proposal for the conference. Highest ranked papers will, with permission of the authors, be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne de l'information and bibliothéconomie with their abstracts appearing in the proceedings.

Panel presentations: The 2005 conference may include panel presentations. If 3 or more presenters wish to form a panel for presentation on a particular topic, please indicate that with your abstract submissions and suggest a title for the panel. Abstracts submitted as part of a panel will be accepted or declined for presentation as a panel. Therefore, individual abstracts within a panel submission would not be considered for individual presentation if a panel presentation is not accepted.

Deadline for proposals is January 17, 2005. Proposals, including the name(s) of the author(s), complete mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, should be sent electronically in Word, WordPerfect or PDF to:, or in print to:

Dr. Liwen Vaughan, Program Chair CAIS/ACSI
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
North Campus Building, Room 240
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
(Phone: 519-661-2111 x88499 Fax: 519-661-3506)