Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CFP: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Biennial Conference

CFP: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Biennial Conference

2–5 September 2008
Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

Conference URL: http://www.alia2008.com/
CFP URL: http://www.alia2008.com/abstract.asp

The ALIA 2008 Biennial Conference will be held in Alice Springs at the modern Alice Springs Convention Centre from 2-5 September 2008. Alice Springs Convention Centre

The conference is expected to attract organisations and delegates from Australia and New Zealand as well as the Asia-Pacific region. The conference theme, dreaming08, will produce a program that empowers library and information professionals in the development, promotion and delivery of quality services in all sectors.

It is expected that over 500 delegates will attend the ALIA 2008 Biennial Conference. They will be drawn to the conference by a varied and stimulating program, a unique trade exhibition, a fun and different social program and by the opportunity to spend some time in a fascinating part of the country.

Please Go to the Call for Papers URL for more information

Call for Abstracts and Submissions
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations.

If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Program Committee, you must also intend to register for the Conference. Online submission, via this website, is the only method for the receipt of abstracts.

All abstracts submitted must be original work and not previously presented in any form at other conferences.

Please note that only one abstract submission per person will be accepted. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.

If you have any questions regarding online submission, please email your query to program@icms.com.au.

The Program Committee reserves the right to decide the format of presentation on the basis of time and space available.

The evaluation of abstracts will be based on the following criteria:

suitability to the conference themes;
importance and interest of the topic to delegates;
demonstrated evidence of creativity, leadership and excellence in professional practice.

A notification email will be sent to the nominated contact for the abstract.

Authors of abstracts accepted for oral presentation are required to submit a full paper, whether peer-reviewed or not, via the Conference website.

Peer reviewed papers
All papers for peer review will be required to be submitted by Friday, 16 May 2008. The refereeing process will be undertaken in consideration of the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) Research Quality Framework (RQF). Instructions on the submission process will be included in the notification email. Referees will be independent experts chosen from the library and information community. Each paper submitted for refereeing will be submitted as a blind (unidentified) copy.

Written comments will be received from each referee for each paper. Papers requiring revision will be returned to authors for the required changes. At no time will the referees be informed of the identities of the authors whose papers they were assessing. Final submission of peer reviewed papers is Friday, 18 July 2008.

Non-peer reviewed papers
All non-peer reviewed papers must be submitted by Friday, 18 July 2008.
All submitted papers will be published after the Conference on the ALIA website. PowerPoint presentations may also be submitted but are not a substitute for the full paper submission.