Thursday, October 18, 2012

CFP IASSIST 2013: Call for Papers and Workshops

CFP IASSIST 2013: Call for Papers and Workshops

The IASSIST 2013 Conference Program Committee and Workshop Coordinator are now ready to begin accepting proposals!

IASSIST 2013 will be hosted by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences at Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany from May 28-31!

The theme of this year’s conference is Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility and Sustainability
This theme reflects recent efforts across the globe by the largest government agencies down to the smaller independent research units to make data (be it survey, administrative, geospatial, or scientific) more open, accessible and understandable for all.
With an ever-increasing availability of new technologies offering unparalleled opportunities to sustainably deliver, share, model and visualize data, we anticipate that there is much to share with and much to learn from one another.  Interdisciplinarity is a large part of where innovation comes from, and we hope to receive submissions from those in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, and computer science fields.
We welcome submissions on the theme outlined above, and encourage conference participants to propose papers and sessions that would be of interest to a diverse audience. In order to make session formation and scheduling more streamlined, we have created three distinct tracks.  If you are not sure where your submission fits, or feel that it fits into more than one track, that’s perfectly fine. Please do still make your submission, and if accepted, we will find an appropriate fit.
Online submission forms and guidelines for BOTH conference content and workshops can be found here:

NOTE: The top of the page is for sessions/papers/posters/round tables/pecha kuchas the bottom is for workshops – please note that the submission forms are completely separate.

All submissions are due by December 5, 2012.  Notification of acceptance will be made by February 5, 2012
Questions about session/paper submissions may be sent to
Questions about workshop submission may be sent to the Workshop Coordinator, Lynda Kellam at

See you in Cologne!

Jennifer Darragh
Data Services and Sociology Librarian
Johns Hopkins University
Milton S. Eisenhower Library
GIS and Data Services, A-Level
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218