ASIS&T 75th Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland 
October 26-30, 2012

"Information, Interaction, Innovation:  Celebrating the Past, Constructing the Present and Creating the Future"

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Celebrating the 75th anniversary of ASIS&T, this conference provides a great opportunity to reflect on our past and current research practices and to chart potential pathways for the future. This year’s conference theme, Information, Interaction, Innovation, embraces our anniversary while encompassing the different threads we bring together in information science.

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research centered on advances in the information sciences and related applications of information technology. Building on the successes of the 2010-2011 conference structures, ASIS&T 2012 offers an integrated program achieved through 3 reviewing tracks.  Each track is supported by a team of co-chairs and respected reviewers to ensure high standards and quality.  Reviewers, as experts in their fields, will assist with a rigorous peer-review process.

ASIS&T 75th Anniversary Special Event

The 75th Anniversary Task Force of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) announces a Special ASIS&T 75th Anniversary Event, "The History of ASIS&T and the History of Information Science." This special 75th Anniversary event will explore the 75 year history of ASIS&T and the longer history of information science and technology worldwide.  Registration and additional fees apply.  Click here for more information!

Track 1:  Information

Including submissions related to metadata, information retrieval, organization of information, information management, knowledge management, classification, information architecture, copyright, bibliometrics and infometrics, data analytics, bioinformatics, and information policy.

Track 1 Chairs:
Michael Olsson
, University of Technology, Sydney (
Sanna Talja, Uppsala Universitet, Institutionen for ABM (

Track 2:  Interaction

Including submissions related to information behaviour, information sharing, human-computer interaction, collaboration, gaming, visualization, social informatics and social media.

Track 2 Chairs:
Sanda Erdelez
, University of Missouri (
Catherine Johnson, University of Western Ontario (
Chirag Shah, Rutgers University (

Track 3:  Innovation

Including submissions related to emerging technologies; Web 3.0; new practices, methodologies, applications and/or services in digital libraries, digital humanities, education, emergency response, e-Research and other contexts; cloud computing; new theories and paradigms in information science; foundations of information science.

Because each of these tracks represents a generic aspect of information science and technology, each may be focused by additional elements such as types of:

  • Organizations – schools, universities, research institutes, government, for-profit corporations, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations
  • Information – by topic, genre, type, size, medium, etc.
  • Technology – smart mobile phones, tablets and other personal computing devices, wearable technologies, blogs, wikis, ebooks, hypermedia, telepresence
  • Information consumers – from children to older adults, from front-line employees to managers to CEOs, from individuals to large groups
  • Information workers – librarians, database and system developers, information managers, information architects, archivists
  • Contexts – entertainment, edutainment, education, history, learning, health, science, etc.
  • Research theories and paradigms – including new emerging theories and evaluation of existing theories and paradigms
  • Methods – qualitative, mixed, etc.

Track 3 Chairs:
, National Taiwan Normal University (
Luz Marina Quiroga, University of Hawaii (
Gerry Benoit, Simmons University (

Student Activities Committee

If you are a doctoral student and wish to become involved in ASIS&T, please contact a member of this committee:

John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland College Park iSchool (
Stephanie Haas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (
Candy Schwartz, Simmons College, Boston (
Katie Shilton, University of Maryland (
Barbara Wildemuth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (

For more information, please contact:
Conference Chairs
     Shanju L. Chang, National Taiwan University (      
     Crystal Fulton
, University College Dublin (
     Julie Hersberger, University of North Carolina (
Local arrangements and logistics
     Richard Hill (

Important Dates
1) Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials
Deadline for submissions: April 30th
Notification to authors: June 8th
Final copy: July 15th

2) Posters, Demos & Videos: 
Deadline for submissions: June 10th
Notification to authors: July 20th
Final copy: August 9th 

(All deadlines: midnight, Greenwich Mean Time)