Beyond the Cloud:  Rethinking Information Boundaries

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The continuing development of computing and mobile technology and the ongoing evolution of the Web environment provide new ways for accessing, acquiring, retrieving and storing information which constantly defy traditional boundaries. With the growth of digital content, information objects are blurred and challenge information organization. As more people interact and exchange knowledge and information on the Web and the cloud, information environments are transformed and human information behaviors are shifting. As information use is increasing and becomes more complex, the need for meaningful integration and analysis is growing. 

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. This year’s conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology. Submissions are solicited for, but not limited to, the five tracks below. 

Tracks
Track 1: Human Information Interaction 
Information Retrieval; Information Behavior; Human Computer Interaction; Usability; E-Science & Distributed Collaboration; Virtual Organizations; User Modeling; Mobile Technologies.

Track 2: Information Organization and Representation 
Meta data; Taxonomies; Information Visualization; Information Architecture; Digital Libraries; Indexing and Abstracting; Classification; Social Tagging; Semantic Web and Ontology; Social Media.

Track 3: Information Use & Analysis 
Information Seeking and User Studies; Strategic, Security & Competitive Intelligence; Information & Knowledge Management; Comparative Analysis of Information Practices; Information Metrics (Bibliometrics/Informatrics/Webometrics).

Track 4: Information Preservation & Access Digital Curation; Big Data; E-book; Information Quality; Copyright, Intellectual Properties and Related Issues; Information Literacy.

Track 5: Information Environments & Socio-Cultural Aspects 
Organizational & Contextual Issues; Security & Privacy; Economics of Information; Social Informatics; Information Policy; Foundation of Information Science; Digital Humanities; Web 3.0 and related technologies; Cloud Computing.


Conference Chairs:
  France Bouthillier, McGill University (france.bouthillier@mcgill.ca)
  Boryung Ju, Louisiana State University (bju1@lsu.edu)

Program Committee:
  Interactive Showcase Submissions
    Pascal Calarco
, University of Waterloo Library (pvcalarco@uwaterloo.ca)

  Posters
    Lisa M. Given
, Charles Sturt University (lgiven@csu.edu.au)

  Panels
    Jens-Erik Mai, Royal School of Library and information Science (jem@iva.dk)