Can. Assn. for Info. Sci. CFP

The annual conference for the Canadian Association for Information Science is June 1-3 at York University (Toronto). 500 word proposals are due no later than January 26, 2006. Full call for papers below.

Call for papers

Canadian Association for Information Science/L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI)

2006 Annual Conference

June 1 – 3, 2006, York University, Toronto

Information Science Revisited: Approaches to Innovation

With focus on innovative research and on information science as an evolving field, the conference will provide information scientists with a forum for presentation on three areas that form the conference program theme:

1. System design and evaluation: Information retrieval, interface design, system effectiveness and efficiency, information architecture, cost analysis.

2. Information and users: User studies, information literacy, economic and political factors, government initiatives, information communities.

3. Analysis and organization of information: Informetrics and Webometrics, informatics, metadata, classification, information science theory.

Conference proposal submission: Proposals for CAIS/ACSI 2006 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 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 proposals 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 et bibliothéconomie with their abstracts appearing in the proceedings.

Deadline for proposals is January 16, 2006. 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 or Rich Text Format to Dr. Haidar Moukdad, CAIS/ACSI 2006 Program Chair at cais2006@cais-acsi.ca

Conference proposals will be refereed by the Program Committee. Authors will be notified of the Committee’s decision no later than February 20, 2006. Papers to appear as full-text in the electronic proceedings must be submitted no later than April 20, 2006. With permission of the authors, abstracts of all papers presented at the conference will also be published in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne de l’information et bibliothéconomie.

The CAIS/ACSI 2006 conference will be held June 1-3, 2006, and is part of the annual Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, which runs from May 27 to June 4, 2006 at York University, Toronto, Ontario. Please see the Federation Web site at http://www.fedcan.ca/congress2006 for registration and accommodation details.

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