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2014 ALISE Annual Conference: Educational Entrepreneurship

January 21-24, 2014  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Call for Juried Paper Proposals


Deadline for paper proposal submissions (maximum 1,000 words): July 15, 2013

Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2013

This call for juried paper proposals seeks original contributions including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, best practices, think pieces, and critical essays that contribute to elaboration of the conference theme of “Educational Entrepreneurship.”  Potential topics related to entrepreneurship could include but are not limited to: Program revision; Curricular innovation; Program delivery; Innovative service learning initiatives; High impact practices; Novel pedagogical approaches; Approaches to research. More information on the conference theme can be found at:

Submissions should be original papers that have not been previously published.  There are no restrictions on research methodology.  Alternative perspectives on educational entrepreneurship in library and information science are welcomed and encouraged.

Instructions for Submission

Submissions will include the following:

     1.   Title of the paper

     2.   Names, affiliations, and contact information of the authors, with one author designated as the contact for the paper

     3.   50-word abstract for the conference program

     4.   Up to 1,000 word extended abstract with a select reference list (.doc or .docx file)


Abstracts will be evaluated by the Juried Paper Proposal Committee according to the following critiera:

      1.   Connection to conference theme

      2.  Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education

      3.  Originality of ideas

      4.  Potential impact/significance

      5.  Select references to relevant literature

      6.  Overall quality of writing


Submissions will be made through the Easy Chair system, at

 Follow these steps:

1.    1.   Log on the system (create an EasyChair account if you do not already have one)

2.    2.   If you are also a reviewer, please be sure to select “author” as your role for your own submission.

3.    3.   Select “New Submission”.

4.    4.   Complete all the information requested.  Enter a title and provide a 50-word abstract for your submission.  This will be used for the Conference Program.

5.     5.  Upload your file (extended abstract) and press “Submit”.

6.     6.  You should also receive a confirmation email from the EasyChair system.


Please note: submitting a proposal constitutes your permission for ALISE to publish the brief and extended abstracts in the conference program and on the ALISE website, if your proposal is accepted.


Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2013.


Applicants will be informed of the Committee’s decisions by September 15, 2013.  Conference presentation time slots will be published in the conference program.  All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2014 conference.

Please note: Juried paper proposals accepted for presentation at the conference, which are developed into full papers, are eligible for consideration for the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) “best papers” conference issue.  Deadline for submission of full papers for possible publication in JELIS will be March 1, 2014, and those submissions should be made to the editor of JELIS.


Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book Series

for consideration as part of the
Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book Series
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. In Lee
Publisher: IGI Global

Researchers, professionals, and government officials working and researching various aspects of e-business topics are invited to submit a proposal to the Editor-in-Chief outlining their plan for a book within this series. The AEBR encourages researchers and practitioners to exchange their research ideas, practical experiences, discuss challenges and opportunities, and present tools and techniques in all aspects of e-business. Book proposals for empirical, theoretical, and conceptual studies are equally welcome for the book series publications. The likely practical implications of the research are emphasized in all book proposals.

Objective of the Book Series
The Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) book series aims to provide a premier book series for researchers and practitioners worldwide to share and distribute cutting-edge knowledge and best practices of all facets of electronic business. The AERB Book Series also aims to identify emerging research topics and define the future of e-business research.

Target Audience
Instructors, researchers, and professionals interested in the most up-to-date research on the concepts, issues, applications, and trends in the e-business field will find the titles published within the AEBR book series useful in furthering their research and management knowledge.

Topics Covered
The AEBR book series encompasses topics including, but not limited to, the following:

* Applications of new technologies to e-business
* B2B E-marketplaces
* B2C E-commerce
* Collaborative commerce
* Cloud computing and E-commerce
* Developing and managing middleware to support e-business
* Digital libraries
* E-business models and architectures
* E-business process modeling and simulation studies
* E-business standardizations
* E-business strategies
* E-business systems integration
* E-business technology investment strategies
* Economics of e-business
* E-finance
* E-healthcare
* Electronic Business Interoperability
* Electronic communications
* Electronic markets and infrastructures
* Electronic supply chain management
* E-marketing
* E-procurement methods
* E-payment market
* E-services
* Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems
* Global e-business
* Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts
* IP Convergence and High-speed Broadband
* Mobile commerce
* Mobile services
* Online banking
* Online communities
* Online consumer behavior
* Online gam
* Semantic Web
* Social commerce
* Social media
* Social networking services
* Trends in e-business models and technologies
* Trust, security, and privacy of e-business transactions and information
* Valuing e-business assets
* Web advertising
* Web-based languages, application development methodologies, and tools
* Web mining
* Web personalization and mass customization technologies
* Web services-based e-business systems
* Web 2.0

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. In Lee, with any interest or inquiries regarding the submission of a book proposal to be considered for publication within the AEBR book series. Author(s)/editor(s) interested in submitting a book proposal will be provided a proposal form through which they may outline their plan for a full book project. Once the proposal has been received, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct a preliminary assessment to ensure the topics/themes being presented are relevant to the overall scope of the series. If approved by the Editor-in-Chief, the proposal will then be submitted to IGI Global’s Acquisitions team as part of the company’s formal assessment and review process. It is also requested that any interested author(s)/editor(s) submit a copy of their CV/resume to accompany their proposal.

All books to be published within the AEBR book series will be scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Additional details and a complete listing of titles within the Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) book series can be found via the book series’ web page at:

Inquiries can be forwarded electronically (preferred) or by mail to:

In Lee, Ph.D.
School of Computer Sciences
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL USA

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)

Series Editor, Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR)

ECSCW 2013 Doctoral Colloquium The 13th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW 2013)

21-25 September 2013, Paphos, Cyprus

The ECSCW 2013 Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students
to discuss their research in an international forum, under the guidance of a
panel of experienced CSCW researchers. The Doctoral Colloquium will be held on
Sunday the 22nd of September 2013 as part of the 13th European Conference on
Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Paphos, Cyprus (

We invite students who are working in the broad field of CSCW to apply. The
strongest candidates will be those students who have a well-established research
proposal, have made some progress towards it, but are still on time to benefit
from advice and feedback by peers and senior colleagues. Selected candidates will
be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the
Colloquium, to be followed by extensive group discussion in a friendly and
constructive workshop.

To apply please submit the following documents

1) A 4-page overview of your doctoral research, stating your research questions,
level of advancement, and expected contributions. Formatting instructions and
paper templates are available at
The submissions are not anonymous and should therefore include names,
affiliations and contact information.

2) A short (2-3 paragraph) biography.

3) A paragraph that articulates what you expect to gain from attending the
ECSCW 2013 Doctoral Colloquium.

4) An email letter from your supervisor indicating that they support your
application to the ECSCW 2013 Doctoral Colloquium and that they agree that your
research is at an appropriate stage for participation. These letters should
also indicate how you and other students might benefit from your participation
in the colloquium. The e-mail should be sent to stating
“ECSCW Doctoral Colloquium: + YOUR NAME” in the subject heading.

All items should be submitted as PDF files through easychair

Item 1 should be submitted separately, items 2 and 3 should be submitted
as a single PDF file.


� Submission Deadline: 15 June 2013 (5:00pm PDT) using EasyChair
� Notification Date: 22 June 2013
� Camera-Ready Deadline: 26 September 2013


Antonella De Angeli, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Wayne Lutters, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA


International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2013)

Call for Papers


December 9-11, 2013, Bangalore, India;

Paper submission via:


About the ICADL Conference

The International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) series is a significant forum for digital libraries research, providing an opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences. Since its first meeting in Hong Kong (ICADL 1998) the ICADL has rotated annually among the Asia-Pacific countries, and evolved to become one of the premiere conferences in digital libraries.


The emergence of social media and the availability of social networking platforms offer enormous opportunity to leverage them for “connecting with the user community” and building a strong networked community of stakeholders across the life cycle of information creation to consumption. The ICADL 2013 will focus on the tools, methods, processes and case studies of “Social Media and Community networks’ that advance the field of digital libraries. We solicit papers on the theme of Social Media and Community Networks for potential publication in ICADL 2013. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following:

– Community-based web or online services
– Social architectures for digital libraries
– Electronic publishing
– Community informatics
– Human factors in digital libraries
– Cognitive modelling of social media and communities
– Community information retrieval and browsing
– Social network analysis
– Data mining in communities and social media
– Information integration across communities
– Interoperability of multi-community information
– Metadata and cataloguing in community repositories
– Mobile services over social media
– Social media analytics
– Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communities
– Novel digital content for social environments
– Technologies for social media and community networks
– Personalized service and user modelling
– Community networks for scientific data
– Security and privacy in social media and community networks
– Systems, algorithms, and models for data preservation

– Healthcare Informatics

– Information visualization


Submission Instructions

Papers submitted to ICADL 2013 should not be under review for any other conference or journal. A paper should be significantly different from previously published work, and should represent original contributions. Duplicate submissions will be rejected. If you have questions about how this policy applies to your work, please feel free to send an email to the General Chair or Program Committee Chairs.

Authors who wish to submit papers to ICADL 2013 should register their paper and submit an abstract as per the deadlines given in the Important Dates section. Papers for which abstracts have not been registered by the due date will be rejected. Authors may choose among three formats: full papers, short papers and posters. Papers in all these formats will be included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. All submissions will be rigorously peer-reviewed.

Full papers are expected to report on mature work, or on efforts that have reached an important milestone. They must not exceed 10 pages including references and appendices.

Short papers can highlight efforts that might be in an early stage, but are important for the community to be aware of. They can also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. They must not exceed 4 pages in all.

Posters can be used for presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals must not exceed 2 pages.

All contributions must be written in English and must follow Springer’s formatting guidelines ( Papers are to be submitted via the ICADL 2013 EasyChair page ( All accepted papers will be published by Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series as conference proceedings. At least one author from each paper must register for the main conference and present their work during the conference.

Important Dates

Submission site opening: May 10 (Friday), 2013
Abstract submission deadline: June 21 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
Paper submission deadline: June 28 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)
Acceptance notification: August 2 (Friday), 2013
Camera ready deadline: August 30 (11:59 PM, Friday), 2013, India Time (GMT + 05:30)


Organizing Committee:

General Co-Chairs

– N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, India

– Shalini R. Urs, University of Mysore, India


Program Co-Chairs

– Abhinanda Sarkar, MYRA School of Business, Mysore, India

– Jin-Cheon Na, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

– George Buchanan, City University London, United Kingdom

19th Annual Technology and Learning Conference

Montgomery County Community College is currently seeking proposals for papers, hands-on labs and roundtables for its 19th Annual Technology and Learning Conference. The conference will take place on Friday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the College’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, in Blue Bell, Pa.

The Teaching and Learning Conference provides a forum for participants to share state-of-the-art information technologies, contribute to a vision of the future of information technology in the academic enterprise, and exchange ideas and best practices for incorporating technology, security and learning. The conference is designed for higher education and K-12 faculty and administrators.

If you are excited about the potential for enhancing teaching and learning through technology, submit a proposal to share your insight and learn from others! The deadline to submit proposals is June 28. Proposals can be submitted online at As an incentive to present, the conference fee is waived for the primary presenter.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you and have a great day!

Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval of Information in Cultural Heritage – ENRICH 2013

Call for Papers

The First Workshop on the Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval of Information in Cultural Heritage – ENRICH 2013

To be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference

Workshop date: August 1st, 2013

Location: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Submission deadline: 9th June 2013


ENRICH 2013 has three main goals:

 – to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Information Retrieval research in the area of Cultural Heritage
 – to encourage collaboration between researchers engaged in work in this specialist area of Information Retrieval, and to foster the formation of a research community
 – to identify a set of actions which the community should undertake to progress research in this area

A key challenge facing the curators and providers of digital cultural heritage worldwide is to instigate, increase and enhance engagement with their collections. To achieve this, a fundamental change in the way these artefacts can be discovered, explored and contributed to by users and communities is required. Cultural heritage artefacts are digital representations of primary resources: manuscript collections, paintings, books, photographs etc. The text-based resources are often innately “noisy”, contain non-standard spelling, poor punctuation and obsolete grammar and word forms. The image-based resources often have limited associated metadata which describes the resources and their content. In addition, the information needs and tasks of cultural heritage users are often complex and diverse. This presents a specific set of challenges to traditional Information Retrieval (IR) techniques and approaches.

This workshop will investigate the enhanced retrieval of, and interaction with, cultural heritage collections. We are interested in investigating innovative forms of personalised, multi-lingual IR, which can include:
 – IR approaches tailored to cope with the inconsistencies which are common in cultural heritage collections.
 – Content-aware retrieval approaches which respond to the entities and relationships contained within artefacts and across collections. 
 – Personalised IR and presentation. 
 – Community-aware IR approaches which respond to community activity, interest, contribution and experience. 

Such new forms of enhanced IR require rigorous evaluation and validation using appropriate metrics, contrasting digital cultural heritage collections and diverse users and communities. This workshop welcomes submissions which investigate such evaluation, taking into account the specific requirements of the domain. The nature of cultural heritage resources means that content analysis in support of IR is of specific interest. This includes the automated normalisation of historical texts, the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for entity extraction and metadata generation. 

The ENRICH workshop aims to promote the exchange of ideas between researchers working on the theory and foundations of IR, cross and multi-lingual IR, personalised IR and recommender systems. 

There are numerous research areas that can support such improved retrieval and exploration in the area of cultural heritage. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

 – Multilingual semantic search 
 – Context-aware and semantic recommender systems 
 – Adaptation engines and algorithms for personalised multilingual IR 
 – User modeling and adaptation (e.g. creation and exploitation of individual or stereotypical user profiles) 
 – Content personalisation and personalised result presentation (e.g. beyond the ranked list)
 – Domain modeling 
 – External knowledge resources for IR (e.g. ontologies) 
 – Evaluation methodologies and metrics for personalised multilingual IR 
 – Information Extraction, Data Mining and Natural Language Processing 
 – Social Network Analysis 


We invite researchers to submit two categories of paper: 
Long paper submissions should report on substantial contributions of lasting value. Each accepted long paper will be presented in a plenary session of the workshop program. The maximum length is 8 pages. 
Short paper submissions should discuss exciting new work that is not yet mature enough for a long paper. The presentation may include the demonstration of a system. The maximum length is 4 pages.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.

All submissions should be prepared according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates, as for all SIGIR submissions. 
For your convenience, you can use the templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX that have been made available on the ACM  website:

The ENRICH Workshop does not use blind reviews, so please include authors’ names and affiliations on your submission. All submissions will receive several independent reviews. 
Submissions must be in PDF format and must be in English. 
All papers must be submitted electronically before the 9th of June 2013 through the EasyChair submission page –
ENRICH 2013 will be hosted in the Long Room Hub, the Digital Arts and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College Dublin – The Long Room Hub is a signature building at the heart of the historic TCD campus. The institute takes its name from the Library’s iconic ‘Long Room’. The Long Room Hub is the home of a number of major, EU funded, Digital Humanities research projects, which use the most advanced digital technologies for the democratization of knowledge and also explore new research questions, approaches and methodologies enabled by technological change.
*Important Dates*

Deadline for submission: 9th June
Notification of acceptance: 28th June
Camera-ready version of papers: 8th July
Workshop: 1st August


Prof. S�amus Lawless (School of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

Prof. Maristella Agosti (Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy)

Dr. Paul Clough (Information School, University of Sheffield, UK)

Prof. Owen Conlan (School of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
*Further Information*

Big Data at the Desk: Data visualization and research for the rest of us!

The RUSA MARS Hot Topics in Electronic Reference Discussion Group presents:


Big Data at the Desk: Data visualization and research for the rest of us!


Librarians loved the Information Age, but the MLS didn’t necessarily prepare us to crunch
numbers, draw conclusions, and create infographics. The era of “Big Data” has arrived!
Information literacy incorporates data literacy and even generalist librarians need to be able to
handle data-driven reference questions.


Are you seeking an opportunity to present at ALA? Do you know how to help patrons discover,
collect, interpret, and/or present data sets? What simple techniques and tools would help your
colleagues get started with data research or data visualization? Help your fellow librarians break
into the world of data by sharing your expertise in Chicago!


Presentations will be in an informal panel format and are intended to jumpstart discussion among
the attendees. The program will be held Sunday, June 30th, 2013 from 4:30 to 5:30PM at the
ALA Annual conference in Chicago, IL (room and exact location TBD). If you are interested in
serving as a panelist, please contact Beth Overhauser ( with a short (<300
words) summary or proposal by May 17th, 2013.  The committee will notify all potential speakers
by May 22nd.  We expect to accommodate 2-3 speakers with 15 minutes each.


LITA Mobile Computing IG

LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Meeting – Call for Participation at ALA Annual Conference

When:  Monday, July 1st, 2013 – 3 – 4pm
Where:  Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Room

The LITA Mobile Computing IG seeks 4-5 short presentations (approximately 15 minutes) on mobile computing for the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

The LITA Mobile IG is also seeking suggestions for discussion topics.  Things you’d like to hear more about, projects you’re working on, plan to work on, or want to work on in terms of mobile computing. 
All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion.

Please email your presentation topics to the one of the Co-chairs of the LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group, Evviva Weinraub or Kevin Lau.

We are accepting suggestions through May 31st


Library Trends 63(3) Issue on Social Justice in Library and Information Science and Services

First Call for Papers for Library Trends 63(3) Issue on Social Justice in Library and Information Science and Services

Dr. Bharat Mehra would like to invite you to submit a manuscript proposal by June 30, 2013, under the extended timetable below.

The Winter/February 2015 issue of Library Trends (63:3) will include papers in the continuing study of themes related to social justice in library and information science (LIS) and services. For a broad scholarly review of social justice in library and information studies, consult Mehra, Rioux, and Albright’s (2009) piece in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences(3rd edition) (edited by M. J. Bates and M. N. Maack), 2009, pp. 4820-4836. This call specifies original scholarship and central to all proposals must be the social justice inquiry of core, peripheral, and other principles of librarianship and information studies, as broadly as that domain may be interpreted.  Authors should strive to meet a 20-30 page limit (5,000-10,000 words).

Submit proposals of no more than 300 words by June 30, 2013. Decisions will be communicated to contributors by July 31, 2013.


The Library Trends issue will consider the following topics [though not limited to]:

– Library Science/Services and Social Justice;

– Information Science/Services and Social Justice;

– Concepts/Theories in LIS/Services and Social Justice;

– Methods/Approaches in LIS/Services and Social Justice;

– Interdisciplinary Constructs in LIS/Services and Social Justice;

– Information and Communication Technologies and Social Justice;

– Other Related Topics.


Social justice in LIS/services involves achieving action-oriented socially relevant outcomes via information-related work. Such efforts are planned, conceptualized, and implemented in the LIS service professions to further community-wide progressive changes via partnering with, and, on behalf of people on society’s margins. This special issue presents articles that examine theories, methods, strategies, and case studies in social justice research, teaching, and service design while keeping their focus on social impact and community involvement in LIS/service practice, education, policy development, and program implementation, amongst other areas. The frame of study is inclusive of (though not limited to) academic, public, school, and special libraries, museums, archives, and other information-related settings in an international context of analysis.

June 30, 2013: Deadline proposal submissions.
December 1, 2013: Deadline papers submissions.
February 1, 2014: Deadline reviews papers.
June 1, 2014: Deadline revised papers.
February 2015: Publication of the special issue


Author guidelines are established at [cut and paste URL in web browser]

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of Dr. Bharat Mehra [E-mail:].



LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group (HoLT)

LITA Heads of Library Technology (HoLT) IG meeting
When:  Saturday, June 29th 3-4 p.m.
Where:  McCormick Place Convention Center N134

The LITA Heads of Library Technology Interest Group (HoLT) seeks 4-5 short presentations (10-15
minutes) on issues relating to Leadership and Library Technology for the upcoming 2013 ALA Annual conference in Chicago.  All topics will be considered, but some ideas to get your thought process started include; maker spaces, tablet computing, responsive design and analytics.

Physical attendance at ALA Annual in Chicago is required for the presentation and/or attendance at this meeting.

Deadline for proposal submission is June 7th.

Please submit proposals to Meg Brown-Sica <> or Evviva Weinraub Lajoie <>