Monthly Archives: August 2009

Where Are We Now? The Evolution of Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st Convention

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Canada (American citizens require passports)

Women’s and Gender Studies, Board-Sponsored Roundtable

“Where Are We Now? The Evolution of Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies”


The 2009 “Guide to Women’s Studies” published by Ms. Magazine cites 900 WS
programs in the United States as well as programs in more than 40 countries.
This roundtable discussion traces historical progressions and contemporary
repositionings of Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies in the Academy, and
examines the changing definitions, scholarship and issues impacting
programs.  Participants will offer themed presentations on the evolution of
Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies (70’s, 2nd/3rd wave, Africana,
feminist, gender, queer, spirituality, ecofeminist, sexuality, gender
violence and gender disability, inclusivity issues and tolerance for
divergent philosophies), giving special emphasis to historically successful
programs, global, innovative and contemporary ones and best practices. 500
word abstracts/CV to Sophie Lavin, NeMLA Women’s Caucus Rep, SUNY Stony
Brook by 30 September:


Society for Applied Learning Technology

Abstracts for presentations from knowledgeable professionals in industry, government, military, and academia are solicited to provide presentations which would be part of a comprehensive conference program on the latest learning technologies as they are being applied to training, education and job performance improvement, including ways to implement technology, descriptions of education and technical skills applications, e-Learning, enterprise management, and instructional systems design, together with Knowledge Management systems.


The submissions should be in the form of individual presentations, panel discussions, and preconference tutorials.  Topics of interest include:


Mobile Computing, Handhelds & PDAs

�        Handhelds, PDAs, Smartphones, Tablet PCS

�        Using Effective elearning and engaging distance learning for the enterprise

�        Mobile-optimized Web Applications

�        Pervasive computing devices and other ubiquitous computing technologies

�        Virtualization, Process Migration, Thin-client Computing, Network Mobility

�        Security Issues involved in interactions with Mobile Computing

�        Mobile Computing’s Impact on Workforce Productivity

�        Mobile Enterprise Asset Management Systems

Knowledge Management Systems

�        Integrating EPSS

�        Knowledge Management (KM) systems for operations improvement

�        Purchasing KM systems vs outsourcing (ASPs)

�        Learning Management Systems (LMS)

�        Learning Content Managements Systems (LCMS)

�        LMS Interaction with other Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)

�        LMS Interoperability standards (SCORM, AICC, IMS, IEEE)

�        Authoring Systems

Gaming and Simulation for Training and Job Performance Improvement

�        Online Games

�        Military Applications

�        Massively Multiplayer Simulation (MMP)

�        Agent-Based gaming, Avatars, and Distributed environments

�        Game-based Learning

�        Simulations and Games for Strategy and Policy Planning

�        Business Gaming Using Expert Systems

�        Simulations Utilizing Problem Solving Tools

�        Customizable, Computer-based Interactive Simulations

�        Simulation gaming for Management Training

New Technologies & the Marketplace

�        Cloud Computing

�        Social Networks & Net Communities

�        Virtual Learning Environments

�        Criteria for instructional design & delivery methods

�        Return on Investment (ROI) and Improved Productivity

�        Integrated Enterprise Learning and Performance Improvement

�        Content and Technology Interoperability Issues

�        Corporate Learning Portals vs. Application Service Providers (ASPs)

Instructional Systems Design

�        Blended Learning strategies

�        Strategies to address remote learners

�        Implementing Accessibility into e-Learning

�        Authoring tools and their effectiveness

�        Evaluation processes and assessment techniques

�        ISD for the Enterprise and Performance Improvement

�        Prototyping in the development process

�        Business cases for learning measurement

�        Acquiring metrics and developing budgets

Presenters and Attendees would include the following:

�        Academic Professionals

�        Chief Learning Officers

�        Directors of E-Learning

�        Directors of Training and Development

�        E-learning Project Managers

�        Military and Industrial Trainers

�        Government Professionals and Managers

�        Performance Support Professionals

�        Managers of Training

�        Management and Training Consultants

�        Compliance Training Managers

�        Hardware and Software Systems Manufacturers

�        Education/Training Facilitators

�        Human Performance Technology Professionals

�        Instructional Designers

�        Instructional Systems Developers

�        Curriculum Developers

�        Content Developers

�        E-Learning Developers

�        Application Development Managers


Please submit abstract(s) of your proposed presentation(s) (up to 100 words per topic suggested). Abstracts will be considered for an individual presentation, or as a participant in a panel discussion.  We are also seeking proposals for 1/2 day preconference tutorials related to the foregoing.  Abstract submissions should be received by September 30, 2009.  If your abstract is accepted, papers should be submitted by February 3, 2010 in order to be included in the Conference Proceedings.  Authors of accepted papers are expected to attend the conference, present their work to their peers, and transfer copyright.  Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration to the conference. All other speakers will be required to pay a discounted conference registration fee. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your ideas for a presentation, please call John Fox at (540) 347-0055.


Accepted speakers will have their biographies included on the SALT� conference web site as well as a photo if this material is provided to SALT. Submit on-line at or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA  20186.  Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email:  The program schedule will consist of preconference tutorials on Tuesday, March 2, and the main conference presentation sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 3-5, 2010.


Author’s Information

Be sure to include the author’s name, title, organization, address, phone number, and email address. In addition, relevant biographical information about the author(s) should be included with the abstract submission so it can be posted on the SALT web site.


Key Dates to note

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: September 30, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2009

Submission of Papers: February 3, 2010

Conference Dates: March 3-5, 2010

To submit your abstract online, click here

For a PDF version of the Call for Papers, click here.



To submit your abstract online,
click here



Society for Applied Learning Technology

50 Culpeper Street

Warrenton, Va 20186

Ph: (540) 347-0055   Fax: (540) 349-3169   Web:

Pedagogy division – Cultural Studies Association

The Pedagogy division of CSA includes a focus on culture and education,
cultural pedagogy, critical pedagogy, and the curriculum of cultural
studies. Pedagogy, broadly conceived and critically understood in this
context concerns a wide range of issues taken up in cultural studies
including but not limited to mass media, schooling, popular culture,
subculture, public culture, nationhood, globalization, postcolonialism,
political economy, identity, race, class, gender, sexuality.

For the 2010 Annual Conference of the CSA the Pedagogy Division is
soliciting individual paper proposals to comprise two panels.

One panel will focus on “Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.”

One panel will bring together papers on a variety of topics related to
pedagogy and culture.

Please send proposal abstracts to both Kenneth Saltman
and to Pepi Leistyna

The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2009.

Please include:

1.      The name, email address, phone number, department and institutional
affiliation of 
          the author
2.      A 250-word maximum abstract for the paper
3.      A list of audio-visual equipment needs
Additional information regarding the CSA meeting is available at:

Please find more CSA Division CFPs here:

Division on Culture and War of the Cultural Studies Association 8th Annual Meeting of Cultural Studies

The Division on Culture and War of the Cultural Studies Association would
like to invite submissions for the 8th Annual Meeting of Cultural Studies
Association (U.S.), to be held at the University of California, Berkeley,
March 18-20, 2010.

Deadline for Abstracts (500 words): September 1, 2009 (submission guidelines

Along with our standing, general “open call” on all aspects of culture and
war with relevance to the mission of the Division, we would also like to
invite papers that address more specific areas, including the following
short list:

-the historical shift toward “Obama’s War(s),” including such angles as:
the “disappearance” of the Iraq war in the media landscape, the phasing out
of the moniker “global war on terror,” the continued use of privatized
military contractors, the “prison-industrial-complex”
(Guantanamo, prisoners of war, CIA “black sites,” etc), the representation
of torture;

-the culture of war on the homefront, including: veterans coming home
(homelessness/joblessness, trauma, medications/injuries, PTSD, families),
Michele Obama and veterans’ families, anti-war movements, don’t ask-don’t
tell, the internet and war coverage, the “popular culture” of war
(videogames, television programming, web-based and/or new media, (un)popular
music), war in movies/memoirs/theater/radical art projects, etc.

– a roundtable or workshop on the pedagogy of war (that is, teaching
war-related texts, different departments/academic fields, different
practices/strategies, etc);
If interested in participating in a Division-sponsored panel, please submit
the following by September 1:

a. Your name, email address, phone number, department, and institutional

b. A 500-word abstract for the 20-minute paper proposed, including a paper

c. Any needed audio-visual equipment must be noted with your proposal.
No requests for AV equipment can be honored later.
Please send all required information by September 1, 2009 to both co-chairs
of the Division:
Tony Grajeda,

5th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium

The 5th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (SIG SI, co-sponsored by SIG-CRIT)
People, information, technology: The social analysis of computing in a diverse and pluralistic world.

Saturday, November 7, 2009, 8:30-12:30 PM; Hyatt Regency Vancouver

The purpose of this ASIST preconference research symposium is to disseminate current research and research in progress that investigate the social aspects of information and communications technologies (ICT) across all areas of ASIST.  The symposium includes members of many SIGs and defines “social” broadly to include critical and historical approaches as well as contemporary social analysis. It also defines “technology” broadly to include traditional technologies  (i.e., paper), state-of-the-art computer systems, and mobile and pervasive devices.

This year’s theme is “People, information, technology: The social analysis of computing in a diverse and pluralistic world” In keeping with the theme of the conference, the symposium is soliciting work that focuses on the mutual shaping of people and information as mediated by ICTs. 

We are pleased to announce that the keynote address at this year’s symposium will be given by Dr. Steve Sawyer, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.

According to Horton, Davenport, and Wood-Harper (2005; 52) “the impetus for researchers to consider both social and technical aspects as mutually constitutive as a means of understanding technology introduction and use has a growing audience.” This symposium will highlight research focusing on the social realities of ICT-based information systems (broadly defined) in information science in order to better understand the following:

~ How do difference and diversity shape design, implementation, use, disuse, and reconfiguration of information and ICTs where groups, and organizations work and play in a global environment?

~ In what ways do information and ICTs shape those creating, implementing and using them? How does this vary across cultures? How may such difference be managed in global interactions?

~ What can we learn about information and ICT and ongoing social and cultural change at different levels of social analysis such as groups, organizational units, political entities or cultural systems? Can we harmonize our insights?

~ How may we explore the complex reciprocal relationships among information, ICT, people, groups and the social and cultural environments that surround and pervade them?

~ What are the variations in meanings or interpretations of information and ICT across social groups, organizations, and cultures?

~ What are the moral obligations of ICT system development and use particularly in global communication networks and what are the consequences for diverse ethnic groups?

We are particularly interested in work that assumes a critical stance towards the notion of difference – what is involved in the subtle interplay between people’s uses of information and ICT and the increasingly diverse and global environments in which they are immersed? Critical analyses are useful because they “bring into question established social assumptions and values regarding information and … ICTs and established understandings of  ‘information,’ particularly as they play themselves out and are institutionalized in social and professional discourses and professional training.” (Day, 2007; 575).

We encourage all scholars, both beginning and established, interested in social aspects of ICT (broadly defined) to share their research and research in progress by submitting an extended abstract of their work and attending the symposium.

Following last year’s successful symposium, SIG SI will partner again with SIG USE to offer a comprehensive full day program. The theme of this symposium fits well with the main themes of the SIG USE symposium, “Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing,” meaning that there would be a full day of exploration of the question of the transformative relationships between people, information, and ICTs from different but clearly related perspectives. The SIG SI symposium will take place on Saturday morning and the SIG USE symposium will be in the afternoon. Collectively, the two sessions can offer a comprehensive full day program, although each is a stand-alone event. The two SIGs will co-sponsor a networking lunch [Pay-on-your-own] that will take place in between the two events There will be a discount for people who register for both symposia.*

Call for papers and posters:

Submit a short paper (2000 words) or poster (500 words) by September 4, 2009.

Submissions may include empirical, critical and theoretical work, as well as richly described practice cases and demonstrations.

Acceptance announcements made by September 20, in time for conference early registration (ends Sept 25, 2009).

Tentative Schedule

Paper presentations: 8:30-10:45 AM
Break: 10:45-11:00 AM (with poster viewing)
Paper presentations: 11:00:11:45 AM
Closing Keynote: 11:45-12:30 PM
Lunch with SIG-USE: 12:30-1:30 PM


Members $75, non-members $85, before Sept. 25, 2009

Members $85, non-members $95, after Sept. 25, 2009

*If you register for the SIG-SI Symposium and the SIG-USE Symposium you will receive a $10 discount:


Howard Rosenbaum, School of Library and Information Science -Indiana  University

Elisabeth Davenport, Visiting Scholar, Indiana University and Professor Emeritus, School of Computing, Napier University

Pnina Shachaf, School of Library and Information Science -Indiana  University

Kalpana Shankar, School of Informatics -Indiana University

Day, R. (2007). Kling and the “critical”: Social informatics and  critical informatics. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 58(4): 575-582.

Horton, K., Davenport, E. and Wood-Harper, T. (2005). Exploring sociotechnical interaction with Rob Kling: five “big” ideas. Information Technology & People 18(1): 50-67

Fifth Annual iConference

The Fifth Annual iConference, Feb. 3-6, 2010, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, brings together scholars, professionals and students who come from diverse backgrounds and share interests in working at the nexus of people, information and technology. The 2010 iConference theme addresses iMPACTS. As the Obama administration brings new potential for our field to affect change, particularly through investments in education, broadband and scientific research, it also is providing a moment for critical reflection on the impacts of the iSchool movement (research, teaching, profession, industry and service) within and outside our community. In this theme, we thus consider such questions as: What are the broad impacts (actual and potential) of the iSchool movement? How can impact be defined, identified, measured and communicated to key audiences?

This Call for Participation solicits contributions that reflect on the core activities of the iSchool community, including research, design, methods and epistemologies, educational practices and engagement between the iSchools and wider constituencies both in the United States and abroad. With invited speakers, paper and poster sessions, roundtables, wildcard sessions, workshops and ample opportunities for conversations and connections, the iConference celebrates and engages our multidisciplinary efforts to understand the complex interrelationships among people, information and technology in the iSociety. Sessions will feature completed and early cutting-edge work. The iConference will also include a doctoral student workshop and a mentoring session for untenured faculty and post-doctoral researchers.

In addition to the conference theme, areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

* Critical reflection on the impacts of the iSchool movement (research, teaching, profession, industry and service) within and outside of our community;
* IT infrastructure development and sustainability in the home, organizations, communities, society;
* Diversity in the iSociety: inclusion of underrepresented groups–women, youth, the aging, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, racial and ethnic minorities, etc.;
* Information behavior: theoretical, empirical and methodological advances in everyday life settings, eScience and eResearch, information literacy, etc.;
* Information management: life cycle, personal information management, digital asset management, technologies of remembering and forgetting;
* Digital libraries: preserving digital information, information quality, security and privacy;
* Information organization: metadata, ontologies, the Semantic Web, social tagging; and/or
* eGovernment: information policy, economics, ethics, law, technologies of privacy and trust.

Research Track
The Associate Deans for Research of the iSchools are coordinating a special research track on “measuring research impact.” The difficulty associated with measuring the impact of research efforts is not limited to information science. The key is to distinguish indicators/measures of outcomes and impacts from indicators/measures of inputs or resources expended. Papers submitted in this track could discuss:

* Conceptual and theoretical to empirical and data driven research impacts;
* Overview of the micro level (impact of individual researchers and contributions) to the meso (impact of individual communities or schools) to the macro (the impact of the iCaucus or the whole of information science research); and/or
* The philosophy of measurement to the practical issues of conveying the significance of information science research to non-scientists.

Example topics include:
* Measuring and comparing the methods and effectiveness of cross-, inter-, or trans-disciplinary research with research within a particular discipline;
* Bibliometric measures of impact;
* Indicators of scholarly impact; and
* Indicators of professional, social and policy impacts.

If you are submitting a paper to this track, please include “measuring research impact” in the paper title (to be removed in the proceedings).

Submission information and more at

Libraries and the Great Depression

Special Issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record , Fall 2011

Libraries and the Great Depression

Abstract Deadline : September 15, 2009

 Libraries & the Cultural Record announces a special issue of the journal dedicated to the history of libraries, librarians, and archives in the Great Depression (c. 1930-1941). Those interested should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Issue Editor James V. Carmichael, Jr. ( ) detailing subject parameters and methodology for consideration by referees.   Final submissions, of which four to six articles will be selected, should consist of 6,000-8,000 words to be submitted by email attachment by August 1, 2010 to the issue editor.   Authors should consult publication guidelines but ignore 10,000 word limit, as the editor will adhere strictly to an 8,000 word maximum.

LITA Lightening Talks

Along with sparkling keynotes and terrific programs, LITA Forum 2009, October 1-4 in Salt Lake City, offers two sessions of nine five-minute lightning talks (at previous Forums, called Five Minute Madness) on Friday, Oct. 2 at 4:20 and again on Sat. Oct. 3 at 10:50 am.

Lightning talks are snappy presentations that are great fun for attendees and an opportunity for presenters to showcase late-breaking ideas, trends, and achievements. Speakers are strictly held to five minutes (we sound the gong at 4:59). There is a Q&A period for all speakers at the end.

Want to continue the conversations after the lightning talks? Sessions are conveniently scheduled right before Friday’s Vendor Showcase Reception and Saturday’s lunch.

Lightning talks are first-come, first-serve. We will assign the first 18 people who reply, and once these slots are full, the other names will go on a waiting list. We assume you’re registered for LITA Forum!


1. Send an email to with your name, email, organization, title for your lightning talk, and preferred session (October 2 or October 3). Please put LITA Forum Lightning Talk in the subject of your message. Use the Conference Schedule to help you select your preferred session time.

2. We will notify the lightning-talkers and the first few runners-up by September 15, 2009.

3. If your plans change, please let us know so we can reassign your slot!


1. LITA Forum attendees from companies are welcome to participate, but the content must relate to technology and libraries and should not be a sales pitch.

2. People who already have programs, papers, posters accepted at LITA Forum are requested to give others a chance (unless they are burning with a completely different idea they are absolutely dying to share).

3. These are quick, fun, low-barrier talks. Extensive slides and handouts are not required or expected. Remember, when the gong strikes, you’re outta there.

4. If you use slides, please bring them in a format compatible with MS PowerPoint on a thumb drive for loading onto the computer in the room during the break preceding the session (or load them to a slidesharing site and advise us of the URL). We will ensure that they are forwarded to the LITA office for inclusion on the Forum website.

ACHI 2010: The Third International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions


ACHI 2010: The Third International Conferences on Advances in
Computer-Human Interactions

February 10-15, 2010 – St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Submission deadline: October 5, 2009

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster Forum and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts,
state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments,
applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit
complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other
conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of
Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules:

ACHI 2010 Tracks (tracks’ topics and submission details: see CfP on the
INTER: Interfaces

Graphical user interfaces; Intelligent user interfaces; Adaptive user
interfaces; Multi-modal user interfaces; Context-based interfaces; Virtual
reality and 3D interfaces; Speech and natural language interfaces;
Interfaces for collaborative systems; Interfaces for restricted
environments; Internationalization and reflections of culture on interface
design; Interfaces for disadvantaged users; Interface specification and
design; Interface prototyping; Interface testing; Interface evaluation;
Interface generators and other tools for developing interfaces; Data
visualization; Visualization techniques; Interactive visualization

OUI: Organic user interfaces

Interface-oriented materials and devices; Physical and digital
representation; Sensing and display technologies; Rollable and foldable
displays with tactile properties; Skin-based input; Analog input interaction
design; Flexible display technologies; Functional-based display forms;
Flexible-computing and curve computer interactions; 3D continuous display

HAPTIC: Haptic interfaces

Fundamental of haptic interactions; Tangible user interfaces; Bidirectional
information flow ; Haptography; Haptic feedback and control; Bodyware
(embedded sensors; flexible structures, associative memories, actuation and
power systems); Magnetic levitation haptic interfaces; Kinetic motion-based
interaction; Kinetic motion and haptic design; Mindware (learning,
adaptation, head-hand coordination, bimanual coordination; discovering
affordance, interaction and imitation); Language of motion / Gesture
annotation; Interfaces with kinetic properties; Sensor actuator design,
development and evaluation; Linear haptic display; Fingertip haptic display;
Pen based force display; High bandwidth force display; Quality of experience
model for haptic
interactions; Haptics rendering;

SYSTEMS: Interactive systems

Highly interactive systems; Intelligent agents and systems; Adaptive
systems; Context-aware systems; Multi-user multi-interface systems;
Collaborative systems; Computer-supported cooperative work; Distributed
information spaces; Communicators and advisory systems; Interaction through
wireless communication networks

DEVICES: Interaction devices

General input and output devices; Virtual reality input and output devices;
Interaction devices for immersive environments; Shareable devices and
services; Mobile devices and services; Pervasive devices and services; Small
displays; Very large displays; Tangible user interfaces; Wearable computing;
Interaction devices for disadvantaged users; Interaction devices for
computer games

DESIGN & EVAL: Interaction & interface design & evaluation

Interface metaphors; Interaction styles; Interaction paradigms; Requirements
specification methods and tools; Analysis methods and tools; Design methods
and tools; Evaluation paradigms; Evaluation methods and tools; Evaluation
frameworks; Scenarios; Task analysis; Conceptual design; Physical design;
Information architecture; Information design for websites; Guidelines and
heuristics; Experience design; Environmental design; Ethnography; Contextual
design; Service design;

MODELS: Principles, theories, and models

Cognitive models; Conceptual models; Mental models; Frameworks for
cognition; Model-based design of interactive systems; Formal methods in
human-computer interaction

USER: User modeling and user focus

Usability and user experience goals; User testing; User modeling; User
profiling; Predictive models (e.g., for user delay prediction); Human
perceptible thresholds; User support systems; Psychological foundations for
designing interactive system; Human information processing; Digital human
modeling; Engineering psychology; Ergonomics; Hearing and haptics; Affective

PARADIGMS: Traditional and emerging paradigms

nteraction paradigms; Mobile computing; Wearable computing; Location-aware
computing; Context-aware computing; Ubiquitous computing; Pervasive
computing; Transparent computing; Attentive environments; Virtual reality;
Augmented reality and tangible bits; Immersive environments; Human-based
computation; Visual languages and environments; End-user programming;
Hypermedia advances and applications; New visions of human-computer

ACCESS: Usability and universal accessibility

Interaction and interface design for people with disabilities; Interaction
and interface design for the young and the elderly; Universal access and
usability; Usability engineering; Usability testing and evaluation;
Usability and internationalization

HUM-ROBOTS: Human-robot interaction

Fundamentals of human-robot cooperation; Cognitive models of human-robot
interaction; Adaptable autonomy and knowledge exchange; Autonomy and trust;
Awareness and monitoring of humans; Task allocation and coordination; Human
guided robot learning; User evaluations of robot performance; Metrics for
human-robot interaction; Long-term interaction robotics; Health and personal
care robotics; Social Robotics; Multi-modal human-robot communication; Robot
intermediaries; Experiments and applications

HUM- AGENTS: Agents and human interaction

Principles of agent-to-human interaction; Models for human-agent
interaction; Social persuasion in human-agent interaction; Designing for
human-agent interaction; Socially intelligent agents and the human in the
loop; Agents for human-human interaction; Agent-based
human-computer-interaction; Human cooperation and agent-based interaction;
Human interaction with autonomous agents Agent-based human-robot
interaction; Human and artificial agents emotional interaction
SOCIAL: Social aspects of human-computer interaction

Societal implications of human-computer interactions; Social computing and
software Online communities Weblogs and other community building tools
Online support for discovery and creativity; Tool support for discovery and
innovation Expressive and attentive interfaces and environments Affective
aspects of human-computer interaction Emotional design

GAMES: Computer games and gaming

Computer game technology; Computer game engineering; Foundations of computer
game design and development; Development processes and supporting tools;
Management aspects of computer game development; Architectures and
frameworks for computer games; Game-based training and simulation; Serious
games; Multi-user games; Online games; Online gaming; Game theories; Audio,
video and text in digital games; New computer games and case studies;
Performance improvements in computer games; Social impact of games and

EDUCATION: Human-computer interaction in education and training

Interactive systems for education and training; Online and communications
support for education and training; Interfaces, interactions and systems for
distance education; Software tools for courseware development and delivery;
Collaborative systems for teaching, studying and learning; Handheld mobile
devices for education and training; Advisory and recommendation systems
Techniques and tools for information localization, retrieval & storage; Web
annotation systems; Case studies and applications

MED APPS: Applications in medicine

Interactive systems for medical applications; Interactive systems for
telemedicine; Interactive systems for telehealth; Interactive systems for
telepathology; Interactive systems for telecardiology; Interactive systems
for telesurgery; Interactive personal medical devices; Digital imagery and
visualization frameworks; Role of colors and color imaging in medicine;
Multidimensional projections with application to medicine; Data mining and
image retrieval techniques for medical applications; Imaging interfaces and
navigation; Internet imaging localization, retrieval and archiving; Video
techniques for medical images; Internet support for remote medicine;
Computer-controlled communications for medical applications; Medical
informatics; Software and devices for patient monitoring; Interactive
software for therapy and recovery

TELECONF:  Teleconferencing

Fundamentals for teleconferencing; Platforms for teleconferencing; Devices
for teleconferencing; Videoconferencing, Web Conferencing; Performance in
teleconference applications; Real-time aspects in teleconferencing; Privacy
and security in teleconference applications; QoS/SLA for teleconferencing
applications; Teleconferencing services; Business models for

APPLICATIONS: Other domain applications

Interactive interfaces and systems for scientific applications; Interactive
interfaces and systems for engineering applications; Interactive interfaces
and systems for business applications; Interactive interfaces and systems
for activities in arts & humanities; Interactive interfaces and systems for
scientific research; Other applications of interactive interfaces and

IARIA Publicity Board

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)



Mission of JITR:


The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) seeks to provide evidential research on groundbreaking and emerging areas of information science and technology, with particular focus on breaking trends in medical informatics, social computing, and biotechnology. In endeavoring to fulfill the objectives of providing a scholarly and quality outlet for innovative topics, trends, and research in the field of IT, JITR will succeed in expanding the availability of the most prominent, principal, and critical concepts that will form the knowledge society of the future.


Coverage of JITR:


The Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR) covers novel and emerging research in the field of information science and technology, with major emphasis on the most innovative areas related to biocomputing, medical informatics, anthropocentric computing, and underrepresented technologies and trends influencing the knowledge society.


Topics should be drawn from, but not limited to, the following areas:


Algebraic biology

Agricultural informatics

Anthropocentric computing

Artificial immune systems

Assistive technologies

Biodiversity applications



Biomaterials and nanotechnology




Bioterrorism and situational awareness

Cellular automata



Cognitive informatics

Crisis management

Cultural algorithms

Cultural informatics

Diagnostic informatics

Digital ecosystems

Digital forensics

Drug discovery technologies

Ecological modeling

Evidence-based medicine

Environmental informatics

Gene therapy

Genetic algorithms and programming

Genomics and proteomics

Grid computing


High performance computing

Health information technology


Human-centric and pervasive computing

Human-computer interface

Human factors

Human tracking technologies

Microarray technologies

Medical imaging technologies

Medical intelligence

Medical informatics





Natural computing

Natural language applications

Pattern recognition

Predictive analysis tools

Pharmaceutical informatics

Quantum informatics

Radiology technologies

Sensor technologies

Service-oriented computing

Social computing

Social informatics

Surgical informatics




Tissue engineering applications

Wearable computing


Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines at


All inquiries and submissions should be sent to