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:
� 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
� 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
� 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)
� 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 www.salt.org or send to SALT, 50 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Phone: 540-347-0055 / Fax: 540-349-3169 / email: OrlandoProgram10@salt.org. 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.
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,
50 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, Va 20186
Ph: (540) 347-0055 Fax: (540) 349-3169 Web: http://www.salt.org
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.
~ 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).
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
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. ( Jim_Carmichael@uncg.edu ) 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 http://sentra.ischool.utexas.edu/~lcr/submissions/submissions.php but ignore 10,000 word limit, as the editor will adhere strictly to an 8,000 word maximum.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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:
Artificial immune systems
Biomaterials and nanotechnology
Bioterrorism and situational awareness
Drug discovery technologies
Genetic algorithms and programming
Genomics and proteomics
High performance computing
Health information technology
Human-centric and pervasive computing
Human tracking technologies
Medical imaging technologies
Natural language applications
Predictive analysis tools
Tissue engineering applications
Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines at
All inquiries and submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.