Monthly Archives: July 2011

Artists’ Records in the Archives: A One Day Symposium

Call for Participation The archives of many institutions contain artists' records--documents created by artists that often bear witness to the creative process, as evinced by sketches, doodles, and other notations. Artists' records differ from other types of records due to their inherent connection to the art object and the art market. In recent years there has been a plethora of symposia and conferences dedicated to artist archives, art history and "the archive," as well as to the use of archival materials by contemporary artists. While crucial, these investigations have been driven almost entirely by art historians and have not included the perspectives of archivists and special collections librarians. As part of an effort to broaden the discussion surrounding artists' records, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York has organized a one day symposium, "Artists' Records in the Archives," to be held on October 11, 2011 in conjunction with the New York Public Library. Focusing on the perspective of the information professional, this symposium will address how contemporary artists use artists' records in their work, the significance of artists' records in archives for scholars and curators, and how archivists and special collections librarians manage artists' records in their repositories. Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: *Artists' use of other artists' records *How archivists manage artists' records and how this might differ within a museum, estate, gallery, and university setting *Collecting artists' records *Appraisal of artists' records *Underdocumented artists and the archives *Exhibitions and artists' records *Artists' records and the digital environment *Born digital artists' records *Copyright, moral rights, and the artist *Conversations between archivists, artists, and art historians regarding archives Date: October 11, 2011 Location: New York Public Library All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper). Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation, abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological requirements. Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted. A small travel stipend is available. If interested please indicate in the submission. Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to by August 15, 2011.

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) SPECIAL ISSUE ON Strategically Influencing On-line Education: Power, Politics, and Social Dynamics

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: September 15, 2011


Special Issue Editors:

Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Texas Woman’s University, USA

Celia Romm Livermore, Wayne State University, USA



The power and politics (or social dynamics) of the on-line classroom, the politics of getting a large organization, like a university, to adopt educational technologies to promote specific political agendas in classrooms (e.g., the utilization of the Web during the Obama campaign to promote support for the presidential candidate Obama among school children), the use of on-line technologies for ideological indoctrination or “influencing” in the educational systems of extremist groups of all religions and issues of power and politics that are related to the on-line education of special needs minorities such as people who are physically/intellectually challenged, people of color, women, migrants, and so forth. The changing dimensions of ‘technology’ and ‘learning’ have significant impact globally. The recent success of China and India in moving into the production of high value-added, high-technology products has caused political leaders and their advisors to re-evaluate the global economic challenge. The OECD recently acknowledged that emerging economies including China and India were moving up the value chain to compete with Western organizations for high-tech products and R&D investment. There has been major growth in all OECD countries for expansion into higher education. Canada was the first country to achieve the target of over 50 percent of people aged 25 and 34 to enter the job market with a tertiary level qualification, followed by Korea, which has engineered a massive growth in tertiary provision since 1991. While much of the international business and policy literature has focused on education, globalization, the use of innovation and creative enterprise; it has ignored the shift towards global standardization or alignment within companies, where technology is the key enabler and facilitator. 


Objective of the Special Issue

Technology, learning, education and supporting globalization through innovation and creativity leading to a globalized knowledge economy are the main emphasis of this Special Issue of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT). More specifically, the issue focuses on the impact of globalization on education and business, the changing dimensions of the WBLT technologies and uses, sharing educational experiences and situations including (but not limited to) distance learning, collaborative work, constructivist approaches in on-line, traditional and hybrid class-rooms, designing blended learning and programs, importance of dialogue in distance education programs, CSCL, network learning, etc. while focusing on the world economies with respect to these worldwide changing perspectives and the creation of a globalized knowledge economy.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

         Best practices in international learning, education and technology

         Building multi-disciplinary teams for web-based learning and teaching

         Building web-based learning communities

         Constructivist approaches to web-based learning and teaching

         Creation of globalized knowledge economies

         Cross cultural analyses of globalization, education and international business perspectives

         Decision making in implementing web-based learning and teaching

         Education impacting local and global communities

         Globalization and technology: changing paradigm

         Globalization, education and learning: case studies

         Impact of globalization on education and business

         International perspectives on technology and education

         Knowledge building using web-based learning and teaching technologies

         Macro issues in global businesses, e-education and communities

         Macro issues in globalization, e-education and e-learning

         Management side of web-based learning and teaching

         Network learning using WLTT

         Politics of adoption and implementation of e-learning initiatives from the individual/department’s perspective

         Politics of implementation of e-learning initiatives from the administration’s perspective

         Politics of implementation of e-learning initiatives from the student’s perspective

         Power and politics in online/e-education

         Project management for implementing WLTT

         Related issues that impact the overall utilization and management of web-based technologies in education

         Schools impacting globalization and international business education

         Technology enablement of global businesses, higher education and international business

         Web-based CSCL

         Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical scenarios

         Web-based technologies enabled pedagogical systems and programs

         WLTT implementation: models, methods, and frameworks



Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special issue on Strategically Influencing On-line Education: Power, Politics, and Social Dynamics on or before September 15, 2011. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. Interested authors should consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to either one of the special issue editors.



The mission of the International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is to contribute to the broadening of the overall body of knowledge regarding the multi-dimensional aspects of Web-based technologies in contemporaneous educational contexts, assisting researchers, practitioners, and decision makers to design more effective learning systems and scenarios. IJWLTT explores the technical, social, cultural, organizational, human, cognitive, and commercial impact of technology. In addition, IJWLTT endeavors a broad range of authors and expands the dialogue to address the interplay among the diverse and disparate interests affected by technology in education. The journal seeks to explore the impact of Web-based technology on the design, implementation and evaluation of the learning and teaching process, as well as the development of new activities, relationships, skills, and competencies for the various actors implied in such processes.


The International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) is 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


All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Mahesh S. Raisinghani:

Celia Romm Livermore:


Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance: Political, Policy and Management Implications



Proposals Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011

Full Chapters Due: November 1, 2011


Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance:

Political, Policy and Management Implications


A book Edited by Christopher G. Reddick, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA and

Stephen K. Aikins, University of South Florida, USA


To be published in 2012 by Springer (




Introduction and Purpose of the Book


Web 2.0 has become the buzz word for describing social media available on the Internet, such as blogs, photo and file sharing systems (e.g., Flickr, SlideShare, YouTube) and social networking sites (e.g., Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, SecondLife). These Web 2.0 applications are rapidly transforming citizen-citizen and citizen-government interactions in a manner not seen before.


Given these realities, it is very important to find a way to leverage Web 2.0 in government and their suitability for various enterprise-level applications, for strengthening the government-citizen relationship and for intra- and inter-government use in order to improve the policy and public management processes. For this to happen, government organizations need to align their Web 2.0 strategies with their organizational strategic goals for effective outcomes. This calls for clear sets of policy goals and development of Web 2.0 strategies that initiate new interactive ways of policy making, improve data and information management, and stimulate the development and use of knowledge for effective public management. Therefore, the hope of this edited book is to help understand the nature of Web 2.0 applications, their political, policy and managerial implications, as well as how best governments can leverage the applications for effective governance in both developed and developing countries.


Intended Contribution of Book


This book will bring together international scholars to provide the theoretical and practical contexts for understanding the nature of Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on political, public policy and management processes, and to explore how best Web 2.0 applications can be leveraged and aligned with the strategic goals of government organizations to add value and ensure effective governance. Drawing from experiences from countries around the globe, the book provides the theoretical context of the potential for Web 2.0 applications to transform government services, as well as practical examples of leading public sector institutions that have attempted to use Web 2.0 applications to enhance government operations, policy making and administration.

There are three themes to the book, namely: 1) Perspectives on Web 2.0 and Democratic Governance; 2) The Political, Policy and Management Impacts of Web 2.0 Applications in Government; and 3) Leveraging Web 2.0 Applications for Effective Governance.



Audience for the Book


The primary audience for the edited book Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance will be university professors, graduate students, researchers and professionals in information systems, public administration, and political science fields. Another audience would be government officials and policy makers interested Web 2.0 technologies for democratic governance.


Recommended Topics by Theme


Some recommended topics are listed below. However, submissions are encouraged from other topics that examine Web 2.0 technologies on democratic governance. Cases studies examining a specific country or countries are particularly welcome.


Theme 1: Perspectives on Web 2.0 and Democratic Governance

Theories of Discourse and Deliberation in the Era of the Internet and Web 2.0

Theoretical Perspectives on Web 2.0 Evolution and Adoption

Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Web 2.0 Applications for Civic and Political Purposes

Modeling and design of Web 2.0 Applications for Government Organizations

Contributions of Open Source Technologies to Web 2.0 Application Development

Economic and Social Considerations in the Uses of Web 2.0 Applications by Social Networks and Governments


Theme 2: Political, Policy and Management Impacts of Web 2.0 Applications in Government

Social Media as Mobilization Tools for Protesting Government Policies

The Promise of Social Media as Change Agents in Contemporary Government

Social Media as Conduits for Engaging Citizens, Government Responsiveness and Policy Change

Uses and Effects of Web 2.0 Applications in Political Campaigns and Their Implications for Democracy

Administrative Uses of Web 2.0 Applications and their Implications for Service Delivery

Policy and Managerial Implications for Adopting Web 2.0 Applications in Government


Theme 3: Leveraging Web 2.0 Applications for Effective Governance

Strategies for Successful Implementation of Web 2.0 Applications in Government

The Risks, Challenges and Remediation Strategies for Adopting Social Networking in Government

Methodologies for Measuring the Outcome and Effectiveness of Web 2.0 Technology Adoption

Strategic Alignment Web 2.0 applications and Public Agency Goals for Effective Governance



Submission Procedure


Prospective authors should email Stephen Aikins at a copy of a 250 word proposed chapter abstract by August 1, 2011. Their chapter proposal should clearly outline the topic that the author(s) would like to examine and how the topic relates to the politics, policy, and management of Web 2.0 technologies and democratic governance. Author(s) of accepted chapter proposals will be notified by August 15, 2011. Full chapters are due by November 1, 2011. All chapters will go through a double blind peer review process. Results of the peer reviews will be announced to authors by January 15, 2012. The final copy of their chapter will be due by March 1, 2012.


Important Dates

Chapter Proposals Due:                                    August 1, 2011

Notification of Accepted Chapter Proposals:   August 15, 2011

Full Chapters Due:                                           November 1, 2011

Peer Review Results:                                        January 15, 2012

Final Revised Chapters Due:                            March 1, 2012


Inquiries and submissions should be emailed to

Handbook of Research on Computational Intelligence for Engineering, Science and Business


Proposal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2011

A book edited by

Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya

University Institute of Technology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, India


Prof. (Dr.) Paramartha Dutta

Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India


To be published by IGI Global:




Imparting intelligence has become the focus of various computational paradigms. Thanks to evolving soft computing and artificial intelligent methodologies, scientists have been able to explain and understand real life processes and practices which formerly remained unexplored by dint of their underlying imprecision, uncertainties and redundancies, as well as the unavailability of appropriate methods for describing the inexactness, incompleteness and vagueness of information representation. Computational intelligence tries to explore and unearth intelligence embedded in the system under consideration.


Although computational intelligence stemmed from needs in image processing and pattern recognition, lately scientists and researchers working on engineering, science, business and financial applications have turned to computational intelligence for better research throughputs and end results. In fact, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to identify a current computation-intensive application that is devoid of the influence of “Intelligence” approaches. No longer limited to computing-related disciplines, computational intelligence models may be applied to any endeavor which handles complex and meaningful information.


Objective of the Book

This book will aim to discuss computational intelligence approaches, initiatives and applications in engineering, science and business fields (including  Mechanical Engineering, Power Control and Optimization, Total Quality Management, Machine Intelligence, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Mining Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Signal Processing, Civil Engineering, Computer, Communication, Networking and Information Engineering, Optical Engineering, Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management and Service Sciences, Systems Engineering, Innovative Computing Systems, Adaptive Technologies for Sustainable Growth, and Theoretical and Applied Sciences). This collection should inspire various scholars to contribute research on intelligence principles and approaches in their respective research communities, while enriching the body of research on computational intelligence.


Target Audience

The proposed book would benefit advanced students and researchers. The collection of papers in the book may serve to inspire future researchers, and PhD students may find the contents of this book useful in their coursework.


In particular, researchers interested in interdisciplinary research would benefit from the book. After all, the enriched interdisciplinary contents of the book would always be a subject of interest to faculty, research communities, and researchers from diverse disciplines who aspire to create new and innovative research initiatives. Hopefully, the book will bring together researchers of different research backgrounds and inspire new research groups.



Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Computational Intelligence

foundations and principles;

neural networks;

fuzzy systems;

evolutionary computation;

rough sets

Applications of Computational Intelligence in:

o   Mechanical Engineering – Production planning; scheduling and coordination; expert system design; cooperative control; dynamic system analysis; renewable energy systems; robotics and robotic vision engineering problems; process automation

o   Power Control and Optimization – Power control; future energy planning and environment; industrial Informatics and planning; scheduling and assignment problems; optimization

o   Total Quality Management – TQM intelligent methods; business excellence models; intelligent and virtual CMM

o   Machine Intelligence – Data processing, analysis and applications; intelligent systems; emerging computing paradigms

o   Nanoscience and Nanoengineering – Artificial intelligence and soft computing techniques; parallel and distributed computing; grid computing and pervasive computing; adaptive reconfigurable architectures

o   Mining Engineering – Mine planning and modeling; mine safety methods using intelligent VR and HCI techniques

o   Modeling and Simulation – Modeling paradigms; simulation techniques; high performance computing

o   Signal Processing – Algorithms, architectures and applications; multidimensional signal processing; radar signal and data processing; adaptive QoS provisioning; VLSI for network processing; embedded reconfigurable architectures; evolvable systems; spread spectrum and CDMA systems; antennas and propagation; mobile ad hoc networking; sensor networks

o   Civil Engineering – Modeling and optimization of manufacturing systems and processes; computational fluid dynamics; flood forecasting; analysis of processing of GIS, GPS, remote sensing data; automated inspection

o   Computer, Communication, Networking and Information Engineering – Intelligent network management; antenna design, information security; cross-layer optimized wireless networks; pervasive/ ubiquitous computing MEMS systems characterization; Intelligent compiler and interpreter design; expert systems; pattern recognition; image processing

o   Optical Engineering – Optical computing; optical image processing; optical testing; optical communication systems and networks; intelligent photonics

o   Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering – Bio-molecular and phylogenetic databases; Biomedical engineering; biomedical robotics and mechanics; bio-signal processing and analysis; biometrics and bio-measurements

o   Ecology and Environmental Engineering – Green energy engineering; environmental pollution and remediation; environmental sustainability and restoration; hazardous substances and detection techniques; air pollution and control; solid waste management

o   Engineering Management and Service Sciences – Engineering management; portfolio management; emergency management system; supply chain management; service sciences; converged network and services; e-commerce and e-governance

o   Systems Engineering – Industrial automation and robotics; intelligent photonics and lighting systems; computer assisted medical diagnostic systems; unmanned aerospace systems; intelligent control systems; intelligent approaches in system identification/modeling

o   Innovative Computing Systems – Intelligent manufacturing systems; quantum inspired soft computing methodologies for signal, image and information processing; medical innovative technologies

o   Adaptive Technologies for Sustainable Growth – Soft computing based power systems; bio-medical engineering systems; trends and development in nano technology; wireless sensors and networks

o   Theoretical and Applied Sciences – Optimization and analysis of mathematical functions; statistical time series analysis; characterization of chaos theory; theory of fractals and applications to uncertainty management; applications of computational intelligence to atmospheric sciences


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 30, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 30, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



 This book is scheduled to be published in 2013 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


Important Dates:

August 30, 2011:               Proposal Submission Deadline

September 15, 2011:       Notification of Acceptance of proposals

December 30, 2011:       Full Chapter Submission

March 15, 2012: Review Result Returned

April 15, 2012:                    Revised Chapter Submission

April 30, 2012:                   Final Acceptance Notification

May 15, 2012:                     Final Chapter Submission

June 30, 2012:                   Final deadline


Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Prof. Dwijesh DuttaMajumder, (Retd.) Scientist, Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Prof. Asit Kumar Dutta, (Retd.) Professor, Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Prof. Nikhil Ranjan Pal, Professor, Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit Indian Statistical Institute, 203 Kolkata, India

Prof. Amit Konar, Professor, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Prof. Yang Dai, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA

Prof. Rajkumar Roy, Professor of Competitive Design, Head of Manufacturing Department and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in through-life Engineering Services Cranfield Campus, USA

Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Professor, Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Prof. Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Professor, Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Dr. Parijat De, Director, Director, Technical Training, Education and Training, Government of West Bengal, India

Prof. Ujjwal Maulik, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Prof. Mita Nasipuri, Professor, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, Professor, AI-ECON Research Center, Department of Economics, National Chenhchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. Paul. P. Wang, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, USA

Prof. Sudhirkumar Barai, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Prof. Susanta Chakraborty, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India

Prof. N. N. Jani, Director, Department of Computer Science, Kadi Sarva Viswavidyalaya (University), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Dr. Debasish Chakraborty,  Assistant Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India

Dr. Biswanath Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Illumination Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Prof. Andrew H. Sung, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, USA


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


Tel.: +919830354195• Fax: +342 265 8777




Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

March 5 – 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas, USA


SITE 2012 is the 23rd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. SITE is a society of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

SITE is unique as the only organization which has as its sole focus the integration of instructional technologies into teacher education programs. SITE promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through conferences, books, projects, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).

You are invited to attend and participate in this annual international forum which offer numerous opportunities to share your ideas, explore the research, development, and applications, and to network with the leaders in this important field of teacher education and technology.

There are over 1,500 presentations in
25 major topic areas!

The Conference Review Policy requires that each proposal will be peer- reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program, and conference proceedings.

SITE is the premiere international conference in this field and annually attracts more than 1,200 leaders in the field from over 50 countries.

The SITE Conference is designed for:

  • Teacher educators in ALL disciplines
  • Computer technology coordinators
  • K-12 administrators
  • Teachers
  • Curriculum developers
  • Principals
  • All interested in improving education through technology

Presentation Types

SITE Virtual Presentations

In consideration of presenters who may be unable to attend SITE in person due to funding or time constraints, Virtual Presentations have been added to the program with the same validity (publication, certification, etc.) as the face-to-face (F2F) conference and with the capability to interact with session participants.

Why a Virtual Presentation?

  • Saves money.  No travel, accommodation, and restaurant costs
  • Saves time. No travel or away time required.
  • Allows you to participate when you schedule your time to do so.
  • Same validity as the face-to-face (F2F) conference (publication, certification, etc.).
  • Paper published in Digital Library proceedings.
  • Publish and share all supporting media (PPT, video, etc.) in the Digital Library proceedings.
  • Capability to interact with your session’s participants (async) prior to, during and after the event.
  • Participate in all conference session discussions (async).
  • Viewing of keynote and invited speaker talks.
  • Virtual presentations are green and reduce your carbon footprint.
  • And more…

Proposal Requirements

By October 21, 2011: Authors are requested to submit their paper proposals. See requirements below.

By January 31, 2012: After submitting your proposal, use the menu at Submission and select “Add Files to Submission” to upload your PowerPoint file in PPT or PPTX format (without audio or video). Also, at least one author must confirm by registering by this date.


The registration fee for Virtual Presenters includes:

  • Paper published in Digital Library proceedings.
  • Capability to interact with your session’s participants (async) prior to, during and after the event.
  • Technical support for online presentation platform.
  • Access to Keynote & Invited Speaker talks.
  • Access to all conference session discussions (async).
  • Viewing of keynote and invited speaker talks.
  • Proceedings access via EdITLib Digital Library



The Conference invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on all topics related to:

  1. the use of information technology in teacher education, and
  2. instruction about information technology in
    • Preservice
    • Inservice
    • Graduate Teacher Education
    • Faculty & Staff Development

Proposals which address the theory, research and applications as well as describe innovative projects are encouraged.

Presentation Categories

The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Invited Panels/Speakers
  • Papers
  • Symposia
  • Posters/Demonstrations
  • Corporate Showcases & Demonstration
  • Tutorials/Workshops
  • Roundtables

For Presentation Category descriptions, and information about what to submit with your proposal, click here.


Presentations are invited from participants with interest in Information Technology and Teacher Education and areas. See: Topics list.

Corporate Participation

A variety of opportunities are available to present research-oriented papers, or to showcase and market your products and services. For information about Corporate Showcases (30 minutes) and Corporate Demonstrations (2-hours, scheduled with the Poster/Demos), click here.


Accepted papers will be published  by AACE in the Conference Proceedings and internationally distributed via the online EdITLib – Education & Information Technology Digital Library, sponsored by AACE. This Proceedings serves as a major source document indicating the current state of the teacher education and information technology.

Each Conference registrant will received permanent online access to the Conference Proceedings. The Proceedings may be purchased in bound book form via the AACE print on-demand resource, Selected papers may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals especially in theJournal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) See: AACE Pubs

Paper Awards

All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories. Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE) or Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE), and will be highlighted in the AACE online periodical the AACE Journal. See previous SITE award papers.

Proposal Submission Guide & Form

To request further information and keep informed about SITE, click here.

If you have a question about the SITE conference, please send an e-mail to AACE Conference Services, or call 757-366-5606 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              757-366-5606      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or fax 703-997-8760


Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

If you attended ALA Annual or other professional conferences this summer, you are invited to submit reports for programs dealing with electronic resources in libraries to the “E-Resource Round Up” column for volume 23, number 4 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL).


The “E-Resource Round Up” column is dedicated to helping JERL readers better understand topics related to the ever-changing world of electronic resources and their roles in libraries. It covers developments in the areas of new and emerging technologies and systems related to electronic resources and the digital environment; reports from professional discussion groups, meetings, presentations, and conferences; news and trends related to electronic resource librarianship; tips and suggestions on various aspects of working with electronic resources; opinion pieces; vendor activities; and upcoming events of potential interest to JERL readers. 


Your contribution to the column does not have to be lengthy, and could be on any of the topics listed above. This could be an ideal opportunity for you to report on sessions you attended that may benefit others in our profession. If you are interested in submitting a report, please check with the presenters first to make sure they are not planning to write their own version for publication.


The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Friday, August 5, 2011.


If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:


Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-4618


Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-3018

Call for Reviewers, Technical Services Quarterly

Technical Services Quarterly is looking for reviewers to contribute to
the column, Tech Services on the Web. We are always interested in
learning which sites are useful for your own work, so please consider
sharing your expertise with our readers.  Contact Column Editor: Marta

Site URL:

IMLS Visiting Fellow



        Visiting Fellow Opportunity







APPLICATION DEADLINE:����  August 15, 2011 ASSIGNMENT WILL BEGIN:  No later than January 15, 2012 _____________________________________________________________________________________________


The Opportunity


In furtherance of the mission of IMLS’s Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program to develop a diverse workforce of librarians, the IMLS Visiting Fellows program has been created within the Office of Library Services as a continuing education opportunity.  The Visiting Fellow selected as a result of this announcement will have expertise in an area of library and/or information science, which may include but is not limited to focus areas such as networked library services, management of digital library resources, or services relevant to particular types of libraries such as public, academic or school libraries, or archives.  The Visiting Fellows program seeks to provide program and developmental experience that will enhance the Visiting Fellow’s performance in his or her regular position at the employing home institution in the following ways: (1) through the conduct of research in an area of library or information science related to IMLS grant programs for libraries and (2) through participation in policies and activities relating to research projects and programs in his or her focus area.  IMLS will benefit from the input and advice of the Visiting Fellow based on research carried out by the Visiting Fellow during the period of assignment.  In consultation with IMLS, the Visiting Fellow will select a project in his or her area of specialization that advances the purposes and activities of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program during the time in residence at IMLS.




This position may be filled, independent of the competitive aspects of this announcement, through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), 5 CFR Part 334.  Pursuant to the IPA, eligible candidates must be an employee of an eligible institution for no less than 90 days.  Eligible institutions include state, territorial, county, municipal, and tribal governments, institutions of higher learning, and other eligible organizations as certified by IMLS.  The agency is responsible for identifying IPA-eligibility of the organizations from which candidates apply.


Term of Assignment:


The Visiting Fellow will report to the Associate Deputy Director for Library Services and will serve for a period of 12-24 months.  Any extension beyond this period will require the approval of both the IMLS Director and an authorized official of the Visiting Fellow’s home institution.


Employee Status:


As IPA assignees, Visiting Fellows are detailed to the Institute.  Assignees remain on the employing home institution’s payroll in an active pay status while on detail to IMLS.  Salary and benefits continue to be administered by the home institution.  IPA assignees are not Federal employees, but are subject to provisions of law governing the ethics and conduct of Federal employees and of IMLS’s rules and policies governing its internal operation and management.  It is the Institute’s expectation that IPA assignees will not be employed by IMLS in any capacity for at least one (1) year upon completion of their IPA assignment.




This fellowship opportunity and its terms are subject to the availability of federal funds. When a Visiting Fellow is selected, IMLS will reimburse the amount of the IPA assignee’s salary to the employing home institution for the term of the assignment.  IPA assignee salary is usually annualized to twelve months.  Individual assignment agreements may allow for supplements when there is an increase in salary and/or benefit rates at the assignee’s employing home institution. Pay may also be supplemented when the salary at the home institution is below the minimum of an equivalent IMLS position or if the cost of living at the home institution is below that of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 


Relocation Expenses:


In accordance with Federal regulations, the IPA assignee selected for this fellowship will be reimbursed for allowable relocation expenses (not to exceed $1,500 per move) associated with reporting for duty to this position.




Because IPA assignees are not Federal employees, annual and sick leave is not accrued at IMLS.  Applicable leave provisions of the assignee’s employing home institution will be followed while on detail to IMLS; however, requests to use leave must be approved by his or her IMLS supervisor.  The home institution is responsible for leave administration.  Summer and other extended vacation periods are work periods at IMLS.




Candidates must have at least two years of professional experience in and must currently hold a professional position in a U.S. library or archive; a library-related agency, association, or consortium located in the United States; a faculty position in a U.S. graduate school of library and information science, or another position in a U.S. institution of higher education that is related to or impacts library or information science.   


Professional experience is defined as practical knowledge in library or information science, or in applying the principles and practices of the library or information science fields.


Evaluation criteria:  Qualified candidates will be evaluated in terms of the following factors: 


1)      Intellectual merit of the proposed research and its relevance to IMLS grant programs;

2)      Evidence of knowledge in the individual’s area of expertise, as demonstrated by publications, presentations, or other activities;

3)      Knowledge of research issues in the broader field of library and information science; and

4)      Knowledge of current challenges facing libraries and/or archives and their services.  


Candidates must submit a narrative statement addressing these factors in order to receive consideration. 





Send a letter of application by the closing date of this announcement detailing your interest in the position, your specific qualifications, your proposed research, and your availability. Include a current r�sum� with your application, a letter of support from your employer indicating that this type of assignment for your position is supported by your home institution, and your employer’s contact information. Candidates will be notified before an employer is contacted.





Institute of Museum and Library Services Office of Human Resources, Room 9222 1800 M St. NW, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20036





Antoine Dotson

Deputy Director, Office of Human Resources Institute of Museum and Library Services 1800 M St. NW, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-653-4728



The Open Information Science Journal

The Open Information Science Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews, and letters in all areas of Library and Information Science, aiming at providing the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field.

For more information go to:

Manuscripts may be submitted directly to Each peer-reviewed article that is published in a Bentham OPEN Journal is universally and freely accessible via the Internet in an easily readable and printable PDF format.

Online Manuscript Submission: An online submission and tracking service via Internet facilitates a speedy and cost-effective submission of manuscripts.1 The full manuscript has to be submitted online via Bentham’s Content Management System (CMS) at View Instructions

Alternatively, you may also submit your full manuscript by e-mail to

Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The principal/corresponding author will be required to submit a Covering Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.

For all online submissions, please provide your complete manuscript in the form of a single zipped folder containing soft copies of all the materials (main text in MS Word or Tex/LaTeX), figures / illustrations in TIFF, PDF or JPEG, and chemical structures drawn in ChemDraw (CDX) / ISISDraw (TGF) as separate files, while a PDF version of the entire manuscript must also be included, embedded with all the figures / illustrations / tables / chemical structures etc.

It is imperative that before submission, authors should carefully proofread the files for special characters, mathematical symbols, Greek letters, equations, tables and images, quantitative evidence and analysis, to ensure that they appear in proper format.

A successful electronic submission of a manuscript will be followed by a system-generated acknowledgement to the principal/corresponding author within 72 hours of the dispatch of the manuscript. Any questions with regards to the preparation of and submission of your manuscript to the journal should be addressed to and copied to

NOTE: Any queries therein should be addressed to and copied to

LITA Guides series

The LITA publications committee is actively soliciting new manuscripts for this popular series. If you have an idea for a LITA guide, please get in touch with the acquisitions editor:

Marta  Mestrovic Deyrup, Ph.D.
Professor/Librarian I
University  Libraries
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South  Orange, NJ 07079
Tel.  973-275-2223, Fax 973-761-9432