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ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section 2013 Poster Session

 Call for Proposals

The Women & Gender Studies Section will hold its sixth annual Research Poster Session during our General Membership Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The forum seeks to provide an opportunity to present newly completed research or work in progress.  Both beginning and established researchers are welcome to apply.  Participants may receive collaborative feedback and recommendations for future publishing and/or new initiatives.

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching methods, instruction, information technology, collection development, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration with academic faculty. For research ideas, see the newly updated Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

Applicants chosen to present their work at the poster session are expected to supply presentation materials, including poster boards.  Tables for presentation materials will be provided.  Attendees at the forum will find an arena for discussion and networking with their colleagues interested in related issues and trends in the profession.

The committee will use a blind peer review process. 

Selection criteria:

1. Significance of the topic. Priority will be given to Women and Gender Studies Studies Section members and/or women and gender studies topics.
2. Originality of the project.

Proposal submission instructions:

1. Proposals should include:  

  • Title of the proposal
  • Proposal narrative (no more than 2 pages, double spaced) 
  • Name of applicant(s) 
  • Affiliation (s) 
  • Applicant Email address(es), Phone number(s)  
  • Are you a member of the Women & Gender Studies Section?  
    If you would like to become a member, go to:

2. NOTE: Submission deadline: March 29, 2013

3. Proposals should be emailed to: Jennifer Gilley, Chair, Research Committee (
4. The chair will notify the applicants by April 30, 2013.

Information: Interactions and Impact (i³)

Deadline Friday 18th January 2013

The 18th January deadline is now drawing near for the Call for Papers for the Information: Interactions and Impact (i�) International Conference in Aberdeen, Scotland on 25-28 June 2013.


i� focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today‘s systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.


We invite the submission of high quality papers that report original research or critically discuss underlying methodological issues associated with the main themes of the conference. Papers may reflect ongoing or completed research studies and should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. We would particularly welcome papers which address two or more of the following conference themes:


         the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacy);

         patterns of information behaviour in different contexts;

         impact of information or information services on people, organisations, communities and society (e.g. social, learning, cultural and economic outcomes of engagement with information); and

         more effective decision making.


Submissions are invited for:

         Full papers (40 minutes duration: 35 minutes, 5 minutes for questions);

         Short papers (15 minutes duration: questions at end of session);and

         Round table discussions (60-80 minutes duration).



Authors who are accepted to give full papers at i3 are also invited to submit a full paper for consideration by the editorial board of Information Research (  For those papers accepted by Information Research, support for the process of HTML conversion will be provided by the i3 conference team.


Contributors should submit abstracts of 1000 words for Full papers, and 300-500 words for Short Papers and Round Table Discussions. These should be submitted electronically by downloading the online submissions form, located on the Call for Papers section of the website ( This should then be emailed (as an attachment) to The conference language will be English.


Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two members of an international programme committee specialising in one or more of the conference research streams. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to authors and will also include the comments of the reviewers.


Full details of the requirements can be found in the Call for Papers section of the website. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 18th January 2013.


For any further information please see, or contact the conference team at


Professor Dorothy Williams, i� Conference Director


Poster Presentations – Designing Effective Posters

Fred Stoss from SUNY Buffalo has created a web site that contains wonderful advice about how to create good poster presentations. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is creating poster presentations.

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 32(3). The submission deadline is March 1, 2013.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of
behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Social Work
Women’s Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Publishing trends
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:


Lisa Romero
Editor, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Head, Communications Library
Associate Professor University of Illinois
122 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management Special Issue on Management of Cloud Services


Cloud computing is becoming recognized as a revolutionary new way to use
computing and storage services more efficiently.  Revenues for public cloud
services for one company, Amazon Web Services, have reached almost $1
billion a year. Yet cloud computing is challenging traditional management
methods as it encompasses the business support, provisioning, configuration,
portability, and interoperability of cloud providers supporting cloud
consumers and brokers as outlined in the NIST Cloud Computing Reference
Architecture. Business support includes the management of customers,
contracts, and inventory as well as accounting, billing, reporting,
auditing, pricing, and rating. Provisioning and configuration must consider
rapid provisioning, resource changing, monitoring, reporting, metering, and
service level agreements (SLA).  Portability and interoperability concerns
both efficient and inexpensive data and application migration across
multiple cloud environments. This can include data portability, data object
migration, bulk data transfer; a unified management interface to support
service interoperability across multiple cloud providers; and the migration
of applications, services, machine images or virtual machine instances from
one cloud provider to another. Cloud provisions like multi-tenancy,
interoperability, scalability, reliability, efficiency, support of on-demand
service composition, privacy, security and advanced audit are posing a set
of challenges to the management field still largely to be addressed.

This special issue is intending to serve as a work of reference compiling
the major achievements in the management of cloud services with emphasis on
the field of network and service management. The final objective is to make
cloud services and technologies more mature so as to boost and to facilitate
a higher widespread uptake of cloud systems in the industry.

About the issue

Topics of interest, include, but are not limited to the following:

. Cloud service orchestration, APIs and usage control.
. Cloud service auditing, monitoring, and metering.
. Design of components of a management as a service layer.
. Management of cloud federations.
. Mobility management in cloud scenarios.
. Multi-cloud applications.
. New models and paradigms for cloud service management.
. Novel and emerging standards for interoperability between clouds.
. QoS/QoE and SLA management in the cloud.
. Secure and private management of cloud data.

Submission format

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation, relevance
and contribution to the field of cloud computing management, as well as
their overall quality and suitability for the special issue. The submitted
papers must be written in a good English and describe original research
which has not been published nor currently under review by other journals or
conferences. Previously published conference papers should be clearly
identified by the authors (at the submission stage) and an explanation
should be provided of how such papers have been extended in order to be
considered for this special issue. Guest editors will make an initial
determination of the suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers that
either lack originality, clarity in presentation or fall outside the scope
of the special issue will not be sent for review and the authors will be
promptly informed in such cases.

Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at

For more information, please contact the guest editors at

Submission Guideline

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through
the IEEE ManuscriptCentral service located at:

Authors must make clear in an enclosing letter that the submission is for
the “Management of Cloud Services” Special Issue.

Guest editors

Prof. Gregorio Martinez
University of Murcia, Spain

Prof. Roy Campbell
University of Illinois, USA

Dr. Jose M. Alcaraz Calero
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, UK

Important dates

Paper submission date: January 31, 2013 (extended deadline) Notification of
acceptance: July 31, 2013 Final paper due: October 15, 2013

6th International Conference on Data Management in Cloud, Grid and P2P Systems: GLOBE 2013

 August 28-29, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic Conference URL: or


1. Proceedings

All accepted conference papers will be published in: LNCS – Lecture Notes in
Computer Science – Springer Verlag (

2. Distinguished Papers

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in the International
Journal “Transactions on Large- Scale Data- and  Knowledge- Centerd
Systems”, LNCS Springer Verlag.
Homepage: or

3. Scope

Data management in distributed systems and applications that require
voluminous, distributed, heterogeneous and dynamic data sources is the
subject of many research. These research leaded, principaly, in Cloud, Grid
and Peer-to-Peer computing topics will make considerable impact on large
scale distributed data management. Today, these topics require more research
in order to raise still open challenges like scalability, elasticity,
consistency, security and autonomic data management.

The main objective of the annual international conference on data management
in Cloud, Grid and P2P Systems is to present the latest results in research
and applications, to identify new issues, and to shape future directions.

4. Topics

Original papers preferably but not limited to the following topics are
welcome (all the topics are related to Cloud, Grid ans P2P systems):

    * Data Storage and Management
    * Data Integration and Metadata Management
    * Data Stream Systems
    * Distributed Query Languages
    * Dynamic Data Placement Issues
    * Flexible and Adaptive Query Processing
    * Support for Scalable and Elastic Services
    * Query Processing and Optimization
    * Data Warehousing
    * Cost Models
    * Pricing Models
    * Resource Discovery
    * Dynamic Resource Management, Reservation, and Scheduling
    * Locating Data Sources/Resources and Scalability
    * Web Services
    * Workload Adaptability in Heterogeneous Environments
    * Transaction Management
    * Replicated Copy Control and Caching
    * Data Privacy and Security
    * Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
    * Mobile Computing
    * Large Scale Distributed Applications and Experiences
    * Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking

Conference Program Chairpersons:

Abdelkader Hameurlain, IRIT, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
David Taniar, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Publicity Chair:
Wenny Rahayu, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

PC members:

Important Dates:

Abstract submissions:           April 10th, 2013
Manuscript submissions:         April 20th, 2013
Notification of acceptance:     May 31th, 2013
Final version deadline:         June 10th, 2013

Paper Submission Informations:

– The submitted papers should closely appear in the proceedings.
– Papers should not exceed 12 pages/LNCS format:

The 4th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks

                                                    21-24 October, 2013


                                            Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


                        Conference Website:    




– Workshop Proposal Due:          February 10, 2013

–  Papers Submission Deadline    April 10, 2013

– Acceptance Notification:            June 10, 2013

– Camera-Ready Submission:       July 10, 2013


The 4th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN) is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from both academia and industry, who are engaged in different facets of ubiquitous systems and pervasive networks. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of EUSPN based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of EUSPN and related areas. 


All EUSPN-2013 accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series on-line. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) ( This includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP ( Selected papers will be invited for publication, in the special issues of: 


– Journal of Computer and System Sciences, by Elsevier

– The Computer Journal, by Oxford

– Journal of Mobile Information Systems, by IOS Press


EUSPN-2013 will be held in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH:



Papers on either completed or ongoing research are invited in the following and related tracks. For further details, please see website at:



– Autonomic and Pervasive Network Management

– Databases and Ubiquitous Data Management

– Human Computer Interaction for Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing

– Internet of Things

– Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Networks

– Multi-agent Systems and Intelligent Computing

– Pervasive Algorithms, Protocols and Networks

– Pervasive Cloud, Cluster and Grid Computing

– Pervasive Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Vehicular Networks & Applications

– Pervasive/Ubiquitous Ad hoc, Mesh and Sensor Networks

– RFID Technologies for Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing

– Sensing and Actuation Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks

– Service Oriented Pervasive Computing

– Software Engineering for Pervasive Systems and Applications

– Ubiquitous Data Mining

– Ubiquitous Intelligence & Cyber-Physical Computing

– Ubiquitous Multimedia and Social Computing

– Ubiquitous Security and Privacy Solutions

– Ubiquitous Smart Systems and Applications

– Ubiquitous Static and Mobile Systems





Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system in PDF format before the deadline April 30, 2013.


The submission processes will be managed by If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking “I have no EasyChair account” button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date. 





General Chairs

   Hossam Hassanein, Queen’s University, Canada

   Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia


General Vice-Chairs

   Karim Djouani, South African Institute of Technology, South Africa

   Soumaya Cherkaoui, Sherbrooke University, Canada

   Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA


Program Chairs

   Ridha Khedri, McMaster University, Canada

   Elhadi Shakshuki, Acadia University, Canada


Advisory Committee

   Ali Ghorbani, University of New Brunswick, Canada

   David Taniar, Monash University, Australia

   Edward Blum, University of Southern California, USA

   Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK

   Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

   Makoto Takizawa, Seikei University, Japan

   Nirwan Ansari, University Heights Newark, USA

   Vincenzo Loia, University of Salerno, Italy

   Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE


Workshops Chairs

   Ansar Yasser, Hasselt University, Belgium

   Stephane Galland, UTBM, France


International Journals Chair

   Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia


Publicity Chairs

   Xitong Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

   Mike Ma, University of Adelaide, Australia




Oct. 15-18, 2013

Anaheim, CA


Proposals Due: January 15 

Take time this week to submit your preconference seminar proposal for EDUCAUSE 2013. This is a great opportunity to organize and facilitate an in-depth exploration of those challenges and solutions shared across the higher education IT landscape.

Preconference seminars are half- or full-day facilitated discussions of a single topic or a group of related topics, offered either face-to-face or online during the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Face-to-face presenters can also compete for their session to take place in a limited number of flexible learning spaces. All preconference seminars will take place Tuesday, October 15.

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier gathering for higher education IT professionals and technology providers. All of our professional development events draw significantly from the expertise of these professionals to shape program content and to educate, advise, and influence the broad community.

Be a part of this year’s dynamic program by submitting a preconference seminar proposal.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice


Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2013

Edited by

Dr. Jia Tina Du (University of South Australia, Australia)

Professor Qinghua Zhu (Nanjing University, China)

Professor Andy Koronios (University of South Australia, Australia)


To be published by IGI Global:



The book Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice seeks to present the development and trends in library and information science (LIS) research, both theoretically and practically, in the Asia-Oceania region. Two major trends have occurred nowadays in the LIS field across Asia-Oceania, including a growth in the number of schools and expansion of programs, and a growth in research outputs. The LIS education growth is more significant in the Asian countries, particularly in China and India. The Directory of Library & Information Science Programs in Asia shows that there are 67 universities having LIS programs in China. The numbers of LIS schools in India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore are 86, 11, 8, 5, and 1, respectively. Australia and New Zealand have been fairly stable in LIS education growth compared to Asia, but they provide significant distance education and training programs. Historically, the major centres of the world producing LIS research have largely been the universities and information institutions in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. However, accompanying the growth of the Asian economies, universities, and information industries, LIS research being conducted and published in the Asia-Oceania region is increasing rapidly. Up to 2011, there were totally 377,649 LIS document records in the database Web of Science, and approximately 12,000 of them were written by Asia-Oceania region researchers.


Overall, the LIS field in the Asia-Oceania region is experiencing prominent growth, and the trends of development are worth exploring. This book will provide a timely look at LIS research development and practice in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to grow and develop. It will provide an ideal forum for this international research area, allowing a presentation and comparison of international history and trends in LIS research, along with an investigation of reasons for similarities and differences in the outcomes. As such, this book will be a significant contribution to the LIS research literature.


The book chapters will take critical and historical approaches as well as contemporary analysis. Authors are invited to submit chapters based on original research that has not been published elsewhere.  We are seeking high quality and scholarly book chapters that cover the evolution of LIS research and developments in theory and practice in the Asia-Oceania region, including research progress in the field, evolution of theory development and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance, and the impact of information technologies on the development of the field.  


Objective of the Book:

The main goal of the publication is to bring together theories and practices development, achievements, and challenges in international LIS studies. This book will assemble researchers from the major LIS schools in Asia and Oceania to disseminate and discuss the changing nature of the research, the major advances, and practical development in the field. The book will demonstrate evolving and emerging research and practice development in diverse countries in the region. It will highlight the current concerns and issues surrounding both theory and practice. This book is expected to be an excellent collection and representation of Asian and Oceanian LIS research and practice today.


Target Audience:

This book is intended as a useful resource for library and information science researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in library and information science. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.


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

I. Evolution of the Field of LIS

      Development of fundamental ideas and theories in LIS

      Historical contexts of information technology innovations and impacts

      The characteristics of the innovation system and its influence on the formulation of LIS research


II. New Directions in LIS Research

      Leading edge theories and models

      Trends in LIS research

      Evolving and emerging research methodologies


III. Diversity in Research Topics

      Virtual community research

      Human information behaviour

      Collaborative information behaviour

      Web search and information retrieval

      Interactive information retrieval and user interfaces

      Social media and social network

      Community informatics

      LIS community, its research and publication

      Information literacy

      Information quality

      Human-computer interaction

      Human-information interaction

      Information architecture

      Bibliometrics, informetrics, and webometrics

      Digital library and databases

      Information security and privacy

      LIS education


IV. LIS Practice

      Policy issues

      Practical and social impact and implications, including case analysis

      LIS professionals in the Web 2.0 era


Submission Procedure:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2013, 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 March 10, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters should be at least 9,000-10,000 words in length and are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2013. Chapters should be written in the 6th edition of APA format and submitted (in Word document) via email to the editors at and 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 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 This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.


Important Dates

February 28, 2013:         Proposal Submission Deadline

March 10, 2013:             Notification of Acceptance

June 30, 2013:                  Full Chapter Submission

August 1, 2013:               Review Results Returned

August 31, 2013:            Revised Chapter Submission

September 15, 2013:     Final Notification of Acceptance

September 30, 2013:     Final Chapter Submission


Editorial Advisory Board Members

Professor Lisa Given, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Associate Professor Chris Khoo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Feicheng Ma, Wuhan University, China

Professor Makiko Miwa, The Open University of Japan, Japan

Professor Helen Partridge, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Professor Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere, Finland


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Dr. Jia Tina Du

University of South Australia



Professor Qinghua Zhu

Nanjing University


Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future


Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2013

A book edited by Samantha Schmehl Hines

University of Montana


To be published by IGI Global:



As more associations and event planners compete for limited professional development funding, we must examine how to produce conferences, continuing education, and other events in a more cost-effective and learning-effective manner.  Why do library workers attend the events that they do? What is changing for library workers with regard to professional development due to technological innovations, cost barriers, and so on?  How can associations produce quality events that people will attend, and how can they do so effectively and efficiently?  This book will focus on thoughtful analysis, backed up by data, of why library workers attend professional development events and what types or aspects of events make the experience worthwhile.


This book will impact those who put together professional development opportunities for librarians–associations, publishers, educational institutions, and so on.  It will also be useful for those in management and human resources positions in libraries.  It has the potential to make library professional development more effective and cost-efficient, and provide library workers with more worthwhile opportunities for training.


Objective of the Book

There has been no recent or thorough examination of why library workers attend professional development events and what types or aspects of events make the experience worthwhile.  There is very little published information on how to best provide professional development experiences for library workers from a generalized perspective as opposed to case studies.  There is a need for factual and informative writing about what the future of library professional development can, will, and should look like.  That is what this book will provide.


Target Audience

The audience for this monograph will be those in the library profession who are planning professional development opportunities.  This includes library association personnel, educational institutions, management personnel in large libraries or library systems, private organizations who produce professional development opportunities, and so on.  It will be used by management and/or human resources personnel to determine future trends in professional development for their staff and by those who create and offer professional development opportunities to maximize usefulness and profit. 


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas within the context of professional development programming, funding and opportunities for library employees:

  • Professional development outside librarianship: what lessons can we learn?
  • Funding for professional development within organizations
  • External funding for professional development: grants, sponsors, etc.
  • What does the traditional library association conference provide for associations?
    • Financial benefits, increased membership, positive PR
  • The importance of the intensive institute
  • The impact of location on events’ success
  • Local to global: what these association types offer for providing development opportunities
  • The role of subject-specific/topical associations in professional development
  • Future of vendors and exhibits in conferences


Submission Procedure

Potential authors are invited to submit on or before January 30, 2013, 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 February 1, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2013 (negotiable).



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be released in early 2014.


Important Dates

December 30, 2012:               Proposal Submission Deadline

January 15, 2013:                   Notification of Acceptance

February 28, 2013:                 Full Chapter Submission

April 30, 2013:                        Review Results Returned

June 30, 2013:                        Final Chapter Submission

July 31, 2013:                          Final Deadline



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

Samantha Schmehl Hines

Head, Missoula College Library

909 South Ave W

Missoula, MT 59801

Tel.: 406.243.7818 • Fax: 406.243.7881