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Call for Submissions: Information: Interactions and Impact (i³)
Deadline: Friday 14th January 2011
i³ is concerned with the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change in individuals, organisations, communities and society. 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.
Keynote speakers in 2011 will include Dr. Ross J. Todd (School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University), Dr. Jette Hyldegård (Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen) and Dr. Eric T. Meyer (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford).
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 use of information in 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);
•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 publication in a special issue for the journal Libri. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services is a peer-reviewed journal, established more than 60 years ago, whose contents are monitored by the ISI Citation indexes. It is published by K.G. Saur Verlag, an imprint of de Gruyter, and is available online through Reference Global.
Contributors should submit abstracts of 1000 words for Full papers, and 300-500 words for Short Papers, Posters and Round Table Discussion. These should be submitted electronically by downloading the online submissions form, located on the Call for Papers page (http://www.i3conference2011.org.uk). This should then be emailed (as an attachment) to [log in to unmask] 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 on the conference website. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday 14th January 2011.
For any further information please see http://www.i3conference2011.org.uk, or contact the conference team at [log in to unmask]
Professor Dorothy Williams, i³ Conference Director
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