[sigtag-l] SIG CON Call for Speakers
rhill at asis.org
Tue Aug 12 15:19:00 EDT 2008
SIG-CON -- Call for Panel Speakers
ASIST Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
8:00 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
United States of America
Third Rock from the Sun
25,000 Light Years from the Galactic Center
SIG/CON is an award-winning Special Interest Group of the
American Society for Information Science & Technology. The
function of SIG/CON is to "explore the fundamental notions
of information science, and expose them for what they are"
(C.D. Batty, Remarks at SIG/CON, 1987).
SIG/CON has been in the forefront of research across all
areas of study, although the group is perhaps best known
for advancing the theories of baloonean logic and titular
colonicity. The roster of distinguished information
scientists who have made public (with startling and
refreshing lucidity) their research findings at SIG/CON
represent the diversity of national and international
institutions associated with this field.
Further information on this important Special Interest
Group can be found at:
Proposals should reflect current research, or prospective
research. Originality is important, but creative
presentation styles are much more important. The proposal
should be three pages in length, single spaced, 12 point
Times New Roman font, with 0.75 inch margins, no footers or
headers, and headings of 14 point, Arial Black. You may use
blank pages in order to reach the three page required
length. Two pages is unacceptable, as are four or five
pagesthe number is three.
The proposal should address one of these Panel Session
- Information Seeking Behavior Models of the Dead and
- Taxonomies and Ontologies for non-Homo sapiens Species
- Alternate-Reality Historical Analyses of Information
- Frustration-Affective Relevance Feedback for Web 3.0 IR
If you dont like any of the themes listed above, please
feel free to suggest one of your own.
Proposal Due Date: Friday, 12th September 2008
Notification of acceptance will occur at the whim of the
session Chairhopefully within a week, but you never know.
Feel free to bug him if you dont hear back in a reasonable
amount of time. Potential speakers who annoy the Chair
increase their chance of acceptance.
Please email your proposal to:
mrleach at fas.harvard.edu
leach at simmons.edu
Faxed or snail-mailed proposals will not be accepted.
Should you go ahead and send your proposal by any of these
methods, my 9 year old daughter will turn them into origami
Questions, comments, suggestions, complaints and other
useless communications can be addressed to the same email
addresses listed above.
This is a real Call for Speakers, notwithstanding the
content of this Call. If youve attended a SIG-CON session
in the past, you have great understanding of the
intricacies of this Universe in which we inhabit. If you
have never attended a SIG-CON session, you have my
sympathiesand I invite you to attend this year.
Past President, ASIST
Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College GSLIS
Head of Collection Development, Cabot Science Library,
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FAX: (301) 495-0810
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