The purpose of the Workshop is to promote collaboration among LIS (Library and Information Science) researchers, educators and professionals in Asia. The specific objectives are:
- To initiate and carry out regional collaborative research projects
- To establish regional library and information research groups
- To obtain expert feedback on current research studies
A PhD symposium is included in the Workshop to offer constructive feedback to PhD students on their research. In addition to paper presentations, a poster session will support networking among researchers, students and participants through poster presentations.
Faculty, researchers and graduate students of LIS schools in Asia as well as CiSAP member institutions, and practitioners in the LIS field.
This Workshop is different from other conferences in that the focus is on regional collaborations: proposals for research collaborations and reports of collaborations.
Target participants are invited to take part in the Workshop in the following ways:
- Track 1: Propose a project for regional research collaboration.
- Track 2: Report an ongoing or completed regional research collaboration, and hold working group meetings with collaborators.
- Track 3: Give a poster presentation to introduce a research plan/idea or new practice in the LIS field.
- Track 4: For graduate students: Present a research proposal, or ongoing or completed research project.
All proposals, abstracts, papers and presentations must be in English.
Deadline for submitting an informative abstract (of about 500 words) for Track 1, 2, and 4 : Nov. 4, 2018 (Extended)Deadline for submitting an informative abstract (of about 250-500 words) for Track 3 : Nov. 15, 2018 (Extended)
Deadline for submitting an informative abstract (of about 500 words): Oct 24, 2018
- Note: If you need the visa, please submit your abstract and contact organizers as soon as possible.
Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance: Oct 31, 2018
- Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance for Track 1, 2, and 4: Nov 12, 2018 (Extended)
- Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance for Track 3: Nov 22, 2018 (Extended)
Deadline for camera-ready proposal/paper, after acceptance: Nov 19, 2018
- Deadline for camera-ready proposal/paper, after acceptance for Track 1, 2, and 4: Nov 30, 2018 (Extended)
TRACKS and TOPICS
Track 1: Project Proposals for Regional Collaboration.
The following topics are of particular interest to the Workshop organizers, though other topics are welcome:
- Emerging technology: Learning, MOOC, Open Education, Semantic and Digital collection
- Innovation in information services
- Learning teaching innovation: Challenges in LIS education, Open education & open access)
- Digital libraries & heritage informatics
- Reading, information literacy & digital literacy
- Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
- Knowledge management / organization
- Organization of Data, Information and Knowledge
- Semantic technology and Link data
- Scholarly communication, Citation analysis, Bibliometrics
In the proposal, please specify:
- Title of project
- Name of author/proposer
- Institutional affiliation
- Existing collaborators
- Number of collaborators sought
- Abstract (max 500 words)
- Project description (1-5 pages, or 500-2,500 words). This should outline how the collaborators are expected to contribute to the project.
After the proposals have been accepted and posted on the Workshop collaboration site, LIS researchers and professionals will be invited to view the proposals and indicate their interest to collaborate in one or more research projects.
Track 2: Reports on Existing Collaborative Projects
Please submit an abstract of an ongoing or completed research collaboration.
For abstracts that are accepted, a short report of up to 6 pages (up to 3,000 words, camera ready version) will be required for proceedings.
Track 3: Poster Presentation
Please submit an abstract of a research plan/idea or a new practice in the LIS field. At the workshop, authors will make a poster presentation as well as a 1-2 minute oral presentation. The length of abstract should be 250 to 500 words.
Track 4: PhD Symposium – Call for Papers
Graduate students are invited to this track. Please submit an informative abstract of your research proposal, or ongoing or completed research project (about 500 words). For abstracts that are accepted, a short paper of 4-6 pages (2,000-3,000 words) will be required for a camera ready version for proceedings.
- Please submit an informative abstract (of about 500 words) for any of the 4 Tracks, via email to ALIRG2018 Organizer ( email@example.com )
, by Oct 25, 2018(the deadline is extended. See important dates).
- The email header and your submission title should indicate your preferred track. e.g., [Track 1] your topic
- Authors may submit multiple proposals.