Monday, December 18, 2006


The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T), International Information Issues Special Interest Group (SIG-III), is pleased to announce its eighth competition for papers to be submitted for the 2007 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18-25, 2007.

The theme of this paper contest is: "Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science"

The theme may be addressed at either the country or regional level issues. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme, such as, but not limited to the following:

- Egovernance in developing countries, Factors, issues, case studies etc pertaining to rural/urban digital divide and the information infrastructure (connectivity, access, hardware, cost implications, emerging trends etc.) in developing countries.

-Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and digital libraries – Collecting, preserving and disseminating IK.

-Social, ethical, political, legal, and economic and cultural issues: issues related to the role of information in society, such as information policy, access, security, privacy, and intellectual property, as well as the social uses and abuses of information technologies such as the Internet and World Wide Web in bridging or separating diverse communities.

-Information organization, management, access, and retrieval.

-Information seeking and use: the role of information in professional and daily lives, use of various types of information technology, and social contexts of information seeking.

-Information technology, social equity and development: IT and governance, IT and the new economy, including the future of work and implications of technological hardware and software developments; the role of ICTs in conflict management, etc.

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