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CAIS/ACSI 2016 took place June 1-3 at the University of Calgary, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

CAIS/ACSI 2017 will happen at Ryerson University in Toronto as part of Congress 2017.

 

 

Program / Programme

Feel free to download the final program (pdf) in English or French.

Copies will also be provided on site.

Keynote / Thème central

We're happy to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Preece of the University of Maryland!

Registration / Inscriptions

Register for CAIS/ACSI 2016 through the Congress for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

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Program / Programme

This year's program features a variety of papers and posters relating to the conference theme, "Information Science in our Communities: Reflections on our Work and the People, Places and Institutions Around Us."

Download the final program (pdf) in English or French. Copies will also be provided on site.

Authors, you can find the guidelines for preparing your abstract here.

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Keynote / Thème central

Dr. Jennifer Preece will join us with a keynote presentation: "Citizen Science: New Challenges for Information Studies."

Abstract:

In this period, known as the anthropocene, humans are having a profound influence on the planet, changing the atmosphere we breathe and reshaping the earth’s surface, thereby triggering species extinction at an alarming rate.

Information Studies professionals and students can have a profound influence on the data that is collected, how it is stored, retrieved and communicated with citizens and communities. We have a responsibility to help to heal our planet by raising awareness and triggering action. This talk challenges researchers, practitioners, teachers and students to lead the way in shaping a sustainable future. We can change information processes and technology, raise awareness, and engage citizens to contribute to science and their own communities by becoming “citizen scientists."

Jennifer Preece

About Dr. Preece:

Jennifer Preece, co-author of Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer Interaction (4th Edition, 2015), helped to define research on online communities through her book Online Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting Sociability, 2000. Her current research focuses on information processes and technology for supporting citizen and environmental science; with an emphasis on community participation for collecting biodiversity data. Dr. Preece was dean of the College of Information Studies, Maryland’s iSchool, for ten years from 2005-2015. For further information about her career, please visit her faculty profile.

Pour une science citoyenne : de nouveaux défis pour les sciences de l’information

À notre époque, connue sous le nom d’anthropocène, les activités humaines ont un impact profond sur la planète, elles modifient  l'atmosphère que nous respirons et elles remodèlent la surface de la terre, provoquant ainsi l'extinction d’espèces à un rythme alarmant.

Les professionnels et les étudiants des sciences de l'information peuvent exercer une influence déterminante sur les données qui sont collectées et sur leur mode de stockage, de récupération et de communication aux citoyens et aux  communautés. Il est de notre responsabilité d'aider à la  guérison de notre planète par des actions concrètes de sensibilisation. Cette conférence met les chercheurs, les praticiens, les enseignants et les étudiants devant le défi de montrer le chemin de l'élaboration d'un avenir durable. Nous pouvons changer les processus et les technologies informationnelles, nous pouvons favoriser la prise de conscience et motiver les citoyens à contribuer à l’activité scientifique et à s’engager dans leurs propres communautés en devenant des «scientifiques citoyens».

Biographie:

Jennifer Preece, co-auteur de Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer Interaction (4e édition, 2015), a contribué à définir la recherche sur les communautés en ligne par le biais de son livre : Online Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting Sociability, 2000. Ses recherches actuelles portent sur les processus informationnels et la technologie susceptibles de  soutenir les efforts des scientifiques citoyens et les sciences de l'environnement, en mettant l'accent sur la participation communautaire à la collecte de données sur la biodiversité. Preece a été doyenne du College of information studies - iSchool du Maryland pendant dix ans, de 2005 à 2015. Pour plus d'informations sur sa carrière voir: http://ischool.umd.edu/faculty-staff/jennifer-j-preece

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Registration / Inscriptions

Registration for CAIS/ACSI takes place through the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Visit the 2016 Congress site for information and to register.

New this year: students now pay $100 to register for CAIS/ACSI.

More about CAIS/ACSI

For more about the Canadian Association for Information Science, please visit our main site.

We welcome questions about the Association! Please contact any member of the current executive.

 

Contact the Chairs

David H. Michels
Conference Co-Chair
Public Services Librarian
Sir James Dunn Law Library
Dalhousie University, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H4R2
902 494-8856 | david.michels@dal.ca
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Angela Pollak
Conference Co-Chair
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
apollak@uwo.ca
www.AngelaPollak.ca

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