Invited are the following types of contributions:
Papers: research studies and reports on advances that will be presented at the conference and included on the conference Web site. Papers of up to 4000 words in length should be submitted, following the American Psychological Association (APA) style, followed, among others, by the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Information Processing & Management (IP&M). The papers will be refereed and published in LIDA 2005 Proceedings. A selection of the best papers will be submitted for publication in the journal The International Information and Library Review .
- Posters: short graphic presentations on research, studies, advances, examples, practices, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster session. An award will be given for the Best Posters. Proposals for posters should be submitted as a short, one or two- page paper.
- Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services, interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in special demonstration sessions. These should involve some aspect of users and use. Proposals for demonstration should provide short description and a URL address, if available.
- Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared with workshop organizers. Proposals for workshops should include a short description, with indication of level and potential audience.
Submissions should be in electronic form (as attachments to email). to Prof. Tatjana Aparac at firstname.lastname@example.org . Inquires can also be addressed to the co-chair of the conference Prof. Tefko Saracevic and Program Chair for Part I. Prof. Christine Borgman. Full addresses are provided here. All submissions will be refereed.
The conference program will also feature at least two international keynote speakers.
For papers and workshops: 10 January 2005. Acceptance by 10 February 2005.
For demonstrations and posters: 10 February 2005. Acceptance by 1 March 2005.
Final submission for all: 15 April 2005.
Invitation to institutions
We are inviting libraries, information agencies, professional organizations, and service providers to consider participation at LIDA by providing a demonstration, workshop, or exhibit about their advances, or by presenting a paper or poster about their activities. Sponsorship of an event is also invited. Institutions can benefit as well: We will provide course materials and virtual tutorials on LIDA website to participants so that they can communicate, instruct, and transfer topics of interest to their institution. Thus, we are organizing LIDA to reach a wider audience.