The language of the conference is English. All submissions should be original and not currently under review by any other publication or conference. Accepted proposals will be published in full in the Informing Science 2001 proceedings, but authors retain copyright ownership of their work. Following the 2001 Informing Science Committee's decision to publish a paper or abstract, it may be submitted without prejudice to any journal. Many IS journals will consider for publication a paper already published in the proceedings if it meets their standards. This preserves Informing Science's right for first presentation and the journal's right for archival presentation.
Below are the specific requirements for each type of submission, followed by the general requirements for all submissions. Additional questions should be sent to Program Chair Alka Harriger.
Paper proposals should be submitted as complete papers. Only original, concise, and insightful papers will be considered. Papers should include a description of the context of use, the clients involved, the problem, and the proposed solution, if appropriate. Original thinking is valued. Papers should be at most 8 conference pages (about 4000 words). Research papers should be original, unpublished elsewhere and preferably not longer than 5,000 words in length. Extended abstracts (at least 2 pages) will be considered for works in progress. The format of the paper should follow the instructions of the journal Informing Science: International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline. All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and selected papers will appear in the journal Informing Science: International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline.
Proposals for panels that synthesize and orient work in the area are encouraged, especially those that cross disciplinary boundaries. Panel proposals should define an issue, list proposed panel members, their backgrounds, and their basic positions. Panel proposals should be written as extended abstracts that are approximately two pages long. Panels should provide for interaction among members and with the audience and should not consist of a series of independent mini-papers.
In some cases, a more appropriate means of describing your work may be in an informal, interactive setting. Proposals for Interactive Posters should include a two-page descriptive abstract of the work and one page that shows the general outline of the poster.
Proposals for two and four-hour workshops on topics with a broad interest across disciplines are encouraged. Workshop proposals should identify the topic, list background expectations of participants, presentation approach, timetable, and expected results for participants. Since access to specific technology cannot be guaranteed, presenters should plan the workshop assuming minimal technology availability. Workshop proposals should include a one-page descriptive abstract with a two-page, detailed outline of the workshop activities, including anticipated time on each activity. Workshops should provide for interaction with the audience.
General Instructions for all submissions:
Manuscripts, excluding references, must not be more than 5,000 words (approximately 22 double-spaced A4 pages). The first page of the paper should include only the title, the abstract (not more than 150 words) and 3-5 keywords. Please do not include any author information in the main paper. All proposals will be submitted via email. The author information will only appear in the body of the email message, and the proposal itself will be sent as an attachment (see below).
All text (including title, section headings, figures and tables, references, etc.) must be in 12 point Times New Roman font. The paper must be double spaced with 1 inch top, left, right and bottom margins.
Please follow APA format in preparing the references. A few examples are shown below for illustration (each type includes a generic reference followed by a specific reference). For more information, refer to APA's online guidelines or the University Libraries of the University of Southern Mississippi guidelines:
AuthorLast, F. (DatePublished). Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol(nbr), pages.
Sawyer, J. (1966). Measurement and prediction, clinical and statistical. Psychological Bulletin, 66 (3), 178-200.
AuthorLast, F. (DatePublished). Title of article. Magazine Name, vol, pages.
Chandler-Crisp, S. (1988, May) "Aerobic writing": a writing practice model. Writing Lab Newsletter, pp. 9-11.
AuthorLast, F. (DatePublished). Book title. CityPublished: PublisherName.
Arnheim, R. (1971). Art and visual perception. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
AuthorLast, F. (DatePublished). Title of article. Title of Online Journal, volume, pages. Retrieved DateRetrieved from the World Wide Web: http://www.complete.url
Jacobson, J. W., Mulick, J. A., & Schwartz, A. A. (1995). A history of facilitated communication: Science, pseudoscience, and antiscience: Science working group on facilitated communication. American Psychologist, 50, 750–765. Retrieved January 25, 1996 from the World Wide Web: http://www.apa.org/journals/jacobson.html
All papers must be submitted electronically to both the track chair of the selected track as well as the Program Chair, Alka Harriger. (Please see List of Track Chairs.) All submissions must be sent as email attachments. The attachment's name should include the primary author's first and last name as well as the first important word of the title (see below). The file will be renamed to preserve the author's anonymity during the blind review process; however the submitted file needs to be named as specified for our recordkeeping purposes.
In the event that you are unable to identify an appropriate track, send your submission to only the Program Chair via email to firstname.lastname@example.org). Only MS Word (version 6.0 or later) and RTF file formats will be accepted. No paper submissions or diskettes are allowed.
For people who require early acceptance decisions to adequately plan their attendance at international conferences, we offer opportunities to submit early proposals with decision notification in 4-8 weeks after receipt of proposal. Final papers are due December 1. For early consideration, papers are due August 1, 2000.
For all others, standard submission deadlines should be followed:
Standard Submission Deadlines
Abstract or paper submission December 1, 2000
Author notification February 15, 2001
Final paper due (MS Word or RTF) March 30, 2001
In the SUBJECT line of the email, please specify IS2001 Submission for Track Name (replacing Track Name with the name of the intended track). Additionally, in the body of the email, please specify every author(s) name, address, phone & fax numbers, e-mail and full affiliation. All correspondence will be sent to the first author unless otherwise specified.