Canadian Association for Information Science

Association #68
Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS)
Conference dates: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAIS #68 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
CAIS was incorporated in 1970 to promote the advancement of information science in Canada, and encourage and facilitate the exchange of information relating to the use, access, retrieval, organization, management, and dissemination of information. CAIS achieves these goals through its internationally recognized journal, the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, and its annual conference. CAIS members include information scientists and archivists, librarians, computer scientists, documentalists, economists, educators, journalists, psychologists, and others who support its objectives. London, the location of the 2020 CAIS/ACSI conference is situated where the Thames River (Deshkan Ziibi) forks into its north and south branches and flows separately onwards to distant mouths. In this space marked by bifurcation, we are invited to consider the ways in which the scholarship and practice of information science is both coming together to a point and diverging along different trajectories. At this critical juncture that is the present moment, what choices are we to make? What are the options before us and what are potential solutions to bridge unwanted divides or avoid perilous futures? Thus, this year’s conference will investigate “Diverging Trajectories in Information Science.” Applicants can consider, among other subjects, the following: - Diverging methodologies in information science; - Contested grounds in data collection, data interpretation and study findings; - Cognitive versus social approaches; - Questions of theory and practice and their divergence; - Trajectories and their possibility of future convergence; - Scholarship involving information and decision-making. We invite papers, panels, and posters representing diverse topics and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. In particular, we encourage individuals to submit papers, panels, and posters on the revised Congress 2020 theme emphasizing the confrontation of colonialism and anti-black racism.
- Information Science - Information Studies - Library Science
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 31, 2020
President's Reception: 
June 3, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Roger Chabot, University of Western Ontario
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
Roger Chabot, University of Western Ontario

For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.