Submissions are now being accepted for a one-day research symposium co-hosted by the University of North Texas College of Information, UNT ASIS&T chapter, and KIPA, to showcase the research efforts of information scholars and practitioners. The event will be inclusive of workshops, sessions for ongoing and completed papers, posters, and a competition for dissertation presentations.** Presenters who cannot attend physically will be able to present remotely. The Linda Schamber Best Paper Award will be awarded for the best research paper and an award will be given for the best dissertation presentation.
The symposium has been generously funded by KIPA, with no cost to the attendees or participants, and will be held at UNT’s Discovery Park in Denton, TX.
Scholars and practitioners at all levels are encouraged to submit their research, keeping in mind that the prompt is “Knowledge Rediscovery and Lifelong Learning,” which is inclusive but not limited to information science, linguistics, learning technologies, digital humanities, data science and analytics, and computer science. One of the primary goals of MIRS is to encourage and empower participants who are new to scholarly communication. Therefore, graduate students at all levels and early professionals are highly encouraged to submit their work.
Follow the link to the submission portal to submit your research, no later than March 30, 2018. Please submit abstracts of your work, limited to 250 words (not inclusive of title or keywords), and note the category of your work: workshops, ongoing and completed research papers, posters, or dissertation presentation competition. Participants interested in competing for the Linda Schamber Best Paper Award need to attach the full paper or an extended abstract of 1000 words or more with their short abstract submission. Notifications of accepted submissions and reviewer feedback will be made the following week, no later than April 6th.
**The dissertation presentation competition will be styled similar to TedTalks; each participant will have 10 minutes to present their work with visual aids. This option is open to PhD students who have taken their qualifying exams, but have not yet defended their dissertation. Think of this as a chance to practice the dissertation proposal and/ or defense.