DTIC, in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Scientific and Technical Information Program, solicits student papers for consideration on the agenda of its annual conference.  Selected student authors will be invited to present their papers at the DTIC 2010 Conference, March 22-24, 2010, in Alexandria, VA (see


To promote the generation of new ideas and the conduct of new research in areas of strategic interest to DTIC

To promote understanding of DTIC's mission and program among information professionals


Papers should show relevance to DTIC's mission.  DTIC is the central scientific, research and engineering information support activity for the DoD, Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) and supports the DDR&E's execution of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program.  General information about DTIC is available at:

Examples (to stimulate input, not to constrain topics):

o   Use of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technology for collaborative searching and problem solving

o   Making scientific and technical information discoverable through virtual worlds

o   Delivering scientific and technical information to mobile devices

o   Recommended features of a tool suite for usability experimentation


 DTIC will consider the papers for presentation at the DTIC 2010 Conference.  Selected authors will be compensated for traveling expenses to attend the conference.  Papers may have multiple authors, but only one person will be compensated for traveling expenses.  DTIC may select up to three papers for presentation.


 Deadline for submission is February 8, 2010.

Only students enrolled, as of February 8, 2010, in graduate level programs of library or information studies are eligible.  Faculty may assist students but are not eligible as authors or joint authors.

The paper must be original work by the author(s). Submission of the paper does not preclude the author(s) from submitting its contents to other means of publication, but papers must not have been previously published or copyrighted.

The paper should not exceed 15 pages, single spaced, including charts and appendices.  The paper must include a title.

Include contact information:

Author name(s)

Email address to use for further correspondence

Telephone contact

School affiliation

Department Chair's name

Department Chair's email address

DTIC will select papers based on their relevance to DTIC's mission, potential interest to the conference attendees, originality, clarity and sufficiency of support for conclusions.

Selected authors will be notified no later than February 22, 2010.

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