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Call for Papers and Invited Speakers Survey for the
SIG/CR Workshop Classification Research: Past, Prospect, and Pinnacles
Joseph T. Tennis and Kathryn La Barre, Co-Chairs


ABSTRACT
As part of the 75th anniversary of ASIS&T, this full day workshop will examine the past and future prospects of SIG/CR, one of seven original Special Interest Groups established at the American Documentation Institute on March 3, 1966. Of this original group only SIG/CR [Classification Research Group] and SIG/ED [Education for Information Science], SIG/BC [Biological and Chemical Information Systems] now known as SIG/STI [Scientific & Technical Information Systems] remain. Instead of the traditional format, this workshop will assemble scholars from the major schools in information organization as well as practitioners to comment on their current work, past work done in classification research, and the major advances in the field.

OVERVIEW
This day-long workshop will have two components 

(1) Capturing the state of the art in classification research (2) Taking the pulse of the SIG in the form of a debate about whether or not to retain or to change the current name of the SIG.

Capturing the state of the art:
In the morning and early afternoon, attendees will be invited to prepare (1) lightning talks (seven minutes in length), (2) short papers, or (3) present evolving doctoral work on any of the following topics:

Current research projects,
Past work in classification research
Major advances in the field.


The goal of these presentations will be to get a sense of the scope and accomplishments in the area.  We will then have a general discussion guided by the workshop chairs.

Taking the pulse of SIG/CR:
In the afternoon, attendees will be invited to participate in a discussion on the next steps for SIG/CR and the prospects for classification research.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND TIMELINE
Extended abstracts for lightening talks, short papers, and doctoral student forum are accepted until August 15, 2012 and will be reviewed by the Workshop Planning Committee.  Authors will be notified of acceptance on August 30, 2012.  Send abstracts to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Lightening Talks
Authors wishing to present 7 minute lightening talks can submit a 300 word extended abstract.  Extended abstracts should contain citations (not counted in the word count).

Short Papers
Authors wishing to present 20 minute short paper can submit a 500 word extended abstract.  Extended abstracts should contain citations (not counted in the word count).

Doctoral Research Forum
Doctoral students wishing to present 15 minute research in progress can submit a 500 word extended abstract and one page CV.  Extended abstracts should contain citations (not counted in the word count).

Publication
Texts from lightening papers, short papers, and doctoral research in progress will be published in Advances in Classification Research (soon to be indexed by Elsevier).

IMPACT OF THE WORKSHOP
We anticipate the outcome of this workshop to be a reinvigorate this core component of ASIST and to look forward to many more years of contributing to a better understanding of information systems and practices around classification.

INVITED SPEAKERS SURVEY
Along with the call for papers we are soliciting input on invited speakers.  Who would you like to see?  Fill out the survey below and tell us who we should invite to speak at the workshop.  The Organizing Committee will use your input to make the invitations.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSG99LH


Joseph T. Tennis
Assistant Professor
The Information School
University of Washington

Reviews Editor for the journal Knowledge Organization

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