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DOCAM adds a doctoral forum to its program

Call For Participants: Doctoral Forum & Poster Presentation

DOCAM / RAILS special event

https://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/conferences-and-seminars/documents-unbounded/doctoral-forum-and-poster

DOCAM 2015 and RAILS 2015 are pleased to invite submissions from doctoral students in information/document studies or a related discipline to attend a joint Doctoral Forum on the afternoon and evening of 22 July, 2015. Prospective doctoral students developing a PhD application for 2015/16 are also invited to apply. The aim of the forum is to provide a supporting environment where students can discuss their research and receive mentoring and advice from an international panel of senior researchers.

This is a special shared event co-hosted by the 12th Annual Conference of the Document Academy, 20-22 July, 2015 and the Research Applications in Information and Library Studies Conference (RAILS), following DOCAM from 22–24 July, 2015. Both conferences are sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University (CSU).

The doctoral forum is open to students enrolled in a doctoral program in any of RAILS and DOCAM’s cognate disciplines (e.g. Information Science, Information Systems, Librarianship, Museum Studies, Rhetoric, Document and Media Studies, Information and Computer Science). The forum is included, at no additional cost, for students registered to attend DOCAM 2015 or RAILS 2015.

The doctoral forum will be led by Professor Pamela McKenzie (University of Western Ontario, Canada) who will be joined by senior academics in the field, including Dr Michael Olsson (UTS, Australia) and Professor Lisa Given (CSU, Australia). To be considered for this event students must submit an abstract outlining their Doctoral research, including the stage of their research that they are currently undertaking and the particular challenges they are facing that they would like to discuss and seek advice about . In addition students attending DOCAM will be given the opportunity to present a poster that introduces their PhD work during DOCAM 2015. Space in the Forum will be limited and, given the interactive nature of the forum discussion, students should be prepared to present on and talk about their research.

The forum schedule will be finalised in conjunction with DOCAM’s co-provider RAILS once the number of attendees has been determined. Notifications of decisions will be made by February 15, 2015. If there are any queries regarding submissions, please email Dr Michael Olsson (Michael.Olsson@uts.edu.au)

DOCAM/RAILS submission process for Doctoral Forum

Abstracts of 500 words must be submitted through Easychair by midnight (23:59:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, 30 January 2015. https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=docam2015

Students should provide a brief overview of the nature of their project (research problem, methodology/method, theoretical framework, etc.), a description of their intended poster and explain why they would benefit from participating in the event. Please see the EasyChair Submission Instructions for details, prior to submitting your abstract to the system. Note in front of your title proper, please type these words: Doctoral Forum.

Criteria for Selection

Submitted abstracts of 500 words should address the following criteria:

  • Proposed benefit to the student’s doctoral program (approx. 100 words);
  • Clear, coherent outline (abstract) of original research (200 words);
  • Outline of issues and challenges student wishes to discuss (100 words)
  • Description of the poster presentation to be provided in support of the work (approx. 100 words in addition to research outline); and
  • Indication of attendance at (student rates) for either DOCAM 2015 or RAILS 2015

EasyChair Submission Instructions

The submission deadline for all DOCAM doctoral forum proposals is midnight (23:59:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Friday 30 January 2015. Proposals must be submitted via the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=docam2015). To submit your abstract at EasyChair, please follow the steps below:

  1. name and contact information for the forum participant;
  2. title of work, include the words Doctoral Forum immediately before your title;
  3. select poster in the category type;
  4. add 3 to 5 keywords;
  5. do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template, instead
  6. upload your abstract (500 words) for your proposed forum contribution

Doctoral forum abstracts (a combined 500 word description max.) must be in the word format. References may also be included, beyond the allowed 500 words.

We look forward to meeting you at DOCAM 2015 and RAILS 2015.

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The DOCAM 2015 conference extension for submission of abstracts

The DOCAM 2015 conference is pleased to announce an extension for submissions of extended abstracts and posters.

Over the past few days we have had multiple requests for extensions, AND with the onset of the holiday season it seems only appropriate to extend our deadline.

DOCAM 2015’s new and final date for submission of abstracts is midnight (23:59:00) 12 January, 2015, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (see indicative international times below).

Extended abstracts to be submitted by: 12 January 2015
Notification of acceptance by: 15 February 2015
Conference dates: 20-22 July 2015

Monday January 12, midnight Sydney time is:

London : Monday 12 January 1 pm
Los Angeles : Monday 12 January 5 am
New York : Monday 12 January 8 am
Oslo : Monday 12 January 2 pm
Tokyo : Monday 12 January 10pm

Submissions can be made from the Conference web site:

DOCAM ’15 website: http://ww.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/conferences-and-seminars/documents-unbounded

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DOCAM 2015 Call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
DOCAM2015
12th Annual International Meeting of the Document Academy
To be held at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Jointly hosted by UTS and Charles Sturt University (CSU)
July 20-22, 2015

Theme
In 2015 the Document Academy will come together under the theme of “Documents Unbounded” and is calling for submissions that examine the challenges ahead, as our understanding of data, documents, records, artefacts, evidence and memory, and form in the continuously changing landscape of new media and communications.

Important dates
Extended abstracts by: 15 December 2014
Notification of acceptance by: 15 February 2015
Conference dates: 20-22 July 2015

Background
DOCAM2015 is the 12th annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists, and professionals in various fields, who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic and professional work.
The annual conference fosters a multidisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on the document in the widest sense, drawing on scholarship, traditions, and experiences from the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and natural science, and from diverse fields, such as information, media, museum, archives, culture and science studies.

Research presentations
The DOCAM2015 Program Committee especially encourages completed research, research-in-progress, general conceptual and theoretical work, projects and case studies, creative and practical work in areas of document theory, document analysis and document materiality relevant to the conference theme in the following formats:
1. conference papers (extended abstracts for 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion);
2. brief abstracts for poster display and presentation.

Proposal submissions
Extended abstracts for conference papers and brief abstracts describing poster presentations should be submitted through the DOCAM2015 EasyChair system located at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=docam2015.
The conference language is English. Follow the submission template.

Papers
For papers include:
1. names and contact information for all contributors;
2. title of paper;
3. select the category type extended abstract;
4. 3 to 5 keywords.
Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template; instead
5. upload your extended abstract of up to 1000 words for your proposed presentation;
All abstracts should be submitted in Word document format (.doc .docx). As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted Word document.

Posters
For posters include:
1. names and contact information for all contributors;
2. title of poster presentation;
3. an abstract or brief description of up to 250 words in the text box available in the template for abstracts;
4. 3 to 5 keywords;
Submissions for posters do not require upload of any Word documents.
All proposals should also include a brief statement providing:
• an explanation of how they will be presented (verbal, with presentation software, video, performance, or other forms of demonstration);
• preferred size of poster presentation;
• any special equipment needs.

Publication of Conference proceedings
Full conference papers of between 2,500 and 5,000 words will be published in an open access peer-reviewed volume, Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy.

More Information
DOCAM2015 website: http://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/conferences-and-seminars/documents-unbounded
DOCAM2015 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/docam2015
DOCAM2015 Twitter account: https://twitter.com/docam2015

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Announcing DOCAM 2015: “Documents unbounded”

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Very much looking forward to my involvement with this interesting conference!

Announcing DOCAM 2015: “Documents unbounded”
The 12th annual international Conference of the Document Academy

The Document Academy’s 12th annual meeting, DOCAM ’15 will be taking place from July 20-22, 2015 at the University of Technology’s Broadway campus in Sydney, Australia. It will be the first DOCAM to be held in the antipodes! So, put the dates in your diary and prepare for a visit to Australia to explore the conference theme of “Documents Unbounded”.
The international Document Academy conference provides a unique multidisciplinary space for reporting experimental and critical research on the concept of the document and documentation in the widest sense. Participants draw on scholarly traditions and experiences from the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and natural science, and come from fields as diverse as information, media, museum, archives, culture, and science studies.

In 2015 we will come together under the theme of “Documents Unbounded” to examine the challenges ahead, as our understanding of data, documents, records, artefacts, evidence and memory, form in the continuously changing landscape of new media and communications.

The Document Academy, commenced as a co-sponsored initiative of Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway, and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley has grown into a truly international event. In 2015, two Australian universities and their information programs will co-host the 12th annual meeting of the Document Academy (DOCAM). They are the IKM and Digital Studies Program University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and School of information Studies at Charles Sturt University (CSU).

For more information about the conference and the call for proposals, visit the DOCAM’15 website at http://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/conferences-and-seminars/documents-unbounded/about-conference

Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/docam2015 and follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/docam2015

Conference Co-Chairs: Paul Scifleet (DOCAM), Maureen Henninger (UTS) and Mary Anne Kennan (CSU). The DOCAM Chairs can be contacted by Email: docam2015@gmail.com
Conference Committee: Bhuva Narayan (UTS), Jodi L. Kearns (University of Akron), Kiersten Latham (Kent State University), Lisa Given (CSU), Michael Olsson (UTS), Roswitha Skare (University of Tromsø), Sigrid McCausland (CSU).

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