Call for Papers 2017

  • Theme: Creating and Learning Together: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research
  • Location: Hawke Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Conference Dates: 28-30 November, 2017
  • Submission deadline: Monday, 17 July 2017
  • Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 September 2017

RAILS is the Australasian Conference on Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, the main Australasia’s gathering of researchers, educators, and professionals in information and library studies and related disciplines. RAILS has been held annually since 2004. The 13th RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, and held at UniSA’s City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia, from 28-30 November 2017.

The conference will include:

  • Australasian Information Educators’ Symposium 2017 (AIES 2017) on the morning of Tuesday, 28 November;
  • Doctoral Consortium on the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 November; and
  • RAILS conference on Wednesday, 29 November and Thursday, 30 November 2017.

Many of today’s societal and economic challenges requires research and teaching efforts across disciplinary boundaries, which calls for new approaches and questions within information and library studies. Researchers, educators, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit papers on the conference theme, “Creating and Learning Together: interdisciplinary teaching and research”, which focuses on building partnerships between researchers, practitioners, doctoral students, and educators to ensure that a culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching is nurtured in the information studies field. We encourage all types of contributions including theoretical and evidence based. Papers focusing on strengthening research practices in the field will also be considered. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2017 component of the conference.

Proposals for full papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A) are invited, as well as panel discussions (30 minutes including Q &A) as well as posters showcasing works in progress or completed research projects. Abstracts for AIES and RAILS should include implications for practice, evidenced-based practice, and research-focused papers should identify key outcomes for practice. The closing date for all submissions is extended to Monday, 17 July 2017. Acceptance notifications will be Friday, 1 September 2017.

All proposals as are to be submitted through the EasyChair system. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Dr Diane Velasquez  (diane.velasquez@unisa.edu.au).

Full Papers

Paper submissions must include:

  1. Names and contact information for all contributors.
  2. Title of paper.
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords.
  4. Choose Full paper as the Paper type.
  5. Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template, instead please upload your extended abstract of up to 500 words in PDF format. References may be included, beyond the allowed 500 words.
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted document.

Panel Discussions

Paper submissions must include:

  1. Names and contact information for all contributors
  2. Title of paper
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  4. Choose Full paper as the Paper type
  5. Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template, instead please upload your extended abstract of up to 500 words in PDF format. References may be included, beyond the allowed 500 words
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted document

Posters

Poster submissions must include:

  1. Names and contact information for all contributors
  2. Title of poster presentation
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  4. Choose Poster as the Paper type.
  5. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words, entered in the text box available in the template for abstracts