Call for Papers 2018

Theme: Engaging Research: Collaboration and Community

Location: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Dandenong Rd, East Caulfield, Vic.

Conference Dates: 28-30 November, 2018

Submission deadline: Monday, 16 July 2018.

Acceptance notification: Friday, 31 August 2018

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, such as archival science. RAILS has been held annually since 2004. The 14th RAILS conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, and held at Caulfield Campus, from 28-30 November 2018.

The conference will include:

  • Australasian Information Educators’ Symposium 2018 (AIES 2018) on the morning of Wednesday, 28 November;
  • Doctoral Consortium on the afternoon of Wednesday, 28 November; and
  • RAILS conference on Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November 2018.

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, and archival science. Researchers, educators, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit papers on the conference theme, “Engaging Research: Collaboration and Community”. The theme should be broadly interpreted, and we encourage all types of theoretical and evidence-based contributions, including case studies. 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 2018 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) and 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 to Monday, 16 July 2018. Acceptance notifications will be Friday, 31 August 2018.

All proposals are to be submitted through the EasyChair system – details will be sent out shortly. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Steven.Wright@monash.edu.

Full Papers (Both RAILS & Doctoral Consortium)

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 completenthe 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. Full papers are not required before the conference, but will be required for the conference proceedings.

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. Full papers are not required before the conference, but will be required for the conference proceedings.

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