This Workshop is different from other conferences in that the focus is on regional collaborations: proposals for research collaborations and reports of collaborations.

Target participants are invited to take part in the Workshop in the following ways (All proposals, abstracts, papers and presentations must be in English):

Track 1: Propose a project for regional research collaboration.

Track 2: Report an ongoing or completed regional research collaboration, and hold working group meetings with collaborators.

Track 3: For graduate students: Present research proposal, or ongoing or completed research project.


·       Deadline for submitting full abstract:  Extend  Sep 30, 2017

·         Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance: Oct 10, 2017


·         Please submit proposals for research collaborations via email                


·         Submission title should your preferred track. e.g., [Track 1] your topic

·         Authors may submit multiple proposals.


Track 1: Project Proposals for Regional Collaboration.

The lists of proposals are following (though other areas are welcome):

  • Emerging technology ( Learning, MOOC, Open Education, ​Semantic and Digital collection)

  • Innovation (Information services)

  • Learning teaching innovation (Challenges in LIS education, Open education & open access)

  • Digital libraries & heritage informatics

  • Reading,  information literacy & digital literacy

  • Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage

  • Knowledge management / organization

  • Organization of Data, Information and Knowledge

  • Semantic technology and Link data

  • Scholarly communication, etc. (Citation analysis, Bibliometric)


In the proposal, please specify:

  • Title of project

  • Name of author/proposer

  • Institutional affiliation

  • Country

  • Existing collaborators

  • Number of collaborators sought

  • Abstract (max 500 words)

  • Project description (1-5 pages, or 500-2,500 words). This should outline how the collaborators are expected to contribute to the project

After the proposals have been accepted and posted on the Workshop collaboration site, LIS researchers and professionals will be invited to view the proposals and indicate their interest to collaborate in one or more research projects.


Track 2: Reports on Existing Collaborative Projects

  • Please submit an abstract of an ongoing or completed research collaboration. A short report will be required for abstracts that are accepted.

  • The length of your short report should be up to 6 pages (up to 3,000 words).


Track 3: PhD Symposium - Call for Papers.

  • Graduate students are invited to submit a short paper of 4-6 pages (2,000-3,000) words describing their research proposal, or ongoing or completed research projects.

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