Innovative Users Group Southern Africa
Call for papers
Date: 8-9 November 2017
Venue: Saint George’s Hotel
Hosted by the Tshwane University of Technology
The Innovative Users Group Southern Africa (IUG-SA) is now inviting proposals for papers to be presented at the next IUG-SA Conference with the theme “Library technology trends: Time for innovation?”. The conference theme is a reflection of the challenges that modern day libraries are facing and the subsequent need for innovative solutions.
Conference papers are sought in all areas related to Library and Information Service systems and technology, including but not limited to the following:
- Research Data Management (RDM)
- Social Media
- Application Program Interfaces (API’s)
- Mobile Apps
- Device neutral display
- Management Information Systems
- Library Management Systems
Whilst priority will be given to contributors on the suggested themes, presentations on other relevant topics will also be considered. All proposals will be evaluated by a joint panel of the IUG-SA organising committee and selected professionals in the industry in a blind review. The proposals will be judged on their relevance to the Library and Information Service systems and technology field as well as on the strength of the idea and potential member interest. All applicants will be notified of a decision, however, the decision of the selectors is final and no correspondence with regard to acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be entered into.
Submission guidelines and specifications
Concise papers (20 minutes maximum) based on practical experience or practical applications of information technology are preferred. Due to time constraints only one presenter per paper will be allowed. As this is an international event, papers must be presented in English.
Should you wish to present a paper, please submit your 250 word abstract together with the following details via e-mail to KuneneN@tut.ac.za no later than 31 June 2017:
- Name and designation
- Company / institution / affiliation and address
- E-mail address, work telephone and fax numbers
- Cell phone number
- Date of submission