Innovative Users Group Southern Africa
IUG-SA 15th Annual Conference, 2017
Call for Papers deadline extended
Date: 8-9 November 2017
Venue: Saint George’s Hotel, Centurion
Hosted by the Tshwane University of Technology
The initial “Call for Papers” deadline has been extended and we therefore invite 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)
Application Program Interfaces (API’s)
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 abstracts will be judged on their relevance to the field of Library and Information Service systems and technology as well as on the strength of the idea and potential member interest. All authors of abstracts will be notified of the outcome, however, the decision of the evaluators 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. 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 10 August 2017:
Name and designation
Company / institution / affiliation and address
E-mail address, work telephone and fax numbers
Cell phone number
Date of submission