This half-day workshop aims to support and advance an ASIS&T artificial intelligence (AI) community by connecting AI research and practice in library and information environments. We invite a broad range of participants who are engaged in developing AI applications and solutions, or study their impacts and/or interested in learning about the opportunities and challenges in AI research and development. Through a panel discussion, lightning talks, a brainstorming session, breakout group conversations, and a plenary discussion, the workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to obtain feedback on preliminary and ongoing work, identify pressing challenges and critical questions of AI in library and information environments, and develop new research problems and approaches.
This workshop is sponsored by ASIS&T's new Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIG AI).
We encourage participants to submit an extended abstract (a maximum of 500 words), which will be published at the workshop website. Submission of an abstract is highly recommended, but not required. Only participants who submit an abstract will have an opportunity to present a lightning talk at the workshop. Please submit your abstract by completing this Qualtrics form.
Abstract may cover one or more aspects of AI including research questions, empirical findings, methodological approaches, applications, solutions, best practices, tools, products, discussion on a specific issue, future directions, and impact and challenges of AI in library and information environments.
TOPICS include, but are not limited to:
AI applications in library and information environments
AI ethics, equality, and fairness
AI and learning analytics
AI-powered information services
Value-sensitive AI design
AI for societal benefits
AI digital assistants
Algorithmic bias in AI
Transparent and explainable AI
AI for search and discovery
August 30, 2021 EXTENDED to: September 7, 2021
Notifications: September 15, 2021
Workshop: Saturday, October 30, 2021; 8 am-12 pm Mountain Time
In-Person/Virtual registration rates for ASIST members and non-members can be found here: www.asist.org/am21/registration. Workshop rates will increase by $25 after August 13.
Soo Young Rieh, University of Texas at Austin, USA (email@example.com)
Clara M. Chu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA (email@example.com)
workshop rates will increase by $25 after August 13.