SIG SI co-chairs Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum report on the successful symposium held at ASIS&T 2012 in Baltimore as part of the latest issue of the Bulletin of ASIS&T. A couple of excerpts:
The 8th Annual SIG/Social Informatics (SIG/SI) Research Symposium, held on October 27, 2012, at the 75th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in Baltimore, was a great success. The theme of the symposium was the past, present and future of social informatics. Eleven thought-provoking presentations addressed this theme; several posters and two best-paper awards were also included. The symposium, organized by the authors of this report, was co-sponsored by the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics. Many of the papers presented at the symposium will be published in a volume entitled Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future, edited by the organizers.
The symposium was a success with high quality papers, lively discussion and an international audience; the papers and posters were presented by authors from Europe, Canada and the United States. We are pleased to report that the state of research and theorizing in social informatics is healthy and exciting. SIG/SI is already planning the symposium for the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, and we expect to have another stimulating event.
We invite you to read the full article in the Bulletin for further details of the activities, paper and poster presenters, and awards given at the symposium. You can also read about previous symposia. We hope to continue this success at the 9th SIG SI Research Symposium as part of the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montréal this November!