Call for Proposals
New Knowledge Models:
Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production
An INKE-‐hosted gathering
19-‐20 January 2016 | Whistler, BC, Canada
Proposals Due: 1 October 2015
The modes and models of communication are changing rapidly. Digital has become the primary vehicle for contact, conversation, and conveyance. What does this mean for the future of scholarly production? How can we develop open, flexible, and productive communication systems that serve the needs of many? As personal and professional activities become increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to explore different venues and modes for sharing knowledge, as well as different ways to work together toward common goals.
We invite you to join this conversation during our annual INKE-‐hosted researcher and partner gathering in Whistler, BC. This gathering will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around digital communication, especially electronic scholarly production, as well as issues of (open) access, partnership, dissemination, alternative modes and models, and the shift from prototype to production. This action-‐oriented event is geared toward leaders and learners in various arenas, including academic and non-‐academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, librarians, publishers, members of scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, and others. Taking the success of past years’ INKE-‐hosted gatherings in Whistler as our starting point, we hope to simultaneously formalize connections across fields and open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of digital scholarship.
Featured events include:
- Lead presentations by Dr. Sally Wyatt (Maastricht U) and Dr. Dominique Bérubé (U Montreal)
- Lightning talks, where authors present 4-‐minute versions of longer papers circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be conceptual, theoretical, application-‐oriented, and more)
- Show & Tell session, where presenters do digital demonstrations of their projects and/or prototypes
- Next Steps conversation, to articulate in a structured setting what we will do together in the future
We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, or for relevant project demonstrations.
Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community; note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before October 1st 2015 to Alyssa Arbuckle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“New Knowledge Models: Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production” is sponsored by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group. This gathering is organized happily by Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle, working with our Whistler Advisory Group: Clare Appavoo, Dominique Bérubé, Michael Eberle-‐Sinatra, Chad Gaffield, Janet Halliwell, Brian Owen, and Sally Wyatt.