Information Science and Social Media conference, 24-26, August 2011 in Åbo / Turku, Finland

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of the first ISSOME conference is to address new modes of
information behaviour in different contexts focusing the effects of
social media and technologies in the interactive web. The change process
is not always straight forward and we need to underline what is really
changing and what is only a trend. The conference will discuss skills
needed to manage the new information platform and how to develop needed
competencies in the information society.
The conference is open to researchers, academics and practitioners in
the fields of library and information science and social media, as well
as businesses and organizations developing social media strategies. The
conference will host invited and contributed papers sessions.
In conjunction with the conference will also be organized a Doctoral
Forum. This offers a possibility for doctoral students to share their
ongoing research projects with their peers and well-established senior
The conference is organized by the Department of Information Studies at
Åbo Akademi University. It is well established and internationally
recognized for excellence in research and education. The department
conducts a wide array of research including research about social media,
Library 2.0, knowledge management, health information behavior, and
scientometrics. The department is part of the School of Business and
Economics and it has strong connections and collaborative
multidisciplinary projects with other departments in the school.
Please visit for more information.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers for the international conference in Information Science
and Social Media ? ISSOME in 24.-26.8.2011 is open.
We invite researchers worldwide to submit original research within the
topics of the conference that are listed below. Submissions should be
extended abstracts of no longer than 1500 words. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed double blinded. Submission guidelines are available at
Conference themes
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Social media in information science
– Information aspects of social media
– Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0
– Social networking sites
– Information Management
– Knowledge Management
– Knowledge Organization
– Reputation Management
– Information Behaviour and Information Use
– Information dissemination in social media
Structure of the extended abstract
– Title
– Abstract text
– References
Abstract text should clearly describe the aims, novelty/originality and
principal findings/contribution of the presentation. In the case of
empirical studies, also the method and material should be described briefly.
Observe that no information about the authors should be included in the
abstract document.
Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2011.
With kindest regards,
Kim Holmberg
Researcher, lecturer
(t) +358 (0)2 215 4862
(m) +358 (0)45 675 4444
Department of Information Studies
School of Business and Economics
Åbo Akademi University
Fänriksgatan 3 B
20500 ÅBO, Finland