Call For Posters
The theme of this year's Graduate Symposium is Getting Graduate Students There. We are soliciting poster submissions and the deadline for submitting poster abstracts, between 150 – 300 words, is March 3, 2011. The purpose of the poster is to present your work in a form that is easily understood and stimulates interest. Ideally, it will allow for an exchange of ideas between the presenter and others in the IST and Penn State research communities. In an effort to incentivize the submission of posters and to add value to the poster session, this years’ graduate symposium includes fundamental changes to the poster session procedures. In order to offset the financial costs related to posters, the Symposium will subsidize the printing of the first 20 accepted submissions. Accepted posters will be compensated for up to $40 in printing costs (the cost per square feet of poster printing at the university printing services is $3.00). There are no restrictions on the dimensions of the print ready posters, as we hope to assist IST graduate students in being able to reuse their posters at their desired venues of presentation. Posters will be presented at a catered reception immediately following the last session. In addition, prizes will be provided for the best submissions.
Potential topics for posters include (but are not limited to):
- Emerging Technologies: Collaboratories, Microblogging, Social Search, Virtual Worlds, End-User programming, Fluid Interfaces, Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing, Uses and Effects of New Media Technologies.
- Issues: Healthcare Management, Risk & Crisis Management, E-Literacy, Information Overload, Digital Divide, Digital Identity, Privacy.
- Design:Design Theory, Modularity in Design, Design Processes, Design Evaluation, Novel Designs, Usability issues, Instructional Systems.
- Information: Knowledge Management, Information Search, Information Behavior, Information Security, Information Policy, Web Science, Personal Information Management, and Data Mining, Geo-Analytics, Information Security.
- Management: Service Science, Managing as Designing, Organizational Design, Distributed Organizing, Virtual Teams.
Posters can include research ideas/preliminary insights with little or no empirical data, research-in-progress and completed research. Acceptance decisions will be made on the basis of submitted abstracts for posters and will be judged by a team comprising an IST faculty member and a senior graduate student.
Please submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2011 to be considered for presentation.