CAIS Conferences

For more than a quarter of a century, Canadian information scientists and professionals have met to discuss the access, retrieval, production, value, use, and management of information. From those early days of examining computational ways of manipulating information through to investigations of information as communication, CAIS has provided a forum for presentation, discussion and debate.

CAIS conferences seek submissions related to any aspect of library and information science, particularly those which exemplify the leading edge of our discipline. Abstracts are refereed; final papers are published in the proceedings and presented at the conference. Preference is generally given to papers that report research or debate underlying methodological/philosophical issues, rather than those that report on plans yet to be implemented.

Past CAIS Proceedings (1993 - ) are available for searching.

The 42nd Annual CAIS/ACSI conference will be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in St. Catherines, Ontario on May 28-30, 2014.

Every year, the Association awards a special "Student to CAIS" prize for the best student-written paper. For more information about that prize, go to the "Student to CAIS" page.


Past Conferences

2013
Tales from the Edge: Narrative Voices in Information Research and Practice
Victoria College, Victoria, British Columbia.
June 6-8, 2013.

Proceedings Editors: Kristin Hodges, Eric Meyers & Heather O'Brien

2012
Information in a Local and Global Context
Wilfrid Laurier University & the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
May 31-June 2, 2012.

Proceedings Editors: Anabel Quan-Haase, Victoria L. Rubin & Debbie Chaves

2011
Exploring Interactions of People, Places and Information    
University of New Brunswick/St. Thomas University, Fredericton, N.B. Canada.
June 2 - 4, 2011.

Proceedings Editors: Pam McKenzie, Catherine Johnson and Sarah Stevenson

2010
Information Science: Synergy through Diversity    
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 2 - 4, 2010.
Proceedings Editors: Elaine Ménard, Valerie Nesset and Sabine Mas

2009
Mapping the 21st Century Information Landscape: Borders, Bridges and Byways    
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. May 28-30, 2009.
Proceedings Editors: Paulette Rothbauer, Siobhan Stevenson and Nadine Wathen

2008
Information Beyond Borders: LIS interacting with other disciplines    
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. June 5 - 7, 2008.
Proceedings Editors: Catherine Guastavino and James Turner

2007
Information Sharing in a Fragmented World: Crossing Boundaries 
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. May 10 - 12, 2007.
Proceedings Editors: Clément Arsenault and Kimiz Dalkir

2006
Information Science Revisited: Approaches to Innovation
York University, Toronto, Ontario. June 1 - 3, 2006.
Proceedings Editor: Haidar Moukdad

2005
Data, Information, and Knowledge in a Networked World
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. June 2 - 4, 2005.
Proceedings Editor: Liwen Vaughan

2004
Access to Information: Technologies, Skills, and Socio-Political Context
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. June 3 - 5, 2004.
Proceedings Editors: Heidi Julien and Sharon Thompson

2003
Bridging the Digital Divide: Equalizing Access to Information and Communication Technologies
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. May 30 - June 1, 2003.
Proceedings Editors: Wilhelm C. Peekhaus and Louise F. Spiteri

2002
Advancing Knowledge: Expanding Horizons for Information Science
University of Toronto, Toronto. May 30 - June 1, 2002.
Proceedings Editors: Lynne C. Howarth, Christopher Cronin, and Anna T. Slawek

2001
Beyond The Web: Technologies, Knowledge and People
Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec. May 27 - 29, 2001.
Proceedings Editor: D. Grant Campbell

2000
Dimensions of a Global Information Science
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. May 28 - 30, 2000.
Proceedings Editor: Angela Kublik

1999
Information Science: Where Has It Been, Where Is It Going?
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec. June 9 - 11, 1999.

1998
Information Science at the Dawn of the Millennium
Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

1997
Communication and Information in Context: Society, Technology, and the Professions

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. June 8 - 10, 1997.

1996
The Impact Of Electronic Publishing

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. June 2 - 3, 1996.

1995
Connectedness: Information, Systems, People, Organizations
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. June 7 - 10, 1995.
Proceedings Editor: Hope Olson

1994
The Information Industry in Transition

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. May 25 - 27, 1994.

1993
Information As a Global Commodity: Communication, Processing and Use
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. July 12 - 14, 1993.

Copies of proceedings published in print may be purchased for $40. Copies containing only abstracts are available for $10.

Proceedings volumes available for sale: 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 (Abstracts only), 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 (Abstracts only), 1987 (Abstracts only), 1989 (Abstracts only), 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003.