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Seven Reasons Why You Need To Take Part in InSITE

Informing Science Institute
in collaboration with
the University of Wollongong and the Faculty of Business

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Dr. Michael Jones

and Conference Chair and co-Organizer Michael Jones invite you to attend the 2014 InSITE Multi-conferences from June 30 - July 6 with paper sessions taking place on the campus of the University of Wollongong, NSW Australia June 30-July 4, 2014

Prof. T. Grandon GillKeynote by Professor T. Grandon Gill,
Professor at the University of South Florida on

"Informing Science and
Avoiding the Age of Adjuncts"

Photo of Prof. Joan LuKeynote by Professor Joan Lu
Professor in Informatics at the University of Huddersfield on

"The State of Mobile Learning Research
in the EU"


Best Student (Ph.D or Higher Degree Research) Scholarship (up to 10 awards of $300 each)

(Please indicate on the paper submission comment field that you are applying for the scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded based on order that accepted paper is received.)Poster

Fast-tracking of Best Accepted Papers.

Best Paper Awards – for Misinformation, Disinformation and Bias, Doctoral Studies, Informing Science Research, Discussion Case Study, IT Education, Education using IT, and multimedia books (up to one award in each of the six categories)

plus fast-tracking of these and other quality papers submitted to the conference by November 30 will be considered for fast-tracking for publication in one of eight different journals so long as at least one author is a paid delegate. All accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings.

The late Prof. Zbigniew J. GackowskiZbigniew J. Gackowski Memorial Award may be awarded to the best paper at InSITE 2014 on the theory of Informing Science. The award is conducted by the Fellows of the Informing Science Institute and carries with it life-time membership in the Informing Science Institute (a value of $1,000 USD). The Fellows, who are not eligible to receive the award, are Nicole Buzzetto-More, Antonio Cartelli, Dimitar Christozov, T. Grandon Gill, Linda V. Knight, and Alex Koohang, The Fellows reserve the right to award or not award the prize each year, depending upon the quality of the papers.

Dr. Gackowski, a Fellow of the Informing Science Institute who passed away in 2013, made major contributions to the theory of informing science. Dr. Gackowski has named by California State University Stanislaw a 2008 Outstanding Professor Award recipient.

Cash Travel Grant.

Full paid delegate of the 18th Int'l Education Technology Conference and Social Media 2013 will receive a US$100 fellowship travel grant (CASH) paid directly to the delegate after proof of attending of InSITE2014. See


  • Reviewers for the InSITE conference who successfully provide mentoring reviews on three submissions during December and early January receive a certificate suitable for framing and a discount of $50 USD on their conference registration fee. See for details.
  • Delegates who pay their registration fee by March 15 receive a discount of $50 on their registration fee.
  • ISI Members receive a discount of $75 on their registration fee.


The multiconference includes four conferences:

June 30, July 1
July 2-4
Learning from Applications
of Theory: Field trips

Teaching and Learning about IT

Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

Informing Science Research

InSITE: =Connect= consists of study in various locations on the transmission of information across time and across space. Connectfocuses on the interrelationship between context (historical forces and culture) and information and knowledge transfer.

InSITE: Inform solicits papers in any area that explores issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through IT (information technology).

InSITE: TeachIT focuses on research topics related to teaching IT, including curricular issues, capstone courses, pedagogy, and emerging topics in IT.

InSITE: TeLE focuses on research topics related to using IT to teach. For example, these topics include e-Learning, m-Learning, making classroom teaching more effective, and distance learning.

You can attend all or just part of the conference.

All submissions undergo blind review by six or more external referees. Accepted papers of delegates are published in either the conference proceedings or one of the Institute's journals.

the transdiscipline of Informing Science

Inform: The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas:
Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together.

Track on Information Security - CfP

IT Education TeachIT: Papers that cover research in Information Technology Education, such as Curriculum and Techniques for teaching IT are invited.
IT for Education TeLE: Enhanced Learning Environments. Papers that deal with any aspect of knowledge, eLearning, mLearning, multimedia books, and learning objects (theory, practice, innovation, and research ) are invited
Special Topics The conference is especially interested in papers on the topics:
  • Misinforming/Misinformation and Bias in informing systems.
  • Teaching and mentoring of doctoral students
  • Art and Design as elements of informing clients
  • The art and science of informing clients
  • Case Method of Teaching

Primary Event Organizer Dr. Michael Jones, School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong
Co-organized by the Informing Science Institute
Eli Cohen and Elizabeth Boyd




Here are some tutorials to help you out with using the Icarus Peer Reviewing System. The tutorials are currently in PDF format, and will be constantly updated. When opening the link, right click on the PDF file and choose the option "Full-screen multimedia" so that you can watch the tutorial while being able to pause, fast-forward, and rewind it at will. You can also download the tutorial by right clicking on the posted links, and choosing to "save link as".

How to set up your profile / How to become a reviewer / How to submit a paper / How to review an article

Paper submission opens in September and remain open through the end of November.

Reviewer Sign Up. We hope you will volunteer at to review three paper during December and early January if you are sure that you will have the time (because your colleagues are counting on you), will accept for review outside your own specialty, and agree to provide a page or two of mentoring feedback to the author. Productive reviewers receive $50 USD discount on their own conference registration fee and a certificate suitable for framing.


Sponsored by the University of Wollongong and the Faculty of Business
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Important Deadlines

Dec 15, 2013

End submissions for the first round of reviews. Last day to submit a paper for the conference to undergo complete review to make it eligible for fast-tracking for a journal.

Feb 15, 2014

Author notified of decision regarding submission.

Mar 15, 2014

Final paper due.

Last day to earn "early payment" discount by paying the conference registration fee

For a paper to appear in the proceedings (web), at least one author must register and pay their registration fee by April 15.  For a paper to appear in the schedule, at least one author must register and pay their registration fee by May 1.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing. Delegates canceling their registration prior to April 15 will receive a full refund (minus a $25 administration fee). Any delegate canceling from April 15  until May 1 will receive a refund of 75% of their fees (minus a $25 administration fee) and the submission, if any, will not be published.

While cancellations after May 1 cannot be refunded, the delegate may substitute another to take his or her place. [The reason for these requirements is that we need to order and pay for food, printed material, formatting of papers, and other items well in advance of the conference. The conference pays for these, whether or not you attend.]  Should a delegate be unable to attend, we will send the conference materials via airmail for an additional $50 shipping and handling fee.

Obtain your own visa and funding. Delegates are responsible for obtaining their own visa, securing their own accommodations, and paying their own expenses.

Apr 15, 2014

Hotel Discounts Expire.  Our website contains discounted prices for conference goers at hotels, but these discounts expire this month, the exact date being set by the hotel.

Apr 15, 2014

For paper to appear in printed conference book, at least one author must have paid registration by April 15.

May 1, 2014

For paper to appear in the schedule, at least one author must have paid registration by this date.