Call for papers

November 10, 2021

OnLine meeting

Dec. 3, 2021

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AP-iConcerence 2021

December 3, 2021 (online conference)

AP-iConference is an annual event for information field researchers in the Asia Pacific region that started in 2014. In recent years, AP-iConference has been held together with ICADL. iSchools, ICADL, A-LIEP and ALIRG have jointly hosted doctoral consortiums there. This event is planned based on this tradition and to provide a larger community for the participants.


Call For Participation: Graduate Student Sessions for Asia-Pacific Next Generation Researchers in the Information Field

Generation Researchers in the Information Field (Jointly Organized by Asia Pacific Chapter of iSchools, ICADL, A-LIEP and ALIRG)

The graduate student sessions give a place for graduate students to present and discuss their studies with mentors from iSchools, ICADL, A-LIEP and ALIRG, as well as to build networks for future international collaborations. The organizations have jointly hosted doctoral consortiums for recent years. This symposium is planned based on this tradition and to provide a larger community for the participants.


We invite submissions on diverse topics related to digital libraries and related fields including (but not limited to):

  • Information behavior
  • Social, cultural, health and community informatics
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Education in Library and Information Science
  • Information systems
  • Social computing
  • Information policy
  • Knowledge management
  • Information retrieval
  • Information services
  • Information organization
  • Digital curation and preservation
  • Digital libraries
  • Bibliometrics and scholarly communication
  • History and philosophy of information
  • Participatory cultures
  • Digital youth
  • Social computing
  • Human computer interaction
  • Knowledge infrastructures
  • Computer-supported cooperative work
  • Data, text and knowledge mining
  • Computational social science
  • Digital humanities
  • Network science
  • Information and communication technology for development
  • Data science
  • Information economics
  • Information work and workers
  • User experience and design

Submission and Presentation

We solicit proposals for presentation from graduate students, including not only Ph.D candidates but also master-level students. We call for proposals in two tracks – on going and finished research presentations and research plan for doctoral degree. Members of the organizing team and leading researchers from iSchools, ICADL, A-LIEP and ALIRG will participate in the event and give comments and suggestions to help students brush up the research and to build up their research plans.

Authors of accepted proposals have to present their work at the graduate student sessions on Dec. 3. Participation in the event is free. The accepted proposals will not be published (only presentation).

Tracks and Submission Information

  • Track 1 : On-going and finished research. -- Proposals may be made by one or more authors. The first author should be a student and present his/her research at the symposium.
  • Track 2 : Research plans for pursuing doctoral degrees (Doctoral Consortium Sessions) -- Proposals should be made by a doctoral student.

  • Acceptable file formats: MS Word and PDF
  • Submission System: TBA
  • All proposals should be written in English and include the followings:
    • For Track 1:

      Section 1: Author(s): name, their institutional affiliations, five to ten keywords.
      Section 2: Abstract (no more than 500 words)

    • For Track 2:

      Section 1: A short (100 to 150 words) introductory statement explaining: who the applicant is, their institutional affiliation, supervisors, and (provisional) thesis title, five to ten keywords; the applicant’s current stage of their graduate career (beginning, completion of required courses or initial candidacy stage, full doctoral status, data collection and analysis, about to submit thesis etc.); an explanation of what they hope to get out of attendance at the symposium.
      Section 2: A research statement of no more than 500 words describing their dissertation project.

Important Dates (tentative)

The schedule is shown below. All the dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE) time zone:

  • Submission Deadline: November 10, 2021
  • Acceptance Notification: November 17, 2021
  • Date of the Doctoral Consortium: December 3, 2021

Please check ICADL 2021 homepage for the updates on the graduate student sessions and general information about ICADL 2021 and AP-iConference 2021.

Accepted papers

Track 1

Haruna Fujimoto (Universityu of Tsukuba). A Simple Algorithm for Checking Pattern Query Containment under Shape Expression Schema
Jiangfeng Hu (Wuhan University) “Data Turf Wars”: Understanding Territorial Barriers in Interagency Government Data Sharing
Naofumi Osawa (University of Tsukuba). A Quality-Aware Human-in-the-loop Approach for Bibliographic Record Integration
Qingmei Wu (Wuhan University). Development of China’s Library Science Education between 1912-1949

Track 2

Sumana Chiangnangam (Khon Kaen University) Recommended System about Organic Agriculture for Startup
Paramita Das (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur) The study of quality assessment, monitoring in collaborative platforms: A deep dive into Wikipedia
Sawitree Pansayta (Khon Kaen University) Model for factor analysis of COVID-19 emerging disease pandemic in Thailand
Qian Quan 2 (Wuhan University). Library for Development: Building Library Services for the Battle of Poverty

Graduate Student Sessions

Program Committee and Advisors (Potential Mentors):

Program Committee:

  • Misita Anwar (Monash University, Australia)
  • Wirapon Chansanam (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • Ahmad Fuzi Md Ajis (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
  • Youngseek Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)
  • Chunqiu Li (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Atsuyuki Morishima (University of Tsukuba) (co-chair)
  • Rahmi (Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia)
  • Masao Takaku (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Di Wang (Wuhan University) (co-chair)


  • Gobinda Chowdhury (University of Strathclyde, UK)
  • Songphan Choemprayon (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Emi Ishita (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Hao-Ren Ke (NTNU, Taiwan)
  • Kanyarat Kwiecien (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • Sam Oh (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea)
  • Gillian Oliver (Monash University, Australia)
  • Michael Seadle (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Kulthida Tuamsuk (Khon Kaen University, Thailand)
  • Sohaimi Zakaria (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
  • Lihong Zhou (Wuhan University, China)

AP-iConference 2021 Co-Chairs:

  • Atsuyuki Morishima (University of Tsukuba)
  • Di Wang (Wuhan University)