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[OR-Announce] IASSIST and Carto 2024 Call for Proposals

 IASSIST and Carto 2024 Call for Proposals


Uncharted: Navigating the Future of Data


IASSIST and the ACMLA would like to invite you to join us for the 49th Annual IASSIST conference and 57th annual Carto conference being jointly held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from May 28-31, 2024 to talk about the future of data in libraries, archives, and data services. 


The motto of Halifax is “e mari merces”, or “wealth from the sea”; this wealth was originally measured in fish, but today we could equally think of the wealth to be found in an ocean of data. Artificial intelligence, climate change, and a host of other influences are moving us into uncharted territory. This conference challenges you to chart new pathways and to think about using data to navigate our way to a better future together. 


The conference will be held in-person, centering networking opportunities and interaction. We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, posters, demos, workshops, and lightning talks that embrace our conference theme, "Uncharted: Navigating the future of data," by looking towards emerging trends and topics of particular relevance to data and geospatial professionals working within libraries, research and data services, and archives. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): 

  • Geospatial and data services of the future
  • Maps and data for social justice
  • Environmental impact and sustainability
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Reproducibility
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Data and geospatial literacy
  • Data management and archiving
  • Data discovery, access, and metadata
  • Data governance and ethics


Call for Posters

Do you have a new idea you would like feedback on? Would you like to showcase a new service, initiative, or resource? Consider submitting a poster! Posters are a great way to exchange ideas and get feedback. We will be holding a “Poster Reception” to encourage interaction and networking while engaging with these visually dynamic materials. 


Call for Papers & Paper Competition

We will also be holding a paper competition. Papers can be published in the last year (from January 2023-December 2023) or unpublished, must be written in English, and be of interest to the IASSIST community. The winner of the paper competition will receive a free entry to next year’s IASSIST conference and will be announced at the Business Meeting.


The deadline for submissions is November 22, 2023.


The call for proposals and workshops with a link to the submission form is available at: https://iassistdata.org/conferences/iassist2024/


Questions about presentation submissions may be sent to the Program Co-Chairs (Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Zack MacDonald, Kristi Thompson) at programme@lists.iassistdata.org


For information about traveling to Halifax, check out the conference website


Support for Attending the Conference

IASSIST Fellows Program supports data professionals from countries with emerging economies and underrepresented regions who are developing information infrastructures regarding the use and preservation of public and private data, implementing information policy decisions, and providing data services at their home institutions. 


IASSIST Early Professional Fellows Program supports early career data professionals from under-resourced institutions and recognizes the value of new and innovative ideas from graduates and professionals new to data in the social sciences, who may not otherwise have the funding to travel.

Applications can be made at https://forms.gle/141FR1jSWBbNEkAVA and will close on November 22, 2023.  Please address your questions about the Fellows Program to Fellows Committee Co-Chairs Florio Arguillas (foa2@cornell.edu) and Sarah Young (sarahy@andrew.cmu.edu).



The International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) is an international organization of professionals working with information technology and data services to support research and teaching.


About ACMLA 

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) is the representative professional group for Canadian map librarians, cartographic archivists and others interested in geographic information in all formats.