Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Misinformation-Disinformation Conference and Call for Posters

On April 3-4, 2009, the School of Information Resources at the University of Arizona and the Research Group on the History and Philosophy of Information Access will host an interdisciplinary conference on "Misinformation and Disinformation." The conference will address the ethical issues involved in disseminating, and controlling the dissemination of, misinformation and disinformation.

The invited speakers include three of the foremost philosophers working on lying and deception (Thomas Carson of Loyola University Chicago, James Mahon of Washington and Lee University, and Roy Sorensen of Washington University). The conference will also feature one of the founders of Wikipedia (Larry Sanger, Editor-in-Chief, Citizendium.org). The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. See http://sirls.arizona.edu/ier for further details.

The conference will feature a Graduate Poster Session on "Information Quality." Poster proposals should be submitted no later than March 6, 2009. Proposals will be evaluated as they are received. See http://sirls.arizona.edu/ierposter for the call for posters.

For further information, please contact the program chair:

Don Fallis

School of Information Resources

University of Arizona

1515 East First Street

Tucson, AZ 85719

fallis (at) email (dot) arizona (dot) edu

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