Submissions are now closed!

Submissions for the Fourteenth Annual iConference in Washington, DC, March 31–April 3, 2019 are open! The 2019 iConference is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Scholars, professionals, and researchers who share an interest in current critical information issues will celebrate the theme “inform. include. inspire.” We invite participants to discuss what it means to inform in the 21st century, to consider who is included in and excluded from the information revolution, and to question how we can best inspire individuals and organizations to use information for good in our rapidly-changing knowledge society. As we convene in the U.S. Capital, we will explore how we can inform, include, and inspire national and international policies and conversations related to technology. 

The iConference will include peer-reviewed papers and posters, as well as workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement (SIE), interspersed with various venues for networking. A new Blue Sky track will seek papers that present ideas and visions that stimulate the iSchools research community to pursue new directions. A new Undergraduate Symposium will provide peer networking opportunities for students from iSchools worldwide, including interactions with senior faculty to discuss their research and career path. The iSchools Partnerships and Practices Track will offer opportunities for connecting with like-minded professionals. The Doctoral Student Colloquium (DC) and the Early Career Colloquium (ECC) will provide senior mentorship and structured engagement with peers to discuss research and career paths.

All Full Papers and Short Papers accepted for presentation at the iConference 2019 will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (indexed by services such as Web of Science and Scopus). Springer will publish the papers as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories and the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship repository (IDEALS). All poster abstracts will be deposited in the IDEALS repository.

Past Proceedings:
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Papers, Workshops, Posters, DC, ECC: September 10, 2018
SIE, Blue Sky, Undergraduate Symposium, iSchools Partnerships & Practices, Doctoral Dissertation Award: October 1, 2018

Notification of acceptances is mid-November 2018 except Workshops (mid-October) and Doctoral Dissertation Award (mid-December).


iConference Topics:

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
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