[Air-L] iConference 2012 registration is open

Jean-François Blanchette blanchette at ucla.edu
Thu Nov 17 10:10:16 PST 2011

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iConference 2012: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 15,  
7-10 February, 2012, Toronto, Canada


The iConference planning committee is pleased to announce the opening  
of registration for iConference 2012, with special early-bird  
registration rates available through Dec 15, 2011. Register today at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/registration/ 

The seventh annual iConference will take place February 7-10, 2012, at  
the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada.  
The four days will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, workshops  
and alternative events. Also included is a Doctoral Student Colloquium  
and an Early Career Colloquium. Keynote addresses will be given by Ron  
Deibert and Geoffrey Nunberg.

The iConference is presented by the iSchools, an association of 33  
academic institutions spanning North America, Europe, and Asia; all  
are dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st century.  
The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores  
core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual  
configurations — all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

Register now to take advantage of our special Early Bird rates. Visit  
our website for additional details: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/ 

iConference 2012 is hosted by the Faculty of Information at the  
University of Toronto. Presenting Sponsors include the National  
Science Foundation and Microsoft Research. Additional support provided  
by Emerald Group Publishing and Morgan & Claypool Publishers.

QUALITY AND BREADTH OF RESEARCH — This year’s CFP was the most  
selective ever. With papers and posters spanning design, e-learning,  
health, knowledge organization, open access, social media, and more,  
you’re sure to experience much that pertains to your area of  
expertise. Our complete program will be posted soon.

scholars and professionals who share your passion and research  
interests. It’s a dynamic experience that fosters interaction,  
spontaneity, reflection, and potential collaboration.

DYNAMIC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS — Professor and author Ron Deibert will  
address the “The Coming Perfect Storm in Cyberspace,” and examine what  
it will take to restore cyberspace into an open global commons.  
Linguistics researcher Geoffrey Nunberg’s presentation will draw from  
his numerous books and presentations for NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/keynote/.

THOUGHT-PROVOKING WORKSHOPS — Your conference registration fee  
includes access to the following workshops:

* Values|Making|Critique|Design: A Workshop
* Championing the Impact of Sociotechnical Research
* Data Science and Analytics: What Is in It for iSchools?
* Network Surveillance: Access Control, Transparency, Power and  
Circumvention in the 21st Century
* “It’s Okay to Look”: The Interdisciplinary Agenda of Online Dating  
* Practiced Based Teaching: Challenges and Pedagogy Models
* Making a Contribution Part II: (A) Process vs. static theories, (B)  
Concepts, the building blocks of theory
* Cultivating Reflective Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed  
* Hack Your Books: Conservation and Library Science in Hackerspace

Complete details at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/workshops/.

EARLY CAREER COLLOQUIUM — Crafted for those in pre-tenure positions,  
the program will include panels by recently tenured faculty and  
experienced former deans, plus intimate group discussions to provide  
dialogue, guidance and insights.

Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/jr_faculty/.


Conference Chair
* Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto

Papers Chair
* Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles

Posters Chair
* Paul Marty, Florida State University

Alternative Events Chair
* Philippa Levy, University of Sheffield

Workshops Chair
* Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs
* Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University
* Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University

Keynote Speakers Chair
* Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto

Publication Chair
* Yuri Takhteyev, University of Toronto

Program Committee

* Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
* Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
* Jack Andersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science
* Nick Belkin, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
* Jean-François Blanchette, University of California, Los Angeles
* Johan Bollen, Indiana University
* Geoff Bowker, University of Pittsburgh
* Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Donald Case, University of Kentucky
* Chen Chuanfu, Wuhan University
* Paul Clough, University of Sheffield
* Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
* Ron Day, Indiana University
* Melanie Feinberg, University of Texas, Austin
* Robert Glushko, University of California Berkeley
* Sean Goggins, Drexel University
* Sara Grimes, University of Toronto
* David Hendry, University of Washington
* Steven Jackson, Cornell University
* Jim Jansen, The Pennsylvania State University
* Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University
* Anita Komlodi, UMBC
* Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina
* Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois
* William Moen, University of North Texas
* Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine
* Heather L. O'Brien, University of British Columbia
* Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University
* Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
* Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
* Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London
* Bo Xie, University of Maryland

Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/.

Jean-François Blanchette, Assistant Professeur
Dept. of Information Studies, UCLA


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