[Air-L] Now Accepting Submissions: iConference 2017

Andrew M Cox a.m.cox at sheffield.ac.uk
Mon Aug 8 11:52:08 PDT 2016

Now Accepting Submissions: iConference 2017

iConference 2017 | Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global Collaboration Across
the Information Community
Wuhan, China
March 22-25, 2017

Conference website: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
Conference submissions site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2017/

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2017, our twelfth annual
gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest
in the critical information issues of contemporary information society.

iConference 2017 takes place March 22-25, 2017, in Wuhan, China. The theme
of this first-ever Asia-based iConference is “Effect • Expand • Evolve:
Global Collaboration Across the Information Community.”

Authors and organizers can now submit materials using our secure
submissions website: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2017/. The
official proceedings will be published in the open access Illinois Digital
Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). The
submissions deadline is September 16, 2016.

iConference 2017 is jointly hosted by the Wuhan University School of
Information Management and Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University Library &
Information Science and Data Science Department. The 3,500-year-old city of
Wuhan represents a combination of ancient culture and modern living, and
conference participants are assured a memorable and rewarding experience.

As always, the iConference will include peer-reviewed papers, posters,
workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement, interspersed with
multiple opportunities for networking. Early career and next generation
researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium and Early Career

New this year are special conference programs focused on iSchool Best
Practices, and also on iSchools and Industry Partnership. In addition,
there will be a special track for papers originating in China.

The iConference brings together scholars and researchers addressing
critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes
the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas,
and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all shaping
interdisciplinary discourses. Affiliation with a member iSchool is not
required—all information scholars, researchers, and practitioners are
encouraged to make submissions. Visit our website for more information,
including sample topics and links to past proceedings:

The iConference is presented by the iSchools organization (www.ischools.org),
a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the
information field, and preparing students to meet the information
challenges of the 21st Century. The event is sponsored by Microsoft
Research, and other sponsorships are available.


* Conference: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
* Submissions: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2017/
* Past Proceedings:
* Facebook: IConference: https://www.facebook.com/IConference
* Twitter: @iConf | #iconf17

All submissions must be in English using our official template. All work
should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be
found on the Author Instructions page:
All submissions are due by September 16, 2016.

We invite papers falling into two categories: completed research or early
work/preliminary results. Each paper will be refereed in a double-blind
process. The author(s) of the completed research paper judged the best of
the iConference will receive the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper and $5,000.
Submission deadline: September 16, 2016

Papers Chairs: Jian Qin, Syracuse University; Mika Grundstrom, University
of Tampere; Jevin West, University of Washington

We welcome submission of posters presenting new work, preliminary results
and designs, or educational projects. Posters will undergo a double-blind
review, and accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings.
Submission deadline: September 16, 2016

Posters Chairs: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, University of Boras; Min Song, Yonsei
University; Esfandiar Haghverdi, Indiana University

This year’s workshops will be half-day only, and are intended to foster
interactive discussions focusing on the particular topic within the purview
of the iSchools, namely, the relationships among information, people and
technology. Workshops provide a great opportunity for attendees who share
common interests and want to have intensive discussions.
Submission deadline: September 16, 2016

Workshops Chairs: Noa Aharony, Bar-Ilan University; Daqing He, University
of Pittsburgh; Fred Ye, Nanjing University

These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to present ideas,
facilitate discussions, and foster knowledge-sharing in unconventional
ways. Formats can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling,
roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All
should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.
Submission deadline: September 16, 2016

SIE Chairs: Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina; Andrew Cox, University
of Sheffield; Jin Ha Lee, University of Washington

The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral students the opportunity to
present their work to senior faculty and engage with one another in a
setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of
intellectual exchanges. Students receive feedback on their dissertation,
career paths, and other areas from participating faculty and student peers.
Application deadline: September 16, 2016

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs:  Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Bella
Jing Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University; Pia Borlund, University of Copenhagen;
Jiangping Chen, University of North Texas

Recognizing the outstanding dissertation of the preceding year, this
competition is open to all member iSchools. Each school may submit one
dissertation for consideration. The winner will receive a cash prize of
$2,500, the runner up $1,000; both will be honored at the iConference.
Submission deadline: September 16, 2016

Dissertation Award Chairs: Michael Seadle, Humboldt University of Berlin;
Soo Young Rieh, University of Michigan; Masooda Bashir, University of

This half-day event is intended for assistant professors, post-docs, or
others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly
successful events at past iConferences. Participants will sign up at

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Marcia Zeng, Kent State University; Kathy
Burnett, Florida State University; Antonio Soares, University of Porto


This special track for 2017 aims to provide excellent opportunities for
scientists, scholars and participants throughout China to present their
latest research results and to exchange views or experience not only in
Library and Information Science, but also in other related areas. The theme
is “Data Management and Services.”
Submission Deadline: September 16, 2016

Chinese Papers Chairs: Ruhua Huang, Wuhan University; Wei Lu, Wuhan

This special session will focus on issues pertaining to
curriculum/teaching/student experience. iSchools are invited to submit
proposals and case studies to be considered for inclusion in this special

iSchool Best Practices Chairs: Gary Marchionini, University of North
Carolina; Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba; Ann-Sofie Axelsson,
University of Boras
New this year, the iConference will present a number of sessions focused on
successful industry partnerships of iSchools worldwide. iSchools are
invited to submit proposals in the form of case studies to be considered
for inclusion in this special program.

iSchools and Industry Partnership Chairs: Sean McGann, University of
Washington; Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University; Joon Lee, Seoul
National University

iConference 2017 Chairs: Qing Fang, Wuhan University; Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan

Program Chairs: Wonsik Jeff Shim, Sungkyunkwan University; Chuanfu Chen,
Wuhan University

Local Arrangements Chairs: Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University; Fei Wang, Wuhan

Proceedings Chairs: Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University; Preben Hansen,
Stockholm University

Program Committee:
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Denice Adkins, University of Missouri
Naresh Agarwal, Simmons
Jim Andrews, University of South Florida
Ann-Sofie Axelsson , University of Boras
Tim Baldwin, University of Melbourne
Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Leanne Bowler, University of Pittsburgh
Josep Cobarsi Morales, Open University of Catalonia
Constantinos Coursaris, Michigan State University
Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield
Stephen Downie, University of Illinois
Karen Fisher, University of Washington
Paul Gandel, Syracuse University
Lisa Given, Charles Sturt University
Sara Grimes, University of Toronto
Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow
Jaap Kamps, University of Amsterdam
Robert Kauffman, Singapore Management University
Diane Kelly, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kyung-Sun “Sunny” Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Young Seek Kim, University of Kentucky
Lars Konzack, University of Copenhagen
Andy Koronios, University of South Australia
Serap Kurbanoğlu, Hacettepe University
Philippe Lenca, Télécom Bretagne
Claire R. McInerney, Rutgers University
Julie McLeod, University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Ruth Nalumaga, Makerere University
Sanghee Oh, Florida State University
Virginia Ortíz-Repiso Jiménez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Jung-ran Park, Drexel University
Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Nils Pharo, University College Oslo and Akershus
Peter Reid, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
David Reitter, Penn State University
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Reijo Savolainen, University of Tampere
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London
Antonio Lucas Soares, University of Porto
Martin Souček, Charles University in Prague
Eduardo Vendrell Vidal, Polytechnic University of Valencia
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Yong Jeong Yi, Sungkyunkwan University
Yan Zhang, University of Texas Austin
Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University

More at: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

Andrew Cox
Senior lecturer
Digital Societies Research Group
Information School, University of Sheffield

Co-Editor of *Online Information Review

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