Location: Newport Beach, California
Venue: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
Date: March 24-27, 2015
Host: University of California, Irvine: The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
ConfTool Registration and Submission Site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2015/
Program Schedule: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2015/sessions.php
Official Proceedings: https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/73276

Wecome to iConference 2015

We have reached the final day of iConference 2015. Thank you for your participation, and we hope to see you again next year. Here are your updates for Friday, March 27.

  • The official proceedings of iConference 2015 are available in the IDEALS open repository. (Please note that preliminary results papers are misclassified as “Notes.” This will be corrected.) Click here to view the proceedings.
  • Registration will be open 7:30 am to noon; Friday’s breakfast will be served in the poster hall, Salon 1-5, 7:30 -8:30 am; The conference wireless network is Marriott_CONFERENCE. The password is “anteater”.
  • The Doctoral Colloquium will commence at 8:30 am in Cardiff. Participation in this event is limited to pre-selected participants, and is not open to observers.
  • Our Friday plenary session takes place 10:30 am to noon. Keynote speaker Christine Borgman will give a talk titled “Creating, Collaborating, and Celebrating the Diversity of Research Data.” Learn more.
  • Immediately following the plenary we will hold a Farewell Ice Cream Social in the Rose Garden. Copies of Christine Borgman’s most recent book, “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World,” will be available for purchase and signing.
  • The Early Career Colloquium takes place 2:00 – 5:30 pm in Laguna and Sunset.
  • The award for Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper goes to authors Lynette Kvasny (Penn State), KD Joshi (Washington State) and Eileen Trauth (Penn State) for their paper “Understanding Black Males’ IT Career Choices.” Click here to view paper in our official proceedings.
  • Congratulations also to the winner of the Best Poster Award: Shannon A Crawford Barniskis (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) for her poster “Metaphors of Privilege: Public Library Makerspace Rhetoric.” Click here to view the abstract in our official proceedings.
  • Next year’s iConference will take place March 20-23, 2016, in Philadelphia, PA. Please watch for our Call for Participation, which will be issued soon. We hope to see you next year! Click here for advance information.
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Newport Beach Welcomes You

Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach, California

iConference 2015 will take place in the resort community of Newport Beach, a beautiful and relaxing setting noted for recreation, shopping and ocean views. We’re confident participants will enjoy their visit to beautiful Southern California. Click here to learn more about nearby attractions and things to do.

The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. Sample topics can be found below. Visit our About the iConference page for more information.

iConference 2015 is hosted by University of California, Irvine: The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. The conference champion sponsors are Microsoft Research, the UCI Hana Lab, and the National Science Foundation; contributors include Facebook, Nokia, and the UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences; additional support provided by Google, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UCI Institute for Software Research, the UCI Newkirk Center, and grandPad. Learn more about this year’s sponsors.

Registration is open. Visit our Registration page for details.

About the iConference

Since 2005, the iConference series has provided forums in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. An openness to new ideas and research fields in information science is a primary characteristics of the event. Attendance has grown every year; participants appreciate the inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

The following is a list of sample topics from past conferences that are likely to again draw interest in 2015:

  • 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

For more information about the iConference series, including official proceedings of past conferences and other artifacts, please view our About The iConference page.


2015 Sponsors

Click here to learn more about this year’s sponsors.

Champion Sponsors

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For general questions about iConference 2015, please contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.

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