Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 4 – 7 March, 2014
Host: Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Program: Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen
ConfTool Submission and Registration Site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2014/
Official Proceedings: https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/45869
Welcome to iConference 2014!
Here are your conference updates for Friday, March 7, 2014.
Congratulations to authors Kate Starbird, Jim Maddock, Orand Mania, Peg Achterman, and Robert M. Mason on winning the Best Note Award for their submission entitled Rumors, False Flags, and Digital Vigilantes: Misinformation on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/awards/
The 2014 Best Poster Award, as determined by this year’s Poster Chairs, has been presented to Lorri Mon and Jisue Lee for their poster entitled Twitter and the Virtual Branch: The Public Library in Social Space. The 2014 Best Poster Presentation, as determined by a vote conference participants, has been presented to Leigh Ann Dakota Hamel, Tom Maher, Mick O’Dwyer, and Eric Cook for their poster entitled Organizing Anarchy: The Forgotten Zine Archive. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/awards/
The iConference 2014 Doctoral Colloquium takes place 9:30 am – 4:30 pm in room 1.201. This session is for participants who applied for and were accepted into the 2014 Colloquium; it is not open to observers. More at: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/doctoral-colloquium/
The 2014 Early Career Colloquium takes place 1:30 – 4:30 pm in room 1.204. This session is open to all participants, providing insight for assistant professors, post-docs, or others in pre-tenure positions. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/early-career-colloquium/
Our Breaking Boundaries Professional Development Seminar takes place 1:30 – 4:30 pm in room 1.205. Open to all participants, this final event in our Creativity Thread is an opportunity for interested researchers to foreground the creative aspects of their research. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/professional-development-seminar/
Lastly, we hope you’ll make plans to join us next year for iConference 2015 in sunny Newport Beach, California. Hosted by the University of California, Irvine, the event will mark the iConference’s tenth anniversary. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/preview/
On behalf of the iSchools, thank you for your participation in iConference 2014. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Arrival and Local Travel
- Our Travel page has been updated with details instructions on how to reach the conference center from Berlin’s major airports and train station. Please also see the map at the bottom of this page.
- The conference name badge you receive at check-in is also a transport pass, giving you free use of trains, trams and buses in Berlin Zones A and B. This transport pass is good Tuesday through Friday. Keep your badge at hand when using public transportation in Berlin Zones A and B, in case the transportation authorities ask to see it (you may also need to present identification).
- Coffee and lunch will be served on all conference days, Tuesday through Friday, on the ground floor and first floor of the Hegelplatz building.
- Participants should make their own arrangements for breakfast before arriving at the conference each morning.
- We have two evening social events planned. On Tuesday at 5:30 pm, our Opening Reception takes place in the Main University Building (Senatssaal room); light snacks and beverages will be served. On Wednesday at 7:30 pm, our gala Social Dinner will take place at the renowned Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Click here for directions to the museum.
- Participants are on their own for dinner on Thursday and Friday.
The official proceedings of iConference 2014 are available on the IDEALS open repository. Click here to view the proceedings.
- The full iConference schedule is available online at: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2014/sessions.php
- There is also a free Schedule App available for you mobile device. Go to http://conference4me.psnc.pl/?page_id=28 to download (or get it from your favorite app store). You will install the app named “conference4me.” After installation, you must choose the iConference schedule for download. Click here to view a pdf tutorial.
- Click here to view a pdf of the iConference Printed Brochure.
Other Important Links
- The Creativity Thread is a special conference element that includes a contemplative iPause space and also highlights creative offerings within the program.
- Doctoral Colloquium participants and mentors should visit our Doctoral Colloquium Page for the latest updates, including our newly posted Doctoral Colloquium Program Guide.
- Our Accommodations Page includes links to nearby lodging.
- Congratulations to this year’s iConference Award winners, including 2014 Doctoral Dissertation winner Jennifer Douglas and runner-up Parmit Chilana, and also the recipients of our Exceptional Reviewer Awards. This page will be updated as additional recipients are announced.
- Questions may be directed to the following: For program-related issues, contact Program Chair Elke Greifeneder; for venue/local issues, contact Local Arrangements Chair Maria Gaede; for general conference inquiries, contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.
- See our Organizers Page for additional information on track chairs and other conference organizers.
About our Conference
iConference 2014 is hosted by The Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the program administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. The presenting sponsor is Microsoft Research, with additional support from Emerald Publishing, De Gruyter, Springer, Purdue University Press, Citavi, MIT Press, and Morgan & Claypool Publishers. This will be the first iConference to be held in Europe; all previous iConferences were in North America. As is appropriate to the host city, our conference theme is “Breaking Down Walls | Culture, Context, Computing.”
The iConference series is presented by the iSchools organization, a growing worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Conference participants do not need to be affiliated with an iSchool; all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome.
For more information about the iConference series, including sample topics and links to past proceedings, please view our About The iConference page.
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