Dates: Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Location: Loew’s Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Host: College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University
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Thank you, iConference 2016 participants!

On behalf of the Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics and the iSchools organization, thank you for your participation in iConference 2016. More than 460 scholars and researchers came together for this, the eleventh annual iConference. We hope you enjoyed our program, and also your time in the beautiful and historic city of Philadelphia.

Images from iConference 2016 are now available on Flickr.

The official proceedings of iConference 2016 can be found at https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/88866

Learn more about our papers and poster award winers, including the Lee Dirks Award for Best paper, at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/2016-awards/

Details about our Doctoral Dissertation Award honorees can be found here: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/dissertation-award/

View the winning entries in the iSchools Video Contest here: http://ischools.org/news/video-contest/

We hope you’ll make plans to join us next year for iConference 2017 in Wuhan, China. The iSchools’ twelfth iConference will be the first to be held in the Asia-Pacific region. The 3,500-year-old city of Wuhan combines ancient culture with modern lifestyle, and participants are assured a memorable and rewarding experience. Next year’s iConference is jointly hosted by Wuhan University School of Information Management and the Sungkyunkwa University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department. Our official Call for Participation will be released later this spring, and we encourage you to begin thinking about making a submission. Learn more.

iConference 2016 took place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s theme of “Partnership with Society” examined the dynamic, evolving role of information science and today’s iSchool movement, and the benefits to society.
iConference 2016 was presented by the iSchools organization and hosted by the Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics.

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 recent conferences:

  • 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

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



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