Call for Participation


UPDATE: We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2016. Click here to visit our secure submission website.

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iConference 2016 takes place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s theme of “Partnership with Society” examines the dynamic, evolving role of information science and today’s iSchool movement, and the benefits to society. The conference includes peer-reviewed Papers, Posters, Workshops, Sessions for Interaction and Engagement, and iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award, all interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium, Early Career Colloquium, and Undergraduate Student Showcase.

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.

iConference 2016 is hosted by Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics. Our conference venue, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, is located in Philadelphia’s bustling center city. The historic 33-story building is hailed as America’s first skyscraper, and is in easy walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, birthplace of the United States Constitution. Other nearby attractions include the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

The iConference 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.

Submission Information

We will begin accepting submissions in summer of 2015. All submissions must be in English, and all work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines and links to the official iConference template can be found on our Author Instructions page.

The official proceedings of iConference 2016 will be published in the IDEALS open repository (Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship).

Visit the submission area of your interest for more specific submission instructions:


  • July 2015: Open for submissions
  • 9 September 2015, 11:59 pm EDT: Papers deadline
  • 28 September 2015, 11:59 pm EDT: Workshop and Doctoral Colloquium application deadline
  • 5 October 2015, 11:59 pm EDT: Posters and SIE deadline
  • 12 October 2015, 11:59 pm GMT: Doctoral Dissertation Award application deadline
  • 26 October 2015: Workshop and Doctoral Colloquium decisions announced
  • 10 November 2015: Workshop participant guidelines due
  • Mid-November 2015: Decisions announced for Papers, Posters, and SIEs
  • Mid-November 2015: Early Registration opens
  • 14 December 2015: Final versions due for Papers, Posters, Workshops, and SIEs
  • 11 January 2016: Doctoral Dissertation Award results announced
  • 18 January 2016: Early bird registration ends; Regular Registration begins
  • 29 February, 2016: Regular Registration ends; Late Registration begins
  • 20 March 2016: Conference begins
  • Questions

    Visit our Organizers page for complete contact information. Questions about individual conference submission categories (papers, posters, etc.) should be sent to the chairs listed on their respective track pages. Questions and media inquiries about the iConference in general can be sent to Conference Coordinator Clark Heideger. Sponsorship inquiries should go to Sponsorship Coordinator Jennifer Lally.



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