If you are interested in building a new research community, strengthen an existing research community, or further advance a particular field, please consider organizing a workshop. iConference Workshops 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 chance for attendees who share common interests and want to have intensive discussions for a half or full day. We encourage you to submit proposals that will create common knowledge within iSchools.
Please use the Workshop Submission Guidelines below to describe your proposal. Submitted proposals should not exceed 750 words (not counting references). Each submission will be refereed. For the initial submission, the paper should be PDF, single-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, no title page. Organizers of accepted Workshops will submit a final version in a properly formatted style (to be specified later).
- Submission: 4 September, 2013, 23:00 GMT
- Notification: Mid-October, 2013
- Final version due: November 20, 2013, 23:00 GMT
Workshop proposals should describe the organizers, participants, purpose, format (panels, papers, discussions), goals or outcomes, and relevance. Please use the structure described below (Required Submission Information) to organize and prepare your workshop proposal. Submit your proposal in PDF format through the ConfTool conference system.
Please note the following:
- The conference registration fees include registration to workshops; therefore, participants may not be charged extra to attend any of the workshops at iConference 2014.
- There is no funding provided by the conference to workshop organizers for their workshop.
- All workshop organizers are expected to register for the iConference.
- Proposals will be reviewed by a subset of the Program Committee and some brief but useful feedback will be provided.
Required Submission Information
Title: Workshop title
Organizer(s): Names and affiliations of the organizers, in preferred order of appearance.
Abstract: Include a description of the workshop not to exceed 750 words (not including references). This description will be used to help us select workshops. In your description, address each of the following.
Half or Full day: Indicate if your workshop will be half or full day
Purpose and Intended Audience: Please state the audience to which your event is designed to appeal and the goals and/or expected outcomes for your event
Proposed format: Describe how your workshop will be organized. The format is up to you: you can have a series of presenters followed by discussion; presentations and discussions of solicited papers, abstracts or position statements; a panel presentation, etc. Include a draft schedule that will fit within the half or full day you have indicated above. To advance beyond “sage on the stage,” explain the strategies you will use to engage Workshop attendees. Note: if you plan to solicit abstracts, papers, or position statements, you are expected to set up your own system or protocol for doing so. Participants will register for workshops through the conference registration site. We can provide a list of participants who sign up for your workshop; you need to indicate your request for this in the section below (Special requests/equipment needs).
Goals or Outcomes: Please state the goals and/or expected outcomes for your workshop. Also, include any plans to prepare a report, proceedings, wiki, or website to disseminate the results of your workshop.
Relevance to the Conference: Briefly state the focus of your proposal topic and note the importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to the iSchool community. Provide a brief explanation of how this workshop will appeal to the audience both with respect to content and format of the workshop.
Expected/preferred number of participants: We can accommodate workshops that have anywhere from 20 to 100 attendees but we do have room size limits. Please indicate the expected number of, or preferred cap for number of attendees. If you are not sure, just state so.
- Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research
- Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan
Questions about Workshops should be directed to the Workshops Co-Chairs listed above. Logistical questions having to do with the conference in general can be addressed to to Conference Coordinator Clark Heideger.