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2020 Full Research Papers

Update: Decision notifications have been sent to all submitting authors. If for some reason you did not recieve the email, log into your ConfTool account to check results. iConference 2020 registration is now open. 



Update: Decision notifications have been sent to all submitting authors. If for some reason you did not recieve the email, log into your ConfTool account to check results. iConference 2020 registration is now open. 

iConference papers push the boundaries of information scholarship, explore core concepts and ideas, and help identify new technological and conceptual configurations.

iConference 2020 offers two distinct research papers tracks: Full Research Papers, which are explained here, and Short Research Papers, which are explained on their own dedicated track page.

iConference Full Research papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review process, managed by the Full Research Papers Chairs in consultation with the Program Chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. Submitted papers will be scored on innovation, contribution and quality of thought and writing.

All papers accepted for presentation at iConference 2020 will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. The papers will be published as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories.

The best Full Research Paper will receive the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper. As in the past, the 2020 Lee Dirks Award will include a cash prize. However, since funding for the 2020 Award remains in flux, the exact amount of the 2020 cash prize is not yet known. Updates on the Award will be posted to this page when available.

We welcome you to review the official proceedings of past iConferences.

Full Research Papers

Guidelines: All papers must follow the guidelines on our Author Instructions Page

Length: Up to 6,000 words (excluding references) in Springer’s prescribed LNCS template Timeline:

  • Submission deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Notification date: mid-November, 2019
  • Final camera-ready versions due: Monday, December 16, 2019

Full research papers should present new and original research results from empirical investigations and experiments, or from theory and model development. Full papers must break new ground and provide substantial support for its results and conclusions. Papers presenting a new system design or implications for design are also encouraged.

Preparation and Submission Guidelines

The following is a brief summary. Papers authors should also familiarize themselves with the Springer LNCS template as well as further requirements and guidelines found on our Author Instructions Page.

Submissions will be made using the ConfTool submission system. Submissions must be in English. Author-identifying information must be removed from first submissions to facilitate blind review. All papers must follow Springer’s prescribed LNCS template.

Failure to adhere to the appropriate guidelines on our Author Instructions Page may result in a desk reject, i.e., the work not being reviewed.

Upon Paper Acceptance

Authors agree that if their work is accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird Registration period, and present the accepted work at iConference 2020. We reserve the right to withhold publication if no presenter registers.

Full Research Papers Chairs


Questions about papers submissions should be directed to the papers co-chairs listed above.

General questions about the iConference 2020 should be directed to

Questions about the iSchools and the overall Conference series should be sent to iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.



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Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science


  • For general questions about the iConference, including sponsorships, please contact iSchools Communications Director Clark Heideger.

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