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iConference 2023 issues CFP; program to include virtual research presentations followed by in-person gathering in Spain

18 May 2022 00:16 | iSchools News (Administrator)

The iConference has issued its 2023 Call for Participation. Jointly hosted by the iSchools at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Monash University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, iConference 2023 will consist of two parts: a virtual research program held online March 13 – 17, and an in-person program held in Barcelona March 27-29. 

This year’s organizers have made multiple improvements to the 2023 iteration of our annual information conference to better accommodate the global information community. In addition to offing separate virtual and in-person programs, key changes include special research tracks for papers in Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese, and the addition of a track focused on Information Sustainability.

Low-Cost Virtual Program Fosters Inclusivity

The iConference 2023 research program will take place online March 13 – 17. With no associated travel or lodging requirements, this element of the program helps minimize fees and environmental impact while maximizing global accessibility. The research program is open to all information scholars and researchers worldwide, regardless of institutional affiliation.

This virtual research program will include the usual thought-provoking papers and posters that participants have come to expect from the iConference. In addition, while English remains the primary language for submissions, special new tracks have been introduced for papers written in Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

Included in the 2023 virtual program are colloquia and symposia that prepare and mentor future thought leaders. Currently enrolled Ph.D. Students may apply for the Doctoral Colloquium, while the Early Career Colloquium serves those who have recently earned their Ph.D., including early career researchers, post-doctoral fellows and assistant professors. Applicants will be able to express a preference among region-specific colloquia specifically scheduled for the relevant time zones. Master’s and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the Student Symposium. 


A new track focused on Information Sustainability will also be included in the virtual program. 


Interaction and Networking in Sunny Spain

The second part of the iConference 2023 program will be a smaller, in-person gathering in Barcelona, Spain. Taking place March 27 – 29, this will include interactive and engaging sessions, business meetings, project-related meetings and myriad opportunities for face-to-face networking.


All 2023 interactive events will be in Barcelona, and the organizers are soliciting proposals for workshops and all manner of sessions for interaction and engagement; these may range from a single 90-minute session to all-day events.


Timeline, Submissions, Sponsorships

Prospective authors and participants are invited to read the CFP for more information. Detailed track pages will be posted to the conference website in the coming weeks, and submissions will be accepted beginning early summer. 


The deadline for research papers (all types) poster proposals and Information Sustainability submissions is Sept. 1, 2022. Workshop and interactive session proposal as well as colloquia and symposia applications are due Oct. 1.


Visit the iConference 2023 home page anytime for the latest developments. Sponsorship opportunities include free virtual exhibition booths for iSchools members and specially priced sponsorship packages available to all. 




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