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2022 Short Research Papers

Attention Authors: Instructions for pre-recorded presentations can be found here



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

The goal of the Short Research Papers track is to encourage the iConference community to present new, provocative, and cross-cutting themes in a short paper submission. Short research papers might include, but are not limited to, critical literature reviews of an emerging topic, theory building that is in the early stages of development, or new analysis / methods applied to existing data. Short papers are more focused and succinct contributions to the research program, and are likely to have a smaller scope of contribution than Full Research Papers. For example, short papers on applications design may not cover the entire iterative design cycle (observation, design, implementation, evaluation, etc.) but may instead go into depth in specific areas.

iConference Short Research Papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review process, managed by the Short Research Papers Chairs in consultation with the Program Chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. Papers will be scored on innovation, contribution and quality of thought and writing. Submitted papers must be original work, not published elsewhere. 

All accepted papers will be presented virtually during iConference 2022; presentation instruction will be provided with acceptance notifications. Accepted papers 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 ScopusAuthors are also allowed and encouraged to deposit their work into the IDEALS open repository if they so choose.  

A Best Paper Award will be presented in the Short Research Papers category.


The following is a summary. All papers must adhere to the complete guidelines on our Author Instructions Page

Length: Up to 3,000 words (excluding captions and references)

Language: English

Template: Springer LNCS template

Format: PDF for first submissions, Word or LaTex for final versions

Anonymization: Author-identifying elements must be excluded from first submissions to facilitate double-blind review. 

Submission: First submissions can be uploaded to the ConfTool submission site starting in early summer.

Final Submission: Final versions of accepted papers should be uploaded to ContTool by Dec. 6. 

Pre-Recorded Presentatons: Pre-recorded papers presentatins are due Jan. 31 following these guidelines.

Conditions: A signed Consent-To-Publish form is required for all accepted papers. Submitters further agree that if their work is accepted, at least one co-author will register during the Early Bird Registration period and present the work at iConference 2022. The organizers reserve the right to withhold publication if these conditions are not met. 


  • Extended submission deadline: Sept. 15, 2021
  • Notification date: Early Nov., 2021
  • Final camera-ready versions due: Dec. 6, 2021
  • Video presentations due: Jan. 31, 2022

Final note from Springer:  “Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.”  

Short Research Papers Chairs


Contact the chairs listed above with questions about this track.

Contact regarding iConference 2022 in general. 




Papers Publisher

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


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