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The iConference Student Symposium will be an opportunity for undergraduate and master’s students to present their research in a friendly setting of peers and invited senior researchers. Students will receive feedback on their work and they will have a chance to network with other conference participants and faculty members. Participants must apply and be accepted in order to take part.

New for 2022, we are planning to offer three distinct Student Symposium that correspond to the three iSchools regions, namely Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.

Application instructions are posted below, and questions about the process can be sent to the chairs listed at the bottom of this page.

Application Instructions

All undergraduate and master’s students are invited to submit applications to the Student Symposium. Affiliation with a member-iSchool is not required—applications from students of any educational institution will be considered. The session will consist of student presentations followed by discussions. All submission must be in English.

To apply, students should submit an application by Oct. 18, 2021 that includes:

  • A brief letter of application (250 words maximum) including name, education level, department, and specifics on your field of study and what excites you about it. In other words, why are you studying what you are studying.
  • Also make note of which region for which you are applying: Asia Pacific, Europe, or North America. Note that students in Africa may apply for the European region, and Students in South America may apply for the North American region.
  • An abstract of up to 250 words to describe your planned presentation. In this outline, you will introduce the theme of your talk, contextualize the theme in relevant research and give details on your method, analysis and findings (if relevant). The presentation may be on completed research or research-in-progress.

    Student contributions may be based on undergraduate and master's projects or similar. Students may also join forces and collaborate on a submission.

    Submissions may address any current critical information issues, including:

    • information behavior
    • social, cultural, health and community informatics
    • human-computer interaction
    • education in Library and Information Science
    • information systems
    • social computing
    • information policy
    • knowledge management
    • information retrieval
    • information services
    • information organization
    • digital curation and preservation
    • bibliometrics and scholarly communication
    • history and philosophy of information
    • participatory cultures
    • digital youth
    • social computing
    • human computer interaction
    • knowledge infrastructures
    • computer-supported cooperative work
    • data, text and knowledge mining
    • computational social science
    • digital humanities
    • network science
    • information and communication technology for development
    • data science
    • information economics
    • information work and workers
    • user experience and design

    We especially welcome contributions that address the main theme of the conference, Information for a Better World: Shaping the Global Future.

    Applications will be submitted through our ConfTool submission site starting in July 2021. 


    • Application deadline: Oct. 18, 2021
    • Decisions announced: Mid Nov., 2021

    Financial Support

    The iConference 2022 Student Symposium will be virtual. With all participation taking place online, participants will have no travel or lodging costs. Accepted participants will be given a special discounted conference registration rate. Details will be provided in the acceptane notifications. 

    Student Symposium Chairs


    Questions about the Student Symposium should be directed to the chairs listed above.

    General questions about iConference 2022 should be directed to




      Papers Publisher

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


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