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Student Symposium


Student Symposium Overview

The Student Symposium will be an opportunity for bachelor 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. The track will have its own organizing team of students at Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Borås. Participants must apply and be accepted in order to take part.

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

Update: We are now accepting applications on our secure ConfTool submissions website.

All iSchool bachelor and master’s students are invited to submit applications to this session. The session will consist of student presentations followed by discussions (15-20 minutes in total for each presentation).

To apply, students should write an application that includes:

  1. A brief letter of application (500 words maxiumum) 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.
  2. On outline of the presentation of up to 1,000 words. 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).

Student contributions may be based on bachelor 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, Sustainable Digital Communities.

Applications must be submitted in writing to our ConfTool submission site. All applications must be in English.

Important notes: Participants must purchase a conference registration in order to take part in the Student Symposium. Only accepted participants will be admitted; the Student Symposium is not open to observers.

At this time there is no funding for the Student Symposium, and would-be participants should apply with the understanding that they must cover all their costs associated with attending iConference 2020, including registration, travel and lodging.


  • Application deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Decisions announced: Mid-November, 2019

Student Symposium Chairs


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

General questions about the iConference 2020 should be directed to iconf2020@hb.se

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



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