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iConference 2019 CFP Released: authors can begin preparations for Washington DC conference


iConference 2019 organizers University of Maryland, College Park, in collaboration with Syracuse University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County have issued their Call for Participation.

Taking place March 31-April 3, 2019, in Washington, DC, the theme of iConference 2019 is “inform | include | inspire.” It will include peer-reviewed papers and posters, as well as workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement (SIE), interspersed with various venues for networking.

New this year, a Blue Sky track seeks papers that present ideas and visions that stimulate the iSchools research community to pursue new directions. And a new Undergraduate Symposium will provide peer networking opportunities for students from iSchools worldwide, including interactions with senior faculty to discuss their research and career path.

The iSchool Partnerships and Practices track will feature case-specific success stories of information schools worldwide. The annual Doctoral Student Colloquium (DC) and the Early Career Colloquium (ECC) will again provide senior mentorship and structured engagement with peers to discuss research and career paths. Please note that the DC, ECC and Undergraduate Symposium all require advance applications this year.

All Full Papers and Short Papers accepted for presentation at iConference 2019 will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (indexed by services such as Web of Science and Scopus). Springer will publish the papers as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories and the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship repository (IDEALS). All poster abstracts will be deposited in the IDEALS repository.

The conference organizers encourage authors to begin work on submissions now. The conference will start accepting submissions in late June. The submission deadline for papers, workshops, posters, DC, and ECC is September 10, 2018 while the submission deadline for SIE, Blue Sky, Undergraduate Symposium, iSchools Partnerships & Practices, and Doctoral Dissertation Award is October 1, 2018.

About the iConference
An annual presentation of the iSchools organization since 2005, the iConference brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to examine critical information issues in contemporary society. An openness to new ideas and research fields in information science is a primary characteristics of the event. Attendance has grown every year; participants appreciate the inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement. Click here for past proceedings and conference summaries.