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iConference papers deadline approaching fast


The iConference 2019 papers deadline is less than a month away. Full research papers and short research papers are both due Sept. 10, 2018. Accepted papers will be published by Springer and indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. September 10th is also the deadline for Posters, Workshop proposals, Doctoral Colloquium applications, and Early Career Colloquium applications (note that the ECC application process is new for 2019).

The full research papers category for 2019 is relatively unchanged from previous years. These works should present new and original research results from empirical investigations and experiments, or from theory and model development. The papers chairs expect these papers to break new ground and provide complete and substantial support for their results and conclusions. Papers presenting a new system design or implications for design are also encouraged.

The other papers category has been updated for 2019. Now officially called short papers, the information community is encouraged to use this category to present new, provocative, and cross-cutting themes. Short research papers might include 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. The papers chairs expect short papers to provide more focused and contributions to the research program than did the early work/preliminary results category of previous years. Authors wishing to present preliminary work are encouraged to explore the posters track.

“The slight change in the iConference 2019 papers call is meant to attract high quality research submissions that are full archival quality (on par with a journal submission), or more succinct submissions that are narrower in scope, but equal in quality and potential impact,” says papers co-chair Nicholas Weber. “We encourage authors to take advantage of both formats – the shorter more focused submissions are an excellent opportunity to experiment and try out ideas amongst iSchool peers.”

Again, the deadline for both papers categories is Sept. 10, 2018. All papers will undergo double-blind peer review, and decisions will be announced in mid November. Details can be found on the iConference papers page. Questions can be directed to the papers co-chairs.

About the iConference
iConference 2019 will take place March 31 – April 3, 2019, in Washington DC under the banner theme “Inform | Include | Inspire.” The event is presented by the iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University iSchool and the iSchool at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The iConference is open to any and all information scholars and researchers, regardless of institutional affiliation.

Sept. 10, 2018 is the deadline for Research Papers, Posters, Workshop proposals, Doctoral Colloquium applications and Early Career Colloquium applications. Oct. 1 is the deadline for all remaining tracks, including Sessions for Interaction and Engagement proposals, iSchools Partnerships and Practices, and the new Blue Sky track and Undergraduate Symposium applications.

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 and networking. Click here to access past proceedings and conference summaries.