iConference 2020 issues Call For Participation


Fresh on the heels of our successful conference in Washington DC, the organizers of next year’s iConference in Borås, Sweden have released the 2020 Call for Participation. Faculty and students in the information field are encouraged to begin making submission plans. iConference 2020 will open for submission in late June, and a series of staggered deadlines will occur starting in September.

The iConference 2020 CFP is available here in .pdf form for easy viewing and sharing. Meanwhile, our 2020 Program webpage provides a timeline a quick links to all track pages.

The fifteenth annual event in our series, iConference 2020 will take place in Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020. It is jointly hosted by the University of Borås, Sweden, and Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

The organizers invite papers on all current critical information issues. Contributions within the theme of Sustainable Digital Communities are particularly encouraged. Participants are invited to discuss sustainability from ethical, social, ecological, economic and technological perspectives. This includes trusting communities, equality, openness, privacy, cultural heritage and access to digital worlds.

All information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome to make submissions and participate at the iConference, whether they are with a member-school or elsewhere; affiliation with the iSchools organization is not required.

iConference 2020 registration will open in November. Watch the iConference website for more details in the coming months. You can also follow the conference on Facebook and Twitter, #iconf2020


iConference 2019 a rousing success; planning now underway for upcoming conferences in Sweden and China


iConference 2019 drew nearly 600 participants to the Washington DC area, making it the best-attended conference in our 14-year-old series. iConference 2019 was hosted by the University of Maryland iSchool, and took place March 31 – April 30. We urge participants to watch their inbox for our follow-up survey invitation.

For those seeking information on this recently concluded conference, our iConference 2019 Summary provides exhaustive conference details, including links to past proceedings, organizer names, program information, award winners, and myriad conference artifacts. Click here for details.

Our next event is iConference 2020, which takes place March 23 – 26, 2020 in Borås, Sweden. Co-hosted by the iSchools at the University of Borås and Oslo Metropolitan University, the conference theme is Sustainable Digital Communities. Watch for our CFP to be released in the coming weeks.

The iSchools are also very pleased to announce that the iConference will return to China the following year, where iConference 2021 will be hosted by the iSchool at Renmin University of China, located in Beijing. It will be the second iConference to be hosted in Asia.


European iSchool leaders meet in Copenhagen to discuss cooperation and EU initiatives


Leaders from the European iSchools met in Copenhagen the weekend of November 7-8, 2013 to discuss cooperation and EU initiatives. Those in attendance:

  • Julie Mcleod, Northumbria University
  • Michael Seadle, Humboldt University
  • Pedro Simões Coelho,  NOVA University of Lisbon
  • Ann-Sofie Axelsson  University of Boras
  • Nicolas Julien, Télécom Bretagne
  • Philippe Picouet, Télécom Bretagne
  • Val Gillet, University of Sheffield
  • António Lucas Soares, University of Porto
  • Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of Tampere
  • Josep Cobarsí Morales, University of Catalonia
  • Per Hasle, RSLIS