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iConference 2021

Dates: March 2021

Location: Virtual

Host: Renmin University School of Information Resource Management 


Thank you for your submissions

The iConference 2021 submission period has closed with the exception of the Early Career Colloquium. We thank everyone for their contributions. All materials are currently in review, and decisions will be announced in mid-December. Registration will open at that time.

Online Format: What this means to you

iConference 2021 will be entirely online, taking place during the last two weeks of March (March 17-31). All presentations will be be made remotely, and all colloquia and meetings will be virtual. 

Registration will open in mid-December, and the registration fees are projected to be the lowest in conference history. We believe these affordable rates combined with the fully online format of iConference 2021 will help ensure the broadest possible participation. 

As with everything these days, all iConference planning is subject to future circumstances. As planning evolves, we will keep everyone informed. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and look forward to gathering with you virtually in March of 2021. 

Conference tracks

Use the links below to find more information about our conference tracks. Our detailed program scheduled will be made public in mid-January.

iConference 2021 Full Research Papers and Short Research Papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Posters will be published in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). 

General questions about iConference 2021 should be directed to

About the iConference Series

Since 2005, the iConference series has provided forums in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on 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.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

The following is a list of sample topics from past conferences:

  • 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

Learn More

To access the offical proceedings of past iConferences, vist our Past Proceedings page.To learn more about the conference in general, view our About The iConference page.

General questions about iConference 2021 should be directed to 


Renmin University School of Information Resource Management


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Papers Publisher

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


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