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iConference 2021

Dates: March 17-31 2021

Location: SCOOCS virtual conference platorm

Host: Renmin University School of Information Resource Management 

Submissions and Registration:

Thank you, participants!

iConference 2021 drew more than 500 delegates, and we thank everyone for taking part. Over the conference’s two-week span we all had the opportunity to experience exceptional research presentations and participate in thought-provoking interactive events. 

The 2021 papers proceedings (Full and Short) are available from Springer, and the posters proceedings can be found in the IDEALS open repository.

The SCOOCS conference platform will remain available to iConference 2021 participants for a period of one month following the conference. You may login anytime to access the materials and recorded presentations in our Presentation Library.

Visit our Awards page for information on this year’s honorees.

Watch your inbox for the official iConference 2021 Follow-up Survey, coming soon! We value your input for the planning of future iConferences.

We hope you will make plans to join us next year for iConference 2022. Our Call For Participation will be issued in May. Start thinking about your submission for 2022!

iConference 2021 was hosted by the Renmin University School of Information Resource Management and presented by the international iSchools organization.

Questions can 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 




Papers Publisher

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


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