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iConference 2021 Preview

iConference 2021 will take place March 28-31 in Beijing, China. Hosted by the Renmin University School of Information Resource Management, the conference theme is Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue.

The 2021 Call for Participation will be circulated in spring of 2020. A presentation of the iSchools since 2015, this will be the 16th conference in our annual series.

About the iConference

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 characteristic 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 consortium 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 a requirement for participation—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
  • 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
  • media and information literacy
  • sustainable information

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.

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