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iConference 2021

Dates: March 28 – 31, 2021

Location: Beijing, China

Host: Renmin University School of Information Resource Management 


Start your preparations for iConference 2021

Make plans to join us for the sixteenth annual iConference, to be held in Beijing, China March 28-31, 2021. iConference 2021 is hosted by the iSchool at Renmin University of China and presented by the iSchools organization. The 2021 theme is Diversity | Divergence | Dialogue.

The 2021 Call for Participation is available for viewing, and we encourge you to share it with friends and colleagues. All information scholars, researchers, and practitioners are encouraged to make submissions. Affiliation with a member iSchool is not required; all are welcome.

iConference 2021 will be hosted in Beijing, China, a world-famous city with a rich cultural history extending back more than 3,000 years. We will also build on last year’s experience to put forth select virtual participation options for presenters and participants who may have budget or travel limitations.

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 iconference2021@ischools-inc.org.

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 iconference2021@ischools-inc.org. 

Host

Renmin University School of Information Resource Management

Sponsors

Learn how you can become an iConference sponsor.

Papers Publisher

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


Questions

  • For general questions about the iConference, including sponsorships, please contact iSchools Communications Director Clark Heideger.

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