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Dates: March 23 – 26, 2020

Location: Borås, Sweden

Hosts: University of Borås: Swedish School of Library and Information Science;
Oslo Metropolitan University: Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science

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Participation Updates

The iConference organization team has been monitoring developments relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), and will continue to follow the recommendations of the Swedish State and Public Health Authorities as the conference approaches. The possibility of remote presentation of papers and posters is being offered to participants from areas with travel restrictions due to the virus. Read the conference’s full statement for more detail.

Late registration rates are now in effect. Visit our registration and lodging page for to register, and for links to lodging in Borås. 

The iConference 2020 program schedule is available for participants who want to begin planning their onsite conference experience. Authors and presenters can search on their names to quickly find their sessions. Detailed presentation instructions will be sent to all presenting authors and session organizers in the coming weeks. 

iConference 2020 will take place March 23-26, 2020, in Borås, Sweden. The theme of iConference 2020 is Sustainable Digital Communities. Visit our Practical Information page to begin planning your trip to Sweden. 

iConference 2020 is co-hosted by the University of Borås: Swedish School of Library and Information Science, and Oslo Metropolitan University: Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science. It is the 15th conference in our annual series.

iConference 2020 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. The posters will be published in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS).


  • Decisions announced: mid-November, 2019
  • Early registration in effect: mid-November through 15 January
  • Final versions due, research papers and posters: 16 December, 2019
  • Standard registration in effect: 16 January through 17 February, 2020
  • Resia booking service hote discounts end: 19 Jan, 2020
  • Late registration in effect: 18 February, 2020 onward
  • iConference 2020 takes place: 23—26 March, 2020

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.



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


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

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