Call for Participation: iConference 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USA
March 20-23, 2016
iConference 2016 takes place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This year’s theme of “Partnership with Society” examines the dynamic, evolving role of information science and today’s iSchool movement, and the benefits to society. The conference includes peer-reviewed papers, posters, workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement, interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium, Early Career Colloquium and Undergraduate Student Showcase forums.
|Workshops||Sept. 28||Doctoral Colloquium||Sept. 28|
|Sessions for Interaction and Engagement||Oct. 5|
|Doctoral Dissertation Award||Oct. 12|
The above deadlines are 11:59 pm EDT, with the exception of the Doctoral Dissertation Award, which is GMT.
The iConference brings together scholars and researchers addressing critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all shaping interdisciplinary discourses. Visit our website for more information, including sample topics and links to past proceedings: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
iConference 2016 is hosted by Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics. Our conference venue, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, is located in Philadelphia’s bustling center city. The historic 33-story building is hailed as America’s first skyscraper, and is in easy walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, birthplace of the United States Constitution. Other nearby attractions include the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum.
The iConference is presented by the iSchools (www.ischools.org), 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 Champion Sponsor of iConference 2016 is Microsoft Research.
* Conference Home: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
* Past Proceedings: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/about-the-iconference/
* Facebook: IConference: https://www.facebook.com/IConference
* Twitter: @iConf | #iconf16
We will begin accepting submissions in summer of 2015. All submissions must be in English using our official template. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines and the official iConference template can be found on our Author Instructions page: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/author-instructions/
We invite papers falling into two categories: completed research, and early work/preliminary results. Completed research papers should be a maximum of 10 pages, including references; early work/preliminary results papers should be a maximum of 6 pages, including references. Each paper will be refereed in a double-blind process. The author(s) of the completed research paper judged the best of the conference will receive the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper and $5,000. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/papers/
Submission deadline: September 9, 2015
Papers Chairs: Yong Ming Kow, City University of Hong Kong; Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine; Chirag Shah, Rutgers University
We welcome submission of posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Submitted posters should be a maximum of 1,500 words, not including references. These posters will undergo a double-blind review. Poster abstracts will be published in the proceedings. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/posters/
Submission deadline: October 5, 2015
Posters Chairs: Elke Greifeneder, Humboldt University; Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
Workshops can be half- or full day, and are intended to foster interactive discussions focusing on the particular topic within the purview of the iSchools, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. Workshops provide a great opportunity for attendees who share common interests and want to have intensive discussions. Workshop proposals should be less than 750 words, and follow the guidelines on our website: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/workshops/
Submission deadline: September 28, 2015
Workshops Chairs: Denise Agosto, Drexel University; Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University; Nicole A. Cooke, University of Illinois
* SESSIONS FOR INTERACTION AND ENGAGEMENT (SIE)
These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to present ideas, facilitate discussions, and foster knowledge-sharing in unconventional ways. Formats can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic. SIE proposals should be less than 750 words, and follow the guidelines on our website: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/sessions-for-interaction-and-engagement/
Submission deadline: October 5, 2015
SIE Chairs: Karen E. Fisher, University of Washington; Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
OTHER EVENTS SCHEDULED
* DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM
The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and engage with one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students receive feedback on their dissertation, career paths, and other areas from participating faculty and student peers. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/doctoral-colloquium/
Application deadline: September 28, 2015
Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Greg Leazer, UCLA; Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
* DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARD
Recognizing the outstanding dissertation of the preceding year, this competition is open to all member iSchools. Each school may submit one dissertation for consideration. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, the runner up $1,000; both will be honored at the iConference. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/dissertation-award/
Submission deadline: October 12, 2015
Dissertation Award Chairs: Michael Seadle, Humboldt University; Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba
* EARLY CAREER COLLOQUIUM
This half-day event is intended for assistant professors, post-docs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. Participants will sign up at registration. More at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/early-career-colloquium/
Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Virginia Ortiz-Repiso Jimenez, University Carlos III-Madrid; Eric Myers, University of British Columbia
*UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SHOWCASE FORUMS
The undergraduate showcase will feature iSchool undergraduate research. Such examples include senior design, senior projects, STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program students, etc. Details will be posted to our website as they become available.
Conference Chairs: David Fenske and Jane Greenberg, Drexel University
Technical Program Chairs: Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University; Spiros Mancoridis, Drexel University
Proceedings Chairs: Xia Lin and Mick Khoo, Drexel University
More at: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
“The iConference 2015 organizers are pleased to announce the finalists for the conference’s best papers and poster competitions. The winners will be honored at iConference 2015, which takes place March 24-27, 2015, in Newport Beach, California.
Best Completed Research Paper
The winner in the Completed Research Paper category will receive the Lee Dirks Best Paper Award and a cash prize of US$5,000 provided by Microsoft Research. The award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.
Title: Designing a Mobile Crowdsourcing System for Campus Safety
Authors: Elliot Tan, Princeton University; Huichuan Xia, Cheng Ji, Ritu Virendra Joshi and Yun Huang, Syracuse University
Title: Motherhood and Social Networking Sites: How do sociocultural contexts and technological factors affect Korean mothers’ KakaoStory use?
Authors: Jinyoung Kim, Myeong Lee, and Chiyoung Oh, University of Maryland
Title: Online Media Forums as Separate Social Lives: A Qualitative Study of Disclosure Within and Beyond Reddit
Authors: Martin Shelton, Katherine Lo, and Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine
Title: “She said yes!” – Liminality and Engagement Announcements on Twitter
Authors: Munmun De Choudhury, Georgia Tech; Michael Massimi, Microsoft Research
Title: Use and Adoption Challenges of Wearable Activity Trackers
Authors: Patrick C. Shih, Kyungsik Han, Erika Shehan Poole, Mary Beth Rosson, and John M. Carroll, The Pennsylvania State University
Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper
This award goes to the author(s) of the most intriguing paper in the preliminary results category.
Title: Informal Networks, Phones and Facebook: Information Seeking and Technology Use by Undocumented Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Authors: Bryce C Newell and Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington
Title: The New-to-Online Instructor: Conceptions, Desires and Expectations
Author: Jenna Kammer, University of Missouri
Title: Self-Obviating Systems and their Application to Sustainability
Authors: Bill Tomlinson and Juliet Norton, University of California, Irvine; Eric P. S. Baumer, Cornell University; Marcel Pufal, University of California, Irvine; Barath Raghavan, ICSI / De Novo
Title: Understanding Black Males’ IT Career Choices
Authors: Lynette Kvasny, The Pennsylvania State University; KD Joshi, Washington State University; Eileen Trauth, The Pennsylvania State University
Title: Visual First Amendment: Using empirical legal methods and visualization techniques to enhance understanding of Supreme Court rulings
Authors: Debbie Lee Rabina and Chris Sula, Pratt Institute
Best Poster Award
The poster category award is judged based on the submitted abstract and the resulting presentation at the iConference poster sessions.
Title: Mapping Data Journeys: Design for an interactive web site
Authors: Paula Goodale and Jo Bates, University of Sheffield; Yuwei Lin, University of Creative Arts
Title: Metaphors of Privilege: Public Library Makerspace Rhetoric
Author: Shannon A Crawford Barniskis, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Title: Understanding Health Information Intent via Crowdsourcing: Challenges and Opportunities
Authors: Di Lu, Yihan Lu, Wie Jeng, Rosta Farzan, and Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Understanding the Relationship between Scholars’ Breadth of Research and Scientific Impact
Authors: Shiyan Yan and Carl Lagoze, University of Michigan
Title: Using Ethnography of Email to Understand Distributed Scientific Collaborations
Authors: Sarika K Sharma, Matt Willis, Jaime Snyder, Carsten Osterlund, and Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University”
The iSchool organization is pleased to announce that Wuhan/SKKU have been selected to host the 2017 iConference at Wuhan in China. This will be our first Asian iConference.
The selection process this year involved three external evaluators, the iConference committee, and the members of the executive committee who had no conflict of interest. In total we had five proposals, three from Europe, one from North America, and one from Asia.
“The iSchools organization and Microsoft Research are pleased to announce the five student-‐team finalists in this year’s iConference Social Media Expo. This year’s theme was government open data and social media. The following five projects, listed alphabetically by title, are slated for presentation at iConference 2015, which takes place March 24-‐27, 2015, in Newport Beach, California, USA.
Title: “eMigrate: Aggregating Government Open Data for Enhanced Job Category Selection in Support of Immigration Applications” School: University of Toronto: Faculty of Information
Title: “The Police Officer Involved Homicides Database Project” School: University of California, Los Angeles: Department of Information Studies
Title: “Racial Violence Archive: Public Information System on Incidents of Violence during the Civil Rights Period” School: University of California, Irvine: The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Title: “Society Key: Integrating Social Media Data with Governmental Open Data to Encourage Community Wellbeing” School: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: School of Communication and Information
Title: “TransparencyScience. Return on research investment, where do the funds go?” School: Polytechnic University of Valencia: School of Informatics
Organized in collaboration with FUSE Labs of Microsoft Research, the Social Media Expo recognizes exceptional interdisciplinary research and development work from iSchool programs specializing in social media. Students from the international 59- member iSchools organization were invited form teams of 3‐5 to conduct a specific research, design, development or community engagement project. The year’s theme was government open data and social media, and teams were asked to submit a video presentation and written abstract. Each of the selected teams receives a $3,000 grant from Microsoft Research to help offset the cost of attending the iConference to make their presentations in person. The 2015 Social Media Expo session is slated for Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 3:30 to5:00 pm. The Expo Organizing Committee will announce its decision on the best presentation at the conclusion of the session.”
“The iSchools organization is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award is Dr. Xinru Page. Dr. Page’s dissertation “Factors that Influence Adoption and Use of Location-Sharing Social Media”, was judged the best to have been completed at a member-iSchool in the preceding academic year. The runner up was Dr. Laura Sheble for her dissertation titled “Diffusion of MetaAnalysis, Systematic Review, and Related Research Synthesis Methods: Patterns, Contexts, and Impact”.
The iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding work in the information field. Nominations are solicited from all members of the iSchools organization, now 59 institutions worldwide, and judged by a selection committee drawn from leading international schools. The winner receives a prize of $2,500 US, the runner up $1,000. Both honorees also receive a travel allowance so they can collect their award in person at iConference 2015, which takes place March 24-27, 2015, in Newport Beach, California, USA.”
iConference 2015 registration is now open. Discounted early rates are available through Jan. 15, 2015. Register today to secure the early rate!
The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference 2015 will take place March 24-27, 2015, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. All information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome.
The official iConference 2015 schedule will be posted soon.
24-27 March, 2015, Newport Beach, California, USA
Conference Home: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference 2015 takes place March 24-27 in Newport Beach, California. The following submissions are invited:
|Papers||Friday, September 5, 2014, midnight PDT||mid-November|
|Posters||Friday, October 10, 2014, midnight PDT||mid-November|
|Workshops||Friday, September 26, 2014, midnight PDT||Monday, October 27, 2014|
|Interactive Sessions||Friday, October 10, 2014, midnight PDT||mid-November|
|Doctoral Colloquium||Friday, September 12, 2014, midnight PDT||Friday, October 24, 2014|
|Social Media Expo||Participation commitment letter due October 14, 2014; submissions due December 15, 2014.||Thursday, January 15, 2015|
|Dissertation Award||Wednesday, October 15, 2014, midnight PDT||Thursday, January 15, 2015|
iConference 2015 is presented by the iSchools organization and hosted by The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine. All information researchers and scholars are welcome.
The iSchool Caucus is pleased to announce that the location for the 2016 iConference has been selected. It will be hosted by the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
“We at Drexel are delighted and excited that our bid was accepted,” remarked David E. Fenske, the Isaac L. Auerbach Professor and Dean at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel. “Philadelphia is a great city, and Drexel University and the College of Computing & Informatics will do a great job in hosting the iConference. “
“I am proud to name Drexel as the 2016 conference host institution,” said Elizabeth D. Liddy, Chair of the iSchools Organization. “They put forward an excellent conference bid, and will ensure a great experience for attendees.”
A date will be set shortly, and more details of the 2016 conference will be available at that time.
The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.
The iConference series was established in 2005 by the iSchools Organization, a growing worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Each annual iConference is hosted by a different iSchools member-institution.
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.
iConference participants do not need to be affiliated with an iSchool; all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome.
For more information about the iConference, please visit the iConference page.
The University of Washington Information School had 12 papers accepted from the 40 submitted to iConference Berlin 2014 for a total of 30% contribution in the paper category. Each submitted paper was reviewed using a double-blind system. Read more