Asian-Pacific iSchool leaders will meet to discuss cooperation


Most Asian-Pacific iSchool leaders from the list below confirmed their participation on 12/5-6 (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea) to discuss future collaboration and how to leverage iSchool branding in this region.

Asia-Pacific School Members:

  1. Charles Stuart University: School of Information Studies
  2. Nanjing University: School of Information Management
  3. Seoul National University, Korea: School of Convergence Science and Technology
  4. Singapore Management University: School of Information Systems
  5. Sungkyunkwan University, Korea: Library and Information Science
  6. University of Melbourne: Melbourne School of Information
  7. University of South Australia: School of Computer and Information Science
  8. University of Tsukuba: Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies
  9. Wuhan University: School of Information Management


Call for Participation iConference 2015


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:

Submission Type Deadline   Notification
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.


College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University is hosting the 2016 iConference


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.


Singapore Management University Conferred Honorary Doctor of Information Systems degree upon John Seely Brown


On 25th July, 2013, The Singapore Management University confers an Honorary Doctor of Information Systems degree upon John Seely Brown in recognition of his outstanding record as a scientist, scholar and innovator in Information and communications technology (ICT); assessments of the business and economic impacts of ICT; and using ICT to enhance the science and practice of learning. Read more