Dates: March 31 – April 3, 2019
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Host: The University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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Thank you, iConference participants!

Nearly 600 information scholars and researchers came to Maryland for iConference 2019, making for the best-attendance in the 14-year history of our conference. We are grateful to everyone who took part. The iConference is a shared experience based on interdisciplinary discourses, and your presence had a direct bearing on the overall quality of the event.

The iSchools thank the University of Maryland iSchool for their hospitality, and we thank all presenters for their contributions.

As announced in our third and final plenary, the 2019 Best Poster was “Algorithmic Accountability in Surveillance Regulation.” Our congratulations to authors Meg Young, Michael Katell and Peter M. Krafft of the University of Washington. Visit our Awards webpage for more information on all iConference 2019 Awards, including the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper, sponsored by Emerald Publishing.

Watch your inbox in the coming weeks for our conference follow-up survey; this is your chance to give us feedback and help shape next year’s conference.

We hope everyone will make plans to join us next year for iConference 2020, which takes place March 23 – March 26 in Borås, Sweden. The conference theme is Sustainable Digital Communities. 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. Watch for the 2020 Call for Participation in late April of this year.

About our Washington conference

iConference 2019 takes place March 31 – April 3, 2019 in College Park, Maryland, on the outskirts of Washington DC. Hosted by the University of Maryland College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, the theme of iConfernce 2019 is inform | include | inspire.

Once again, iConference 2019 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 papers will be published as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories as well as in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS).

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

Lean 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.



The University of Maryland College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


Our thanks to the following for their sponsorship of iConference 2019.
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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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