iSchool Partnerships and Practices


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These sessions will showcase iSchool-members’ practices and strategies as well as their collaborative activities with industry partners and other non-academic actors. Formerly offered separately as iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnerships, the two tracks have now been combined.

These sessions will focus on processes and techniques employed by successful iSchools worldwide. The program will consist of special presentations exploring curriculum, teaching, student experience, research, administrative management, as well as special presentations showcasing specific industry partnership activities of iSchools in one or more areas of teaching, research and related activities.

All iSchool member-institutions are invited to submit proposals and case studies to be considered for inclusion in this special program. Proposals must use the official template for this track (click here to download template). Accepted presenters will make a 15-minute presentation at the iConference, followed by ample question time. We are especially interested in fostering audience engagement. Ideally, each submission would focus narrowly on a single best-practice or partnership topic. There is no limit to the number of submissions a school can make.

Accepted proposals will be presented at iConference 2019, and archived to the conference website after the event.

Submission Instructions

Proposals must be submitted in writing to our ConfTool submission. All proposals must be in English.

  • Length: 2,000 words maximum, including an abstract of no more than 150 words
  • Template: Click here to download
  • Format: .pdf
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Notification: Mid-November, 2018

Submitters agree that if accepted, at least one author will attend the iConference to make their presentation in one of the iSchool Partnership and Practices special sessions.

iSchool Partnerships and Practices Chairs


Questions about the iSchool Best Practices track should be directed to the co-chairs listed above.

For general questions about the iConference, please contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.



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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Papers Publisher

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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