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UPDATES: 1) Accepeted authors are reminded that final versions of your orginal poster abstract are due end-of-day Friday, Dec. 15. See our Author Instructions page for details on final submissions. Please note that you are submitting a final verison of your orginal absract that now contains author-identifying information. You are not providing a final version of your poster itself.

2) Your final poster will be presented at the iConference in March. On-site poster presentation information, including dimensions and formatting instructions, can be found on our Presentation Page.

3) iConference registration is now open. Click here to get started.

Posters decisions have been announced. Accepted authors are reminded that final versions of abstracts are due Dec. 15, 2017, per the guidelines on our Author Instructions page. Furthermore, at least one presenter must register during the early registration period, ending Jan. 19, 2018. Posters that do not comply with these requirements will be removed from the proceedings.

Formatting instrcutions for final posters will be posted to this webpage in the near future.


2018 Posters Call

iConference poster sessions provide an opportunity for present and future thought-leaders to display and discuss their research with key members of the information field. We welcome submission of posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects.

Initial submissions (due Sept. 18) may be up to 4 pages in length, following the Springer LNCS format. The LNCS format was adopted this year, and replaces our former template. Your first submission will be double-blind reviewed, so all author-identifying information should be excluded from this version.

The poster chairs will announce their decisions in mid-November based on reviews. Authors of accepted posters next submit a final abstract for inclusion in the conference’s official proceedings; this version should include author-identifying information. The posters proceedings will be permanently housed in the IDEALS open repository.

Finally, authors will produce their posters, and present them at two sessions during the iConference. Authors may design their presentation poster however they wish, so long as it fits within the available space (i.e. what the display space can accommodate). Poster dimensions will be announced at a later date.

For more information and inspiration, we encourage you to review the official proceedings of past iConferences in the IDEALS and ACM repositories.

Please see the Submission Information below for additional details. Questions should be directed to the posters chairs.


  • Submission: September 18, 2017
  • Notification: mid-November, 2017
  • Final versions for proceedings due: December 15, 2017
  • Completed poster due: at iConference 2018

Submission Information

The following is a brief summary. Poster authors should also familiarize themselves with the detailed requirements and guidelines on our Author Instructions Page.

Submissions will be made using the ConfTool submission system. Submissions must be in English.

Author-identifying information must withheld from first submissions to facilitate blind review. This means do not include author names. Our submission system will associate your file with your account, so we will know the file is yours. But reviewers must not be able to see author information. If your work is accepted, you will add author name(s) to the final version.

All poster absracts must follow Springer’s prescribed LNCS format. Absracts can be up to 4 pages in length.

Submitters agree that if their work is accepted, at least one author will register during the Early Bird registration period, and present the poster at iConference 2018. We reserve the right to withhold publication there is no registered presenter.

Failure to adhere to the appropriate guidelines on our Author Instructions Page may result in the work not being reviewed, or not included in the proceedings.

2018 Posters Chairs


Questions about posters submissions should be directed posters co-chairs listed above.

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



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


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