Call for Participation: iConference 2014

April 16, 2013

Call for Participation: iConference 2014 | Breaking Down Walls: Culture-Context-Computing

Berlin, Germany
4-7 March, 2014
http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/2014index/

The ninth annual iConference will take place 4-7 March, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. The four days will include peer-reviewed Papers, Notes, Posters, Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. Also included are a Doctoral Student Colloquium and an Early Career Colloquium. Keynote addresses will be given by Tony Hey of Microsoft Research and Melissa Terras of the Department of Information Studies, University College London.

Presented by the iSchools organization (www.ischools.org), the iConference is an annual gathering of information scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. All are invited to participate; affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite.

iConference 2014 is hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; its program is administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. Microsoft Research is a presenting sponsor. The official proceedings will be published in the IDEALS open repository (Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship).

IMPORTANT LINKS

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
The following is a brief overview; please visit our website for complete submissions guidelines. Authors are discouraged from submitting the same research to different conference submission categories. For example, authors should not submit the same research as a Note and a Poster. Duplicate submissions may not be reviewed or accepted.

* PAPERS:
We invite papers discussing, analysing, and critiquing theories and concepts, or reporting results of completed original research. Submitted papers should be between 5,000 and 6,000 words (not counting references), and should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Each will be refereed in a double-blind process. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/papers/

Submission deadline: 15 August 2013, 23:00 GMT

Papers Chairs: Diane H. Sonnenwald, Professor, Chair in Information and Library Studies, UCD School of Information & Library Studies, Dublin; Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

* NOTES:
Reports of early and partial results from original research are invited for submission as a Note. Submitted notes should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words (not counting references). Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind process. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/notes/

Submission deadline: 18 September 2013, 23:00 GMT

Notes Chairs: Diane H. Sonnenwald, Professor, Chair in Information and Library Studies, UCD School of Information & Library Studies, Dublin; Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

* POSTERS
We welcome submission of Posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Submitted posters should be around 1,500 words (not including references). These posters will undergo a double-blind review. Posters will be published in the proceedings.
More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/posters/

Abstract submission deadline: 18 September 2013, 23:00 GMT

Posters Chairs: Toine Bogers, Assistant Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Paul D. Clough, Senior Lecturer, Information School of Social Science, University of Sheffield.

* WORKSHOPS
Workshops can be half- or full day and can focus on any area related to the conference theme (Breaking Down Walls: Culture, Context, Computing) or more broadly to the purview of the iSchools, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. Please note that workshops should be free of charge to conference participants. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/workshops/

Submission deadline: 4 September 2013, 23:00 GMT

Workshops Chairs: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research; Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan.

* SESSIONS FOR INTERACTION AND ENGAGEMENT
Formerly called Alternative Events, these sessions can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/sie/

Submission deadline: 4 September 2013, 23:00 GMT
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement Chairs: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research; Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan.

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. Participation in the Doctoral Colloquium is restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Colloquium. More at http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/doctoral/

Application deadline: 26 August 2013, 23:00 GMT

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Karen E. Fisher, Professor, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Gloria Mack, Professor, University of California, Irvine

* 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. More at http://www.iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/jr_faculty/

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Jeffrey Pomerantz, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Vivien Petras, Professor, Berlin School of Library and Information Science.

ADDITIONAL ORGANIZERS
Conference Chairs: Michael Seadle, Director of the School and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin; Per Hasle, Rector, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.

Program Chairs: Jack Andersen, Vice-Rector and Head of Department, Elke Greifeneder, Assistant Professor, and Beth Juncker, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.

Proceedings Chair: Maxi Kindling, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science
 

Program Committee:

  • Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University
  • John Bertot, University of Maryland College Park
  • Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee
  • Catherine Blake, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Pia Borlund, Copenhagen University
  • Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine
  • Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto
  • Donald Case, University of Kentucky
  • Chuanfu Chen, Wuhan University
  • Andrew Clement, University of Toronto
  • Sheila Corrall, University of Pittsburgh
  • Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University / National Science Foundation
  • Mats Dahlström, University of Borås
  • Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Melanie Feinberg, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Robert Glushko, University of California, Berkeley
  • Elke Greifeneder, University of Copenhagen
  • Jette Seiden Hyldegaard, University of Copenhagen
  • Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Christopher Lee, University of North Carolina
  • Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Dirk Lewandowksi, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois
  • Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
  • Karine Nahon, University of Washington
  • Bonnie Nardi, UC Irvine
  • Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu
  • Gary M.Olson, University of California, Irvine
  • Nils Pharo, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  • Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
  • Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
  • Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
  • Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
  • Jaime Snyder, Syracuse University
  • Juliane Stiller, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington
  • Robert Villa, University of Sheffield
  • Lihong Zhou, Wuhan University
     

More at http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference14/2014index/