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I've attended five iConferences and been to Toronto more times than that, and highly recommend both! -- Jonathan



iConference 2012

#iconf12
Toronto, Canada
February 7-10, 2012
http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/


***PAPERS DEADLINE Sept. 12***



Greetings to everyone!



The submissions deadlines for iConference 2012 are fast approaching, with papers due Monday, Sept. 12. Make plans to put the finishing touches on your paper and deliver it on our secure submissions website: http://bit.ly/iconf12sub.



Workshop and AE proposals are due Monday, Sept. 19, and the deadline for Poster abstracts is Monday, Sept. 26.



The 2012 iConference will be our seventh annual gathering of scholars, researchers, and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society. The conference will push the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations. The four-day event takes place in downtown Toronto, February 7-10, 2012. The conference theme is: Culture * Design * Society.

Authors and organizers can now submit papers, poster abstracts, alternative events proposals, and workshop proposals using our secure submissions website: http://bit.ly/iconf12sub. All submitting authors must provide basic information and agree to copyright parameters as a condition of acceptance and publication. Papers and poster abstracts will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

In addition, a Doctoral Student Colloquium is being organized, with funding from the National Science Foundation. Applications for the colloquium are due by Friday, Sept. 30. Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/doctoral/. A Junior Faculty & Postdoc Colloquium is also in the works.



The iConference series is sponsored by the iSchools, a growing association of more than 30 Schools, Faculties and Colleges in North America, Europe and Asia-however, affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite, and we encourage everyone to participate. Presenting sponsors of iConference 2012 include NSF and Microsoft Research.

* Conference home: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/
* Submissions site: http://bit.ly/iconf12sub
* Last Year's Proceedings: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1940761

Submission types:
* Papers:  We're looking for original research, six to eight pages; papers will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance, and accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
  Submission deadline: Monday September 12, 2011
  Notification: Early November
  Final version due: Monday December 5, 2011

* Posters: We're interested in posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Poster abstracts will be refereed, and accepted posters will have their abstracts published in the ACM Digital Library.
  Submission deadline: Monday September 26, 2011
  Notification: Mid November
  Final version due: Monday December 5, 2011

* Workshops: These can be half- or full-day and can focus on any area within information.
  Submission deadline: Monday September 19, 2011
  Notification: Early October
  Final version due:  Monday October 31, 2011

* Alternative Events: These can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging and pluralistic.
  Submission deadline: Monday September 19, 2011
  Notification: Mid November
  Final version due: Monday December 5, 2011

* Doctoral Colloquium: This year's colloquium will be organized around the theme of "inquiry." Applicants will submit a 1,000 word abstract addressing the question, "What is the nature of inquiry in the information field, what makes it similar to or different from other areas of research, and what challenges have you met in your own research in this regard?" Visit our website for details: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/doctoral.

  Application deadline: Friday September 30, 2011

  Notification: Late November

ORGANIZERS

Conference Chair
* Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto

Papers Chair
* Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles

Posters Chair
* Paul Marty, Florida State University

Alternative Events Chair
* Philippa Levy, University of Sheffield

Workshops Chair
* Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs
* Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University
* Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University

Keynote Speakers Chair
* Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto

Publication Chair
* Yuri Takhteyev, University of Toronto

Social Media Chair
* Rhonda McEwen, University of Toronto

Program Committee

* Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
* Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
* Jack Andersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science
* Nick Belkin, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
* Jean-FranÁois Blanchette, University of California, Los Angeles
* Johan Bollen, Indiana University
* Geoff Bowker, University of Pittsburgh
* Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology
* Donald Case, University of Kentucky
* Chen Chuanfu, Wuhan University
* Paul Clough, University of Sheffield
* Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
* Ron Day, Indiana University
* Melanie Feinberg, University of Texas, Austin
* Robert Glushko, University of California Berkeley
* Sean Goggins, Drexel University
* Sara Grimes, University of Toronto
* David Hendry, University of Washington
* Steven Jackson, Cornell University
* Jim Jansen, The Pennsylvania State University
* Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University
* Anita Komlodi, UMBC
* Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina
* Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois
* William Moen, University of North Texas
* Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine
* Heather L. O'Brien, University of British Columbia
* Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University
* Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin
* Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
* Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London
* Bo Xie, University of Maryland


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