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Call For Participation: iConference 2013
Fort Worth, Texas
February 12-15, 2013

The iConference is an annual gathering of scholars and researchers 
concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. 
iConference participants advance the boundaries of information 
studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new 
technological and conceptual configurations‹all situated in 
interdisciplinary discourses. These issues will be addressed during 
our four-day event in Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013. The 
conference theme is Data, Innovation, Wisdom: Scholarship in Action.

Please join us for a multitude of high-quality papers, posters, and 
workshops, along with interactive alternative events that will frame 
the conversation. In addition, the will host a Doctoral Colloquium 
and an Early Career Workshop, lots of social events, and many 
networking opportunities.

iConference 2013 is hosted by the College of Information at the 
University of North Texas. The presenting sponsor is Microsoft 
Research, which is also providing support for the conference¹s 
inaugural Social Media Expo.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools 
(<>, a growing association 
of Schools, Faculties and Colleges in North America, Europe, Asia and 
Australia. Affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite of 
participation; we encourage all information scholars and 
practitioners to take part in the conference.
* Conference: 
* iCaucus: <>
* Past Proceedings: 

In response to requests for more varied opportunities to participate, 
we are offering several new submission formats this year.

* Papers: Results of completed original research, 8-10 pages in 
length in publication format; papers will be refereed in a 
double-blind process. Submissions will be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 3, 2012.
Notification: Early November.
Final version due: December 3, 2012.

* Notes: Reports of early and partial results, 4 pages or less in 
length in publication format; Notes will be refereed in a 
double-blind process. Submissions will be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 10, 2012.
Notification: Early November.
Final version due: December 3, 2012.

* Posters: We welcome submission of Posters presenting new work, 
preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Applicants 
will submit an abstract describing the proposed Poster, and these 
abstracts will undergo a single-blind blind review process (i.e., 
reviewers will know the identity of authors, but not vice versa). 
Poster abstracts are not to exceed two pages in length. Abstract 
submissions will be in PDF format. Completed Posters will be 
presented at the iConference.
Abstract submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.
Final abstract due: December 7, 2012.
Completed poster due: February 12, 2013

* Workshops: Workshops can be half- or full-day and can focus on any 
area related the conference theme (Scholarship in Action) or more 
broadly to the purview of the iSchools, namely, the relationships 
among information, people and technology. A proposal template is 
provided on the website; submissions should be in PDF format.
Submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Early October.
Final version due: Early November.

* 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. A proposal 
template is provided on the website; submissions should be in PDF 
Submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.
Final version due: December 7, 2012.

* Research Paper Development Roundtable: This new iConference 
submission track is for researchers developing manuscripts for 
submission as journal articles. The goals of this track are to 
provide a forum for interactive development of research papers, 
enable a discussion of current research ideas, provide a clear path 
to journal publication, and increase collaboration opportunities for 
junior faculty. Papers reporting work in progress and late breaking 
research are welcome. See website for additional details.
Submission deadline: Extended abstracts due August 1, 2012.
Notification: Early October.
Full draft due: January 7, 2013.

* Doctoral Colloquium: The doctoral student colloquium will provide 
doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior 
faculty and one another in a setting that is relatively informal but 
that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students will 
receive feedback on their dissertation and/or current research 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. The colloquium will not be 
open to observers. Visit the doctoral colloquium webpage for more 
Application deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.

* 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. The program will include an introductory presentation 
on the tenure process, panels by recently tenured faculty and 
experienced former deans, and small group discussions to provide 
informal dialogue, guidance, and insights. Visit the early career 
colloquium webpage for more information: 

* FUSE Labs iConference Social Media Expo: The iConference, in 
collaboration with FUSE Labs of Microsoft Research, is pleased to 
announce the first iConference Social Media Expo. The exposition is 
designed to showcase exceptional interdisciplinary research and 
development work from information school programs specializing in 
social media. Students are asked to form interdisciplinary teams of 
3-5 students to perform research, design, development or community 
engagement exploring technological solutions to people¹s real needs 
around the theme of leveraging social media to foster lifelong 
learning in everyday life. A representative team from each 
participating school will be selected to attend and featured in a 
presentation at a special session of the iConference in February of 
2013. Visit the Social Media Expo webpage for more information: 
Initial notification: Letters of Interest due September 14, 2012

* New this year, the leadership of the iCaucus and the iConference 
2013 organizers have arranged for a special full-day workshop on 
Information Privacy. The workshop is being co-organized by the 
following iCaucus members: University of California, Berkeley School 
of Information; Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College; Indiana 
University, School of Informatics and Computing; University of 
Michigan, School of Information; and Singapore Management University, 
School of Information Systems. The deans from each of these five 
iSchools have committed to send top faculty researchers in 
information privacy (spanning technology, management, law and policy) 
to participate. Details on how to take part will be publicized in the 

Honorary Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University; Herman 
Totten, University of North Texas

Conference Chair: William Moen, University of North Texas

Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin 
Halbert, University of North Texas

Program Committee:
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Mega Subramanian, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin‹Milwaukee

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