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Now Accepting Submissions: iConference 2013

Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013
Conference Site: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/
Conference Submission System: https://www.conftool.pro/iConference13/

Greetings to everyone!

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2013, our eighth
annual gathering of scholars, researchers, and professionals who share
an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary
society.

In keeping with our ongoing effort to push the boundaries of
information scholarship, we have added several new areas of
participation this year. In addition to the usual peer-reviewed
papers, posters, alternative events, and workshops, this year¹s
submission options includes Notes, a Research Paper Development
Roundtable, a Social Media Expo, and a Doctoral Dissertation
Competition.

Authors and organizers can now submit materials using our secure
submissions website: https://www.conftool.pro/iConference13/. The
official proceedings will be published in the open access Illinois
Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS).
All submitting authors must provide basic information and agree to the
IDEALS Deposit Agreement: Non-Exclusive Distribution and Preservation
License.

iConference 2013 takes place February 12-15, 2013, in Fort Worth
Texas, and is hosted by the College of Information at the University
of North Texas. The presenting sponsor is Microsoft Research, with
additional support provided by Emerald Publishing. The conference
theme is Scholarship in Action: Data, Innovation, Wisdom.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools Caucus
(www.ischools.org), a growing association of Schools, Faculties and
Colleges in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Affiliation
with the iSchools is not required to participate‹all information
scholars and practitioners are invited.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
The following describe the details for each of the submissions along
with deadlines.

* Papers: Results of completed original research, maximum 6,000 words
(not counting references).  Papers will be refereed in a double-blind
process. Submissions will be in PDF format. Visit the Papers webpage
for more information on formatting:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/papers/
Submission deadline: September 3, 2012.
Notification: Early November.
Final version due: December 3, 2012.

* Notes: Reports of early and partial results, maximum 2,500 words
(not counting references).  Notes will be refereed in a double-blind
process. Submissions will be in PDF format. Visit the Notes webpage
for more information on formatting:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/notes/
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, maximum 1,500 words (not including
references), 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). Abstract submissions
will be in PDF format. Completed Posters will be presented at the
iConference. Visit the Posters webpage for more information:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/posters/
Abstract submission deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.
Final abstract due: December 7, 2012.
Completed poster due: February 12, 2013 at iConference 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. Submission will be in PDF
format, and additional information submission guidelines are provided
on the Workshops webpage:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/workshops/
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. Submission will be in PDF format,
and additional information and submission guidelines are provided on
the Alternative Events:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/alternative_events/
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. Visit the Roundtable webpage for detailed submission and
other information: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/research/
Submission deadline: Extended abstracts due August 1, 2012.
Notification: Early October.
Full draft due: January 7, 2013.

OTHER EVENTS SCHEDULED
* 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 information:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/doctoral/
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:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/jr_faculty/

* 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:
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/expo/
Initial notification: Letters of Interest due September 14, 2012

* Doctoral Dissertation Competition: As a way of recognizing the
outstanding work being done at iSchools, the iCaucus has instituted a
Doctoral Dissertation Competition, with awards to be given out at
iConference 2013. The Coordinating Committee will accept one
nomination from each member iSchool, and will select up to two best
dissertations. The winning nomination(s) will receive a cash prize of
$2,500.00 US. Applicants should have successfully defended the
doctoral dissertation and completed the doctoral degree (including all
final revisions, if any, and all final paper work) within the academic
year from July 1, 2011 to June 30 2012. The dissertation research can
be on any topic in the information field, broadly defined, and use any
methodology. Visit the Doctoral Dissertation Award webpage for more
information: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/dissertation/
Submission deadline: September 15, 2012

* Conference Home: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/
* Submission Site: https://www.conftool.pro/iConference13/
* Past Proceedings: http://www.ischools.org/site/conference/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IConference
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/iConf

ORGANIZERS
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
Papers and Notes Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University;
Martin Halbert, University of North Texas
Posters Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois, Elaine Toms,
University of Sheffield
Workshops Co-Chairs: John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland; Paul
T. Jaeger, University of Maryland
Alternative Events Co-Chairs: Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State
University; Maria Souden, University College Dublin
Research Paper Development Roundtable Chair: Martin B.H. Weiss,
University of Pittsburgh
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University; Karen
Fisher, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
Social Media Expo Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Microsoft Research;
Eytan Adar, University of Michigan; Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon
University; Anthony J. Rotolo, Syracuse University
Doctoral Dissertation Competition Committee: David Hendry, University
of Washington; Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto; Steve Sawyer,
Syracuse University
Proceedings Chair: Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Conference System Coordinator: Yunfei Du, University of North Texas

Program Committee:
Eileen Abels, Drexel University
Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Yunfei Du, University of North Texas
Hamid Ekbia, Indiana 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
Paul T. Jaeger, University of Maryland
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University;
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
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Maria Souden, University College Dublin
Mega Subramanian, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Herman Totten, University of North Texas
Martin B.H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin‹Milwaukee

Learn more at: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/

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