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iConference 2018: Open for Submissions

March 25-28, 2018, Sheffield, UK
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Accepted papers to be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science, indexed by Web of Science and Scopus.

iConference 2018 is now accepting submissions of papers, posters and proposals. Authors can submit their work using the conference’s secure submission website. The submission deadline is September 18.

iConference 2018 will take place March 25-28, 2018, in Sheffield, UK. This is our thirteenth annual gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society. The 2018 theme is “Transforming Digital Worlds,” and the aim is to bring together thinkers and leaders from academia, industry and not-for-profit organizations, to discuss emerging challenges and potential solutions for information and data management in our rapidly changing world.

iConference 2018 is jointly organised by two of the UK’s iSchools: The University of Sheffield’s Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria. iConference 2018 will be hosted in Sheffield, a city of stunning landscapes – the greenest in Europe, creative, welcoming and rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook and lots to see and do.

As always, the iConference will include peer-reviewed papers and posters, as well as workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement, interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. As well as tracks related to the conference theme, we shall be continuing with the iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnership tracks that were introduced last year. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium.

For the first time, in 2018 the conference proceedings will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. The papers will be published as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories as well as in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS).

The iConference is presented by the iSchools organization, a worldwide consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite of participation; we encourage all information scholars and practitioners to take part in the conference.

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All submissions must be in English using the templates and/or formats described on our website. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be found on our website’s track pages: With the sole exception of the Doctoral Dissertation Award, all submissions are due by September 18, 2017. Notification of acceptances will be mid-November 2017 (excepting the Workshops and the Dissertation Award – dates for these are below).

We invite papers falling into two categories: completed research or early work/preliminary results. Each paper will be refereed in a double-blind process and accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science and in the IDEALS proceedings. The author(s) of the completed research paper judged the best of the iConference will receive the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper and $5,000, provided by Microsoft.
Papers Chairs: Kendra Albright, Kent State University; Noa Aharony, Bar-Ilan University; Mei Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal University

We welcome submission of posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Posters will undergo a double-blind review, and accepted abstracts will be published in the IDEALS proceedings.
Posters Chairs: Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba; Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow

Workshops can be half- or full-day, and are intended to foster interactive discussions focusing on the topics within the iConference 2018 theme, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. Workshops provide a great opportunity for attendees who share common interests and want to have intensive discussions.
Notifications: October 20, 2017.
Workshops Chairs: Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield; Alex Peng, Sun Yat-sen University

These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to present ideas, facilitate discussions, and foster knowledge-sharing in unconventional ways. Formats can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, installations and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.
SIE Chairs: Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto; Theresa Anderson, University of Technology Sydney

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.
Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London

Recognizing the outstanding dissertation of the preceding year, this competition is open to all member iSchools. Each school may submit one dissertation for consideration. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, the runner up $1,000; both will be honoured at the iConference.
Submission deadline: October 16, 2017
Notifications: January 15, 2018.
Dissertation Award Chairs: Joseph Tennis, University of Washington; Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

This half-day event is intended for assistant professors/early career lecturers, postdocs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. Participants will sign up at registration.
Early Career Colloquium Chair: Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin; Carsten Oesterlund, Syracuse University

This special session will focus on issues pertaining to curriculum/teaching/student experience, and research and administrative management.
iSchool Best Practices Chairs: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, University of Boras; António Lucas Soares, University of Porto

This special session will explore the establishment of mutually beneficial relationships between information schools and industry, and the opportunities these programs afford.
iSchools and Industry Partnership Chair: Yvon Kermarrec, Telecom Bretagne; Sean T. McGann, University of Washington

iConference 2018 Chairs: Val Gillet, University of Sheffield; Peter Bath, University of Sheffield; Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University.
Program Chairs: Peter Willett, University of Sheffield; Julie Mcleod, Northumbria University.

Call for Papers – ALISE/ School Library Connection Research Excellence Award

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Libraries Unlimited’s School Library Connection, and the ALISE School Library SIG (Special Interest Group) proudly announce the ALISE/SLC Research Excellence Award. This award provides $1,500 and a complimentary one year subscription to School Library Connection and reVIEWS+ to recognize an outstanding paper reporting innovative research in school library services to young people.  Research papers are invited on research related to the impact and influence of school library programs on student learning, and other issues pertaining to school library programs and services.

Details regarding the paper, including the link for submissions, is available at:

The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2017.

All presenters will be required to register for the ALISE 2018 conference.

Call for Papers: ISIC 2018 – The Information Conference

ISIC 2018 – The Information Conference

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, 9-11 October 2018


Call for Papers

ISIC 2018 is the twelfth ISIC conference. The ISIC conferences have a reputation for being an arena for discussing challenging work concerning people’s contextualised interactions with information of various kinds. To see the proceedings of previous ISIC conferences please visit:

ISIC is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information studies, library studies, communication studies, information management, education, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, STS, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contribute to the research field. A common thread is the focus on contextualised information activities, expressed in different framings such as ‘information behaviour’, ‘information practice’, ‘information seeking’ ‘information experience’ and others.

ISIC 2018 intends to reflect and engage with the interdisciplinary character of information activities research and seeks to attract papers from all of these areas. ISIC is a conference for research papers exploring information as a rich site of study, going beyond the sole focus on technological aspects and exploring a wide variety of contexts. This legacy is borne out in the publication of the conference proceedings since the first conference in the series over 20 years ago.

The ISIC conference is particularly interested in analytical rather than descriptive investigations.

For more information about the suggested themes of the papers please visit:

The language of the conference will be only English and translators will not be available.

Important dates

Papers and Posters

  • Paper submission deadline: 1 March 2018
  • Poster submission deadline: 1 March 2018

Pre-Conference Workshop proposals

  • Workshop proposals should be sent by 15 January 2018

Pre-Conference Doctoral Workshop submissions

  • Doctoral workshop submission deadline: 1 April 2018


  • Early bird registration ends: 30 June 2018
  • Late registration ends: 7 September 2018

To see more important dates please visit:

ICKM 2017 – Call for Papers and Presentations



International Conference on Knowledge Management

“Big Data and in the Big D”

October 25-27,  2017

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club

The 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides academics, researchers, developers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of information and Knowledge Management. Since the first ICKM conference held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina 2006; Greenwich, London 2006; Vienna, Austria 2007; Columbus, Ohio 2008; Hong Kong 2009; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2010; Johannesburg, South Africa 2012; Montreal, Canada 2013; Antalya, Turkey 2014; Osaka, Japan 2015; Vienna, Austria in 2016. ICKM 2017 will be held in Dallas, Texas and hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association ( The main theme of the conference this year is “Big Data and Data Analytics”. The conference welcome submission of high-quality research papers, case studies, posters and practitioners oral PowerPoint presentations in the areas that include but are not limited to the following:

Track on Big Data & Data Science

Data Science and Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics and Decision Making

Big Data and Data Warehousing

Big Data in Healthcare

Privacy & Security Issues of Managing Big Data

Big Data and Data Management Challenges

Track on Knowledge Discovery & Representation

Data Mining, Text and Web Mining

Data Analytics and Visualization

Computational Linguistics

Meta Data and Organization of Networked Resources

Learning Resource Metadata

Track on Knowledge Management in Organizations  

KM Practices (Best Practices, communities of practice, etc.)

Social Networks and Knowledge Sharing

Competitive and Business Intelligence

Intellectual Capital, ROI

Project Management

Track on Knowledge Management and Information Society

Knowledge Society & Knowledge Economy

Smart Cities and Innovation

Indigenous Knowledge Management

Social & Ethical Issues

Track on Big Data in Libraries

Big Data and Digital Data Curation

Knowledge and Data Repositories

Digital Curation & Data Management

Document & Records Management

Archival Management & Web Archiving

Track on Information Science & Organization

Information Architecture, Design and Analysis

Information Retrieval, Usability and HCI

Taxonomies and Ontology

Information Representation and Visualization

Information Privacy and Security

Information Policy and Ethics

Submission Deadlines

Full papers and Posters Submission: June 1, 2017

Practitioners and Work in Progress Presentations (Abstracts Submission):  July 1, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2017

Final Camera-Ready for Full Papers Submission: August 15, 2017.

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Cultural Proficiency for Library Leaders – DeEtta Jones: ALA LLAMA Career Institute – June 23

Cultural Proficiency for Library Leaders with DeEtta Jones

This Career Institute is designed for managers committed to ensuring the library’s inclusive workplace environment and for those responsible for developing diversity-related programs and services. Participants will be introduced to the core concepts of cultural proficiency, how to create shared language, and how to apply cultural dexterity to their leadership role. We will learn about the impact of unconscious bias on perception and behavior and explore practical ways of moving from diversity “awareness” to “action”.

Friday, June 23, 2017

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The press release attached provides complete information. ­

The cost is only US$165 for students in LIS programs.

Press Release_2017 Annual LLAMA Career Institute_FINAL