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Call for Submissions, iConference 2020, Borås, Sweden

Call for Submissions for iConference 2020, Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020

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We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2020, the fifteenth annual iConference, which will take place in Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020. iConference 2020 is jointly hosted by the University of Borås, Sweden, and Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

WHAT The iConference brings together scholars, researchers and professionals addressing critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations - all shaping interdisciplinary discourses. Visit our website for more information, including sample topics and links to past proceedings:

THEME The iConference 2020 invites papers on all current critical information issues.Contributions within the theme of sustainable digital communities are particularly encouraged. Participants are invited to discuss sustainability from ethical, social, ecological, economic and technological perspectives. This includes trusting communities, equality, openness, privacy, cultural heritage and access to digital worlds. What are the consequences of the seemingly limitless expansion of production, processing and storage of information?

WHERE The conference takes place in Borås, Sweden. Borås is one of Scandinavia's key fashion and textile cities. It has deep-rooted historical links to the textile industry, combined with a contemporary artistic and cultural vibe, including a significant street art collection. The conference will be set in the city centre with easy access to hotels, restaurants, shops, the University and public transport.

ISCHOOLS The iConference is presented by the iSchools (, a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field and preparing students and scholars to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required - all information scholars, researchers, and professionals are welcome at the iConference.

TRACKS As always, the iConference will include rigorously peer-reviewed Full- and Short Research Papers and Posters, as well as Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement (SIEs), interspersed with various venues for networking. This conference will include a Visions track with papers that present ideas and visions that stimulate the iSchools research community to pursue new directions. The Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium will encourage early-career researchers to engage with other scholars for discussions and sharing their research. The Student Symposium will provide an opportunity for students to present their work and expand their networks. Visit our program page for quick access to all tracks:

PUBLISHING Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series will publish full and short research papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Full and short research papers can simultaneously be posted as green open access to a repository. Posters and Visions papers will be deposited in the open-access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) repository. Other submissions will be archived on the conference website.


Please note that the links have been updated as a result of the new iSchools website.

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

Submission dates
Full and Short Research Papers submissions due: September 16, 2019
Posters, Visions, Workshops, SIE submissions due: September 23, 2019
Doctoral Colloquium and Early Career Colloquium submissions due: September 23, 2019
Student Symposium submissions due: October 15, 2019
Doctoral Dissertation Award nominations due: October 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance
Generally: mid-November 2019
Workshops notifications: mid-October, 2019
Doctoral Dissertation Award notifications: mid-December, 2019

See list and contact information of organizers and track chairs here:

Call for Submissions