Dates: Wednesday, March 22 through Saturday, March 25, 2017
Location: Wuhan, China
Hosts: Wuhan University School of Information Management and the Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department
Chinese website: Click here for a Chinese verison of the conference site.
Registration and Submission management: Click here to visit our secure registration and submissions site.
SCHEDULE: Click here to view our 2017 program schedule.

Thank you, everyone!

On behalf of conference host Wuhan University School of Information Management and co-host Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department, thank you to all pariticipants in iConference 2017. We trust you enjoyed the first-ever iConference to be held in Asia, and found it to be a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally.

iConference 2017 was truly an international event, with 535 registered participants from more than 20 countries around the world. For these international participants, we sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay in China.

The official proceedings of iConference 2017 will be published in the IDEALS open repository very soon. All participants will receive an alert when this happens.

In the coming weeks you will be sent an invitation to take part in our conference follow-up survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey; it will assist us with future planning.

Information about this year’s award winners and nominees can be found on our Awards page.

The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. It is you, the conference participants, that make this happen.

Thank you again for taking part in iConference 2017. We hope to see you again next year when the information community come together once more for iConference 2018 in Sheffield, UK.

More About iConference 2017

iConference 2017 took place March 22-25, 2017, in Wuhan, China. It was the second iConference to be held outside North America, and the first to be held in Asia. The conference theme was: Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global collaboration across the Information Community. Registration is now open.

The 3,500-year-old city of Wuhan represents a combination of ancient culture and modern lifestlye, and conference participants are assured a memorable and rewarding experience. Click here for more inforation about travel and tourism in Wuhan.

iConference 2017 brought together information scholars, researchers and professionals from around the world to share in high-quality research presentations and myriad opportunities for engagement. The program included research papers and posters, as well as thoughtful keynote presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, a doctoral student colloquium, and early career collowquium. New this year, we offered a Chinese Papers track, and special sessions on iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnership.

iConference 2017 was jointly hosted by the Wuhan University School of Information Management and the Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department

About the iConference

Since 2005, the iConference series has provided forums in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. An openness to new ideas and research fields in information science is a primary characteristics of the event. Attendance has grown every year; participants appreciate the inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools Organization, a worldwide association 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 required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

The following is a list of sample topics from past conferences:

  • information behavior
  • social, cultural, health and community informatics
  • human-computer interaction
  • education in Library and Information Science
  • information systems
  • social computing
  • information policy
  • knowledge management
  • information retrieval
  • information services
  • information organization
  • digital curation and preservation
  • bibliometrics and scholarly communication
  • history and philosophy of information
  • participatory cultures
  • digital youth
  • social computing
  • human computer interaction
  • knowledge infrastructures
  • computer-supported cooperative work
  • data, text and knowledge mining
  • computational social science
  • digital humanities
  • network science
  • information and communication technology for development
  • data science
  • information economics
  • information work and workers
  • user experience and design

For more information about the iConference series, including official proceedings of past conferences and other archives, please view our About The iConference page.








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  • Program questions can be directed to Program Co-Chair Wonsik Jeff Shim.
  • Questions pertaining to logistics in Wuhan can be directed to Dr. Fei Wang.
  • For general questions about the iConference, including sponsorships, please contact iSchools Communications Director Clark Heideger.

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