This special track for 2017 aims to provide excellent opportunities for scientists, scholars and participants throughout China to present their latest research results and to exchange views or experience not only in Library and Information Science, but also in other related areas. The theme is “Data Management and Services.”
As with other iConference other tracks, iConference 2017 Chinese Papers Track will include peer-reviewed papers interspersed with multiple opportunities for questions and networking. Unlike other tracks, the Chinese Papers Track pays special attention to the research and practice on the library and information sciences in the context of China (e.g., Chinese culture, unique Chinese problems) or conducted by Chinese scholars. The research topics include but not limited to:
- Open government data
- Data sharing
- Scientific data managment
- Data analytics
- Data services
- Cultivation of big data talents
- Big data industry
Affiliation with a member iSchools is not required—all information scholars and professionals are encouraged to make submissions.
Both English and Chinese submissions are welcomed. English submission should follow the iConference template. Submissions in Chinese should strictly follow the format of the journal of Documentation, Information & Knowledge. The Chinese submission should include two versions of abstract, one in Chinese and one in English. All work should be original and not previously published.
Submissions can be completed research, or early work/preliminary results. Each paper will be refereed in a double-blind process. Papers can be up to 6000 words in length. Accepted paper will be recommended to top-ranking academic journals in China.
All papers should be submitted via the iConference submission system (ConfTool). Authors will remove author-identifying information from their initial submission to facilitate blind review; accepted authors will include author information with their final versions. The author(s) of paper accepted should prepare a 10-minute presentation in English.
- Submission: September 16, 2016
- Notificatin: mid-November, 2016
- Final versions: December 12, 2016
Chinese Papers Chairs
Chinese Papers Track Committee
- Daqing He, University of Pittsburgh
- Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Yan Zhang, University of Texas Austin
- Yaolin Zhou, Wuhan University
- Qinghua Zhu, Nanjing University
- Jing Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University
- Xiaobin Lu，Renmin University of China
Questions about the Chinese Papers track papers should be directed to the co-chairs listed above.
For general questions about the iConference, please contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.