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iConference 2012 Registration


iConference 2012: Early-bird registration available through Dec. 15, 2011

7-10 February, 2012, Toronto, Canada




The iConference planning committee is pleased to announce the opening of registration for iConference 2012, with special early-bird registration rates available through Dec 15, 2011. Register today at


The seventh annual iConference will take place February 7-10, 2012, at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada. The four days will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, workshops and alternative events. Also included is a Doctoral Student Colloquium and an Early Career Colloquium. Keynote addresses will be given by Ron Deibert and Geoffrey Nunberg.


The iConference is presented by the iSchools, an association of 33 academic institutions spanning North America, Europe, and Asia; all are dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st century. 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.


Register now to take advantage of our special Early Bird rates. Visit our website for additional details:


iConference 2012 is hosted by the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Presenting Sponsors include the National Science Foundation and Microsoft Research. Additional support provided by Emerald Group Publishing and Morgan & Claypool Publishers.


QUALITY AND BREADTH OF RESEARCH — This year’s CFP was the most selective ever. With papers and posters spanning design, e-learning, health, knowledge organization, open access, social media, and more, you’re sure to experience much that pertains to your area of expertise. Our complete program will be posted soon.


UNPARALLELED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES — The iConference draws fellow scholars and professionals who share your passion and research interests. It’s a dynamic experience that fosters interaction, spontaneity, reflection, and potential collaboration.


DYNAMIC KEYNOTE SPEAKERS — Professor and author Ron Deibert will address the “The Coming Perfect Storm in Cyberspace,” and examine what it will take to restore cyberspace into an open global commons. Linguistics researcher Geoffrey Nunberg’s presentation will draw from his numerous books and presentations for NPR’s “Fresh Air.”


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THOUGHT-PROVOKING WORKSHOPS — Your conference registration fee includes access to the following workshops:


* Values|Making|Critique|Design: A Workshop

* Championing the Impact of Sociotechnical Research

* Data Science and Analytics: What Is in It for iSchools?

* Network Surveillance: Access Control, Transparency, Power and Circumvention in the 21st Century

* “It’s Okay to Look”: The Interdisciplinary Agenda of Online Dating Research

* Practiced Based Teaching: Challenges and Pedagogy Models

* Making a Contribution Part II: (A) Process vs. static theories, (B) Concepts, the building blocks of theory

* Cultivating Reflective Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teamwork

* Hack Your Books: Conservation and Library Science in Hackerspace


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EARLY CAREER COLLOQUIUM — Crafted for those in pre-tenure positions, the program will include panels by recently tenured faculty and experienced former deans, plus intimate group discussions to provide dialogue, guidance and insights.


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Conference Chair
* Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
Papers Chair
* Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles
Posters Chair
* Paul Marty, Florida State University
Alternative Events Chair
* Philippa Levy, University of Sheffield
Workshops Chair
* Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto
Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs
* Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University

* Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University


Keynote Speakers Chair

* Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto


Publication Chair

* Yuri Takhteyev, University of Toronto



Program Committee


* Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan

* Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

* Jack Andersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science

* Nick Belkin, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

* Jean-François Blanchette, University of California, Los Angeles

* Johan Bollen, Indiana University

* Geoff Bowker, University of Pittsburgh

* Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology

* Donald Case, University of Kentucky

* Chen Chuanfu, Wuhan University

* Paul Clough, University of Sheffield

* Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

* Ron Day, Indiana University

* Melanie Feinberg, University of Texas, Austin

* Robert Glushko, University of California Berkeley

* Sean Goggins, Drexel University

* Sara Grimes, University of Toronto

* David Hendry, University of Washington

* Steven Jackson, Cornell University

* Jim Jansen, The Pennsylvania State University

* Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University

* Anita Komlodi, UMBC

* Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina

* Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois

* William Moen, University of North Texas

* Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine

* Heather L. O'Brien, University of British Columbia

* Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University

* Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

* Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin

* Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London

* Bo Xie, University of Maryland


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