Belkin on iConference planning panel

SC&I’s Nicholas J. Belkin, Professor II of library and information science, is serving on the program committee for iConference 2012, the seventh annual gathering of “scholars, researchers, and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society.”

It is organized by the iSchools, a select group of 31 schools globally, which are “dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century,” that was formed in 2005.

Rutgers SC&I was one of the four founding institutions.


The iConference 2012 will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, alternative events, and workshops—all intended to push the boundaries of information studies, explore core concepts and ideas, and create new technological and conceptual configurations. It will be held in Toronto, Feb. 7-10, with the theme “Culture * Design * Society.”

Authors and organizers can now submit papers, poster abstracts, alternative events proposals, and workshop proposals using the secure submissions website: All submitting authors must provide basic information and agree to copyright parameters as a condition of acceptance and publication. Papers and poster abstracts will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

In addition, a Doctoral Student Colloquium is being organized, with funding from the National Science Foundation. Applications for the colloquium are now being accepted.

Learn more at A Junior Faculty & Postdoc Colloquium is also in the works.

Presenting sponsors of iConference 2012 include NSF and Microsoft Research.
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