SC&Iâ€™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 â€śscholars, researchers, and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society.â€ť
It is organized by the iSchools, a select group of 31 schools globally, which are â€śdedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century,â€ť 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 workshopsâ€”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 â€śCulture * Design * Society.â€ť
Authors and organizers can now submit papers, poster abstracts, alternative events proposals, and workshop proposals using theÂ secure submissions website: http://bit.ly/iconf12sub. 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 http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/doctoral/. A Junior Faculty & Postdoc Colloquium is also in the works.
Presenting sponsors of iConference 2012 include NSF and Microsoft Research.
* Conference home: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/
* Submissions site: http://bit.ly/iconf12sub
* Last Yearâ€™s Proceedings: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1940761