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iConference 2022

Dates: Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022

Location: Virtual / Online

Hosts: The iSchools at Kyushu University, University College Dublin, and University of Texas at Austin

Submissions and Registration: 

Program Schedule: An advance program schedule is now available for viewing. Use the search function (Ctrl+F) to search for author last name, submission number or title fragment. This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. More

Keynote Speakers: Learn about this year's keynote speakers.

Enter our Science Slam competition: We invite 8-minute videos that demystify science in an entertaining fashion. Five finalists will be selected for presentation and judging at iConference 2022. This competition is open to European iSchools members, with submission due Jan. 24. More

Register Now: iConference 2022 registration is now open, with discounted early rates available through Jan. 23. Register now to secure our special early rates. More

Help Promote the Conference: Our new Conference Flyer includes the latest developments. The 1-page foremat is ideal for sharing electronically or printing and posting. Please share it!

Pre-record your presentation: Authors of Papers and Posters are encouraged to submit video recordings of their presentations in advance of the iConference. Videos are due Jan. 31. Follow these links for details:

Prepare for an immersive experience: Our conference platform offers unparalleled opportunities for virtual networking and engagement, including our Media Library, Social Activities, Round Tables, virtual Exhibition Hall and more. These amenities were expressly developed to make the online conference experience more engaging and personal. More

Sign up for your Virtual Booth: Now is the time to secure a space for your school, business or organization in our Exhibition Hall. Booths are free to iSchools and sponsors, available to others for a fee. More

Become a Sponsor: An iConference sponsorship is a high-profile way of engaging with the hundreds of leading information scholars and researchers attending our conference. All sponsorships now include a complimentary Virtual Booth, in addition to other benefits. More

As we build our post-COVID-19 realities, we have an unprecedented opportunity to apply information for a better world. In iConference 2022, we invite scholars to reflect and contribute through their research and engagement. 

The global pandemic has profoundly impacted the means by which we work, play, learn, research, and interact. However, the world did not experience this pandemic equally; long standing inequities were exposed and made worse. Even as we have come to rely more on information technologies for maintaining our connections to each other, we have become more keenly aware that the benefits are not equally distributed and that such connection comes with costs. Sadly, more information by itself does not lead to a more just world. 

But as we look forward to building our post-COVID-19 realities, we can demand of ourselves and each other information for a better world. How can information help us pay closer attention to justice, equity, sustainability, and empowerment of the most vulnerable members of our societies? What should our institutions – government, the private sector, civil society – look like for the betterment of all? How can our workplaces, schools, universities, research labs, libraries, museums, and other institutions and organizations, physical and virtual, be constituted collectively so that we can build a better world? 

iConference 2022 is globally hosted by University College Dublin (Ireland), and Kyushu University (Japan) and University of Texas at Austin (USA). Our principles – commitment to sustainable development; equity, diversity,  and inclusion; openness; global reach – are reflected in our hoped-for practices for this conference. Our distributed organizational team spans three continents and multiple ethnicities and genders; our virtual conference minimizes our carbon footprint; our commitment to openness is reflected in all that we do.

iConference 2022 will be entirely virtual, taking place online Feb. 28 - March 4, 2022. See our Call For Participation for more details, and please share the call with friends and colleagues.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science; authors may also upload their work to their institutional repository, as well as the IDEALS open repository if they so choose.

Questions can be directed to 

About the iConference Series

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, 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

Learn More

To access the offical proceedings of past iConferences, vist our Past Proceedings page. To learn more about the conference in general, view our About The iConference page.

General questions about iConference 2022 should be directed to




Papers Publisher

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science


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