Information Sustainability Research Papers

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iConference papers push the boundaries of information scholarship, explore core concepts and ideas, and help identify new technological and conceptual configurations.

Information Sustainability Research Papers should address the management, curation, and preservation of analogue and / or digital information over time. Topics may include, for example, strategies and / or techniques for long-term storage and preservation, risk management, digital forensics, and disaster response and recovery.

 

Submissions may address the sustainability of information at any stage, from the point of creation through sharing and reuse, and from any perspective, including the perspectives of people who create, manage, share, or use information.

iConference Information Sustainability Papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review process, managed by the Information Sustainability Papers Chairs. Confidentiality of submissions is maintained during the review process. Papers will be scored on innovation, contribution and quality of thought and writing. Submitted papers must be original work, not published elsewhere.

Presentation

All accepted papers will be presented virtually during iConference 2023 on the SCOOCS platform; presentation instruction will be provided with acceptance notifications.

Publication

Accepted Information Sustainability Research Papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Authors are also allowed and encouraged to deposit their work into the IDEALS open repository or their school's institutional repository if they so choose.

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Guidelines

All papers must adhere to the complete guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the lengths defined  are subject to desk rejection by the chairs. 

All papers must be original work, not published elsewhere.

All submissions will be made using the secure ConfTool submission system

Length: Up to 6,000 words (excluding captions and references)

Language: English

Template: Springer LNCS template

Pre-Recorded Presentations (optional): Pre-recorded papers presentations are due Feb. 01, 2023 following these guidelines.

Conditions: At least one author of each accepted submission has to register during the Early Bird registration period to present their work at iConference 2023. The organizers reserve the right to withhold publication if these conditions are not met. 

First Submission

First submissions can be uploaded to the ConfTool submission site starting in early summer. The deadline for the first submissions is Sept. 19, 2022.

  • Format: PDF

  • Template: Please follow the Springer LNCS author guidelines

  • Keywords: All submissions must include at least three keywords

  • Anonymization: Author-identifying elements must be excluded from first submissions to facilitate double-blind review. Authors are encouraged to cite their own work in the third person, e.g., avoid “As described in our previous work [10], …” and instead use “As described by [10], …”.

  • File Naming: Please use all or part of your paper title as the file name

Final Submission

Authors of accepted papers will submit a final version containing author-identifying information. Final versions of accepted papers should be uploaded to ConfTool by Dec. 15, 2022.

  • Format: doc, docx or LaTex

  • Template: Please follow the Springer LNCS author guidelines

  • Keywords: All submissions must include at least three keywords

  • A signed Consent-To-Publish form is required for all accepted papers and must be uploaded with the final submission. Failure to do so may result in the paper not being published by Springer.

  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all substantive content, including numeric and bibliographic data. Manuscripts will not be copy edited by iConference organizers.

Acceptance of a submission is conditional on the completion of changes that were identified during review. In making these changes, authors must adhere to the word limit of 6,000 words in the interest of fairness. If necessary, we suggest having a professional editor help identify redundant words and thoughts.

Papers authors will also provide details of these changes with their final submission. These details will be entered into ConfTool using the open field titled Remarks on This Contribution Section.

Papers that do not comply with the final submission requirements will be removed from the proceedings and not be published.

Timeline

Submission portal opens: May 23, 2022

Submission deadline: Sept. 19, 2022​

Decision notification date: mid Nov., 2022

Final camera-ready versions due: Dec. 15, 2022

Video presentations submission due: Feb. 01, 2023

All deadlines are in GMT-11 23:59.

 
 
 

Information Sustainability Research Papers Chairs

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Viviane Hessami

Information Sustainability Chair

Monash University

Australia

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Rebecca Frank

Information Sustainability Chair

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

United States of America

 

Questions

Contact the chairs listed above with questions about this track.

Contact staff regarding iConference 2023 in general.