The ninth annual iConference will take place 4-7 March, 2014, at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Its program is administered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.
The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society.
The 2014 conference theme ‘Breaking Down Walls: Culture-Context-Computing’ is an attempt at suggesting that in the realm of new media and new forms of culture, studying information, technology and people is not an either/or proposition. Rather, we have to understand how today’s forms of culture are highly influenced by various forms of computing (e.g. digital heritage, digital archives, digital knowledge production, digital everyday life) and how different forms of culture produce particular forms of computing platforms. For that reason, critical information issues must be addressed and theorized from a wide variety of theoretical and analytical approaches coming from the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.
You will find the full Call for Participation on the iConference website:
The four days will include peer-reviewed Papers, Notes, Posters, Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement. Also included are a Doctoral Student Colloquium and an Early Career Colloquium. Keynote addresses will be given by Tony Hey of Microsoft Research and Melissa Terras of the Department of Information Studies, University College London.