Since 2011 I have served on the international programme committee of i3, the conference that brings together academic and practitioner researchers from across the world interested in exploring the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information, and how this interaction can bring about change.
The conference is held every two years in Aberdeen, hosted by colleagues within the Institute for Management Governance and Society (IMAGES) and the Department of Information Management. In 2015 i3 takes place between Tuesday 23rd and Friday 26th June (with the Information Science doctoral colloquium iDocQ likely to be scheduled on Monday 22nd June, the day before the conference starts).
The call for papers for i3 2015 has recently been announced. This draws attention to the four conference themes of:
- the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacies)
- patterns of information behaviour in different contexts (e.g. creativity, ethics, surveillance, ownership, information recycling/reuse)
- the social, cultural and economic impacts of engagement with information, including the assessment of impact
- the value of information and knowledge as enablers of resilience and change in organisations and communities.
Three types of submission are invited: (1) short paper; (2) full paper; and (3) round table discussion. There will be an opportunity for those whose full papers are accepted to develop their work for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Information Science in Spring 2016.
The submission deadline
is Monday 19th January 2015 has been extended to Wednesday 28th January. For further details of submission requirements and where to send your work, please see the full call for papers. Submissions should be made by completing this form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have always very much enjoyed my participation at i3, and I’m already looking forward to being part of this excellent conference again in 2015.
To get a flavour of i3 and previous iDocQ events, please see: