Call for Submissions: Information: Interactions and Impact (i)



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Deadline: Friday 18th January 2013


i focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.


We invite the submission of high quality papers that report original research or critically discuss underlying methodological issues associated with the main themes of the conference. Papers may reflect ongoing or completed research studies and should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. We would particularly welcome papers which address two or more of the following conference themes:


  • the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacy);
  • patterns of information behaviour in different contexts;
  • impact of information or information services on people, organisations, communities and society (e.g. social, learning, cultural and economic outcomes of engagement with information); and
  • more effective decision making.


Submissions are invited for:


             Full papers (40 minutes duration: 35 minutes, 5 minutes for questions);

             Short papers (15 minutes duration: questions at end of session);and

             Round table discussions (60-80 minutes duration).


Authors who are accepted to give full papers at i are also invited to submit a full paper for consideration by the editorial board of Information Research.  For those papers accepted by Information Research, support for the process of HTML conversion will be provided by the i conference team.


Contributors should submit abstracts of 1000 words for Full papers, and 300-500 words for Short Papers and Round Table Discussions. These should be submitted electronically by downloading the online submissions form, located on the Call for Papers section of the website. This should then be emailed (as an attachment) to The conference language will be English.


Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two members of an international programme committee specialising in one or more of the conference research streams. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to authors and will also include the comments of the reviewers.


Full details of the requirements can be found in the Call for Papers section of the website. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 18th January 2013.


For any further information please see, or contact the conference team at


Professor Dorothy Williams, i Conference Director


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