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13.03. – 15.03.2017, Berlin, Germany

The 15th International Symposium on Information Science (ISI 2017) will be held at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in March 2017. The organizers invite submissions addressing the overall conference theme of “Everything changes,everything stays the same? – Understanding Information Spaces.”

With the ongoing digitization and virtualization of goods, services and living environments, information science reflects on the potential changes within the information society. While some parts of the community proclaim a revolutionary shift not only in the way we approach information and information systems, but also in the way society constitutes itself, others state that while the applications and interfaces adapt to advances in information technology, the underlying principles for human interactions with information remain the same. At ISI 2017, we invite contributions on the development of innovative information spaces and services, on analyses of human-computer interactions in physical or virtual information spaces and on the role of information science and its research endeavours.

Papers and other submissions on the following topics, but also those which cover any subject in the broader field of information science including neighboring disciplines such as archival science, computer science,economics, law, library science, linguistics, political science and administration, psychology or social science are invited:

Designing information spaces:

  • Digital collections – big data, small data
  • Domain-specific information systems* Information infrastructures
  • Information organization and access* Multimedia
  • Social web, collaborative media* User interfaces
  • Virtual research environments*
  • Visualization

Analyzing information spaces:

  • Information behavior
  • Information literacy
  • Metrics & altmetrics
  • Quality management und evaluation
  • User & usability studies

Impact of information spaces on research and society:

  • Digital humanities
  • E-Learning, E-Science* E-Society, E-Culture, E-Commerce
  • Globalization of information processes
  • Information professions and professionalization
  • Internationalization of information and knowledge
  • Open access, open education, open innovation, open source

The conference language is English and English submissions are expected.The conference tool EasyChair will be used for all submission types unless otherwise specified. A style sheet and guidelines for submissions will be provided. Students and doctoral students are encouraged to present their research in special sessions.

The following types of contributions may be submitted:

  1. Long papers (10-12 pages)
  2. Short papers (3-5 pages)
  3. Posters (1- 2 pages)
  4. Panel suggestions (1-2 pages)
  5. Student session6. Doctoral research session

There is also a special call for the Gerhard Lustig Master Thesis Award.

Important Dates
Deadlines for

  • short and long papers: November 1, 2016
  • poster summaries: November 1, 2016
  • panel suggestions: November 1, 2016
  • student summaries: November 30, 2016
  • for thesis summaries: November 30, 2016
  • for Gerhard Lustig Award nominations: November 30, 2016

Notifications of acceptance: mid-December 2016

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Proposals will be reviewed by the ISI 2017 programme committee.
Hashtag: #isi2017
Twitter: @isi2017conf
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