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We would be grateful if you could forward this email to any research students you think may be interested in this event.
A reminder that the call for papers for iFutures closes on Friday 5th June. iFutures is a one-day conference organised by doctoral students for doctoral students in the Information Science community on Tuesday, July 7th, at the University of Sheffield. This conference aims to give a welcoming platform for early career researchers to present their work to their peers.
This year the theme is “Open Information Science: exploring new landscapes”.
Students are invited to present research papers, Pecha Kucha sessions, and posters. More details, including a tentative programme for the day and registration, can be found on the conference website:http://ifutures.group.shef.ac.uk/.
We are inviting the following types of submissions:
a) Papers: Intended as a means of introducing your current research in a 15 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words; final papers should be no more than 1500 words.
b) Posters: Display your research for discussion with fellow PhD students. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words; final papers are optional (no more than 1000 words).
c) Pecha Kucha Presentations: How do you envision your research, or IS research in general, impacting openness in society or science? You have 20 slides lasting 20 seconds each to address this question. For more information about the Pecha Kucha format, see http://www.pechakucha.org/. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words; final papers are optional (no more than 1000 words).
Authors are requested to submit abstracts by Friday, June 5th. Abstracts are being reviewed by a panel of PhD students, and accepted submissions will be notified by Friday 12th June. Successful authors of papers will be invited to submit a short paper of up to 1500 words, for publication in our open access conference proceedings. Poster and Pecha Kucha presenters will also have the option of submitting a paper for publication.
To begin the submissions process, go to:
N.B. When creating a profile please be sure to tick “Author” at the bottom of the registration page. Once you have created a profile, clicking on the User Home tab will allow you to begin a New Submission.
For more information please contact the iFutures team ([log in to unmask]).