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[InetBib] Call for Contributions: iConference workshop in Washington, DC, March 31st, 2019.

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir freuen uns auf Ihre Beiträge zu unserem Workshop. Untenstehend finden
Sie den Call for Contributions. Bitte leiten Sie diesen auch an
interessierte Kolleginnen und Kollegen weiter.

Herzlichen Dank und beste Grüße,

Juliane Stiller (juliane.stiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) und Violeta Trkulja (

*Charting the Future of Forced Migration Research *

*in Information Science*

This is a call for contributions for a full-day workshop at the
*2019 iConference* to be held in Washington, DC United States, on
Sunday, *March
31st, 2019.*

Information as a research object in the area of forced migration[1] <#_ftn1>
and vice versa, forced migration in the information science domain, is only
slowly gaining attention and has not yet been addressed in an
interdisciplinary research environment. Information science provides a
perfect lens through which to examine a range of forced migration-related
issues, practices, and methodologies.

In the workshop, we would like to bring together researchers from the
information fields broadly construed, along with researchers in related
disciplines to showcase the range of areas, practices and methodologies
available to research forced migration. The aim is to introduce our IS
colleagues to other research in related disciplines, as well as acculturate
our colleagues from other disciplines into the rich research context and
frameworks in information science.

Throughout the workshop, attendees will be able to examine these research
questions, focusing on one of the two following themes:

●       Information spaces of refugees

○        navigating the information environments in new and/or transitional

○        operational knowledge about information practices in different

○        making space for refugees

○        evolving services provided by (public) libraries and other
information professionals in the context of forced migration

●       Digitally-mediated environments of refugees

○        information-related skills and strategies that facilitate access
to information

○        the role of social media and online spaces as sources of
information and in creating and regaining a sense of place

○        role and/or importance of access to ICT for refugees

○        credibility and assessment issues; multilingual interactions;
user-generated content

The workshop will feature a panel, lightning talks and engagement sessions.
*Abstract Submission *

The workshop welcomes submissions for presenting a lightning talk of 15
minutes in one of the main themes of the workshop: Information spaces of
refugees and digitally-mediated environments for refugees. Each lightning
talk session will be followed by an interactive engagement with part of the
audience led by the speaker. When submitting an abstract for a talk, please
state your plan for an interactive session that encourages audience
commentary and engagement. Please plan for no more than 30 minutes. Your
submission should include the following things:

●       abstract of your lightning talk with up to 300 words

●       short description of your audience engagement idea with no more
than 200 words.

Please send your submission to  *iconf2019-forcedmigrationws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

*Important Dates*

●       Abstract submission deadline: Jan 15th, 2019

●       Notification of acceptance: Feb 15th, 2019

*Knowledge Dissemination – Special Issue of IJIDI*

In addition to the Workshop, we will also produce a Special Issue in
the International
Journal for Information, Diversity and Inclusion (IJIDI)
<https://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/index> on the theme of the future of
forced migration in information science. We welcome full research papers
that make a novel contribution to this area of research (e.g., empirical,
theory-based, methodological, comparative), and we seek a broad spectrum of
submissions from workshop attendees as well as those who are not able to
attend the workshop. The Special Issue will also have a special section for
student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports.

Deadlines for the Special Issue of *IJIDI*: Extended abstracts of up to
1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions
to the special section are due by April 30, 2019. Authors will be notified
of acceptance by May 30, 2019. The final papers will be due by October 15,
2019. Publication scheduled for the April 2020 issue.


Dr. Juliane Stiller, Berlin School of Library and Information Science,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (juliane.stiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)

Dr. Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University Toronto, Canada (

Dr. Violeta Trkulja, Berlin School of Library and Information Science,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (violeta.trkulja@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)

Dr. Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada (


[1] <#_ftnref1> Lloyd, A., Pilerot, O., & Hultgren, F. (2017). The remaking
of fractured landscapes: Supporting refugees in transition (SpiRiT).
Information Research, 22(3), paper 764. Retrieved from


Dr. Juliane Stiller und Dr. Violeta Trkulja
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Library and Information Science

Sitz: Dorotheenstrasse 26, 10117 Berlin
Post: Unter den Linden 6,  10099 Berlin

Mail:  juliane.stiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx | violeta.trkulja@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Web:  www.ibi.hu-berlin.de

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