Schedule by Track

Track 1 - Information Behavior

 Co-Chairs:  Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere
Katriina Byström, University College of Borås
Karen Fisher, University of Washington

We invite studies on how people experience information in different contexts (work, everyday, school, leisure), particularly with regard to affective, social, cognitive and physical factors. Concepts of key interest include the development, management and expression of information needs; nature of information seeking and sharing--including purposive, accidental, and avoidance.

Topics include but are not limited to:
Information needs, information seeking, information gaps and sense-making in various contexts including work, interests or every-day life activities by individuals or groups. 

Types of Submissions
Long and short papers, Posters, Demonstrations, Video, Panels and Workshops. See description of submission types for more information and instructions for submission (

Program Committee
Gene Benoit, Simmons
Dania Bilal, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Don Case, University of Kentucky
Eliza Dresang, University of Washington
David Ellis, University of Aberystwyth
Sanda Erdelez, University of Missouri
Raya Fidel, University of Washington
Allen Foster, Aberystwyth University
Jannica Heinström, Åbo Academi
Mark Hepworth, Univertsity of Loughborough
Catherine Johnson, University of Western Ontario
Carol Kuhlthau, Rutgers University
Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario
Makiko Miwa, The Open University of Japan
Patricia C. Nascimento Souto, University of Tampere
Michael Olsson, University of Technology, Sydney
Guillermo Oyarce, University of North Texas
Ágústa Pálsdóttir, University of Iceland
Nils Pharo, Oslo University College
Paul Solomon, University of South Carolina
Muh-Chyun Tang, National Taiwan University
Ross Todd, Rutgers University
Kate Williams, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign