iConference 2012

Culture • Design • Society

University of Toronto, Faculty of Information

Feb. 7 - 10, 2012

iConference 2012

Total participants: 486
Papers presented: 53
Posters presented: 95
Workshops presented: 9
Alternative Events presented: 16
Doctoral Colloquium Participants: 20

Image by Christian Holzinger

Conference Chair: Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto

Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iCaucus

Local Organizing Committee Chair: Andrew Drummond, University of Toronto

Papers Chair: Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles

Posters Chair: Paul Marty, Florida State University

Workshops Chair: Kelly Lyons, University of Toronto

Alternative Events Chair: Philippa Levy, University of Sheffield

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Hamid R. Ekbia, Indiana University and Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University

Keynote Speakers Chair: Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto

Publication Chair: Yuri Takhteyev, University of Toronto

Early Career Colloquium Co-Chairs: Joseph Janes, University of Washington and Anita Komlodi, UMBC

Local Organizing Committee (all from University of Toronto):

Amanda Brooks iSchool Alumna Volunteer
Susan Brown iSchool Assistant Dean, Administration
Ginger Coons PhD Student Volunteer
Joe Cox iConference LOC Chair
Andrew Drummond iConference LOC Chair
Ahlya Fountain iSchool Alumna Volunteer
Clark Heideger iConference Coordinator (iCaucus)
Heather MacNeil iSchool Faculty Member
Jens-Erik Mai iConference Chair
Wendy Newman iSchool Faculty Member
Kathleen O’Brien iSchool Communications Officer
Kathleen Scheaffer iSchool Librarian
Ivan Sestak iSchool IT Administrator
Katherine Shyjak iSchool Finance Officer
Nalini Singh iSchool Librarian
Elisa Sze iSchool Librarian

Program Committee

Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Jack Andersen, Royal School of Library and Information Science
Nick Belkin, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Jean-François Blanchette, University of California, Los Angeles
Johan Bollen, Indiana University
Geoff Bowker, University of Pittsburgh
Amy Bruckman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Donald Case, University of Kentucky
Chen Chuanfu, Wuhan University
Paul Clough, University of Sheffield
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
Ron Day, Indiana University
Melanie Feinberg, University of Texas, Austin
Robert Glushko, University of California Berkeley
Sean Goggins, Drexel University
Sara Grimes, University of Toronto
David Hendry, University of Washington
Steven Jackson, University of Michigan
Jim Jansen, The Pennsylvania State University
Michelle Kazmer, Florida State University
Anita Komlodi, UMBC
Christopher (Cal) Lee, University of North Carolina
Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois
William Moen, University of North Texas
Bonnie Nardi, University of California, Irvine
Heather L. O’Brien, University of British Columbia
Ee-Peng Lim, Singapore Management University
Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London
Bo Xie, University of Maryland

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Sponsors & Partners

Microsoft Corp., Emerald, National Science Foundation, branchfire, Morgan & Claypool Publishers


Best Paper Awards
Presented in order of paper ID number:

160: Studying the Values of Hard-to-Reach Populations: Content
Analysis of Tweets by the 21st Century Homeless (Jes A. Koepfler, University of Maryland, College Park;
Kenneth R. Fleischmann, University of Maryland, College Park)
195: Rural Anchor Institution Broadband Connectivity: Enablers and
Barriers to Adoption (Lauren H. Mandel, The Florida State University; Nicole D. Alemanne, The Florida State University; Charles
R. McClure, The Florida State University)
203: Networked Cultural Heritage and Socio-Digital Inequalities: A
Case Study in an African-American Community (Noah Lenstra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Abdul
Alkalimat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
245: Managing fixity and fluidity in data repositories (Morgan
Daniels, University of Michigan; Ixchel Faniel, OCLC; Kathleen Fear, University of Michigan; Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan)
276: Private Sector Video Surveillance in Toronto: Not Privacy
Compliant! (Andrew Clement, University of Toronto; Joseph Ferenbok, University of Toronto; Roxanna Dehghan, University of Toronto; Laura
Kaminker, University of Toronto; Simeon Kanev, University of Toronto)

Best Poster Awards
Presented in order of poster ID number.

115: Does the Use of Place Affect Learner Engagement? The Case of GeoStoryteller on the Streets of New York (Anthony Cocciolo, Pratt Institute; Debbie Rabina, Pratt Institute)
380: We Are Visible: Technology-Mediated Social Participation in a Twitter Network for the Homeless (Jes A. Koepfler, University of Maryland, College Park; Derek L. Hansen, University of Maryland, College Park)
412: Facets of Access: a Typology of Information Dissemination Systems (Elisabeth A. Jones , University of Washington, University of Michigan; Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington)
438: From Data to Knowledge: Developing Effective Visualizations for Finding Inefficiency in Healthcare (Conrad Ng, Dalhousie University; Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University; Calvino Cheng, Capital District Health Authority, Canada)
451: Green Washing the Digital Playground: How Virtual Worlds Support Ecological Intelligence…or Do They? (Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia; Bittner Robert, University of British Columbia)

Best Poster Runners-Up
Presented in order of poster ID number:

422: Removing Records Documenting Acts of Violence and Atrocities from the Archive (Emily Kozinski, McGill University; Carolyn Hank, McGill University)
423: Habitat Tracker: Learning About Scientific Inquiry Through Digital Journaling in Wildlife Centers (Paul F. Marty, Nicole Alemanne, et al., The Florida State University)
433: Towards a Logical Form for Descriptive Metadata Karen Wickett, University of Illinois; Allen Renear, University of Illinois)
442: The DataRes Research Project on Data Management (Martin Halbert, University of North Texas; William Moen, University of North Texas; Spencer Keralis, University of North Texas)
463: Will You Be My Friend?: Responses to Friendship Requests from Strangers (Sameer Patil, Indiana University)