iConference 2013

Scholarship In Action – Data • Innovation • Wisdom

University of North Texas, College of Information

Feb. 12 - 15, 2013

iConference 2013
Numbers

Total participants: 512
Papers presented: 36
Notes presented: 36
Posters presented: 93
Workshops presented: 12
Alternative Events: 16
Social Media Expo presentations: 12
Doctoral Colloquium Participants: 23

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Organizers

Honorary Conference Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Dean and Trustee Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University and iCaucus Chair; Herman Totten, Professor, VP University and Community Affairs, University of North Texas

Conference Chair: William Moen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean, College of Information, University of North Texas

Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, Associate Professor and Dean, UNT Libraries, University of North Texas.

Papers and Notes Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, Associate Professor and Dean, UNT Libraries, University of North Texas.

Posters Chair: Catherine Blake, Associate Professor and Associate Director, CIRSS, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.

Workshops Co-Chairs: John Carlo Bertot, Professor and Co-Director, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland; Paul T. Jaeger, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.

Alternative Events Co-Chairs: Marcia A. Mardis, Assistant Professor, College of Communication and Information, The Florida State University; Maria Souden, Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin.

Research Paper Development Roundtable Chair: Martin B.H. Weiss, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Hamid Ekbia, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University; Karen Fisher, Professor, Information School, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science.

Early Career Colloquium Co-Chairs: Steven B. Sawyer, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University; Kristin Eschenfelder, Professor and Director at the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Social Media Expo Organizing Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Researcher, FUSELabs, Microsoft Research; Eytan Adar, Asst Professor, School of Information & Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan; Jamie Callan, Professor, School of Computer Science and School of Information Systems and Management, Carnegie Mellon University; Anthony J. Rotolo, Asst. Professor of Practice, Syracuse University iSchool, Faculty Lead, Social Media Program

Proceedings Co-Chairs: Linda Schamber, Associate Professor and Acting Dean, College of Information, University of North Texas; Oksana Zavalina, Assistant Professor, College of Information, University of North Texas.

Conference System Coordinator: Yunfei Du, Associate Professor, College of Information, University of North Texas.

Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iCaucus

Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Laura Venhaus, College of Information, University of North Texas.

Program Committee

Eileen Abels, Drexel University
Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Kevin Crowston, Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Yunfei Du, University of North Texas
Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Karen Fisher, University of Washington
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, The Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Martin Halbert, University of North Texas
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Paul T. Jaeger, University of Maryland
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
Jens-Erik Mai, Royal School of Library and Information Science
Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
William Moen, University of North Texas
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Maria Souden, University College Dublin
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Barbara Schultz-Jones, University of North Texas
Mega M. Subramaniam, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Herman Totten, University of North Texas
Martin H.B. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
Oksana Zavalina, University of North Texas

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Sponsors & Partners

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

Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Award
This award recognizes the most outstanding dissertation of the preceding year. Each member iSchool was invited to submit one dissertation for blind review by a jury of Ph.D. program directors and faculty. The two winners received $2,500 USD, the runner up $1,000 USD. The honorees were recognized during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14.

2013 Winners
Jaime Snyder, Syracuse University
Image-Enabled Discourse: Investigating the Creation of Visual Information as Communicative Practice
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Tammy Toscos, Indiana University
Digital Vigilance: Pervasive Technology for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
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2013 Runner Up
Josh Blumenstock, University of California, Berkeley
Essays on the Economic Impacts of Mobile Phones in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Lee Dirks Best Paper Award
Sponsored by Microsoft Research, this award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding paper, as judged by the Papers and Program Chairs. The award comes with prize of $5,000 USD. The award was announced during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.

2013 Winning Paper: Cooperative Visualization: A Design Case
Author: Nathan Prestopnik, Syracuse University

Honorable Mention Papers
A Study on Q & A Services Between Community-based Question Answering and Collaborative Digital Reference in Two Languages
Authors: Dan Wu, Wuhan University; Daqing He, University of Pittsburgh

Searching for Theory in Metadata
Author: Ben Li, University of Oulu

Buying Numbers: An Empirical Analysis of the IPv4 Number Market
Authors: Milton L. Mueller, Syracuse University; Brenden Kuerbis, University of Toronto

Retrocomputing as Preservation and Remix
Authors: Yuri Takhteyev, University of Toronto; Quinn DuPont; University of Toronto

Notes Awards
Best Note of Conference

Exploring Hybrid-economic Communities and the Technology-mediated Identities Performed There
Author: Warren S. Allen, Drexel University

Honorable Mention Notes

Educational Dialogue and Technological Utterances
Author: Michael Robert Marcinkowski, The Pennsylvania State University

E-books in Academia: Expectations and Challenges
Authors: Irene Lopatovska, Pratt Institute; M. Cristina Pattuelli, Pratt Institute; Leanora Lange, Pratt Institute; Victoria Ludas Orlofsky, Pratt Institute

Chatting with Friends Online While Watching a Video: What and How Much Information Are Retained?
Authors: Lin Lin, University of North Texas; Chris Bigenho, University of North Texas

Poster Awards
Best Poster of Conference
Remediating Tinker Bell: Childhood Commodification and the Transmedia Narrative
Authors: Eric M. Meyers, University of British Columbia; Lindsey Krabbenhoft, University of British Columbia; Julia P. McKnight, University of British Columbia

Honorable Mention Posters

Fearless Cards: computer training for extremely marginalized populations
Authors: Ricardo Gomez, University of Washington; Ivette Bayo, University of Washington; Philip Reed, University of Washington; Cherry Wang, University of Washington

Identifying Claims In Social Science Literature
Authors: Shameem Ahmed, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Catherine Blake, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kate Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Noah Lenstra, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Qiyuan Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Neighborhood Book Exchange: Community Catalyst or Media Hype?
Authors: Kathleen Gollner, University of British Columbia; Tenny Webster, University of British Columbia; Lisa Nathan, University of British Columbia

Cultural Context of Social Media Use: How Do Iranians Adapt and Use Facebook?
Recipient: Emad Khazraee, Drexel University

Best Social Media Expo Project
This award is presented to the authors of the conference’s most outstanding Social Media Expo presentation, as judged by the Expo Organizing Committee.
2013 Social Media Best Project: Learning with Polyphony: AmpDamp
Team: Amelia Acker, University of California, Los Angeles; Melissa Chalmers, University of Michigan; Matt Burton, University of Michigan; Grant Wythoff, Princeton University; Thomas Lodato, Georgia Institute of Technology