iConference 2014

Breaking Down Walls – Culture • Context • Computing

Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Mar. 4 - 7, 2014

iConference 2014
Numbers

Total participants: 450
Countries represented: 30 countries total, the top ten follow: United States (242 participants); United Kingdom (26); Denmark (26); Canada (22); Germany (22); Japan (12); China (10); Sweden (8)
Papers presented: 39
Notes presented: 36
Posters presented: 66
Workshops presented: 11
Sessions for Interaction and Engagement presented: 17
Social Media Expo presentations: 6
Doctoral Colloquium Participants: 24

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Organizers

Conference Chairs: Michael Seadle, Director of the School and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin; Per Hasle, Rector, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen.

Program Chairs: Elke Greifeneder, Adjunkt, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen with Program Co-Chairs Jack Anderson, Lektor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Beth Juncker, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen

Paper and Notes Chairs: Diane H. Sonnenwald, Professor, Chair in Information and Library Studies, UCD School of Information & Library Studies, Dublin; Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Poster Chairs: Toine Bogers, Assistant Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Paul D. Clough, Senior Lecturer, Information School of Social Science, University of Sheffield.

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Jeffrey Pomerantz, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Vivien Petras, Professor, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin.

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Karen E. Fisher, Professor, The Information School, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Gloria Mark, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine.

Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research User Behavior Studies & Synthesis; Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan.

Proceedings Chair: Maxi Kindling, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Social Media Expo Organizing Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Researcher, FUSELabs, Microsoft Research; Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Researcher, FUSELabs, Microsoft Research; Robert Mason, Professor,
Information School, University of Washington; Lai Ma, Lecturer, School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin

Doctoral Dissertation Award Organizing Committee: Howard Rosenbaum, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University; Yunan Chen, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Creativity Chair: Theresa Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy, University of Technology Sydney .

Social Media Chair: Juliane Stiller, Research Assistent, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iCaucus

Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Maria Gäde, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Design: Violeta Sekulovic, Student, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Editorial Assistants: Stephanie van de Sandt, Student, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin; Heinz-Alexander Fütterer, Student, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin
Program Chairs: Elke Greifeneder, Adjunkt, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen with Program Co-Chairs Jack Anderson, Lektor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Beth Juncker, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen

Paper and Notes Chairs: Diane H. Sonnenwald, Professor, Chair in Information and Library Studies, UCD School of Information & Library Studies, Dublin; Dietmar Wolfram, Professor, School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Poster Chairs: Toine Bogers, Assistant Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Paul D. Clough, Senior Lecturer, Information School of Social Science, University of Sheffield.

Early Career Colloquium Chairs: Jeffrey Pomerantz, Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Vivien Petras, Professor, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin.

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Karen E. Fisher, Professor, The Information School, University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, Professor, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen; Gloria Mark, Professor, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine.

Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research User Behavior Studies & Synthesis; Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan.

Proceedings Chair: Maxi Kindling, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Social Media Expo Organizing Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Researcher, FUSELabs, Microsoft Research; Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Researcher, FUSELabs, Microsoft Research; Robert Mason, Professor,
Information School, University of Washington; Lai Ma, Lecturer, School of Information and Library Studies, University College Dublin

Doctoral Dissertation Award Organizing Committee: Howard Rosenbaum, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University; Yunan Chen, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Creativity Chair: Theresa Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy, University of Technology Sydney .

Social Media Chair: Juliane Stiller, Research Assistent, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Conference Coordinator: Clark Heideger, iCaucus

Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Maria Gäde, Lecturer, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Design: Violeta Sekulovic, Student, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Editorial Assistants: Stephanie van de Sandt, Student, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin; Heinz-Alexander Fütterer, Student, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Berlin

Program Committee

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Paavo Arvola, University of Tampere
Fernando Bação, Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação PT
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers University
John Bertot, University of Maryland College Park
Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Pia Borlund, Copenhagen University
Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine
Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto
Donald Case, University of Kentucky
Miguel de Castro Neto, ISEGI-NOVA PT
Chuanfu Chen, Wuhan University
Andrew Clement, University of Toronto
Sheila Corrall, University of Pittsburgh
Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University / National Science Foundation
Mats Dahlström, University of Borås
Ernesto William De Luca, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Kristin Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Qing Fang, Wuhan University
Melanie Feinberg, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Glushko, University of California, Berkeley
Jette Seiden Hyldegaard, University of Copenhagen
Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Christopher Lee, University of North Carolina
Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dirk Lewandowksi, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Bonnie Mak, University of Illinois
Julie McLeod, Northumbria University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
William E. Moen, University of North Texas
Atsuyuki Morishima, University of Tsukuba
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Bonnie Nardi, UC Irvine
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, University of Oulu
Gary M. Olson, University of California, Irvine
Nils Pharo, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin
Jaime Snyder, Syracuse University
Juliane Stiller, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington
Michael Twidale, University of Illinois
Robert Villa, University of Sheffield
David Wainwright, Northumbria University

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Sponsors & Partners

Microsoft Inc., Emerald, Springer, De Gruyter, Citavi, Morgan & Claypool Publishing, Purdue University Libraries, The MIT Press

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 winner received $2,500 U.S., the runner up $1,000 U.S. Both honorees were recognized during the opening plenary session on Wednesday, 5 March.

2014 Winner
Jennifer Lynn Douglas, University of Toronto Faculty of Information
Archiving Authors: Rethinking the Analysis and Representation of Personal Archives
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2014 Runner Up
Parmit K. Chilana, University of Washington Information School
Supporting Users After Software Deployment through through Selection-Based Crowdsourced Contextual Help
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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 U.S. The award was announced during the opening plenary session on Wednesday, 5 March. This award honors the memory of Lee Dirks, long-time friend and supporter of the iConference.

2014 Winning Paper: Developing Design Interventions for Cyberbullying: A Narrative-Based Participatory Approach
Authors: Leanne Bowler, University of Pittsburgh; Elanor Mattern, University of Pittsburgh; Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine

Best Note Award
Sponsored by Emerald Publishing, this award is presented to the author(s) of the conference’s most outstanding note, as judged by the Notes and Program Chairs. The award was presented during the morning plenary session on Thursday, 6 March.

2014 Best Note: Rumors, False Flags, and Digital Vigilantes: Misinformation on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

Authors: Kate Starbird, Jim Maddock, Orand Mania, Peg Achterman, Robert M. Mason

Best Poster Awards
Two Best Poster awards were presented in 2014, in recognition of the most outstanding posters of the conference. The Best Poster Award was determined by the Poster Chairs; the Best Poster Presentation Award was determined by a vote of the participants. Sponsored by Emerald Publishing, both awards were presented at the conclusion of the second poster session on Thursday, 6 March.

2014 Best Poster: Twitter and the Virtual Branch: The Public Library in Social Space
Authors: Lorri Mon and Jisue Lee

2014 Best Poster Presentation: Organizing Anarchy: The Forgotten Zine Archive
Authors: Leigh Ann Dakota Hamel, Tom Maher, Mick O’Dwyer, and Eric Cook

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. The award was given at the conclusion of the Social Media Expo session on Thursday, 6 March. Learn more.
2014 Social Media Best Project: Community Systems, Sensor Monitoring, and the Internet of Things: A Case Study About Feed Denton Community Compost
Team: Laura A. Pasquini; Andrew J. Miller; Fiachra E. L. Moynihan; Patrick McLeod, University of North Texas

Exceptional Reviewer Awards
Much of the success of the iConference lies in the selfless work of volunteers who review the hundreds of submission we receive each year. The 2014 organizers chose to honor this commitment with a special award recognizing outstanding reviewer dedication. The recipients were recognized during the morning plenary session on Thursday, 6 March.

2014 Winners

JoAnn M. Brooks, Syracuse University, for her reviews of Notes
Terry Costantino, University of Toronto, for her reviews of Papers and Posters
Beth St. Jean, University of Maryland, College Park for her reviews of Posters
Christopher Lee, University of North Carolina, for his reviews of Papers and Notes
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia, for his reviews of Papers and Notes
Stephen Voida, Indiana University, for his reviews of Posters